“Raining in My Heart” as second single in Italy

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

Italian radio stations are now playing “Raining in My Heart” on their airwaves.
During their promo tour last month in Italy, the band said that this song was chosen as 2nd single.
Last Saturday, London Live 2.0 aired the live version the band performed for this show on February 21.
There is no word yet if a video will be shot nor if the song will be released as a single.

Source: earone.it

Dolores wishes good luck to reality show singer

March 19, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores sent a Good Luck video to one of the female finalists of the French-Canadian reality television singing competition series Star Académie.

In the short video, Dolores invited Andréanne A. at The Cranberries’ show in Montréal on May 8th where the young singer will have a chance to meet the whole band afterwards.

Dolores “Good luck” message sent from Melbourne

Andréanne often sings The Cranberries 90’s hit single “Zombie” during her shows. The folk-oriented singer, who sang her own composition on Sunday night, did not win the women’s final.

Losing My Mind = Eyelash!

March 16, 2012  |  Comments Off on Losing My Mind = Eyelash!  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan told TCP/CranberriesWorld today on Twitter that “Eyelash” was the working title for “Losing My Mind”. The song was recorded in Toronto last year along with 14 other tracks.

Dolores visits the Auckland Zoo

March 15, 2012  |  Comments Off on Dolores visits the Auckland Zoo  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

During her stay in New Zealand, Dolores visited the Auckland Zoo with her family last Monday (March 12).
All photos below from Auckland Zoo’s Facebook

The Cranberries chose continuity for the “Roses Tour”

March 15, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries chose continuity for the “Roses Tour”  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries started the “Roses Tour” in Auckland, New Zealand with no real surprise on the setlist. The band kept almost the same list as the one from the “Reunion Tour”, only replacing songs from “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” and Dolores solo albums with tracks from the “Roses” album.

The band chose to play only 6 songs from their latest record: current single “Tomorrow”, next single contenders (“Raining in My Heart”, “Conduct”, “Schizophrenic Playboys”),  fan-favorite “Astral Projections” and title track “Roses”.

As for the oldies, the band stuck with the same list of songs they have offered fans on the last tours. And pretty much in the same order. This could be a special “Best of” setlist for Oceania as The Cranberries have not played there in more than 10 years.

Musical highlights of the last promo tour

March 13, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are few days away from their first show of the Roses world tour (Auckland, March 15). Let’s take a moment to look back at some of the most memorable performances of the January/February promo tour.

“There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (OUI FM) – Pure magic!
For their first media performance in almost a decade, The Cranberries offered listeners a cover version of this Smiths song.

 

“Roses” (Le Figaro: Le Live) – Simple without being simplistic
This delicate haunting song instantly became a fan favorite with this performance. Noel’s beautiful music piece was a perfect fit for Dolores’ touching lyrics.

 

“Tomorrow” (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) – The US welcome back the Berries
For their big return on US television (first time in more than 10 years), the band chose to perform their current single in front of an ecstatic crowd… and show host!

 

“Raining in My Heart” (Soundcheck) – Sunshine for a cold February day
An heartfelt interpretation of – what could be – the band’s next single.

 

Tiny Desk Concert – Perfection
This whole performance is perfection. Nothing more, nothing less.

 

“Linger” (The Edge FM) – Three’s company
Dolores and Noel surprised us with a beautiful version of this Cranberries classic, with guest backvocals by Johanna Cranitch.

 

“Animal Instinct” (RTL2) – Another Classic
A nice flashback from Bury The Hatchet. It was great to hear this other Cranberries classic.

 

“Schizophrenic Playboys” (On Connaît la Musique – Europe 1) – Rock the house
Sadly, only one of the few times this great rock track was performed during the promo tour.
Click here to listen to the whole show.

 

“In Between Days” (Taratata) – New Wave Berries
The band performed another cover – this time by The Cure – during their French promo tour.  Oulala, that was goooood!

The Cranberries to perform plenty of new songs

March 10, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

In an interview on New Zealand television show Breakfast, Mike Hogan  revealed that the band plans to perform 8 or 9 new songs on the next tour.

This is great news for all the fans who can’t wait to hear more new tracks live! It is unclear if these 8 or 9 songs are all album tracks or if this number includes bonus tracks like “Stop Me”, “Perfect World”, etc…

Which ones do you think the band left behind?

Watch the whole interview on tvnz.co.nz

‘Roses’ on the Billboard charts

March 8, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries 6th studio album “Roses” entered the Billboard 200 Chart at #51 on its first week in stores.

Here are the other Billboard charts results for Roses:
Rock Albums: #10
Independant Albums: #4
Alternative Albums: #9
Canadian Albums: #6
TastmakerAlbums: #20

“Roses” is still in the Top 10 of the Mexican iTunes Chart, but falls free in most markets. For instance, the deluxe edition is now #116 on iTunes Canada.

Maybe it is time for a second single to be sent out to radio station. “Tomorrow” was released more than 3 months ago and did not get much airplay with the release of “Roses” in the last weeks.

“Roses” first week in the charts

March 5, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Here’s a summary of “Roses” first week on the album sales charts.

France: #4 (9,708 copies sold)
Canada: #6 (3,100 copies sold)
Italy: #9
USA (StreetPulse Weekly Sales Report*): #16 (Triple A Format: #6).
*Billboard Charts not published yet.
Ireland: #17 (Indie Album Chart: #3)
UK: #37 (3,395 copies sold)

Did the album chart in your country? Let us know!

As for “Tomorrow”, the single is #36 on its second week on the Japan Hot 100 (a jump from #65). In most countries, the single is whether not in the charts anymore or failed to entered them in the first place since its release three months ago, at the end of November. Time for the second single to be sent to radio stations!

Thanks to everyone who sent us info about the chart data!

‘Roses’ to enter the Top 30 UK Album Chart

March 1, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries 6th studio album is set to enter the UK Album Chart at #27 next weekend, according to the mid-week sales report. The band last album “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” peaked at #61 on the same chart in 2001.

Source: NME.com

‘Roses’ #9 on StreetPulse

February 29, 2012  |  8 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

“Roses” debuted at #9 on the US sales report, StreetPulse, making it the 3rd highest debut album this Tuesday. StreetPulse reports the percentage of CD sales in the US and the ranking of those album sales by recording artist, song title, and record label.

Roses is also #15 on the independent retail sales report.
Thanks to Rick for the info.

Bonus track availability: every ‘rose’ has its thorns

February 28, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Over the last days, there has been a certain amount of confusion in the fan community on how to purchase/legally get Roses bonus tracks.

Sadly not all bonuses are available for everyone to purchase, due to some restrictions on iTunes and Amazon. Plus, with the “extinction” of CD-singles, those non-album tracks are being harder and harder to get on CD releases.

Here’s a suggestion for Cooking Vinyl and the band. An EP (CD) with all bonus tracks or a Complete Session of Roses later on this year. Older-fashoners who still care for CDs -and there seems to be a lot of them in the Cranfan community- would be ecstatic.

Here’s a recap of the situation:

“Someday”
This is the only bonus to be available on CD so far, if you are willing to buy the Japanese CD edition at a 30-something dollar price.
Available on: Roses CD (Japan), Itunes Japan

“Always”
ITunes bonus track when you purchase the whole digital Roses album.
Available on: every Itunes stores… where ITunes is actually available.
*Note that unlike some Canadian CD stores say on their website, this song is NOT available on the Canadian 2-CD edition.

“Perfect World”
ITunes bonus track in some countries when you purchase the whole digital Deluxe edition of Roses.
Available on: Itunes (UK, Japan only)
*Note that unlike some Canadian CD stores say on their website, this song is NOT available on the Canadian 2-CD edition.

“Stop Me”
ITunes bonus track in Canada when you purchase the whole digital Deluxe edition of Roses.
Available on : ITunes Canada only

“In It Together”
Amazon bonus track in Germany
Available on: Amazon Germany only

“Serendipity”
Amazon bonus track in Germany
Available on: Amazon Germany only

“Eyelash”
Unreleased

4th London track
Unreleased

‘Roses’ on the iTunes charts

February 28, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Roses is out, and it is climbing the iTunes charts in several countries. Here’s recap:

iTunes Top 10 charts (All genres)
Worldwide: #14 (Deluxe) #35 (Standard)
Italy: #3 (Deluxe)
France: #4 (Deluxe)
Germany: #5 (Deluxe)
Spain: #6 (Deluxe)
Luxembourg: #7 (Deluxe)
Canada: #8 (Deluxe)

iTunes Alternative Top 10 charts
Canada: #4 (Deluxe)

iTunes Rock Top 10 charts
USA: #3 (Deluxe) #6 (Standard)
UK: #10 (Deluxe)
France: #1 (Deluxe) #3 (Standard)
Belgium: #4 (Standard) #6 (Deluxe)
Ireland: #3 (Deluxe)
Italy: #2 (Deluxe) #4 (Standard)
Luxembourg: #1 (Deluxe)
Netherlands: #7 (Deluxe) #10 (Standard)
Spain: #2 (Deluxe) #5 (Standard)
Switzerland: #8 (Deluxe) #9 (Standard)

Note that the positions will move frequently as the iTunes charts are updated several times a day.

No bonus tracks on the Canadian 2-CD edition

February 28, 2012  |  Comments Off on No bonus tracks on the Canadian 2-CD edition  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

There is no bonus tracks on CD1 of the Canadian 2-CD edition of Roses unlike some music retailers are showing on their website.

Several Canadian websites say that “Perfect World”, “Always” and a live version of “Dreams” are included on the first CD of two, but this is incorrect. The Canadian 2-CD edition has the same track list as the international 2-CD edition.

This error might come from the descriptive sheet at Universal Canada.

As for the Canadian iTunes edition, it does include exclusive bonus “Stop Me”.

‘Roses’ is out worldwide + listen to Stop Me on iTunes Canada

February 28, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

“ROSES” The Cranberries 6th album, is out now!
The album already made it on the iTunes Top 10 in several countries, including Italy, Spain, Germany and Canada. The Canadian iTunes store now features a preview of bonus track “Stop Me”, only available for Canadians to purchase.

Johanna Cranitch, backup singer

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

The Cranberries hired a new backup singer for their upcoming tour. Meet JOHANNA CRANITCH.
This “Australian-born, Hungarian-bred, Brooklyn-based” singer made her debut performance with the band yesterday when she sang the back vocals on “Linger” at The Edge FM. Many fans were amazed to hear how great Dolores and Johanna’s voices mixed well together. In the past tours, backup vocals were performed by the band’s backup guitarist, Steve DeMarchi.

Johanna Cranitch also has her own musical project, Johanna and the Dusty Floor.

Johanna and the Dusty Floor – “Witch Shoes”

Sources: Noel Hogan (Twitter), Johannaandthedustyfloor.com

Noel and Dolores in snowy Toronto

February 25, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores and Noel were in Toronto, Canada today for the Canadian stop of the Roses promo tour. The 2 ‘Berries started up their day early on Breakfast Television (CityTV) for an acoustic performance of “Tomorrow”.

Dolores and Noel on Breakfast Television in Toronto

Then, they performed the song again along with “Linger” on The Edge FM. They were accompanied by a female backup singer on “Linger”. Hats off to this lady whoever she is who knew how to blend her voice perfectly to Dolores’s.

“Linger” – live at The Edge

Dolores and Noel also pre-recorded a 3-song performance for CBC Radio 1’s Q yesterday. The show aired this morning.

Also don’t forget that promo performances recorded at London Live 2.0 and On connaît la musique will be broadcast tomorrow. Check out the Calendar for all details.

Goodbye Italy!

February 22, 2012  |  Comments Off on Goodbye Italy!  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries left Italy today after a few days of promo in Sanremo and Milano. The band did interviews in various Milano radio stations (KISS KISS, Radio Deejay, RTL) in last days. They also recorded a segment for the London Live 2.0 TV show and an acoustic session on Virgin Radio. The London Live 2.0 episode will air this Saturday (the 25th) on RAI 2.

Next step, The Cranberries will perform on CBC radio 1’s Q on Friday in Toronto, Canada. In the meanwhile, you can watch this mini interview done by Spinner.ca (link no longer available) during last year’s Metalworks session.

And the second single will be…

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

“Raining in My Heart”

According to some fans from the I Still Dream forum, the band said on two Italian radios that “Raining in My Heart” will be next single.

In other news, The Cranberries recorded a segment of the London Live 2.0 show today in Milano. Dolores and co. were also guests of The Flight on RTL 102.5 today.

The band ended up their promo activities today with an autograph session at FNAC in Milano.

Ciao Italia!

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

The Cranberries started their Italian promo tour last weekend in Sanremo. The band performed two songs “Zombie” and “Tomorrow” at the 62 Festival di Sanremo on Saturday night. This was a playback performance with live vocals!

62° Festival di Sanremo – Photo credit: D. Venturelli

Monday, the band were guests at KISS KISS Radio and Radio Deejay in Milano.
On Tuesday The Cranberries will record a 4-song performance on TV show London Live 2.0 (Rai 2) then be on radio show The Flight (RTL 102.5).

Below an interview with the three lads done in the last days with a reporter from Blogosfere.

The Cranberries – Blogosphere interview


EDIT:

It seems the “London Live 2.0” TV show supposed to be recorded today (Monday 20) was postponed & should be recorded TOMORROW MORNING at 9:00 am. For now we have no information on why it was cancelled today. Anyway The Cranberries are still planned to play 3 or 4 songs. So if you are in Milano tomorrow you still have your chance to be part of the show as entrance is free (first come first served). Address: studi Rai in Viale Mecenate 76, Milano.

Canadian 2-CD edition of ‘Roses’ to include bonuses?

February 18, 2012  |  Comments Off on Canadian 2-CD edition of ‘Roses’ to include bonuses?  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Canadian 2-CD edition of “Roses” might get some international attention in the fan community…
According to the Archambault.ca website, the Canadian 2-CD edition might include “Always” and “Perfect World” as bonuses as well as the live version of “Dreams” from the Madrid show. This could be the only way to get those three tracks on CD.

Note that this information has not been confirmed by any other site and that this could be a simple mix up between the CD and digital editions of Roses.

More to come soon…

The Cranberries on KCSN: “What we found is what we had lost”

February 17, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries on KCSN: “What we found is what we had lost”  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries stopped by KCSN 88.5 FM yesterday for an interview and a 4-song performance on Sky Daniels’ Afternoon Music Mix.

Interviewed by Sky Daniels, Dolores and Fergal spoke about Roses and how this album was recorded in a happy way without pressure from the music industry, compare the their two previous albums. “I think that, creatively as writers, Noel and I went to a point of just turning out stuff. We were not really writing for the love of it, because we were contractually bound. We had to deliver. […] But with this particular album [Roses], I think that what we found is what we had lost,” told Dolores. She explains that Noel and she have been sharing music ideas now and then since 2005.

Fergal also said that The Cranberries plan to dig in their older songs for the next tour. “It’s great that we have so many songs to choose from, because we can vary the set list every night […] It’s nice to keep it fresh. We’ve found in the last tour that a lot fans come to see like 4 or 5 shows. So, they don’t want to see the same songs every night.”

So, will The Cranberries dare to pic oldies like “Uncertain”, b-sides like “Paparazzi on Mopeds”, “Cordell”, and “Stop Me”, or rarely played live songs like “Yeat’s Grave” and “What’s on My Mind” in the next tour?? Fingers crossed!!

The band played acoustic versions of “Tomorrow” and “Raining in My Heart”, as well as “Linger” and “Ode to My Family”. You can listen to the interview on the 88.5 KCSN Sound Cloud page.
(link no longer available)

The Cranberries to be on London Live 2.0 (Italy)

February 16, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to be on London Live 2.0 (Italy)  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be recording an episode of London Live 2.0 on Italian television RAI 2 on February 20. The band will perform 3 to 4 songs for this show. People in the Milano area can write at alessandra.pagan@stproduction.it if they want to be part of the audience. They are asked to provide their name, address, telephone number and age. The taping will take place on Monday, February 20 from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm at studi Rai in Viale Mecenate 76.

Source: I Still Dream Forum

Listen to “Someday” on iTunes Japan

February 14, 2012  |  Comments Off on Listen to “Someday” on iTunes Japan  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

iTunes Japan is now offering a 1:29 preview clip of bonus track “Someday”.
The song, which was written before the band hiatus, is a slow rock effort with political-themed lyrics. “America is waiting for a spaceman to come back / The President is shaking, the oil is running dry,” sings O’ Riordan.

In other news, the Japanese iTunes Deluxe Edition will include “Perfect World” and “Always” as bonuses, but not “Someday” – which is released only on the standard edition.

The Cranberries performed at Infusion Lounge

February 13, 2012  |  10 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries offered a 5-track performance at Infusion Lounge in San Francisco yesterday.
The band performed two new songs from Roses (“Tomorrow” and “Raining in My Heart”) as well as three 90’s classics (“Linger”, “Ode to My Family” and “Zombie”) for 97.3 FM listeners who won tickets for that first showcase of The Cranberries promo tour.

Five lucky fans also had the opportunity to meet the band with one guest each after the show.
Listen to the 5 songs on the radio’s website.

The Cranberries Press