The Cranberries Press joins Cranberries World

January 14, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Other News

THE CRANBERRIES PRESS is proud to join CRANBERRIES WORLD, a new site dedicated to The Cranberries and their solo projects.

CRANBERRIES WORLD aims to provide the most complete and up-to-date information about the band’s discography, videography and song collection, as well as past and future concerts and promo performances. Other sections will also be included on the site later on.

You may notice the site is still under construction; however, very soon we will be asking for your help to update, add or correct information in the site’s various sections. Your input will help us to keep this site as the most complete and accurate source of information about The Cranberries as well as every side and solo project involving our four favourite Irish musicians.

THE CRANBERRIES PRESS will no longer post news on its previous WordPress blog site. Be sure to visit cranberriesworld.com/news/the-cranberries-press/ to get the most recent news about The Cranberries and their solo projects.

For quick updates on all things about the Cranberries and this site, be sure to follow us on Twitter (Cran_Press) so you can always stay connected. You can also consult the Latest News and Latest Updates infoboxes on the website’s main page.

The Cranberries in Paris next week

January 13, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in Paris next week  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will begin their promo tour next week in Paris.
The band will be live on OUI FM on January 18. The next day, they will record segment for a Taratata episod. Another radio session is also planned in Paris.

The band plans to perform a different cover song on each one of these 3 shows. Two shows will be in acoustic format while the other will be a full band set (most probably Taratata).

Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account

“Perfect World” on Itunes U.K.

January 12, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The iTunes limited edition of Roses will include another bonus track, “Perfect World”, in the UK.

The limited edition will aslo feature “Always” and 16 tracks from the 2010 Madrid show.

You can listen to a 1:30 preview of the up-tempo, hand-clapping “Perfect World” on the UK iTunes store.

This iTunes store also features different previews of the Roses tracks.

After Japan and the UK, we’ll have to wait and see if other regions of the world will get different bonus tracks as well…

Source: UK iTunes store

“Someday” on Japanese edition of ‘Roses’

January 12, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Japanese edition of Roses will include bonus track “Someday” as well as five live tracks from the 2010 Madrid concert. “Someday” is one of the four tracks written in 2003 before the band’s hiatus. The track was recorded at the Metalworks studios (Toronto, Canada) last Spring.

Here’s the official track list of the Japanese edition of Roses:

1. Conduct
2. Tomorrow
3. Fire & Soul
4. Raining In My Heart
5. Losing My Mind
6. Schizophrenic Playboys
7. Waiting In Walthamstow
8. Show Me The Way
9. Astral Projections
10. So Good
11. Roses
12. Someday
13. Animal Instinct (Live in Madrid 2010)
14. Linger (Live in Madrid 2010)
15. Salvation (Live in Madrid 2010)
16. Zombie (Live in Madrid 2010)
17. Promises (Live in Madrid 2010)

Source: hostess.co.jp

 

New European tour dates!

January 12, 2012  |  Comments Off on New European tour dates!  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries announced new tour dates on their Facebook page today.
Here’s a list of those news dates added:

Paris, France
Date: Wed 6/20
Venue: Le Grand Rex
Pre-Sale: Fri 1/13
On Sale:  Mon 1/16
Ticket Link: http://www.gdp.fr/fr/node/599

Ruoms, France
Date: Thurs 6/21
Venue: Aluna Festival
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link: http://www.aluna-festival.fr/

Toulouse, France
Date: Fri 7/6
Venue: Le Zenith
Pre-Sale: Fri 1/13
On Sale:  Mon 1/16
Ticket Link: http://www.gdp.fr/fr/node/599

Cognac, France
Date: Sat 7/7
Venue: Cognac Blues Festival
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link: http://www.bluespassions.com/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=items&id=69:jeudi

Barcelona, Spain
Date: Tues 7/9
Venue: Poble Espanyol
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link: http://www.ticktackticket.com/entradas/goto.do?claves=the+cranberries

Madrid, Spain
Date: Tues 7/10
Venue: Palacio Vistalegre
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link: http://www.ticktackticket.com/entradas/goto.do?claves=the+cranberries

Warsaw, Poland
Date: Tues 6/26
Venue: Torwar
Ticket: Link: www.ticketpro.pl
On Sale:  Fri 1/13

French tour dates added

January 12, 2012  |  Comments Off on French tour dates added  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play two more venues in France next summer. Shows in Paris (June 20) and Toulouse (July 6) are added to the upcoming world tour. Last month, a French news site revealed that The Cranberries will be part of the Aluna Festival in Ruoms (Ardèche).

Thanks to Camille for the info!

Cover song(s) to be played on the promo tour

January 11, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are rehearsing cover songs for their upcoming promo tour. As reported today, the band will record a segment on France 2’s Taratata on January 19. This French show frenquently features artists performing cover songs and duet with other artists.

In the past, The Cranberries recorded cover versions of “(They Long To Be) Close To You” (The Carpenters), “Go Your Own Way” (Fleetwood Mac) and “In The Ghetto” (Elvis Prestley). The band also played a live version of Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” on the Free to Decide Tour in 1996.

The band will not reveal the titles considered as they prefer to keep it a surprise. Fans will have to wait and… hear.

Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account (noelhogan2)

Shows in Spain next July

January 10, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be in Spain for at least two nights next July. The band will play at the Poble Espanyol in Barcelona on July 9, and then at the Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid the next night.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (January 13) at 10:00 am (Spain) on doctormusic.com, ticketmaster.es and at the Fnac.

Source: lahiguera.net

The Cranberries’ return part of a 90’s nostalgia wave

January 9, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries’ return part of a 90’s nostalgia wave  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to business magazine “Fast Company”, our favorite band is back apparently to “cash in on 90’s nostalgia”… The article with a sensationalist title -which reports on a 90’s nostalgia trend in the business industry- took The Cranberries as an example of 90’s bands making a comeback after several years of inactivity (among others, Garbage and No Doubt).

Back in 2003 The Cranberries took a seven-year hiatus to raise their growing families, while pursuing side projets.

“It’s really cool, the chemistry,” Dolores told “Billboard” magazine last Fall about getting back with her old bandmates. “It’s really just right. There’s something there when we’re together that’s really good. It’s not something that money can buy. It’s not really something anyone can really emulate. It’s got to do with energy and chemistry and that kind of thing. It’s like putting on a perfect pair of shoes. It just fits.”

With the “Roses” previews released on the Australian iTunes store a few weeks ago, music listeners can notice that the band is still relevant in the 2010’s, with an updated sound on many songs of its upcoming album.

Sources: fastcompany.com, billboard.com

Pro-Life website tries to make O’ Riordan an anti-abortion model

January 6, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

In an article entitled “Five Pro-Life Women Celebrities Worthy of Your Support“, pro-life website lifenews.com credits an anti-abortion statement to Dolores O’ Riordan and distorts “The Icles Melts” lyrics meaning. It looks like the author relied on some random blog to support her article.

(((((((As for “The Icicle Melts”, it is commonly known that the song is about the murder of two-year old Jamie Bulger by two minors in Liverpool, back in the early 90’s.)))))))))

Although The Cranberries’ lead singer made a comment on abortion that could be interpreted as anti-abortion back in the mid 90’s, she more recently told The Los Angeles Times in 2009 that she “prefers not to disclose how she feels”. As a matter of fact, O’ Riordan associated herself to “South Dakota”, a movie that “presents interviews with experts on those questions with opposing views about a woman’s right to choose“.

German “Tomorrow” radio mix (?)

January 5, 2012  |  Comments Off on German “Tomorrow” radio mix (?)  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

German radio stations might get a different radio mix of The Cranberries’ first single over the next weeks. According to the Golden Gate Management website, Producer Michael Ilbert mixed a radio edit of “Tomorrow” for German radios.

MICHAEL ILBERT mixed the first single Tomorrow of the new THE CRANBERRIES (Universal) album Roses for the German radio

 

“Tomorrow” CD-single? Ja!

January 2, 2012  |  Comments Off on “Tomorrow” CD-single? Ja!  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

There will be a physical release of the “Tomorrow” single in Germany, according to the Vertigo Berlin/Universal Music website. The CD-single is due for release on January 27th.
No tracklist is available for the moment. Germany is one of the last territories, if not the last, not to have “Tomorrow” on digital music retailers yet.

Stephen Street talks about “Roses” sessions

December 30, 2011  |  Comments Off on Stephen Street talks about “Roses” sessions  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

Music producer Stephen Street, who worked on the upcoming “Roses” album with The Cranberries, told some interesting details about last Spring recording sessions in an interview published on the Miloco Studios website.

Last June, the band went into the Miloco studios in London to work on four extra songs for their upcoming “Roses” album, which was mainly recorded at the Metalworks Studio in Toronto, Canada.

“I was very interested to see what they would come up with after such a long break. At first they were a little hesitant with their writing, but bit by bit they started to find their rhythm and suddenly some really good material came through,” told Street.

The music producer also explained how the band and he worked on going back to their pre-stardom sound. “I was very keen to get them back to sounding like they did on their first record, which had a very intimate sound. I think touring the world and playing to huge audiences in big stadia had possibly distorted their writing output a bit. And so rather than being this group where D[o]lores was almost singing out to the world, I wanted them to go back to how it was on the first record which was more inwards looking, and intimate. And I think we’ve achieved that, and I’m really looking forward to that album coming out next year.”

The preview clips posted on the Australian iTunes store last week (also YouTube below)

“Roses” 2012 – Audio preview”

revealed The Cranberries at their best on “Roses”, with a less pop-rock sound. Guitars are toned down, acoustic and strings arrangements seems to be more dominant, and light electronica elements, similiar to what we heard on Noel Hogan’s “Mono Band” project, were added to some Cranberries tracks.

Like on the band’s first two albums, O’Riordan seems to be more in control of her vocals, with a soft and warm voice far from the raging style of “To the Faithful Departed” and some rock songs from “Bury the Hatchet” and “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”.

It will be interesting to see if the band will try to integrate this softer style in their upcoming World tour.

Stephen Street produced The Cranberries’ first two albums, “Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We?” and “No Need to Argue”, as well as their last effort before their hiatus, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.

Thanks to Jury for the info about the interview!

Mini Japanese site lauched

December 30, 2011  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

Hostess Entertainment has launched a japanese version of The Cranberries official website. With a new release date on February 22, the japanese edition of Roses is planned to have bonus content. There is no word yet on the title(s) chosen. In other news, “Tomorrow” is now available on the Japanese iTunes store.

Source: hostess.co.jp/thecranberries

The Cranberries in France this June

December 23, 2011  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in France this June  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be headliners of the Aluna Festival in Ruoms, Ardèche (France) next June. The Aluna Festival will take place from June 22 to 24. The 3-day pass costs 75 euro.

Source: ledauphine.com

“Roses” audio preview online!

December 23, 2011  |  Comments Off on “Roses” audio preview online!  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Australian iTunes store posted today preview audio clips of every track of the limited edition of Roses. Also available on YouTube now:

“Roses” 2012 – Audio preview”

Thanks to Cordell for the info and to Litsa for the Youtube stream!

New Mono Band track title revealed

December 21, 2011  |  Comments Off on New Mono Band track title revealed  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Mono Band

“Won’t Leave No More” is the title of the new Mono Band track recorded last month with Fin Chambers. Noel Hogan has just finished mixing it yesterday.

Last month, The Cranberries’ guitartist told us that the track will be used on a compilation, with a release early next year.

Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter (@noelhogan2)

“Roses” release date pushed back

December 19, 2011  |  Comments Off on “Roses” release date pushed back  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

It looks like Cranberries fans will not get Roses for Valentine’s Day. This week, almost every online music retailers (iTunes, Amazon) has pushed back the release date of The Cranberries upcoming album to February 26-28, depending on the country.

Wednesday, Cooking Vinyl confirmed the new release date (February 27) for Europe on its website.

Thanks to Juan (cranberries.me) for the information.

Sources: iTunes, Amazon, cookingvinyl.com

“Tomorrow” enters chart in the U.S.

December 16, 2011  |  Comments Off on “Tomorrow” enters chart in the U.S.  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Tomorrow” has made its debut on the Billboard Triple-A radio airplay this week at #30.
Here’s what the American magazine had to say about our ‘Berries:

SWEET SUCCESS: An act that scored four top 10s on Alternative Songs in the ’90s makes its first Billboard chart appearance since 2001.

Ireland’s the Cranberries debut on the adult alternative Triple A radio airplay chart at No. 30 with “Tomorrow.” The group had last drawn chart ink when its fifth album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” reached No. 46 on the Nov. 10, 2001, Billboard 200.

Source: billboard.com

Itunes reveals new track “Always”; pre-order ‘Roses’ in selected countries

December 16, 2011  |  Comments Off on Itunes reveals new track “Always”; pre-order ‘Roses’ in selected countries  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

Music listeners in selected countries can now pre-order their digital version of The Cranberries Roses album on iTunes, with bonus track “Always”.

“Always” was recorded in London last June, along with “Waiting in Walthamstow” and “Losing My Mind”. The Cranberries also recorded 15 tracks in Toronto, amongst them 6 did not made the final cut on the album (“Someday”, “Eyelash”, “Serendipity”, “In It Together”, “Perfect World” and “Stop Me”).

The American Deluxe version plays the nostalgia card and includes live oldies from the 2010 Madrid show (“Linger”, “Zombie”) along with new track “Always”. In other countries, the standard and/or deluxe iTunes versions include a live version of “Dreams”.

Check your iTunes store to see if “Roses” can already be pre-ordered in your country.

Thanks to Juan for coming up with the information about the iTunes pre-order and to PepeTavo for the information about “Dreams”.

Sources: Fanberries, iTunes

The Cranberries to kick off World Tour in New Zealand

December 11, 2011  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to kick off World Tour in New Zealand  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will perform in Aukland (New Zealand) on March 15, 2012 at the Trusts Stadium, two days before starting their Australian tour with Lenny Kratvitz.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, December 14 at www.ticketdirect.co.nz .
This will be the only show in New Zealand.

Sources: voxy.co.nz, 13thfloor.co.nz

KBCO offers “Ordinary Day” and “Dreams” to fans

December 8, 2011  |  Comments Off on KBCO offers “Ordinary Day” and “Dreams” to fans  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

After posting back acoustic versions of “Analyse” and “Linger” on their website last October, the good people from Colorado-based KBCO radio station are now giving the fans a chance to hear back Dolores O’ Riordan’s “Ordinary Day” as well as her solo rendition of “Dreams” in acoustic format.

The performance, which was recorded on the 17th of July 2007 at the KBCO Studio C, was posted back today on the radio station website. O’ Riordan also gives a short interview between the two songs, talking about her time off before she recorded her first solo album, Are You Listening? and her contribution to the Adam Sandler’s movie Click.

Thanks to Cranfandy who brought up the existence of this performance, posted a few years earlier on the KBCO site.

Source: KBCO.com

The Cranberries to promote “Roses” in the U.S. in February

December 8, 2011  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to promote “Roses” in the U.S. in February  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be in North America next February to promote the release of their upcoming “Roses” album, according to a message on their Twitter account.

We just had some news about appearing on one of the late night talk shows in the US this coming Feb.” So who is going to welcome back The Cranberries on American national television? Leno, Letterman, Fallon, O’Brien? We’ll have to wait and see.

It is likely that the band will visit other media (TV, radio, press) in the U.S.A. and Canada during this period. All the details will be posted in the “Promo Tour” section when they will be made available.

The European media tour might also be planned for January.

Roses will be released on Feb.13 in Europe and Feb.14 in North America. The World tour will start in March in Australia.

RTÉ 2fm treats Cranfans with ’93 Fanning Session and Mono Band track

December 7, 2011  |  Comments Off on RTÉ 2fm treats Cranfans with ’93 Fanning Session and Mono Band track  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Mono Band, The Cranberries

Cranfans got quite a treat tonight : RTÉ radio host Dan Hegarty kept his promise made last October and played the entire 1993 Dave Fanning session (and more!) on his Alternative to Sleep show.

During the first hour, listeners had the chance to (re)discover the Fanning session versions of “Wanted” and “The Icicle Melts”. Keeping the rarest for the end, Hegarty then played “Like You Used To” and “False” in the last hour of his show.

The RTÉ radio host also surprised listeners with a RTÉ 2fm session version of “Home” from Noel Hogan’s Mono Band side project. The song was recorded with Richard Walters in 2005.

Thanks to Dan Hegarty and Ian Wilson from RTÉ 2fm!

You can listen to the four 1993 songs on the Fanning Sessions Archive.

The Fanning Sessions Archive site also reveals that there is a project underway at RTÉ to digitise these sessions. “Incidentally there is currently a project underway at RTE to digitise this archive and we await the results with great anticipation.”

Sources: Fanning Sessions Archives, RTÉ 2fm

North America gets “Tomorrow”

December 6, 2011  |  Comments Off on North America gets “Tomorrow”  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

Fans from the U.S.A. and Canada can now purchase “Tomorrow” online.
The Cranberries single is now available on Amazon (U.S.A) and the Canadian and American iTunes stores.

ITunes Canada indicates that the single is distributed by mysterious label Gold Lake Records, which does not seems to have a website online. So a different record label up North, eh?

“Tomorrow” is also available in most European countries as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

So, don’t “spend a lot of time in your head” and get your digital copy of “Tomorrow” now!

Sources: amazon.com, iTunes stores

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