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 Academie.

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

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.

Source: Star Académie

‘Live in Paris 2010’ re-released on iTunes

February 8, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

The audio recording of the Zénith show (Paris) taped in March 2010 was re-released worldwide today on iTunes.

The digital album includes live versions of 18 Cranberries past hits and of 3 solo songs from O’Riordan. This show was first made available as 3-CD set through Concert Live after the Paris show, then on the EMI label.

Source: iTunes

“Stop Me” on the Canadian iTunes deluxe edition

February 8, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Bonus track “Stop Me” will be included on the Canadian iTunes deluxe edition, which will be released on February 28.

The track was first recorded for O’Riordan’s No Baggage album, but was not used on the record or as bonus material. The Cranberries recorded it again in Toronto last year.

O’Riordan in studio during the No Baggage sessions (2009) 

Since a short preview of “Stop Me” was put online during the recording sessions of No Baggage, the up-beat song became a fan favorite.

Source: iTunes Canada

Thanks to Philippe.

Dolores on RTÉ Radio

January 15, 2012  |  Comments Off on Dolores on RTÉ Radio  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Dolores O’Riordan chatted with RTÉ 2fm host Ryan Tubridy last Friday.  

The Cranberries singer talked about the new single, “Tomorrow”, her kids, living Canada, and the recent death of her father.

She also spoke about touring in the USA and South America eventually.

You can download the podcast here.

Source: RTÉ

Thanks to Cassie from the cranberries.me community for the info.

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

January 6, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  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.

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“.

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.

Sources: lifenews.com, southdakotathemovie.com

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

December 8, 2011  |  Comments Off on KBCO offers “Ordinary Day” and “Dreams” to fans  |  by Luc  |  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.

Listen to the two songs here.

Source: KBCO.com

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

Rare 2007 acoustic show by O’Riordan hits the Web

November 3, 2011  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Charlottesville-based radio station The Corner (WCNR, 106.1) uploaded on its website today a pretty interesting acoustic show Dolores O’Riordan performed on December 3, 2007, making this a rare chance to hear some of the Cranberries classics and O’Riordan solo material in an unplugged style.

This eleven-track performance, recorded at the Gravity Lounge during a free Holiday benefit show, is one of the most generous of her 2007 American promo tour. That night, O’Riordan not only gave the crowd up-tempo acoustic versions of “Free to Decide” and “Dreams” – rarely played that way –, but also three tracks from her first solo album Are You Listening?. To this date, it is the highest attendance in the history of the venue.

Even though she was struggling with a bad cold, O’Riordan did not miss an occasion to chat with the crowd, talking about her kids, Christmas and the 90’s, laughing at herself for not being able to do math in her head and for not remembering in which year “Free to Decide” was released (she initially said 1993!), and joking about Steve DiMarchi looking for a wife.

A big THANKS to Brad Savage from 106.1 FM The Corner for answering to this request from The Cranberries Press. You can listen to the show in a streaming format and download the mp3 file at The Corner Lounge Listening Room.

Track list
1. Linger
2. Ode to My Family
3. Ordinary Day
4. Animal Instinct
5. Zombie
6. Free to Decide
7. When You’re Gone
8. Loser
9. When We Were Young
10. Shattered
11. Dreams

How much do we love these acoustic sets, uh?

Source: 1061thecorner.com

Where to watch The Pope performance?

December 23, 2001  |  Comments Off on Where to watch The Pope performance?  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  Dolores O' Riordan

If you’re like us freaks here at Zombieguide, you’re pulling your hair out trying to figure out where exactly on TV, etc, you can watch the IX Concerto di Vaticano in Natale, where Dolores performed four songs for Pope John Paul II. Unfortunately, it seems that North American viewers (along with much of the rest of the world) has been largely excluded from its broadcast, despite, according to the BBC, that it will be broadcasted to over 200 million people.

All of the media outlets that we know of to be carrying the concert are based in Europe. Here are the ones that will be airing the concert, all on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day:

Television:
Tara Digital (UK)
TVE La 2 (Spain)
Gran Vía (Spain)
Canale5 (Italy)
KTO (France) (Thanks to Dan)

Radio:
RTL 102.5 (Italy)

If you know of any television, satellite, or radio station that will be broadcasting the Christmas Concert at the Vatican (especially in North America!), please email us.

Partial Source: Cranberries of Prat

Dolores meets Pope John Paul II – photos

December 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores meets Pope John Paul II – photos  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  Dolores O' Riordan

The Associated Press has begun circulating more incredible photos from Dolores O’Riordan’s performance for Pope John Paul II last Saturday. One of the pictures, seen below, is a powerful one of Dolores’s hand reaching out to the Pope’s, taken from the press conference last Friday (December 14th). Also seen are another performance photo, as well as a shot of the 67-piece orchestra that played on the Pope Paul VI Hall.

Source: AP

Pope performance: First images, new info

December 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on Pope performance: First images, new info  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  Dolores O' Riordan

The Italian news agency Ansa has posted two photos from Dolores’s performance for Pope John Paul II on Saturday evening.

Also, we have some more details from Friday’s press conference. Apparently, Dolores got the chance to meet the Pope for the engagement prior to the press conference, and that she was “deeply moved” to have met him.

Thanks to Francesca for the info.

Source: Ansa

Dolores performs 4 at Vatican

December 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores performs 4 at Vatican  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  Dolores O' Riordan

The Cranberries Official Website has updated with some brief news of Dolores’s performance at the Vatican.

Dolores in fact performed four songs for Pope John Paul II, two in addition to the two she was scheduled to play. They were, namely:

1. Analyse
2. Panis Angelicus
3. Little Drummer Boy
4. Silent Night

The four songs were played with a 67-piece orchestra that accompanied all of the artists performing, which included Terence Trent D’Arby, Westlife and Russell Watson among many others. It is uncertain if all four songs will be broadcasted during the Chirstmas Eve worldwide broadcast.

The Cranberries Official Website has also updated with a few more European tour dates for next spring, spanning Germany, Norway, France, and other countries.

Source: The Cranberries Official Website

Dolores performs for The Pope!

December 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores performs for The Pope!  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  Dolores O' Riordan

As planned, The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan performed solo last night for Pope John Paul II last night in the Vatican as part of the annual Vatican Christmas concert, which is now in its 19th installment. The show is part of a charity to build new churches around Rome. The concert was filmed, and, according to the BBC, will be broadcasted to well over 200 million people around the world. Dolores was slated to play two songs, “Analyse” and “Panis Angelicus”.

Irish popstars Westlife were added to the billing at the last minute, and met the Pope in a private audience with him. A press conference was held on Friday, which Dolores attended in a lovely violet dress. She told the press that she was honored to have been invited to the prestigious performance. You can click here to watch a video of the press conference, but Dolores does not make an appearance in the video.

“They asked for Dolores personally, they wanted her to appear on her own. The invitation was accepted,” said Dolores’s husband, Don Burton, prior to the press conference.

In addition to the broadcast on the Italian channel Canal 5, the show will also be on the Italian radio station RTL 102.5, and on TV on Tara Digital in the UK (Christmas Day). The concert will also be on several other channels throughout the globe.

We should have much more news about the concert soon, so check back, and be sure to check your local listings for the broadcast around December 24th.

Sources: BBC, KW Musica, Irish Examiner

The Cranberries Press