Fergal Lawler turns 47 today

March 4, 2018  |  Comments Off on Fergal Lawler turns 47 today  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Our thoughts go out to our favorite drummer on this special day!
We hope you’re surrounded by your loved ones today, Ferg.

Love,
The CW team

    Photo off “Uncertain” video

“I Heart The Cranberries” tribute event to take place at Dolans Pub, Limerick on July 5th

March 2, 2018  |  Comments Off on “I Heart The Cranberries” tribute event to take place at Dolans Pub, Limerick on July 5th  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

The Limerick Lady and Limerick Pride just announced they’re hosting a tribute event on July 5th at Dolans Pub, Limerick :

“I Heart the Cranberries”:
A loving tribute to the music of The Cranberries in Aid of Adapt House and Limerick Mental Health

A very special concert at Dolans Pub on the 5th of July is the latest in the well-known “I Heart” series which usually takes place at Whelan’s in Dublin and has paid homage to Bowie and Elliot Smith. “I Heart the Cranberries” could of course only take place in the home city of Cranberries’ frontwoman, the late Dolores O’Riordan.

On the night over twenty artists from all over the country will gather to pay tribute to Dolores O’Riordan and the music of the Cranberries – audience members can expect unique renditions of some of the world’s favourite Cranberries songs, with the night culminating in an explosive performance of some of the band’s chart topping anthems, brought to you by our brilliant house band fronted by leading female vocalists from Limerick and beyond.

This event will be a celebration of diversity, women, the LGBTQ community and Irish music at its very best.

Tickets for this event are set to cost only €12 with all profits going to ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services and Limerick Mental Health Association
Doors on the night open at 8pm, and capacity is limited, so book your tickets as soon as they’re available, and get in early on the night.

Follow Limerick LGBTQ Pride and The Limerick Lady on Facebook and Twitter for artist announcements and event updates.

Link to the Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/820850184752042/

Tickets go on sale on March 9th 2018 @ 10am GMT Dolans.ie

“No Need To Argue” purple vinyl reissue, first images

March 2, 2018  |  Comments Off on “No Need To Argue” purple vinyl reissue, first images  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The limited “No Need To Argue” purple vinyl reissue has been released and shipped last week. Some customers just received their copy and first images appeared on the internet, for example on eBay or Instagram. Let’s note that all those colored vinyl reissues are making debat regarding the sound quality. Here is what Instagram user neemus says about this purple LP:

[…] And even though I should’ve known better, even though PLAIN’s reputation is real, I went and ordered it. *Sigh* This thing sounds awful. Terrible. So compressed and lifeless, mp3 sounds better. Zombie has that fantastic bass line and unfortunately you can’t even enjoy it. They went straight from CD without even bothering to tweak the mix, yet again. FAIL

“Everybody Else…” released 25 years ago today

March 1, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries debut album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” turns 25 today! The band first album was released on March 1, 1993. This could have been such a great anniversary…

We’re sending love, at this very difficult time, to the lads: Fergal, Noel and Mike as well as to you, Dolores, wherever you are… 25 years ago you guys released an absolute masterpiece!

xx

I don’t want to leave you
Even though I have to

 

Zucchero’s tribute to Dolores O’ Riordan

February 25, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Zucchero has started his “Wanted Italian Tour 2018” last Friday in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Italian singer, who as you know was a friend of Dolores and shared the stage with her a couple of times in the past, published a message on January 15th to express how shocked he was over the passing of Dolores.

We find out today, through a video of yesterday’s concert, that Zucchero is paying tribute on this new tour by playing a beautiful rendition of the song ‘Puro Amore” featuring some pictures of Dolores on the screen.

“Puro Amore” – Live in Zurich (2nd show) – February 24, 2018

Thanks to Cranberries Italia for the info.

2 more “NNTA” colored vinyl reissues

February 22, 2018  |  Comments Off on 2 more “NNTA” colored vinyl reissues  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

In the series “No Need To Argue” colored vinyl reissues, here come 2 more colors: CLEAR & PINK and CLEAR & BLUE. Both versions will be released on May 18, 2018 and are limited to 1,500 each. They are still made by the same label -Plain- which already released 5 other colored versions of the album.

Click here to preorder the Clear & Pink version.
Click here to preorder the Clear & Blue version.

As usual on runtshop.com, price is $29.98 (each) including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping is available for a few extra dollars.

runtshop.com (Clear & Pink)

runtshop.com (Clear & Blue)

“DOLORES” on RTÉ One tonight (UPDATED)

February 19, 2018  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Dave Fanning will air a special tribute to Dolores O’ Riordan on RTÉ One this evening at 10:35. For those outside of Ireland you can watch the TV channel on FirstOneTV:

https://www.firstonetv.net/Live/Ireland/RTÉ-One-2

The documentary, simply titled “DOLORES”, focuses on the group’s heyday in the early 90s with archive footage and videos intersected with interviews with Dolores and The Cranberries

Mike, Fergal, Dolores and Dave Fanning


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 20 – 02:00 AM (UTC)

Watch “DOLORES” online on openload
Thanks to irishsoul… always!

“No Need To Argue” green vinyl reissue, first images

February 1, 2018  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The limited NNTA green vinyl reissue has been released and shipped a little earlier than expected. Some customers already received their copy and first images appeared on the internet for example on eBay or Instagram

Dolores O’ Riordan funeral plans details revealed

January 19, 2018  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

All details have just been announced by the Limerick Leader today.
Even more details on journal.ie

Schedule will thus be as follows:

Sunday 21st – 12:30pm to 4pm, public reposal @ St Joseph’s Church, Limerick
Monday 22nd – 4pm to 8pm, reposal @ Cross’ Funeral Home, Ballyneety
Tuesday 23rd – 11:30am, private funeral and burial reserved to extended family and close friends @ Church of Saint Ailbe, Ballybricken

Funeral mass will be broadcast live by Limerick FM Radio and should be available for all fans worldwide to watch on a “public address system that will be set up” (streaming website?).

limerickleader.ie

journal.ie

Olé Koretsky’s statement / D.A.R.K.’s statement

January 17, 2018  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

D.A.R.K. just released a statement which includes Olé’s first words:

My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable. I am lost. I miss her so much. I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there’s no real place for me here now.

The statement also reveals that “Dolores was in London working on a mixing session with Martin Glover / “Youth” for the follow-up to Science Agrees which hopes to see a future release as that would have been Dolores’ wish.”

Book of Condolence – Dolores O’ Riordan

January 17, 2018  |  72 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

A book of condolence opened at Limerick City Hall yesterday for local people to pay tribute to rock star and Limerick woman Dolores O’ Riordan.

For all those who can’t go, there’s an online version by clicking HERE

WOW: Dolores on giant screen at MSG in NYC

January 17, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Was Dolores a true rock star?
The answer on giant screen on January 15th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Photo comes from MSG on Facebook

In the Irish press this morning

January 16, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Newspapers in Ireland today. No word!

Thanks to Kamil for the last photo.


EDIT: more newspapers, this time from UK

Thanks to “Cranberries Newspaper” for that last photo.

Dolores O’ Riordan’s last ever performance now on YouTube

January 16, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Performing at Billboard Music Group’s 2017 holiday party in NYC with Saved By The 90s
December 14, 2017

Snippets: Linger + Ode To My Family + Zombie

BREAKING NEWS: DOLORES O’ RIORDAN DEAD AT 46

January 15, 2018  |  42 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

WORST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry we just can’t find words to comment on that…
Here’s just a link to the article of Independent

Dolores once said in an interview that she couldn’t picture herself live over 50.
Unfortunately she was SO DAMN RIGHT.

Our deepest condolences go to Her Family, first.
Thinking also of the boys, the beautiful Cranberries team, and all our fellow fans.

WE LOVE YOU DOLORES
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

Noel Hogan on stage yesterday for charity event

January 13, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan was one of the surprise special guests yesterday at “Metis Ireland”, an event in aid of 2 local charities, Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch. Concert held in Limerick at Dolan’s Warehouse, the famous local pub, so yes Noel kinda played home.

After Dolores last month, it’s was Noel’s turn to appear on stage to play 2 Cranberries songs “Zombie” and “Linger”.

Singer Emma Langford posted on Facebook a video of “Zombie” with the following comment:

It was *just a bit* nerve-wracking singing Zombie with its actual writer playing guitar right behind me…
Kind of incredible though?
Na… Totally. Totally incredible.

Thanks – endless immeasurable thanks – to Karl Daly of Metis Ireland for making this gig happen; to Dolans Pub for hosting the occasion; to all the artists who gave their time and talents and to everyone who came out to support Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch; to Dan Murphy and Dermot Sheedy of Hermitage Green, Nile St. James and Cein Daly for sharing a stage with me; and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries for writing such an epic tune, giving his time, and allowing us to perform it on a great night full of great intentions for a great cause.

I love Limerick, and music.

It was *just a bit* nerve-wracking singing Zombie with its actual writer playing guitar right behind me…Kind of incredible though?Na… Totally. Totally incredible.Thanks – endless immeasurable thanks – to Karl Daly of Metis Ireland for making this gig happen; to Dolans Pub for hosting the occasion; to all the artists who gave their time and talents and to everyone who came out to support Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch; to Dan Murphy and Dermot Sheedy of Hermitage Green, Nile St. James and Cein Daly for sharing a stage with me; and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries for writing such an epic tune, giving his time, and allowing us to perform it on a great night full of great intentions for a great cause.I love Limerick, and music.

Gepostet von Emma Langford am Samstag, 13. Januar 2018

“Zombie”

On the official Twitter of “Metis Ireland” you can also find a short video of “Linger” as well as a few photos of Noel (with a new haircut!) on stage and offstage drinking in the pub:

“Linger”

Dolores on Twitter today

January 3, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Dolores just posted a new photo on Twitter

bye bye Gio.
We’re off to Ireland
🍀

Guess what: another “NNTA” colored vinyl reissue

January 2, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Incredible but true!
Still the same news over and over again…
The album “No Need To Argue” will be reissued on colored vinyl again, this time PURPLE and limited to 1,000 units. Release date is 16 February 2018, the same date as the green reissue just announced a couple of weeks ago.

You can preorder right now by clicking this link, price is $29.98 including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping available for a few extra dollars.

runtshop.com

…and a Happy New Year

January 1, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Olé Koretsky posted on Instagram a brand new photo from New Year’s Eve:

NYE: take away, TV, pajamas 😳👻
Happy new year ❤️❤️❤️

 

A second brand new photo today!

December 26, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, Other News

After D.A.R.K. on Instagram earlier today, Dolores just published on Twitter a second photo. How cool!!

Heading to YYZ to see my babies
happy new year everyone!

 

“Let it snow”

December 26, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Let it snow”  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

D.A.R.K. just posted a new photo today on Instagram:

Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan 46 years old today

December 25, 2017  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan 46 years old today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

It’s now midnight in Ireland, December 25, 2017
Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan who turns 46 today!

And a Happy Christmas to you all.


Rockhal – May 7, 2017 – Photo: Claude Piscitelli

HO HO HO… it’s “Angela’s Christmas” (UPDATED)

December 24, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

H-1 before the Irish TV premiere of the animated short film “Angela’s Christmas” featuring a brand new song recorded last month by Dolores O’ Riordan as revealed on The Cranberries Twitter, Facebook and Instagram 2 days ago.

Facebook post

For those outside of Ireland, you can watch RTE One on FirstOneTV by clicking here, the link might work worldwide (no garantee!!). Let’s hope many of you will record and share for all those who can’t access/watch or just in case there’s no replay or OST available afterwards.
See you after the broadcast later today/tonight for a brief recap!


UPDATE – 9:00 PM (UTC)

The film aired 10 minutes earlier than scheduled.

This is the story of a little girl named Angela who, on Xmas Eve 1914, “steals” Baby Jesus from the Nativity Scene in a cold church in Limerick because she thought he was cold and wanted to warm him home… and eventually bring him back.

Baby Jesus being stolen

Back to church

At home Angela sings a few lines of the song simply called “Angela’s Song”. Obviously this is Angela’s voice (Lucy O’Connell) singing these few lines, not Dolores’.
You can hear Dolores singing the (full?) song during the end credits. It’s approximately 1 minute long. It’s interesting to notice that Dolores only performed the song and did not write it as it’s written and produced by Darren Hendley.

irishsoul just shared it on Vimeo, many thanks to her.
Happy Christmas!

“Angela’s Song” performed by Dolores O’ Riordan

Rest with me
We’ll be warm and free to dream
Of all the things yet to come
For you my little one

Lay with me
Let us sing a sweet melody
Of all the things yet to come
For you my little one

Look up high and see
All the stars above you and me 
They shine a light on all the things to come
For you my little one

A message from Dolores

December 20, 2017  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Earlier today or very late at night yesterday in the USA (if she’s still in NYC), Dolores posted a brand new message both on The Cranberries Facebook and Twitter:

Hi All, Dolores here. Feeling good! I did my first bit of gigging in months at the weekend, performed a few songs at the Billboard annual staff holiday party in New York with the house band. Really enjoyed it! Happy Christmas to all our fans!! Xo

“Derry Girls” soundtrack featuring The Cranberries

December 18, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Derry Girls” soundtrack featuring The Cranberries  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries among other artists filling the soundtrack of the new TV series “Derry Girls” on Channel 4 (UK) starting Thursday, January 4th.

Trailer below, “Dreams” inside:

“Derry Girls” – Trailer

The Cranberries Press