New gem from Alan Martin – 1993 interview with Dolores and Fergal

March 12, 2018  |  5 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Here is the third video of Alan we previously told you about: a never seen before interview of Dolores and Fergal by Ian Dempsey given on RTÉ Two in a show called “The Beatbox” on December 19, 1993.

The interview takes place on the band’s return from their first and successful American tour, and follows their Limerick and Dublin performances (Dec 17th and 18th) before the Christmas break.

“The Beatbox” – RTÉ Two – December 19, 1993

As always, a huge thanks to Alan!

“I Heart Cranberries” tribute in Limerick is now SOLD OUT!

March 9, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

As expected, the “I Heart Cranberries” tribute due to take place on July 5th in Limerick has sold out within a couple of hours.

Congratulations to the organizers and those who will be taking part in the event, you just demonstrated Dolores O’ Riordan will definitely never be forgotten.

Also, The Cranberries themselves have just wrote a small note to show their support to the project, although they confirmed they will not be appearing on the night.

If you’re attending too, let’s make the boys and Dolores proud!

The Cranberries – Facebook

More on the “I Heart Cranberries” tribute event at Dolans

March 9, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Both Limerick Leader and Hot Press have recently spoken of the “I Heart Cranberries” tribute event due to take place at Dolans, Limerick on July 5th in aid of Adapt House and Limerick mental health service.

More than 20 artists are to be announced in the upcoming days, but Hot Press has already revealed some of them: “Gráinne Hunt, The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, Jane Fraser, Niamh Farrell, Roisin El Cherif, Anne Rynne and Susie Q to name but a handful

Singer and songwriter Emma Langfort, who’s organising the event, explained to Limerick Leader:

When Dolores died, everyone was shocked and saddened and we all wanted to do something to pay tribute to her

I thought it would be fantastic to hold a massive event that pulled people together from all over the country and that also gave people a chance to come from elsewhere in the world to visit Dolores’ hometown.

I dropped Noel Hogan (Dolores’ Craberries bandmate) a message and asked if there was a cause that was close to her heart and he said a mental health organistion would have meant a lot to her.”

Ticket are now on sale on
[EDIT – 9 March – 2:00pm UTC]  SOLD OUT!!!

Full “Uncertain” video now online thanks to Alan Martin

March 7, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Incredible, but real!!!
Alan Martin just shared on YouTube the full “Uncertain” video with the world for the first time ever.
Thank you for digging these treasures out, Alan.

“Everybody Else Is Doing It…” special 25th anniversary edition album to be released later this year

March 7, 2018  |  3 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries just published on their website as well as their socials a new moving statement announcing that they were initially planning on releasing a special 25th anniversary of their first album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” this month through Universal Music.

The project has been understandably put on hold since Dolores’ passing, but the band has decided to finish what they had started with Dolores, and get this special edition out “later this year”.

This will feature remastered versions of the tracks we know, along with unreleased material and bonus material from this early 90s era of their debut album.

The band also uses the occasion to remind fans they’re planning on completing the recording of the new album which they had been working on during the past months, and for which Dolores had already recorded the vocals.

The CW Team would like to send Noel, Mike and Ferg all their love and support as we presume this won’t be easy for them.

We love you guys!

A Cranberries mural on Landmark building wall in Limerick?

March 7, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Yesterday, the Limerick Leader published an article to let the people know that Limerick City and County Council would like to hear on everyone’s idea for a new mural/painting to be placed at one of the city centre’s key spot.

The local authority is seeking ideas from members of the public ahead of commissioning a painting for the gable wall of Speaker’s Corner at the junction of the Hyde Road and the Lower Carey’s Road.

While the building itself has been bought by the Mid-West Simon Community and is being converted into apartments, the Council has been given permission for the mural.

In particular, designers at the Council are seeking ideas for the mural which will have a connection to its location and history.

The mural, to be visible from the People’s Park, will be designed and painted by Bold Details […]

Ma​ria Donoghue, the executive architect with Limerick City and County Council said: “This is a great opportunity for the people of Limerick to get involved in creating new artwork for their city”.

The mural will be unveiled at the beginning of the summer if weather permits it.

While ideas are to be submitted by email to or on Twitter using the following hashtag #SpeakersMural, some people are already suggesting to go for a Cranberries/Dolores O’ Riordan tribute.

If, like us, you feel like supporting this idea, we invite you to email or tweet the local authorities to let them know that The Cranberries deserve this spot.

Let’s make it happen #TheCranberriesMural #SpeakersMural !!!

Dolores Month’s Mind Mass announced this Saturday

February 23, 2018  |  3 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

This week edition of the Limerick Leader (county edition) features an exclusive and moving interview of Eileen O’ Riordan.

Eileen explains how the family is currently trying to come to terms with Dolores passing, and how they are getting prepared for the Month’s Mind Mass which will be offered this Saturday 24th in Ballybricken St Ailbe’s Church at 7:30pm.

The family uses the occasion to offer thanks for support in past month, and does not fail to include the “many thousands of sympathisers and fans who sent mass cards, flowers and letters of sympathy“.

Limerick Leader/County Edition – February 24, 2018

You can buy the Limerick Leader in stores or order the ePaper version of the newspaper on this link

The CW Team deepest thoughts continue to go out to Dolores family, children, relatives, as well as to her band mates.

RARE AUDIO: The Parkway, Limerick, October 3, 1991

February 20, 2018  |  22 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

As you know, we recently had the opportunity to digitalize recordings from Limerick fan Alan Martin’s early years collection. As he says “I collected everything I could get my hands on over the 1st couple of years”. We can fairly say that Alan must be the first Cranberries fan, thus owning a unique collection.

The first time he saw the “The Cranberry Saw Us” live was on October 25th 1990 at Cruises in Limerick. A shy singer, who he could barely hear, yet, from this “average performance”, “Dreams” caught his attention!
Alan then got to witness the band getting more confidence on stage as he saw them twice later that year, going from support act to headline. As the band grew better and better, he kept on following them in 1991 from “The Cranberrys”, to “The Cranberries” and it became obvious to him the band would get big, especially on that night of October 3rd 1991, at Limerick’s Parkway, where they gave, he believes, a perfect performance in front of a 400 people crowd. Incredibly enough, and for our greatest pleasure, Alan decided to record this performance on his walkman, and is sharing it with the fan community today.

Here’s the YouTube link to discover this absolute gem:

The recording is approximately 57 min long. The bootleg appears to be a complete recording (including the encore and the outro!) as Alan used an extended 120 min tape, with 60 minutes per side, which did not require him to cut the record at any time. It is, of course, an audience recording, which means that those who are not too familiar with this kind of recordings may find that it leaves something to be desired, yet the voice is very clear and the rarities this recording features make it exceptional.
Let’s note Alan was standing front row, in front of Mike, so the sound he recorded was probably more like that of the feedbacks from the band’s amp than that of the venue’s PA system. This won’t prevent you from enjoying the show and appreciate the unusual versions of the songs we all love so much.

The Parkway 1991 – Alan’s mastertape

Interestingly, Alan’s treasure is the second earliest audience recording of a Cranberries performance known to this day; the very first one being the The Town and Country Club bootleg recorded in London on August 31, 1991.

The recording is shared as “raw files” and was not edited to improve sound at any time.
Here’s the recording process: Mastertape => JVC CA-E33L equalizer at zero => Sony PCM-D50 => WAV file 48kHz 16bit => Youtube

The Cranberries at The Parkway

Setlist :
01. Them
02. Nothing Left At All
03. How
04. Atosa
05. Serious
06. Put Me Down
07. Pathetic Senses
08. Reason
09. Uncertain
10. Linger
11. I Still Do
12. Liar
13. Same Old Story
14. Dreams
15. A Fast One
16. Atosa

One may note that the band played Atosa (known as Iosa – their one and only track written in Irish) twice on this show as, during the encore, crowd asked for more shouting “arís, arís, arís” (again in Irish), Dolores thus re-entered stage saying “Since ye said Aris we are going to play the Irish one again”.

A damn lucky crowd for sure, but thanks to Alan, today, we too can feel like we were part of the audience 🙂

Old treasures to surface thanks to 90s Limerick fan Alan Martin

February 18, 2018  |  15 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Hey everyone,
As some of our team members were travelling to Limerick this week to pay respect at Caherelly graveyard, a month after this still terribly painful loss, we were invited by a 1990s Limerick fan to discover his very unique collection of rarely seen press clippings, videos, concert recordings and other memorabilia dating from the band’s early days.

Alan is willing to share these treasures with the worldwide community, with our help. Therefore, we took pictures of approx 300 old articles, local newspapers, reviews, flyers, posters and magazine ads of early gigs that were performed by the band as they were still called The Cranberry Saw Us or The Cranberry’s. Some of these pictures are photos that none of us have ever seen before.

A small glimpse of Alan’s collection:


We have also digitalized two recordings that he made himself from an October 3rd 1991 concert that the band played at The Parkway in Limerick as well as another one from April 15th 1993 at The 2 Mile Inn still in Limerick. Our goal is to make them available online in the upcoming days/weeks for everyone to enjoy. These bootlegs feature precious rarities such as “Iosa”, “Serious” and an alternative lyrics version of “Zombie”.

The Parkway 1991 mastertape

2 Mile Inn 1993 mastertape

As you may imagine, this is going to be a long process for us to sort and upload all this online. We’ll be starting doing so asap but please keep in mind it will likely be a matter of months before the last items can be posted on our website.

Last but not least, to our biggest honor, Alan invited us to watch the full “Uncertain” videoclip that he had recorded on VHS, as well as a rarely seen 1994 Top Of The Pops performance of “Dreams”, and a very exclusive interview of Dolores and Fergal on RTE given on December 19th 1993.
Alan will be working on digitalizing these video recordings in the upcoming weeks/months for everyone’s pleasure.

Full “Uncertain” video – 2:44

Please bear with all of us, as this is all worth the wait.

As for you, dear Alan, we’ll forever be grateful for your contacting us and sharing these special masterpieces with the fan community. You’re very special to be willing to share such a rare and personal, private collection with all of us and on behalf of the entire fan community, we wish to express our deepest appreciation for your generosity.

Somewhere in between here and heaven: CW’s Remembrance

February 12, 2018  |  15 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Dear fans,
Since January 15, we have continued to research, report, and share news and reactions as the world experiences the disbelief and grief surrounding the tragic death of the woman who meant so much to us all. As we have pursued this behind the scenes work here at Cranberries World, we have done so with broken hearts and an indescribable sorrow. It is in that same sorrow now, that we would like to take a moment to share a message from our team.

Cranberries World has become an international community of individuals who represent all ages, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences; and our team is comprised in that same kind of diversity. Like all of us here, what we share, within our team, is our admiration, appreciation, respect and love for the music, people, memories, and gifts that came into our lives through Dolores O’ Riordan and an unmatched talent that extended beyond her remarkable voice.

The loss of Dolores has devastated our lives more than words can ever express. As each new day comes and goes, we are tormented by the reality that a day has existed without her presence in this world. Our hearts ache at the memories that come into our minds when we see or remember an old photo. Our worlds shatter as we recall experiences at concerts or conversations that some of us were fortunate enough to have shared with her over the last several decades. Then, of course, there is her music. The sharing of her creativity, talent and beautiful voice is how she introduced us into her world.

Through her art, she expressed so many aspects of life. We appreciate that creating through songwriting is often a painful process, yet she worked through any such pain so that she could not only express herself in ways that she believed in, but also in ways that she hoped that we could relate. And relate, we did, as she connected with us through her music, performances, words and personality. She wrote of emotions that ranged from the philosophical to the lighthearted, and delivered her words in beautiful melodies that she crafted with a special type of artistic talent that the world rarely sees.

We understand that the music will indeed be the legacy that she leaves behind. However, we also acknowledge that in addition to losing an incredibly gifted musician, the world has also lost a beautiful soul. We, as fans, had the benefit of experiencing, firsthand, her generosity and kindness. Fans were regularly treated to her attention, authenticity, and affectionate, loving spirit.
She worked hard to give, and made the connections with her audience through her music strong and sincere. Her success, in that regard, will continue to be a driving force in our lives. This, too, is another aspect of her legacy.

Today, as we approach a month since her passing, we remain grief-stricken and shattered.
Words may still be hard to find, and pain unlikely to ease any time soon, but our deepest thoughts continue to go out to her family, children, relatives, as well as to her band mates.
With broken hearts of our own, we extend our sympathies to everyone who visits with us and want to let you know that we are grateful for your support as we all mourn, together.

We do recognise that Dolores left us with an incredible amount of treasures. From the music to the memories, we have all been forever changed by having had Dolores in our lives.
She had given us hope, and was considered by many of us a guiding light.
While we know that everything has changed now that she is no longer with us, we will do our best in continuing the work of Cranberries World, which we hope will honor her life and career, while pursuing to support Noel, Mike, and Fergal, whom we admire and respect greatly.

We appreciate the community that drives Cranberries World and would like to thank every of you for your participation in building this “Crancyclopedia” of ours, that will keep the memories alive.
For Dolores will forever live in our hearts.

The CW Team

Dolores O’ Riordan reposal at Cross Funeral Home, Ballyneety

January 23, 2018  |  8 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Day 2…

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Hundreds of people arrived at Cross’s Funeral Home, Ballyneety, near the star’s Ballybricken home, to pay their respects to the Cranberries lead singer.

The three remaining members of The Cranberries – Mike and Noel Hogan, and Fergal Lawlor – joined O’Riordan’s mother, Eileen, and her five brothers and sister at the funeral home.

The singer’s partner, Ole Koretsky, who also played with O’Riordan in the alt-rock band D.A.R.K., was present.

The singer was laid out in an open coffin with rosary beads around her hands, next to photographs of her meeting the late Pope John Paul II and of her performing with her bandmates.

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Family and close friends of Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan accompanied her to her home town church in Co Limerick on Monday night ahead of her funeral.

Candles lit the streets as her coffin was brought to the Church of Saint Ailbe in Ballybricken.

Two hearses, one carrying her coffin and another carrying floral tributes, arrived at the church shortly before 9.30pm.

Among the many wreaths was one from Irish pop group The Corrs.

Earlier, hundreds of people had gathered outside Cross’s Funeral Home in Ballyneety where her remains were in repose.

Irish President Michael D Higgins paid his sympathies to the singer’s family and signed a book of condolence.

The coffin of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is taken into Saint Ailbe’s Church, Ballybricken, ahead of her funeral on Tuesday.

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After signing one of four books of condolences outside the village funeral home, President Higgins spent fifteen minutes inside privately talking to O’Riordan’s loved ones.

Afterwards, paying tribute to the adored songbird, he said: “I think it’s very important to pay tribute to the contribution Dolores made, and I also wanted to meet her mother Eileen and her fabulous huge family of nephews and nieces who were very important to her.”

“It’s so profoundly sad that someone so young is taken from us, but it’s equally important also to pay tribute to (her) work and music. It is also to the incredible credit of all those who have appreciated the music and the songs and the performances and the band, that they have come out in such numbers to make their tribute. It’s so appropriate and it is generous, and I hope that her family will get all the support hey need.”

“Limerick is very very proud of (her). As her teachers have been saying, she was a star that shun bright from the very beginning, and I wish her peace. Our sympathies go out to her mother Eileen and her family.”

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Dolores O’ Riordan public reposal at Saint Joseph’s Church

January 22, 2018  |  9 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

We’re lacking words to describe what we wish we had never seen.
Here’s a few articles describing the first day of mourning :

Thousands of people attended the public reposing of rockstar Dolores O’Riordan in her native Limerick on Sunday

The singer – holding a pair of pearl rosary beads – lay in an open coffin inside St Joseph’s Church in the city. […]
In a tribute normally reserved for Presidents, Popes, and heads of State, O’Riordan’s remains lay in an open coffin in a four-hour public reposing at St Joseph’s Church, in the Treaty City.

O’Riordan’s mother Eileen and her six siblings accompanied her dark wooden coffin into St Joseph’s Church, which was decorated with white roses, photographs of the deeply religious star performing on stage, and of her two separate meetings with the late Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

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Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy said: “It was very moving to be here, to see the generosity of Dolores’ mother Eileen and other family members, not alone in providing this opportunity ahead of the funeral for the public to pay their respects, but for being there also.”

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 Bishop Leahy said: “In blessing the remains of Dolores O’Riordan here in St. Joseph’s Church in Limerick today, I am conscious that, while millions across the world have been shocked by the sad news of her death, today is Limerick’s public moment to bid farewell.

“We come to offer a heartfelt greeting to a deeply loved and cherished daughter of Limerick, a talented representative of the potential of Limerick people and a convinced advocate of living life in truth, love and peace.

“As we file pass her coffin, let’s remember God’s love and mercy and pray for her, her family and those she loved and helped in life.

“Dolores appreciated the value of spirituality in our lives. She made her First Communion in this church and was confirmed here. She attended the nearby An Mhodh Scoil (Model School) and Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ school. Her spiritual journey continued in many parts of our world, and yet Dolores remained anchored in Limerick. We can be grateful to Dolores’ family for choosing this beautiful church as a venue for her lying in repose.

“Today as the Limerick people she greatly loved come to pay their respects, let us pray for Dolores: ‘May the angels lead you into paradise; and take you to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem, where there will be no more tears, no more death or pain, for the time of heavenly singing has come’.”

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Some of the singer’s greatest hits played out in the church while mourners, stood in silence and remembered her in their own personal way.

Others, who were inconsolable in their grief, wept and hugged one another

A floral tribute left next to the singer’s coffin, from her Cranberries bandmates – brothers Noel and Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawlor – read: “The song has ended, but the memories linger on.”

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Her voice filled the building, her band’s songs softly playing in the background throughout the service, as a floral tribute beside the open coffin read: “The song has ended, but the memories linger on.” Along the walls, photos of O’Riordan were placed, including one of the singer posing with the Pope. Four books of condolence were also open for mourners to sign.

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LAID out in an open casket with the motif of Our Lady at the Foot of the Cross carved into the oak at either end, a set of pearl rosary beads are threaded through the fingers of iconic rock star Dolores O’Riordan as she lies in repose at St Joseph’s Church in Limerick city this Sunday.

The body of the 46-year-old mother-of-three arrived in a hearse at the church on O’Connell Avenue at 12.10 under grey clouds.

“It’s very sad. The coffin is open – I’m not sure if people were expecting that and she looks so tiny – very peaceful, at rest,” comments Sheila Deegan, ‎Arts and Culture Officer, ‎Limerick City and County Council, on the steps of the church.

Undertakers from Cross’s Funeral Home stand vigil around red ropes which keep mourners a respectful distance from the remains of the global superstar who hailed from the small townland of Ballybricken.

Even death can’t dim the superstar quality of Dolores. A black glittery top peeps out from behind the frills of the casket’s shroud. Dark eyeshadow matches her raven hair. In front of the altar mourners bow their heads. Some say a prayer, some beat their breast, many a tear is shed.

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Her coffin was carried inside accompanied by her mother and family members.

Friends and relatives carried white roses as they entered the Church.

At 1pm her mother Eileen and her six siblings left the church after spending an hour with mourners.

Mourners said silent prayers in front of the open coffin, with many shedding tears as they said their goodbyes. Others visibly broke down as the left the church.

Mourners from all over the world also gathered to pay their respects.

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9pm RTE News shows the band carrying the coffin outside the Church, greeted with applause.

The coffin of Dolores O’Riordan, singer with the Cranberries is carried from St. Joseph’s Church after a public reposal in Limerick, Ireland January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

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Post-mortem results are due for release tomorrow, Fentanyl poisoning suspected

January 17, 2018  |  16 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan

This morning, announced that post-mortem results are due for release tomorrow.

Let’s note note however that website Santa Monica Observer announced that a source in the London Police Department said Dolores O’ Riordan died of Fentanyl poisoning:

Lead Singer of the Cranberries Dolores O’Riordan died of Fentanyl poisoning Monday, said a source in the London Police Department. Authorities found counterfeit fentanyl near the 46 years old rocker’s bed. The source added that an official cause of death will probably have to wait for a toxicology report. He added that suicide and a deliberate overdose are suspected.

The Mirror reported that Dolores’ body was discovered in the bathroom of her suite by the cleaners. She was staying at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

The Cranberries explain into more details why Dolores’ back issues do not allow her to perform

June 19, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Since the band had to cancel the remaining European shows due to take place this summer, many fans have commented their social media, whether to support the band and send good vibes to Dolores or to express their disappointment.

Concerned by these comments, the band just posted a message a moment ago on their socials to explain into more deep why Dolores’ back problems do not allow her to perform on stage.

Indeed, it appears that the pain does impact her singing which increases the problem.
We strongly encourage everyone to read their below post, which is very clear and will be much appreciated by those who were seeking for an explanation.

Again, we’d like to underline that Dolores health is paramount, as the band already explained earlier, and wish her to get well soon with fond thoughts.

All The Cranberries European shows between May 20th and August 30th are cancelled (2 UPDATES)

June 16, 2017  |  Comments Off on All The Cranberries European shows between May 20th and August 30th are cancelled (2 UPDATES)  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

BREAKING NEWS: Following Wednesday announcement by French Promoter -GDP- that the May/June shows will in fact NOT be rescheduled, the Swiss promoter -Opus One- just emailed customers who had bought tickets for the show in Genève to let them know that “all dates due to take place between May 20th and August 30th are cancelled“. Here below a screen capture of their email in French:

Opus One then quotes the band as did earlier:

“We have really been thrilled to be back on the road and sharing our music with everyone and it’s with a heavy heart that we have had to pull these shows. Dolores is making good progress though we understandably do not want to jeopardise a full recovery. “

We can’t help but being saddened by the news, but as the band mentioned late May, Dolores health is paramount. Let’s note the band has not made any official statement yet regarding the situation.

Source: Opus One

UPDATE 7:00pm (UTC):
A fan sent an email through the official website a moment ago to be confirmed the announcement from Swiss concert promoter and was told pretty much the opposite as: “all shows are still going ahead apart from those that were cancelled a couple of weeks ago“.
Here’s a screen capture of his email below:

Whatever is going on, one can really question communication between management and promoters here…
Could the webmaster of the band’s official website possibly not be aware of these cancellations?
And could a local promoter make such an announcement up?
The situation is quite confusing…

We strongly advise fans to wait for official announcement from the band’s official website and socials. Also, if ever you receive an email from a promoter/ticket retailer we could have missed, please feel free to let us know so that we can keep everyone updated.

Source: F Andrew Matus

UPDATE June 17, 9:00pm (UTC):
The band just released an official statement on their Facebook page to confirm full cancellation of the European shows due to take place between May 22nd to August 30th. Let’s note that the US tour starting on September 11th will go ahead as planned.


***** The Cranberries – Statement *****

Most regrettably, Dolores O’Riordan has been instructed by her doctors to not resume touring as planned to help facilitate a full recovery to an ongoing back problem that she is currently receiving treatment for.

The Cranberries commented “It is with a heavy heart that we have had to pull these shows. Dolores is making good progress however we understandably don’t want to jeopardise a full recovery. We have really been thrilled to be back on the road and sharing our music with everyone, and so look forward to seeing everyone as soon as possible”.

All the band’s shows from 30th May to 30th August have been cancelled.
Where The Cranberries were playing a headline show, this event will now not take place and ticket holders should seek refund at point of purchase. These are marked with a (*) on the list below. The Festival Appearances that the band were due to undertake have also been cancelled, these events will go ahead without The Cranberries present.

30 May – Le Vinci, Tours FRANCE (*)
31 May – Amphitheatre de la Cite International, Lyon FRANCE (*)
2 June – Cite des Congres de Nantes, Nantes FRANCE (*)
4 June – Auditori Forum, Barcelona SPAIN (*)
5 June – Barclaycard Centre – The Ring, Madrid SPAIN (*)
7 June – Le Silo, Marseille FRANCE (*)
9 June – Palais des Congres, Salle Erasme Strasbourg FRANCE (*)
10 June – Theatre Du Leman, Geneve SWITZERLAND (*)
12 June – Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milano ITALY (*)
16 June – Rai Theatre, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (*)
23 June – Anfiteatro Camerini, Piazzola sul Brenta ITALY (*)
24 June – Firenze Rocks (Arena Visarno), Florence ITALY
26 June – Auditorium Cavea, Rome ITALY (*)
27 June – Arena della Regina, Cattolica, ITALY (*)
29 July – Trollrock, Beitostølen NORWAY
3 August – Expofacic Festival, Cantanhede PORTUGAL
5 August – Starlite, Marbella SPAIN (*)
7 August – Cambrils Festival, Cambrils SPAIN
8 August – Summer Sporting Festival, Monte Carlo MONACO (*)
11 August – Fete du Bruit, Landernau FRANCE
13 August – Theatre Antique, Orange FRANCE (*)

The previously cancelled UK dates in May will also not be rescheduled; ticket holders should seek refund at point of purchase.

22 May – Colston Hall, Bristol UK
24 May – Sage, Gateshead UK
25 May – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow UK
27 May – Barbican, York UK
28 May – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester UK

The North American tour dates starting 11 September will go ahead as planned.

Second European promoter to confirm full cancelation of the acoustic European shows

June 16, 2017  |  Comments Off on Second European promoter to confirm full cancelation of the acoustic European shows  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

For those who have missed our post on Wednesday, French fans who had bought tickets for the shows in May and June that were to be postponed in the upcoming months received an email two days ago from French promoter -GDP- to inform them these shows “could not be rescheduled in the end

UK, Spanish, Italian, Swiss, and Dutch promoters had not given any news on their side yet, though just sent customers who were owning tickets for the show due to take place tonight at RAI the below email (screen captured):

None of our team members at Cranberries World can speak Dutch language though here’s an approximate translation made through Google:

We hereby inform you that the The Cranberries concert has been definitively canceled. As you may know, this even was already rescheduled once to a different venue before it got postponed indefinitely due to singer Dolores O’Riordan’s health issues.

Unfortunately, today, Dolores health does not allow her to be back on stage to perform (CW note: we’re not quite sure of the translation here). She needs time to recover from a back injury, and going back on tour prematurely could bring back the medical issues. Therefore, we can not guarantee to reschedule the concert in the short term and thus do not have any other choice but to cancel the show.

Below you can read the statement of the band:
“We have really been thrilled to be back on the road and sharing our music with everyone and it’s with a heavy heart that we have had to pull these shows. Dolores is making good progress though we understandably do not want to jeopardise a full recovery. “

We understand that you were looking forward to a nice performance, and we’re really annoyed to bring this news. We apologize for any inconvenience.

How can you get your money back?
You do not have to do anything. We will automatically refund the amount to the bill or credit card used to pay for the tickets. Within 14 days, the money will be credited by the credit card company. You can only expect a refund if you have purchased the tickets through Ticketmaster.

This new pieces of information are quite worrying and may imply that some more dates could be cancelled in the upcoming days. Indeed, the band is expected to play four electric shows in Italy next week to start their European summer festivals tour. It now looks very unlikely that these shows will take place.

We’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more on Dolores’ current state and if the situation is to impact -or not- the other European dates starting on July 29th in Norway up to August 13th in Orange, France.

Again, the CW team wishes Dolores a speedy recovery.

Bad news re European acoustic shows that were to be rescheduled

June 14, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

It seems that things do not look good for European fans who are awaiting for the 15 cancelled shows to be rescheduled.

Indeed, on May 24th, the band stated that they were working hard with local promoters to reschedule these shows.

This message was then quoted by the different promoters such as Opus One in Switzerland, who emailed customers to inform them that the rescheduled date would be announced “mid June”.

Later on, Spanish promoter – Doctor Music – posted on their Facebook page that both Spanish shows would take place and that the rescheduled dates would be known during the second week of June – which did not happen.

Today brings a much more worrying news as French promoter – GDP – emailed customers to explain that none of the French shows would be rescheduled in the end, as opposed to what they had stated on May 24th. Below the screen capture of the email in French:

Here’s our translation:

Dear customers,
Following our email dated Wednesday May 24th, we regret to inform you that, unfortunately, the concerts of The Cranberries that were due to take place in May and June could not be rescheduled. The below concerts are thus cancelled:

30 may: Tours – Le Vinci
31 may: Lyon – Amphithéâtre – Cité internationale
2 june: Nantes – Cité des Congrès
7 june: Marseille – Le Silo
9 june: Strasbourg – Palais des Congrès – Salle Erasme

Fans are invited to ask for a refund as per info below:

– Will-call tickets or e-tickets: Please send us your order number by e-mail and confirm that we can make the refund on the credit card used for the payment. If you changed your credit card, please send us your new 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 09/09/2017
(no refunds after this date)

Thank you very much, kind regards

It would not be surprising if UK, Spanish, Italian, Swiss and Dutch promoters were to announce the same in the upcoming days.

We can’t help but hope this is not due to Dolores health but a schedule conflict, as this would imply that her medical issues have gotten worse.

Time will tell if the band will perform or not at the four Italian shows due to take place next week. As a reminder, Dolores doctors have advised her on May 22nd “to immediately cease work for the next 4 weeks” so one may imagine that Dolores is to meet her doctors again in the upcoming days to decide whether she can go back on tour or not.

Rescheduled European tour dates to be announced next week?

June 2, 2017  |  Comments Off on Rescheduled European tour dates to be announced next week?  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

As announced on May 24th, The Cranberries were forced to cancel 15 dates of their European semi acoustic tour with String Quartet due to take place in May & June as Dolores had “been instructed by her doctors to immediately cease work for the next 4 weeks for medical reasons associated with a back problem.

The band immediately explained that her health being paramount, they would work hard to try and reschedule these shows and advised fans to “hold on to [their] ticket until [they] can update further“.

While some promoters have already processed to refund the customers with no more delay, hope comes back today as the Spanish promoter – Doctor Music – just announced that the rescheduled dates would be known next week!
Let’s note Doctor Music is refunding everyone at the moment, stating that tickets bought for June 4th and 5th won’t remain valid, which means that fans will be invited to buy some brand new tickets for the rescheduled shows later on.

Here’s their statement below:

Earlier this week, fans who had bought their ticket for the concert in Genève, Switzerland had also received an email from the local ticket retailer to explain the new date would be announced “mid June”.

We’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more.
In the meantime, we wish Dolores a prompt recovery.

BREAKING: The Cranberries upcoming European acoustic shows postponed

May 24, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Following the cancelation of the Bristol and Gateshead shows, the band just announced a minute ago on Facebook that all the upcoming concerts due to take place in May and up to June 16th would not go ahead:

BREAKING: Second UK show cancelled in Gateshead tonight

May 24, 2017  |  Comments Off on BREAKING: Second UK show cancelled in Gateshead tonight  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Following the cancellation of Bristol’s concert at Colston Hall this Monday, the Sage just announced on their socials that tonight’s show in Gateshead (Newcastle) would be postponed too “due to illness” :

As a reminder, here’s the complete announcement from Colston Hall in which they explain that “Doctors have ordered lead vocalist Dolores O’Riordan to take ”immediate rest” leaving the band with no option but to postpone this show while she gets further medical opinion and advice on treatment options.

EDIT : The band just confirmed the cancellation on the below Facebook statement :

We strongly advise all the fans who are travelling to keep checking the band’s official page as well as venues websites for some more news.

Recap Amsterdam / Lille / Paris #3

May 15, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Following Bruxelles concert, last week was affected by a cancellation in Amsterdam: the show that was due to take place at Koninklijk Theater had to be postponed in the afternoon after Dolores was diagnosed as ill with a heavy cold and related symptoms. The show will be rescheduled on June 16th at RAI theater.
Let’s note some fans got to meet Dolores on that day at the venue, as you can see on the below video in which she explains she’s got a virus:

It seems the cancellation was a wise decision as it turned out Dolores was able to come back on stage on Friday 12th in Lille. As often, the audience in Northern France did not disappoint and was, as expected, one of the loudest on the tour so far, enhancing the show and leading Dolores to speak a lot in French in between songs as she used to in the old days, letting the audience know “vous êtes le mieux” (you are the best) several times. She used the occasion to thank the crowd for their singalong and explain she had a “croaky voice” because she was sick, though she nonetheless managed to deliver an impressive performance, especially on the three new acoustic songs, with alternative lyrics on Why.

Same for the following crowded Paris show that took place on Saturday 13th, where the audience however got to hear a regular version of Why. One may note that the violinists were the same as on the first Paris play. Taking the situation into account, no surprise, the setlist remained unchanged for both these shows, though we may witness some changes once Dolores will be feeling better on the tour.
Like all shows so far on this “acoustic tour”, these two were sold out.

Here’s a cool pic of Dolores arriving at the Olympia in Paris in the afternoon (thanks to Danny and JeJe):

Below, our usual vids taken during the shows, please note that people in the stalls were not allowed to film AT ALL in Lille – and security guys took it very seriously – which explains why we don’t have any vid of The Cranberries on that date. However security was taking it easier during the D.A.R.K. Live PA performance so you can watch one of their songs below:

LILLE – D.A.R.K. Live PA – MONEY(?)


(Not our video)



Recap on Esch-sur-Alzette + Bruxelles shows

May 9, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Our team is back to sum up these two gigs we attended!
Luxembourg saw the same 19 tracks setlist as in Paris #2, whereas Belgium was lucky enough to be added a 20th song: Loud And Clear!


01. Analyse
02. Animal Instinct
03. Linger
04. Just My Imagination
05. Ode To My Family
06. Wanted
07. When You’re Gone
08. Free To Decide
09. I Can’t Be With You
10. Conduct
11. Desperate Andy
12. Salvation
13. Ridiculous Thoughts
14. Zombie

15. Why?
16. The Glory
17. Rupture

18. You And Me
19. Dreams


01. Analyse
02. Animal Instinct
03. Linger
04. Just My Imagination
05. Ode To My Family
06. Wanted
07. When You’re Gone
08. Free To Decide
09. Loud And Clear

10. I Can’t Be With You
11. Conduct
12. Desperate Andy
13. Salvation
14. Ridiculous Thoughts
15. Zombie

16. Why?
17. The Glory
18. Rupture

19. You And Me
20. Dreams 

In terms of sound, both concerts appeared to have a much better sound than the Olympia shows, with a brilliant rendition of the chords! One may note that only one violonist is touring with the band, the 3 other members of the quartet are local instrumentalists who Dolores thanks every night and asks the crowd to applaud, though those in Belgium were privileged to be introduced in details by Dolores who gave their names.

Now in terms of emotion, it seemed to us that the lack of enthousiasm coming from the (huge) audience in Luxembourg -that was very calm- did not trigger a very dynamic set, as opposed to the overwhelming concert in Bruxelles where Dolores got more talkative than on the beginning of this tour, letting the crowd know that she had a lovely walk in a park in the afternoon, and dancing Irish steps as she used to on Liar back in the good ol’days etc…

Last, Dolores sang the -beautiful- “alternavie lyrics” of Why in Luxembourg but rendered the regular album version in Bruxelles, that was unusually played a little fast on that night 😉

Fans may also be interested in knowing that, in Bruxelles, for the first time of the tour, some signed vinyls were sold at the merch and actually sold out by the end of the show.

As for the D.A.R.K. live PA set featuring Olé Koretsky and DJ Wool, the setlist has not been identified yet as some song titles are still unknown and the boys do not have any setlist on stage for fans to grab. Maybe Olé will let fans know soon… 😉
Here’s a preview of the setlist with the tracks we can recognize (in running order):

Animal (? unidentified D.A.R.K. song feat. Dolores vocals)
Watch Out
Miles Away
China Girl (David Bowie cover)
Money (?)
Heartbreaker (?)

And for those who are still hoping for a featuring of Dolores on the D.A.R.K. set, it has not happened yet… but who knows what will happen next?


RTL Radio:

Tom Maggio:


Deadly Sexy Carl:




Roisin McDonnell:

More great pics on these links below:
Carlo Verfaille
Charlotte Ferrara
Valerie De Pever
Fabio Sciamannini
AVD Photography (shared by doloresoriordanspain on Facebook)

Here are our videos of both The Cranberries and D.A.R.K. Live PA sets (1 song each per show), which are available on the CW Youtube page, as usual:







The Hot Press Magazine archives free to view for Xmas

December 27, 2015  |  Comments Off on The Hot Press Magazine archives free to view for Xmas  |  by Webmaster  |  Other News

For one week only, the Hot Press archive of the famous Irish music magazine is completely free to view. Something like 25 years of articles about The Cranberries to read !!
News, Exclusive interviews, Album reviews, Concert reviews and more… a real treasure.
Thank you Hot Press, The Cranberries fans do love you.

More details by clicking here.


Source: Hot Press

Happy Birthday Noel (UPDATED DEC.27)

December 25, 2015  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday Noel (UPDATED DEC.27)  |  by Webmaster  |  Noel Hogan

Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan, 44 years old today.
His wife Catherine just Instagrammed a photo of « The Birthday Boy » taken today while driving his car. Great one !

2015.12.25 44yo catherine20insta

Source: catherine20


A few hours later Noel replied both on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook: Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Have a great New Year.
Twitter: Happy holidays all, thank you for the birthday wishes. Have a great day.

Sources: Noel Hogan FB, Noel Hogan Twitter

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