The Cranberries in Barcelona

April 8, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in Barcelona  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new date appeared today on The Cranberries summer tour 2016.
The band will play at Festival Jardins de Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain on June 11th.
Tickets go on sale next Monday April 11th. Prices range from €16 to €128
Thanks to DO’RSpain Facebook for the info.

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Sources: Festival Jardins de Pedralbes webiste, Festival Jardins de Pedralbes Facebook

D.A.R.K.’s new song “Loosen The Noose” available now (UPDATED 2x)

April 7, 2016  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

D.A.R.K.’s new song “Loosen The Noose” will be released tomorrow April 8th.
It’s still April 7th right now for half of the world but if you live in a country where April 8th is already there like Russia, Japan, Australia and else the YouTube video link below is already working.
If not midnight for you there’s nothing we can do 🙁  just be patient or try to change your computer clock (not working for everyone!)

Like on “Curvy” Dolores and Olé are both singing on this one.
A cool nice song with very sweet Dolores vocals.


UPDATE – 8:25 PM (UTC)

Cranberries World team’s attempt at writing the lyrics can be found on the “Loosen The Noose” page.
If you think there is a mistake please let us know.
You can find more lyrics in the Song List A-Z section.


UPDATE – 10:01 PM (UTC)

It’s now midnight all over Europe (except Portugal, UK and Ireland) and the song is also available on Spotify:


More details about the Cancún shows

April 7, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Still not officially confirmed by The Cranberries yet, the 2 concerts at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancún, Mexico next August 26 & 27 have a dedicated Facebook page in English. We can learn tickets will go on sale on May 23, 2016 and their prices range from $129-$249 from the Gold to the VIP section.
Yes this is US Dollars. Quite expensive compared to the European shows but it seems attendees will enjoy a pre-concert dinner at 7:00 PM. Will there be tickets without dinner? Things are quite unclear for now.

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Even if the information seems more serious this time than another Mexican concert in the past, let’s hope The Cranberries will confirm these shows before May 23 otherwise fans will have to take a big risk on their own!

The Cranberries in Mexico & The Cranberries rehearsal days

April 6, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Breaking news for Mexico today as The Cranberries are announced to play 2 concerts in Cancún on August 26th & 27th. The information is not officially confirmed by the band yet but was announced last March 24th on the internet by Quintana Roo Hoy.
If confirmed it would automatically mean more South American concerts to be announced soon (and why not a few concerts in North America as well). The last time the band played Mexico -and mostly South America- was in 2010 during the Reunion Tour. The Cranberries have some of their biggest fans there and the band is expected like no other band is. Even more since the last tour for the album Roses in 2012 didn’t stop on the South American continent at all!

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Other news, yesterday was rehearsal day 1 for The Cranberries but no information were revealed. Even the very opposite, we had a few more pictures of Dolores with her side project D.A.R.K. doing interviews and photo shooting for a media called The Talkhouse.

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These pictures are difficult to date and even if recent (probably taken just a couple of days ago) they don’t mean Dolores wasn’t rehearsing with The Cranberries yesterday or don’t mean she was! What’s for sure is things are moving fast now and it really seems both projects are carried out in parallel by Dolores.

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And now today is The Cranberries rehearsal day 2. Noel just shared on his Tumblr account some photos where we can see the instruments and gears ready. We can also see Mike and Fergal & 2 familiar tech guys. Noel is not on the pictures as he probably is the one taking them. No sign of Dolores for now and she possibly hasn’t arrived yet which is not really a surprise as the very first rehearsal days might be instrumental only.

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On one picture we can even read some part of the setlist (yes it is readable if you are an expert in Cranberries songs) but no spoiling here, read it if you like or keep the surprise, your choice!

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Anyway good things are coming for sure…
Noel also posted a short mobile phone video on his Twitter:

Dolores to take part in a charity project against homelessness

April 3, 2016  |  Comments Off on Dolores to take part in a charity project against homelessness  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

An article published today on the Independent reveals that Dolores O’Riordan will be involved in a project called “Rock Against Homelessness” which is part of the “One For Ireland” campaign. This event is to alert on the overall number of homeless people in Ireland seriously increasing these last months and to raise €1M to fight youth homelessness throughout April.

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A concert will take place at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on April 24 and a charity CD will be released in 3 weeks. Dolores is not on the list of the artists performing at the concert (or is she the very special guest?) but is to feature on the CD among other artists such as The Waterboys, Sinead O’Connor, The Chieftains, The Saw Doctors, Tommy Fleming, Camille O’Sullivan, Mundy and Hometown.

Thanks to A.P. for the tip!

Source: Independent.ie

Photos of “The Ultimate Live Collection Vol. 2” box set

March 30, 2016  |  Comments Off on Photos of “The Ultimate Live Collection Vol. 2” box set  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The box sets of The Ultimate Live Collection Volume 2 have just been shipped by Concert Live for once perfectly on time. Some fans already received their box and here below are the first photos:

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First thing you immediately notice is its size. It is almost half of the Volume 1 box which was way too large if you remember (see CW photo-review of the Volume 1 by clicking here).

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Size of the Volume 1: 29 x 23 x 12cm
Size of the Volume 2: 21 x 17 x 9cm

This time the 4 CD’s inside fit better!

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This is the exact same red/cranberries color 🙂 as the Volume 1.
It is interesting to note that for an unknown reason some fans received a white version of the Volume 1 which is quite weird and very collector!
Here’s the white box (on the left) received by Cranberries Mexico among a lot of other goodies ordered:

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Will there be a white version of the Volume 2?
Time will tell…

The content of this new box is exactly as announced by Concert Live:
2 live albums recorded on the 2010 Reunion Tour and 2 live albums recorded on the Roses Tour.

  • Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano – 16.mar.2010
  • Live at Zénith, Paris – 22.mar.2010
  • Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London – 02.oct.2012 
  • Live at Zénith, Caen – 10.nov.2012 

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The box is still available on the Concert Live website for £25 plus shipping.
Limited edition: 100 copies

PHOTO: Dolores and King Jermajesty on “The Bachelorette” show

March 25, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Last week, King Jermajesty posted on Instagram an awesome photo with Dolores taken last year during the recording of the TV show “The Bachelorette”.

King Jermajesty also wrote a few words a bit confusing for the fans and some of them immediately thought the photo was taken on St Patrick’s Day last week. In fact the photo was posted on St Patrick’s Day last week, a day which probably reminded him his photo with Dolores when he was working on The Bachelorette show in Ireland last year!

Johanna Cranitch to join The Cranberries on the Summer Tour 2016

March 25, 2016  |  Comments Off on Johanna Cranitch to join The Cranberries on the Summer Tour 2016  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Johanna Cranitch, now Johanna Wiseley, just instagramed/twitted she’ll be playing with The Cranberries on their Summer Tour 2016. As you might remember she already played with the band on the Roses Tour 2012 on the keyboard and supporting Dolores as backup singer.

Getting excited to join these dudes again for some summer shows. #thecranberries

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Great news! See you on tour again Johanna.

Sources: White Prism Instagram, White Prism Twitter

The Cranberries “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” box set 7″ vinyls

March 25, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new Cranberries box set is available today on the Concert Live website: the 7″ singles box set.
Named “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” it contains three 7″ vinyls and is limited to 100 copies.

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This live compilation based on the “Greatest Live Hits” 2CD version released by Concert Live before is a sort of greatest hits of the greatest hits as there are 12 tracks only (the 2CD version has 20 tracks).

On the Concert Live banner it says the item is part of a 24h sale supposed to end tomorrow morning at 9:00 but experience already showed this wasn’t really the case and as long as the 100 copies are not sold out the item stays on their website. Anyway if you are interested don’t hesitate too long, 100 is very few.
Price is £24.99 for the box. You can also order each vinyl separately for £7.99
Product dispatch date is May 23, 2016.

Tracklist:
Part 1:
Side A
Linger – Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano 2010
Just My Imagination – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012
Side B
Shattered – Live at Royal Albert Hall, London 2010
When You’re Gone – Live at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon 2010

Part 2
Side A
Zombie – Live at Royal Albert Hall, London 2010
Salvation – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012
Side B
Switch Off The Moment – Live in Barcelona 2010
Animal Instinct – Live at Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam 2010

Part 3
Side A
Dreams – Live at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon 2010
How – Live at Columbiahalle, Berlin 2010
Side B
Conduct – Live at Zénith, Caen 2012
Still Can’t… – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012

Source: Concert Live

DARK debut album coming May 27th on Cooking Vinyl

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

According to Billboard the debut album from alternative rock act D.A.R.K., featuring The Cranberries vocalist Dolores O’Riordan, former Smiths bassist Andy Rouke and Olé Koretsky is announced for May 27th on Cooking Vinyl in the USA. The London-based label is expanding its US operations with the opening of a full service label division.

On the other hand Rey Roldan, a music publicist based in New Jersey posted on Facebook last March 7th the following message:

And… we welcome DARK featuring DJ/Producer/Musician Olé Koretsky, Dolores O’Riordan (of The Cranberries) and Andy Rourke (of The Smiths) to the Reybee stable

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Well, it seems things are moving on the DARK side… but what about The Cranberries?
The DARK debut album is supposed to be released when The Cranberries will be about to tour in Europe.
Will Dolores be able to do both projects… probably YES!

Thanks to Sara who we are happy to welcome in our team!

Sources: Billboard, Rey Roldan, Reybee Inc.

The Cranberries to play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” in France

March 11, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” in France  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Another date of The Cranberries summer tour was just announced today.
The band will play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” festival on August 13, 2016.
The festival is located in Landerneau, France near Brest on the very west side of the country.

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Tickets on sale now, click on this link or on the word “La billetterie” on the home page of the festival
Price is €44,80 or €23,80 if you are under 12.

Source: Fête du bruit dans Landerneau

Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler, 45 years old today

March 4, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Title says it all!
So Happy Birthday Fergal.

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The Cranberries to appear in “Rock Band 4” videogame (UPDATED MAR.18)

March 1, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The song title(s) is (are) not yet known but The Cranberries are on the list of the artists appearing in the videogame “Rock Band 4” for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and others.

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For those who have no idea what this game is all about, it allows up to four players to simulate the performance of popular rock songs by playing with controllers modeled after musical instruments. Players can play the lead guitar, bass guitar and drums parts to songs with instrument controllers as well as sing through a USB microphone.

Here is the list of the artists being part of the next March DLC(*) as announced by developer Harmonix:

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Carrie Underwood
  • The Cranberries
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Luke Bryan
  • Neon Trees
  • One Direction
  • Sam Hunt

If there is only one song of The Cranberries in Rock Band 4 it will surely be “Zombie”.
If more than one so guess the songs… Any idea?

According to Bastián a longtime gamer and Cranberries fan (see his message below) the band already appeared in the video games “Rockband Blitz” (Linger) and “Singstar” (Linger, Zombie, Stars).
“Zombie” might be in “Rocksmith” as well.

(*) DLC is a sort of downloadable update, a not-free update, you have to pay more money to play those artists as they are not part of the main collection (Rock Band 4 was released in October 2015).

Source: VG 24/7


UPDATE MAR.14

Finally it is 3 new tracks from The Cranberries available tomorrow:
Dreams
Ode To My Family
Zombie
The tracklist was just announced today on the Facebook page of Rock Band 4.
So it makes a total of 4 Cranberries songs as Linger was already available as DLC before.

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UPDATE MAR.15

OUT NOW, HERE IS THE PROMO VIDEO


UPDATE MAR.18

“DREAMS”

“ODE TO MY FAMILY”

“ZOMBIE”

Tickets on sale today for the 1st show of The Cranberries in 2016

February 26, 2016  |  Comments Off on Tickets on sale today for the 1st show of The Cranberries in 2016  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As you may know The Cranberries will play their first 2016 concert in Lublin, Poland at Arena Lublin.
Order tickets online now by clicking this link. You can’t miss The Cranberries banner.

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They even have FanTicket !
Take a look at the sample below with a “Roses” promo-photo visual.
Final FanTicket will possibly receive a new visual as we all wait for the new Cranberries Official Website with hopefully new visual and recent pictures.

2016.02.26 Arena Lublin Fanticket sample

Thanks to Volodymyr for the info.

Source: eventim.pl

The Ultimate Live Collection Vol.2

February 26, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Ultimate Live Collection Vol.2  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Live Concert will release a 2nd volume of “The Ultimate Live Collection”.
Only 100 available… for what it’s worth.
Still a big red box !
It is not detailed if each box will have a Limited Edition number printed. (Probably not!)
Nothing really new inside just some more copies of 2010 & 2012 shows on CD:

* Live at The Hammersmith Apollo, London – 2.oct.2012
* Live at Zenith, Caen – 10.nov.2012
* Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano – 16.mar.2010
* Live at Zenith, Paris – 22.mar.2010

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You can pre-order it today for £25 + shipping costs by clicking this link.
5% discount with voucher code FEBRUARY2016 (until tomorrow Saturday).

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Source: Concert Live

BREAKING: A couple of albums coming out!!! (UPDATED 2x)

February 24, 2016  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

An online article of the Independent.ie reports a few words Dolores said outside court after the sentencing:

 I don’t really have much to say. I’m glad it’s over and I want to thank the doctors who helped me to get back my health mentally.

 

I’m feeling very good today, very positive about this upcoming year. I have a couple of albums coming out and I’m going to go back to work.

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Is Dolores talking about The Cranberries + JetlagNYC + the hypothetical collaboration with Eric Alexandrakis? Time will tell but 2016 will be great for sure.

Source: Independent.ie


UPDATE – 4:50 PM (GMT)

Sara from CranberriesItalia (yes still her, you should work for CW Sara!) is watching the Irish TV RTE1 and reports the following: “They’re after talking about it on rte1. She briefly spoke to the reporter and said she’s about to release 2 records, one with the Chamber Orchestra and another with a project called Dark.”
QUITE UNEXPECTED !!

Rectification: Sara heard it on RTE1 Radio, not TV.

Source: RTE1 Radio


UPDATE – 5:10 PM (GMT)

JetlagNYC becomes DARK
The Facebook page of JetlagNYC just changed its name into DARK.
This explains the comment of Sara and it’s now obvious that the 1st of the 2 records Dolores is talking about will be the one with JetlagNYC… I mean DARK. The second will be something unexpected with the Chamber Orchestra. She already played with them on the New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick (2013).
So what about The Cranberries album? Mystery…

Source: DARK Facebook

Dolores ordered to pay €6,000 to court poor box for air rage incident

February 24, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

According to Áine Fitzgerald reporter with Limerick Leader and contributor to national (Irish) newspapers:

Limerick rock star Dolores O’Riordan has been ordered to pay €6,000 to court poor box for air rage incident

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Thanks to Sara from CranberriesItalia for the tip!

Source: Áine Fitzgerald Twitter

Dolores to be sentenced today (UPDATED 3x)

February 24, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Here’s the first picture of Dolores arriving at Ennis District Court today.

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Dolores has almost the same look as the last time she appeared (December 16), just hair a little longer.
Final judgement should be known soon.
Please check back later.

Source: RTE.ie


UPDATE – 2:10 PM (GMT)

Dolores has been ordered to pay €6,000 to court poor box for air rage incident.
Thanks to Sara from CranberriesItalia for the tip!

Source: Áine Fitzgerald Twitter


UPDATE – 2:50 PM (GMT)

Another picture of Dolores arriving at Court today.

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Source: The Irish Times


UPDATE – 4:30 PM (GMT)

More pictures…

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Bury The Hatchet double LIVE album at Concert Live??

February 19, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The website Concert Live just published a new page where you can pre-order “Bury The Hatchet double live album”. Release date is March 18th.

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This probably is a mistake from Concert Live. Those guys often make mistakes, it is not the first time and it probably won’t be the last. For example see this past news where they announced unreleased recordings when it was not!

This 2LP version of Bury The Hatchet must probably be the recent Deluxe Edition 180 grams released last January in USA exclusively which would be now available for the first time in Europe. Otherwise if it really is a LIVE version of BTH this record would be completely unreleased & new.
Probability: 1% (or should I say 0% !!)

Source: Concert Live


UPDATE FEB.20

The word “live” was removed today! No more details if it is the 180 grams edition, but it sure is.

The Cranberries playing at Bospop Festival 2016

February 10, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new date appeared today!
The Cranberries will play Bospop Festival in Netherlands on July 09, 2016

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Sources: Bospop Festival FBBospop website


UPDATE

Get tickets now on Ticketmaster. One-day ticket costs €67.50 (or €42.50 if you are under 16).

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Source: Ticketmaster

New album coming soon… or not !

February 9, 2016  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday the open-air festival Festi’Neuch in Neuchâtel Switzerland announced their 2016 line up featuring The Cranberries and the page dedicated to the band was mentioning a new album this year:

Ils reviennent au centre de l’actualité avec un nouvel album prévu pour cette année et cela ne peut que réserver de bonnes surprises !

 

Translation: They’re back in the spotlight with a new album to be released this year, good news in store !

Today this text was removed which possibly means it was a mistake… or THE big news revealed too early ! Below the new page in French (as Neuchâtel is located on the French speaking side of Switzerland)

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If anyone captured the original text yesterday please send us a copy. Thanks.


UPDATE

Here comes the original text from yesterday. Thanks to Richard & Maïwenn

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Oldies but goldies… (UPDATED)

January 27, 2016  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries fans are still waiting for news from the official Cranberries website still displaying “News coming soon”.  Well, the band might be waiting for Dolores’ judgement (handed down on February 24) before making any announcement.

In the meantime a lot of old rare photos appeared (or re-appeared on better quality) on the internet. Some of them direclty posted by The Cranberries on their official Facebook and some others found by dedicated fans always searching the internet day after day. So thank you to all for these gems!
As always click on each picture to see it full size.

On tour possibly in 1993:

 

Dolores with her mother and grandmother:

 

1991:

 

Trowbridge concert, September 1992:

 

2 more early years:

 

Dolores in 2004 during the “Nanny trial”:

 

Dolores promo shot in better quality:

 

Dolores 2007:

 

Dolores December 2008:

 

Dolores on the streets of Paris, France during the Roses Tour, December 2012:

 

The Pigtown Fling 2014:

 

Noel in Dublin, January 28, 2015:

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Noel driving his car on his 44th birthday, 25 December 2015:

 

Fergal at Dundalk Institute of Technology, November 2015:

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So much better quality photo from the very first singer of The Cranberries, well – The Cranberry Saw Us – Niall Quinn on 23 December 23 1992 (when he was not in the band anymore):

 

And last but not least Sara from CranberriesItalia found an instagram video (15sec only!) of Dolores singing Linger in an Irish pub in Killarney, May 2015. It is a 1-acoustic-guitar version. The guy playing with her is unknown for now. Possibly just someone who knew the song and was hanging in the pub at this time.
And as Sara says : “Maybe the only case in which Linger sung in a pub can’t be defined as cover”

Sources: The Cranberries FB and website, Noel Hogan Twitter, DoloresO’RiordanSpain FB, Sara from CranberriesItalia FB, jules2u Instagram, alamy.com, Catherine20 Instagram, Cranberries-Greece FB, Fergal Lawler Side Projects FB, Andy Dunn photographer, Brendan O’Halloran, Cathal Dawson, Exclusive.

Noel Hogan will share some Cranberries news soon (UPDATED 2x)

December 30, 2015  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

Noel Hogan:

To all asking….
Very soon I will have Cranberries news.
Happy New Year.

Breaking news tonight posted by Noel himself on his twitter account and except a few fans who will always say I knew it, I felt it, I saw it in my crystal ball etc… his words were totally unexpected for most people.

His short message spread the internet like rarely before and every fans started to imagine what the surprise could be. Naturally the first idea concerns a band reunion to make a new album and/or a new tour.
The word reunion has no really sense as the Crans never officially nor unofficially split. Anyways!!
This “reunion” is probably the most expected thing by the fans and is also one of the hardest to believe (for now) regarding the past months/years:
After the end of the Roses Tour 3 years ago in December 2012 a lot of things happened, band members returned to their families and side projects naturally appeared. To name a few: The Pigtown Fling and other Limerick City of Culture projects for Noel and JetLagNYC, Like A Puppet Show and a possible 3rd solo album for Dolores.
Not to mention major upheavals and revelations concerning her private life: divorce from husband, air rage incident, sexually abused when she was a child, trial, new lover…

All these things don’t argue for a reunion soon as many things are still on the process and we have to remember words recently said by Noel: “The Cranberries is such a big thing, we have to lead it at a time when we can all focus on that and not have kind of other things going on at the same time to make everyone happy”.

Well, who knows, life is full of surprises sometimes and The Cranberries reunion could still happen tomorrow… but what could it be if not a reunion?

Some say it could simply concern a new release. Like Beneath The Skin on Bluray HD or more LP’s reissues or it could be a new record made of old stuffs like B-sides, rare studio or live tracks, or even another greatest hits…
Some more people say it might concern a collaboration / soundtrack / film project.
But it might be something completely fresh and new as well.
Do you have any idea? Please tell us.

For now no one really knows.
The surprise is total.

2016 might be great.

Happy New Year !

Sources: Noel HoganCranberries.com


UPDATE – 3 JANUARY

The official website was updated today with this new visual

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UPDATE – 4 FEBRUARY

Noel Hogan said on twitter today ““Cranberries news coming next Monday.”

Source: Noel Hogan Twitter

In the Irish press today

December 17, 2015  |  Comments Off on In the Irish press today  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

It seems the medias are still very interested in Dolores. Yesterday a lot of paparazzi were in Ennis, Ireland to catch her and today she’s on the front pages of a lot of Irish newspapers. Here are some of them:

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TAKEN BY STORM available on DVD and Streaming

December 14, 2015  |  Comments Off on TAKEN BY STORM available on DVD and Streaming  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Taken by Storm is an essay / film / documentary about the album cover design work of Storm Thorgerson. As you might know Storm Thorgerson did several designs for The Cranberries and Roddy Bogawa, the film director, was able to interview Noel and Fergal several years ago in New York and they appear in the film.

You can watch a 30 seconds teaser especially focused about The Cranberries
and/or watch the official 5 minutes trailer mostly focused about Pink Floyd.

Taken by Storm is available on a 3 panel gatefold Digipak DVD for $25.
One panel concerns The Cranberries and the album Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.
Bonuses include outtakes from the film, several Storm’s film school project, a video of riding in a taxi with Storm in London and more.
DVD is NTSC region free.
You can order it directly on this link

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The other way to watch the film and bonuses is streaming on the internet.
3 packages are available depending on what you’d like to watch:

The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – $5.99
The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – Deluxe Package – $10
The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – Digital Special Features – $5.99

Sources: Roddy Bogawa, The Art of Storm Thorgerson Facebook

Noel Hogan at the University of Limerick yesterday

November 26, 2015  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan at the University of Limerick yesterday  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan was yesterday at the University of Limerick with Dr Martin Power, Professor Eoin Devereux, Dr Aileen Dillane to open a 2-day international symposium devoted to Manchester post-punk band Joy Division. Noel recalled how Joy Division influenced The Cranberries / The Cranberry Saw Us early recording efforts.
People are more than welcome to attend the symposium for free on both days (Nov. 25 & 26).
It takes place in the Health Sciences Building on the North Campus in UL 9am-5pm

25/11/15 REPRO FREE The legendary Manchester band Joy Division are the subject of a two-day international symposium at the University of Limerick this week. Following on from previous events at UL on The Smiths, Morrissey and David Bowie, the Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster are examining the legacy of the iconic Manchester band, whose career was cut short with the untimely death of their lead singer Ian Curtis in 1980. Best known for their song Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division are one of the worldÕs truly iconic and influential bands. Dr Martin Power, Professor Eoin Devereux, Assistant Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick, Noel Hogan, The Cranberries and Dr Aileen Dillane at the launch of the two day symposium at the University of Limerick. The symposium was launched by Noel Hogan of The Cranberries who recalled how Joy Division influenced his bandÕs early recording efforts. Delegates have travelled from the UK, China, The US (including from Yale), Canada, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain and Portugal to dissect and debate the bandÕs contribution to Indie Music. The symposium heard papers on Joy DivisionÕs influences, their songwriting practices, the bandÕs legacy as well as their transition to New Order following CurtisÕs death. Pic Sean Curtin Fusionshooters.

Dr Martin Power, Pr Eoin Devereux, Rock Star, Dr Aileen Dillane

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Sources : Limerick Post, The Irish Times, Noel Hogan, Sean Curtis, ahssUL, DrDevereux

“Like A Puppet Show” available tomorrow only !

November 26, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

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Like A Puppet Show will be available this Friday November 27 only at a store near you.
The multi-artists project is only out for the record store day / Black Friday event and here is a list of North American stores where you can buy it :

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Watch “Mood Poem” The Pigtown Fling documentary on YouTube

November 9, 2015  |  Comments Off on Watch “Mood Poem” The Pigtown Fling documentary on YouTube  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Yesterday Crude Films added on their YouTube account the documentary called “Mood Poem” about The Pigtown Fling Project.

Click here to watch the full movie available in HD 1080p.

Reflecting on their art, their community and their city, Mood Poem meets the musicians and artists of ‘The Pigtown Fling’, a 2014 National City of Culture musical legacy project, that invited over 50 artists of different genres & styles to work together on a collaborative album.

This is the very same documentary that was screened for free last September 20 in Limerick :

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mood poem NH🙂 🙂

You can find some pictures on The Pigtown Fling official Facebook.

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Robert Hope, Mike and Noel

Sources : Cruide Films, The Cranberries FB, The Pigtown Fling FB, Darren Ryan Photography

The Ultimate Live Collection: The wait is over

November 4, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After more than 3 months the wait is finally over.
The boxsets have been shipped last week as promised by Concert Live and some have been received.
This is a large box (29 x 23 x 12cm) with magnet closure.
The color is a clear allusion to The Cranberries and is a great choice. Don’t pay attention to photos below, they don’t do justice to the exact color.

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Merry Christmas

Inside you can find 5 live albums recorded on the 2010 Reunion Tour:

  • Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid – 12/03/2010
  • Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon – 21/03/2010 
  • Amsterdam Music Hall, Amsterdam – 23/03/2010
  • Columbiahalle, Berlin – 27/03/2010 
  • Royal Albert Hall, London – 31/03/2010

Once opened and the wrapping material removed, the box seems it bit (too?) large for only 5 albums.

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The artwork is similar to the one used in the multi-other pressings already released.
This time the inner picture of the band is reversed. Which one is the correct one, probably this new version.

tulc5Here below the difference between 2 London albums.
(The different colors on cd’s are only due to the flash, there ‘s no difference!)

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The back cover of the new version. Nothing really changed there except the catalog number.

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CW definitely have to complete The Cranberries discography one day to compare all the versions.
Quite a lot of work to do and those live albums by Concert Live are not the easiest part.

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Maybe the reason of this quite empty and too large box is to fit all of their different versions. Genius!
A great box and a great item to own if you are a serious collector.
Still available on their website for £30 plus shipping.

“Bury The Hatchet” to be reissued on 180g vinyl on 15 Jan. 2016 (UPDATED 3x)

October 29, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After No Need To Argue reissued this year on 180g vinyl, now it is Bury The Hatchet’s turn.
The album will be released early next year on January 15, 2016 as announced by Amazon USA.

You can pre-order it now for $34.48

Notice the still alternative artworks (back and front) exactly as they were published on the original vinyl back in 1999 to identify the vinyl edition compared to the other releases, cds, cassettes…
Thanks to Richard Ortiz and Elio O’R Jr for the info.


UPDATE – 2 NOVEMBER

Price just decreased on Amazon. Now $29.99


UPDATE – 21 NOVEMBER

The double LP can also be pre-ordered directly at Runt for $31.98

Source: Runt


UPDATE – 2 DECEMBER

More than a month before expected Bury The Hatchet 2LP is now in stock!
Only at Runt for $31.98
Not in stock on Amazon yet (still pre-order).


“La Fine” full instrumental demo periscoped by Eric Alexandrakis

October 22, 2015  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Eric Alexandrakis likes to tease his fans like nobody else. He definitely is a master at that and this will probably irritate a lot of people who just missed it. Today he decided to let anyone hear a complete demo version of La Fine on his periscope. As you probably know La Fine is one of the song featuring Dolores O’Riordan. For now Eric only periscoped an instrumental demo so to this day it is impossible to know if Dolores already recorded her vocals or not.
If you don’t know periscope yet it is an unlimited time video app. Users can live broadcast anything they like as long as they want and sometimes videos can be watched again as a replay.
Unfortunately La Fine has no replay.
The video Eric just broadcasted was black screen and we could only hear the audio. The song is approximately 4 minutes long. He broadcasted it twice as some people who missed the first broadcast asked for a repeat. Some of you managed to record it and emailed us the file but for copyright reasons and also to respect Eric and his collaborators work we can not broadcast it here. Sorry for that.
Ask Eric directly again, maybe he will accept another replay. It is worth it!

2015.10.23 La Fine periscoped

Source: Eric Alexandrakis Twitter

The Ultimate Live Collection boxset delayed until the end of October at the latest

October 6, 2015  |  Comments Off on The Ultimate Live Collection boxset delayed until the end of October at the latest  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

If you ordered more than 2 months ago now The Ultimate Live Collection boxset and still haven’t received it, do not panic it is normal. It seems nobody received it yet. No your package is not lost, it is not even shipped!

Ultimate Live Collection Boxset

These past days we’ve had quite a few messages and emails from fans worried as they had not received their item. They also were complaining about the lack of communication of Concert Live and were wondering if any other people were in the same case.
So yesterday our webmaster decided to ask Concert Live directly, here below is the reply:

Hi,

We are just waiting on one more title to be produced as soon as we receive it we will be packaging up the box sets and dispatching them, by the end of this month at the latest, hopefully sooner. I apologise for the delay and lack of communication.

Kind Regards,
CL

Noel Hogan will make his debut as a film composer

September 29, 2015  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan will make his debut as a film composer  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

According to this IFTN.ie article, Noel Hogan will make his debut as a film composer for a short film called “Date: Time”. The Irish composer Patrick Cassidy who already made soundtracks for the movies “Calvary” and “Hannibal” will be part of the project as well. The short film is currently in post-production and is part of a Film Limerick Trilogy.
These past few years Noel Hogan has been very involved in several projects to support his hometown Limerick and this one is quite unexpected. And what a very nice surprise !
We all look forward to seeing the final results.

Source : IFTN

“Like A Puppet Show” vinyl featuring Dolores O’ Riordan to be released Nov.27

September 18, 2015  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Eric Alexandrakis just revealed today via his Twitter and Facebook accounts the release of “Like A Puppet Show”, a brand new project in collaboration with the actor John Malkovich and featuring a lot of artists such as Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, OMD, Efterklang, Placebo, The Dandy Warhols, Blondie’s Chris Stein, The Cranberries’ Dolores O’ Riordan and more.

cddaefdd It’s a 11-track vinyl and it will be out for the next record store day/Black Friday event on November 27 followed by two more releases to retailers and direct to consumers via the web for the Christmas holidays and “won’t be available on iTunes” said Eric Alexandrakis yesterday on twitter!
Considered by Eric as “Super cool, and never been done before in such a way” the project is offically described as various remixes of John Malkovich reading an interpretation of Plato.
Sounds kinda weird at first!
Concerning Dolores she ‘s done the last track called “Cryopian D (Mixed by Dolores O’Riordan)”. For now it’s probably too early to know exactly what it is but if it’s in the same spirit as the track called “Cryoblue Cheese Ο (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)” that you can listen on the Pitchfork’s page, there are very few chances to hear our favorite rock star singing (or maybe just a little?!) on the “track” or “reading track”, “remix”, “interpretation”, “effort” or whatever it is.

A lot of Dolores fans will/might be disappointed to learn about this project as most were expecting the release of the “Electrons” LP where she is supposed to sing at least on one track. The fault is probably Eric’s who during the past 16 months was quite active on social networks and posted a few teasers that CW always tried to relay and among them, musical excerpts (instrumental only) and a partial visual of the possible LP with Dolores:

These last days things became very serious. On September 14, Eric Alexandrakis posted a message:
“Get ready steady for a cool announcement on 9/17”.

Then the Spanish fansite DO’RSpain asked a question in a very smart way:
“Hmmm… as cool as the weather in Ireland?”

At this point if you follow Eric on the internet you probably know he is a nice guy and most of the time replies to people. So the question got a reply:
“Cooler…with a touch of Ireland”

As this answer exactly matched to that was known of the Electrons project, fans from the 4 corners of the globe quite immediately concluded it would be the announcement of this very LP and thought the release day was close.

On September 17 and a few hours before the supposed announcement Eric was… let’s say playing with fans (some said torturing) posting a countdown:
“..4……….3………..2……….1………..”

and even:
“…..1/2….”

To finally reply to fans who were saying Come on Eric it’s time now. It is Sept 17. Please tell us. Etc… :
“We’ve delayed it a day just to keep the torture going:)”

For sure an answer quite familiar to all The Cranberries/Dolores O’Riordan fans!
Then Eric edited his original message on Facebook into:
“Get ready steady for a cool announcement on 9/18”

and continued to reply to questions the whole evening / night assuring it was worth the wait:
“Let’s hear what you all think it entails. You’ll either be elated, or terribly disappointed.”
“It’s super cool, and never been done before in such a way.”
“It’s F*CKING AWESOME”

Today, September 18, the wait is over and it is not the Electrons LP. Instead, a John Malkovitch and collaborators project that nobody could have ever imagined. What will be Dolores’ fans reactions, will “Like A Puppet Show” be interesting, good, bad, sucks, anybody will debate about that now and will definitely know on November 27 when the LP is out but one thing is for sure “Never been done before”.

Like a Puppet Show:

01 Cryolife 7:14 A.M. (Mixed by Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon)
02 Cryocarbon 14C (Mixed by OMD)
03 Cryoblue Cheese Ο (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)
04 CryoZolon X (Mixed by Dweezil Zappa)
05 Cryoparoxsym A (Mixed by Young the Giant)
06 Platogenia X And The Caves (Mixed by the Dandy Warhols)
07 Cryostat Ø (Mixed by Efterklang)
08 Cryoplacebo 47/XXY (Mixed by Placebo)
09 Photogenia C (Ruler Of Light) (Mixed by Chris Stein)
10 Optimogenia Z [Edit Mix] (Mixed by Harry Waters)
11 Cryopian D (Mixed by Dolores O’Riordan)

Source: Eric Alexandrakis’ Twitter, Facebook, Pitchfork

New photo-shoot with Dolores from February 2015 by Andrzej Liguz

September 10, 2015  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Again thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia who found today a website called More American Dreams with 5 amazing pictures of Dolores taken on February 26, 2015. According to the photographer Andrzej Liguz, a friend of Andy Rourke, the photo-shoot was made in Dolores apartment in Los Angeles close to Marina del Ray/Venice Beach and it was Dolores’ will.
Brilliant!


UPDATE AUGUST 22, 2016:
Photographer Andrzej Liguz asked us to remove his pictures for copyright reasons.
So you won’t see those pics anymore here. 🙁
Now click on the above link to see the pics directly on photographer’s website.

Fergal and Noel donating a NNTA award for “The 061”

September 8, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries members Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler donating a record of theirs at the Fab Lab Limerick today for ‘The 061’, an opportunity for artistic and cultural practitioners throughout Limerick to showcase their events and projects under one banner this September. This Canadian Gold Award is presented to Fergal (it looks like it is written Feargal on the picture) and is to commemorate the sale of more than 50,000 copies of the album No Need To Argue. According to the website Music Canada the album was certified Gold on October 27, 1994. After that NNTA was certified 4X platinum in Canada (4X 100,000).

Hope we can get more details soon about the exact reason of this donation but this might be for the charity auction in aid of Corbett Suicide Prevention. The auction will take place on October 1st at the Fab Lab, 7 Rutland Street in Limerick at 8:00PM.

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Sources: ILoveLimerick.com, ILoveLimerick Facebook, Music Canada, Love Letters from Limerick, handpaintedsignslimerick Instagram

Trial over alleged air-rage adjourned as Dolores is receiving medical treatment

September 2, 2015  |  Comments Off on Trial over alleged air-rage adjourned as Dolores is receiving medical treatment  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Again the information come from The Irish Times first. Their article reveals Dolores is receiving medical treatment these days and can’t come to the Court.
The case will be back before Ennis District Court on December 16th for a plea to be entered or a date for a hearing to be set, the court was told.

My client is presently [sic] receiving ongoing medical treatment and presently she’s receiving residential treatment, hence her absence from court”

 

If the person is having treatment then I think we should facilitate that. Judge Patrick Durcan agreed to the adjournment.

Sources: The Irish Times, RTE.ie, Mirror, Daily Star, Yahoo Celebrity, Tewkesbury admag, Irish Examiner, Herald, Daily Mail, Irish Independent, Belfast Telegraph

Court dispute between Noel and Dolores has ended (UPDATED)

August 30, 2015  |  Comments Off on Court dispute between Noel and Dolores has ended (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

According to High Court records the dispute between Noel and Dolores has ended and a motion to strike out the case was finalised this august. (apparently it was in July, see update below)

An article published today in the newspaper The Irish Mail just revealed it. The legal action was initiated by Dolores against Noel in 2013 and it has never been clear what the dispute was about and don’t expect to learn more with this short article.
Anyway, that’s good news!!

Thanks to Sara from Cranberries Italia for finding the article

Source: The Irish Mail


UPDATE AUG.31

A new article published on August 31st in the Limerick Leader gives more details :

 A high court action taken by Ms O’Riordan against band mate and song writing partner Noel Hogan, has been struck out. The high court proceedings were filed in October 2013, with the Cause of Action in the filing listed as a ‘declaration’. A motion to strike out the action was made on July 13 of this year, and was finalised three days later. The matter, which neither Cranberries star has ever publicly commented on, was adjourned nine times this year when it came before the court, before the motions were made to strike it out in July.

Source: Limerick Leader

Dolores summonsed to appear before Ennis Strict Court next Wednesday (UPDATED)

August 29, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

According to this article Singer Dolores O’Riordan has been summoned to appear before Ennis District Court next week for alleged assault, arising from an incident at Shannon Airport last November. The cases have been listed for the first court of the new legal term for Ennis District Court next Wednesday, September 2nd.

As you probably all know Dolores was born on September 6th, what (almost) a great birthday!!

Source: The Irish Time


UPDATE AUG.31

According to a new Limerick Leader articleit is understood that Ms O’Riordan […] will be unavailable and the matter is to be adjourned.

Source: Limerick Leader

The Cranberries’ Ultimate live collection limited boxset, ENDS TONIGHT

July 31, 2015  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live again !
Ultimate Live Collection Boxset
After their Sound Wave Poster last month they’re back today selling for A VERY LIMITED TIME a limited box set containing 5 live albums of The Cranberries Reunion Tour 2010.

  • Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid – 12/03/2010
  • Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon – 21/03/2010 
  • Amsterdam Music Hall, Amsterdam – 23/03/2010
  • Columbiahalle, Berlin – 27/03/2010 
  • Royal Albert Hall, London – 31/03/2010

You can order it by clicking on this link

Nothing really new if you already bought the CD’s from their website or at the end of The Cranberries shows back in the days. Only a different packaging in a hinged box and a quite interesting price of £30 (+shipping) which represents the price of one and a half show at the time. Fair !
If you’d like to order one make it very fast as it is part of a 30 HOURS SALE THAT ENDS (or supposed to end) TONIGHT AT 9PM BST. Collector !

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Note the wrong information on that banner published on their website, there is absolutely no unreleased recordings here, only 3 new re-releases (Madrid, Lyon, Berlin) !

Source : Concert Live

The Cranberries really are wild young things!

July 20, 2015  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

 

 

She has the voice of a saint stuck in a glass harp while being pelted with ice cubes by vicious clangers.


Their shyness is not only painful, but infectious too.


(…) it’s even more embarassing to watch because they’re so shamingly perfect!


These are the most beautiful high notes you’ll ever get to hear outside of La Scala

 

Those words belong to Sally Margaret Joy and were published in the Melody Maker on 13 July 1991. She went to see The Cranberries live in concert in a pub called The Old Trout in Windsor (UK) on 28 June 1991 and her concert review is one of the earliest review known to this day.


It may be very possible to find a few earlier articles/reviews inside rare local newspapers or fanzines but her article might definitely be one of the very first about The Cranberries published in a mainstream musical media.

Full review available on the dedicated concert page here.

The Old Trout renamed as Fort & Firkin

Brand new interview of The Cranberries

July 15, 2015  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday and totally out of the blue appeared on the internet a brand new 27 minutes audio interview of The Cranberries minus Dolores. The weekly podcast is called “Coffee with a sign painter” and usually takes place in Starr Studios in Texas but this time it was recorded in Limerick Ireland. The exact recording date is not yet known but it sure is quite recent, “a few days ago” according to Noel Hogan’s Tumblr account. Host Sean Starr talks with Noel, Mike and Fergal about The Cranberries, the influence of Morrissey and The Smiths, the music industry, Limerick, family, life in the 80’s, not jamming together for fun on their time off, Sign Painting and the upcoming screening of the film Sign Painters at the Elemental Arts Festival in Limerick this coming September.

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But the most important thing for any fans concerns the future plans/music of the band and it comes from Noel around minute 23:

I think if we decided we were gonna do it like we did a few years ago around 2009, when we went back again you know, when we get back into it, it suddenly consumes everything again. You’re doing it, you’re away all the time and you are writing and you’re in the studio and we completely focus on that then when we get back into it.
So if it’s something we do again, and I’m sure we probably will, we’ll lead it at a time when we can all focus on that and not have kind of other things going on at the same time, because as I say, it’s such a big thing when we take off that you have to kind of commit 3 years of your life really to the thing. Cause sometimes you kinda tour short, you don’t go to one territory and next you get these fans that are seriously pissed off with you so you kinda have to keep everybody happy, that’s why it takes so long then.

So, will there be new music of The Cranberries? Will there be concerts again? No one can really tell for now but at least it doesn’t look impossible and that’s pretty good news!

Also posted on the Instagram account of starrstudiostx a selfie with the band made at the show by a kid named Seth Collins. Fun!

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Sources: Seanstarr.com + starrstudiostx instagram photo 1 + starrstudiostx instagram photo 2

“Linger” – Framed and numbered “Soundwave Poster”

June 26, 2015  |  Comments Off on “Linger” – Framed and numbered “Soundwave Poster”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Remember Concert Live?
Those who recorded a few concerts of The Cranberries in 2010 and 2012 and sold the CD’s at the end of the show directly at the venue. Today they are releasing a limited edition soundwave poster of the legendary track “Linger” framed and numbered 1-25

Any of you hear about a soundwave poster before? Probably not… Well it simply represents a graphic sound wave such as the ones you can find in any audio or video software on your computer. No music in there, only visual and this one is based upon the “Concert Live” artwork, the one from 2012 with the roses… and that’s pretty much it!
Click here (link no longer available)  if you’d like to buy one, price £35
Make it fast, 25 is a very limited edition!

Soundwave poster – Linger

And for those who still don’t have the “Concert Live” official live albums you can buy some of them (both 2010 and 2012) these days for a special price of £3.

“Linger” played during “The Bachelorette” TV show (UPDATED)

June 22, 2015  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to Fanberries on Facebook who was following “The Bachelorette” TV show live, The Cranberries minus Mike and Fergal played “Linger” with a string quartet at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin while two candidates were dancing together. It was an acoustic performance.

The TV show didn’t play the whole song (only 2 minutes) and there were dialogues on it at times. However, still according to Fanberries, it is worthwhile.

Dolores and the string quartet behind – “The Bachelorette” (image: abc)

For now you can watch a 2-min video captured by David Elieser Alvarez and shared on Fanberries Facebook. It looks like David filmed his TV screen with a cell phone. Thanks to him.

Another and a little longer video (3 min) was recorded by The Cranberries Brasil and shared on their Facebook. Thanks to them as well.

Later at night, Andrew Kimmel producer of “The Bachelorette” published on Instagram a photo with Dolores, and a few words:

…and Chris Harrison, the host of the show, published a 13-sec video on Instagram, with a few words as well. Obviously he was one of the few people allowed inside the cathedral during the recording. His short video is very interesting because it is an audience recording and direct sound inside the cathedral can be heard… and it sounds beautiful… with all the depth and space of such a place.


UPDATE – JUNE 23

The full appearance broadcast on abc is now available on YouTube.
Thanks to Pep Vila for sharing.

“The Bachelorette” new spoilers/photos (UPDATED)

June 18, 2015  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The website wetpaint.com just published new spoilers of the next episode to air of “The Bachelorette” U.S. TV Show. By the way, is there anything not spoiled in this show, just saying!
Anyway, among many things feature 2 photos of The Cranberries playing in the church:

The Cranberries, Jared and Kaitlyn Bristowe – ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne

“The Bachelorette” – Episode 1106

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UPDATE – JUNE 21

2 more photos on the website Buddy TV:

The Cranberries and the 2 candidates – ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne

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And a total of 6 photos published on disneyabcpress.com, the 4 pics above plus 2 new ones.
Thanks to ABC for posting all the links on the “Leave a reply” box here below on CW.

“The Bachelorette” – Episode 1106 – ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne

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No Need To Argue 180g vinyl – PICTURES

June 3, 2015  |  Comments Off on No Need To Argue 180g vinyl – PICTURES  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

NNTA180G-04Here comes a few HQ pictures of the album No Need To Argue reissued on 180g vinyl and ordered on the Runtshop website. The delivery was fast and the package was very well protected. Those guys know how to ship a LP. The vinyl really is thick even if it’s hard to see on photos.
The overall quality is great, buy with confidence.
Click on pics to see larger views.

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Inner sleeve 1

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Inner sleeve 2

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Side 1

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Side 2

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Close-up Side 1

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Close-up Side 2

Dolores not saying anything about her new love revelation

May 28, 2015  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Again, Dolores is in the Irish press today and again it comes from the Irish Mirror with an article entitled “Why Dolores it always rain on me? Singer looks glum on country walk in downpour day after her new love was revealed

Probably tracked by paparazzi because of the revelations of her possible relationship with Olé Koretsky Dolores was photographed walking in the rain yesterday around the family home in Ballybricken. Asked how she felt about her new love interest Dolores answered:

I’m just having a relaxing time at my mum’s house.
I’m not doing any press.
I’m not saying anything.
Thanks love.

And that’s pretty much it. The rest of the article is no particular interest and sometimes pure speculations especially when the article is entitled “Singer looks glum on country walk…” who looks happy when walking alone in a continuous rain and deep in thought!

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Dolores O’ Riordan “certainly in love with Olé”

May 27, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

According to the article entitled “Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan bounces back from marriage split with hot young musician” published by the Irish Mirror, “Dolores is certainly very happy and in love with Olé Koretsky“. These words are said by Philip Tobin who recently met Dolores and Olé at “Kites”, a Chinese restaurant in Dublin, Ireland.


Kites Chinese restaurant

Sure this is NO OFFICIAL STATEMENT but if you followed the news about Dolores these past months it is reasonable to say it’s probably true. For sure, it will not sound very surprising to die-hard fans. Many of you already mentioned this possibility in many comments here on CW and as you know Olé Koretsky is currently working with Dolores (as well as Andy Rourke) in a new musical project called JetlagNYC. He also was spotted with her in different locations such as New York City, Los Angeles, Limerick and others… and some location can be considered very private.

Anyway this news must be taken very carefully, for example “They were singing some of their new stuff in the restaurant – it sounds amazing”. Even if possible it’s quite surprising… or Philip Tobin possibly did not recognize some old or cover songs but if he is right what a night and what a lucky man he is!

Olé, Philip Tobin and Dolores near “Kites”

irishmirror.ie

Dolores spotted by fans on social networks. Recap!

May 21, 2015  |  Comments Off on Dolores spotted by fans on social networks. Recap!  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Here is a little recap of the photos/selfies with Dolores made by fans in the past months. Those pics are usually reTweeted/reFacebooked on CW’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and do not appear all the time on the website here at the very minute. This post is to repair the fault as some of you don’t use social networks while others may simply have missed a photo.

As you probably all know, news about Dolores (and The Cranberries) have always been quite rare so thanks to those bloody socials, now fans have a better idea about the recent locations and activities of their favorite stars more easily than in the past.

And a big thank you to all the people/fans who shared their precious moments to the world.


10 Oct. 2014 – Dolores and Andy with a restaurant employee – “Cork ‘n Fork”, NYC
Credit: Justin – Instagram (@itshowtimee)



15 Oct. 2014 – Dolores, Andy and musician BOSCO – “The Fourth”, NYC
Credit: BOSCO – Twitter (@helloBOSCO)



17 Oct. 2014 – Dolores possibly partying for Halloween (in advance!) – Chambers Street, NYC
Credit: Instagram (@huydtruong)



27 Oct. 2014 – New York City
Credit: Dmitry Kuprin – Instagram (@dolphin1414)



21 Nov. 2014 – Dolores and Olé – Medieval Banquet, Bunratty Castle Co. Clare, Ireland
Credit: James Lee Swenson – Twitter (@1ufdaKind)





15 Dec. 2014 – Dolores and Andy – The International Bar, Dublin
Credit: Phil McAndrew – Twitter (@Phil_McAndrew)



24?/25? Dec. 2014 – Dolores – New York City
Credit: Instagram (@thevixes) + Instagram (@flexinsession)



28 Dec. 2014 – Dolores – “MSC Customs” bike store, NYC
Credit: MSC Customs – Instagram (@msccustoms_nyc)



7 Jan. 2015 – Dolores and Andy – NYC
Credit: Jetlag NYC – Twitter (@JetlagNYC)



14 Jan. 2015 – Dolores – “Elevate Restaurant & Lounge”, Wyndham Garden Chinatown, NYC
Credit: Elevate Restaurant & Lounge – Instagram (@elevate_restaurant) + Facebook (@elevate93)



23 Jan. 2015 – Dolores and Andy – Eastroom, Chicago
Credit: unknown (let us know if you know!)



4 Feb. 2015 – Dolores – Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Credit: Instagram (@slammingdabs)



3 Apr. 2015 – Dolores – Trader Vic’s, London
Credit: Simone Ottantatre – Facebook



7 May 2015 – Dolores – Treyvaud’s, Killarney, Ireland
Credit: Treyvaud’s – Facebook (@TreyvaudsRestaurant)



14 May 2015 – Dolores – Limerick, Ireland
Credit: Instagram (@fragaleviviana)

Dolores spotted at Treyvaud’s Restaurant in Killarney

May 7, 2015  |  Comments Off on Dolores spotted at Treyvaud’s Restaurant in Killarney  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Dolores was spotted today at Treyvaud’s Restaurant, 62 High Street, in Killarney, Ireland. Is this a coincidence? BWWTV was mentioning yesterday that the Bachelorette dates would attend a private Cranberries concert and then move on to Killarney. Looks very much like the private concert took place/is taking place these days.

As a matter of fact, the restaurant owner first posted a simple message on Facebook

…and about an hour later, still on Facebook, posted a photo with Dolores and the message “Hanging with Dolores!!

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