No Doubt on KROQ’s Rock’s Top 12 Live Acts Of 2012 List

KROQ's Acoustic Christmas - Night 2

Yay,No Doubt has much-deservingly been included on KROQ’s list of Rock’s Top 12 Live Acts Of 2012!

While perpetually shifting trends, genre-blending and digital technology have changed the music industry forever, one standard remains constant: the live performance.

In 2012, rock’s biggest and brightest combated fluctuating album sales by doubling-down on concert appearances, from stadium runs for the mega-stars to package tours and the growing proliferation of music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, which allow emerging bands the chance to earn new fans the old-fashioned way: with a kick-ass concert. For the best live band, fans are more than willing to catch their rock heroes more than once over the course of a tour.

With so many great acts criss-crossing the globe leaving happy fans and rocked-off faces in their wake, we’ve narrowed the field down to the Top 12 bands to leave it all on a stage over the course of 2012.

With a truly engaging live experience more important than ever to the bottom line of any musical act, here are the dozen that are well worth spending your hard-earned concert dollar to see all the way live.

No Doubt – While the OC party-rocker’s latest full-length, Push and Shove, might’ve felt too pop for the band’s diehard fan base, they could all agree that Gwen Stefani and the boys can more than hold their own onstage. The band’s triumphant six-night stand at the Gibson Amphitheater was capped off by a surprise set at this year’s KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas show, with the band primed and ready to take the energized new show across the country (and the world) in 2013.

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