There's no doubt that we won't be seeing Gwen Stefani and Co. on the road in 2013.

No Doubt had plans to tour in support of last year's album Push and Shove, but the band has confirmed those plans are being put on hold. They are currently hunkered down in an LA studio and recording a fast follow-up to their most recent album.

"While we were traveling the world last year promoting Push And Shove, Gwen mentioned she was inspired to write new music,” wrote the band on their Facebook page. "We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don't want to stop. So, we will be postponing our tour plans briefly while we endeavor to create something special and inspired. Our goal as a band is to share this new music with you as quickly as possible -- both recorded and live on tour.”

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Halting plans to promote an album in order to record a new album is usually not a good sign, though. The official explanation might be to record new music, but the real reason is likely poor ticket sales. Tickets for No Doubt's shows were far from cheap, with prices typically starting at $75. Some bands might be able to rest on their hit singles from a decade or two ago and still fill stadiums, but No Doubt simply may not be one of them.

All signs appear to be pointing to another solo album from Gwen sooner rather than later...

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