doors at 6:30, Monday night show
tixx: $65.50, $49.50, and $35.50
After gaining fame and success by touring and selling millions of records as part of the pop ska-punk group No Doubt, Gwen Stefani launches her first-full fledged solo tour this fall, making a stop in Boston at the TD Banknorth Garden on October 31 during her 16-city trek, Harajuku Lovers 2005 Tour.
California native Stefani was introduced as a teenager to the ska scene, eventually forming No Doubt with her brother Eric and some of his friends. The band's third album, Tragic Kingdom, proved to be their breakthrough moment. The drama and turmoil of being in a band, as well as her personal relationships, helped Stefani write three of the disc's smash singles, "I?m Just a Girl," "Spiderwebs," and "Don't Speak." Tragic Kingdom topped the Billboard charts and earned the band a Grammy nomination. The band released Return of the Saturn (2000) and Rock Steady a year later, both spawning hit singles like "X-Girlfriend" and "Hella Good." After Rock Steady, the band took a hiatus and Stefani formed the idea for a solo album.
After getting high-profile contributors to sign on for the project, including Dr. Dre, the Neptunes, Andre 3000 (of Outkast), as well as Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson?s longtime collaborators), Love.Angel.Music.Baby (2004) was born. The first single off the album, "What You Waiting For?," dominated MTV and radio as well as clubs with its infectious beat. Based on a dancehall cover of Fiddler on the Roof's "If I Were a Rich Man," "Rich Girl" (a duet with Eve) became the next smash single with the anthem "Hollaback Girl" becoming success number three.
Added by enfa on October 14, 2005