New pics of The Cranberries with fans in Perú (3 UPDATES)

December 15, 2016  |  Comments Off on New pics of The Cranberries with fans in Perú (3 UPDATES)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Perú, Perú, Perú… this is definitely your time!
Today The Cranberries -all of them- met fans at Hotel y Casino Los Delfines in Lima. A lot of photos and signings were done. Here’s a few of them… possibly more to come later.

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Alvarodg19 added 24-hours later a video of Dolores entering the Meet & Greet room

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UPDATE DEC.16:
A lot more pictures with fans yesterday Dec.15 -this time not from the meet & greet- were shared on Facebook by David Elieser Alvarez (click on each photo for larger view), also to credit alfonsorley Instagram and Gonzo Garcia Facebook.

     


UPDATE DEC.17:
More photos from yesterday Dec.16:

  


UPDATE DEC.19:
More photos; VARIOUS

 

BREAKING: Noel & Fergal doing medias this morning – New album in May 2017

December 15, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel & Fergal gave interviews this morning at Hotel Los Delfines San Isidro and 2 pictures have been published on The Cranberries Instagram account:

You can watch a 8 min video below:
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In this interview, the guys talk about how it is to play festival with other bands on the bill, their setlist for Saturday’s show, audiences that don’t speak English: “…audiences that don’t speak English have never been an issue… a good song has its own translation…”.

They also explain the importance of a producer when making a record and… MENTION THE NEW ALBUM-(!!!) : We have almost finished recording a new album, it’s a kind of reworking of some of our older songs with acoustic kind of style, and working with a quartet from the Irish Chamber Orchestra. And there’s 3 new songs, completely new, as well as some other songs like Linger and Dreams. That’s gonna be released next year in May I think”

Fergal then says they’re “gonna be doing some touring with that” and are also “writing for a new album, a completely new album after that one“.

SO EXCITING!


Carla Diaz, possibly another journalist with the boys this morning. Photo posted on her Instagram account:

The Cranberries rehearsing in Lima today

December 14, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries rehearsing in Lima today  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The first pictures of the boys in Lima were posted by The Cranberries on their Instagram account just a few minutes ago. The band was rehearsing today at La Fabrika Records for the upcoming show next Saturday at Festival Vivo El Rock 8.

Johanna (back vocals) posted on her Instagram story a very short video (or rather just a photo effect) recorded during this first rehearsal day. The Cranberries Brasil made a screen capture:

The Cranberries have arrived in Perú (UPDATED)

December 13, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The first pictures of Dolores and Olé Koretsky arriving in Perú today were published on elcomercio.pe

Last Saturday, December 10, Noel Hogan posted on twitter: “Back on the road for one last show this year. Playing Peru this time next week, one quick stop in NYC on the way.”

And 2 days later he posted another short message: “Off I go” with a picture of a flight map London-New York

 

MORE PICS:

Thanks to cabezahuecape and DORSpain


UPDATE DEC.14:
More pictures, thanks to Cranberries Perú

Yesterday Noel twitted from JFK international Airport in NYC: “That’s New York done, next stop Lima.”
…and twitted again when arrived: “Hello Lima”

Johanna and Mikey Freedom Hart have also arrived in Perú and posted pictures from Lima this Wednesday afternoon:

Still no pics from the boys yet 🙁
Hopefully soon!

(SPOIL) Possible setlist for the next Cranberries show in Lima, Peru

November 29, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Do not read below if you don’t wanna be spoiled as this is possibly the setlist for the next Cranberries show in Lima, Peru. The source comes from Johanna (back vocals) who posted on her Instagram (Story) account a short video filmed during the Cranberries rehearsals yesterday at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio in Limerick. At the very end of the video appears the setlist and The Cranberries Brasil did a screen capture below, so thanks to them for noticing!
For those who don’t necessarily follow The Cranberries on social medias everyday, you have to know that the whole band -including Dolores- has been rehearsing in Limerick for over a week now for the upcoming show in Peru next month. You can find a few pictures of these rehearsals on The Cranberries Instagram account.

Setlist off Johanna’s video:

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For those who can’t read:

Analyse
Animal
Wanted
Linger
When You Gone
Dreaming My Dreams
Just My Imagination
Ode
Loud And Clear
Free To Decide
Can’t Be With You
Conduct
Desperate Andy
Playboys
Salvation
Ridiculous
Zombie

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You And Me
Promises
Dreams

 

Well, this is not really a proper spoil as this is the same set as the European shows this summer. Fans in Peru probably won’t be disappointed as they haven’t seen the band live for almost 7 years. Remember that The Cranberries didn’t visit the South American continent with their Roses Tour and the last time the band played in Lima was during the Reunion Tour in February 2010. This setlist will probably look fresh for all the fans over there.

“Cooking Vinyl 30th Anniversary Boxset” featuring The Cranberries

November 29, 2016  |  Comments Off on “Cooking Vinyl 30th Anniversary Boxset” featuring The Cranberries  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

To celebrate their 30th anniversary Cooking Vinyl have released a boxset featuring 70 artists/70 tracks from the last 3 decades. One of these tracks is the song Tomorrow off the album Roses by The Cranberries.
Both available on LP and CD, the boxsets are limited to 1000 in total.
Also available on digital platforms like iTunes or Spotify.
All proceeds go to charity.

CD Boxset: £63 + shipping
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LP Boxset: £90 + shipping
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CD One: 1986 – 1995
1. Oysterband – Hal An Tow (Step Outside 1986)
2. The Happy End – The Ballad Of John Henry (Resolution 1987)
3. Paul Kelly – Bradman (Under The Sun 1987)
4. S.E. Rogie – My Lovely Elizabeth (Palm Wine Guitar Music 1988)
5. Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane (The Trinity Revisited 2007)
6. Ewan MacColl – Dirty Old Town (Black and White 1990)
7. The Barely Works – Byker Hill (The Big Beat 1990)
8. Tom Robinson – War Baby (Living In A Boom Time 1992)
9. Goats Don’t Shave – Viva Las Vegas (The Rusty Razor 1992)
10. Bhundu Boys – Radio Africa (Friends On The Road 1993)
11. Jackie Leven – Call Mother A Lonely Field (The Mystery Of Love… 1994)
12. Poison Girls – Old Tarts Song (Statement Box Set 1995)
13. The Mekons – (Sometimes I Feel Like) Fletcher Christian (Heaven & Hell 2004)
14. Ron Sexsmith – Get In Line (Long Player, Late Bloomer 2011)
15. Billy Bragg – The Space Race Is Over (William Bloke 1996)

CD Two: 1996 – 2005
1. Carter U.S.M. – And God Created Brixton (A World Without Dave 1997)
2. The Wedding Present – Montreal (Saturnalia 1996)
3. Ani DiFranco – Both Hands (Ani DiFranco 1997)
4. Chuck Prophet – New Year’s Day (Homemade Blood 1997)
5. Bert Jansch – Toy Balloon (Toy Balloon 1998)
6. Madder Rose – Overflow (Hello June Fool 1999)
7. Prolapse – fob.com (Ghosts of Dead Aeroplanes 1999)
8. The Lilac Time – Nursery Walls (Looking For A Day In The Night 1999)
9. Luke Vibert and B. J. Cole – Swing Lite – Alright (Stop The Panic 2000)
10. Frank Black – Robert Onion (Dog In The Sand 2001)
11. Echo and The Bunnymen – Make Me Shine (Flowers 2001)
12. The Church – Seen It Coming (After Everything Now This 2002)
13. Obi – Somewhere Nicer (Magic Land Of Radio 2002)
14. Richard Thompson – She Said It Was Destiny (The Old Kitbag 2003)
15. Hayseed Dixie – Ace of Spades (Let There Be Rockgrass 2004)
16. Camper Van Beethoven – Take The Skinheads Bowling (Telephone Free…2004)
17. American Music Club – Ladies and Gentlemen (Love Songs For Patriots)
18. Grant-Lee Phillips – Mona Lisa (Virginia Creeper)

CD Three: 2006 – 2016 Part. 1
1. Underworld – Scribble (Barking 2010)
2. Audio Bullys – Only Man (Higher Than The Eiffel 2010)
3. Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – Collapsing Cities feat. Shy FX (Get Cape…2010)
4. Groove Armada – I Won’t Kneel (Black Light 2010)
5. Dropkick Murphy’s – Going Out In Style (Going Out In Style 2011)
6. City and Colour – Fragile Bird (Little Hell 2011)
7. Reverend and The Makers – Bassline (@Reverend_Makers 2012)
8. Amanda Palmer – Do It With A Rockstar (Theatre Is Evil 2012)
9. Madness – Never Knew Your Name (Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da 2012)
10. The View – The Clock (Cheeky For A Reason 2012)
11. The Orb – Soulman (The Observer In The Soul House 2012)
12. The Enemy – Gimme The Sign (Streets In The Sky 2012)
13. The Cranberries – Tomorrow (Roses 2012)
14. HIM – All Lips Go Blue (Tears on Tape 2013)
15. Gary Numan – I Am Dust (Splinter 2013)
16. Alison Moyet – When I Was Your Girl (The Minutes 2013)
17. Suzanne Vega – I Never Wear White (Tales From The Realm… 2014)
18. Adam Cohen – We Go Home (We Go Home 2014)
19. Seth Lakeman – The Courier (Word Of Mouth 2014)

CD Four: 2006 – 2016 Part. 2
1. The Rifles – Minute Mile (None The Wiser 2014)
2. Embrace – In The End (Embrace 2014)
3. James – Gone Baby Gone (La Petite Mort 2014)
4. Royksopp – Monument (The Inevitable End 2014)
5. The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy (The Day Is My Enemy 2015)
6. Marilyn Manson – Deep Six (The Pale Emperor 2015)
7. Carl Barat And The Jackals – Glory Days (Let It Reign 2015)
8. The Fratellis – Me And The Devil (Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied 2015)
9. Kate Miller-Heidke – Share Your Air (O’Vertigo 2015)
10. Jack Steadman and Jamie MacColl – The Young Birds (Joy Of Living 2015)
11. Stornoway – Get Low (Bonxie 2015)
12. The Proclaimers – What School? (Let’s Hear It For The Dogs 2015)
13. Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones – You Can’t Call Me Baby (Little Windows 2016)
14. Turin Brakes – Keep Me Around (Lost Property 2016)
15. Lissie – Daughters (My Wild West 2016)
16. The Cult – Hinterland (Hidden City 2016)
17. Deap Vally – Smile More (Femejism 2016)
18. Richard Ashcroft – Hold On (These People 2016)

The Cranberries rehearsing for the upcoming show in Lima, Peru (2 UPDATES)

November 22, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

This Sunday Noel Hogan posted on Twitter“First day of Cranberries rehearsal tomorrow. Peru show coming up.” And today the first photo of the rehearsals appeared on the band’s Instagram and fans discovered Mike, Dolores and crew members inside the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio located at Limerick University in Limerick, Ireland. The band already rehearsed in that studio before (for previous concerts) and even recorded there the next Cranberries album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

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UPDATE NOV.23:
Another photo of the rehearsals at Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio published today still on The Cranberries Instagram. After Mike and Dolores yesterday, now Noel and Murt (Crew member).

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UPDATE NOV.25:
Another photo into the ICO Studio with Mike and Fergal “Listening back to new tracks” posted on The Cranberries Instagram. Yes new tracks… good news!!

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“Watch Out” second live rehearsal video footage by D.A.R.K.

November 18, 2016  |  Comments Off on “Watch Out” second live rehearsal video footage by D.A.R.K.  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

Nice surprise today, D.A.R.K. published on their YouTube account a second video of their rehearsal. You all remember the first one which was a one minute glimpse of the song “Loosen The Noose” published about a month ago.

This time this is “Watch Out” and it is the complete song, 5 min long. The video even is mutli-angles and includes a 30 sec intro speech by Dolores herself. The YouTube description reveals the exact date of the take: December 6, 2015… almost one year. Enjoy!

Signed “Science Agrees” LP’s and CD’s delayed

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

Customers who ordered signed “Science Agrees” LP’s or CD’s at Pledge Music received a shipping update email today to let them know their orders were delayed. It seems the albums were damaged in transit around the world to get all band members to sign them. Here’s below the official statement:

This is an update on the Signed D.A.R.K. LPs and CDs.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the signing of the albums hasn’t been possible with the band all in one location. Subsequently, the stock had to be shipped to individual members all over the world – in both Ireland and the USA – and once the stock arrived at the fulfilment warehouse in the UK, it was discovered to have become damaged in transit and not something any of PledgeMusic, the band’s management, or the record label involved felt happy shipping to customers.

We are currently in the process of getting this rectified. There is a quicker turnaround on getting replacement signed CDs and as such these should begin shipping to customers asap. Unfortunately, the signed vinyl will take longer, but there will be an update when we know accurate delivery times.

We apologise for this delay, but we know no-one would have been happy to receive the damaged albums.

Thanks,
PledgeMusic.

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However one customer already reported receiving his signed CD today, see his photo below.
Thanks to Jim Moore

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Noel Hogan at the “BMI London Awards 2016” (UPDATED)

October 10, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan, The Cranberries

It all started a few days ago, on October 7th, when Noel Hogan twittedSo here’s what happening early next week. Dolores & I are up for an award” with a close-up photo of the possible invitation (?) received. What a great and unexpected news!

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Earlier today Noel posted a route map of his flight from Shannon (IRL) to London (UK) with the following note “BMI awards tonight.” Good news: Noel will be attending the ceremony, though no sign of Dolores yet!

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The BMI London Awards is a music industry ceremony which honors the UK/European songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-played BMI songs on American radio and television. This year the ceremony is held at the Dorchester Hotel in London where Sting is to be named BMI Icon in recognition of his award-winning career and influence on popular music for more than four decades.
At this point we had no details regarding the Cranberries prize.

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Later in the evening the first pictures appeared on the internet and fans discovered a very handsome Noel Hogan in a suit and a BMI medal on his chest, proving that Dolores would not show up at the event.

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Following the ceremony, Noel published a photo of the BMI’s plaque he received “in recognition of the great national popularity as measured by over 3 million broadcast performances attained by DREAMS“.
Noel wrote: “So I got this. 3 million plays on US radio 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CRANBERRIES!!!

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UPDATE – October 15

More pictures of the evening by REXFEATURES.COM
Noel with Brandon Bakshi – BMI Executive Director.
Noel with his wife Catherine.

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and the last picture (HQ) with Warner/Chappell Music Ltd members, posted on Noel Hogan Productions:

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Noel also gave a short audio interview to audioBoom.com on influence of Sting/The Police.

The Cranberries “5 Classic Albums”: first pictures

October 10, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The box set is quite flat, like a single CD and contains the first 5 albums of the band in their classic versions and not “The Complete Sessions” (as far as the first 4 albums are concerned). All is thin cardboard made, the box itself and the 5 album sleeves inside. Only the CD’s got a new and different artwork. No booklet nor lyrics here.

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[EDIT:]
One of our readers Ricardo, thanks to him, noticed a big mistake concerning the album “Wake Up”.
Indeed the back cover of the album inside is announcing 16 tracks (13 + 3 bonus tracks) when the back cover of the box set is announcing only 13.
“Wake Up” would be the only album with bonus tracks? How weird!
The only solution to know the truth was to check the CD itself… and unfortunately there’s no B-sides nor hidden tracks. Only the 13 classic tracks and the CD ends with “Chocolate Brown”.
This is definitely the 5 classic albums!

Now official: The Cranberries will play Perú this December

October 9, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play Festival Vivo X El Rock 8 in Lima Perú next December 17th as already announced (and then 99% confirmed and 100% spoiled!) by the band Papa Roach on their Instagram account about a month ago. Tonight the festival published the whole line-up on their Facebook so now it’s 100% confirmed and official. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 14.

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“Gunfight” 1-track promo CD on eBay

October 3, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

“Gunfight” again!
The UK promo CD just appeared for the very first time on eBay last week.
Described as a radio edit version, it is a 1-track CD (probably CDR) wraparound paper sleeve made by Cooking Vinyl. The picture is low quality but enough to recognize the Gunfight artwork already seen before.

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Which version will it be, the one off the CD or the vinyl?
My money on the CD…

Thanks to Christophe for the info.

“Gunfight” alternative version available on “Science Agrees” vinyl

October 3, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

Funny thing to notice, the album “Science Agrees” is not exactly the same whether you have the CD or the vinyl. The vinyl indeed offers the alternative version of the song “Gunfight”.

As reported before there are two known versions of the song. The CD contains what we can probably call the final version (as this is the one that matches the lyrics written in both CD booklet and vinyl inner sleeve) and the vinyl features the other, the “doing me harm” version.
Take a look at the video posted on our instagram account:

"Gunfight" by @darktheband – #Alternative version.

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This is the only difference that has been noticed for now… is it the only one?

2 new Cranberries items for Concert Live’s 11th birthday

September 27, 2016  |  Comments Off on 2 new Cranberries items for Concert Live’s 11th birthday  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live are celebrating their 11th birthday and for the occasion they’re doing a special birthday sale with new products and their biggest ever discounts.
Concerning The Cranberries 2 new products appeared:

A wooden phone case engraved with the “2010 Tour” artwork, limited to 50 and available for iPhone 6/6s – iPhone 7 – Samsung Galaxy S6 – Samsung Galaxy S7
Price £15

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A set of 6 placemats (12″ vinyl) / Dining table accessory
Still the “2010 Tour” artwork. It is not detailed if placemats/vinyls are able to deliver music or not 🙂
Price £15

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There are also 10 discounted items (box sets, clock, poster, greatest live hits, live CDs…), all already known before. If you still haven’t some of them, maybe it’s time. Prices are quite low and the special offer stays until this Wednesday. Take a look by clicking this link.

Cranberries.com : new official website launched today

September 21, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all.
After 9 months of patience cranberries.com is finally launched!
The band just announced it a couple of hours ago today on all their social medias.

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Three things to notice:
1. The image on the homepage features green and orange stripes (color of the Irish flag)
Could that be a preview of the artwork of the band’s upcoming album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra?
2. Gallery has a lot of new pictures.
3. Biography reveals “2017 promises to be a very, very special year for The Cranberries in terms of touring and recording.”

The Hand wishes a belated birthday to Dolores O’ Riordan

September 21, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Other News

These past days The Hand, the very famous cartoonist in The Cranberries world, was very prolific and drew several portraits of Dolores O’ Riordan.
Yesterday he published his final work on the Internet as a GIF called “12DoloreS”
followed by a post on his Twitter account today with a message revealing his real intention:

actually and intentionally it was a GIF(t) for her birthday .. but I was late, as usual :/

Unfortunately it seems it won’t turn into a new “Calendolores” 😉

As the animation goes quite fast, you may have missed some drawings!
You’ll thus find below all his BRILLIANT sketches extracted from the GIF as well as the images they are related to (as usual click on each picture to see it larger):


Animal Instinct – video

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Are You Listening? – album

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Science Agrees – album

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D.A.R.K. – promo photo

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London Astoria II – 1994

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I Can’t Be With You – video

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Lublin Arena – 2016

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MTV European Music Awards – 1995

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Promises – video

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The Journey – video

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The Voice of Ireland 2014 – final

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Zombie – video

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First images of “Science Agrees” Vinyl

September 19, 2016  |  Comments Off on First images of “Science Agrees” Vinyl  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

As we finally got our hands on the vinyl, we took pictures of it for you to see:

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The Cranberries in concert in Lima, Perú… now (almost) official

September 14, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

For those who were expecting nothing more to happen for The Cranberries or D.A.R.K. late 2016 following all the concerts and tour cancellations, you were wrong!
Dolores O’Riordan Spain, just found out a great new clue which (almost) comes as an official confirmation that The Cranberries will indeed play in Lima, Perú on December 17, 2016 at Festival Vivo X El Rock 8 in just 3 months from now!
Indeed, the rock band Papa Roach just published on their Instagram account the festival line-up featuring The Cranberries. What was a possible mistake published by Bandsintown a few days ago turns out to be a spoiler.

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Will there be more South/North American dates to come? What about the D.A.R.K. shows Andy Rourke was hoping to add in North America?
Time will tell…

Thanks to DORSpain for finding this.

“Science Agrees” is here and Elvis has left the building…

September 9, 2016  |  Comments Off on “Science Agrees” is here and Elvis has left the building…  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

D.A.R.K.’s debut album “Science Agrees” has finally arrived… at least on streaming platforms. As reported earlier, it might be a little more tricky to find hard copies. Please let us know if you can find the album in your local record store today!

Elvis has left the building…
On the other hand, “The D.A.R.K. Project” launched by Pledge Music has just closed. If you haven’t yet preordered your album(s) or signed album(s) it’s too late now. A few minutes ago, at midnight exactly (UK time), all the special offers have closed.

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Earlier this week Pledge Music already cut off the sale of the “Signed Screen Print” probably due to the small sales of this henceforth very collector item. Take a look at the website Cranberryesque, this is perfectly explained. Anyway time is now over for all the items. For information less than 20 “Signed LPs” and more than 300 “Signed CDs” remained.


UPDATE 0:30 AM (UTC):
One of our readers -Max Cranfan, thanks to him- has just informed us on Facebook that his vinyl copy has shipped from Amazon UK. Some lucky fans will definitely receive a physical album possibly later today. What a great news!!!

“The Moon” officially shared today

September 6, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

September 6, 2016: what a day!
After Dolores’ Birthday, the brand new audio interview featuring Dolores O’Riordan & Andy Rourke and the official world premiere of the track “High Fashion”, the website ConsequenceOfSound.net just officially shared “The Moon” – which, as we learnt earlier, is Dolores fav track of the album. The song is introduced as a gothic club track!

So if you didn’t get the album last August 19th when it was accidentally made available on streaming platforms and/or still haven’t heard “The Moon”, it is time.

Thanks to Cranberryesque for noticing.

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Also to notice a great “The Moon” fanart by Cristy shared on her Twitter:

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AUDIO interview with D.A.R.K.’s Dolores O’ Riordan and Andy Rourke + “High Fashion” world premiere

September 6, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

Back in April this year, Dolores O’ Riordan and Andy Rourke gave an interview for The Talkhouse supposed to be published in May. A few pictures were published on this post. As the album was postponed, the publication was delayed as well… until today as the website TheTalkouse.com made it available online.

It is a 28 min long audio interview podcast which also includes the official world premiere of the song “High Fashion”. Sure most of the fans have already heard the song as the album previously appeared/leaked on streaming platforms last August 19th before it was taken down the following day!!!

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Naturally, no one knows more about music than musicians. On Talkhouse podcasts, smart, notable artists from the world of music talk candidly to each other about their work. It’s the kind of conversation you won’t hear anywhere else. The Talkhouse podcasts are an extension of the fascinating written dialogues that happen every day on the Talkhouse.

On this week’s episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast, Andy Rourke of the Smiths and Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries sit down to discuss their new supergroup, D.A.R.K, and we give their song, “High Fashion,” its world premiere. 

 

The new bandmates and old friends talk Dolores’ teenage Smiths fandom, Stephen Street (who helmed production duties on iconic records for both groups), initial reaction from their legendary bands’ diehard fans to the new project, and getting pelted onstage at festivals back in the day by a half-eaten apple and a packet of sausages adorned with the note “Meat is Murder.” Take a listen and subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop on future Talkhouse Podcasts.
— Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast producer and engineer

 

NB: If you can’t contain your excitement and need to hear “High Fashion” before the talk, skip ahead to 4:30. We don’t blame you.

Sources: The TalkhouseWBEZ 91.5 Chicago, Talkhouse Instagram

Happy Birthday to Dolores O’ Riordan 45 years old today!

September 6, 2016  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Dolores O’ Riordan 45 years old today!  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Title says it all…
Happy Birthday Dolores!

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Photo credit: HAC Weekblad

The Cranberries concerts in Cancún rescheduled to February 2017

August 19, 2016  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Following the cancellation of The Cranberries concert in Landerneau, France, due to Dolores’ back problem which prevented her to perform, Palace Resorts just confirmed a moment ago that the Mexican dates due to take place August 26, 27 and 28 will be rescheduled to February 10, 11 & 12 2017

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Here’s the official announcement:

UPDATE THE CRANBERRIES: Due to circumstances of force majeure, Palace Resorts regrettably confirms three upcoming performances by The Cranberries scheduled to take place at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun on August 26, 27 and 28, 2016, have been rescheduled. The unexpected announcement is due to the unfortunate medical condition of an injury affecting Dolores O’Riordan, the band’s lead singer.

After several weeks of experiencing severe back pain caused by a bulging disc; sore and limited relief from medications prevented Dolores to go on stage, and the band was forced to cancel their last concert in France. “By now she’s simply not well enough and in too much pain to be able to perform”; said Dr. Masterson of Limerick University.

Regaining her health and ability to perform has been a priority for Dolores in the last few days. Unfortunately, the severe pain and swelling have not allowed her to recover and Dolores has been prescribed with complete rest.

Performances from The Cranberries at Moon Palace Arena will now take place on February 10, 11 and 12, 2017.

Guests who had already reserved tickets through our telemarketing or concierge staff for the shows may contact their assigned agent before September 23, 2016 to confirm their seats for the new dates. After this date, reservations will be forfeit.
For those who purchased tickets for these performances, please see detailed information below regarding new performances on February 10, 11 and 12th, 2017 at Moon Palace Arena:
• If your ticket was for the Friday, August 26, 2016 concert, you can use that ticket to go to the Friday, February 10, 2017 concert.
• If your ticket was for the Saturday, August 27, 2016 concert, you can use that ticket to go to the Saturday, February 11, 2017concert.
• If your ticket was for the Sunday, August 28, 2016 concert, you can use that ticket to go to the Sunday, February 12, 2017 concert.
If you cannot be present for the new dates, you can request a full refund as of Wednesday, August 24, 2016, and until Friday, September 23, 2016.
• If you bought your ticket at an authorized Ticketmaster retail location (e.g. Liverpool, Librerías Gandhi, Farmacias del Ahorro, etc.), please go to the retail location directly.
• If you bought your ticket at www.ticketmaster.com.mx or via phone, please call (01) 55 53 25 9000.
• If you bought your ticket at Palace Resorts box offices, please head to the location where the ticket was purchased.

We sincerely apologize for this unavoidable inconvenience and disappointment and send our best wishes to Dolores O’Riordan so she may recover fully. We also thank the fans and followers of The Cranberries for your understanding and solidarity.

We wish Dolores a prompt recovery.

“All Things Considered/Why Music Matters” old interview with Dolores

August 6, 2016  |  Comments Off on “All Things Considered/Why Music Matters” old interview with Dolores  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

One of our readers just sent us a link of an old and rare interview with Dolores O’Riordan recorded in 2012 a few months after the death of her father.

Broadcast on the US radio NPR, the music program is called “All Things Considered”.
They launched a new series called “Why Music Matters: stories from fans in their own words about how music has changed their lives”.

Nathan Hotchkiss.

Nathan Hotchkiss

In this episode you can listen to the story of Nathan Hotchkiss explaining how The Cranberries music helped him coming to terms with his identity. For sure a nice moment to be shared and there’s a happy surprise at the end of the 8min audio clip as he had the chance to exchange a few words with Dolores herself who seems to be touched by his story.

Download and/or listen to the show by clicking this link.
Thanks to Lionel for the information!

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Note: NPR might sound familiar to fans as the radio also recorded a Cranberries promo performance in 2012 for “All Songs Considered/Tiny Desk Concert”. Unclear whether this was recorded the same day or not.

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