Everyone knew it had to be coming but that doesn't mean that the formal announcement is any less exciting for fans: Gwen Stefani has booked her first solo performance in six years, announcing a one-off gig at the Orpheum in Los Angeles on February 7. The pop vocalist had previously announced that she'll be looking to release a new album during 2015, according to Billboard.
Obviously that's just more than two weeks from the time of publication, and that's the result of being part of a deal with MasterCard. Stefani just entered into an agreement with the company to represent its "Priceless Surprises" campaign, which involves performers such as herself and Justin Timberlake giving out "surprises" to fans (probably including tickets to this concert. Otherwise the seats aren't too cheap...balcony seats start at $79 and orchestra pit go for $99.
Stefani had also told hosts on the Today show that she's be hitting the road soon enough.
"It never gets old," she said. "It always is exciting, and it's always surprising to me that anyone's interested or that I get to do all this fun stuff. I feel so grateful. I've just started listening to all my old songs again and I'm learning them all."
She's already released two singles—"Baby Don't Lie," "Spark The Fire" and "Shine" from the Paddington soundtrack, the latter two of which were recorded with Pharrell Williams—from the yet-unnamed album. It will be the performer's first solo release since 2006, when she dropped The Sweet Escape. She's since been busy with her primary act No Doubt, which released new album Push and Shove during 2012 and has been touring on since.
Keep an eye out for a full-on tour announcement.