The European Leg so far…

October 31, 2012  |  23 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today The Cranberries are playing at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Roma for the 3rd and last show in beautiful Italy. Italians fans do loveΒ The Cranberries & there is no doubtΒ The Cranberries do love Italy. The whole band arrived in Roma yesterday and had a day off there after 2 great shows in Padova and Milano.

Roma is the 11th show of a tour that counts 33 shows, meaning one third of the European Leg of the Roses Tour 2012 has now been played which enabled fans to notice a regular pattern in setlists change from one night to another. Besides the London show which was the premiere (and a premiere is never too representative) one can identify 2 setlists, the first one starting with “Just My Imagination” and the other one with “Analyse”.
These 2 setlist greatly differ in terms of dynamic and of length. If the Analyse set contains 25 or 26 songs, only 20 or 21 songs are featured in the other set!
As a consequence, don’t be too surprised if ever you get to read really good reviews (from the media, we’re not speaking about fans here) from a concert whereas that on the following evening tends to contrast.

If some fans do identify the setlists by speaking of the “energetic & long” one and the “slow and short” one, we, meaning Cranberries World, do not think things are this black and white.
Having seen a couple of shows, we can say both shows feature amazing and rare songs as well as beautiful moments. What stroke us the most was mainly the discrepancy in terms of song number.

Things are not frozen though, the running order is never exactly the same and some old rarities do pop up surprisingly sometimes to our greatest delight. Plus consider there are still a lot of dates to come, the band can always refine its choices at all times.
The Cranberries are in great shape and appear to be still amazing performers. The 3 boys play goddamn well and the still blond Dolores changes her clothes 3 times a show, most of the time for beautiful dresses exclusively on this tour. Dolores’ vocal cord nodule seems to be an old story now as her voice has been particularly good since the beginning of the tour. One may note Russell Burton’s amazing performance on keyboard on the “Interlude” which is an instrumental version of “Shattered” as well as Johanna Cranitch’s (recently hired this year) great back vocals. The Roses Tour is thus going pretty well!

Finally, let’s just mention briefly the topic we’ve been trying to avoid for a while as we don’t want to turn into a tabloid website πŸ˜‰
Doubt is raising among the fans and people start gossiping about it, so here we go: whether or not our favourite singer has had breast surgery recently, this we do not know, but it does look like her breast’s bigger now when looking at random close up pictures. Keep in mind it does not necessarily imply surgery though, who knows if this is not just all about getting older, gaining a little weight or whatever…


Happy Halloween everyone, and let’s see if the band will surprise us tonight on this special evening as mentioned on an Italian article. (article no longer available)

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23 Responses to The European Leg so far…

  1. Kiss

    Wider skirts=wider hips.
    Bigger bra=bigger bust.
    πŸ™‚ It’s very ok πŸ™‚

  2. Avi

    Super concerts The Cranberries!

  3. Pepsicol

    To me sha had surgery but not recently. At least one year as i already notices her big breasts on the US tour this year

  4. dolitsa

    wtf with the boobs? i mean WTF??? who cares and who would make a fuzz out of this?. she is awesome on stage,her voice is unreal,she looks beautiful, they sound awesome,they are back and some fans only talk about the boobs? sick! and btw, the tour kicks ass so far! this is all that matters!

  5. Angus

    Yes i was in london and her voice was awsome and thats all what matters indeed. Anyway when i take a look at pictures indeed she has big boobs and i like it. Surgery or not surgery that’s the question.

  6. Luka

    It is not so Dolores to do surgery that i don ‘t believe it. Anyway that’s a good question there. Can’t wait to see them in amsterdam

  7. dolfan

    No big deal talking bout that. Yes WTF. But OK that may be an info. Most important to me is the 2 different setlists. Hope i will have the good one in luxemburg in 2 days.

  8. Jorgen

    I love her with large or with small tits.Her bosom is beautiful!

  9. Moon

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    The boys have become men and Dolly really sings his heart out
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  10. Kristt

    Ha Ha …. I love The Cranberries 4Ever!!!

  11. Kristt

    Ha Ha …. I love The Cranberries 4Ever!!!
    Dolores is very beautiful !!!

  12. Hugo

    You do not know that of the singing grow breasts. πŸ™‚

  13. cranberriesfan

    I like this site but I am disappointed at that “breasts surgery” comment. If her breasts are bigger it is probably because she has gained a little weight, god forbid. Stop objectifying women.

  14. nair

    Her boobs – fantastic !

  15. Moon

    It is her boobs not yours.
    Take care of your bodies. πŸ™‚

  16. Luc

    I’m afraid the Cranberries are getting back in their old confortable shoes with the setlists. No more changes/additions. They brought back the usual Waltzing Back, Wanted, How, Desperate Andy, which I’m kind of feed up with. They should give us time to miss them a bit before including them back on a tour setlist (a bit like they did with Sunday).
    I’m surely glad though that they resurected a couple of oldies at the begining of the Euro Tour (NNTA, Not Sorry, 21). It would have been nice if they had continued with that (with tracks from TTFD and Roses, especially)

  17. Atom

    Setlista very good.
    If Dolly is a vegetarian?
    I’m vege.


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