“Something Else” UK promo CD on eBay

April 24, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Something Else” UK promo CD on eBay  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After “Why?” promo cd this weekend now it’s the new album’s turn to surface.
Here comes the first image of “Something Else” UK promo CD on eBay.
Reference PROMOBMG1343

BREAKING NEWS: upcoming U.S. shows won’t be acoustic

April 24, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today appeared on the internet 2 new interviews with Dolores. Both are quite long.
The Songfacts.com interview is very focused on “Tell me about this song and that one”
and the ArtistDirectInterviews.com interview is more classic with the usual questions about Bachelorette, Chamber Orchestra, 25th anniversary celebration, the 3 new songs, tours etc..

HOWEVER:

One question in the ArtistDirectInterviews concerns the next US tour still to be announced soon. It looks like the acoustic shows won’t happen over there. The Cranberries will play ONLY ELECTRIC SHOWS.

Here’s what Dolores answers:

D O’R: Well, those venues – I still like performing in those venues. I prefer having electric guitars in the small and crowded, packed venues. So we’re doing the quartet – we’re bringing some electric guitars so it’s blend of electric and acoustic. We were looking at coming over to the States in September – but that will be full live electric, because the venues seem to be more catering a full live electronic show… so those two thousand seaters – the venues are more appropriate than putting a string quartet into a rock venue.

Also to notice in her answer: the European acoustic shows will feature an electric part when she says “it’s blend of electric and acoustic” she is talking about the upcoming acoustic shows in Europe!
Tricky…

“Everybody Else…” to be reissued on 180g vinyl (2 UPDATES)

April 24, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Everybody Else…” to be reissued on 180g vinyl (2 UPDATES)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Crazy times!! After the translucent red reissue available exclusively on Barnes & Noble, here comes a second reissue of EEIDISWCW on vinyl, this time it will be a 180 grams standard color (black) vinyl. Release date is the same as the B&N one (May 26) but this really is a different pressing:

>Cut from the original stereo tapes by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios
>180-gram LP plated and pressed at QRP
>Housed in a Stoughton old style tip-on gatefold jacket 

You can preorder now on AnalogSpark.com
Price: $25

Thanks to Cranberryesque for the info.


UPDATE APR.26:
New release date announced: June 16, 2017
The album is now also available for preorder on AMAZON


UPDATE JUN.17:
New new release date announced: June 30, 2017
Just like the red vinyl reissue, this other reissue has been delayed as well and both vinyls are now expected for the same date.

“Why?” UK promo CD includes instrumental track

April 23, 2017  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Why?” UK promo single surfaced on discogs. Price asked is $128 which is totally insane for something that will end up on eBay for just a couple of dollars.

The card sleeve promo CDR is made by BMG (reference PROMOBMG1342) and contains 3 tracks:

  1. Why? (Radio Mix)
  2. Why? (Album Version)
  3. Why? (Radio Mix Instrumental)

The instrumental track still being unreleased to this day!!
Also interesting to note: title of the song is “Why?” with a question mark which never appeared anywhere before. Is it a mistake or the real title, we should know soon…

Thanks to Cranberryesque for the info!

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EDIT: According to credits on the back cover Noel and Fergal are not playing on these tracks. Dan Brodbeck is credited as lead guitarist and Corey Thompson as drummer.
Thanks to Francois for noticing. Maybe the most important information!!!

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On the other hand, The Cranberries updated their store and you can now preorder “Something Else” on Double Heavyweight Vinyl for €23.99
Release date is April 28 as well.


The Cranberries posted a photo on their Instagram account of the physical LP (whose hand is it?):

And for those who preordered the signed CD, it should be in your hands soon. Band members are signing booklets these days, here’s a short video posted on The Cranberries Instagram today to prove it:

CD signing

A post shared by The Cranberries (@thecranberries) on

BREAKING: “D.A.R.K. Live PA” opening for The Cranberries on their European acoustic tour

April 19, 2017  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

After “Everybody Else…” reissued on vinyl, another unexpected news today coming this time from D.A.R.K. on their socials.

Olé Koretsky will be joined on stage by DJ Wool performing D.A.R.K. songs and other material, on tour supporting The Cranberries in Europe.

 

DJ Wool

D.A.R.K. will be supporting The Cranberries on live PA on their European acoustic tour from May 2nd in Berlin to June 10th in Milano. Please note that the summer electric shows in July/August are not concerned, nor the show in Wrocław, Poland on May 1st (which comes as a probable confirmation that Wrocław won’t be an acoustic show). Also, the 3rd Paris show added on May 13th is not on the list but will certainly be included. This seems to be a simple “copy and paste” of The Cranberries website which still doesn’t list the third Paris show (!!??).

For those of you wondering what Live PA means, wikipedia provides a pretty accurate answer: “it is the act of performing live electronic music in settings typically associated with DJing”.
So don’t expect lots of backline on stage, mostly backing tapes on keyboards and computers.
Will Olé Koretsky be the only singer or will DJ Wool be singing too?
We can’t help but hope Dolores will join them at some point to perform as a super guest… time will tell!!!

Very exciting piece of news!


EDIT 9:40 PM (UTC):
Glen Brady, also known as DJ Wool, just posted a great photo on his Instagram account. The Cranberries fans will easily recognize the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio located in Limerick where it looks like everyone is rehearsing together these days. Nice to discover the D.A.R.K. Live PA set with SCIENCE AGREES on it. We can’t see the whole room but it does look like there’s only one mic for Olé Koretsky. Can we still expect Dolores to make a surprise featuring nonetheless? Suspens…

Last thing to note, Glen Brady is a sound engineer who mixed D.A.R.K. album and was supposed to be an opening act for D.A.R.K. shows last year.

Thanks to J. for noticing!

“Everybody Else…” reissued on translucent red vinyl on May 26 (UPDATED)

April 19, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Everybody Else…” reissued on translucent red vinyl on May 26 (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” will be reissued on translucent red vinyl!!
Release date: May 26, 2017

It is a B&N (Barnes & Noble) exclusive.
Label: Barnes Noble Consign
UPC: 0888072028005
Catalog number: 00037

You can preorder it now on Barnes & Noble
Price: $29.99

It’s unclear whether this LP is for the US market exclusively or not and if it will be available in different stores later. Anyway this is probably not the best time to reissue the first album right when fans are awaiting the band’s new album “Something Else” (available in less than 10 days now) and spending money on a new tour, in Europe but also in USA/Canada as we know 18 shows are to be announced soon, and possibly more continents?

Special thanks to Joshua Ryan for the info.

Sources: Barnes & NobleAll Music


UPDATE May 30:
New release date announced: June 30, 2017

Blast from the past: The Cranberries at CORK ROCK ’91 (UPDATED)

April 15, 2017  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Next Monday at 8pm the Irish radio RTE2fm will broadcast a documentary about Cork Rock ’91. Cork Rock was a three/four days annual event where in 1991 The Cranberries appeared on June 1st. Held at “Sir Henry’s” in Cork it was definitely The Cranberries early years. Dolores was reviewed in a press article as “the most beautiful pop-girl you’ll hear all year”. Exact setlist is unknown but a few songs played that night are known: Uncertain, Nothing Left At All, Put Me Down, Linger, Dreams.

Photos by Siobhan O Mahony

The great website “The Fanning Sessions” published a Cork Rock ’91 dedicated page with 4 bands/4 tracks all recorded from Dave Fanning’s 2FM radio show. One of the tracks is “Uncertain” by The Cranberries. So, before the new documentary this Monday, enjoy or re-enjoy that live song now!


UPDATE Apr.17:
Just a couple of hours after the radio broadcast, the podcast is available on THIS LINK.
“2FM MUSIC SPECIAL” is a great documentary featuring a recent interview with Noel Hogan and Dreams live at Sir Henry’s/Cork Rock ’91 on June 1, 1991. The Cranberries part starts at 00:34:19

SiriusXM interview audio with Noel & Dolores

April 6, 2017  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

 

WE’RE GONNA BRING THE QUARTET
WITH EACH GIG THE PROMOTERS ARE ORGANIZING A LOCAL STRING SECTION

 

Last Tuesday, Noel and Dolores were interviewed on the US radio SiriusXM on the show “Debatable”.
If you missed it, you can listen to it On Demand on the SiriusXM App. Only working if you are living in the US, for the rest of the world you can access to the podcast on THIS LINK.
A major thanks to Jackie Hogan who shared it on her Facebook.


Interesting interview which of course includes things already heard before but also a few fresh new anecdotes. It’s about 23 minutes long, a bit too long to summarize everything but here below some highlights:

Dolores: “There was this TV show called The Bachelorette, they asked us to do Linger with a quartet. Well I don’t watch the show, we didn’t know much about it but we said OK […] Linger sounded really nice and we said you know it’s our 25th anniversary maybe we should think doing an album for the fans and doing it with a quartet, that’s where the plan came from.”

Dolores: “It was exciting, the challenge of seeing how the songs might sound without all the electric guitars […] it came together very quickly, we went into a huge room and we tried to do it all live off the floor but the strings were leaking down the mics so we realized that we’d have to do the strings separately…”

Dolores: “They [the songs] kinda feel new this way, so different to the originals, like the originals will bring back the memory of that time at where we were when we were doing, but these new ones remind me now of this time”

Dolores: “with a quartet it’s quite different to the live set, we did a week of rehearsals 2 weeks ago in Ireland and the intros are different and some of the bridges are longer and stuffs like that, so that’s what we have to be very aware, because we’re bringing a quartet and a quartet are playing from a sheet […] you can’t afford to make any mistakes”

Dolores: “The guy who’s leading the quartet, he often looks over…”

Noel:  “A lot of our songs, it’s always a guitar base […] and some like Dreams, Ridiculous, they’ve always been very guitar heavy driven […] that was the challenge to kind of break them down without losing the songs completely […] and leaving enough space for the strings…”

Noel: “There’s 3 new songs, 2 of the songs were songs we had for a while…”

Dolores: “The Glory is about 6 months old, it’s very fresh, the other 2 Rupture and Why were written maybe 2 and a half years ago”

Dolores: “The Glory, the chorus came first, the chorus is quite positive and bright so I think it’s a song that has like optimism in it although there’s kind of sadness and nostalgia but there’s also optimism, so there’s a lot of different emotions going through that song”

Dolores: “I didn’t want people to think that this is the grande finale but we’re middle age now, so it’s something else that we’re bringing out but it’s not like a brand new album or new songs either but it’s ‘Something Else’ you know…”

Dolores: “Dreams did jump out to me […] it’s even more vulnerable than the original, so I was quite happy with that one, I think it sounds really nice, I was really impressed with it…”

Dolores: “I’m still very unsecure when it comes to writing […] I’ve always been played by self doubt and fear…”

Dolores: “We’re musicians, we go up on stage and we play music, and I sing, it makes me feel really good and that’s my thing…”

Dolores: “We’re gonna bring the quartet, with each gig the promoters are organizing a local string section, so the guy from the original quartet from UL (University of Limerick, Irish Chamber Orchestra location) he’s coming and they will have 3 other players sitting in, at each show it will be a different 3 players…”

The Cranberries to announce US Tour dates next week

April 5, 2017  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will tour USA starting mid-September. Exact dates will be announced next week. This is great news first reported by the website Cranberryesque:

Dolores and Noel called in to a Chicago radio station this morning and revealed that they will be announcing US tour dates in the next week! Noel said about 18 dates! OMG please come to Florida, it’s been 15 years!! (f-it, I’m seeing them no matter what this time – anywhere on the East Coast, I’ll be there!).

Listen for yourself Here. US tour talk starts about 4:20.

Save the date: Another radio interview is scheduled next Monday morning at 9:40 on kvpifm

Dolores and Noel arrived in New York City yesterday to promote the album “Something Else” in the US and a few pictures with journalists appeared shortly after:

with Rachel Brodsky, Paste Magazine

“Debatable” radio show, SiriusXM

with Melissa Stokoski, John Fugelsang and Franck Conniff
“Tell Me Everything” radio show,  SiriusXM

#CranberriesGeneve: And the winners are… (UPDATED)

April 2, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Congratulations to Régis Cruz and Delilah Macors who just won a ticket to attend The Cranberries show in Genève, Switzerland.

Thanks to all who entered the contest, and apologies for those who didn’t win.
Don’t be too sad as there will sure be some more occasions to run other contests for you to win tickets for upcoming Cranberries shows.


UPDATE APR.3:

Our 2nd winner Delilah Macors doesn’t want to go to Switzerland anymore and let her ticket go to someone else. So we just picked another name and the winner is Kamil O’Riordan. Congrats to him.
Again, all apologies for all the others who didn’t win. Be assured that there will be no other draw (no more heart attack!!) as both Régis and Kamil confirmed they would be in Genève on June 10th.

Win tickets for The Cranberries in Switzerland – LAST DAY

March 31, 2017  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today is last day to enter our contest to win 2 tickets (2 winners, 1 ticket each) to see The Cranberries in Genève, Switzerland on June 10th perform their greatest hits with a string quartet.
Thanks again to Opus One for this!

Contest still runs until 11:59PM (GMT) TONIGHT.
Two participants will be drawn randomly this weekend. We’ll keep you informed about that.


On Twitter we have 3 participants with a private profile and we can’t see anything from you. So if you don’t see your name on the list below, please leave a message in the “leave a reply” box below and we’ll add you. For now here’s the list of all participants correctly entered:

FACEBOOK:
Jenny Quandt
Bruno Cruz
Régis Cruz
Danny Vikings Kronstrom
Arno Billard (as known as Pick me! Pick me! Me! Me!… LOL excellent!!)
Stef Knops
Kamil O’Riordan
Volodymyr Reshota
Dagge DForever
Joanna Pietrzyńska
Bennie Mett
Roger Yapi
Daniel Nir
Katelyn Trowbridge
Davide Masoni
Rose M. Porta
Alejandro Martinez
Delilah Macors
Luigi Rizzuti

TWITTER
José De La Cruz Jr.
Danny Kronstrom
Cranceci
Richard Ortiz
Delirium
Joanna Pietrzyńska
Olivier Ranty
as_esu
(plus 3 hidden participants)

One more time, if you don’t see your name on the list, please leave a message below.
Same thing if you see your name and didn’t want to enter, sometimes a retweet is easily sent without noticing!

GOOD LUCK…


UPDATE, JUST ADDED:

Gonzalo García
Arno (cordell) on Twitter

2 new interviews with Dolores and… a bit of D.A.R.K.

March 30, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

2 new interviews with Dolores appeared online this week.
First, the website Hi Res Audio Central published on March 28 an article about the forthcoming album “Something Else” and there’s a few words by Dolores O’Riordan herself. Just a glimpse as more of the interview will be coming soon, closer to the album’s release date says the author.

[it’s important to] keep it all sounding natural and real. I wanted us to do it like David Bowie did, where he would leave in the breathing and other elements in the mix that weren’t technically perfect. Whenever a production is too clean and too perfect, you lose the sense of character of both the songs and the singer.


The second interview is a phone interview given to the Colombian radio station “W Radio”.
It’s only 8:43 min. long and with all the language translations, in the end, the interview is quite short. You can hear the replay published on the internet yesterday by clicking this link or on the player below:

About the music industry which radically changed these days and her strategy:
“I don’t think I have done anything different…”

About Latino America concerts:
“I hope to come back in the next 12 months, I think it’s beautiful and the audience is always great there”

About a Colombian show with The Cranberries:
“We’ll certainly consider that, if the right offer comes in and the gig comes up we’ll be there”

About the album Something Else and the collaboration with the Irish Chamber Orchestra:
“We appeared on an American TV show called The Bachelorette and performed with a quartet and it sounded really nice, we did Linger, so myself and Noel the guitar player we decided to do an album and take all the songs with a live set and do them with a quartet”

About the song Rapture:
“I often find myself quite getting low and when you’re low it’s easy to write…”
“…I had it as a demo… recorded in the last few years, so it seemed appropriate to release it now”

About a song she likes to sing the most:
“I don’t really have a favorite, they’re all different experiences in times in my life and different years so they’re all individually precious”


Third and last thing today, Olé Koretsky published on his Instagram and Facebook accounts a new video recorded inside a cessna with the following (full of information) message:

“New song about time travel. got a few fresh ones. #cessna + #livePA vs. #scienceagrees

new song about time travel. got a few fresh ones. #cessna + #livePA vs. #scienceagrees

Posted by Olé Koretsky on Mittwoch, 29. März 2017

 

Totally out of the blue, we can watch Olé, Dolores and 2 pilots inside that very small plane and, even more interesting, the soundtrack seems to be a piece of a new song by D.A.R.K.
The images were possibly recorded in Mexico last February while they were touring with The Cranberries. Please note that Olé says there’s a few fresh other songs.
After Andy Rourke recently, it’s good to hear that D.A.R.K. is always on a creative mode!!

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  |  The Cranberries

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.

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