Here is what the NYE concert stage looks like. Pretty small place! Pictures were taken yesterday evening when stage was still being built.
Remember that tonight is the broadcast of the Concerto di Natale on TV.
The show was recorded last december 7th in Roma Italy.
In Italy the show will be aired from 9:00PM to midnight (local time) on RaiDue.
For those of you who are not in Italy you may or may not know that many international TVs are partners with the Concerto di Natale and they will broadcast the show as well.
Here is a complete list of the stations:
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.
Invited to join her in Rome three weeks ago – where she performed at the Concerto di Natale – Barry Egan thus discussed this relief with her:
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 – 23:59 GMT so feel free to send yours to email@example.com along with your name/username and country.
If you don’t get any confirmation from us to tell you your message will be posted on www.cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores, 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!
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 (+ you name/username and country) to firstname.lastname@example.org, they will then be published on http://cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores.
We’re giving you until SATURDAY 14TH, 23:59 GMT to send your messages!
It’s time to give back, peeps!
Tonight was the recording of the Concerto di Natale in 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 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 in the other Concerto di Natale through the years, so we can’t wait to see what the 2013 versions sound like.
Let’s mention the new Pope 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 Benedictus Sextus Decimus didn’t like the Concerto di Natale very much so we have to go back to 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 Ioannes Paulus II in 2001 and 2002.
Below a picture of the poster taken by Schizophrenic Lu who was at the show tonight.
TIME IS TICKING OUT, GUYS!
It’s time to encourage Dolores, we’ve got 1 WEEK LEFT to act.
Send your support messages to email@example.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 🙂
An article published today in the Irish Examiner reveals The Cranberries are still making money as a band… but who had doubted anyway !
The article is quite technical and interesting 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 artists are not impacted!) this is still a good news !
Read the whole Irish Examiner article by clicking here.
The Cranberries 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 here:
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 on any future Noel Hogan releases.