Live from Limerick City of Culture’s New Year Eve

December 31, 2013  |  Comments Off on Live from Limerick City of Culture’s New Year Eve  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Hi there,
Here is what the NYE concert stage looks like. Pretty small place!
Photos are from yesterday evening when stage was still being built.

The stage is located on Merchant’s Quay, a place surrounded by Church, Cemetery and City Hall.
Great place for sure!
Dolores should play tonight at 9:00 PM and we will try our best to live tweet from the event.
Keep in mind the concert will be broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ at 10:15 PM and thus Dolores’ show won’t be broadcast live.

Dolores in the free magazine of the city simply entitled “Limerick”

Flyer

As you can see on flyer, the Limerick radio live95fm is partnership to the event so the show may be broadcast on this radio, just a possibility, no exact info about that right now.
More soon…

Dolores to perform with the Irish Chamber Orchestra tomorrow

December 30, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Dolores O’ Riordan will join the “Irish Chamber Orchestra” tomorrow December 31st for a special New Year’s Eve celebration in Limerick.


NYE poster (part of)

The Cranberries lead singer is set to play as part of the Limerick City of Culture 2014 celebrations. The show starts at 8:30 (Limerick time zone) and will be broadcast on Irish TV RTÉ. Dolores will perform some of The Cranberries greatest hits in an orchestra version. Quite exciting!

Fans still remember her exciting rendition of “Zombie” in 2011 with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra or the swing version of “Linger” at Concerto di Natale in 2005.

“Zombie” with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra – Warszawa 2011

Concerto di Natale to be broadcast this evening

December 24, 2013  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Remember that tonight is the broadcast of “Concerto di Natale” on TV.
The show was recorded last december 7th in Roma, Italy.
The show will be aired from 9:00 PM to midnight (local time) on Italian TV “Rai Due”.
For those of you who are not in Italy you may know that many international TV’s are partners with the event and they will broadcast the show as well.
Here is a complete list of the TV/Radio stations:

Foxtel – Australia
Phoenix Satellite TV – Hong Kong
OMNI Television – Canada
TV2 Norway – Norway
TVE – Spain
Via Film LTD – UK
Carlo Insert Ltd – Sri Lanka
ESB Educational – South Korea
VRT – Belgium
Eurokim – Bulgaria, Rep.Ceca, Romania, Croatia
Slovenska Televizna – Slovenia
RLT – Lituania
TVN – Poland
Cyprus Broadcasting – Cyprus
Tara TV – Ireland
KBC – Kenya
LBC – Lebanon
Mauritius Broadcasting – Mauritius
PT – Indosar Visual Mandiri – Indonesia

Check your TV guide for exact hours of broadcast!

And for those of you who don’t have access to any of those channels here is an internet link which should work for most of us worldwide:

Click HERE for Rai Due streaming (link no longer available)

Last, the CW team would like to wish all the readers and fans a Merry Christmas.

First teaser of “The Voice of Ireland”

December 24, 2013  |  Comments Off on First teaser of “The Voice of Ireland”  |  by Axl  |  The Voice of Ireland

A video teaser with Dolores has recently appeared on Irish TV RTÉ.

“The Voice of Ireland” – Teaser

Thanks to Henggo for noticing.

New Dolores interview by Barry Egan in The Independent

December 23, 2013  |  Comments Off on New Dolores interview by Barry Egan in The Independent  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Since her last interview with Barry Egan last november in which she confessed she was sexually abused as a child, Dolores have been entering a healing process which she explains in a new interview in The Independent entitled “Dolores O’Riordan: rock star and truth-seeker

Invited to join her in Roma, Italy three weeks ago where she performed at “Concerto di Natale”, Barry Egan thus discussed this relief with her:

It does feel good to have that off the shoulders.
You can dwell on negative stuff in the past too much and then you will never grow and you will never evolve and you never embrace the future, or life. So as soon as you can you have to learn to let it go and put it in that box or whatever.
I’m in a place of great happiness. I’ve never been happier or as calm or contented in my life.

Dolores also explains she decided not to go for a therapy as “sometimes that therapy erases the memory too much… erasing the ability to write.

In Roma where she performed for “Concerto di Natale” – Photo:  Alessandro Penso

The interviews then goes on with what has enabled her to move forward with her life, with a focus on her religious reawakening as well as on her family.
Indeed, she tells Barry how Don, her husband, has always been a great support for her, bringing her joie de vivre since they first met.

He is devoted to me and I am devoted to him.
I think he is very paternal. He really has a protective thing about him. I like that. I couldn’t really do the baby thing. You know the way some men like to be babied? And they want their wife to be their mother figure? I couldn’t do that.

A wonderful interview which enables us to understand how the Rock Star has finally managed to make a happy life for herself despite the hard roads she has travelled along.

The singer is now spending Christmas with her family in Canada and, as opposed to what was stated in the Concerto di Natale program, is not expecting any new baby but is looking forward to having grandbabies in a (near?) future.

Dolores was visiting the Vatican to meet the Pope – Photo: Alessandro Penso

The Battles of “The Voice of Ireland” in a nutshell

December 22, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice of Ireland

Better late than never, a few words on what happened last Sunday and Monday at “The Voice of Ireland”.

The coaches: Dolores, Kian, Bressie, Jamelia

According to fans who attended the shooting, it seems Dolores is still having fun taking part to this show. Although she’s the one giving candidates the most professional advices, she’s also doing many jokes which the audience seems to appreciate a lot.

Kathryn Thomas, the host of the show, told The Independent in an article entitled “Kathryn Thomas planning a family Christmas… but without her new squeeze, Padraig” that “[Dolores] loves the audience. She has had to be reminded of the rules of the show which is pretty funny“.

In another article entitled  “I’ve lost touch with The Voice winner Keith Hanley admits Jamelia“, another coach, Jamelia (who won competition last year), explained that Dolores was a great addition: “[she] is wicked. She is as mad as a box of frogs“.

As usual during the Battle phase, each team is mentored and developed by their coach plus an adviser. Dolores’ advisor is Fiachna Ó Braonáin from the band “Hothouse Flowers, a quite famous Irish band for whom The Cranberries opened shows in 1993.

Bressie, Fiachna Ó Braonáin (Dolores’ advisor), Dolores

3 coaches wand their advisors

Last but not least, from what fans reported, Dolores said that hopefully a third album would be released, though she stated she wouldn’t tour before 2015.

We strongly advice to watch the show which will air starting from January 6th on RTÉ One, every sunday 6:30 PM. Dolores really is as Rock n’ Roll at “The Voice of Ireland” as she can be on stage.
For those who can’t access to Irish TV’s, some videos will be available on the official website of the show: http://www.rte.ie/blogs/thevoice/videos/

Thanks to Cristy PS for the pics as well as Cranberries Greece

DOLORES SUPPORT CAMPAIGN: 1 DAY TO GO…

December 13, 2013  |  Comments Off on DOLORES SUPPORT CAMPAIGN: 1 DAY TO GO…  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear all,
Thank you so much for your contributions, we managed to gather 42% of the required amount to pay for the advert, which was really of help for us.
It seems Fundrazr allows us to keep the campaign alive for a little while, so those who want to take part in the fundraising effort can still donate money for a few days!

As for the messages, we’ll keep on posting those we receive until Saturday – 11:59 PM (GMT) so feel free to send yours to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com along with your name/username and country.
If you don’t get any confirmation from us to tell your message will be posted, please do send your email again as we do answer everyone!

We’re very happy so many countries are represented, people from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA sent their support messages to Dolores.

This really is heartwarming!
Well done, guys!

“Concerto di Natale”: photos & videos

December 11, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

“Concerto di Natale” posted on Facebook something like 900+ photos (some of them HQ) of the event.
Below a selection of some of the best ones featuring Dolores taken during rehearsals and backstage (in leather suit) then during the show (different suit).

Also to notice, Paolo from the website Cranberries Italia (cranberriesitalia.it) who attended the show posted his own review along with some beautiful photos which you can find at the bottom of this page. (link no longer available)

And last but not least, videos of Dolores’ performance are now available on YouTube, thanks to Irishsoul! (videos no longer available)

Ciao!

SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: THIS IS HAPPENING!

December 9, 2013  |  Comments Off on SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: THIS IS HAPPENING!  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear ‘berries fans,
We’re very pleased to tell you that the advert WILL be published in the LIFE magazine this Sunday. The CW Team paid the required amount to make it happen.
Those who are willing to support our effort still have 3 days to help us by giving money on Fundrazr.

What matters most, now, is to gather as many messages as possible to encourage Dolores.
Send your support messages to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com, don’t forget to include your name or username and country. They will then be published at this address:
http://cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores.

We’re giving you until SATURDAY 14TH, 11:59 PM (GMT) to send your messages!
It’s time to give back, peeps!

“Life” front cover

Dolores sang for the Pope tonight at “Concerto di Natale”

December 7, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Earlier tonight was the recording of “Concerto di Natale” in Roma, Italy which will be broadcast on Italian TV on december 24th. This is the 5th time Dolores O’ Riordan is coming to this show. Her previous appearances were in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006.

This year Dolores sang 4 songs:

  • Letting Go (performed live for the 1st time ever & with different lyrics according to fan Schizophrenic Lu)
  • Silent Night (duet with Elisa Toffoli)
  • Away In A Manger
  • Happy Xmas, War Is Over (All Artists together as final)

“Silent Night”, “Away In A Manger” and “Happy Xmas, War Is Over” were already performed by Dolores at some other “Concerto di Natale” through the years, so we can’t wait to see what the 2013 versions sound like.

The new Pope, Pope Franciscus, was in the audience as he is spending his first Christmas in Vatican after being elected last March. Seeing a Pope at the show hasn’t happened in quite a long time as the last Pope, Pope Benedictus Sextus Decimus didn’t like the “Concerto di Natale” very much and we have to go back to Pope Ioannes Paulus II to see a Pope attending the event.
This time again, Dolores had a special audience with the Pontiff earlier this week. Let’s remember she met Pope Ioannes Paulus II in 2001 and 2002.

“Concerto di Natale” banner – Photo: Schizophrenic Lu

SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: TIME IS TICKING OUT

December 6, 2013  |  Comments Off on SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: TIME IS TICKING OUT  |  by Camille  |  Other News

TIME IS TICKING OUT, GUYS!

It’s time to encourage Dolores, we’ve got 1 WEEK LEFT to act.

Send your support messages to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com and tell her how important she is to you. Even a few words can be significant and will be much appreciated.
For those who are struggling with English, you can still write messages in your own language (they won’t be translated though), your contribution will still be important.

You can also contribute by giving money via Fundrazr if you want to help us buying the advert.
Let us recall you that you’re very welcome to send a message to Dolores even if you’re not contributing to the fund-raising effort!

Remember, this is your one and only opportunity to answer her call in the LIFE magazine and do something for her.
300 of you liked our post about the campaign, we should thus be able to make it all together!

Your idol is reaching out for help.
Are YOU listening to DOLORES?

PS: To all the loyal Italian fans who might be able to  have a talk with her in the upcoming days, please try not to mention it as it’d be better to let her find out by herself, cheers!

In it together 🙂

The Cranberries are still making profits

December 5, 2013  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries are still making profits  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

For those who might have doubts, an article entitled “New album comes up ‘Roses’ for The Cranberries as profits jump to €320k” and published in the Irish Examiner today reveals The Cranberries are still making money as a band.

The article is interesting but quite technical as the journalist Gordon Deegan gives fairly precise figures earned by the band’s Curtain Call Ltd in 2012, a year boosted by the album “Roses”. All four members have a 25% shareholding in Curtain Call Ltd.
Even if the revenues are not in million(s) anymore probably due to the crisis in the music industry these last years (but which artist is not impacted!) this is still a good news.

Dolores has arrived in Italy to perform at “Concerto di Natale”

December 4, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores has arrived in Italy to perform at “Concerto di Natale”  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Dolores was spotted in Italy today where she’s due to perform at “Concerto di Natale” this Saturday. The photo below was taken in Città del Vaticano (Vatican City).

Dolores in Vatican City (near Rome)

An old demo recording from Noel Hogan surfaces

December 4, 2013  |  Comments Off on An old demo recording from Noel Hogan surfaces  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

Guitarist Noel Hogan has shared his old demo recording from 2006: a song called “Roads”.
You can listen to it on Noel Hogan Production’s Soundcloud by clicking this link. (link no longer available)

The song has vocals from a long-time Noel’s collaborator, Richard Walters, and most likely was recorded for the Arkitekt project which started to take shape at that time.

It remains unclear whether this song will see the light of day or not.

The Cranberries Press