“When We Were Young” music video now online!

July 26, 2007  |  Comments Off on “When We Were Young” music video now online!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Surprise! Dolores O’Riordan has already filmed the video for “When We Were Young” with longtime collaborator Olivier Dahan and it’s online now for viewing.

Production company U-Man Films has put the video in Quicktime format, along with a few screencaps, online on their site. Download Dolores O’Riordan’s “When We Were Young” music video here. (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

With its gritty green color scheme, on-rails camera, and lots of up-to-no- good vagrant extras, the video looks almost as if it could have been made on the same set as The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Ava Adore.” Dolores, for her part, wears plenty of bling to help her remember “how things just seemed so ezah.”

Cranberries fans will remember that Dahan directed the videos for The Cranberries’ “Salvation,” “Promises,” “Animal Instinct,” and “This is the Day.”

Big thanks to Maxence for the tip.

Los Angeles may be rescheduled for November

July 21, 2007  |  Comments Off on Los Angeles may be rescheduled for November  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

MySpace user “Ben & Jan” posted the following note on Dolores O’Riordan’s MySpace:

UPDATE: We just spoke with a rep at the LA House of Blues and she said the band is trying to reschedule (yay!) possibly sometime in November, but more word will not come until midday Monday at the earliest. If we hear anything more we’ll share!

Still no official announcement of rescheduling the Los Angeles show (or the DC one, for that matter), but we’ll have any official announcements posted here on Zombieguide. (Thanks to GlenninLA for the tip.)

“When We Were Young” promo CDs released

July 20, 2007  |  Comments Off on “When We Were Young” promo CDs released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Promotional CDs for the new single “When We Were Young” have started being sent out to radio stations. “When We Were Young” is the second single from Are You Listening?

Here’s a photo of the new promo, courtesy of Sigma on the ZG Forums:

Amy Lee of Evanescence talks Dolores’s tour

July 20, 2007  |  Comments Off on Amy Lee of Evanescence talks Dolores’s tour  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Singer Amy Lee of Evanescence said in an interview posted online today that she recently got to see Dolores O’Riordan on tour — “it was awesome,” she said. Lee added, “I really like her new music.”

Here’s the excerpt:

Q) With all of the bands getting back together like The Police and The Spice Girls, which one are you most excited for?

A) The Police, we’re going. We’re going to the New York show and we were trying to get tickets. This has been the big talk of the band and crew for the past couple of months is how we’re going to get Police tickets because they all sold out instantly. We finally got our hands on Police tickets and Terry just went and said it was incredible and he wants to go again. I think Tim is going this weekend so everybody, I think, has jumped on and everyone’s found their own way to get to The Police. That’s the one that everyone’s been talking about.

Q) Are there any other ones that you saw?

A) Actually, last night I went and saw, let me try to say her name right – Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries and it was awesome. She’s incredible! I loved The Cranberries and I was way too young to go really see them and they didn’t come to our town. It was really cool to see her, but I really like her new music. It’s really cool! It’s strange and it gets really heavy sometimes, but it’s very sincere and I think she’s awesome. So, I don’t know if you call that reuniting, because it’s not that, but it’s kind of the same thing. I thought she was incredible.

Fillmore staff: San Francisco concert “still on”

July 20, 2007  |  Comments Off on Fillmore staff: San Francisco concert “still on”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A staff member for San Francisco’s Fillmore just told Zombieguide Forumsmember Hollywood Sav over the phone that “As far as we know, [the concert]’s still on for tonight.”

Fans have been worried whether tonight’s concert (and indeed, further shows) would be canceled due to Graham Hopkins’s medical issue that canceled last night’s concert in Los Angeles.

Ireland’s Hot Press reports that Graham was discharged from the hospital earlier today.

Hot Press also writes, “An official statement on the continuation of the tour is to be released shortly, as Dolores & her team assess the situation.”


Another medical emergency cancels Los Angeles

July 20, 2007  |  Comments Off on Another medical emergency cancels Los Angeles  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Drummer Graham Hopkins had a seizure on stage last night during Dolores O’Riordan’s show in Los Angeles. The rest of Dolores O’Riordan’s tour may be canceled, although we are waiting for an official announcement. Update 9:08 PM EST: Looks like tonight’s San Francisco show will go on as scheduled. Dolores’s crew is unpacking at the venue and a queue is forming in front of the hall. (Thanks Sue and Anna.)

New Zombie wrote on the Zombieguide Forums,

I just got back. I seriously thought the drummer (Graham Hopkins, I think) was going to die. It was not a pretty sight and it was not a fun night…I hope he makes a full recovery. There is no replacement drummer. Refunds will be issued at the point of purchase (yes for LA too as she only got through about 3-4 songs). The rest of the tour is CANCELLED (not postponed) and an announcement to that effect will be made tomorrow.

The drummer had a seizure right on stage. They killed the lights and lowered a screen. He had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital after what seemed like 20 minutes of medical treatment while he was laying on stage.

bendomino writes,

To let everyone know, my wife and I were there at the concert in LA tonight. To clarify the account posted on Perez Hilton’s site, Dolores wasn’t screaming, she was calmly asking for the lights to be turned down and then an ambulance. There was no chaos, and we didn’t see any police, only the ambulance she asked for. Sunset was not shut down either. I applaud everyone at the event for handling the situation as best they could, there was never a threat to ours or anyone’s safety. The Perez Hilton comment posted is totally blown out of proportion. We hope and pray the drummer is ok, by the way his name is Graham Hopkins and he is a renowned Irish drummer who has played with many bands in the past. In light of the news that the rest of the tour is probably cancelled, we wish the band the best and look forward to their next visit in LA, which hopefully is in the near future.

For those that haven’t had a chance to meet him, Graham is a wonderful and all-around awesome guy, and we hope he gets better as soon as possible.

Photos: Dolores O’Riordan in New York and Philly

July 17, 2007  |  Comments Off on Photos: Dolores O’Riordan in New York and Philly  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Whew! After a week of travel, I’ve finally had a minute to sit down and sort through a few hundred photos that we took at Dolores O’Riordan’s concerts in New York and Philadelphia. A sampling of the best ones are now available on Flickr. Here are Zombieguide’s Flickr sets of Dolores O’Riordan @ New York’s Irving Plaza 07.10.2007 and Dolores O’Riordan @ Philadelphia’s Fillmore at the TLA 07.13.2007

Speaking of tours, we want to take a second to once again recommend Felipe’s site Cranberries Shows, where you can find lots of useful stuff like past setlists and tour photos. If you have setlists, merchandise photos, or ticket scans from the current tour, send it to Felipe!

Injury cancels Washington, DC show

July 12, 2007  |  Comments Off on Injury cancels Washington, DC show  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

A dental injury has canceled Dolores O’Riordan’s planned show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC tonight.

A member of the crew told Zombieguide that Dolores broke her front tooth on a Japanese rice cracker at dinner. She did not show up for the 5:00 PM soundcheck as planned, and evidently never left her tour bus. Concert goers saw crew returning Dolores’s clothes and personal effects to the tour bus after 7:30.

Staff members for the 9:30 Club announced the cancellation around 8:00 (first announced as a postponement, later changed to a cancellation).

A person close to Dolores reported that she was in quite a lot of pain, but “were lining up dentists as we speak.”

It is currently unknown if Dolores will perform tomorrow night’s scheduled Philadelphia show. Crew members were preparing for the trip to Philadelphia, but did not know if it would occur as scheduled.

Fans who bought tickets will receive full refunds from their place of purchase through July 27th according to verbal announcements at the show and a post on the 9:30 Club website. Major online ticket vendors such as Ticketmaster should refund automatically.

We wish the best for Dolores and hope she gets fixed up soon!


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