German 2002 tour dates announced

November 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on German 2002 tour dates announced  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Pollstar has posted four new German tour dates and venues for the European leg of the “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” 2002 World Tour. The four dates span from February until May, giving German fans several opportunities to see the band. The complete European itinerary currently stands as:

Sun 02/17/02 Copenhagen, DEN Vega Musikkenshus
Thu 02/21/02 Berlin, GER Columbiahalle
Fri 02/22/02 Dusseldorf, GER Philipshalle
Wed 03/13/02 Madrid, SPA Palacio Vista Alegre
Fri 03/15/02 Barcelona, SPA Palau Sant Jordi
Sat 03/16/02 San Sebastian, SPA Velodromo de Anoeta
Sun 03/31/02 Frankfurt, GER Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst
Wed 04/03/02 Stuttgart, GER Beethovensaal

Source: Pollstar

Free poster in “Top Music”

November 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on Free poster in “Top Music”  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The Spanish revista “Top Music” has a free double-page poster of The Cranberries in its November 2001 issue. The shot is the band’s “green field” shot, which you can see next to last on the left column of pictures on the mag’s cover.

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Source: Exclusive

“TITO” Spanish promo CD released

November 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on “TITO” Spanish promo CD released  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records has sent promo CDs for “Time is Ticking Out” to Spanish radio stations, with some wickedly cool cover art, compliments of the band’s photographer, Andy Earl. The CD has the same tracklisting as the German version, but with the obvious improvement in cover art (First “Analyse” and now this. Germany seems to be cheated lately out of good promo art, don’t you think?)

1. Time is Ticking Out (Single Version)
2. Time is Ticking Out (The Marius de Vries Remix)

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Source: Exclusive

French Cranberries Windows XP promos distributed

November 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on French Cranberries Windows XP promos distributed  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

It’s been over two months since we heard of The Cranberries Windows XP ad campaign, but we now have our first piece of it. At a very recent Microsoft convention in France, 1-track sampler audio CD’s have been distributed for free with the song “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. The CD is by Universal Music E-Compil and is sponsored by both Microsoft and Compaq.

Judging that the original news was generated from Universal France and that the promo CDs are French, the campaign apparently is for France only. As for the US? Well, we get to listen to Madonna’s “Ray of Light” over. And over. Again.

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Source: Exclusive

Press conference images

November 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on Press conference images  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

We have some of the first images from Tuesday’s Movistar Activa press conference where the band officially announced three tour dates for March of next year. We’ll have more images from the conference shortly, so keep it here!

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Source: The pretty Cranberries

“Adorable” interview scans

November 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Adorable” interview scans  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The French-Canadian magazine “Adorable” has an exclusive interview with The Cranberries this month (and some not-so-exclusive Andy Earl photos).
Check out the scans…

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Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

New Spanish interview airs tonight

November 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on New Spanish interview airs tonight  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

A new Spanish interview, recorded with the band yesterday, airs tonight on the show “El Informal” on the channel Telecino.

A newspaper clip from “El País” (below) summarizes the show saying, “Félix Álvarez interviews the four members of the Irish group The Cranberries (in the image), that are, after two years of absence, launching their latest record, Wake Up and Smell The Coffee”

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The band is also in several Spanish papers today, recapping yesterday’s press conference. The papers include “El Mundo”, “El Periódico” and “20 Minutos – Barcelona” (which even includes a photo — if someone can get us a scan, send it!)

Source: Cranberries of Prat

Crans record “Musica Sí” Christmas mini-concert

November 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on Crans record “Musica Sí” Christmas mini-concert  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

As planned, The Cranberries pre-recorded a mini-concert in Barcelona on Monday of this week for the show “Musica Sí”. The band played a total of four songs for the show, with the setlist being:

1. Analyse
2. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
3. Zombie
4. Time Is Ticking Out

Noel was in fact at the performance, which may suggest that he has decided to be present for the December US radio performance tour.

The webmasters of The Cranberries of Prat were lucky enough not only to be at the show, not only to sit in the front row, not only to get an autograph, not only to get some memorobilia, but to have a short conversation with Dolores during the soundcheck.

However, the recording did not go smoothly — which is all too reminicent of the 1999 “Musica Sí” performance (where first-hand accounts said that at times, the crowd actually boo’ed the band!). Most of the crowd was filler — only 11 of the 300-some-odd attendees were actual Cranberries fans. There were multiple sound problems including small, low-grade speakers, and a system which Cranberres of Prat described as “horrible” and “fatal”. After some uncomfortable exchanges of words between the band and the director, it seemed that the band was prepared to leave, without finishing the concert. However, the band did decide to finish the show, though it may have ended on a sour note.

The “Musica Sí” performance of “Analyse” will air in about two weeks, while the full set will be aired later for a special Chirstmas broadcast.

Source: Cranberries of Prat

“TITO” promo CDs released!

November 27, 2001  |  Comments Off on “TITO” promo CDs released!  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records has released promo CDs this week for the second single of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”, “Time is Ticking Out”. Below we see the 2- track German version of the promo, which includes black and white art of the “desert” scene seen on the front of the International version of the album.

Tracks for the German version are:

1. Time is Ticking Out (Single Version)
2. Time is Ticking Out (Marius de Vries Mix)

We should be seeing other versions of the single in the coming days, so be sure to check back soon.

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Source: Exclusive

FHM interview scans

November 27, 2001  |  Comments Off on FHM interview scans  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

French magazine FHM has not one, but two interviews with The Cranberries in their December 2001 issue, plus a review of “Wake Up” (which received 3 stars). Below are some scans of the mag, with another new shot of the band.

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Source: Cranberries Tape Trader, No Need To Argue

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