“Xiaoshuo” behind the scenes photos

October 31, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

More details about the Chinese show “Xiaoshuo” with Gao Xiaosong. First the show is broadcast on the internet exclusively not on Chinese TV. This is an important detail, however it is followed by more than 2 million people.
As reported previously the team of the show went to Ireland and among many other things met Dolores and Noel in Limerick. We now have the exact date, September 3, 2017 and some behind the scenes photos.
Thanks to Alex Verveboy on Facebook group “Doors and windows – FANS – THE CRANBERRIES“.

Dolores, Gao Xiaosong and Noel

Recording “Xiaoshuo” – September 3, 2017

Source: weibo/Gao Xiaosong

Dolores and Noel on Chinese TV (2017)

October 23, 2017  |  Comments Off on Dolores and Noel on Chinese TV (2017)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

An article entitled “Chinese tourists drawn to Ireland … by whiskey, hurling and The Cranberries” published today by sino.co.uk reveals that the host of “Youku TV show Morning Call” (晓说 ‘Xiao shuo in Chinese), Gao Xiaosong, went to Ireland last month and had the opportunity to meet Dolores and Noel in Limerick. The article includes a photo of the interview, so this is the most recent image of Dolores to this day.


sino.co.uk

Click here to watch the video. Dolores and Noel mostly appear in the last 4 minutes of the report. Unfortunately it is impossible to clearly hear what they say as the host speaks Chinese all the time. There’s also live footage of The Cranberries but nothing really new, images come from the show at Festi’neuch in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 2016.
Thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain on Facebook for the link.

Noel and Dolores with Chinese TV host Gao Xiaosong

It seems that a large campaign started these days in China (well, at least on the “Morning Call” show) to promote Ireland as a must-see tourist destination. Last week The Irish Times already revealed most of the info in an article entitled “Pubs, hurling and the Cranberries used to lure Chinese here“.

irishtimes.com

Noel Hogan’s new tattoo

October 20, 2017  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan’s new tattoo  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan’s got a new tattoo… again!
The info comes from “Soul Addiction Tattoo Studio” located in Limerick, Ireland.
Below the image posted yesterday on Instagram:

souladdictiontattoostudio:
Done by @carolinefinnwilliams on Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan.

 

And on Facebook today, they posted the same photo with a different message giving details about the style/name of the tattoo:

Soul Addiction TattooStudio:
Blackwork style anatomical heart with dagger on Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan by Caroline.

 

2 photos of Dolores in the streets of Lille

October 16, 2017  |  Comments Off on 2 photos of Dolores in the streets of Lille  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here’s two rarely seen photos of Dolores in the city of Lille, France on May 12, 2017. First one was published by Charlie’s Delicatessen’s on Facebook, a kind of café/restaurant where Dolores had a drink:

The second photo was posted by David Fremy who comments Charlie’s Delicatessen’s post: “A few minutes before I got to meet her!!!!

2 blockbuster trailers featuring the same cover of “Zombie”

October 15, 2017  |  Comments Off on 2 blockbuster trailers featuring the same cover of “Zombie”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The artist Oumi Kapila just released a cover version of “Zombie”. We usually never report about cover songs/cover bands as there are too many each week and most of the time they are not very good or/nor interesting. Today is an exception as first, there is no big news these days in the Cranberries world, and secondly this cover song appears in 2 blockbuster trailers this month. Not that bad!

1st trailer is for the Xbox videogame “Middle Earth – Shadow of War” whose the whole soundtrack features Oumi Kapila’s version:

“Shadow of War” – Xbox – Trailer

2nd trailer is for the next season of “The X-Files” where Oumi Kapila’s version is just a part of the soundtrack among other music and dialogs:

“The X-Files” – Season 11 – Trailer

Below the full song by Oumi Kapila:

Oumi Kapila – “Zombie”

The question could be, why don’t all those blockbusters use the original Cranberries song… but that’s another story!

Thanks to Mark for the info.

Rare small advert for a “The Cranberry Saw Us” show (UPDATED)

October 1, 2017  |  Comments Off on Rare small advert for a “The Cranberry Saw Us” show (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Oldies but goldies!
Below a rare early years concert advert for a venue called The Speakeasy in Limerick, Ireland and published on November 3, 1990 in the Limerick Leader, a local newspaper.

Among other bands: A Touch Of Oliver plus The Cranberry Saw Us

It was the good old days when The Cranberries were called The Cranberry Saw Us and one of the very first shows with Dolores on vocals and not anymore Niall Quinn, the band’s very first singer.

Advert for The Speakeasy

Quite a rare and 3rd advert concerning this show as usually most of the people and fans (including us) only know the existence of these following 2 adverts:

Flyer (Notice The Speakeasy mispelled)

Another newspaper ad

Many thanks to S.


UPDATE:
Another advert, another artwork, a 4th version for The Cranberry Saw Us concert at The Speakeasy. This small advert was published page 36 the day of the show (November 10, 1990) still in the local newspaper, Limerick Leader. Also to notice in this edition, an article page 29 to promote the show and featuring pictures of both bands that night… this article is quite known by the fans already.

Advert for The Speakeasy – Different version

The Cranberries Press