If you thought U2 selling their new album for $3.99 on Amazon.com was a recession-friendly deal, No Doubt is about to put that to shame.
On Saturday, when fans buy the top price-level tickets ($42.50 or more before taxes and fees) to their latest tour, they’ll receive free downloads of the band’s entire catalog, including more than 80 tracks from the Gwen Stefani -fronted group’s seven studio albums The band’s only new track–a cover of Adam and the Ant’s ” Stand and Deliver” which they’ll play on the May 11 season finale of Gossip Girl –is a part of the package.
“Since the band is heading back on the road, we wanted to find a cool way to get people listening to our music and stoke them with a great deal at the same time,” guitarist Tom Dumont said on No Doubt’s Web site. “With this download, it’s easy for fans to get psyched up to hear our music live once again and that rocks.”
No Doubt’s first tour in five years kicks off May 2 in Atlantic City and winds down in Irvine, Calif., Aug. 1.