All 2017 promo pics so far…

March 24, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It all started last February 9th when Facebook user Cesar Enrique Vera (Quíque Vera now!) posted a behind-the-scenes photo of what seemed to be a photo shoot in Puerto Morelos, Mexico:

(Curiously this exact scene below still havent been published anywhere yet!)

The photo shoot was officially confirmed by Dolores on stage in Cancún.
After that, we learned the photographer was none other than ANDY EARL. As you may know, he already worked with The Crans in their glorious past. His name appears on almost all The Cranberries albums and he is responsible for some of their (very famous) promo pics over these last 25 years.

During their time in Cancún, it seems The Cranberries did a lot of different photo shoots possibly during 3 days. With the help of another Facebook user Victor M Gonzalez Becerra, who published another behind-the-scenes photo, we can date these shootings.

So here’s a recap of all the promo pics so far and some of them in HQ!!
All credits go to Andy Earl/BMG/The Cranberries.

DAY 1 (February 9, 2017)


DAY 2 (February 10, 2017)

No pics from this day surfaced yet!


DAY 3 (February 11, 2017)




“Why” world premiere on BBC Radio 2 today (UPDATED)

March 21, 2017  |  15 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries announced this morning on their socials the first play of their brand new track “Why” with Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 (England).
As you probably all know, “Why” leaked last Friday and there’s a good chance you already heard the song before. Anyway this is the official premiere today.

…Now the song just aired and as the website Cranberryesque perfectly reported:
“It is a radio edit (as the song clocks in at over 5 minutes) much more compact with a little more production. Most of the intro is gone and it ends with Dolores’ voice.”

Very interesting different version! (3:23)

LISTEN HERE (starts at 48:52)


UPDATE MARCH 22:
The Cranberries uploaded today the radio edit version to youtube.
On the other hand, the long version (the album version) is also available today on digital platforms.
Cranberries World updated the WHY song page with lyrics of both versions!

New songs “The Glory, Rupture, Why” described by Dolores Herself

March 17, 2017  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Two new interesting articles about the new album ‘Something Else’ were published today. One in Spanish on Jenesaispop.com and one in English on EntertainmentWeekly.com
There’s a few words in both articles about the theme of every new song. These words come from the press release issued by BMG and quoting Dolores:

-The Glory: written by O’Riordan in the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s rehearsal rooms at the University of Limerick. “I was trying to think of the fact that there is always hope, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel no matter how dark life may be. It can be difficult at times, but you have to find the light and the positive in things.”
-Rupture: a track centered around depression “about being in that black hole and finding it hard to get out of it”
-Why: “written just after my father passed away, at the most difficult time”

On the Spanish article only, more (intriguing?) quotes from Dolores:
‘Something Else’ is a nod to the title of our debut album, it’s an uncertain title. It’s not saying there’s going to be more and it’s not saying that this is a great end, either, it’s who knows if there’s going to be more. I think it relates to the first record very well. I have no idea what awaits us. It’s not the nineties anymore, that’s for sure. Nor would I want them to be. Let’s hope there’s more to come. I hope fans like what we’ve done with the songs. I guess you wonder how long your songs will live. I think ours have been very lucky.

The single ‘Why’ is expected to be released next week.
Happy St Paddy’s day!

“Why” on the radio next March 24th

March 16, 2017  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to an article published earlier today on the Italian website Ansa, “Why” will be the first single coming from the album “Something Else” and will make its debut on the radio on March 24.

There is no more details in the article but the information is probably true.
In their press release the band already announced the single “Why” as soon going to be available digitally without exact release date. Now we have one (at least for Italy)

Thanks to Ricardo Cesar for the information.


Also today, The Cranberries published on their Facebook account a short message to tell Linger (Acoustic Version) was now instantly available if you pre-order Something Else on iTunes.
[The song is now also available on major streaming platforms].
And to promote this, the band posted a short video with images recently recorded during their rehearsals in Limerick and featuring Linger (instrumental version) as soundtrack. How cool!

The Cranberries – Linger (Taken from 'Something Else')

“Linger” is now instantly available if you pre-order “Something Else” on iTunes. This is is the first of many tracks we’ve revisited with the Irish Chamber Orchestra. https://cranberries.lnk.to/SEFA

Posted by The Cranberries on Donnerstag, 16. März 2017

 

The Cranberries to record “TARATATA” TV show on March 21

March 10, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will appear on the French TV show “TARATATA” on March 21, in Paris, France.
The Taratata team just emailed their new newsletter featuring The Cranberries and 3 other artists playing that day: London Grammar, Camille, Féfé.
The Cranberries already played the show twice in the past (1995, 2012) and Dolores solo once (2007)

Admission is free. TV studio capacity is about 500. Make it fast!
Click this link to register, then click “Le tournage, Assistez à Taratata!” and select the right show.
All in French, no English version available, sorry!

EDIT – 5:45 pm (UTC): Now closed. All tickets are gone!

“Something Else” The Cranberries new album out April 28th (4-UPDATES)

March 8, 2017  |  13 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Finally, the new Cranberries album is almost here!
Release date: April 28, 2017

Tracklist:

  1. Linger (Acoustic Version)
  2. The Glory
  3. Dreams (Acoustic Version)
  4. When You’re Gone (Acoustic Version)
  5. Zombie (Acoustic Version)
  6. Ridiculous Thoughts (Acoustic Version)
  7. Rupture
  8. Ode To My Family (Acoustic Version)
  9. Free To Decide (Acoustic Version)
  10. Just My Imagination (Acoustic Version)
  11. Animal Instinct (Acoustic Version)
  12. You And Me (Acoustic Version)
  13. Why

The new songs thus are “The Glory”, “Rupture” and “Why”.
As for the cover art, it looks very familiar although it’s not exactly the photo expected and mentioned by the band on stage in Mexico last February… maybe it will feature inside booklet!

Special thanks to Cranberryesque for noticing
Source: Record Bird


UPDATE#1 – 2:45 pm (UTC):
The Cranberries just updated their profile pic on their Twitter account.
This picture was taken in the lobby of the Moon Palace Arena in Cancún, Mexico on February 11, 2017.
How cool!!
Thanks to Dan Steward on Twitter for noticing.


UPDATE#2 – 3:50 pm (UTC):
The band now updated all their profiles everywhere, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.
Even the official website.
Here is their new Facebook banner:

And there are some signed products available to pre-order from The Cranberries official store: https://cranberries.lnk.to/store


UPDATE#3 – 4:55 pm (UTC):
Facebook user Victor M Gonzalez Becerra shared a great behind the scenes picture from the photo shoot (Feb.11, 2017) at Moon Palace Arena in Cancún:


UPDATE#4  – March 9:
The French website Stars Are Underground published today an article to promote the new album and the French concerts. The interesting part features an exclusive new picture of The Cranberries on the sofa. Unfortunately the photo is rather low quality:

On Twitter a famous French radio host named Georges Lang posted the same picture with a wider view and better quality 🙂

Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler, 46 years old today

March 4, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Happy Birthday to our favorite drummer Fergal Lawler who turns 46 today!

Fergal in Cancún, February 10, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: the cover of the next album almost revealed (UPDATED)

February 10, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

During the first show in Cancún tonight Dolores announced before the last song (Dreams) that the band did a photo shoot yesterday, Thursday February 9th in Puerto Morelos, and the picture will be used for the cover of the next album. It is unclear whether this picture will be used as the cover of the greatest hits album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra or the completely new one that is expected afterwards?

Amazing fact, earlier today, an amateur photo of this photo shoot appeared on the internet. Facebook user Cesar Enrique Vera, the guy who took it randomly, didn’t know what was at stake when he captured this moment, he was just there at the right place, at the right time. Masterpiece!

Listen to Dolores’ speech starting at 07:12 on the video below recorded by Cranberries Mexico

#TheCranberries en Cancún (Viernes)

Posted by Cranberries MEXICO on Freitag, 10. Februar 2017


UPDATE Feb.11:
Cranberries Mexico was lucky enough to talk about the photo shoot with Fergal, who mentioned that the picture was taken by none other than Andy Earl (who’s very famous in The Cranberries world in case you don’t know) and that they’re not sure whether the photo will be the cover or not, though it should definitely be part of the artwork.

The Cranberries in Cancún – show #1 – Live review

February 10, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are about to take the stage in Cancún, Mexico
2 days ago they rehearsed for the show:

and yesterday they had a photo shoot in Puerto Morelos.
A non professional and behind the scenes photo surfaced today posted by Cesar Enrique Vera on his Facebook account who just was at the right place on the right time:

Around 6:30/ 7:00 PM today (local time) the band did a press conference:

(There is a periscope video on this link)

and before that (or just after? unclear!), there was a Meet and Greet with a few lucky fans who won the official meet and greet contest:

Now time for the show, fans just entered the venue and the first pictures inside are appearing:

Remember it is a dinner-concert around tables and everyone seated! Quite weird!
Our friends at Cranberries Mexico will try to video broadcast live on CranMex YouTube starting hopefully very soon.

Tonight’s menu:

Will you succeed to read tonight’s setlist?

8:58 PM (local time)
There is a live feed on periscope on THIS LINK

9:04 PM
Show just started: Analyse, Animal, Linger…
3 periscopes for now:
PERICOPE 1  PERISCOPE 2 PERISCOPE 3

9:20 PM
CRANMEX PERISCOPE
When you’re gone, Just my Imagination, Ode To My Family…

9:35 PM
Free to decide, I cant be with you, conduct…

9:55 PM
Desperate andy, schizophrenic playboys, salvation, ridiculous thoughts…

10:05 PM
Zombie. Encore: You and Me (it seems that Empty as seen on the setlist was skipped)…

10:15 PM
Promises, Dreams. Outro (Exodus by Bob Marley) END OF SHOW total length 75 minutes
BREAKING NEWS: before the last song Dolores announced that the band did a photo shoot yesterday and it will be the cover of the next album.

Setlist… Empty was skipped.

Landerneau: another Cranberries show announced in France

February 7, 2017  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Not a surprise for this one, The Cranberries will play festival “Fête du Bruit dans Landerneau” in Landerneau, France on August 11, 2017.
As you may remember, The Cranberries had to cancel their show last year and the promoter wanted to have them back.

This show deserves a separate news mostly because tickets are not sold through the French promoter’s website (yet?) and is not presented as an acoustic performance like the May/June tour. The artwork does not include any violin. Same thing for the very first show that appeared online last week in Marbella, Spain: it is unclear whether or not these shows are part of the acoustic tour, but we have reasons to think they are not.
So… what’s your opinion? Do you believe these 2 shows are gonna be acoustic with the string quartet or electric ones?

Tickets on sale now. €38.30 / €46.30

Source: Fnacspectacles.com

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