What about “Science Agrees” physical release?

September 3, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Is there reasons to believe that Science Agrees release date could be postponed once again, or that the album could never see the light of day? (or at least be released digitally only)

A question worth asking as a fan who lives in Canada caught our attention on an email she received from Amazon.ca to let her know that her Science Agrees vinyl preorder was cancelled because they “expected to be able to send this item to [her]” but they “since found out it’s not available from any of [their] sources at this time“.

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Quite a worrying message, especially now the D.A.R.K. European tour has been cancelled (and not postponed) a couple of days ago.

Although PledgeMusic has FINALLY updated the release date to September 9th on their website, let’s recall that fans who preorder the album/vinyl on their platform are made aware that the items should be ready on “October 21st”. Also, Amazon.com states that the album (CD and Vinyl) will be released on October 14th.

Whatever is happening here, we feel sorry for the band as these numerous postponements and cancellations must be quite a disappointment for them.

Let’s note that, on the journalists side, it seems some more promo CDs have been sent recently to the media for them to review the album in their September issues.
Indeed, as shown by the below pictures of two CDs that were sold on eBay recently, Cooking Vinyl pressed a new version of the album.

1st promo CD released in April 2016 (COOKCD642W):

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2016.09.03 SA promo refW back

2nd promo CD released in August 2016 (COOKCD642P):

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As a matter of fact, first reviews are being published these days, such as the tough one published on Slug Magazine or that of Pitchfork.

Special thanks to Andrea.

Towards another postponement of the D.A.R.K. tour? (TOUR CANCELLED – 7 UPDATES)

September 1, 2016  |  9 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Some members of our team just noticed that tickets for the Parisian concert of D.A.R.K. on September 22nd are not available for sale anymore at the moment, which could be a very nice surprise if that meant the concert was now sold out.

However, let’s note that, when trying to buy tickets on GDP, buyers are not told that the concert is sold out but that “there was a problem with the reservation”.
Fnac, on its side, mention that “tickets are no longer available…”

What’s more intriguing is that the band was still pushing the date on social media two days ago with a new video promoting the performance at Divan du Monde, which usually tends to show that the venue is far from selling out.

Although all other dates are still on sale, it seems the same “problem” can be noted with the Italian date due to take place on September 23rd at Tunnel Club in Milano.
Indeed, if one tries to buy tickets on Live Nation, the following message appears:

TICKETS CANCELLED

Currently No Tickets Available
Check back again soon for exclusive access to tickets!

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This is definitely not a good sign as none of these concerts seemed close to selling out lately.
Let’s remember Dolores recently had to cancel four dates with The Cranberries lately due to health problems.

We fear another postponement/cancellation would deal severe blow to the D.A.R.K. project 🙁


UPDATE 1PM (CET): TOUR IS OFFICIALLY CANCELLED – NOT POSTPONED

Thanks to Cordell who confirmed a moment ago he/she received a mail from Fnac to confirm that the Paris date would not take place.

We also just received an email from Cyprus Avenue, Cork, to let us know that tickets bought for the D.A.R.K. concert were refunded.

Here is the official statement:

DARK have unfortunately been forced to cancel their European tour including their Cork date scheduled for Sept 17th. Refunds available from point of purchase. Statement from the band: ‘We are really sorry that we have to cancel these shows. Unfortunately Dolores has suffered an acute back injury. An MRI scan confirmed she has a bulging disc which causes extreme pain which has meant that she has not been able to fulfil several engagements in the last couple of weeks. We had hoped that with treatment and rest she would be recovered for this tour. Sadly this is not the case and the doctors have now advised full rest for at least the next month to ensure that her condition does not become more serious. Apologies for the inconvenience that this causes, it’s simply impossible to go ahead with the tour.’

Same message for the show in London, Bush Hall.


UPDATE 1:35 PM (CET): Official statement for Milano:

Live Nation Italia è spiacente di comunicare che il concerto dei D.A.R.K. in programma il 23 settembre è annullato.

I biglietti già acquistati potranno essere rimborsati presso i punti vendita di acquisto entro il 30 ottobre 2016. Per i biglietti acquistati online TicketOne manderà una e-mail con tutti i dettagli a tutti gli acquirenti.

La band ha emesso un comunicato ufficiale: “Siamo davvero dispiaciuti di cancellare il tour. Purtroppo Dolores ha subito un infortunio alla schiena. La risonanza magnetica ha confermato la presenza di una ‘protrusione discale’, che provoca un fortissimo dolore. Motivo per il quale Dolores non è stata in grado di mantenere diversi impegni nelle ultime due settimane. Speravamo con tutto il cuore che con terapia e riposo si riprendesse in tempo per il tour, ma purtroppo non è successo, e i dottori le hanno consigliato riposo totale per almeno un altro mese, per far sì che le sue condizioni non diventino più serie. Ci scusiamo per il disagio causato, ma è davvero impossibile intraprendere un tour in questo momento”.


UPDATE 1:55 PM (CET):

Limerick show at Dolan’s Warehouse now officially cancelled, same statement as the others.


UPDATE 2:20 PM (CET):

The Whelan’s webiste just marked the Dublin show as cancelled and the Doctor Music’s website did the same for the show in Madrid at Caracol

FOR NOW ALL THE SHOWS BUT BERLIN, GERMANY ARE OFFICIALLY MARKED AS CANCELLED.


UPDATE 2:45 PM (CET):

Doctor Music‘s official statement for Madrid:

D.A.R.K. cancela su gira en España por problemas de salud
Jueves, 1 septiembre 2016
Compártelo:
El importe de las entradas se puede recuperar en los mismos puntos de venta donde fueron adquiridas
Doctor Music lamenta profundamente tener que informar de la cancelación del concierto de D.A.R.K previsto para el próximo 27 de septiembre en la sala Caracol de Madrid.

Como la propia banda ha comunicado: “Desafortunadamente, Dolores ha sufrido una lesión aguda en la espalda. Una resonancia magnética ha confirmado una importante protrusión discal, lo que le está causando un dolor extremo que le ha impedido cumplir con sus compromisos profesionales en estas últimas semanas. Teníamos la esperanza de que con un tratamiento adecuado y reposo pudiera reponerse y poder seguir adelante con este tour. Lamentablemente, esto no ha sido así y los doctores le han prescrito reposo absoluto durante al menos todo el mes para evitar que su situación empeore. Pedimos disculpas por las molestias causadas, pero es imposible seguir hacia delante con este gira.”

El importe de las entradas para el concierto de Madrid se puede recuperar en los mismos puntos de venta donde fueron adquiridas. Así mismo, las entradas de venta online se reembolsarán automáticamente.


UPDATE 5:58 PM (CET):

GPD, producer of the Paris show, just sent the following email both in French and English:

Bonjour,
Le concert de D.A.R.K. prévu le 22 Septembre 2016 prochain au Divan du Monde est malheureusement annulé.
Vous trouverez ci-dessous les modalités de remboursement:

  • Billets à retirer au guichet: Merci de nous envoyer par e-mail votre n° de commande et votre adresse complète.

Le remboursement se fera par chèque sous 2 à 3 semaines.
Si vous souhaitez être remboursé plus rapidement, vous pouvez également nous joindre au 01.43.12.53.45, et nous communiquer les numéros et la date d’expiration de votre carte bancaire pour un remboursement immédiat.

  • Billets reçus par courrier: Merci de nous renvoyer vos billets à l’adresse indiquée en signature du mail en nous précisant votre adresse complète.

Le remboursement se fera par chèque sous 2 à 3 semaines.
La date limite de remboursement est fixée au : jeudi 1er décembre 2016
(Après cette date, il ne sera plus possible de demander le remboursement de vos billets)

Merci et bonne fin de journée,
Bien cordialement,

 

 

 

Dear Customer,
D.A.R.K.’s concert at the Divan du Monde in Paris on September 22th 2016 is unfortunately cancelled.
You will find the refund information below:

–          Will-call tickets: Please send us your order number by e-mail together with your credit card number and expiration date only (no security code needed for refunds). We will refund you within 2 to 3 business days.

  • Tickets received by mail or DHL : please send us your tickets by mail at our address hereunder together with your bank account information. We will refund you by bank transfer within 2 to 3 weeks.

Please note the refunds will be closed after Thursday December 1st 2016
(no refunds after this date)

Thank you very much, kind regards

 


UPDATE 6:45 PM (CET):

And last but not least, the band just published on their website and Facebook the following message:

*** D.A.R.K. EUROPEAN TOUR CANCELLATION ***
We are really sorry that we have to cancel these shows.
Unfortunately Dolores has suffered a acute back injury. An MRI scan confirmed she has a bulging disc which causes extreme pain which has meant that she has not been able to fulfil several engagements in the last couple of weeks. We had hoped that with treatment and rest she would be recovered for this tour. Sadly this is not the case and the doctors have now advised full rest for at least the next month to ensure that her condition does not become more serious.
Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience that this causes, it’s simply impossible to go ahead with the tour. Ticket refunds are available from point of purchase
Shows cancelled:
16.09.16 Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
17.09.16 Cypress Avenue, Cork
19.09.16 Whelan’s, Dublin
21.09.16 Bush Hall, London
22.09.16 Divan du Monde, Paris
23.09.16 Tunnel, Milan
25.09.16 Lido, Berlin
27.09.16 Caracol, Madrid
D.A.R.K.

POLL RESULT: Which Cranberries tracks would you like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement?

August 27, 2016  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Since we were quite excited about the confirmation that The Cranberries were/had been working on a “Greatest Hits” album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, we asked fans to pick 15 songs they’d like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement so as to get a preview of what this album would ideally look like for them.

Vote is now over and here’s the interesting result of the poll that received a little more than 100 votes :

First surprise comes from the song who got the highest number of votes, you’d think it would be Zombie, Linger or Ode to My Family but it’s not: DAFFODIL LAMENT is the one track fans really want to see on this album, followed by three hits: Zombie, Dreams and Ode to My Family.

Only one song from the band’s last album Roses made it through the first 15 songs: Conduct, which ends up in the excellent fifth position, followed by the classics Promises, Linger, Ridiculous Thoughts, When You’re Gone and Animal Instinct.

Much to our delight, the eleventh position is held by So Cold In Ireland which we really hope the band will not forget to include on the album.

Apart from Shattered, in twelfth position, the following songs chosen by fans are all issued from first three albums: Put Me Down, Empty, Electric Blue and Twenty One all received 30 votes.

So if the album was to feature 15 songs or so, here’s what hardcore fans would like it to sound like:

GREATEST HITS ALBUM IDEAL TRACKLIST WITH THE ICO

Daffodil Lament
Zombie
Dreams
Ode To My Family
Conduct
Promises
Linger
Ridiculous Thoughts
When You’re Gone
Animal Instinct
So Cold In Ireland
Shattered
Put Me Down
Empty
Electric Blue
Twenty One

Pushing the experience a little further to see what a 20 tracks or so setlist would look like if the band was to perform their greatest hits live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra:

Songs in 17th, 18th and 19th position turn out to be the very awesome Dreaming My Dreams, Hollywood and No Need to Argue.

20th position is held by three tracks that received 23 votes: Astral Projections, Not Sorry and Sunday

To sum up, here’s what a Greatest Hits live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra 22 tracks setlist would ideally look like for fans:

GREATEST HITS LIVE IDEAL SETLIST WITH THE ICO

Daffodil Lament
Zombie
Dreams
Ode To My Family
Conduct
Promises
Linger
Ridiculous Thoughts
When You’re Gone
Animal Instinct
So Cold In Ireland
Shattered
Put Me Down
Empty
Electric Blue
Twenty One
Dreaming My Dreams
Hollywood
No Need To Argue
Astral Projections
Not Sorry
Sunday

Fans may note that no song from Wake Up And Smell The Coffee ended up in the 20-or-so tracks chosen by the fans, whereas this top includes:
– 9 songs from the No Need to Argue era
– 5 songs from Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We
– 3 songs from To The Faithfull Departed
– 3 songs from Bury The Hatchet
– 2 songs from Roses

Let’s remember fans did not pick their favorite songs here but those they would most like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement. Apart from the biggest hits, slow songs were clearly privileged – which is not too much of a surprise.

“Science Agrees” being taken down from digital platforms?!

August 19, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Did digital platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer & co get “Science Agrees” release date wrong?

It seems something tricky is happening as the album was just taken down from iTunes music a couple of hours ago, now followed by Apple Music!!!
Could it be that these platforms were not informed that the release date was pushed back? This is a possibility, we’ll see in the following hours if the album remains available on other streaming platforms (Deezer, Spotify…)

If you want to get your hands on it before September 9th, make it fast cause you might not be able to buy it in the upcoming hours/days!!!

Whatever is happening, there’s definitely a mess surrounding this release which was already postponed twice since May 27th…
As mentioned in our previous post, Pledge Music is now announcing that people who preordered the signed CD/LP on their website should expect it to be delivered on October 21st!!!
Last, Amazon.com now mentions a digital release on August 19th and a physical release on October 14th, see below screencap:

2016.08.19 sc amazon usa

What the hell is happening?
Would the band fail to mention the digital album release today whereas they keep on promoting the upcoming Irish shows?

Thanks to Cranberryesque for drawing our attention on Amazon’s new release date

UPDATE AUGUST 20:
The album has now been removed from Spotify & Deezer too!

“Science Agrees” available NOW on digital platforms!

August 18, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Surprising news but definitely real: “Science Agrees” is now available on digital platforms!

Indeed, fans first believed earlier today that the album had leaked, but it appears that it is actually available for digital download on iTunes Russia already, same goes for iTunes Australia as it’s already August 19th there!

2016.08.18 SA iTunes Russia

As a reminder, the release date was first set to May 27th, postponed to August 19th and then postponed again to September 9th. It seems September 9th will thus be the date of the physical release.

The Cranberries World team has already started working on the lyrics, feel free to help us correcting/completing them in our discography 🙂  (if you have any suggestions => “Leave a Reply” below)

As you might know, a demo version of the album had leaked on April 26th in a very private sphere. Some members of our team who are in possession of this version will compare as soon as possible both albums to see if there are major differences such as that we spotted on Gunfight. We will keep you updated on that but can definitely note for the moment that the tracklist is unchanged!

BUY IT AND ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS WE DO!

PS: Thanks to our friends at Cranberries Mexico who were the first to notice the “leak” in the afternoon

UPDATE AUGUST 19:
Although we mentioned last night that September 9th would probably be the date of release of the physical version of the album, it seems we were wrong as Pledge Music updated their website this morning stating that the CD and LP are now available but when clicking on their button it still says pre-order (weird!)
What’s even weirder is that the “expected fulfillment date” mentioned for those who pre-ordered signed album & LP is now set to October 21st!!! How disappointing when you’re among the first ones to preorder the album…

Colmar show + Landerneau cancellation review

August 16, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

First we’d like to apologize for this late review, travelling on the road from Colmar to Landerneau (something like 1,100km) within a night was rather exhausting for our team members, but here’s all you’ve got to know about The Cranberries last 2 shows of the European summer tour 2016.

The band arrived in the afternoon in Colmar, France in a private flight. Cool to note that the plane landed right behind the venue on a small aerodrome. Noel published some cool pics on his Tumblr account:

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One more on Olé Koretsky Instagram:

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As soon as they reached the venue, fans were made aware that Dolores was unwell that night through a message on her twitter account:

arrived in Colmar France with @The_Cranberries. bulging disk in my back is hurting me big time so please bear with me tonight. Love Dolores

Here’s a small video of the soundcheck filmed by Noel and posted on the band’s Instagram account:

Noel & Fergal then gave a 10 minutes press conference which you can watch online on the below links where they explain why France is a major territory in their career, how they’re getting better with social medias, how touring has become much more relax than it used to be for them at the beginning of their career, what kind of setlist they play live…etc
They also come back on their 2010 performance at this very same festival where the concert had to be interrupted by a power cut and reassure journalists that Dolores is doing well but isn’t a big fan of interviews, just like Mike, hence the fact they’re not attending the conference.

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The Cranberries en conférence de presse. On vous fait la traduction !

Posted by France 3 Alsace on Friday, 12 August 2016

 

As far as the concert is concerned, the band delivered an excellent performance, especially Dolores who impressively managed to do an excellent job although she was clearly having a hard time. She took time to tell the crowd, in French, that she had back problems and would do her best to sing perfectly as she wouldn’t be able to dance much.

2016.08.12 crowd pano

Highlights of the show probably were Dolores small “uh uh” impro at the end of Ridiculous Thoughts (which you can watch on the video we filmed on the giant screen below) and the always so intense Zombie she dedicated to “all the families of the people who were hurt at the hands of terrorism in France”.

The setlist was quite the same as the other European shows this year:

2016.08.12 setlist

Professional photos and videos can be found on the following websites (click the different links):

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2016.08.12 photo credit dominique demangeot

Cool pics and vids from fans can also be found here:

Dolores received epidural injections which turned out not to be efficient enough to enable her to perform on the following day. Indeed, when she reached Landerneau she was advised not to perform and was medically evacuated to an Irish hospital.

If most of the fans showed lots of sympathy towards Dolores, the “fête du bruit” festival deserves a major red card as they did not inform the crowd of the cancellation before 9pm, that is to say 15 minutes after the band should have taken the stage, whereas the band had already made it official via a message on their Facebook account 3 hours earlier!

Unfortunately we have to cancel tonight’s performance at the Fete du Bruit in Landerneau, France due to Dolores having a very painful back problem caused by a bulging disc.

We arrived at the venue here today for the show but unfortunately Dolores is simply not well enough and in too much pain to perform.

She managed to do last nights show in Colmar but after the performance she was in great pain, which did not improve and forced today’s cancellations.

Sincere apologies to all those who came to see us tonight.

We hope to come back and see all of our fans in France again soon!

Quite a shame especially when you know that the Internet network was barely working on site, which led most of the fans to keep waiting for the band until 9pm with no clue they would not perform…

As you can see -if you speak French- on the below video we filmed, the festival organisers stated they are willing the reschedule this performance of The Cranberries for an upcoming edition.
Let’s hope the line up will be more coherent if this is to happen again cause we can tell you we had to endure some of the worst artist (?!) performances we were given to see in our lives…

To this point, we still don’t know if Dolores is expected to stay in hospital for a couple of days or for a longer time. No announcement re the upcoming Mexican shows due to take place on August 26, 27, 28 has been made yet but they might be compromised (?)

Let’s hope Dolores gets better soon, especially as the European D.A.R.K. tour is to start in exactly a month.

POLL: Which Cranberries tracks would you like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement?

August 5, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Since Dolores confirmed in an interview given to music magazine “Classic Pop” that a “Greatest Hits” album of The Cranberries was due to be recorded with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, we’re curious to know which are the tracks fans would like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement.

Let us see what this Greatest Hits album would ideally looks like for the Crans community!

Pick 15 tracks from the band’s repertoire in the poll below:

Which Cranberries tracks would you like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement on a Greatest Hits album ?

  • Daffodil Lament (4%, 53 Votes)
  • Zombie (4%, 52 Votes)
  • Dreams (4%, 52 Votes)
  • Ode To My Family (3%, 49 Votes)
  • Conduct (3%, 44 Votes)
  • Promises (3%, 40 Votes)
  • Linger (3%, 38 Votes)
  • Ridiculous Thoughts (2%, 36 Votes)
  • When You're Gone (2%, 35 Votes)
  • Animal Instict (2%, 35 Votes)
  • So Cold In Ireland (2%, 33 Votes)
  • Shattered (2%, 31 Votes)
  • Put Me Down (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Empty (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Electric Blue (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Twenty One (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Dreaming My Dreams (2%, 28 Votes)
  • Hollywood (2%, 27 Votes)
  • No Need To Argue (2%, 27 Votes)
  • Astral Projections (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Not Sorry (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Sunday (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Waltzing Back (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Pretty (1%, 21 Votes)
  • God Be With You (1%, 21 Votes)
  • This Is The Day (1%, 18 Votes)
  • I Still Do (1%, 18 Votes)
  • I Can't Be With You (1%, 17 Votes)
  • Show Me (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Cordell (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Stars (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Free To Decide (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Uncertain (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Still Can't... (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Roses (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Liar (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Go Your Own Way (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Analyse (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Yeat's grave (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Disappointment (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Just My Imagination (1%, 13 Votes)
  • I Will Always (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Joe (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Raining In My Heart (1%, 12 Votes)
  • You And Me (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Schizophrenic Playboys (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Forever Yellow Skies (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Loud And Clear (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Never Grow Old (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Tomorrow (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Everything I Said (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Salvation (1%, 11 Votes)
  • The Rebels (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Nothing Left At All (1%, 10 Votes)
  • I'm Still Remembering (1%, 9 Votes)
  • How (1%, 9 Votes)
  • The Icicle Melts (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Bosnia (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Losing My Mind (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Dying In The Sun (1%, 8 Votes)
  • War Child (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Desperate Andy (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Pathetic Senses (0%, 7 Votes)
  • I Don't Need (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Waiting in Walthamstow (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Them (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Fire & Soul (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Wanted (0%, 6 Votes)
  • What's On My Mind (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Saving Grace (0%, 6 Votes)
  • I Really Hope (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Fee Fi Fo (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Stop Me (0%, 5 Votes)
  • The Concept (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Perfect World (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Such A Shame (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Time Is Ticking Out (0%, 5 Votes)
  • In It Together (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Paparazzi On Mopeds (0%, 4 Votes)
  • New New York (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Delilah (0%, 4 Votes)
  • In The Ghetto (0%, 3 Votes)
  • So Good (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Sorry Son (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Dying Inside (0%, 3 Votes)
  • The Picture I View (0%, 3 Votes)
  • (They Long To Be) Close To You (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Chocolate Brown (0%, 3 Votes)
  • What You Were (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Away (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Do You Know (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Someday (0%, 2 Votes)
  • I Just Shot John Lennon (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Baby Blues (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Always (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Intermission (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Serendipity (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Many Days (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Will You Remember (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Copycat (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Woman Without Pride (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Sweetest Things (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Carry On (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Reason (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Every Morning (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Capetown (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pretty Eyes (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 119

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And to help you, here’s an enticing preview of what this album could sound like with an extract from Dolores solo performance featuring the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the Limerick City of Culture New Year’s Eve performance, 2013:

 

D.A.R.K. lineup for European shows revealed

July 30, 2016  |  Comments Off on D.A.R.K. lineup for European shows revealed  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K.

As revealed by Dolores on Twitter yesterday, D.A.R.K. is currently rehearsing for their upcoming September European tour:

“My first day back with DARK rehearsing for our Irish dates.
Xo Dolores”

2016.07.29 Dark rehearsals

Today, a picture posted on the band official Instagram account reveals the identity of the musicians who will be we touring with Andy, Olé and Dolores:

2016.07.30 DARK line upOn the left: Robert Ritchie, guitar player with Olé Koretsky.
On the right: Bryan Bisordi, drummer.

On why “Science Agrees” release was postponed twice…

July 20, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

As you may know, the third track of Science Agrees, Gunfight, was officially released today as a free download for fans who had preordered the album on Pledge Music.
Like many, we enthusiastically waited for midnight to give this track a listen and found out that mix and lyrics actually differ from the 30-second-extract of the song that was published on Shazam mid may!

Indeed, what we will now call an alternative version featured the following line:

“This love life is doing me harm”

whereas we can obviously hear the below words on the official release today:

“This love life, lost in your arms”

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This interesting change leads us to ponder over the reason that triggered two postponements of the album release date: has the album undergone changes since?

We believe it’s worth considering such theory, especially as, as noted recently, two unknown tracks which are NOT part of the tracklist that was revealed in May have been used by the band in videos made to promote the upcoming European shows.

Are we to expect a new tracklist and different versions of the songs that were sent to journalists in May?
Time will tell, but this is definitely exciting!

 

EDIT: SEP.09, 2016
Lyrics above were just an attempt before the album was officially released. Now the album is out and the official lyrics say: “You know I can’t sleep” and not “Now”

Another D.A.R.K. track available for download now: GUNFIGHT [UPDATED]

July 19, 2016  |  27 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K.

Thanks to fansite Cranberryesque and Richard for noticing that fans who preordered Science Agrees on the official Pledge Music store will be able to download the third track of the album Gunfight for free in a couple of minutes/hours as it will be available on July 20, probably at midnight. So Australia, Japan, China, Russia and other fans living in the East get ready it should be available any minute now!

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Such a cool treat for fans as this track might be one of the most promising of the album.

As usual, the Cranberries World team has worked on deciphering the lyrics for you which you can find here or by clicking on our Song List A-Z section or the discography.

Please feel free to let us know if you think we got something wrong until we get to read the album booklet.

We’re especially unsure of the verb “cost” on the line “people cost a lot” as some people hear a “L” or a “R” in the word.
Could still be “cost” though, let’s remember the track Black Widow on Dolores first solo album Are You Listening? on which she sang “the b-lack widow” which was confusing for some fans.

Help would be much appreciated if native speakers could give us a hand on this 😉

In the meantime, enjoy!

[EDIT: MIDNIGHT UK TIME]
Gunfight is now available for everyone, finally we had to wait midnight in the UK probably because Pledgemusic is based in UK. Sad news for people living in the East and good news for people living in the West.


UPDATE  – JULY 27 – 1:20 PM (UTC)
Gunfight is now officially available on YouTube and all streaming platforms like AppleMusic, Spotify…

The Cranberries European Summer Tour 2016 is about to start!

May 29, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

There a now five days left until the first concert of The Cranberries European Tour 2016 which will take place at the Arena Lublin, in Poland.

Walking through the streets of Lublin, Polish fans will probably notice that the Lublin Arena is doing last minute street marketing to promote the concert these days, as you can see on the below pics:

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On the band’s part, Noel posted two new rehearsals pics, mentioning these were the last days of rehearsals, along with a brand new poster of the tour and a pic of crew members’ tour books.

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Last, the Limerick Leader posted a cool article about the band’s comeback along with a small interview from Ken Coleman, the Irish digital media artist who took the recent photographs and video of the band posted on The Cranberries official social media accounts.

Ken explained:

They are all in different places at different times, so we had a very small window of opportunity to get it done on a Sunday evening.

We knocked it out in about an hour and a half; green screen, live video, and the stills from that last practice before they packed up.

I got a couple of shots of them and the video and you can see at the very end that they are having a good chat, they were laughing and joking amongst themselves.

What is exciting is the international reaction – the video had 300,000 hits in a day, the Instagram had 48,000 likes.

You guys better be ready for memorable tour!!!

Who’s going to see the band? 😉

New promo launched for The Cranberries Lublin show (UPDATED)

May 17, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have been treating fans with some pretty cool promo elements for a few days now, starting with a cool teasing video yesterday published on the Arena Lublin’s Facebook:

The Cranberries zaprasza na koncertA tak na koncert w Lublinie zapraszają muzycy The Cranberries. Przypominamy – ARENA LUBLIN, 3 czerwca 2016.
➡ bilety od 75 zł na http://bit.ly/1SM9lqc

Posted by Arena Lublin on Monday, 16 May 2016

 

…and a brand new “kind of poster” made by Kenartcorp and published on The Cranberries Instagram today:

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No surprise this inspired The Hand who just published on his Instagram another of his amazing cartoons based on Dolores’ new look:

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Quite an exciting way to tease fans for the upcoming shows!

Let’s note The Hand is currently selling one of his drawings on eBay


UPDATE  – 9:10 PM (UTC)
One more drawing posted today by the very inspired The Hand still on his Instagram.
This time The Hogans:

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… and the promo picture without the Lublin details posted on The Cranberries official Facebook:

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Plus a brand new exclusive video posted by Noel :

The Cranberries back in rehearsals, invite fans to join them and shed a light on D.A.R.K.’s tour postponement

May 15, 2016  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The band is back to the Limerick Chamber Orchestra studio this week so as to rehearse once more for the summer shows that will take place in Europe and Mexico.

This time, Dolores is rehearsing with the boys, Johanna and Mikey, as seen on the pictures Noel posted on the band’s Instagram account:

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Cool pic of Declan, the band’s backline tech!

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Mike and the new guy Mikey Freedom Hart

These rehearsals are taking place as Dolores should have been starting touring Europe with her side project D.A.R.K.
A great opportunity for fans who were to fly to Limerick to attend D.A.R.K.’s first concert ever as a few of them were lucky enough to be invited by Dolores herself to attend The Cranberries rehearsals twice!

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From left to right, Noel, Voula, Litsa, Dolores, Dolores, Fergal, Mike

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Picture of the girls Noel posted on the band’s official Instagram account!

Congrats to Litsa (Greece), Voula (Greece) and Dolores (Croatia) who probably had the time of their life, enjoying a “private” concert, being offered setlists and taking pics with the band!

The girls used the occasion to question Dolores about D.A.R.K.’s tour postponement and learned that it was due to visa issues for their guitarist, which explains why fans got to learn about the rescheduled dates pretty late. The band is grateful, however, that fans are quite tolerant and not blaming them for this postponement.

Source: Thanks to Litsa who told us about this amazing experience, well done girls!

New extract from “Science Agrees” on Shazam

May 10, 2016  |  Comments Off on New extract from “Science Agrees” on Shazam  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K.

A new teaser of the D.A.R.K.’s debut album appeared online today as Shazam released 30 seconds of the track “The Moon”.

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It is the second time fans get to hear some pieces of the album on Shazam. Indeed an extract of “Steal You Away” was previously unveiled on the platform a couple of weeks ago.
This time, fans can enjoy a preview of Olé Koretsky and Andy Rourke’s favorite track of the album, as they mentioned in the Way Out Radio interview.

D.A.R.K.’s new European tour dates so far (UPDATE: ALL DATES)

May 3, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Promoters are starting to announce rescheduled dates of the postponement D.A.R.K. tour today!
So far the following dates have been announced:

Dublin, Whelan’s: September 19, 2016
London, Bush Hall: September 21, 2016
Milano, Tunnel Club: September 23, 2016
Madrid, Caracol: September 27, 2016

We will update this post during the day with others dates as soon as those are confirmed
Also thanks to Jay Wright for the info re London 😉

Sources: Hotpress.com, Livenation.it, Bush Hall & Doctormusic.com


UPDATE 1:00 PM (UTC)
Berlin, Lido: September 25, 2016
Source: Trinity Tickets


UPDATE 2:05 PM (UTC)
New date in Cork, Ireland at Cyprus Avenue: September 17, 2016
Source: Eventbrite

Thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain for finding this new date first!!


UPDATE 3:10 PM (UTC)
Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse: September 16, 2016
Source: Dolans


UPDATE MAY 04 – 11:30 AM (UTC)
and last,
Paris, Divan du Monde: September 22, 2016
Source: GDP

All dates have now been rescheduled and one new appeared in Cork, Ireland
Here below the final list (8 concerts):

Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse: September 16, 2016
Cork, Cyprus Avenue: September 17, 2016
Dublin, Whelan’s: September 19, 2016
London, Bush Hall: September 21, 2016
Paris, Divan du Monde: September 22, 2016
Milano, Tunnel Club: September 23, 2016
Berlin, Lido: September 25, 2016
Madrid, Caracol: September 27, 2016

All concert dates can be found in the calendar section as well, both Dark and Cranberries dates
See you on tour!

D.A.R.K.’s tour dates POSTPONED!

May 1, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

If you’ve been following the D.A.R.K. news lately, you probably already know that “Science Agrees” release is to be postponed to August 19th, 2016.

As an obvious consequence, rumor grew that next announcement would concern a possible postponement of the band European tour that was due to take place from May 13th to May 26th.

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This rumor was just officially confirmed a moment ago as D.A.R.K. published the below message on their Facebook account :

To all our fans we are so sorry to announce that we have to postpone our forthcoming tour until September due to the last minute unavailability of our lead guitarist and the deferral of the release of our debut album until late August. All tickets already purchased will be valid for the rescheduled shows in September details of which will be announced after the weekend. For those of you who cannot make it to our rescheduled shows full refunds will be given. We sincerely regret this and hope to see you at our shows in September.

The rescheduled dates are not known at the moment but should be in a couple of days.

Quite a disappointing news for fans – especially those who had booked flights, hotels and tickets to be among the firsts to discover Dolores O’Riordan’s new project – but somehow unsurprising.

We will keep you updated on this postponement as soon as we get some more news.

“Sciences Agrees” release postponed?!

April 29, 2016  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Worrying news for fans as rumor has been circulating for a few days that D.A.R.K. debut album release could be postponed to a later date this year…

Cranberries World team had decided not to comment on this as there was no official sign that this would happen.

However, this morning, Amazon UK changed the release date to August 19, 2016 as you can see yourself on this page.

We’ll keep you updated on this unexpected and major postponement as soon as we’ll get more news during the upcoming hours/days, keep on checking our website!

Fans who pre-ordered the album will most probably receive an email from Pledge Music in the following hours/days to let them know when they can expect their album to be delivered, closer to August.

Thanks to Dan Steward who brought our attention to this fact.

EDIT [10:30am GMT]

Confirmed on iTunes.com (and iTunes France) as well for August 19th!!
Thanks to Arnaud for letting us know.

EDIT [11:37am GMT]
September 23 on Amazon Canada, Thanks Andrea!

Mikey Freedom Hart (Ex_Reyes) to join The Cranberries on tour (UPDATED)

April 18, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Our friends at Cranberries Mexico noticed today that Johanna Wiseley (White Prism) who, as we know, have been touring with The Cranberries as backing vocals/keyboard player since 2012, posted a new picture of the rehearsals for The Cranberries summer 2016 tour featuring multi-instrumentalist Mikey Freedom Hart Ex Reyes

In the caption, Johanna mentions she’s happy that Ex Reyes (Mikey) is now “on board”.

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This comes as a confirmation that, as fans could easily imagine, Russell Burton will not tour with the band as the additional guitarist/keyboard player on the 2016 tour.

It’s now up to European fans to warmly welcome Ex Reyes who, here, succeeds Russell Burton (Roses Tour) and Denny DeMarchi (Reunion Tour) on stage.


UPDATE APR.19 – 7:00 PM (UTC)

Noel Hogan posted 3 new pictures on Tumblr with Johanna and the new guy Mikey now rehearsing with the band.

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New D.A.R.K. pictures (UPDATED)

April 3, 2016  |  Comments Off on New D.A.R.K. pictures (UPDATED)  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K.

Since the launch of D.A.R.K. official website and the announcement of their European 7 dates tour, numerous media – such as Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NME… etc – have shown interest in this new collaboration between The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke, The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, and NYC based DJ, songwriter and producer Olé Koretsky.

Browsing online articles enable fans to find out new pictures of the band such as this one, found by Cranberries Mexico in Mexican “Indie Rocks!”.

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Recently, the band’s publicist in the US, reybee, shared the 2 below pictures of three of them interviewing each other for The Talkhouse in New Jersey, about their new album and how their pasts intersected from being The Smiths and The Cranberries. Podcast should be published online early May

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UPDATE APR. 05

4 New pictures of D.A.R.K. published today on social networks:

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“Anatomy of a photoshoot”
Taken by Rey Roldan capturing the work of the photographer Jen Maler (back) when shooting D.A.R.K.
Source: reybee’s Instagram

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D.A.R.K. with Jen Maler (Photographer based in NYC)
Source: jenmaler’s Instagram

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D.A.R.K. minus Olé Koretsky with the podcast producer and engineer at The Talkhouse
Source: eliaeinhorn’s Twitter

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D.A.R.K. with Rey Roldan
Source: Rey Ronald’s Facebook

Two new dates added to the D.A.R.K. tour

March 29, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

D.A.R.K. official website was updated this morning with two new dates in Spain & Germany.
The band will now stop at Lido, Berlin on May 24th and Caracol, Madrid on May 26th.

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Let’s note tickets for Berlin are on sale already, whereas Madrid concert is to go on sale on April 1st.
Many thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain for noticing!

Launch of D.A.R.K. official website

March 23, 2016  |  Comments Off on Launch of D.A.R.K. official website  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

D.A.R.K. official website is now online!

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This way, the band thus confirmed the 5 European shows in May previously announced this morning, which our team was able to find mostly via ticket sales companies.

The website also features a brand new complete biography of the band as well as an online shop on which fans can order signed versions of Science Agrees CD and LP & a signed screen print!!!

Let’s note that it seems only Dolores and Andy Rourke signed/will sign this last item. Suprisingly, Olé Koretsky is not mentioned, which is a bit of a pity as he’s one of the original Jetlag NYC band members… or is it a mistake from the website?

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Thanks to Richard for noticing as well.

D.A.R.K. first ever performances with Dolores announced!

March 23, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

A fan who lives in Dublin found out this morning on Ticketmaster.ie – an official ticket sales company – that D.A.R.K. will be performing on Monday May 16, 2016 at Whelan’s in Dublin!

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UPDATE AT 11:30 AM (CET)
Second date added in Paris at Divan du Monde on Friday May 20th as per French promoter website

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UPDATE AT 1:00 PM (CET)
Two other dates have just been added on Ticketmaster.co.uk
Bush Hall, London – Wednesday May 18th
Dolans Warehouse, Limerick – Friday May 13th


UPDATE AT 1:10 PM (CET)
Italy added!!!
Tunnel Club, Milano – Monday May 23rd

Dublin tickets to go on sale tomorrow morning on March 24th at 9:00 AM (GMT).
As far as Paris tickets are concerned, pre-sale tomorrow at 9:00 AM (GMT), general on sale should take place later.

These performances are the first ever concerts of D.A.R.K. announced since Dolores O’Riordan has joined the band. All these venues’ capacity is less than 500 people, which sounds quite exciting.

We believe some more shows should be announced in Europe around these ones today or during the week.

Many thanks to Johann Rosales who first shared the info for Dublin show.

More on D.A.R.K. new album!!! (2 UPDATES)

March 13, 2016  |  26 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

A huge thanks to Cranberries Mexico and Andrea Nannelli (Cranberries Italia) who found out first details on D.A.R.K. debut album today.

As published yesterday, “Science Agrees” is to be released by Cooking Vinyl on May 27th (in Europe for sure, probably June 3rd in the US, we’ll get more details soon as far as other territories are concerned).
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Tracklist can already be found on Amazon:

1. Curvy (05:28)

2. Chynamite (03:38)

3. Gunfight (03:17)

4. Steal You Away (04:39)

5. High Fashion (04:06)

6. Watch Out (04:33)

7. Miles Away (04:09)

8. The Moon (04:36)

9. Underwater (04:16)

10. Loosen The Noose (04:25)

 

Total length: 00:43:07

And best surprise of the day comes again from Cranberries Mexico as the single, Curvy, is already available on Spotify Mexico and has since been uploaded on YouTube for those who can’t access the link:

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First thing fans will notice is that both Olé Koretsky and Dolores seem to be singing on the track. We don’t know yet if that’s the case on all tracks of the album.

So… what do you guys think about it 🙂 ? Good one, yeah?


UPDATE 3:30 PM (UTC)

“Curvy” lyrics can be found on the Song List-A-Z section.
Please let us know if you think we got some words wrong.


UPDATE 3:40 PM (UTC)

Fourth song of the album Steal You Away was performed live before in 2012, before Dolores got to join the band. You can watch the performance below:

The Cranberries to play La Nuit de L’Erdre festival in France

March 4, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to play La Nuit de L’Erdre festival in France  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Another date has been added to the 2016 summer European tour this morning as festival La Nuit de l’Erdre in Nort-sur-Erdre (France) announced that The Cranberries would headline the festival on July 1st.

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Information can be found on the official website of the festival
Tickets already on sale (€37,99), click on the word “billetterie”

One more date in France on The Cranberries summer tour

February 25, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have just been announced to play La Foire aux Vins d’Alsace on August 12, 2016.
This festival is located in the East of France in the city of Colmar (very close to Germany).

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The band already played there in August 2010 sharing the bill with a band named Gotan Project. It was the last show in Europe in 2010 and there was a big power failure during The Cranberries set. Fans still remember this particular show as the band had to skip a lot of songs to end the show on time when the power returned. Let’s hope this time fate will be better !

Tickets go on sale on March 4th at 9:00 AM (UTC) on the website of the festival.
Click on the word “Billetterie”

Thanks to Stephan for the tip.

Source: Foire aux Vins d’Alsace

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