VERY RARE BOOTLEG VIDEO.
The Cranberries opening for R.E.M. in Cardiff on 23 July 1995 at The National Ground Cardiff Arms Park.
Thanks to Cranberries Music Video Edits for sharing.
New interview with The Cranberries published on telegraph.co.uk (you have to register to access).
The interview was also published in print in the UK today (thanks to TC Newspaper for the image):
The Daily Telegraph – 5 April 2019
On 2 May 2019, An Post (Ireland’s leading supplier of postal services) will release a set of 4 stamps that celebrate 4 iconic and internationally recognized songs, performed by renowned Irish artists. The special collection is called “Great Irish Songs” and feature:
Regarding The Cranberries, 3 versions are available: the single stamp (€1.00), a Dreams sheetlet (€16.00) and a collector pack of 4 stamp discs (€17.00), all designed by Amp Visual.
Nice that they’re putting The Cranberries on an Irish stamp, shame they got the lyrics wrong!!!
Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper for the info!
UPDATE – 5 APRIL
UPDATE – 8 MAY
The set of stamps has been delayed (very likely due to The Cranberries lyrics error) and the new date of issue is tomorrow, 9 May 2019. For the occasion the official “The Collector” (pdf) has been updated and lyrics are now correct!
The set of stamps is valid for both international (U2 + John McCormack) and national (The Cranberries + Luke Kelly) postage, see different face values.
The Cranberries were in Milano today to promote “In The End”. There was a press conference at BMG Italy and the lads were also interviewed by radio station Virgin Radio. Here’s below the first pictures posted on socials, thanks to The Cranberries on Facebook, The Cranberries Newspaper on Facebook, Noel Hogan on Instagram and Alberto Muraro on Instagram.
Professor Eoin Devereux will be presenting “Waltzing Back – an illustrated lecture on The Cranberries 1989-1993” at The Odeon in Dublin on 9 May 2019. A welcome reception will begin at 6pm followed by Prof Devereux’s lecture, Q&A and networking opportunity.
Full details and booking: https://bit.ly/2FFv0BE
Professor Eoin Devereux – Twitter
Instagram user joanna.cran.pic posted a very rare clipping of the Limerick Leader published on 24 April 1989. Dolores and her classmates won “Slógadh ’89” (an Irish nation wide arts festival for young people) and received a special award, “An Gradam”. It was 30 years ago!!!
More about Slógadh
In 1969, Gael Linn established a competition based youth arts festival, Slógadh, involving several local events and culminating in a national final. This event was to prove one of the great successes of the Gael Linn calendar for many years. Activities included singing, storytelling and the visual arts.
The Slógadh music competitions catered for all kinds of music – traditional, pop, country ‘n’ western, classical, solo singing, choirs, musicals and solo instrumental. There were competitions for one act plays, miming and the traditional art form – the agallamh beirte. The festival was not limited to stage competitions. There were important art and literary sections also. The side events were often as important as the competitions themselves. Impromptu music sessions, discos, céilithe and poetry readings formed an integral and important part of the festival.
Above all else, Slógadh gave Irish a new relevance for the young generation. It became a living medium of modern artistic expression. At its zenith in the early eighties, over 50,000 young people were involved annually one way or another. It was through Slógadh that artists such as Clannad, the Hothouse Flowers, Altan and Dolores O’Riordan first gained recognition. It was in Slógadh that Cathal Ó Searcaigh, one of the most promising and prolific of our contemporary poets, came to the attention of the literary public. No other youth festival of its kind in Europe, with the exception of the Urdd Eistedfodd in Wales, could compare to it in scale or in the scope of its activities. Young people from the four corners of Europe – from Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Flanders, Occitania and Slovenia, to mention but some-traveled to Ireland to experience it.
The Cranberries were still in Paris today.
At 6.30pm they appeared on radio station RTL2 on the show “Le Drive RTL2”. Noel and Mike were interviewed during 20 minutes. The radio has live webcams in the studio, you can watch the video replay directly on the RTL2’s Facebook.
They also posted 2 photos on Twitter:
…and one more on Instagram:
A very rare pic was posted on Instagram by user joanna.cran.pic
This is the class photo of Dolores in Laurel Hill Secondary School in Limerick. Our friends from Cranberries Italia saw the pic in the school when they visited Limerick last year and said it was taken in 1990.
If so, do the math, Dolores was 18 (maybe 19).
A short (77 seconds) video interview of The Cranberries was published on YouTube today by Promiflash. Recorded a few days ago in Germany during their “In The End” promo tour.
Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper for the link!
Get a chance to listen to “In The End” a month before its release and meet The Cranberries on March 27th by taking part in the ouifm.fr / YouTubeMusic contest.
Simply enter the word CRANBERRIES by sms.
Send to: 74400 (carrier and data charges may apply)
and/or enter by email answering the following question (you have to register first):
When was CREATED the album Bury The Hatchet?
(1998, 1999 or 2000)
A 15-second video ad was also posted on Instagram today by OUI FM, click image below to play:
UPDATE – MARCH 22
The Cranberries posted a message on Facebook regarding the OUI FM contest. It seems it is intended for French IPs only:
Last week, the Limerick Leader announced that the second single “Wake Me When It’s Over” would be released on March 18th, which turned out not to be exact as the song was not available as expected at midnight that day.
As fans were waiting, a “Coming soon…” teaser was posted on The Cranberries socials (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) in the afternoon Monday 18th, which confirmed that the release was imminent. The (unknown back then) featured quote turned out to be taken from the very first lines of the song:
Later in the day, still Monday, a link from Japan (thanks to Ex-cranfan) revealed more information, including the official release date, March 19th, and the artwork/cover of the single in HQ.
However, as midnight was coming in every part of the world, the song was still not available on digital platforms (but leaked on a Russian website). Fans had to wait another post from the band on their socials (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) this morning Tuesday 19th, announcing an exclusive first play at midday on the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2, exactly like it happened in January for the release of the first single, “All Over Now”.
EDIT – 2:00 pm (UTC)
The Jeremy Vine show is now just over and “Wake Me When It’s Over” appeared on digital platforms… “In The End” didn’t, still looks ready to play though, so it might be coming soon, however there is no information about that for now!
EDIT – 3:15 pm (UTC)
The song is now available on YouTube (both full and edit versions):
The Cranberries recently revealed in a few interviews (watch Radio Regenbogen video for instance) that the songs “Wake Me When It’s Over” and “In The End” will be released very soon, and “Wake Me When It’s Over” will be the 2nd single.
“Wake Me When It’s Over” will be released next Monday (18 March), as revealed last week by the Limerick Leader, probably starting at midnight on streaming platforms and to download.
However, it seems that the song “In The End” will/could also be released on the same date, as both songs have just appeared today on iTunes/Apple Music and are almost ready to play… and even if not yet working, we can see both durations.
Let’s note that just like “The Pressure”, the song “In The End” should be another pre-release track the band wants to share and not a 3rd or 4th single.
The information was revealed by the Limerick Leader, “Wake Me When It’s Over” should be the next single off the album “In The End”. Read their article directly on limerickleader.ie or click image below to open pdf file.
Let’s note that “Wake Me When It’s Over” should be the 2nd single as the song “The Pressure” released on March 1st was not the second single but just a pre-release track the band wanted to share (see the news update that includes Noel’s words about it).