Roses European leg slightly changed

June 15, 2012  |  Comments Off on Roses European leg slightly changed  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Following the recent official announcement, the European Roses Tour has been modified.

A couple of dates have been added:
– București (Romania) on 2012.10.11 @ Polyvalent Hall
– Bratislava (Slovakia) on 2012.10.13 @ Incheba Arena *Rescheduled from 2012.06.24

French fans should be careful though because two dates have been rescheduled:
– Beauvais (France) on 2012.12.08 @ L’Elispace *Rescheduled from 2012.11.08
– Montbéliard (France) on 2012.12.09 @ L’Axone *Rescheduled from 2012.11.13

It seems there’s “more to come soon”

“Waiting In Walthamstow” second single (?)

June 2, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Numerous fans noticed a UK 1-track promo CD of “Waiting in Walthamstow” on eBay no more than two weeks ago, which led people to wonder whether this song could possibly be The Cranberries new single.

Difficult to know whether this information is true as no one could verify if this CD is a fake or not especially as the cover appeared to be that of Tomorrow’s single.

However, doubts are slowly vanishing away as another user listed one of these promo CDs, which tends to show that “Waiting in Walthamstow” might definitely be the next single in the UK!

“Waiting in Walthamstow” promo CD as seen on eBay

Official statement: shows from the “European Summer Tour” are cancelled/postponed!

June 1, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Gerard Drouot Productions and Pias France, respectively French concert promoter and record label, just released an official statement regarding the whole upcoming European leg of The Cranberries’ Roses Tour. Dolores explains that she cannot be on the road this summer for reasons she wants to keep private. She apologizes to all the fans and reassures them saying that The Cranberries will be at their best for the rescheduled shows.

As for details regarding which concerts are postponed and which ones are cancelled, it seems that Toulouse (July 6) is postponed to October 25, whereas Paris (June 20), Ruoms (June 22), Zagreb (June 29) and Cognac (July 7) are cancelled! Refunds will be provided for all these shows except Toulouse where fans can keep their tickets for the reschedule date.


[EDIT:]
The same announcement was released via Cooking Vinyl a few minutes ago providing us with more details regarding other shows:

2/10 London, England HMV — Hammersmith Apollo * rescheduled from 18/6
4/10 Barcelona, Spain — Palau Sant Jordi Club * rescheduled from 9/7
5/10 Madrid, Spain – Palacio Vistalegre * rescheduled from 10/7
8/10 Berlin, Germany – Max Schmeling Halle * rescheduled from 25/6 and1/11
14/10 Warsaw, Poland – Torwar Arena * rescheduled from 26/6
25/10 Toulouse, France – Le Zenith * rescheduled from 6/7
28/10 Padova, Italy – Palafabris * rescheduled from 30/6
29/10 Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum * rescheduled from 4/7
31/10 Rome, Italy – Auditorium * rescheduled from 2/7

The show currently scheduled for Bratislava on 24/6 will also be rescheduled – we will advise the new date asap. We are also trying to reschedule the show in Beirut scheduled for 4/7 and further announcements will be made regarding this.

More dates to be announced shortly.

Thanks to G. who sent us the press release.

Fergal Lawler’s comment on the “postponed” shows

May 30, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

A member of the official community reported yesterday that Fergal was online in the chat room of the community and wrote the following message, as shown on her screencap:

Hey there, we are all so sorry about postponing the shows but it will all be made clear soon. We have huge love and respect for our fans and understand how frustrating it is for you all.

This is the first official message since the last cancellations in the US. It is unclear whether this statement concerns these past cancellations or a postponement of the upcoming European dates, but it definitely seems that things are going in this direction.

We should know more about it very soon now.

Source: Maria Laura

Closure of The Cranberries official community

May 25, 2012  |  11 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Barra -who seems to be a member of The Cranberries Team- announced that the official community of The Cranberries would be closed in the upcoming month. The band and their team have indeed chosen to develop their Facebook page instead and fans are thus advised to join there. For those who do not have a Facebook account… I’m afraid you’re gonna have to stick with us 😉
Welcome on board, lads!

Below a screen cap of Barra’s message:

Hi guys

I’m afraid that this community website will be phased out over the coming month or so as the band and the band’s web admin have decided to maintain and develop official Facebook page only. We’ll be adding a forum on the Facebook page over the Summer, where discussion similar to that here can be continued and hopefully you can contribute and join the Facebook community there. As I’m sure you all know, there’s also a fan resource at http://cranberriesworld.com

I’m sure some of you may be disappointed at this news, and where sorry for any inconvenience, but we’re trying to consolidate our fan resources over the coming Summer; tidy things up and develop a Facebook based community that will be well maintained and updated regularily.

Have a good weekend, and all the best…

Barra
On behalf of The Cranberries

Italian shows threatened?

May 25, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Italian fans found out today that tickets for the concerts in Piazzola-sul-Brenta and Milano were not on sale anymore whereas everyone states that these shows were far from being sold out.

Is this another clue pointing to a possible cancellation of the whole/part of the European Summer Tour?
What is certain is that we should know more about the Italians gigs very soon.

It is unclear whether concerts will be maintained, postponed (like the Berlin one) or cancelled on this leg of the Roses Tour.

“Dolores O’ Riordan takes time off”

May 24, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

While fans were waiting for official announcements regarding the cancelled US shows, the Limerick Leader just published an interview of Dolores’ mother -Eileen O’ Riordan- which gives us a bit of answers.

As a matter of fact, it seems that Dolores needs a break from her “hectic touring schedule”.

Also, as mentioned before, a concert due to take place this June in Germany was postponed two days ago, raising questions regarding the upcoming leg of the Roses Tour in Europe. The Limerick Leader’s interview confirms what we suspected as it reveals that Dolores is considering a possible cancellation.

Let’s all wait for more news and again, we hope that all goes well for Dolores.

New French date on the November Roses Tour

May 22, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

One concert postponed to November in Germany = 2 new dates on the tour!?
As mentioned a few minutes ago the band will be performing in München, Germany on November 1st at the Max Schmeling Halle. What’s new though is that a French article just announced tickets would go on sale this Friday for a show in Beauvais, France on November 8th at Elispace.

Berlin’s concert in June postponed, a possible cancellation of the European summer tour?

May 22, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

According to some German members of the official community Eventim.de -a German ticket company- announced the postponement of The Cranberries’ concert of June 25 to November 1, 2012 at the Max Schmeling Halle. It seems people can keep their ticket or send it back to the company to get a refund. Those who want to purchase tickets for the rescheduled date already can on their website.

This could mark the beginning of a series of cancellations regarding their European summer tour, starting on June 18 in London. As you may all know now, the band lately cancelled a lot of shows as Dolores was not able to perform. We wish Dolores well and hope things are going to get better shortly.

Note that no official statement was made on the side of the band.

In the meantime, we’ll try to get you informed of any change in their upcoming legs of the Roses Tour. On a lighter note, a new concert in München, Germany (2012.12.02) was added along with the rescheduled Berlin show!

Could Dolores possibly be moving back to Ireland?

May 20, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

According to a recent article published in the Sunday World, Dolores O’ Riordan lost out on a mansion located in Malahide, North County Dublin.
Whether this information -which is surprising considering that Dolores has often explained she’s really enjoying her life in Canada- is real or not, one could imagine that The Cranberries singer would like to return full time to Ireland in order to get closer to her family after the loss of her father.

Dolores’ mansion in Malahide


Now a word about today’s new rumor…

You probably all know that yesterday a My Fox article reported that Dolores was spotted in several Minneapolis bars drinking “both before and after the cancelled show” whereas there is absolutely no proof of this statement that was originally made by several disappointed and angry fans.

Information currently circulating about the band and Dolores on the web are to be ‘taken with a grain of salt’ especially as the band hasn’t released any statement yet on the last cancellations of US shows. Let’s thus be careful and wait for official news.

Philly’s rescheduled show cancelled as well…

May 18, 2012  |  79 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The Electric Factory published the following statement a few hours ago announcing the cancellation of the rescheduled show in Philadelphia on May 19.

CRANBERRIES UPDATE //

Due to a family emergency, The Cranberries have cancelled their rescheduled date.

The band sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates your understanding in this matter.

Refunds available at point of purchase.

It seems things are going wrong for The Cranberries as they already had to cancel a show last night in Minneapolis. The band hasn’t released any official statement yet regarding both these shows, although the Minneapolis crowd was told that Dolores was not feeling well enough to play. People may remember that Dolores O’ Riordan lost her father last November which might be linked to the numerous cancellations that have taken place since March 2012. As many fans, we’re worried and wish the band and Dolores all the best.

‘Show Me’ made its way in the setlist!

May 17, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Great news for fans who were expecting to hear more songs from the new album live: The Cranberries played “Show Me” last night at La Riviera in Chicago, USA. They performed a rather slow but very good version of the song which a fan, YouTube user Terri Dactyl, managed to capture perfectly from the first rows (as well as many other songs that night). Watch video below. Also note that “You And Me” and “Time Is Ticking Out” were played for the first time on the “Roses Tour”.

Show Me – 1st time live

The Cranberries to tour South America in September 2012

May 5, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

According to some Uruguayan fans who travelled to New York City to see the band perform at Terminal 5, The Cranberries would be playing in Montevideo (URUGUAY) on September 21, 2012.

There is no doubt that what these fans report is true as they obtained this information via Don Burton himself who had already mentioned (earlier in January during the promo of the new album) a new leg of the world tour to start in September.

Let’s now wait for more South American dates.

Thanks to Andrea for the info.

Last 2012 promo performance so far: “Ein bier bitte!”

April 23, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

On their last promo tour in Europe last January, The Cranberries performed on the German/French TV ARTE in Berlin. The TV show was broadcast last night.

Dolores at ARTE Lounge

The band opened the evening with “Tomorrow” and closed it with a particularly remarkable performance of “Zombie” and Schizophrenic Playboys, but that’s not all: the show happened to feature priceless moments including Dolores almost falling asleep during Albrecht Mayer’s performance and a pretty funny interview during which she decided to answer a question regarding their comeback with humour.

Indeed, when asked if they reunited because they had spent all the money, Dolores went:
well actually the reason we were gone for 7 years is because we came here in a little canoe from Ireland and we sailed here and we came as well for the free beer. Ein bier bitte!

She added that what they were looking forward to on their upcoming world tour were “the gigs and see the planet again” as well as “nice food, restaurants, wine, vino, […] , all the good stuff.

The Cranberries chose Metallica on “Mon Taratata à moi”

March 30, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries chose Metallica on “Mon Taratata à moi”  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

As you might remember, The Cranberries were on Taratata on January 19th where they performed live “Tomorrow” and a cover of The Cure “In Between Days”. The band was also asked to choose a performance by another artist from the archives of the French TV show so it can be broadcast later on “Mon Taratata à Moi”.

And this episode aired tonight. We discovered the band sitting in photo booth laughing out loud and picking… Metallica’s Enter Sandman. Dolores explained she used to enjoy the video of this song a lot.

Do not miss Mike clowning around!

Mon Taratata A Moi

More details on the postponed Sydney show

March 24, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Many Australians websites go back on Thursday’s concert at the Enmore Theatre that was cancelled at the very last minute. It seems that the announcement was made after 9:00 pm causing confusion in the venue as the opening band Bonjah had already played their set and the crowd was waiting for The Cranberries to come on stage. This unusual very late cancellation led people to believe it was a joke at first before everyone eventually left the venue.

The Enmore Theatre after Bonjah’s show (opening act)

Obviously the numerous comments on social networks such as Twitter or Facebook show that lots of Australian fans are disappointed with the way things went, especially as the band is touring Australia for the first time in 15 years, whereas others wish Dolores a fast recovery. Indeed, some articles report that she was actually taken to the hospital at the very last minute.

Note that those who couldn’t make it on Monday were given a refund at the Box Office of the venue.

More information on the follwing websites:
Music Feeds
Faster Louder
The Music Network  (no longer available)
Sludge Factory  (no longer available)

So far on the Australian leg of the tour…

March 22, 2012  |  Comments Off on So far on the Australian leg of the tour…  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

We’re trying to keep you updated on what’s happening on this first leg of The Cranberries 2012 tour on a daily basis. Our Wollongong and Sydney pages are now online and include setlists and a few pictures of these shows.

Wollongong setlist

Also do not miss Auckland’s new photos and the recordings information regarding the second Melbourne show. As information takes time to reach the other side of the world, keep on checking these pages because they’ll grow larger on the following days 😉

Some more pearls from the promo tour

February 28, 2012  |  Comments Off on Some more pearls from the promo tour  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Again, lots of news coming from our friends on I Still Dream starting with a new radio show which you can now watch on our promo performances section: The Cranberries played Tomorrow on Radio Monte Carlo during their Italian promo tour. Note that it is unclear if the band performed other songs during the show.

Also thanks to Niamh who found another interview of the boys recorded at the same period: click here to watch it. (video no longer available)

Last but not least, do not miss the scans of the Sunday Independent Life’s article focused on Dolores which features new beautiful pictures. One will notice her new “Molly” tattoo with flowers.

Flashback on the promo tour

February 25, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Today was a busy day for The Cranberries fans:
As expected, two pre-recorded shows –London Live 2.0 and On connaît la musique– were broadcast respectively on Rai 2 (Italy) and Europe 1 (France). Although the band played and acoustic version of “Raining In My Heart” in Milano for the Rai 2 TV show, it seems that the song was not aired on TV.

The Cranberries – London Live 2.0

As for “On connaît la musique”, the band played a 3-track electric set including Schizophrenic playboys.

Besides, note that you can now watch the band’s performance on Radio 105 recorded in Milano and listen to their February 20 interview on Kiss Kiss Radio. Thanks for this to Mikele and Irishsoul, members of the Italian forum I Still Dream.

The Cranberries – KISS KISS Radio – Part 1
The Cranberries – KISS KISS Radio – Part 2
The Cranberries – KISS KISS Radio – Part 3

Last but not least, don’t forget to watch below the Dolores and Noel’s interviews given last January to Face Culture in Amsterdam and Wunderweib in Germany.

FaceCulture

Wunderweib

Photos from the Fnac Milano signing session

February 23, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Fnac Italia published on their Facebook account about 180 pictures of the band’s signing session that took place on Tuesday in Milano. It seems that the band answered questions from the audience before signing some copies of Roses, released on February 21st in Italy.

Below a small selection from Fnac Italia’s album:

Updates on the 2012 Roses Tour

February 23, 2012  |  Comments Off on Updates on the 2012 Roses Tour  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

As posted on our Twitter account yesterday, the band could play in their home-town, Limerick @ Thomond Park this year. It seems that this concert is still in the process of negotiation but the Limerick Leader reminds us that the Thomond Park management previously managed to host famous artists such as Elton John, Bob Dylan, Pink or Rod Stewart. The band already played at Thomong Park on June 9, 2010 to open the Special Olympics.

Now for people interested in the November French tour dates, the pre-sale has just started today on GDP’s website (www.gdp.fr). These concerts will then be on general sale tomorrow on the usual Fnac or Tickenet websites.

Don’t forget to check our Concerts section to know more about this tour.
Also, note that the Washington concert (May 14) sold out yesterday.

Last but not least, click here (no longer available) if you want to win ticket to see the band in Manila (Philippines) on April 10.

Minneapolis venue announced + upcoming tour name

February 21, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Team just announced that the concert in Minneapolis on May 17th will take place at The Brick. Tickets go on sale on February 24th.

Also, it seems that the upcoming tour should be called “The Roses Tour” as mentioned on the venue’s website (www.thebrickmn.com) where you can find more information about this gig.

The Roses Tour

November French dates confirmed by promoter

February 18, 2012  |  Comments Off on November French dates confirmed by promoter  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The second European leg will apparently go on sale soon as seen on GDP’s website:

Thanks again to Uridesm for catching our attention on this.

Listen to “Serendipity” and “In It Together”

February 17, 2012  |  Comments Off on Listen to “Serendipity” and “In It Together”  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Do not miss the 30 seconds previews of “Serendipity” and “In It Together” now on Amazon.de.
As you may know, “In It Together” was recorded a first time in 2003 before being re-recorded in 2012 to be included on Roses. This track had already been heard a few times live before in 2003.

Thanks to PepeTavo on the Official Community

US & Italian tickets on sale today + new show in Montréal

February 17, 2012  |  Comments Off on US & Italian tickets on sale today + new show in Montréal  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Most of the tickets for the US tour dates go on sale today, as well as the tickets for the Italian concerts.
Check out our Concerts section to buy tickets. Also, it seems a new show in Montréal, QC has been added on May the 7th!

EDIT:
The link on ticketmaster.ca was deleted later in the day. So we still don’t know if this was a mistake from ticketmaster or a real information given too early.

The Cranberries Press