The Cranberries at the Sanremo Festival next month

January 31, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

According Italian website Musica10.it, The Cranberries will be at the Sanremo Festival in February.  The band will perform on the last day of the festival at the Teatro Ariston. This could coincide with other promo performances and interviews in Italy.

Nothing has been confirmed by the band yet.

The Cranberries performed at the Sanremo Festival in 1996 and 2002, then Dolores a third time in 2004.

Thanks to Cran from thecranberries.me community.

Source: musica10.it

Bonus Area webpage launched

January 30, 2012  |  16 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries and Cooking Vinyl launched a Bonus Area webpage today. (no longer available)

The site offers 54-second previews of “Tomorrow”, “Losing My Mind”, “Schizophrenic Playboy”, “Waiting in Walthamstow”, “Show Me” and “So Good”.

Source: The Cranberries Bonus Area

Listen to “Roses” (the song) live at “Le Live” now!

January 27, 2012  |  10 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Last week during their promo tour, The Cranberries played in the studios of the famous French newspaper “Le Figaro” for a special session called “Le Live”. Today, the newspaper posted videos of that session on its website (lefigaro.fr). You can now watch an interview with the band as well as acoustic versions of “Tomorrow”, “Zombie” and the song “Roses” for one of the very first time live!

“Roses” – Le Live Le Figaro

Interview – Le Live Le Figaro

“Tomorrow” – Le Live Le Figaro

“Zombie” – Le Live Le Figaro

Dolores and Noel talk about “Zombie”

January 26, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

In an interview with Dutch website Nu.nl, Dolores and Noel talked about the success of “Zombie” in the mid-90’s.

I always kinda like harder rock bands, but then perhaps I took the band too much in that direction” told Dolores O’ Riordan.

“But at that time, Zombie was the right thing. If [‘Zombie’] was soft, it wouldn’t have that impact”
“I don’t think any of us thought it would be as big at it was” explained Hogan.

Whole interview here. (video no longer available)

Source: Nu.nl

Thanks to Litsa for the link.

Hot Press reviews “Roses”

January 26, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

“Hot Press” published today the first review of The Cranberries upcoming album “Roses”.
And they say it’s pretty good.

Here are some excerpts:

“Long gone are the early influences of acts like The Sundays: the band have established their own trademark sound, not least via tight but tuneful band arrangements topped off with Dolores’ fine, emphatic vocals. “

 

“The album starts with the decidedly languorous ‘Conduct’, suggesting a renewed confidence: great bands know that you don’t always have to go for the jugular straight away.”

 

“But the real charmer is the presumably autobiographical ‘Waiting In Walthamstow’ in which O’Riordan’s wonderful voice is wrapped lovingly in autumnal strings. It’s a deeply affecting rocker, full of melancholy.”

 

“Not that it’s all perfect. ‘Losing My Mind’ fails to convince and the mainly acoustic ‘So Good’ is more filler than killer.”

 

“While you might question the placing of the title-track after the more strident anthems that precede it, there’s no gainsaying its enchanting folksy quality, complete with deliciously sinewy electric guitar.”

 

“All told then, Roses showcases a band reinvigorated by their time off – and eager to re-enter the fray with renewed determination and energy.”

 

Read the whole article here.

Source: hotpress.ie

The Cranberries on German Breakfast TV

January 25, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Noel and Dolores performed two songs this morning on German TV show “Frühstücksfernsehen” broadcast on SAT1. The two Cranberries members offered acoustic versions of current single, “Tomorrow”, and 90’s massive hit, “Zombie”. They were also interviewed by the hosts.

Interview – Frühstücksfernsehen – SAT1

“Tomorrow” – Frühstücksfernsehen – SAT1

“Zombie” – Frühstücksfernsehen – SAT1

Thanks to the IStillDream Team for the videos.

New shows in London and Berlin next June

January 25, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will visit London and Berlin during their upcoming European Summer tour.
The band will be at the Hammersmith Apollo on June 18 in London, then at Berlin’s Zitadelle on June 25.
Tickets go on sale Friday (Jan.  27) for both shows.

Sources: The Cranberries Twitter account, Ticketmaster (UK)

Watch “Tomorrow” music video online

January 24, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The “Tomorrow” music video, directed by Colin McIvor, was released today on Internet.

“Tomorrow” – Official video

New video interview at the Metalwork Studios

January 24, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Cooking Vinyl posted a new interview with The Cranberries, which was taped during their recording session at the Metalwork Studios (Toronto, Canada).

The video features an interview with Dolores and Noel, as well as short audio clips of “Tomorrow” and “Roses”. During the interview, Dolores revealed how destiny played a role in the creation of the latter song. “I suppose that the song ‘Roses’ was the one that stood out. Noel just gave me this music last week. He sent this track like six months ago and that other one accidentally. I was sitting there […] and I thought, ‘God this is a beautiful piece of music, so different’. I rang him and said ‘Noel, the other take, why didn’t you give it to me before?'”

Watch the whole interview here:

2012 EPK (Electronic Press Kit)

Source: cookingvinyl.com

“Tomorrow” video to premiere… tomorrow

January 23, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

There you go!
The Cranberries’ first music video in almost 10 years will premiere on January 24 at noon (Germany). The “Tomorrow” music video will be posted on universal-music.de  and clipfish.de.

A short preview was also shown today on two British TV shows.

“Tomorrow” video preview on UK TV

January 23, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores and Noel showed a short preview of the “Tomorrow” video on UK television this morning. The two Cranberries members were guests of the BBC 1 Television “Breakfast”, where they were interviewed. Then Dolores went to “Loose Women” (Channel 4) for another interview. A preview of the “Tomorrow” video was also shown there. The video features old pictures and videos of the band, shown on a garage wall. No release date yet but hopefully soon.

You can watch the BBC1 interview by clicking this link
and the channel 4 interview below:

Interview – Loose Women – Channel 4

Dolores and Noel go acoustic at Weekend Wogan

January 22, 2012  |  7 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores and Noel played a 2-song performance on Weekend Wogan (BBC Radio 2) in London today.

Noel, Terry Wogan, Dolores

The two Cranberries members offered acoustic versions of “Linger” and “Tomorrow” to Terry Wogan, also born in Limerick, and his listeners.

Dolores told Wogan that she wrote the title track of their upcoming album for her father, who passed away last November. She also said that the band will be visiting Berlin this week, then Canada and the U.S.

You can listen back to the show on the Weekend Wogan webpage for the next 7 days. UK residents can also listen to an audio stream of the live session for the next 30 days.

Source: Weekend Wogan (info and picture)

Au revoir, Paris…

January 20, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries ended their 3-day media blitz today in Paris. On Wednesday, the band performed their first live session on Ouï FM, where they played an acoustic rendition of “Tomorrow” and a cover version of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smith). A few hours before, they taped a 3-song performance (“Tomorrow” “Schizophrenic Playboys” and “Zombie”) for On Connaît la Musique on Europe 1. The show is to be aired on the February 25-26 weekend.

Yesterday, The Cranberries were guests on a Taratata episode, where they performed a full-band version of “Tomorrow” and a cover of “In Between Days” (The Cure). The airing date is to be determined.

Finally, Dolores and co. recorded another acoustic session at RTL2 today. They performed three of their songs, including “Tomorrow”. The last cover song that the band intended to play during their Paris sets was discarded. They also recorded an interview at this radio station. Airing date: February 29.

They band were also interviewed by numerous medias.

Next stop: London on Sunday. They’ll be guest of Sir Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2.

Be sure to check the CW Calendar section for upcoming performances and the CW Promo Performances section for more information about the past ones.

New French interview with Dolores and Noel

January 20, 2012  |  Comments Off on New French interview with Dolores and Noel  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores and Noel were interviewed by the RockNLive website during their promo tour in Paris. In this French interview, Dolores revealed that 23 songs were written for Roses, but only 15 tracks will be released on the album and as bonus material. Beside the 11 album tracks, we already know that “Someday” will be released on the Japanese version of Roses, while “Perfect World” and “Always” will be offered as iTunes bonuses. This means that only one other track is to be released out of the seven remaining song.

The band intends to promote the new tracks on tour and does not have any plans to record a following album to Roses yet.  They want to focus on the upcoming tour for now.

The two Cranberries members also talked about recording Roses with Stephen Street. As a joke, they said that they chose to work again with him, because he knows how to kick everyone’s butt. As for their favorite tracks of the album, Dolores chose “Roses” while Noel said to prefer “Schizophrenic Playboys”.

Asked about one of her favorite moments in her career, Dolores talked about when she wrote “Paparazzi on Mopeds” (B-side on the “Animal Instinct” CD-single).  Will the band play this song live in the upcoming tour?

Thanks to cran from the cranberries.me community and Sara for the info about this article.

And the cover on Taratata is…

January 19, 2012  |  Comments Off on And the cover on Taratata is…  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries played a cover version of “In Between Days” (The Cure) on Taratata in Paris today. Thanks to Hélène for the info. The band also performed their new single, “Tomorrow”. The show will be broadcast on France 2 and Europe 1 in the next weeks.

The Cranberries during Taratata rehearsals – Photo: Nagui (Twitter)

Listen to the original version:

“In Between Days” – The Cure

The Cranberries start promo tour

January 18, 2012  |  18 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries offered their first performance of the promo tour today on OUI FM in Paris. The band performed an acoustic rendition of “Tomorrow” as well as a cover version of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smiths) on “Au Secours, C’est du Live!” Dolores and Noel also did an interview with the show hosts, where they talked about their reunion and the bands that inspired them in the late 80’s/early 90’s: The Smiths, Depeche Mode and The Cure.

“There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” – Live on OUI FM

The Cranberries – OUI FM

The band is in Paris for the next few days to record interviews and live performances. Dolores and Noel were at France 24 for an interview today, which will be broadcast over the next weeks. They also recorded three live tracks (“Tomorrow”, “Schizophrenic Playboys” and “Zombie”) at Europe 1 to be aired in February. In the upcoming days, the band will also prerecord one of their songs and different cover on Taratata (TV show) as well as another acoustic session at an unknown radio station (probably RTL2, which promotes the upcoming French concerts).

The Cranberries – France 24

Yesterday, Dolores and Noel were in Amsterdam for a full day of interviews. Be sure to visit the Calendar section frequently for updates on upcoming media appearances, releases and concerts.

Sources: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account, OUI FM site and Twitter account

Dolores on RTÉ Radio

January 15, 2012  |  Comments Off on Dolores on RTÉ Radio  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Dolores O’ Riordan chatted with RTÉ 2fm host Ryan Tubridy last Friday. The Cranberries singer talked about the new single “Tomorrow”, her kids, living in Canada, and the recent death of her father. She also spoke about touring in the USA and South America eventually.

You can download the podcast here.

Thanks to Cassie from the cranberries.me community for the info.

The Cranberries Press joins Cranberries World

January 14, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Other News

THE CRANBERRIES PRESS is proud to join CRANBERRIES WORLD, a new site dedicated to The Cranberries and their solo projects.

CRANBERRIES WORLD aims to provide the most complete and up-to-date information about the band’s discography, videography and song collection, as well as past and future concerts and promo performances. Other sections will also be included on the site later on.

You may notice the site is still under construction; however, very soon we will be asking for your help to update, add or correct information in the site’s various sections. Your input will help us to keep this site as the most complete and accurate source of information about The Cranberries as well as every side and solo project involving our four favourite Irish musicians.

THE CRANBERRIES PRESS will no longer post news on its previous WordPress blog site. Be sure to visit cranberriesworld.com/news/the-cranberries-press/ to get the most recent news about The Cranberries and their solo projects.

For quick updates on all things about the Cranberries and this site, be sure to follow us on Twitter (Cran_Press) so you can always stay connected. You can also consult the Latest News and Latest Updates infoboxes on the website’s main page.

The Cranberries in Paris next week

January 13, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in Paris next week  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will begin their promo tour next week in Paris.
The band will be live on OUI FM on January 18. The next day, they will record segment for a Taratata episod. Another radio session is also planned in Paris.

The band plans to perform a different cover song on each one of these 3 shows. Two shows will be in acoustic format while the other will be a full band set (most probably Taratata).

Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account

“Perfect World” on Itunes U.K.

January 12, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The iTunes limited edition of Roses will include another bonus track, “Perfect World”, in the UK.

The limited edition will aslo feature “Always” and 16 tracks from the 2010 Madrid show.

You can listen to a 1:30 preview of the up-tempo, hand-clapping “Perfect World” on the UK iTunes store.

This iTunes store also features different previews of the Roses tracks.

After Japan and the UK, we’ll have to wait and see if other regions of the world will get different bonus tracks as well…

Source: UK iTunes store

“Someday” on Japanese edition of ‘Roses’

January 12, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Japanese edition of Roses will include bonus track “Someday” as well as five live tracks from the 2010 Madrid concert. “Someday” is one of the four tracks written in 2003 before the band’s hiatus. The track was recorded at the Metalworks studios (Toronto, Canada) last Spring.

Here’s the official track list of the Japanese edition of Roses:

1. Conduct
2. Tomorrow
3. Fire & Soul
4. Raining In My Heart
5. Losing My Mind
6. Schizophrenic Playboys
7. Waiting In Walthamstow
8. Show Me The Way
9. Astral Projections
10. So Good
11. Roses
12. Someday
13. Animal Instinct (Live in Madrid 2010)
14. Linger (Live in Madrid 2010)
15. Salvation (Live in Madrid 2010)
16. Zombie (Live in Madrid 2010)
17. Promises (Live in Madrid 2010)

Source: hostess.co.jp

 

New European tour dates!

January 12, 2012  |  Comments Off on New European tour dates!  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries announced new tour dates on their Facebook page today.
Here’s a list of those news dates added:

Paris, France
Date: Wed 6/20
Venue: Le Grand Rex
Pre-Sale: Fri 1/13
On Sale:  Mon 1/16
Ticket Link: http://www.gdp.fr/fr/node/599

Ruoms, France
Date: Thurs 6/21
Venue: Aluna Festival
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link: http://www.aluna-festival.fr/

Toulouse, France
Date: Fri 7/6
Venue: Le Zenith
Pre-Sale: Fri 1/13
On Sale:  Mon 1/16
Ticket Link: http://www.gdp.fr/fr/node/599

Cognac, France
Date: Sat 7/7
Venue: Cognac Blues Festival
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link: http://www.bluespassions.com/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=items&id=69:jeudi

Barcelona, Spain
Date: Tues 7/9
Venue: Poble Espanyol
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link: http://www.ticktackticket.com/entradas/goto.do?claves=the+cranberries

Madrid, Spain
Date: Tues 7/10
Venue: Palacio Vistalegre
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link: http://www.ticktackticket.com/entradas/goto.do?claves=the+cranberries

Warsaw, Poland
Date: Tues 6/26
Venue: Torwar
Ticket: Link: www.ticketpro.pl
On Sale:  Fri 1/13

French tour dates added

January 12, 2012  |  Comments Off on French tour dates added  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play two more venues in France next summer. Shows in Paris (June 20) and Toulouse (July 6) are added to the upcoming world tour. Last month, a French news site revealed that The Cranberries will be part of the Aluna Festival in Ruoms (Ardèche).

Thanks to Camille for the info!

Cover song(s) to be played on the promo tour

January 11, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are rehearsing cover songs for their upcoming promo tour. As reported today, the band will record a segment on France 2’s Taratata on January 19. This French show frenquently features artists performing cover songs and duet with other artists.

In the past, The Cranberries recorded cover versions of “(They Long To Be) Close To You” (The Carpenters), “Go Your Own Way” (Fleetwood Mac) and “In The Ghetto” (Elvis Prestley). The band also played a live version of Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” on the Free to Decide Tour in 1996.

The band will not reveal the titles considered as they prefer to keep it a surprise. Fans will have to wait and… hear.

Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account (noelhogan2)

Shows in Spain next July

January 10, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be in Spain for at least two nights next July. The band will play at the Poble Espanyol in Barcelona on July 9, and then at the Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid the next night.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (January 13) at 10:00 am (Spain) on doctormusic.com, ticketmaster.es and at the Fnac.

Source: lahiguera.net

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