The Cranberries chose Metallica on “Mon Taratata à moi”

March 30, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries chose Metallica on “Mon Taratata à moi”  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

As you might remember, The Cranberries were on Taratata on January 19th where they performed live “Tomorrow” and a cover of The Cure “In Between Days”. The band was also asked to choose a performance by another artist from the archives of the French TV show so it can be broadcast later on “Mon Taratata à Moi”.

And this episode aired tonight. We discovered the band sitting in photo booth laughing out loud and picking… Metallica’s Enter Sandman. Dolores explained she used to enjoy the video of this song a lot.

Do not miss Mike clowning around!

Mon Taratata A Moi

The Cranberries will not record another ‘Wake Up’-like album

March 30, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will not rush into recording a new album, according to Noel Hogan. The band does not want to repeat the errors they made with “Bury The Hatchet” and “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.

“When I listen back to particularly the last two albums before we took the break, the things on there, I kind of go ‘God, what was I thinking!'” said Hogan with a laugh to Chanel News Asia.
“We’re not going to do that again. If that (writing songs for a new album) takes a few years, so be it. If you rush into this just to get a song out, you have to live with it for the rest of your life.”

Hogan also told that, beside the fact that they all became parents and wanted to spend time with their family in the early 2000’s, they went into hiatus because “the fun had gone out of it. We just kind of weren’t really feeling it was working for us any more. We weren’t arguing with each other, because I don’t think anybody cared enough to even bother arguing.”

About the Roses Tour setlist the band intend to keep playing their past hits while adding a bunch of new songs from Roses: “We are still going to do the hits because if I go see a band, and they just play all the [songs from the] new album, and nothing else, you kind of go ‘Oh God’ [as] you are kind of waiting for the hits all night. I hate it when that happens!”

Goodbye Oceania!

March 29, 2012  |  Comments Off on Goodbye Oceania!  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries ended up the NZ/Australia leg of their “Roses Tour” on Wednesday. The band was the opening act on six Lenny Kravitz concerts where they performed about 14 songs every night.

They also gave two full-length shows, one in Auckland and one in Sydney. This last was first scheduled on March 22nd but was postponed to the 26th because Dolores suffered from food poisoning. Of course the band performed more songs from the new album “Roses on those two shows (6 in Auckland and 5 in Sydney – Sadly, “Astral Projections” was cut off the setlist in Sydney).

Next stop:  South Asia!

“Conduct” – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Thanks to Nikki (for the info and “Conduct” video)

More details on the postponed Sydney show

March 24, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Many Australians websites go back on Thursday’s concert at the Enmore Theatre that was cancelled at the very last minute. It seems that the announcement was made after 9:00 pm causing confusion in the venue as the opening band Bonjah had already played their set and the crowd was waiting for The Cranberries to come on stage. This unusual very late cancellation led people to believe it was a joke at first before everyone eventually left the venue.

The Enmore Theatre after Bonjah’s show (opening act)

Obviously the numerous comments on social networks such as Twitter or Facebook show that lots of Australian fans are disappointed with the way things went, especially as the band is touring Australia for the first time in 15 years, whereas others wish Dolores a fast recovery. Indeed, some articles report that she was actually taken to the hospital at the very last minute.

Note that those who couldn’t make it on Monday were given a refund at the Box Office of the venue.

More information on the follwing websites:
Music Feeds
Faster Louder
The Music Network  (no longer available)
Sludge Factory  (no longer available)

The Cranberries postpone Sydney show

March 22, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries cancelled their show at the Enmore Theatre tonight due to illness. It is rescheduled on March 26. Unfortunately, Dolores suffered from food poisoning and was unable to perform. Here is the band message from Facebook:

Hi Guys,

We want to apologise for tonight’s last minute cancellation at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. It was unavoidable, and we’re very sorry. Dolores is suffering from food poisoning and was unable to perform. Right up to the last minute we were hoping the show might be able to go ahead, but Dolores was just too unwell.

We know you’re all very disappointed and this has been a huge inconvenience for you. Hopefully most of you can make the re-scheduled show. Once again, we’re very, very sorry…

Noel, Mike, Ferg and Dolores

So far on the Australian leg of the tour…

March 22, 2012  |  Comments Off on So far on the Australian leg of the tour…  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

We’re trying to keep you updated on what’s happening on this first leg of The Cranberries 2012 tour on a daily basis. Our Wollongong and Sydney pages are now online and include setlists and a few pictures of these shows.

Wollongong setlist

Also do not miss Auckland’s new photos and the recordings information regarding the second Melbourne show. As information takes time to reach the other side of the world, keep on checking these pages because they’ll grow larger on the following days 😉

“Raining in My Heart” as second single in Italy

March 19, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Italian radio stations are now playing “Raining in My Heart” on their airwaves.
During their promo tour last month in Italy, the band said that this song was chosen as 2nd single.
Last Saturday, London Live 2.0 aired the live version the band performed for this show on February 21.
There is no word yet if a video will be shot nor if the song will be released as a single.


Dolores wishes good luck to reality show singer

March 19, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores sent a Good Luck video to one of the female finalists of the French-Canadian reality television singing competition series Star Académie.

In the short video, Dolores invited Andréanne A. at The Cranberries’ show in Montréal on May 8th where the young singer will have a chance to meet the whole band afterwards.

Dolores “Good luck” message sent from Melbourne

Andréanne often sings The Cranberries 90’s hit single “Zombie” during her shows. The folk-oriented singer, who sang her own composition on Sunday night, did not win the women’s final.

Losing My Mind = Eyelash!

March 16, 2012  |  Comments Off on Losing My Mind = Eyelash!  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan told TCP/CranberriesWorld today on Twitter that “Eyelash” was the working title for “Losing My Mind”. The song was recorded in Toronto last year along with 14 other tracks.

Dolores visits the Auckland Zoo

March 15, 2012  |  Comments Off on Dolores visits the Auckland Zoo  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

During her stay in New Zealand, Dolores visited the Auckland Zoo with her family last Monday (March 12).
All photos below from Auckland Zoo’s Facebook

The Cranberries chose continuity for the “Roses Tour”

March 15, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries chose continuity for the “Roses Tour”  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries started the “Roses Tour” in Auckland, New Zealand with no real surprise on the setlist. The band kept almost the same list as the one from the “Reunion Tour”, only replacing songs from “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” and Dolores solo albums with tracks from the “Roses” album.

The band chose to play only 6 songs from their latest record: current single “Tomorrow”, next single contenders (“Raining in My Heart”, “Conduct”, “Schizophrenic Playboys”),  fan-favorite “Astral Projections” and title track “Roses”.

As for the oldies, the band stuck with the same list of songs they have offered fans on the last tours. And pretty much in the same order. This could be a special “Best of” setlist for Oceania as The Cranberries have not played there in more than 10 years.

Musical highlights of the last promo tour

March 13, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are few days away from their first show of the Roses world tour (Auckland, March 15). Let’s take a moment to look back at some of the most memorable performances of the January/February promo tour.

“There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (OUI FM) – Pure magic!
For their first media performance in almost a decade, The Cranberries offered listeners a cover version of this Smiths song.


“Roses” (Le Figaro: Le Live) – Simple without being simplistic
This delicate haunting song instantly became a fan favorite with this performance. Noel’s beautiful music piece was a perfect fit for Dolores’ touching lyrics.


“Tomorrow” (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) – The US welcome back the Berries
For their big return on US television (first time in more than 10 years), the band chose to perform their current single in front of an ecstatic crowd… and show host!


“Raining in My Heart” (Soundcheck) – Sunshine for a cold February day
An heartfelt interpretation of – what could be – the band’s next single.


Tiny Desk Concert – Perfection
This whole performance is perfection. Nothing more, nothing less.


“Linger” (The Edge FM) – Three’s company
Dolores and Noel surprised us with a beautiful version of this Cranberries classic, with guest backvocals by Johanna Cranitch.


“Animal Instinct” (RTL2) – Another Classic
A nice flashback from Bury The Hatchet. It was great to hear this other Cranberries classic.


“Schizophrenic Playboys” (On Connaît la Musique – Europe 1) – Rock the house
Sadly, only one of the few times this great rock track was performed during the promo tour.
Click here to listen to the whole show.


“In Between Days” (Taratata) – New Wave Berries
The band performed another cover – this time by The Cure – during their French promo tour.  Oulala, that was goooood!

The Cranberries to perform plenty of new songs

March 10, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

In an interview on New Zealand television show Breakfast, Mike Hogan  revealed that the band plans to perform 8 or 9 new songs on the next tour.

This is great news for all the fans who can’t wait to hear more new tracks live! It is unclear if these 8 or 9 songs are all album tracks or if this number includes bonus tracks like “Stop Me”, “Perfect World”, etc…

Which ones do you think the band left behind?

Watch the whole interview on

‘Roses’ on the Billboard charts

March 8, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries 6th studio album “Roses” entered the Billboard 200 Chart at #51 on its first week in stores.

Here are the other Billboard charts results for Roses:
Rock Albums: #10
Independant Albums: #4
Alternative Albums: #9
Canadian Albums: #6
TastmakerAlbums: #20

“Roses” is still in the Top 10 of the Mexican iTunes Chart, but falls free in most markets. For instance, the deluxe edition is now #116 on iTunes Canada.

Maybe it is time for a second single to be sent out to radio station. “Tomorrow” was released more than 3 months ago and did not get much airplay with the release of “Roses” in the last weeks.

“Roses” first week in the charts

March 5, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Here’s a summary of “Roses” first week on the album sales charts.

France: #4 (9,708 copies sold)
Canada: #6 (3,100 copies sold)
Italy: #9
USA (StreetPulse Weekly Sales Report*): #16 (Triple A Format: #6).
*Billboard Charts not published yet.
Ireland: #17 (Indie Album Chart: #3)
UK: #37 (3,395 copies sold)

Did the album chart in your country? Let us know!

As for “Tomorrow”, the single is #36 on its second week on the Japan Hot 100 (a jump from #65). In most countries, the single is whether not in the charts anymore or failed to entered them in the first place since its release three months ago, at the end of November. Time for the second single to be sent to radio stations!

Thanks to everyone who sent us info about the chart data!

‘Roses’ to enter the Top 30 UK Album Chart

March 1, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries 6th studio album is set to enter the UK Album Chart at #27 next weekend, according to the mid-week sales report. The band last album “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” peaked at #61 on the same chart in 2001.



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