"[I haven't] been on a bus on tour in years!" Stefani exclusively told ET on Saturday’s red carpet in Los Angeles. "I never dreamed I'd have new music. This record came out of the sky. I mean, out of my heart, up and then out. It's like the craziest thing."
Though The Voice coach hit some festivals with No Doubt last year, the 27-date summer trek is her first major solo outing since The Sweet Escape Tour in 2007. One of the best parts of touring for the pop star? Being close to fans from all over the world.
"I have this relationship with these people from around the world that I don’t know but I know because I feel them," she expressed. "Once you go live and you see them and they're singing back to you… it's the greatest thing."
"I picked out the songs I want to do, so that’s the first step," she said. "There's a lot of work to do before I can even think about actually going on the road. It’s so much work, and it’s so incredible and exciting. It’s going to be fun to get out there."
The "Misery" singer was presented with the 2016 Ardy Hero Award at the Radio Disney ceremony, and she described the honor to ET as "surreal" because her hometown is Anaheim, California -- the birthplace of Disneyland. "The whole thing's been crazy," she admitted.
The No Doubt frontwoman not only said she felt "so grateful to be here," but she was also honored to have her pal and creative partner, Pharrell, present her with the Hero Award.
"It's so crazy because he’s been not only just a friend, a writing partner... he's given me so much confidence," she said. "He's been like an angel!"
Also joining Stefani on Saturday was her boyfriend, Blake Shelton. The 39-year-old country crooner accompanied his girlfriend at the award ceremony, where the pair held hands throughout the ceremony. Adorably, Shelton even gave Stefani a congratulatory kiss on the cheek as she accepted her award.
The audience at the Microsoft Theater sweetly gave Stefani a standing ovation, and the singer seemed both shocked and elated to take home the award.
"This is crazy that this is happening to me... I mean who am I that I would ever make a difference?" Stefani said on stage. "I am so honored to be here."
"I am so blessed to be making music that I can share with you and that I can receive your love back," she added. "I am so healed by you!"