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 her twitter account 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. Elisa (@elisatoffoli) noviembre 28, 2013

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Thanks to Irishsoul and Fanberries for the news & 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 The 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.

DOLAD

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@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 (to be online soon!) 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 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 and for Dolores.
Let’s keep the love alive.
Thank you.

[UPDATE] Noel Hogan to give an award for charity auction

November 23, 2013  |  Comments Off on [UPDATE] Noel Hogan to give an award for charity auction  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday Noel Hogan informed us on his Tumblr account 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.

TTFD argentina award


UPDATE FEB.4

The award is actually on ebay, you can click on this link to place bid.
Let us remind you the funds raised will go to charity.

The Burtons to return to Canada

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

The Irish Daily star revealed 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.
According to this article, as well as the Barry Egan’s interview recently published in the Sunday Independent’s Life, 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).

Sources: Irish Daily StarIndependent.ie


UPDATE

Barry Egan confirms the Burton family has already left to Canada.
In a recent article published on the Independent.ie, the journalist explains the couple, their children, as well as their two dogs took a plane to Canada last Tuesday.
Dolores has already planned to be back in Dublin mid-December for The Voice Battle shows.

She told Barry:
“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!”

Limerick City of Culture 2014: Dolores O’Riordan to headline New Year’s eve concert

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

Limerick will definitely be the place to be in 2014!!
Indeed the city is officially declared National City of Culture for the whole next year.
If you’re following Noel Hogan on Tumblr,  you may have read his recent posts about the “Limerick City of Culture 2014” where you can see his collaborative production projects for the town. The Cranberries being the biggest home-town band, it seems that some band members (all?) have naturally been asked to do something special to mark the event.
And today the Limerick Leader just announced Dolores O’Riordan will be performing at the first ever New Year’s Eve concert to take place in Limerick city.

Limerick city of culture

Our favorite rock star 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.

If you’d like to go to the show, tickets will go on sale this Friday (tomorrow) 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.

The show will be broadcast on RTE TV.

Sources: Noel Hogan, Limerick Leader

Dolores has been praised for her courage

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

The Irish Independent posted a new article today with an interview by 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.

She said this in her interview:

“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.”

Source: The Irish Independent

Dolores reveals she was 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 media keep on digging information about the singer.
After revealing that she was about to launch court action against Noel Hogan about two weeks ago, the Irish Mirror and the Independent.ie today shed a light 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 this Sunday in the Sunday Independent’s Life Magazine, and can be downloaded here (€2,80).

2013.11.10 Sunday Independent's Life

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

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

A new Home page appeared today on the official website of the Concerto di Natale and it now includes a brief biography of Dolores. And the big surprise comes from the very last line where it says our favorite singer 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 he was working with Dolores and there were some songs done but couldn’t really say if it was for an album, a movie or anything else. In our news we suggested those songs could be for a 3rd solo album for the reasons we exposed (please re-read) and today this new little biography for the Concerto di Natale seems to go in our way even revealing that the album is for 2014!

Wait and see!

Here below the original text in Italian of the biography on the 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 Cranberries MEXICO for seeing it!

The Cranberries Press