Dolores O’ Riordan to sing a duet at “Concerto di Natale”

November 28, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’ Riordan to sing a duet at “Concerto di Natale”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

The Italian singer Elisa Toffoli just announced on Twitter that she will be singing a duet with Dolores O’ Riordan in Roma for the “Concerto di Natale” this December 7th.

 

Elisa parteciperà al “Concerto di Natale” il 7 dicembre all’Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma. Vi segnaliamo il duetto con Dolores O’ Riordan

 

Translation: Elisa will be attending the “Concerto di Natale” on December 7th at Auditorium Conciliazione in Roma. We point out the duet with Dolores O ‘Riordan

 


Elisa Toffoli / Dolores

Thanks to Irishsoul and Fanberries for the news and picture.

A GLOBAL FAN CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT DOLORES

November 25, 2013  |  Comments Off on A GLOBAL FAN CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT DOLORES  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear Cranberries fans,

As a community, we are bound by the same passion towards Dolores O’ Riordan because her songs are our inspiration. They have provided the soundtrack to our lives. Through good times and bad they have given us something to hold on to and helped make us stronger people.

Today is the day we have to tell Dolores how much we value this and how important she is to us!

Indeed, many of us were moved by Dolores recent expose in the major Irish newspaper “Sunday Independent” where she gave a very intimate interview with the journalist Barry Egan of that paper’s “LIFE” magazine, revealing she was sexually abused as a child.
Following this publication, numerous fans expressed a desire to show their solidarity, especially as Dolores stated « if I tell my fans that this happened to me and they still love me, that’s going to make me feel good about myself ».
Our idol is reaching out for help. This is therefore the time to tell her that our love is unconditional and will never fade.

To make this happen the Cranberries World team has decided to launch a global support project:

In partnership with the Sunday Independent’s LIFE, we’re going to publish the following half page advert in the magazine on December 15th so as to answer Dolores via the same means she herself used to confess her most intimate secrets. We believe that by acting this way, we will be demonstrating to Dolores how much we love and respect her no matter what has happened in her past.
Please note that we can guarantee Dolores will be provided with a copy of the magazine.

How can you contribute to this project?

First, you can encourage Dolores and express your love by sending your support messages together with your name/username and your country to supportdolores [at] cranberriesworld.com. Collective messages are also welcome. Please don’t be shy, show her that her revelation will in no way affect our respect or feelings towards her.
We will then publish all of your messages on http://cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores in order to show Dolores that fans from all over the world are supporting her.

Secondly, we’re asking help from all of you to finance that advert as we need to raise €2,500 for a half page in “LIFE” magazine (27x14cm). We believe this opportunity is unique, and we can only make it happen if we all contribute. Let’s tell the Irish people and the entire world that The Cranberries fans are passionate and devoted. Let’s show them how strong we are when it comes to supporting the woman who gives us so much. You can donate via the donations platform FundRazr which accepts secure payments with PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and other cards.

 

We’ve got less than 3 weeks to act, deadline for messages and fundraising is December 13th!

Thank you to all those who have supported us thus far and those who plan to support us in the near future. We know your support will be of great encouragement to Dolores and help her move forward with her life.
Thank you as well to photographer Mattia Sarzi Madidini who allowed us to use his wonderful picture of Dolores for the ad.

We’d also like to give a big shout out to Barry Egan and Eoin Healy of The Independent for the confidence and trust they have placed in us so that our ambitious project may see the light of day.

Last but not least, spread the word! Tell your Cranberries mates about our campaign.
Let’s make it huge and important, for us the fans and for Dolores.
Let’s keep the love alive.
Thank you.

Noel Hogan to give an award for charity auction (UPDATED)

November 23, 2013  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan to give an award for charity auction (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday Noel Hogan informed us on Tumblr that he was giving one of his personal award for charity auction with no more explanation.
We do not know where this “To The Faithful Departed” Argentinian Gold Award will be auctioned, let’s hope we’ll get a clue soon for those who’d like to get their hands on such a pretty rare item.


Disco de oro presented to Noel Hogan –  Argentina


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 4

The award is actually on eBay. (link no longer available)

The Burtons to return to Canada

November 16, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

In an online article entitled “Cranberries star Dolores to linger in Canada”, the “Irish Daily Star” revealed that Dolores O’ Riordan and husband Don Burton were to come back to Canada.

As you might remember, the singer and her family had decided to move back to Ireland this summer and rented a house near Dublin for a trial period but it seems her children are homesick and want to go back to Toronto.

We can thus imagine that Dolores will probably not take part in the fourth series of The Voice of Ireland next year (2014-2015).

(The “Irish Daily Star” article is no longer available)


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 18

According to the Independent.ie article published today, the journalist Barry Egan confirms the Burton family has already left to Canada explaining that Dolores & Don, their children, as well as their two dogs took a plane last Tuesday. Dolores has already planned to be back in Dublin mid-December for The Voice Battles.

It was too built up for us. Too many people and cars and it felt like being in a box
[…]
We missed the wilderness. You get used to the great outdoors.
[…]
From my window at home in Canada with the heavy snow on the trees, I can see people fishing through the ice. Doesn’t that sound enticing?
[…]
I’m looking forward to peaceful silence at last!

Dolores O’ Riordan to headline New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick

November 14, 2013  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, Mono Band, The Cranberries

Limerick will definitely be the place to be in 2014!
The Irish city is indeed officially declared “National City of Culture” for the whole next year.

If you read Noel Hogan’s messages on Tumblr,  you may have already seen his recent posts about the “Limerick City of Culture 2014” and followed his collaborative production projects for the town.

And here comes the next step today, the Limerick Leader just announced that Dolores O’ Riordan will be performing at the first ever New Year’s Eve concert to take place in Limerick. Something quite obvious when we all know that The Cranberries are still the biggest hometown band to this day!

Immediate notice: why Dolores solo and not The Cranberries?
No answer to that yet, anyways…

If you’d like to go to the show, tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Friday) on Ticketmaster.
A crowd of up to 2,800 people will packed into Merchant’s Quay in front of City Hall for the ticket only gig.

Dolores will be joined by the Irish Chamber Orchestra for an “exclusive worldwide performance” to open Limerick’s stint as National City of Culture. Other artists are planned and names will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The show will be broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ.

Dolores praised for her courage

November 11, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores praised for her courage  |  by Jury  |  Other News

A new article today by the Irish Independent featuring an interview with Ellen O’ Malley-Dunlop (CEO of the Irish Rape Crisis Centre) praising Dolores O’ Riordan for her “tremendous courage” in speaking out about the childhood sexual abuse she suffered. Ms Malley-Dunlop thinks that Dolores’ admission would inspire countless victims to seek help around the country.

I think she’s shown tremendous courage and great generosity in speaking out, because when people like her talk about the terrible trauma inflicted upon them, it encourages others to come forward.

 

It is one of the most horrific crimes in our society and all the things Dolores said – like feeling ashamed, the aftermath of the trauma on her life, the lack of self-worth, the anorexia and the suicidal thoughts – they are all common feelings.

 

They are feelings that people have who have not been able to talk about the awful experiences they endured and it is never, ever the victim’s fault, particularly a child victim who is groomed.

BREAKING NEWS: Dolores sexually abused as a child

November 10, 2013  |  7 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

As we all noticed recently, since Dolores O’ Riordan has been taking part to the reality television singing competition “The Voice of Ireland”, Irish medias keep on digging information about her.

After revealing that she was about to launch court action against Noel Hogan about two weeks ago, the Independent.ie (as well as Irish Mirror) shed a light today on her childhood in a most unexpected interview in which she confesses that she was sexually abused as a child.

The full interview will be available in a few hours this Sunday (it’s almost 3:00 AM Irish Time right now) in the Sunday Independent’s Life Magazine. The ePaper version can already be downloaded for €2.80


Dolores on the front cover of “LIFE”

This is obviously the first time Dolores explicitly mentions such a fact:
Even though she had already spoken about the trauma she suffered from during her relationship with Mike Mahoney, the abuse she recently spoke of “started when she was 8 and continued until she was 12“, which shows this has nothing to do with the physical violence her domineering boyfriend used to impose on her.

Regarding from what we understand of the song “In The Garden off the album “Are You Listening?” released in 2007, it seems that Dolores had tried to speak indirectly about what she calls her “little dirty secret” before. Indeed, back in 2007, some of us, fans, analysed the lyrics and suggested the following lines could refer to some of her childhood memories which pointed to such a possibility:

I see her playing in the garden
I was once like her, you did this to me
I don’t remember, when this offence begun
I don’t remember, I can’t undo what’s done

The theory could never be confirmed, even though the song “Skeleton” off the album “No Baggage” released in 2009 provided more clues with lines such as:

I tried to face it
I can’t erase it
So I must face it
I must embrace it
[…]
I have wasted my time
Dwelling in the shadows from the past
[…]
In the corner of the room
I tried to face it

It seems that Dolores has been pondering over what she considers as a “skeleton” a lot recently, hence the revelation that came today. Indeed, she explains she hadn’t seen her abuser for years until she saw him at the funeral of her father two years ago, which brought back the demons of the past as she was about to start a new tour. Dolores then emphasizes the depression she went through on the 2012 world tour, saying “I worried that I might not make it through it“, some facts that created a special atmosphere at these gigs that some of us, fans, could unfortunately feel.

By opening up to her fans via this interview, Dolores hopes that she’ll be released from this trauma, hence the necessity to speak about it and justify some of the songs she wrote in order to heal and move forward.

Dolores O’ Riordan working on a 3rd solo album, new clue!

November 8, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

A new homepage appeared today on the official website of the Concerto di Natale and it now includes a brief biography of Dolores. The big surprise comes from the very last line where it says she is “currently working on her long-awaited third solo album slated for 2014“.

Last month we reported the interview of Marco Mendoza where he revealed that he was working with Dolores and that there were some songs done but couldn’t really say if it was for an album, a movie or anything else. Cranberries World suggested that those songs could be for a 3rd solo album for the reasons we exposed (please re-read) and today this new small biography for the Concerto di Natale seems to go in our way even revealing that the album is for 2014!

Wait and see!


Dolores biography – Concerto di Natale’s website

Dolores O’Riordan , oltre ad essere un’artista solista acclamata dalla critica, è la cantante leader dei The Cranberries, band irlandese amata a livello internazionale. Con The Cranberries, O’Riordan ha raggiunto ottimi risultati come quattro album nella “Billboard top 20”, 8 singoli di successo mondiale, inclusi Linger e Dreams, e oltre 30 milioni di album venduti in tutto il mondo. Nel 2011, dopo oltre un decennio, la band è tornata sulle scene con Roses, il suo primo nuovo album studio. Da solista, O’Riordan ha pubblicato due album molto acclamati dalla critica, Are You Listening? (2007) e No Baggage (2009).  Inoltre è famosa per il suo contributo a colonne sonore cinematografiche, avendo collaborato tra l’altro con Angelo Badalamenti alla colonna sonora del film Evilenko. O’Riordan si è anche esibita numerose volte in Vaticano ed è madre di tre bambini. Al momento sta lavorando al suo atteso terzo album da solista, la cui uscita è prevista per il 2014

Thanks to Cranberries MEXICO for noticing!

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