Sanctuary Records has posted an o cial press release on Dolores’s signing to the label and her forthcoming solo album. (Note that the May 7 release date probably applies to Europe.)
Sanctuary signs Dolores O’Riordan for first solo outing
Sequel to release new album for former lead singer of The Cranberries
30 November 2006
Sanctuary Records, who recently reactivated and revitalised its contemporary label, Sequel, has signed the multi-talented Dolores O’Riordan for her first solo album, ‘Are You Listening?’, to Sequel.
Dolores, iconic former lead singer of The Cranberries, who sold in excess of 40 million albums worldwide with the band, will be releasing the lead single from her album in late April 2007 with the album itself slated for a 7th May 2007 release. Dolores will be embarking on a world tour in support of the new album from the Summer of 2007.
Sequel, recently reactivated by Sanctuary, is focused on providing a home to contemporary artists, particularly those with an established fan base and who are looking for an alternative to the major labels. The label has recently also signed The Cooper Temple Clause and Idlewild.
Malcolm Dunbar, Head of A&R, commented on the Dolores signing:
“I’m delighted Dolores has chosen to sign to the company. This album will further establish her reputation as an exceptional songwriter and singer.”
Adding to this, Joe Cokell, Sanctuary Records Worldwide CEO said:
“Dolores is a fabulous addition to our roster of newly signed artists. The record sounds absolutely brilliant & we are very excited about the release & are confident of having worldwide success during the course of next year.”