Terrible weather but a great show in Brest, France. One of our team member chose to film “Schizophrenic Playboys” shot from the front row dead center, can’t be closer! Hope you’ll like it.
Schizophrenic Playboys – Brest 2012
What a special show tonight in a sold out Zénith in Paris. As you may know, this show took place on the 1st death anniversary of Dolores’ father.
As a consequence The Cranberries played a very unusual show starting with the “Analyse” setlist but dedicated most of the encore to this anniversary.
The band thus returned a darkened stage after “Zombie” with a bunch of red roses on a table and a candle. Dolores explained the situation and dedicated “Roses” (the song) to her father. She then told the crowd how funnily her son -Taylor- has the very same eyes as her father, which led the band to start playing “You & Me” and skipping “Schizophrenic Playboys” for the first time on this tour.
A beautiful moment which was emphasized by a happening organized by French fans members of the forum “Pretty Dolores” led by Camille. They once again successfully managed to ask the audience in the first rows to hold almost two hundreds white roses in the air to pay homage to the band, the Roses album & tour, as well as Dolores’ family.
We tried to film these songs from the back to see the whole atmosphere so if good enough we will upload them asap otherwise no doubt there will be good ones on YouTube soon. In the meantime enjoy our few pics which we didn’t manage to post live on Twitter because of a bad connection, as well as the setlist.
Last thing, the concert was NOT recorded for a DVD as originally planned.
Back from Lyon where we attended a more intimate show than expected. Only 5000 in a 15 000 people venue. The stage was moved closer to the seated area so that we couldn’t perceive any empty space at all. Good point. Excellent band & crowd on that night, we really enjoyed the great atmosphere. As Dolores said “Lyon totally rocks”. Watch her sing “oleee oleeee oleeee oleeee”
As we were not able to properly film the night before in Clermont-Ferrand (sorry about that) we decided to film 2 songs in Lyon, so here they are:
“Show Me” – Lyon 2012
“Still Can’t…” – Lyon 2012
Last but not least, for those who wish we had filmed a song in Clermont-Ferrand, below a nice video of “Dreams” filmed by YouTube user socalo03. Many thanks to this person.
“Dreams” – Clermont-Ferrand 2012
As promised, all CW team members try to film one song at each show they’re attending. We choose the songs according to what we think is a key moment of the show, or on your request. Be sure our crew does its best and we can’t guarantee success every time as camera policy totally varies one venue to another. We’re rarely meeting any problem though with the compact photo camera we’re using for these videos. However please keep in mind that recording videos prevents the one who films from enjoying the show as one may thus focus more on the screen of the camera than the concert itself. No need to say that our team do want to enjoy the show first (probably like all of us).
Below are new videos as well as some old ones you may already know.
“Electric Blue” – Orléans – November 11, 2012
“Twenty One” – Antwerpen – November 4, 2012
“Astral Projections” – Esch-sur-Alzette – November 2, 2012
Interlude (Shattered instrumental)” – Toulouse – October 25, 2012
“No Need To Argue” – London – October 2, 2012
Today The Cranberries are playing at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Roma for the 3rd and last show in beautiful Italy. Italians fans do love The Cranberries & there is no doubt The Cranberries do love Italy. The whole band arrived in Roma yesterday and had a day off there after 2 great shows in Padova and Milano.
Roma is the 11th show of a tour that counts 33 shows, meaning one third of the European Leg of the Roses Tour 2012 has now been played which enabled fans to notice a regular pattern in setlists change from one night to another. Besides the London show which was the premiere (and a premiere is never too representative) one can identify 2 setlists, the first one starting with “Just My Imagination” and the other one with “Analyse”.
These 2 setlist greatly differ in terms of dynamic and of length. If the Analyse set contains 25 or 26 songs, only 20 or 21 songs are featured in the other set!
As a consequence, don’t be too surprised if ever you get to read really good reviews (from the media, we’re not speaking about fans here) from a concert whereas that on the following evening tends to contrast.
If some fans do identify the setlists by speaking of the “energetic & long” one and the “slow and short” one, we, meaning Cranberries World, do not think things are this black and white.
Having seen a couple of shows, we can say both shows feature amazing and rare songs as well as beautiful moments. What stroke us the most was mainly the discrepancy in terms of song number.
Things are not frozen though, the running order is never exactly the same and some old rarities do pop up surprisingly sometimes to our greatest delight. Plus consider there are still a lot of dates to come, the band can always refine its choices at all times.
The Cranberries are in great shape and appear to be still amazing performers. The 3 boys play goddamn well and the still blond Dolores changes her clothes 3 times a show, most of the time for beautiful dresses exclusively on this tour. Dolores’ vocal cord nodule seems to be an old story now as her voice has been particularly good since the beginning of the tour. One may note Russell Burton’s amazing performance on keyboard on the “Interlude” which is an instrumental version of “Shattered” as well as Johanna Cranitch’s (recently hired this year) great back vocals. The Roses Tour is thus going pretty well!
Finally, let’s just mention briefly the topic we’ve been trying to avoid for a while as we don’t want to turn into a tabloid website 😉
Doubt is raising among the fans and people start gossiping about it, so here we go: whether or not our favourite singer has had breast surgery recently, this we do not know, but it does look like her breast’s bigger now when looking at random close up pictures. Keep in mind it does not necessarily imply surgery though, who knows if this is not just all about getting older, gaining a little weight or whatever…
Happy Halloween everyone, and let’s see if the band will surprise us tonight on this special evening as mentioned on an Italian article. (article no longer available)
The Cranberries just cancelled their show in Minneapolis at The Brick on May 17. Dolores wasn’t feeling well and was unable to perform. here is the official message published few minutes ago on Twitter directly by the venue:
THE BRICK @TheBrick_MN
Sorry to all who made it out tonight! Dolores of The Cranberries fell ill and is unable to perform. We will be issuing refunds Monday.
Message is very clear and it looks like the show won’t be rescheduled at all as only refund is offered for now. More details very soon….
If like Bob, you know a little more about the exact circumstances of the cancellation, just let us know like he did. Thanks to him.
Thanks to you all below for your comments. Very interesting. Don’t hesitate to continue if necessary.
The “Roses Tour” started exactly 2 months ago and more than 20 shows have been done so far. As you may know or not, there already are some live bootleg recordings surfacing the internet and mostly made by fans for fans (meaning recorded in the audience).
Like said in the “About CW” section, there is no recording available for download on Cranberries World. It doesn’t mean we don’t like bootlegs. Like any die-hard fans that you are and that we all are, it’s pretty much the opposite and one of our goals in the coming months (and years !!) will be to database them all.
In the mean time, a new recording from Washington, DC‘s 9:30 Club surfaced today. Yes it’s yesterday’s show! The file was released on the internet on the famous torrent site dimeadozen.org and it’s pretty simple to find link(s) if you are interested…