It’s been a while since ska-pop-rock outfit No Doubt made headlines, but it seems an Arizona Marching Band is all it took to get the band back in our collective consciousness.
The Pride of Arizona, the University of Arizona’s marching band, delivered a rousing tribute to the Orange County band at the 66th Annual University of Arizona Band Day. The medley included No Doubt tracks “Tragic Kingdom,” “Don’t Speak,” “Hella Good,” and “Just A Girl,” all under the direction of Chad Shoopman and Yudai Ueda, director and assistant director of Bands, respectively.
The performance is on point, the result of what must’ve been an incredible amount of hard work and rehearsal. I particularly adore that the band chose to open with the Tragic Kingdom title track—A+ song choice there.
Check out the marching band’s full performance below:
October 26, 2019. The Pride of Arizona marching band presents the music of No Doubt at the 66th Annual University of Arizona Band Day. Musical selections include Tragic Kingdom, Don’t Speak, Hella Good, and Just a Girl. The Pride of Arizona is under the direction Chad Shoopman, Director of Athletic Bands, and Yudai Ueda, Assistant Director of Bands.
The Pride of Arizona even snagged the attention of No Doubt’s band members.
You all did an incredible job with this, such on honor! https://t.co/xGRxWKzgOZ
Welcome back to Twitter. Sign in now to check your notifications, join the conversation and catch up on Tweets from the people you follow.
Gwen Stefani even took the chance to mention “what a genius [her brother] Eric Stefani is as a writer.” Eric left the band just before Tragic Kingdom exploded into the stratosphere. He’s both credited as a writer and heard on the album.
My mind is blown! Hearing Tragic Kingdom arranged like this is a reminder what a genius Eric Stefani is as a writer & for starting @nodoubt ❤️ I walked around the house after wondering if I was in a dream ✨ Thank u @prideofarizona for this incredible performance!
No Doubt’s last record, Push and Shove, was released in 2012 to favorable reviews but was ultimately buried by Interscope, which pined for Gwen the Pop Star. Since then, Dumont, Kanal, and drummer Adrian Young released a self-titled record under the name Dreamcar with AFI’s Davey Havok on the mic. Stefani remains the occasional Voice judge and is wrapping up her Las Vegas residency with her No Doubt cover band or whatever.