Eve Kicks Off Joint Tour with Gewn Stefani
Despite what you might have heard, Eve’s recent tour with former No Doubt front woman, Gwen Stefani, is doing just fine. The pair kicked off their joint This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour on July 19th. and have played to nothing but sold out venues across the country. In a recent interview with the Coveteur, Eve talked about the tour’s rumored shaky start, as well as why she decided to go back out on the road after an almost decade-long hiatus.
TC: You’ve been doing shows here and there for years, but haven’t gone out on a full-fledged tour in quite a while. What made you decide to hit the road now?
Eve: “Gwen [Stefani] and I have been friends for a really long time and when she decided to hit the road to promote her new album she asked if I wanted to come along and I said ‘yeah.’ It was really just that simple. Gwen is really easy to work with. Even when we wrote together a few years back, it’s still one of the easiest sessions I’ve ever had. She’s an easy person to hang out with—she’s super chill. Once we hit stage, it’s like, we’ve been doing it. No time has passed. It’s a really nice thing. Sometimes things can be awkward and [with her] it’s not at all.”
TC: It was widely reported that you and ABC were working together on a comedy pilot loosely based on your life with your husband and being a step-mom to his three children, any news on that?
Eve: “That is still in the works and one of the few things I have coming up that I’m super excited about. Acting has become my main passion over the last few years. I love music, but acting lets me step outside myself and be someone else and I love that.”
TC: Have you grown more comfortable with your tattoo paws over the years?
Eve: “At first, I was terrified to show my mother because it was a dare, it was just one of those things where I was like, ‘ok, cool, I’m going to do this.’ And it was before I had gotten into the industry. Now, it’s like a birthmark. It’s crazy. Thank god they’re not lopsided because that would’ve been shitty, haha. It’s weird because I don’t think about them unless someone else mentions them. I don’t dress around them. I used to when I was getting started, but now, I never really think about them. Sometimes, they’ll pop out and I’ll be like, ‘oh, right, that’s right. They’re still there.’ I like them now though because they’re faded. A friend of mine asked me, ‘Why don’t you get them darkened?’ And I was like, actually, I kind of like that they’re faded. They’ve grown with me.”
TC: You recently started working with the Malaika Foundation, can you tell us a bit more about that?
Eve: “I came across the charity Malaika by some weird newsletter, and usually you just delete every fucking thing. But for some reason I was just like, oh, let me know. I read about this woman named Noella Coursaris, and I got in touch with her. We had a meeting, and then I was like, I want to fly to the Congo and see what you guys are doing. I’ve been looking for something to attach myself to, but I wanted it to be grassroots and not a giant organization. I wanted to be able to actually make a real impact on something. Once I went, I was like, this is amazing. It’s 230 little girls in the middle of this village. Their uniforms, the women in the village actually make the uniforms. It’s just amazing. They’re learning to speak two new languages. They speak Swahili, but they’re learning French and English. There’s music and education and a library—I feel privileged to be able to be around these children. I sit in their classroom and just being there and being able to learn something with them, we need to take more of that in everyday life.”
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