Zombieguide @ Wolf Trap: Merchandise report

May 31, 2002  |  Comments Off on Zombieguide @ Wolf Trap: Merchandise report  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Of course no concert is complete without raiding the Merchandise Booth. Take a look at some of the fine wares being offered on the current tour. Note that we’ll try to remember prices as best as we can, but some may only be approximate.

Tour Poster: $5
It’s small, granted, but the tour posters were the only venue-specific items at the show, even though I didn’t realize it right away. Each mini-poster includes the show’s city, venue, and date at the bottom, making it an ideal momento of the concert.

Glow Stick: $5
Snap it in half and get a bright fluorescent glow that lasts for several hours and can been seen from a pretty good distance. They are connectable, so you can stock up and really put on a show in the crowd. Don’t be afraid to crack it too early — ours lasted for well over 12 hours (with some refrigeration). Although surprisingly, not too many people in the audience seemed to have one. Also, beware the graphic is only a sticker so it can and does wear if you’re shaking it around a good bit (as you can see by the picture).

Laminate Lanyard: $12
Impress your friends with your pseudo-backstage pass! Simply open up the plastic, pull out the wax paper, stick in your ticket stub, and seal. But don’t expect to actually go anywhere with it — it says “NO BACKSTAGE ACCESS” directly under where the ticket goes. (Autographs not included, of course.)

T-Shirt: $25
Ok, so it’s not the most original thing in the world, but there’s nothing more classic than a concert tee. There were several designs available (only one seen above), including a tan “circles” motif and a gray athletic-type shirt with long sleeves cut short (may have been a ladies’ shirt).

Tourbook/Program: $10
One of the most worthwhile things (highly recommended) to pick up was the tourbook. There’s ten pages (front and back, including cover) filled with some great pictures, although not a whole lot of reading material. However, it’s our favorite item at the moment, so be sure to pick one up.

Sorry we couldn’t show you everything, but there are several other items worth mentioning. First is the “condom keychain” ($8) — a blue hollow keychain with a Cranberries logo, filled with, well you can figure the rest out. The backpack is small and simple, so you may not want to use it for carrying around your massive college textbooks. A hooded fleece was also available, although we admittedly didn’t get a very good look at it.

Also, one last tip: we heard on our way out that several items were sold out by the end of the show. It’s a good idea to hit the booth early, not to mention to avoid the after-show rush.

Source: Exclusive

More “Wake Up And Smell The Zombies” scans

May 31, 2002  |  Comments Off on More “Wake Up And Smell The Zombies” scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide has received more scans and info regarding the newly-released “Wake Up And Smell The Zombies” bootleg. The new 2-disc “Wake Up And Smell The Zombies” contains 24 tracks recorded at the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt, Germany on March 31, 2002.

Apparently, although the liner notes are printed in New Zealand (where so- called “Apple Records” is located), the discs themselves are printed in Japan. Anywho, take a gander below.

Thanks to Sander van Duijvenbode for the scans.

Source: Exclusive

Articles in “Where Washington” + “Center Lines”

May 31, 2002  |  Comments Off on Articles in “Where Washington” + “Center Lines”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

While in Vienna, VA for this week’s Wolf Trap gig, Zombieguide was fortunate enough to pick up two local magazines in the Washington, DC area, each with an article on The Cranberries.
Below are “Where Washington” (with an announcement about the concert) and Wolf Trap’s in-house magazine called “Center Lines” which has a 4-page article on the band.


Source: Exclusive

Zombieguide @ Wolf Trap: Meet & Greet

May 29, 2002  |  Comments Off on Zombieguide @ Wolf Trap: Meet & Greet  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide was on hand last night at The Cranberries’ performance at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia, and needless to say, we have much to share. Wolf Trap, the only National Park in the United States dedicated to the performing arts, was a packed house — lawn seating was completely sold out, while pavillion seating was at near-capacity with the exception of the distant balconies.

While the opening band, the Kickovers (“from Boston, Mass,” as they frequently reminded us) were finishing their set, we stood in the designated area with the small group of lucky Meet and Greet’ers (six total). Sett, the band’s tour manager came out to meet us and led us through heavy security to a nice open social area backstage. We sat and waited for nearly fifteen or twenty minutes as crew members and miscellaneous staff hustled about. After some idle Cran-chat with Shannon (webmaster of the most excellent Cranberries E-Mail Newsletter) and Yusef (a fellow Zombieguide Discussion Boards member), Dolores & Co. walked through the double doors behind us.

As could be expected, we all jumped up, said our “hellos”.
Thankfully, everyone in the group was very familiar with Zombieguide and we received some humbly-accepted compliments. “Nice to see you again!” Fergal greeted me, while my friend Chris later told him, “Sorry we don’t have any dirty napkins for you to sign this time.”

“That’s good” he chuckled.

And finally I was able to meet the incredible Dolores O’Riordan in person. Life goals? Check! What is there to say? She’s ten times as beautiful in person as in any picture, and needless to say, I was a bit awestruck.

After what seemed like only about four or five minutes maximum, the band stood against the wall for a last-minute group shot. After that, they were off, out the door. We gathered our things and exited the Stage Door to hear the first beats of “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” — the band was already on stage. We rushed back to our seats.

Expect much more from the Vienna gig later tonight and in the coming days!

Source: Exclusive

Zombieguide @ Wolf Trap: The show

May 29, 2002  |  Comments Off on Zombieguide @ Wolf Trap: The show  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

And what a show it was! It seems to me that Cranberries concerts are a variety of fine wines that get better with a little age; each one I go to is better than the last.

The show started with a punctual “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” a stellar kickoff to a whopping 27-song set, including some major crowd-pleasers, most notably “Ode to My Family,” “Linger,” and “Salvation.”

“You can all stand up now. Rock concerts are good for that, ya know?” Dolores sarcastically taunted the crowd a few songs into the gig — and it would be one of my few complaints as well. It was strange, to put it mildly, to see a half-seated crowd in the middle of “Zombie”. But as expected, it was remedied before the end of the show — no one could take a seat after the uber-energetic performance of “Salvation”.

Wolf Trap is now a personal favorite as far as venues go — the atmosphere was relaxing, spacious, and uncommercialized (as it is, after all, a national park). The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, which is an extremely underrated “plus” when it comes to venue quality (ie no two-ton yellow-shirted Nazis).

As always, it was outstanding and I look forward to the band visiting the DC/VA/MD region again in the near future… and if the “wine” theory holds up, the next time will be even better than the last.

Expect much more from the Vienna gig in the coming days — including a Merchandise Report with several images and the all-important price tags!

Source: Exclusive

Dolores on “Analyse” video: “I thought it sucked!”

May 25, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores on “Analyse” video: “I thought it sucked!”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“I thought it sucked!” Dolores recently told French music channel MCM about the video for “Analyse. I didn’t like the ‘Analyse’ video, I just didn’t like it.”

“It needed more direction” added Fergal.

“I thought it sucked! I didn’t like it” Dolores commented resolutely, adding that she still likes the “Time Is Ticking Out” video, but that “This Is The Day” is (correctly) by far the best of them all.

“We just made a new video” Dolores commented on “This Is The Day. It’s probably one of the best we’ve ever put together, its really good! There’s alot of images of things that people fear… it’s a very psychological video. It’s cool though!”

Click here to watch the entire interview over at MCM. (Link no longer available)
Thanks to Electric Blue for the tip.

Source: MCM

Dolores says new song “Experimental”

May 25, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores says new song “Experimental”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“You’re always experimenting, you know?”

Dolores recently told French music channel MCM, discussing some of the new material they’ve written since “Wake Up”.

“Like, today, we just wrote a new song and it’s really cool. And it’s exciting, just something to look forward to, and the excitement is still there… [along with] the happiness.”

The band plans to release a “Greatest Hits” disc this fall with two new tracks, while a new album is expected for late next year.
Click here to watch the entire interview over at MCM. (Link no longer available)
Thanks to Electric Blue for the tip.

Source: MCM

New bootleg: “Wake Up And Smell The Zombies”

May 24, 2002  |  Comments Off on New bootleg: “Wake Up And Smell The Zombies”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

New Zealand-based Apple Records has released yet another new bootleg from the recent European leg of The Cranberries’ world tour. The new 2-disc “Wake Up And Smell The Zombies” contains 24 tracks recorded at the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt, Germany on March 31, 2002. The second disc is also packed tight with bonus tracks from various sources for a total of 39 songs.
Check out the tracks and scans below.

CD1:
1. Intro
2. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
3. Zombie
4. Analyse
5. Time is Ticking Out
6. Animal Instinct
7. Joe
8. Ode to My Family
9. Just My Imagination
10. Loud and Clear
11. I Really Hope
12. Desperate Andy
13. Pretty
14. Daffodil Lament
15. I Can’t Be With You
16. When You’re Gone
17. Free to Decide
18. Salvation
19. Ridiculous Thoughts

CD2:
20. This is the Day
21. Linger
22. The Concept
23. Promises
24. Dreams

Bonus:
25. Linger (with Simon Lebon, Pavarotti and Friends 1995)
26. Dreaming My Dreams (Acoustic concert, Madrid, Jan. 1995)
27. Zombie (Acoustic concert, Madrid, Jan. 1995)
28. I’m Still Remembering (Acoustic concert, Madrid, Jan. 1995)
29. I Just Shot John Lennon (Live B-Side from “Salvation”)
30. Free to Decide (Live B-Side from “When You’re Gone”)
31. Sunday (Live B-Side from “When You’re Gone”)
32. Waltzing Back (Live B-Side from “Zombie”)
33. Zombie (Live, Festival Les Vielles Charrues, France 2000)
34. Just My Imagination (Live, Festival Les Vielles Charrues, France 2000)
35. Loud and Clear (Live, Les Eurockéennes, Belfort, France 2000)
36. Salvation (Live, Les Eurockéennes, Belfort, France 2000)
37. How (Live, from Volume Nine Compilation)
38. Empty (BBC Session 1994 Radio One FM Evening Session)
39. I Can’t Be With You (BBC Session 1994 Radio One FM Evening Session)

Thanks to Sander van Duijvenbode for the scans.

Source: Exclusive

New Canadian newspaper and magazine articles

May 24, 2002  |  Comments Off on New Canadian newspaper and magazine articles  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Fans in the country of Canada have been given a slew of new print articles over the past month, several of which you can see below.

Filles d’Aujourd’hui magazine (cover, first page, second page)

Irish World Newspaper

Le Devoir newspaper


Le Journal de Montréal newspaper

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

Mexico City gig cancelled

May 24, 2002  |  Comments Off on Mexico City gig cancelled  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Both Ticketmaster Mexico and show organizers Ocesa today confirmed that The Cranberries gig scheduled for June 26th in Mexico City has been cancelled.

When asked for comment, Ticketmaster Mexico claimed that the show had been cancelled by Ocesa, the show’s organizers. Ocesa, however, responded that the show had been cancelled by the band themselves.

The date was to follow the still-scheduled June 25th Mexico City date. It is possible that lower-than-expected ticket sales prompted the band’s management to determine that two concerts for Mexico’s capital city were not needed. Meanwhile, the date has been removed from both Ticketmaster Mexico’s website and The Cranberries Official Website. We still await official word on the status of the show.

Thanks to Arturo García for the news.

CNN Interview video captures

May 22, 2002  |  Comments Off on CNN Interview video captures  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Late last month, CNN Headline News aired an interview with The Cranberries to promote the band’s “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” North American tour. Zombieguide has been able to capture some screens from the interview, which included lots of new live footage.
Click here to check out a full transcript of the interview.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries interview in “Sky” magazine

May 20, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries interview in “Sky” magazine  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The May 2002 issue of the Irish magazine “Sky” includes a 2-page interview with The Cranberries, including some never-before-seen band shots. The band primarily discusses their difficulty in recording 1996’s “To the Faithful Departed,” and the trouble that followed it. The article also promotes “The History of Irish Music,” which is airing this month on VH1 in Ireland.

Source: Exclusive

Universal China releases 18-track “Wake Up”

May 20, 2002  |  Comments Off on Universal China releases 18-track “Wake Up”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Universal/Meika in China has released an official eighteen-track version of “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.” The special edition includes bonus album tracks from 1993’s “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?”. Unlike most Chinese albums featuring “bonus tracks,” the new version is manufactured and distributed by Universal and is not a bootleg. The special Chinese Edition of the CD comes with cardboard casing to cover the jewel case, as seen in the scans below. Tracklisting is:

1. Never Grow Old
2. Analyse
3. Time Is Ticking Out
4. Dying Inside
5. This Is The Day
6. The Concept
7. Wake Up And Smell The Coffee
8. Pretty Eyes
9. I Really Hope
10. Every Morning
11. Do You Know
12. Carry On
13. Chocolate Brown
14. Salvation (Live in Paris)
15. In the Ghetto
16. Dreams
17. I Still Do
18. Waltzing Back

Source: Exclusive

World Tour unlikely to hit London

May 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on World Tour unlikely to hit London  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Nah, I don’t think we’re going back to London. They don’t like us there very much,” Dolores told a small gathering of fans Friday night outside the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Her comically pouting face belied her sincerity, but she may not have been exaggerating — UK tour dates have been sparse within the last few years, and the turnout has been far from overwhelming.

Friday’s concert was a special one for its audience; it was the band’s first concert in New York since terrorism rocked the city last September. “ZOMBIE was next and took on a whole new meaning to the NYC crowd as Dolores said the song was about terrorism and she was very very sorry for what happened here. It was angry, filled with raw emotion and very vibrant. It brought chills up and down my spine,” said Tom Morgan, a Zombieguide visitor who attended the show. “The final song had Dolores put on a T-shirt with the American flag on it and she said ‘We’re behind you 150%’. DREAMS was highlight video film material as she yelled DREAMS and brought the house down. Everyone was into this one as the band played flawlessly and Dolores had the crowd sing half the lyrics.”

Of course, Dolores’ joking should by no means exclude the possibility of future UK tour dates, but it seems that the band has no plans to tour the islands extensively anytime soon.

Thanks to Erix and Tom Morgan for the info.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries reveal Greatest Hits, sixth album plans

May 14, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries reveal Greatest Hits, sixth album plans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Last night, the show “Infoplus” on French-Canadian station MusiquePlus aired a brand new interview with The Cranberries recorded on Friday in Montréal. The show included a brand new interview with the band along with live footage from Friday’s concert at the Molson Center.

On the interview, the band confirmed their future plans for both a “Greatest Hits” disc and a future sixth album. The band told MusiquePlus that the “Greatest Hits” CD (tentative title) will be released this October and will include two new songs, which will most likely be recorded this summer with producer Bennedict Fenner.

On the subject of the next album, for which songs the first songs have already been written, Mike Hogan commented that, “We hope to release the sixth album within a year, before the fall 2003…” Plans for the sixth album are still very tentative, but stay tuned to Zombieguide and we’ll keep you informed.

That’s the word for now — major thanks to Insider27 and ElectricBlue for the info.

New commercial bootleg: “Wake Up Vienna”

May 12, 2002  |  Comments Off on New commercial bootleg: “Wake Up Vienna”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The recent string of European concerts from the “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” World Tour has produced yet another commercial bootleg, this one entitled, “Wake Up Vienna.” It was recorded, predictably, in Vienna, Austria on February 24th and contains twenty-six tracks from the concert in addition to nine bonus tracks. The tracklisting is:

CD 1:
1. Wake Up And Smell The Coffee
2. Zombie
3. Analyse
4. Time Is Ticking Out
5. Animal Instinct
6. You And Me
7. Ode To My Family
8. Just My Imagination
9. Desperate Andy
10. Loud And Clear
11. Still Can’t…
12. Pretty
13. When You’re Gone
14. Daffodil Lament
15. I Can’t Be With You
16. The Rebels
17. Free To Decide
18. Salvation
19. Ridiculous Thoughts

CD2:
20. Promises
21. Linger
22. Away
23. Chocolate Brown
24. I Really Hope
25. This Is The Day
28. Dreams

Bonus Tracks:
29. Wanted
30. Salvation
31. Desperate Andy
32. Go Your Own Way
33. Daffodil Lament
34. When You’re Gone
35. ICBWY
36. Free to Decide
37. Waltzing Back

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

Rare “Disappointment”, “Bosnia” live MP3 downloads

May 10, 2002  |  Comments Off on Rare “Disappointment”, “Bosnia” live MP3 downloads  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Long thought to be non-existant, live versions of two very rare songs have just recently surfaced on the trading scene. Previously thought to be album- only, live versions of No Need To Argue’s “Disappointment” and “To the Faithful Departed” ‘s ending plea “Bosnia” have come to the surface in an amateur video bootleg. The show was recorded on December 9, 1994, at the Astro Arena, in Houston, Texas.

“Disappointment” was originally only a studio experiment by the band. Toying around with a crude melody for a few days in the studio, the band finally formed the track, and deemed it fit for the album. “Bosnia” was written after Dolores was contacted by War Child and her awareness of the turmoil of Eastern Europe was enlightened. Given the orchestral style of “Bosnia”, one would usually exclude it from a live set. But now, both have come to light in live versions for the very first time.

Below are some exclusive MP3s of each song. With the removal of “Bosnia” ‘s trademark boys’ choir, saw, and music box, Dolores’ vocals are substituted, which makes for a completely different listening experience.

· Disappointment (Live in Houston) (MP3, 5.8 MB) (Link no longer available)
· Bosnia (Live in Houston) (MP3, 7.3 MB) (Link no longer available)

In related news, a live version of “Close to You”, the Carpenters’ cover, has also recently been found. The recording comes from the complete 1994 show of Feile Tipperary, Ireland.

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Source: Exclusive

“TITD” US promo CDs released

May 10, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITD” US promo CDs released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Radio and media outlets in the US have received promo CDs for The Cranberries’ third single from “Wake Up,” “This Is The Day.” The promo contains only the Album Version (at 4:14) and includes a custom back sleeve (but no cover). The design of the disc is nearly identical to the US promo releases of Analyse and Time Is Ticking Out.

“Flickerstick” to open US tour

May 6, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Flickerstick” to open US tour  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Fort Worth, TX natives Flickerstick has announced via their Official Homepage that they will be opening for the first six tour dates of The Cranberries’ “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” World Tour in North America. Specifically, these dates are:

5/10- Montreal, Molson Center
5/11- Toronto, Massey Hall
5/13- Upper Darby, PA (Philly), Tower Theater
5/14- Boston, Fleet Center
5/16- Wallingford, CT, Oakdale Theater
5/18- New York, Hammerstein Ballroom

The band’s second single from their new album “Welcoming Home the Astronauts,” titled “Coke,” has just been released to radio.

No word yet on opening bands for the remainder of the tour, but keep it tuned to Zombieguide for the latest info.

Thanks to Bella for the tip.

Source: Flickerstick Official Homepage

Mexican advertising blitz

May 4, 2002  |  Comments Off on Mexican advertising blitz  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The upcoming Cranberries gigs in Mexico continue to receive heavy promotion, including a slew of new magazine ads. The one below is part of a full-page advertisement in the newest issue of “Premiere”.

In other Mexican tour news, there is currently a rumor that the band will announce a gig for the Monterrey region, which was reported by some online entertainment websites. No word yet on any confirmation of this, but Zombieguide will keep you informed.

Source: titd cranclub

Individual re-releases postponed until Fall

May 4, 2002  |  Comments Off on Individual re-releases postponed until Fall  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Back in March, the Official Cranberries Website made the announcement that “all 4 CDs [included in the “Treasure Box”] (which are individually packaged!) will also be made available for separate purchase, later in the year.” The individual re-releases were originally intended to be released alongside May 14th’s “Treasure Box” boxed set. The set was released last month in Europe.

The May ’02 issue of the American release dates magazine Ice reports that the release of the four individual CDs have been postponed until Fall 2002. The reason for the delay of the bonus-packed re-releases, which will replace the band’s first four now out-of-print albums, has not been given.

One explanation may be that the band also plans to release a “Greatest Hits” disc sometime this fall, which may include new material. The releases may be scheduled to coincide with each other, but this is only speculation at the moment.

Source: Ice Magazine

“TITD” 2-track scans

May 3, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITD” 2-track scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The two-track version of “This Is The Day” has been released in Europe, featuring the incredible B-side “Such a Waste.” However, no plans have been revealed for a maxi version of the single. Zombieguide has obtained scans of the new release of the commercial version, seen below.

“TITD” #1 on MMM

May 1, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITD” #1 on MMM  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Today, for the second consecutive day, The Cranberries’ new video for “This Is The Day” has taken the #1 spot on Canada’s MuchMoreMusic’s MMMTop5. Aided by an email sent by the band’s official website, fansites, and communities like Zombieguide’s Discussion Forums, the video shot straight to #1 last night.

Now remember this is a daily chart, so remember to visit MuchMoreMusic’s voting page every day to vote for the excellent new video! Amazingly enough, it’s not a matter of getting it there, but keeping it there! What can you do to help? The answer is under the forefinger of your right hand.

Of course the victory has done much for fans’ spirits, so let’s flex our voting muscle elsewhere too! Visit CranVance’s comprehensive Cranfans Unite page where you can get links to major media outlets and send emails to request “This Is The Day.” It’s already a reality in Canada, and it can be a reality in the States and anywhere else!

New commercial bootleg: Le Printemps de Bourges

May 1, 2002  |  Comments Off on New commercial bootleg: Le Printemps de Bourges  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new commercial bootleg in Europe has been released with the title “Le Printemps de Bourges,” carrying the concert of the same name. The disc is pressed on one so-called “France Inter Records” label, although the label probably has no real connection to the radio station France Inter, which broadcasted the show live last month on April 9th.

Tracks for “Le Printemps” are:

1. Wake up and smell the coffee
2. Zombie
3. Analyse
4. Animal Instinct
5. Joe
6. Ode to my Family
7. Just My Imagination
8. Loud and Clear
9. Desperate Andy
10. Pretty
11. Daffodil Lament
12. I Can’t Be With You
13. When You’re Gone
14. Free to Decide
15. I really Hope
16. Salvation
17. Ridiculous Thoughts
18. This is the Day
19. Time is Ticking Out
20. The Concept
21. Chocolate Brown


Below are some new scans from the “French Dreams” bootleg (recorded on March 18 in Lille, France):

The Cranberries Press