Kingston Rossdale Hitting the Road With Dad

02/20/2009 at 04:00 PM ET
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Gavin Rossdale won’t miss Kingston when he starts his tour in April. Why? Because his 2 ½-year-old son will hit the road with dad.

“I take Kingston for as long as he wants, so I try to drum that into him: ‘Are you ready to go on tour? Are you ready to go on tour?’ It’s going to be fun!” Gavin told PEOPLE at the Global Green pre-Oscar party on Thursday night.

And according to dad, all it takes to keep the tour kid-friendly are appropriate sleeping accommodations. “Just get him bunks so he won’t fall out – that’s the main thing.”

And of course plenty of play time. “You gotta see where all the zoos are in the towns you’re playing,” adds the rocker, who is also dad to 6-month-old Zuma.

“It’ll be crazy,” he said of coordinating schedules with wife Gwen Stefani, who also tours this summer with her band No Doubt. “There’s no way avoiding it!”

Gavin’s solo disc, Wanderlust, is out now.

Source: PEOPLE

— Jenny Sundel

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camille on

kingston is just adorable!😀 and the little zuma is so cuteeee

cb on

Taking 2 babies on tour….I’m totally cool with that. But where are all the people who are always saying Brad and Angelina are horrible parents for flying their kids frequently to different cities. Terrible hypocrisy as usual. I expect to see some outrage. LOL!! Anyhoo…now that that’s off my chest…Love this couple and their kids…Kingston looks JUST like his dad.

Alex on

CB, not that I have a particular opinion about the travelling (since that there is good and bad to it, like everything) but I think the reason there are some waves made about the Brangelina kids travel habits is because they do seem to lead a very nomadic life, making a base wherever they happen to be. Now, personally, I would quite like that and I certainly think those kids do and will get a lot out of it, but the Stefani-Rossdale family have more of a discernable home base in California so the concept of ‘going home’ is more applicable to them. I don’t think either is wrong at all, but the extremely traditional way with children is to have a ‘home’ and familiarity to return to and the perception is that the Brangelina brood are bucking this trend in a VERY public way. Believe me, this is not something I ‘unsupport’ AT ALL, I think they will be wellrounded children for their experience, but Zuma and Kingston will be returning ‘home’ after mummy and daddy have been on tour. Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne will perhaps make a home where they land. That is not really traditional and therefore, in some people’s minds, not as good. That’s what I think the issue is, anyway.

Lou on

come to London again Gav!! the UK misses you xx

Lou on

cb; i am not one of those who comments about brad+angelina,however would like to make the point that those who do probably refer to the continued moving around and changing, whereas a tour is only a temporary change,therefore not as unsettling in the long term.

to me that seems to be obvious, however like i said,i am not one of those who actually object to brad/angelina moving around.

each to their own i say!! if it works for them then fair play to them, they have a little community of their own(ie. them, theirnannies,and all their other staff+entourage), therefore being in a different city/country probably isn’t as disruptive to their kids as it would be to a family on their own moving around a lot.

MaryAnne on

I am a believer in keeping families together. But a tour is rather hard as they go from city to city to city almost every day of the week, with two children under the age of three, this has to be daunting. But if that is what the parents want, then fine, as parents must make the best decisions for their families.

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