Now that No Doubt is busy recording their new album, the band has decided to put some costumes and vintage memorabilia to good use by auctioning the items for charity.
The auction will include costumes from No Doubt’s 2009 U.S. tour, instruments they have played on stage and in videos, out of print vinyl, drummer Adrian Young’s old “tuxedo” and other one-of-a-kind items from the No Doubt archives.
Says No Doubt front-woman, Gwen Stefani, “The tour last summer was so amazing, it was exactly what we needed to inspire the new record. Now that we’re in the studio we wanted do something special for the fans who did so much for us. It’ll be really fun to share the costumes – they’re wicked. A lot of the stuff was really hard to part with, but the money we’ll be able to raise, together with the fans, will be worth it. These charities need us, badly. It means a lot to us as a band to be able to support all the hard work they do.”
Adds guitar maestro Tom Dumont, “This auction is a really big deal to me personally, because I’m letting go of two really prized, iconic guitars in the hopes of raising as much money as possible for charity. In my history with No Doubt, the guitars I played in our music videos are the rarest and most valuable things I own. Please contact your richest friend’s Dad and tell him please go BIG on these auction items!”
The auction will be live from June 1-11 and 100% of proceeds will be shared between the following four charities.
- Animal Acres – a paradise for farmed animals and the people who love them
- charity:water – a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
- The ALS Association – encourages scientific research to find a cure for ALS (also known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease”)
- Children's Hospital of Orange County – a regional pediatric health care hospital which provides preventive medical care, education, and state-of-the-art pediatric biomedical research.
To access the auction and take a look at the items up for bid, check out ebay.com/nodoubt.