The Cranberries in Mexico & The Cranberries rehearsal days

April 6, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Breaking news for Mexico today as The Cranberries are announced to play 2 concerts in Cancún on August 26th & 27th. The information is not officially confirmed by the band yet but was announced last March 24th on the internet by Quintana Roo Hoy.
If confirmed it would automatically mean more South American concerts to be announced soon (and why not a few concerts in North America as well). The last time the band played Mexico -and mostly South America- was in 2010 during the Reunion Tour. The Cranberries have some of their biggest fans there and the band is expected like no other band is. Even more since the last tour for the album Roses in 2012 didn’t stop on the South American continent at all!

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Other news, yesterday was rehearsal day 1 for The Cranberries but no information were revealed. Even the very opposite, we had a few more pictures of Dolores with her side project D.A.R.K. doing interviews and photo shooting for a media called The Talkhouse.

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These pictures are difficult to date and even if recent (probably taken just a couple of days ago) they don’t mean Dolores wasn’t rehearsing with The Cranberries yesterday or don’t mean she was! What’s for sure is things are moving fast now and it really seems both projects are carried out in parallel by Dolores.

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And now today is The Cranberries rehearsal day 2. Noel just shared on his Tumblr account some photos where we can see the instruments and gears ready. We can also see Mike and Fergal & 2 familiar tech guys. Noel is not on the pictures as he probably is the one taking them. No sign of Dolores for now and she possibly hasn’t arrived yet which is not really a surprise as the very first rehearsal days might be instrumental only.

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On one picture we can even read some part of the setlist (yes it is readable if you are an expert in Cranberries songs) but no spoiling here, read it if you like or keep the surprise, your choice!

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Anyway good things are coming for sure…
Noel also posted a short mobile phone video on his Twitter:

Dolores to take part in a charity project against homelessness

April 3, 2016  |  Comments Off on Dolores to take part in a charity project against homelessness  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

An article published today on the Independent reveals that Dolores O’Riordan will be involved in a project called “Rock Against Homelessness” which is part of the “One For Ireland” campaign. This event is to alert on the overall number of homeless people in Ireland seriously increasing these last months and to raise €1M to fight youth homelessness throughout April.

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A concert will take place at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on April 24 and a charity CD will be released in 3 weeks. Dolores is not on the list of the artists performing at the concert (or is she the very special guest?) but is to feature on the CD among other artists such as The Waterboys, Sinead O’Connor, The Chieftains, The Saw Doctors, Tommy Fleming, Camille O’Sullivan, Mundy and Hometown.

Thanks to A.P. for the tip!

Source: Independent.ie

Photos of “The Ultimate Live Collection Vol. 2” box set

March 30, 2016  |  Comments Off on Photos of “The Ultimate Live Collection Vol. 2” box set  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The box sets of The Ultimate Live Collection Volume 2 have just been shipped by Concert Live for once perfectly on time. Some fans already received their box and here below are the first photos:

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First thing you immediately notice is its size. It is almost half of the Volume 1 box which was way too large if you remember (see CW photo-review of the Volume 1 by clicking here).

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Size of the Volume 1: 29 x 23 x 12cm
Size of the Volume 2: 21 x 17 x 9cm

This time the 4 CD’s inside fit better!

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This is the exact same red/cranberries color 🙂 as the Volume 1.
It is interesting to note that for an unknown reason some fans received a white version of the Volume 1 which is quite weird and very collector!
Here’s the white box (on the left) received by Cranberries Mexico among a lot of other goodies ordered:

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Will there be a white version of the Volume 2?
Time will tell…

The content of this new box is exactly as announced by Concert Live:
2 live albums recorded on the 2010 Reunion Tour and 2 live albums recorded on the Roses Tour.

  • Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano – 16.mar.2010
  • Live at Zénith, Paris – 22.mar.2010
  • Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London – 02.oct.2012 
  • Live at Zénith, Caen – 10.nov.2012 

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The box is still available on the Concert Live website for £25 plus shipping.
Limited edition: 100 copies

Johanna Cranitch to join The Cranberries on the Summer Tour 2016

March 25, 2016  |  Comments Off on Johanna Cranitch to join The Cranberries on the Summer Tour 2016  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Johanna Cranitch, now Johanna Wiseley, just instagramed/twitted she’ll be playing with The Cranberries on their Summer Tour 2016. As you might remember she already played with the band on the Roses Tour 2012 on the keyboard and supporting Dolores as backup singer.

Getting excited to join these dudes again for some summer shows. #thecranberries

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Great news! See you on tour again Johanna.

Sources: White Prism Instagram, White Prism Twitter

The Cranberries “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” box set 7″ vinyls

March 25, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new Cranberries box set is available today on the Concert Live website: the 7″ singles box set.
Named “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” it contains three 7″ vinyls and is limited to 100 copies.

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This live compilation based on the “Greatest Live Hits” 2CD version released by Concert Live before is a sort of greatest hits of the greatest hits as there are 12 tracks only (the 2CD version has 20 tracks).

On the Concert Live banner it says the item is part of a 24h sale supposed to end tomorrow morning at 9:00 but experience already showed this wasn’t really the case and as long as the 100 copies are not sold out the item stays on their website. Anyway if you are interested don’t hesitate too long, 100 is very few.
Price is £24.99 for the box. You can also order each vinyl separately for £7.99
Product dispatch date is May 23, 2016.

Tracklist:
Part 1:
Side A
Linger – Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano 2010
Just My Imagination – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012
Side B
Shattered – Live at Royal Albert Hall, London 2010
When You’re Gone – Live at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon 2010

Part 2
Side A
Zombie – Live at Royal Albert Hall, London 2010
Salvation – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012
Side B
Switch Off The Moment – Live in Barcelona 2010
Animal Instinct – Live at Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam 2010

Part 3
Side A
Dreams – Live at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon 2010
How – Live at Columbiahalle, Berlin 2010
Side B
Conduct – Live at Zénith, Caen 2012
Still Can’t… – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012

Source: Concert Live

DARK debut album coming May 27th on Cooking Vinyl

March 12, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

According to Billboard the debut album from alternative rock act D.A.R.K., featuring The Cranberries vocalist Dolores O’Riordan, former Smiths bassist Andy Rouke and Olé Koretsky is announced for May 27th on Cooking Vinyl in the USA. The London-based label is expanding its US operations with the opening of a full service label division.

On the other hand Rey Roldan, a music publicist based in New Jersey posted on Facebook last March 7th the following message:

And… we welcome DARK featuring DJ/Producer/Musician Olé Koretsky, Dolores O’Riordan (of The Cranberries) and Andy Rourke (of The Smiths) to the Reybee stable

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Well, it seems things are moving on the DARK side… but what about The Cranberries?
The DARK debut album is supposed to be released when The Cranberries will be about to tour in Europe.
Will Dolores be able to do both projects… probably YES!

Thanks to Sara who we are happy to welcome in our team!

Sources: Billboard, Rey Roldan, Reybee Inc.

The Cranberries to play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” in France

March 11, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” in France  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Another date of The Cranberries summer tour was just announced today.
The band will play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” festival on August 13, 2016.
The festival is located in Landerneau, France near Brest on the very west side of the country.

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Tickets on sale now, click on this link or on the word “La billetterie” on the home page of the festival
Price is €44,80 or €23,80 if you are under 12.

Source: Fête du bruit dans Landerneau

Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler 45 years old today!

March 4, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all!
So Happy Birthday Fergal.

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The Cranberries to appear in “Rock Band 4” videogame (UPDATED MAR.18)

March 1, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The song title(s) is (are) not yet known but The Cranberries are on the list of the artists appearing in the videogame “Rock Band 4” for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and others.

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For those who have no idea what this game is all about, it allows up to four players to simulate the performance of popular rock songs by playing with controllers modeled after musical instruments. Players can play the lead guitar, bass guitar and drums parts to songs with instrument controllers as well as sing through a USB microphone.

Here is the list of the artists being part of the next March DLC(*) as announced by developer Harmonix:

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Carrie Underwood
  • The Cranberries
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Luke Bryan
  • Neon Trees
  • One Direction
  • Sam Hunt

If there is only one song of The Cranberries in Rock Band 4 it will surely be “Zombie”.
If more than one so guess the songs… Any idea?

According to Bastián a longtime gamer and Cranberries fan (see his message below) the band already appeared in the video games “Rockband Blitz” (Linger) and “Singstar” (Linger, Zombie, Stars).
“Zombie” might be in “Rocksmith” as well.

(*) DLC is a sort of downloadable update, a not-free update, you have to pay more money to play those artists as they are not part of the main collection (Rock Band 4 was released in October 2015).

Source: VG 24/7


UPDATE MAR.14

Finally it is 3 new tracks from The Cranberries available tomorrow:
Dreams
Ode To My Family
Zombie
The tracklist was just announced today on the Facebook page of Rock Band 4.
So it makes a total of 4 Cranberries songs as Linger was already available as DLC before.

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UPDATE MAR.15

OUT NOW, HERE IS THE PROMO VIDEO


UPDATE MAR.18

“DREAMS”

“ODE TO MY FAMILY”

“ZOMBIE”

Tickets on sale today for the 1st show of The Cranberries in 2016

February 26, 2016  |  Comments Off on Tickets on sale today for the 1st show of The Cranberries in 2016  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As you may know The Cranberries will play their first 2016 concert in Lublin, Poland at Arena Lublin.
Order tickets online now by clicking this link. You can’t miss The Cranberries banner.

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They even have FanTicket !
Take a look at the sample below with a “Roses” promo-photo visual.
Final FanTicket will possibly receive a new visual as we all wait for the new Cranberries Official Website with hopefully new visual and recent pictures.

2016.02.26 Arena Lublin Fanticket sample

Thanks to Volodymyr for the info.

Source: eventim.pl

The Ultimate Live Collection Vol.2

February 26, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Ultimate Live Collection Vol.2  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Live Concert will release a 2nd volume of “The Ultimate Live Collection”.
Only 100 available… for what it’s worth.
Still a big red box !
It is not detailed if each box will have a Limited Edition number printed. (Probably not!)
Nothing really new inside just some more copies of 2010 & 2012 shows on CD:

* Live at The Hammersmith Apollo, London – 2.oct.2012
* Live at Zenith, Caen – 10.nov.2012
* Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano – 16.mar.2010
* Live at Zenith, Paris – 22.mar.2010

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You can pre-order it today for £25 + shipping costs by clicking this link.
5% discount with voucher code FEBRUARY2016 (until tomorrow Saturday).

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Source: Concert Live

BREAKING: A couple of albums coming out!!! (2 UPDATES)

February 24, 2016  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

An online article of the Independent.ie reports a few words Dolores said outside court after the sentencing:

 I don’t really have much to say. I’m glad it’s over and I want to thank the doctors who helped me to get back my health mentally.

 

I’m feeling very good today, very positive about this upcoming year. I have a couple of albums coming out and I’m going to go back to work.

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Is Dolores talking about The Cranberries + JetlagNYC + the hypothetical collaboration with Eric Alexandrakis? Time will tell but 2016 will be great for sure.

Source: Independent.ie


UPDATE 4:50 PM (GMT)

Sara from CranberriesItalia (yes still her, you should work for CW Sara!) is watching the Irish TV RTE1 and reports the following: “They’re after talking about it on rte1. She briefly spoke to the reporter and said she’s about to release 2 records, one with the Chamber Orchestra and another with a project called Dark.”
QUITE UNEXPECTED !!

Rectification: Sara heard it on RTE1 Radio, not TV.

Source: RTE1 Radio


UPDATE 5:10 PM (GMT)

JetlagNYC becomes DARK
The Facebook page of JetlagNYC just changed its name into DARK.
This explains the comment of Sara and it’s now obvious that the 1st of the 2 records Dolores is talking about will be the one with JetlagNYC… I mean DARK. The second will be something unexpected with the Chamber Orchestra. She already played with them on the New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick (2013).
So what about The Cranberries album? Mystery…

Source: DARK Facebook

Dolores ordered to pay €6,000 to court poor box for air rage incident

February 24, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

According to Áine Fitzgerald reporter with Limerick Leader and contributor to national (Irish) newspapers:

Limerick rock star Dolores O’Riordan has been ordered to pay €6,000 to court poor box for air rage incident

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Thanks to Sara from CranberriesItalia for the tip!

Source: Áine Fitzgerald Twitter

Dolores to be sentenced today (3 UPDATES)

February 24, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Here’s the first picture of Dolores arriving at Ennis District Court today.

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Dolores has almost the same look as the last time she appeared (December 16), just hair a little longer.
Final judgement should be known soon.
Please check back later.

Source: RTE.ie


UPDATE 02:10 PM (GMT)

Dolores has been ordered to pay €6,000 to court poor box for air rage incident.
Thanks to Sara from CranberriesItalia for the tip!

Source: Áine Fitzgerald Twitter


UPDATE 2:50 PM (GMT)

Another picture of Dolores arriving at Court today.

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Source: The Irish Times


UPDATE 4:30 PM (GMT)

More pictures…

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Bury The Hatchet double LIVE album at Concert Live??

February 19, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The website Concert Live just published a new page where you can pre-order “Bury The Hatchet double live album”. Release date is March 18th.

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This probably is a mistake from Concert Live. Those guys often make mistakes, it is not the first time and it probably won’t be the last. For example see this past news where they announced unreleased recordings when it was not!

This 2LP version of Bury The Hatchet must probably be the recent Deluxe Edition 180 grams released last January in USA exclusively which would be now available for the first time in Europe. Otherwise if it really is a LIVE version of BTH this record would be completely unreleased & new.
Probability: 1% (or should I say 0% !!)

Source: Concert Live


UPDATE FEB.20

The word “live” was removed today! No more details if it is the 180 grams edition, but it sure is.

The Cranberries playing at Bospop Festival 2016

February 10, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new date appeared today!
The Cranberries will play Bospop Festival in Netherlands on July 09, 2016

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Sources: Bospop Festival FBBospop website


UPDATE

Get tickets now on Ticketmaster. One-day ticket costs €67.50 (or €42.50 if you are under 16).

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Source: Ticketmaster

New album coming soon… or not !

February 9, 2016  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday the open-air festival Festi’Neuch in Neuchâtel Switzerland announced their 2016 line up featuring The Cranberries and the page dedicated to the band was mentioning a new album this year:

Ils reviennent au centre de l’actualité avec un nouvel album prévu pour cette année et cela ne peut que réserver de bonnes surprises !

 

Translation: They’re back in the spotlight with a new album to be released this year, good news in store !

Today this text was removed which possibly means it was a mistake… or THE big news revealed too early ! Below the new page in French (as Neuchâtel is located on the French speaking side of Switzerland)

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If anyone captured the original text yesterday please send us a copy. Thanks.


UPDATE

Here comes the original text from yesterday. Thanks to Richard & Maïwenn

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Oldies but goodies… (UPDATED)

January 27, 2016  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries fans are still waiting for news from the official Cranberries website still displaying “News coming soon”.  Well, the band might be waiting for Dolores’ judgement (handed down on February 24) before making any announcement.

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In the meantime a lot of old rare photos appeared (or re-appeared on better quality) on the internet. Some of them direclty posted by The Cranberries on their official Facebook and some others found by dedicated fans always searching the internet day after day. So thank you to all for these gems !
As always click on each picture to see it full size.

On tour possibly in 1992:

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Dolores with her mother and grandmother:

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Possibly from 1991:

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Trowbridge Town Hall concert, early years:

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2 more early years:

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Dolores in 2004 during the “Nanny trial”:

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Dolores promo shot in better quality:

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Dolores 2007:

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Dolores December 2008:

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Dolores on the streets of Paris, France during the Roses Tour, December 2012:

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The Pigtown Fling 2014:

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Noel in Dublin, January 28, 2015:

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Noel driving his car on his 44th birthday, December 25, 2015:

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Fergal at Dundalk Institute of Technology, November 2015:

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So much better quality photo from the very first singer of The Cranberries, sorry, The Cranberry Saw Us  Niall Quinn on December 23, 1992 (when he was not in the band anymore):

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And last but not least Sara from CranberriesItalia found an instagram video (15sec only!) of Dolores singing Linger in an Irish pub in Killarney, May 2015. It is a 1-acoustic-guitar version. The guy playing with her is unknown for now. Possibly just someone who knew the song and was hanging in the pub at this time.
And as Sara says : “Maybe the only case in which Linger sung in a pub can’t be defined as cover”

Sources: The Cranberries FB and website, Noel Hogan Twitter, DoloresO’RiordanSpain FB, Sara from CranberriesItalia FB, jules2u Instagram, alamy.com, Catherine20 Instagram, Cranberries-Greece FB, Fergal Lawler Side Projects FB, Andy Dunn photographer, Brendan O’Halloran, Cathal Dawson, Exclusive.

Noel Hogan will share some Cranberries news soon (2 UPDATES)

December 30, 2015  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

Noel Hogan:

To all asking….
Very soon I will have Cranberries news.
Happy New Year.

Breaking news tonight posted by Noel himself on his twitter account and except a few fans who will always say I knew it, I felt it, I saw it in my crystal ball etc… his words were totally unexpected for most people.

His short message spread the internet like rarely before and every fans started to imagine what the surprise could be. Naturally the first idea concerns a band reunion to make a new album and/or a new tour.
The word reunion has no really sense as the Crans never officially nor unofficially split. Anyways!!
This “reunion” is probably the most expected thing by the fans and is also one of the hardest to believe (for now) regarding the past months/years:
After the end of the Roses Tour 3 years ago in December 2012 a lot of things happened, band members returned to their families and side projects naturally appeared. To name a few: The Pigtown Fling and other Limerick City of Culture projects for Noel and JetLagNYC, Like A Puppet Show and a possible 3rd solo album for Dolores.
Not to mention major upheavals and revelations concerning her private life: divorce from husband, air rage incident, sexually abused when she was a child, trial, new lover…

All these things don’t argue for a reunion soon as many things are still on the process and we have to remember words recently said by Noel: “The Cranberries is such a big thing, we have to lead it at a time when we can all focus on that and not have kind of other things going on at the same time to make everyone happy”.

Well, who knows, life is full of surprises sometimes and The Cranberries reunion could still happen tomorrow… but what could it be if not a reunion?

Some say it could simply concern a new release. Like Beneath The Skin on Bluray HD or more LP’s reissues or it could be a new record made of old stuffs like B-sides, rare studio or live tracks, or even another greatest hits…
Some more people say it might concern a collaboration / soundtrack / film project.
But it might be something completely fresh and new as well.
Do you have any idea? Please tell us.

For now no one really knows.
The surprise is total.

2016 might be great.

Happy New Year !

Sources: Noel HoganCranberries.com


UPDATE JANUARY 03

The official website was updated today with this new visual

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UPDATE FEBRUARY 04

Noel Hogan said on twitter today ““Cranberries news coming next Monday.”

Source: Noel Hogan Twitter

In the Irish press today

December 17, 2015  |  Comments Off on In the Irish press today  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

It seems the medias are still very interested in Dolores. Yesterday a lot of paparazzi were in Ennis, Ireland to catch her and today she’s on the front pages of a lot of Irish newspapers. Here are some of them:

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TAKEN BY STORM available on DVD and Streaming

December 14, 2015  |  Comments Off on TAKEN BY STORM available on DVD and Streaming  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Taken by Storm is an essay / film / documentary about the album cover design work of Storm Thorgerson. As you might know Storm Thorgerson did several designs for The Cranberries and Roddy Bogawa, the film director, was able to interview Noel and Fergal several years ago in New York and they appear in the film.

You can watch a 30 seconds teaser especially focused about The Cranberries
and/or watch the official 5 minutes trailer mostly focused about Pink Floyd.

Taken by Storm is available on a 3 panel gatefold Digipak DVD for $25.
One panel concerns The Cranberries and the album Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.
Bonuses include outtakes from the film, several Storm’s film school project, a video of riding in a taxi with Storm in London and more.
DVD is NTSC region free.
You can order it directly on this link

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The other way to watch the film and bonuses is streaming on the internet.
3 packages are available depending on what you’d like to watch:

The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – $5.99
The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – Deluxe Package – $10
The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – Digital Special Features – $5.99

Sources: Roddy Bogawa, The Art of Storm Thorgerson Facebook

Noel Hogan at the University of Limerick yesterday

November 26, 2015  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan at the University of Limerick yesterday  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan was yesterday at the University of Limerick with Dr Martin Power, Professor Eoin Devereux, Dr Aileen Dillane to open a 2-day international symposium devoted to Manchester post-punk band Joy Division. Noel recalled how Joy Division influenced The Cranberries / The Cranberry Saw Us early recording efforts.
People are more than welcome to attend the symposium for free on both days (Nov. 25 & 26).
It takes place in the Health Sciences Building on the North Campus in UL 9am-5pm

25/11/15 REPRO FREE The legendary Manchester band Joy Division are the subject of a two-day international symposium at the University of Limerick this week. Following on from previous events at UL on The Smiths, Morrissey and David Bowie, the Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster are examining the legacy of the iconic Manchester band, whose career was cut short with the untimely death of their lead singer Ian Curtis in 1980. Best known for their song Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division are one of the worldÕs truly iconic and influential bands. Dr Martin Power, Professor Eoin Devereux, Assistant Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick, Noel Hogan, The Cranberries and Dr Aileen Dillane at the launch of the two day symposium at the University of Limerick. The symposium was launched by Noel Hogan of The Cranberries who recalled how Joy Division influenced his bandÕs early recording efforts. Delegates have travelled from the UK, China, The US (including from Yale), Canada, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain and Portugal to dissect and debate the bandÕs contribution to Indie Music. The symposium heard papers on Joy DivisionÕs influences, their songwriting practices, the bandÕs legacy as well as their transition to New Order following CurtisÕs death. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.

Dr Martin Power, Pr Eoin Devereux, Rock Star, Dr Aileen Dillane

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Sources : Limerick Post, The Irish Times, Noel Hogan, Sean Curtis, ahssUL, DrDevereux

“Like A Puppet Show” available tomorrow only !

November 26, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

LAPS

Like A Puppet Show will be available this Friday November 27 only at a store near you.
The multi-artists project is only out for the record store day / Black Friday event and here is a list of North American stores where you can buy it :

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Watch “Mood Poem” The Pigtown Fling documentary on YouTube

November 9, 2015  |  Comments Off on Watch “Mood Poem” The Pigtown Fling documentary on YouTube  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Yesterday Crude Films added on their YouTube account the documentary called “Mood Poem” about The Pigtown Fling Project.

Click here to watch the full movie available in HD 1080p.

Reflecting on their art, their community and their city, Mood Poem meets the musicians and artists of ‘The Pigtown Fling’, a 2014 National City of Culture musical legacy project, that invited over 50 artists of different genres & styles to work together on a collaborative album.

This is the very same documentary that was screened for free last September 20 in Limerick :

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mood poem NH🙂 🙂

You can find some pictures on The Pigtown Fling official Facebook.

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Robert Hope, Mike and Noel

Sources : Cruide Films, The Cranberries FB, The Pigtown Fling FB, Darren Ryan Photography

The Ultimate Live Collection: The wait is over

November 4, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After more than 3 months the wait is finally over.
The boxsets have been shipped last week as promised by Concert Live and some have been received.
This is a large box (29 x 23 x 12cm) with magnet closure.
The color is a clear allusion to The Cranberries and is a great choice. Don’t pay attention to photos below, they don’t do justice to the exact color.

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Merry Christmas

Inside you can find 5 live albums recorded on the 2010 Reunion Tour:

  • Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid – 12/03/2010
  • Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon – 21/03/2010 
  • Amsterdam Music Hall, Amsterdam – 23/03/2010
  • Columbiahalle, Berlin – 27/03/2010 
  • Royal Albert Hall, London – 31/03/2010

Once opened and the wrapping material removed, the box seems it bit (too?) large for only 5 albums.

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The artwork is similar to the one used in the multi-other pressings already released.
This time the inner picture of the band is reversed. Which one is the correct one, probably this new version.

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(The different colors on cd’s are only due to the flash, there ‘s no difference!)

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The back cover of the new version. Nothing really changed there except the catalog number.

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CW definitely have to complete The Cranberries discography one day to compare all the versions.
Quite a lot of work to do and those live albums by Concert Live are not the easiest part.

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Maybe the reason of this quite empty and too large box is to fit all of their different versions. Genius!
A great box and a great item to own if you are a serious collector.
Still available on their website for £30 plus shipping.

The Cranberries Press