The Cranberries official statement; Dolores apologizes to fans

June 4, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries and their managing company have released an official statement published on their official website today about their Summer tour cancelation.

For personal reasons I would prefer to keep private, it turns out that this is not a good time for me to be on the road this Summer. I apologize to the fans and promise that The Cranberries will be at our best for the rescheduled shows.

The Cranberries World team wishes Dolores all the rest she needs this Summer with her family and friends.

Click here to read the full statement. (link no longer available)

Philadelphia show rescheduled

May 12, 2012  |  Comments Off on Philadelphia show rescheduled  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Philadelphia’s show has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 19th.
Below the message published on the venue’s Twitter account:

“Cranberries Update
The show has been rescheduled for Sat, May 19th
All tickets honored
Thanks for your patience and understanding”

Dolores on Q104.3

May 7, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores was guest of “Out Of The Box” on New York’s Q104.3 last week. Among other things she talked about how quickly she wrote “Zombie” back in the 90’s, why she does not bring her kids on tour and the recording of “Roses”.

When asked to pick a song of The Cranberries’ latest album to be aired after the interview, Dolores chose “Losing My Mind”. She told the host that she likes that song because of its experimental aspects. “The verses are soft and vulnerable and sweet while the choruses are loud in-your-face guitars.”

Out Of The Box – Q104.3

Philadelphia show postponed

May 5, 2012  |  Comments Off on Philadelphia show postponed  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Electric Factory just confirmed via Twitter that tonight’s show has been postponed. The Cranberries have not released a statement yet. We wish Dolores all the best and hope she’ll be in good shape for the Montréal show next Tuesday [where I’ll be at! 😉 ].

“Due to illness tonights Cranberries show has been postponed.
Please check back 5/6 for an announcement on what we hope is a quick reschedule.”

The Cranberries start North American tour

May 3, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries started the first North American leg of the Roses Tour yesterday in New York City. The band played Terminal 5 on Wednesday with a setlist identical to their latest Oceania/Asia Greatest Hits shows from last March and April.

The same five tracks from “Roses” were performed (“Astral Projections” still out!!) as well as their collection of older hits and usual non-single tracks. A setlist to please the general public and the occasional fans.Those who hoped for a fresher set -one that would have been much different from the 2009 Reunion Tour- will be disappointed. The band seems to have chosen continuity over diversity.

But one thing that will please all fans is the performance quality that the band delivers on this tour. Here’s a taste of what you’ll get to enjoy in the next weeks in a city near you!

Conduct – Terminal 5 – New York City

Poll: Your “dream setlist” (final round)

April 27, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

This week,  the final round of the “dream setlist” poll. Chose 20 tracks from the top 7 songs of each album era voted by all of you in the past two weeks. No limitation by album.

Remember that this has nothing to do with the current tour nor with the band itself. This is not a competition, but an interactive way to see what songs fans like to hear live. Vote for each poll once. Spam votes will be deleted.

What is your dream setlist? (Pick 20)

  • Schizophrenic Playboys (4%, 97 Votes)
  • Zombie (3%, 92 Votes)
  • Promises (3%, 91 Votes)
  • Daffodil Lament (3%, 88 Votes)
  • Dreams (3%, 87 Votes)
  • Conduct (3%, 87 Votes)
  • Forever Yellow Skies (3%, 86 Votes)
  • Ridiculous Thoughts (3%, 85 Votes)
  • Hollywood (3%, 80 Votes)
  • So Cold in Ireland (3%, 76 Votes)
  • Ode to My Family (3%, 75 Votes)
  • Animal Instinct (3%, 75 Votes)
  • Loud and Clear (3%, 74 Votes)
  • Shattered (3%, 73 Votes)
  • Electric Blue (3%, 73 Votes)
  • Astral Projections (3%, 73 Votes)
  • Linger (3%, 70 Votes)
  • Salvation (2%, 67 Votes)
  • Raining in My Heart (2%, 67 Votes)
  • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2%, 64 Votes)
  • When You're Gone (2%, 62 Votes)
  • I Can't Be With You (2%, 61 Votes)
  • Sunday (2%, 60 Votes)
  • Perfect World (2%, 58 Votes)
  • I'm Still Remembering (2%, 56 Votes)
  • Stars (2%, 55 Votes)
  • Just My Imagination (2%, 55 Votes)
  • Cordell (2%, 54 Votes)
  • Still Can't... (2%, 53 Votes)
  • Liar (2%, 53 Votes)
  • This Is The Day (2%, 52 Votes)
  • Not Sorry (2%, 51 Votes)
  • Waltzing Back (2%, 51 Votes)
  • Stop Me (2%, 49 Votes)
  • Disappointment (2%, 46 Votes)
  • Delilah (2%, 44 Votes)
  • Analyse (2%, 43 Votes)
  • I Really Hope (2%, 43 Votes)
  • Never Grow Old (2%, 42 Votes)
  • New New York (2%, 41 Votes)
  • Show Me (1%, 39 Votes)
  • Fee Fi Fo (1%, 37 Votes)

Total Voters: 139

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The Cranberries in Lebanon next July

April 23, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in Lebanon next July  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be part of the Beiteddine Festival in Beirut, Lebanon next July.
The band will perform at the Beiteddine Palace on July 14.
This will mark the first visit of The Cranberries in this Middle East country.

Source: beirutnightlife.com

Listen to Mono Band’s “Won’t Leave No More”

April 23, 2012  |  Comments Off on Listen to Mono Band’s “Won’t Leave No More”  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

Listen to the full track of “Won’t Leave No More” on Bandcamp.com.
The “Life Support” album is on sale on this site in digital format.
“Life Support” is also available on Delphi Label both digital and CD.

Poll results: Your dream setlist (part 2)

April 20, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Here are the results of the second part of the “dream setlist” poll…
Remember that this has nothing to do with the current tour nor with the band itself. This is not a competition but an interactive way to see what songs fans like to hear live.
Up next, the final round.

Which of the 'Bury the Hatchet' era tracks would be part of your dream setlist? (Pick 5)

  • Promises (14%, 76 Votes)
  • Loud and Clear (11%, 58 Votes)
  • Animal Instinct (10%, 56 Votes)
  • Shattered (10%, 55 Votes)
  • Just My Imagination (6%, 35 Votes)
  • Delilah (6%, 35 Votes)
  • Fee Fi Fo (5%, 30 Votes)
  • Desperate Andy (5%, 30 Votes)
  • What's On My Mind (5%, 28 Votes)
  • You and Me (4%, 21 Votes)
  • Woman Without Pride (4%, 20 Votes)
  • Dying in the Sun (4%, 20 Votes)
  • Such a Shame (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Saving Grace (3%, 16 Votes)
  • Paparazzi on Mopeds (3%, 16 Votes)
  • Sorry Son (3%, 15 Votes)
  • Sweetest Thing (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Copycat (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Baby Blues (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 122

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Which of the 'Wake Up...'/'Stars' era tracks would be part of your dream setlist? (Pick 5)

  • This Is the Day (13%, 60 Votes)
  • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (12%, 57 Votes)
  • Never Grow Old (10%, 44 Votes)
  • Stars (10%, 44 Votes)
  • New New York (9%, 40 Votes)
  • Analyse (8%, 39 Votes)
  • I Really Hope (8%, 38 Votes)
  • Such a Waste (6%, 28 Votes)
  • Time Is Ticking Out (4%, 19 Votes)
  • The Concept (3%, 12 Votes)
  • Do You Know (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Carry On (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Capetown (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Many Days (2%, 10 Votes)
  • Chocolate Brown (2%, 10 Votes)
  • Dying Inside (2%, 10 Votes)
  • In the Ghetto (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Every Morning (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Pretty Eyes (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 113

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Which of the 'Roses' era tracks would be part of your dream setlist? (Pick 5)

  • Conduct (14%, 75 Votes)
  • Schizophrenic Playboys (12%, 64 Votes)
  • Astral Projections (9%, 46 Votes)
  • Raining in My Heart (8%, 40 Votes)
  • Stop Me (7%, 36 Votes)
  • Show Me (7%, 36 Votes)
  • Perfect World (6%, 33 Votes)
  • Tomorrow (6%, 32 Votes)
  • Someday (6%, 30 Votes)
  • In It Together (5%, 29 Votes)
  • Waiting in Walthamstow (5%, 25 Votes)
  • Losing My Mind (4%, 22 Votes)
  • Roses (4%, 19 Votes)
  • Fire & Soul (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Always (2%, 11 Votes)
  • So Good (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Serendipity (2%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 118

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Poll Results: Your dream setlist (part one)

April 19, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The poll has ended and now the results are in…
There were a couple of surprises in the results. Some long forgotten tracks like “Not Sorry”, “So Cold in Ireland” and “Forever Yellow Skies” got so many votes that they ended up on the top 5 of their respective album era polls. Other tracks, that haven’t been played in a while got lot of votes (“Sunday”, “Liar”, “Hollywood”, “Electric Blue”).

On the other hand, some permanent songs on the band’s set list, like “Wanted” and “Free to Decide”, failed to make it to the top 10 of each poll, but most singles ended up in the top 5. Keep in mind that this poll was done for the fun of it and that it has nothing to do with the current tour nor the band itself. This is your collective “fantasy” setlist results. The second part of the poll will start on Friday. Here are the final results of part 1:

Which of the 'Everybody Else.../Uncertain' era tracks would be part of your dream setlist? (Pick 5)

  • Dreams (10%, 73 Votes)
  • Sunday (9%, 65 Votes)
  • Liar (8%, 55 Votes)
  • Not Sorry (8%, 55 Votes)
  • Linger (8%, 55 Votes)
  • Waltzing Back (7%, 50 Votes)
  • Still Can't... (6%, 47 Votes)
  • I Still Do (6%, 45 Votes)
  • I Will Always (5%, 38 Votes)
  • How (5%, 37 Votes)
  • Nothing Left at All (5%, 36 Votes)
  • Wanted (5%, 33 Votes)
  • Put Me Down (4%, 31 Votes)
  • Uncertain (3%, 24 Votes)
  • Pathetic Senses (3%, 22 Votes)
  • What You Were (2%, 18 Votes)
  • Pretty (2%, 17 Votes)
  • Them (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Reason (2%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 161

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Which of the 'No Need To Argue' era tracks would be part of your dream setlist? (Pick 5)

  • So Cold in Ireland (11%, 80 Votes)
  • Daffodil Lament (10%, 74 Votes)
  • Zombie (9%, 68 Votes)
  • Ridiculous Thoughts (9%, 66 Votes)
  • I Can't Be With You (7%, 54 Votes)
  • Ode to My Family (6%, 48 Votes)
  • Disappointment (6%, 47 Votes)
  • No Need to Argue (6%, 47 Votes)
  • Twenty One (6%, 46 Votes)
  • Yeat's Grave (6%, 44 Votes)
  • Empty (5%, 41 Votes)
  • I Don't Need (5%, 37 Votes)
  • Everything I Said (4%, 32 Votes)
  • Dreaming My Dreams (3%, 25 Votes)
  • The Icicle Melts (3%, 22 Votes)
  • Away (2%, 13 Votes)
  • (They Long to Be) Close to You (1%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 156

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Which of the 'To The Faithful Departed' era tracks would be part of your dream setlist? (Pick 5)

  • Forever Yellow Skies (11%, 85 Votes)
  • Hollywood (9%, 71 Votes)
  • Electric Blue (9%, 71 Votes)
  • Salvation (7%, 56 Votes)
  • When You're Gone (7%, 55 Votes)
  • I'm Still Remembering (7%, 54 Votes)
  • Cordell (7%, 53 Votes)
  • God Be With You (7%, 51 Votes)
  • The Rebels (6%, 44 Votes)
  • I Just Shot John Lennon (5%, 38 Votes)
  • Go Your Own Way (5%, 36 Votes)
  • The Picture I View (4%, 34 Votes)
  • Joe (4%, 32 Votes)
  • Free to Decide (4%, 32 Votes)
  • Bosnia (4%, 27 Votes)
  • War Child (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Will You Remember? (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Intermission (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 159

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Pictures from Kiss Kiss Radio

April 19, 2012  |  Comments Off on Pictures from Kiss Kiss Radio  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Italian radio “Kiss Kiss Radio” published on their Facebook a few pictures of the 3 guys’ inside their “studi milanesi” last February 20. Here’s 3 of them below:

with radio hosts Marco, Marisol and Giò

Listen back to the interview here.

American TV series features Cranberries classic

April 19, 2012  |  Comments Off on American TV series features Cranberries classic  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

U.S. TV series Suburgatory featured The Cranberries classic “Linger” on last night’s episode entitled “Entering Eden”. The show featured Jeremy Sisto, who plays the main character, and guest star Alicia Silverstone.

Alicia Silverstone and Jeremy Sisto – “Suburgatory” (2012)

As you may remember the two actors already worked togheter on the 90’s movie Clueless which also featured a Cranberries song “Away”. Back then Jeremy Sisto played Elton, you know, the guy who couldn’t find his Cranberries CD and had to go to the quad before anyone snags it.
(watch again below!!)

I can’t find my Cranberries CD…

For all the 90’s teens out there, last night’s Suburgatory episode was packed with references to this movie.
US and Canadian residents can watch the episode online, respectively on ABC.com and CityTV.com

Alicia Silverstone and Jeremy Sisto – “Clueless” (1995)

Vintage Trouble to tour with The Cranberries

April 18, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Los Angeles-based band Vintage Trouble will be The Cranberries support act for the North American dates of the Roses Tour. The foursome features vocalist Ty Taylor, guitarist Nalle Colt, drummer Richard Danielson and bassist Rick Barrio Dill.

Vintage Trouble with The Cranberries Tour Dates:
5/2 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
5/4 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
5/5 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
5/8 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
5/11 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
5/12 – MGM Grand Theatre – Mashantucket, CT
5/14 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
5/16 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
5/17 – The Brick – Minneapolis, MN

Vintage Trouble – “Blues Hand Me Down”

Source: The Daily Rind

Cranberries World now on Facebook

April 13, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Other News

CW is now on Facebook. Visit our new (and under construction) page here.
We’ll post our news there as well…

Cheers!

Poll: Your dream setlist (part one)

April 13, 2012  |  8 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

This week, chose 5 tracks from each first three albums that would be part of your dream setlist. Remember that this has nothing to do with the current tour nor with the band itself. This is not a competition, but an interactive way to see what songs fans like to hear live. Vote for each poll once. Spam votes will be deleted. Next week, Bury the Hatchet, Wake Up/Stars and Roses.

Which of the 'Everybody Else.../Uncertain' era tracks would be part of your dream setlist? (Pick 5)

  • Dreams (10%, 73 Votes)
  • Sunday (9%, 65 Votes)
  • Liar (8%, 55 Votes)
  • Not Sorry (8%, 55 Votes)
  • Linger (8%, 55 Votes)
  • Waltzing Back (7%, 50 Votes)
  • Still Can't... (6%, 47 Votes)
  • I Still Do (6%, 45 Votes)
  • I Will Always (5%, 38 Votes)
  • How (5%, 37 Votes)
  • Nothing Left at All (5%, 36 Votes)
  • Wanted (5%, 33 Votes)
  • Put Me Down (4%, 31 Votes)
  • Uncertain (3%, 24 Votes)
  • Pathetic Senses (3%, 22 Votes)
  • What You Were (2%, 18 Votes)
  • Pretty (2%, 17 Votes)
  • Them (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Reason (2%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 161

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Which of the 'No Need To Argue' era tracks would be part of your dream setlist? (Pick 5)

  • So Cold in Ireland (11%, 80 Votes)
  • Daffodil Lament (10%, 74 Votes)
  • Zombie (9%, 68 Votes)
  • Ridiculous Thoughts (9%, 66 Votes)
  • I Can't Be With You (7%, 54 Votes)
  • Ode to My Family (6%, 48 Votes)
  • Disappointment (6%, 47 Votes)
  • No Need to Argue (6%, 47 Votes)
  • Twenty One (6%, 46 Votes)
  • Yeat's Grave (6%, 44 Votes)
  • Empty (5%, 41 Votes)
  • I Don't Need (5%, 37 Votes)
  • Everything I Said (4%, 32 Votes)
  • Dreaming My Dreams (3%, 25 Votes)
  • The Icicle Melts (3%, 22 Votes)
  • Away (2%, 13 Votes)
  • (They Long to Be) Close to You (1%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 156

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Which of the 'To The Faithful Departed' era tracks would be part of your dream setlist? (Pick 5)

  • Forever Yellow Skies (11%, 85 Votes)
  • Hollywood (9%, 71 Votes)
  • Electric Blue (9%, 71 Votes)
  • Salvation (7%, 56 Votes)
  • When You're Gone (7%, 55 Votes)
  • I'm Still Remembering (7%, 54 Votes)
  • Cordell (7%, 53 Votes)
  • God Be With You (7%, 51 Votes)
  • The Rebels (6%, 44 Votes)
  • I Just Shot John Lennon (5%, 38 Votes)
  • Go Your Own Way (5%, 36 Votes)
  • The Picture I View (4%, 34 Votes)
  • Joe (4%, 32 Votes)
  • Free to Decide (4%, 32 Votes)
  • Bosnia (4%, 27 Votes)
  • War Child (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Will You Remember? (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Intermission (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 159

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The Cranberries get a few weeks off

April 10, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries finished their mini Asian tour today at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. The setlist was similar to the one from their previous show in Hong Kong.

Asian fans were the first to enjoy a live version of “Losing My Mind” from the “Roses” album on this tour. The band also performed “Tomorrow”, “Raining in My Heart”, “Schizophrenic Playboys” and “Conduct”. The Cranberries also made a few changes to their setlist of olders songs: “Wanted”, “Dreaming My Dreams” and “Animal Instinct” were replaced by “How”, “Put Me Down” and “Analyse” on the last 3 shows. “Animal Instinct” was put back in the setlist on the last 2 shows while “Promises” got bumped away.

The Cranberries will now take a few well-deserved weeks off before their Canadian/Northeastern American tour in May, then Europe in June and July. Tickets are now on sale and few dates are already sold out (Washington, New York City [first night of two], Montréal, Paris). For more information visit the official website of the band at cranberries.com.

Any more changes to the setlist on the upcoming tour? We’ll have to wait until May 2 to see if the band will include other tracks from Roses and different fan-favorite oldies like “Sunday”, “Liar”, “Forever Yellow Skies”, “Shattered” and so many more!

Changing setlists!

April 7, 2012  |  Comments Off on Changing setlists!  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries started to change their setlists on the Asian leg of the “Roses Tour”. In Taipei the band replaced “Wanted”, “Dreaming My Dreams” and “Animal Instinct” with “How”, “Put Me Down” and “Analyse”.

A few days before in Kuala Lumpur, The Cranberries introduced “Losing My Mind” which took “Roses” spot on the set. Five tracks from “Roses” are now currently played live.

Glimpse of “Losing My Mind” in Taipei

Perform at the Cognac’s Blues Passions festival

April 6, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Other News

Hennessy International is giving their Facebook fans a chance to perform at the Cognac’s Blues Passions festival 2012 – where The Cranberries will also be featured.

People can submit a video entry of their own performance to the “Be Heard. Be Found.” tab on the Hennessy +Country Facebook page, submitting their music online for a chance to take their music to the Blues Passions festival stage.

All video entries will be judged by an esteemed judging panel including: Hennessy International, Blues Passions, and Clash Magazine before being given to the public to vote on the “Be Heard. Be Found.” tab on Facebook. The final step will see the judging panel pick their top three finalists to take their music from online
to onstage at Blues Passions, a festival that has hosted performances by musical legends including B.B. King, Gil Scott Heron and Ray Charles as well as Massive Attack, Moby, Taj Mahal, and Jamie Cullum.

The “Be Heard. Be Found.” talent quest are looking for musicians that can bring their own musical uniqueness and dynamic performances to Blues Passions. Staying true to the roots of music and the Blues heritage carried out by the festival, all entries must fit into the genres of Blues, Soul, Funk, Folk, R & B, Boogie, Swing, Country, Gospel, Hip Hop, Slam, Rock’n Roll …

The “Be heard. Be found.” Talent Quest opens Monday 9th April, 2012.

Check out the Hennessy Facebook page for more information. (link no longer available)

Fans chose “Conduct” as favorite song from ‘Roses’

April 6, 2012  |  Comments Off on Fans chose “Conduct” as favorite song from ‘Roses’  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

CW readers chose “Conduct” as their favorite song from The Cranberries latest album “Roses”. The first track from the album came first at 31%, followed by “Schizophrenic Playboys” at 23%. “Astral Projections” (14%) and “Raining in My Heart” (9%) took the 3rd and 4th spots.

Surprisingly “Tomorrow” -the first single- finished second last. This might be explained by the fact that the song was released more than three months before the album and does not feel as new as the rest of the songs.

There is still no word about the release of the second single (or third if you count “Show Me”), except in Italy, where “Raining in My Heart” was released to radio stations last month.

Here are the final results of the poll:

What is your favorite song from 'Roses'?

  • Conduct (31%, 47 Votes)
  • Schizophrenic Playboys (23%, 35 Votes)
  • Astral Projections (14%, 21 Votes)
  • Raining in My Heart (9%, 13 Votes)
  • Show Me (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Roses (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Losing My Mind (3%, 5 Votes)
  • So Good (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Waiting in Walthamstow (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Tomorrow (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Fire and Soul (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 150

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You can now vote for your favorite bonus track from Roses. The poll ends on April 13.

Poll results: Which of the ‘Roses’ bonus track is your favorite?

April 6, 2012  |  Comments Off on Poll results: Which of the ‘Roses’ bonus track is your favorite?  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Four songs almost finished head to head in this poll… See the final results here:

Which of the 'Roses' bonus track is your favorite?

  • Someday (21%, 18 Votes)
  • Perfect World (19%, 16 Votes)
  • Serendipity (19%, 16 Votes)
  • In It Together (18%, 15 Votes)
  • Stop Me (15%, 13 Votes)
  • Always (8%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 93

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Note that obvious SPAM VOTES have been deleted. People were allowed to vote once. Remember that this is not a competition to “make your favorite song win”, but a way to see which song(s) fans prefer.

“Liar” gets the vinyl treatment

April 6, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Universal Music Enterprises will release a limited edition of the Empire Records soundtrack on vinyl for the Record Store Day on April 21. The 1995 soundtrack features The Cranberries’ “Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” B-side “Liar”.

This is the first time the Empire Records soundtrack will be available on vinyl.
Only 5,000 copies will be pressed on orange vinyl.

For more information about Record Store Day visit www.recordstoreday.com

Source: Sys-Con Media

New Mono Band track on a charity album [update 05/04]

April 3, 2012  |  Comments Off on New Mono Band track on a charity album [update 05/04]  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

“Won’t Leave No More” will be featured on “Life Support”, a compilation of exclusive tracks from some of the Ireland’s finest artists to be released on April 20.

Proceeds from the sales of the album will go to Pieta House, a suicide and self-harm crisis centre located in Limerick. Life Support to be released on Delphi label, will be available both online and in stores for €9.99. The album, which is entirely funded by Live 95FM and Delphi Label, is on sale on the label’s website.

Noel recorded this Mono Band track with vocalist Finn Chambers last Fall along with other track to be featured on an upcoming second album.

The Cranberries will not record another ‘Wake Up’-like album

March 30, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will not rush into recording a new album, according to Noel Hogan. The band does not want to repeat the errors they made with “Bury The Hatchet” and “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.

“When I listen back to particularly the last two albums before we took the break, the things on there, I kind of go ‘God, what was I thinking!'” said Hogan with a laugh to Chanel News Asia.
“We’re not going to do that again. If that (writing songs for a new album) takes a few years, so be it. If you rush into this just to get a song out, you have to live with it for the rest of your life.”

Hogan also told that, beside the fact that they all became parents and wanted to spend time with their family in the early 2000’s, they went into hiatus because “the fun had gone out of it. We just kind of weren’t really feeling it was working for us any more. We weren’t arguing with each other, because I don’t think anybody cared enough to even bother arguing.”

About the Roses Tour setlist the band intend to keep playing their past hits while adding a bunch of new songs from Roses: “We are still going to do the hits because if I go see a band, and they just play all the [songs from the] new album, and nothing else, you kind of go ‘Oh God’ [as] you are kind of waiting for the hits all night. I hate it when that happens!”

Sourcechannelnewsasia.com

Goodbye Oceania!

March 29, 2012  |  Comments Off on Goodbye Oceania!  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries ended up the NZ/Australia leg of their “Roses Tour” on Wednesday. The band was the opening act on six Lenny Kravitz concerts where they performed about 14 songs every night.

They also gave two full-length shows, one in Auckland and one in Sydney. This last was first scheduled on March 22nd but was postponed to the 26th because Dolores suffered from food poisoning. Of course the band performed more songs from the new album “Roses on those two shows (6 in Auckland and 5 in Sydney – Sadly, “Astral Projections” was cut off the setlist in Sydney).

Next stop:  South Asia!

“Conduct” – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Thanks to Nikki (for the info and “Conduct” video)

The Cranberries postpone Sydney show

March 22, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries cancelled their show at the Enmore Theatre tonight due to illness. It is rescheduled on March 26. Unfortunately, Dolores suffered from food poisoning and was unable to perform. Here is the band message from Facebook:

Hi Guys,

We want to apologise for tonight’s last minute cancellation at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. It was unavoidable, and we’re very sorry. Dolores is suffering from food poisoning and was unable to perform. Right up to the last minute we were hoping the show might be able to go ahead, but Dolores was just too unwell.

We know you’re all very disappointed and this has been a huge inconvenience for you. Hopefully most of you can make the re-scheduled show. Once again, we’re very, very sorry…

Noel, Mike, Ferg and Dolores

The Cranberries Press