Cranberries World video of Montbéliard: Ode To My Family

December 11, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here comes – out of the blue – the song no one requested. How could that have happened when we knew Dolores couldn’t sing it anymore?
Get ready for our video of Ode To My Family recorded in Montbéliard, France….

One of us was lucky enough to catch sight of the setlist a few minutes before the lights were turned off, hence the fact we were prepared to capture what would necessarily be the highlight of the show. If some of you were moved by Roses in Luxembourg or Paris, get your tissues ready cause this was even more poignant! As you now all know, this was the one and only time Ode was performed on this European tour.

Filmed from the seated area in the back of the venue and close to the centre, this view appears to be quite perfect.
Feel free to share it, steal it, download it or whatever you want, and ENJOY !

Ode To My Family – Montbéliard 2012.12.09

Cranberries World video of Beauvais: Waltzing Back

December 10, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here comes another requested song, Waltzing Back recorded at Elispace in Beauvais France for the penultimate concert of the European tour. It is filmed from the very front row almost dead center. As usual full HD 1080. Hope you’ll like it. ENJOY!

Waltzing Back – Beauvais 2012.12.08

Cranberries World video of Lille: Empty

November 28, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Back from Lille tonight where we identified 3 highlights of the show:

  • First one was when The Cranberries played Sunday, a song rarely played on this leg and tonight was the 3rd time on the whole European tour (première was in Bucharest). We’re sorry we didn’t record the song as we didn’t see this one coming.
  • Second one was Empty which, just like Sunday, has not been played a lot on this this tour (première in Madrid). See the video below.
  • And the third highlight was of course Promises, requested by a few fans in the front row, which has only be played on request on this tour (première in Barcelona). This one we didn’t film as we wanted to enjoy it as much as we could.

Let’s hope Sunday and Promises will appear on YouTube soon, and enjoy our video of Empty!

Empty – Lille 2012.11.27

Cranberries World video of Brest: Schizophrenic Playboys

November 27, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Finally here is the video of Brest where we had a terrible weather but a great show. 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 2012.11.22

 

Paris, a concert to remember !

November 26, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

What a special show tonight in a sold out Zénith in Paris. As you may or may not 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 we know (see below), 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, 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, this Roses album & tour, as well as Dolores’ family.

We tried to film both 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please, note the concert was NOT recorded for a DVD as planned originally.

Cranberries World videos of Lyon: Show Me + Still Can’t

November 21, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

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 “oleee oleeee oleeee oleeee”!

As we were not able to film properly the night before in Clermont-Ferrand (sorry about that) we decided to film 2 songs in Lyon, so here they are: Show Me & Still Can’t… ENJOY !

Show Me – Lyon 2012.11.20

Still Can’t… – Lyon 2012.11.20

Last but not least, for those who wish we had filmed a song in Clermont-Ferrand, here’s below a nice video of Dreams filmed by socalo03. Many thanks to this person.

Dreams Clermont-Ferrand 2012.11.19

A few videos of the Roses Tour 2012 recorded by ourselves

November 13, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As promised in a recent news, Cranberries World team members try to film one song at each show we’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 filming a whole show is not legal. In addition, “audience filming” prevents those who film 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 we, at Cranberries World, do want to enjoy the show first (probably like all of us).
We thus hope you enjoy these small bits of the shows 🙂

Below are new videos as well as some old ones you may already know.

 

Electric Blue – Orléans – 2012.11.11

 

Twenty One – Antwerpen – 2012.11.04

 

Astral Projections – Luxembourg – 2012.11.02

 

Interlude (Shattered instrumental) – Toulouse – 2012.10.25

 

No Need To Argue – London – 2012.10.02

 

The European Leg so far…

October 31, 2012  |  23 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

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 (see our live concerts section for complete details soon).

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 be played which enabled fans to notice a regular pattern in setlists change from one night to another. Besides the London show which was the première – and a première 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 one 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 tend to contrast with the first ones.

If some fans do identify the setlists by speaking of the “energetic & long” one and the “slow and short” one, we, on 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 (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, 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.

Minneapolis show cancelled

May 18, 2012  |  28 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries just cancelled their show in Minneapolis at The Brick on May 17. Dolores wasn’t feeling well & 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.”

The message seems very clear & it looks like the show won’t be rescheduled at all as only refund is offered for now. More details on that very soon.

 

EDIT: 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.

EDIT #2:  Thanks to you all below for your comments. Very interesting. Don’t hesitate to continue if necessary.

Live or relive the Washington show forever

May 16, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

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 Us” section, there is no recording available for download here on Cranberries World. It doesn’t mean we don’t like bootlegs. Like 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.

Even if our Bootography section is not yet opened, some of you may have noticed that we already have made a few “Bootleg Info” pages of the 2011 and 2012 shows…and one 1995 show. these pages are approachable by clicking the “Recordings” link directly on the page of the show when possible.

And today, just 24 hours after the last show, a new recording surfaced the world of The Cranberries. The bootleg is recorded in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club, yes the show from yesterday, and we just added a “Bootleg Info” page for it. The file was released on the internet on a famous torrent website and it’s pretty simple to find link(s) if you are interested in downloading it. Google it, twitter it, facebook it, see fansites from worldwide or ask your friends, your wife or your hushband for help. If you can’t find it, you probably live on the moon and haven’t touched a computer for years !!!

For all the others, just enjoy the show and thanks to the taper.

The Cranberries Press