All 2017 promo pics so far… (3 UPDATES)

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)



UPDATE APR.13:

Another promo pic appeared on the internet today to promote the show in Monaco on August 13th. This one is probably from DAY 3 as all 4 band members are wearing the exact same clothes as the sofa pics that day, just a different place.

Just like the cover of Something Else which is the same as NNTA more than 20 years after, let’s note the resemblance between this new promo pic and AYL some 10 years after!
Nice photo montage made by DO’RSpain


UPDATE APR.19:
Another promo pic from DAY 1 appeared today on the Billboard website/Soul Sisters Podcast:


UPDATE APR.30:
Another great HQ pic found today on DORSpain Facebook. Still from photo shoot DAY 1 and almost the cover of “Something Else”.

“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  |  Comments Off on New songs “The Glory, Rupture, Why” described by Dolores Herself  |  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  |  Other News

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

Ticket presales: when and where

February 7, 2017  |  Comments Off on Ticket presales: when and where  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As you may know ticket general release for the European shows is set to this Friday, February 10.
However a lot of different presales will happen every day until Friday.
And it started this morning with France, on the promoter’s website where a pre-presale is still available right now. The French shows will then have a presale tomorrow on Ticketmaster and then general onsale on Friday 10.

Here below, in order date by date, presales known so far (when there is), and we’ll try to keep you updated as much as we can.

MAY
May 02: BERLIN => Presale Feb.8 at 10:00 AM on Livenation.de and Ticketmaster.de
May 04: PARIS => Presale already available on GDP.fr
May 05: PARIS => Presale already available on GDP.fr
May 07: ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE => No presale, general onsale Feb.10 at 10:00 AM, rockhal’s website
May 08: BRUXELLES => No presale, general onsale Feb.10 at 11:00 AM  LINK1  LINK2
May 10: AMSTERDAM => No presale, general onsale Feb.10 at 10:00 AM, on Ticketmaster.nl
May 12: LILLE => Presale already available on GDP.fr
May 17: BELFAST => No presale, general onsale Feb.10 at 9:00 AM on Ticketmaster
May 18: DUBLIN => No presale, general onsale Feb.10 at 9:00 AM  on Ticketmaster
May 20: LONDON => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 22: BRISTOL => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 24: GATESHEAD => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 25: GLASGOW => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 27: YORK => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 28: MANCHESTER => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 30: TOURS => Presale already available on GDP.fr
May 31: LYON  => Presale already available on GDP.fr

JUNE
June 02: NANTES => Presale already available on GDP.fr
June 04: BARCELONA => No presale, general onsale possibly Feb.10 at 10:00 AM (?) this link
June 05: MADRID => No presale, general onsale possibly Feb.10 at 10:00 AM (?) this link
June 07: MARSEILLE => Presale already available on GDP.fr
June 09: STRASBOURG => Presale already available on GDP.fr
June 10: GENEVE => Presale Feb.8 at 10:00 AM on Ticketcorner.ch
June 12: MILANO =>  Presale Feb.8 at 10:00 AM on Livenation.it

If you have more info let us know!
All other general onsales can be found on the cranberries official website
All seated, even front row, at all shows.

The Cranberries in concert with a string quartet, European dates announced (UPDATED)

February 6, 2017  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will perform their greatest hits acoustically with a string quartet.
After Marbella announced last week, more European dates appeared today, for now Germany, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, UK, Ireland and more Spain:

MAY
May 02: BERLIN – Admiralspalast
May 04: PARIS – Olympia
May 05: PARIS – Olympia
May 07: ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE – Rockhal
May 08: BRUXELLES – Cirque Royal
May 10: AMSTERDAM – Koninklijk Theater Carré
May 12: LILLE – Le Nouveau Siècle
May 17: BELFAST – Waterfront
May 18: DUBLIN – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
May 20: LONDON – Palladium
May 22: BRISTOL – Colston Hall
May 24: GATESHEAD  – Sage
May 25: GLASGOW – Royal Concert Hall
May 27: YORK – Barbican
May 28: MANCHESTER – Bridgewater Hall
May 30: TOURS – Le Vinci
May 31: LYON  – Amphithéatre, Cité Internationale

JUNE
June 02: NANTES – Cité des Congrès
June 04: BARCELONA – Auditori del Forum
June 05: MADRID – Wizink Center / The Box
June 07: MARSEILLE – Le Silo
June 09: STRASBOURG – Palais des Congrès, Salle Erasme
June 10: GENEVE – Theatre du Léman
June 12: MILANO –  Teatro degli Arcimboldi

MORE DATES IN JULY/AUGUST POSSIBLY NOT PART OF THE ACOUSTIC TOUR

JULY
July 29: BEITOSTOLEN (Norway) – Trollrock

AUGUST
August 05: MARBELLA – Starlite Festival
August 11: LANDERNEAU – Fête du Bruit dans Landerneau

Posssibly more dates will appear soon.
Tickets will go on sale next Friday, February 10 except Italy Feb. 9
Presales: Feb.8 (for a few shows!)

Here is the artwork for the Paris shows:


…and the one for Barcelona and Madrid:

…and for UK:

Sources: GDPStereolab, Rock on, Doctor Music, Ticketmaster.nl, Livenation.co.uk, Livenation.it


EDIT:
More artworks, Berlin and Belfast:


OFFICIAL TOUR ARTWORK POSTED ON THE CRANBERRIES FACEBOOK:

“Evilenko” colored vinyl: first image

January 4, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Evilenko” colored vinyl: first image  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As you may remember the Evilenko OST will make its vinyl debut next week and here comes today the first image of the cover and colored LP. Thanks to rustbladerecords Instagram.

“Have a happy and safe New Year”

January 1, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

“Have a happy and safe New Year!
With love Andy Rourke, Dolores O’ Riordan, Olé Koretsky, DARK”

This message with the above photo was posted earlier today by D.A.R.K. on their social media. Definitely a good way to start 2017!

However, it’s not clear whether or not this picture was taken last night. Taking a look at Dana Distortion’s Instagram account, there’s no sign Dolores and Olé were attending the same party as Andy. We’re not 100% sure as it does look like the background is quite similar on both photos, plus Andy seems to be dressed almost the same… if any of you have more info, let us know!


EDIT 06:05 PM (UTC):

Small update to emphasise that it actually does seem that both photos were taken yesterday on NYE in the “Night of Joy” bar located in New York City. Proof could come from the well hidden person on the very left of the pic who highly looks like Olé! So we can even imagine that Dolores took the picture as she does not appear on it, and Dana happens to be in the very center.

Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan 45 years old today!

December 25, 2016  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan 45 years old today!  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan, The Cranberries

HO HO HO!
It’s now midnight in Ireland and it’s December 25, 2016.
It’s not only Santa’s day, it’s also someone’s birthday.

So Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan, 45 years old today.
Have a good one man.

Noel, last week in Perú
(Photo credit: Festival Vivo X El Rock)

…and Merry Christmas to all of you out there in The Cranberries world.

The Cranberries in concert in Lima tonight – LIVE REPORT

December 17, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in concert in Lima tonight – LIVE REPORT  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here we go! The fans just entered the festival VIVO X EL ROCK and the very first pictures appeared on the internet. This post will be updated all day/night long.

tomacuaquer Instagram

The Cranberries Peru Facebook
“A unos minutos de que empieze el festival!! A esperar a The Cranberries”

angelpaladinesperez Instagram

carolina_vilca Instagram

sonidoswv Instagram

We are rock with soledad Gomez #vivoxelrock8

A post shared by Willy Vega Salerno (@sonidoswv) on

tiffrockss Instagram

Ed Sheeran Twitter

lilichalco Instagram

carlos_rh89 Instagram

Now Simple Plan.
Next Sum41 and Garbage.

Sunset during Sum41

Now Garbage

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOI7Y7CgLeY/?tagged=garbage

 

Seguimos con Garbage en el Vivo Por el Rock 8
#SomosVivoXElRock

Posted by Oxigeno on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

Garbage… Facebook Live Feed NOW!!!

 

GARBAGE II

Posted by Miguel Olave on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

OTHER SOURCE: Garbage live on Periscope

Now Papa Roach… next on “Monster stage” THE CRANBERRIES

Papa Roach is now over, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are now playing on the other stage.
THE CRANBERRIES ARE NEXT…
Still 30/40 minutes to go.
There might be a live video feed, Periscope and/or Facebook Live.

THE CRANBERRIES LIVE:

 

#TheCranberries en el #VivoXElRock8

Posted by 3QF on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

SETLIST SO FAR:
ANALYSE
ANIMAL INSTINCT
LINGER
WHEN YOU’RE GONE
JUST MY IMAGINATION
ODE TO MY FAMILY
FREE TO DECIDE
I CAN’T BE WITH YOU
CONDUCT
DESPERATE ANDY
SCHIZOPHRENIC PLAYBOYS
SALVATION
RIDICULOUS THOUGHTS
ZOMBIE

YOU AND ME
PROMISES
DREAMS

 

Posted by Ani Carrillo on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

 

Posted by Carlos Peralta on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

 

#thecranberries #vivoxelrock8 #peru #rock

A video posted by Lisseth VL (@karina_lisseth25) on

 

PERISCOPE LINK

 

 

Cranberries en el VivoXElRock

Posted by 3QF on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

 

Posted by Carlos Peralta on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

PERISCOPE LINK#2

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOJhfCzjMqc/?tagged=vivoxelrock8

 

PERISCOPE LINK #3

The show is now over, the band played approximately 1h20.
As announced earlier Olé Koretsky indeed did replace Dolores on guitar. What a great surprise.

THANK YOU… GOODNIGHT!

The Cranberries Lima’s concert D-1

December 16, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play tomorrow in Lima and to say the least, they’ve gotten very busy days. A lot of new things appeared today on the internet. Still a lot of pictures posted by the fans, the band doing soundcheck this afternoon on festival site and a new photoshoot by the official photographer of the festival. Dolores also tweeted a photo taken from her balcony, nice view on fans waiting for her downstairs. 2 new interviews with Noel and Fergal from yesterday have also been published… and the day is not completely over in Lima!

Festival Vivo El Rock Facebook

The Cranberries Instagram

Johanna – whiteprism Instagram

Photoshoot by the official photographer of the Festival Vivo X El Rock

The official photographer Francisco Medina with Dolores (during Meet & Greet yesterday)

Dolores and Olé on Balcony (Flavio Andreé on Twitter)
“please come here Dolores”

Dolores and Olé on Balcony – CLOSE-UP (Alejandro Salas Gonzales on Facebook)

Dolores’s tweet replying to fans
“Hola Lima!”

Now the interviews:
The first new interview was published on Conciertos Peru Facebook:

Entrevista a The Cranberries

Conversamos con The Cranberries antes del show que darán este sábado en el Festival “VIVO X El ROCK” 8.

Más info: https://goo.gl/ALyWPn

Posted by Conciertos Perú on Friday, 16 December 2016

 

In this interview Noel and Fergal are talking about the Vivo El Rock festival -Fergal would like to see Garbage- the setlist being a mix of everything a sort of a best-of, the touring process much more balanced now than in the past, the music industry these days, Brexit and the busy year ahead with new album and new tour starting in Europe for the beginning of the year and after that possibly South America

The second new interview was published on ElComercio.pe but it’s all translated in Spanish and we can’t even hear the voices of Noel and Fergal. No idea what they are talking about!

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.

mafe1641

alvarodg19

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOGIWXfAljb/

el_arandano

rockangelkat


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:
Source: Publimetro

 

#ENVIVO con los integrantes de #THECRANBERRIES

Posted by Publimetro on Thursday, 15 December 2016

 

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

Empty
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.

A video posted by Cranberries World (@cranberriesworld) on

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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  |  Other News

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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2016.08.19 cancun new dates

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!

2012.02.10 show 1
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.

CONFIRMED: Cranberries “Greatest Hits” album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra

August 3, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

The English magazine “Classic Pop” published in their current August/September issue a brand new interview with D.A.R.K., the first one featuring Dolores.

2016.08.03 CP cover
Even if this interview is totally focused on D.A.R.K., one part retains the reader’s attention more than the others as “Classic Pop” is the very first media to officially confirm what Cranberries World team member Jury exposed/guessed a few months ago:

THE CRANBERRIES ARE/WERE RECORDING AN ALBUM WITH THE IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.

DOLORES: (…) at the time I felt like it (Roses) was going to be the last album, but the years go by, things happen in your life and you end up together.

A cranberries ‘greatest hits’ album is due to be recorded soon with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and that project co-exists with the debut album by D.A.R.K.

Dolores and the boys probably had not recorded anything when this interview was done, and to this day it is unclear whether the lads totally finished all their tracks/parts nor if Dolores even started recording hers. Anyway, this is definitely good news for all The Cranberries fans.

The rest of the interview, the main part, is still very interesting as it’s the very first time we get to read Dolores’ point of view about D.A.R.K.’s project:

DOLORES: It’s a very different way of working to how The Cranberries operate (…) This project is completely different than anything else I have worked on and I’d have to call it unique. It wasn’t contrived in any way. It just kinda happened and became the sound that it was.

 

OLE KORETSKY: Apart from the Seventies wannabee purists, 90% of bands these days are using programs. Everybody is playing to a click track! The Cranberries are one of the bands who don’t do that. Them, AC/DC, and The Rolling Stones are just rocking out! It’s a very different vibe.

Dolores also talks about the tough days, the time she spent in a psychiatric hospital, the help received from doctors and family and the fact she is feeling better now. Some parts of “Science Agrees” were recorded during this turmoil. Working on D.A.R.K.’s songs was a sort of therapy.

DOLORES: I was manic when I was recording Gunfight”.

 

 

Read the whole interview by clicking this link.

Extra performance date for The Cranberries in Cancún, Mexico

July 28, 2016  |  Comments Off on Extra performance date for The Cranberries in Cancún, Mexico  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

First 2 shows being sold out, The Cranberries will play a 3rd concert in Cancún, Mexico still at the Moon Palace Arena on August 28th.

2016.07.28 extra date for cancun
Tickets go on sale TOMORROW Friday 29 July at 11:00 AM by Ticketmaster México.
Prices range from $129-$249 from the Gold to the VIP section.

This was just announced today by The Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, here below their message:

BREAKING NEWS: Due to popular demand. We’ve added an extra performance date for The Cranberries Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort! Originally scheduled to perform on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, The Cranberries will also entertain guests on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Tickets to the concert range from $129-$249 from the Gold to the VIP section. Guests can utilize the Resort Credit towards the purchase of tickets.

Thanks to Cranberries Mexico

A selfie for Dolores / An artwork for “Gunfight”

July 27, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

2016.07.27 D selfie

So rare it has to be shared!!!
Dolores took her first ever selfie today and posted it on her Facebook account with the following words:

Hello Facebook!!
This is my first selfie….ever!
I got a few days off from The Cranberries tour so I thought I’d give Facebook a crack…. It’s great to be back on the road with Mike, Noel and Ferg and I’m really looking forward to the September DARK tour with Andy and Ole. New DARK songs are here: https://DARK.lnk.to/SA
Sending you all my love…Dolores xo

On the other hand and following the news about Science Agrees new release date and Gunfight‘s availability on streaming platforms, the fansite Cranberryesque discovered on Spotify that the song had its own artwork:

2016.07.27 Gunfight single artwork

What a day!!

“Science Agrees” confirmed for September 9th (physical and digital)

July 27, 2016  |  Comments Off on “Science Agrees” confirmed for September 9th (physical and digital)  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

As previously suspected, the album “Science Agrees” has been delayed a second time, this was officially confirmed on D.A.R.K.’s Facebook account today in their post regarding Gunfight‘s availability on streaming platforms for all to listen.

Check out our new song ‘Gunfight’! Watch the video or pre-order ‘Science Agrees’ here: https://DARK.lnk.to/SA If you pre-order digitally, you’ll get three tracks instantly, ‘Curvy’, ‘Loosen The Noose’ and ‘Gunfight’.
Also, our album release date is now September 9th.

2016.07.27 SA new release date

The band also updated their Facebook cover photo.
The new release date is thus now set on September 9th both for digital and physical copies all over the world. PledgeMusic just extended pre-order time from 23 to 44 days (but still lists the release date as May 27th though!!).

This doesn’t explain why a few platforms still mention a release date on August 19th (such as Apple Music which just might not have been updated since this final postponement) and some September 23rd…

New interview with Andy Rourke from D.A.R.K.

July 25, 2016  |  Comments Off on New interview with Andy Rourke from D.A.R.K.  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

“When Dolores came on board she brought a whole other dimension. It was like the missing link we’d been looking for.
(…)
Dolores was one of the lights of the recording process because you say ‘Woah’ and everything starts coming together.”

These words are extracts from the brand new interview published on Artistdirectinterviews.com who recently met Andy Rourke (Olé & Dolores were not interviewed here).
Possibly the most interesting interview about D.A.R.K. published to this day.
It is titled “D.A.R.K. discuss what matters on Sciences Agrees”

Read the interview by clicking this link

2016.07.25 ADI

The interviewer essentially focuses on D.A.R.K. and the album “Sciences Agrees” and goes straight to the point as he does not linger on cliché questions about The Smiths, The Cranberries or how they met.

Sure, some (very few) questions have been asked before in previous interviews you might have already read, but most of them are fresh. There are even a few funny parts, like Andy not being “good with the heat” or Olé not being “a happy-go-lucky guy unless he is complaining” ( 🙂 )

Andy confirms the will of the band “to do U.S. gigs this winter” and hopes to experience grounding/humbling moments again with D.A.R.K. like those he had with The Smiths, especially as “Dolores fans are very passionate”

The album is still announced for August 19th but the interview was probably recorded before the 2nd postponement… unless this 2nd postponement only concerns physical copies and not digital release?
Just in case you missed an episode “Science Agrees” is now announced for September 9th mostly everywhere and even for September 23rd in some places!

The new Cranberries official merchandise available online now

July 22, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As promised by The Cranberries on their Facebook page last July 8th, the new merchandise sold on their current “Summer Tour 2016” is now also available online: 2 T-Shirts and a Hoodie. (£20 and £40)

The band just posted the link on their Facebook today as well as Noel on his Twitter.
Click here

2016.07.22 onlinemerch

D.A.R.K.’s interview in “Louder Than War” magazine

July 13, 2016  |  Comments Off on D.A.R.K.’s interview in “Louder Than War” magazine  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

The UK magazine “Louder Than War” published in their last May/June 2016 issue a 2-page interview with Olé Koretsky and Andy Rourke from the band D.A.R.K.

2016.07.13 LTW news

The first page is focused on Andy Rourke and his past, essentially with The Smiths.
The second page is about D.A.R.K. from the early years to the Dolores years.

The guys talk about how they met back in 2003/2004, moving to New York, a bit of the writing process, the first rehearsals with Dolores, how different it is to record an album with D.A.R.K. compared to The Smiths and how proud and excited they are to finally put out this record as it was a long journey.

If you already read the past interviews published on the internet before (if you missed them see our interview section) you’ll notice the questions and answers are mostly the same. Anyway this is still interesting to read for the 1 or 2 new things to learn.

Read the whole interview by clicking this link.

3 new promo videos for D.A.R.K.’s upcoming concerts

July 11, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

Quite a busy period these last days for Cranberries fans who do not know which way to turn: while the band is still touring Europe on their “Summer Tour 2016”, D.A.R.K. released 3 new videos to promote their upcoming September gigs in Europe.

You can check below these 3 videos published on 3 different medias, one for the Paris show on Vimeo (which for unknown reason became private, so we re-uploaded it on our YouTube account), one for the London show on Instagram and one for the Madrid show on Facebook.
Will there be more of these exciting videos to come?

 

¡Hola Madrid! El 27 de septiembre presentamos los temas de nuestro primer álbum “Science Agrees” en la sala Caracol. ¡No faltéis!
Consigue ya tus entradas en http://bit.ly/entradasDARK

Posted by DARK on Monday, 11 July 2016

 

What’s even more interesting is that, if you can hear some bits of “The Moon” on the Paris video, some fans noticed that the backing tracks on the other two videos (London & Madrid) are extracts from songs that actually do not appear on D.A.R.K.’s debut album as we know it!!

For those who would like to investigate on this, you might remember that all 10 tracks of “Science Agrees” are available as preview on Shazam as reported before.

It is definitely worth wondering what these new tracks are: unreleased tracks? hidden tracks on the album? or maybe the reason why the album was delayed to September 9th as the band might have chosen to change the tracklist at the very last minute?
Time will tell…

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