DOLORES SUPPORT CAMPAIGN: 1 DAY TO GO…

December 13, 2013  |  Comments Off on DOLORES SUPPORT CAMPAIGN: 1 DAY TO GO…  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear all,
Thank you so much for your contributions, we managed to gather 42% of the required amount to pay for the advert, which was really of help for us.
It seems Fundrazr allows us to keep the campaign alive for a little while, so those who want to take part in the fundraising effort can still donate money for a few days!

As for the messages, we’ll keep on posting those we receive until Saturday – 11:59 PM (GMT) so feel free to send yours to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com along with your name/username and country.
If you don’t get any confirmation from us to tell your message will be posted, please do send your email again as we do answer everyone!

We’re very happy so many countries are represented, people from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA sent their support messages to Dolores.

This really is heartwarming!
Well done, guys!

SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: THIS IS HAPPENING!

December 9, 2013  |  Comments Off on SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: THIS IS HAPPENING!  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear ‘berries fans,
We’re very pleased to tell you that the advert WILL be published in the LIFE magazine this Sunday. The CW Team paid the required amount to make it happen.
Those who are willing to support our effort still have 3 days to help us by giving money on Fundrazr.

What matters most, now, is to gather as many messages as possible to encourage Dolores.
Send your support messages to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com, don’t forget to include your name or username and country. They will then be published at this address:
http://cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores.

We’re giving you until SATURDAY 14TH, 11:59 PM (GMT) to send your messages!
It’s time to give back, peeps!

“Life” front cover

SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: TIME IS TICKING OUT

December 6, 2013  |  Comments Off on SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: TIME IS TICKING OUT  |  by Camille  |  Other News

TIME IS TICKING OUT, GUYS!

It’s time to encourage Dolores, we’ve got 1 WEEK LEFT to act.

Send your support messages to supportdolores (at) cranberriesworld.com and tell her how important she is to you. Even a few words can be significant and will be much appreciated.
For those who are struggling with English, you can still write messages in your own language (they won’t be translated though), your contribution will still be important.

You can also contribute by giving money via Fundrazr if you want to help us buying the advert.
Let us recall you that you’re very welcome to send a message to Dolores even if you’re not contributing to the fund-raising effort!

Remember, this is your one and only opportunity to answer her call in the LIFE magazine and do something for her.
300 of you liked our post about the campaign, we should thus be able to make it all together!

Your idol is reaching out for help.
Are YOU listening to DOLORES?

PS: To all the loyal Italian fans who might be able to  have a talk with her in the upcoming days, please try not to mention it as it’d be better to let her find out by herself, cheers!

In it together 🙂

A GLOBAL FAN CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT DOLORES

November 25, 2013  |  Comments Off on A GLOBAL FAN CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT DOLORES  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear Cranberries fans,

As a community, we are bound by the same passion towards Dolores O’ Riordan because her songs are our inspiration. They have provided the soundtrack to our lives. Through good times and bad they have given us something to hold on to and helped make us stronger people.

Today is the day we have to tell Dolores how much we value this and how important she is to us!

Indeed, many of us were moved by Dolores recent expose in the major Irish newspaper “Sunday Independent” where she gave a very intimate interview with the journalist Barry Egan of that paper’s “LIFE” magazine, revealing she was sexually abused as a child.
Following this publication, numerous fans expressed a desire to show their solidarity, especially as Dolores stated « if I tell my fans that this happened to me and they still love me, that’s going to make me feel good about myself ».
Our idol is reaching out for help. This is therefore the time to tell her that our love is unconditional and will never fade.

To make this happen the Cranberries World team has decided to launch a global support project:

In partnership with the Sunday Independent’s LIFE, we’re going to publish the following half page advert in the magazine on December 15th so as to answer Dolores via the same means she herself used to confess her most intimate secrets. We believe that by acting this way, we will be demonstrating to Dolores how much we love and respect her no matter what has happened in her past.
Please note that we can guarantee Dolores will be provided with a copy of the magazine.

How can you contribute to this project?

First, you can encourage Dolores and express your love by sending your support messages together with your name/username and your country to supportdolores [at] cranberriesworld.com. Collective messages are also welcome. Please don’t be shy, show her that her revelation will in no way affect our respect or feelings towards her.
We will then publish all of your messages on http://cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores in order to show Dolores that fans from all over the world are supporting her.

Secondly, we’re asking help from all of you to finance that advert as we need to raise €2,500 for a half page in “LIFE” magazine (27x14cm). We believe this opportunity is unique, and we can only make it happen if we all contribute. Let’s tell the Irish people and the entire world that The Cranberries fans are passionate and devoted. Let’s show them how strong we are when it comes to supporting the woman who gives us so much. You can donate via the donations platform FundRazr which accepts secure payments with PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and other cards.

 

We’ve got less than 3 weeks to act, deadline for messages and fundraising is December 13th!

Thank you to all those who have supported us thus far and those who plan to support us in the near future. We know your support will be of great encouragement to Dolores and help her move forward with her life.
Thank you as well to photographer Mattia Sarzi Madidini who allowed us to use his wonderful picture of Dolores for the ad.

We’d also like to give a big shout out to Barry Egan and Eoin Healy of The Independent for the confidence and trust they have placed in us so that our ambitious project may see the light of day.

Last but not least, spread the word! Tell your Cranberries mates about our campaign.
Let’s make it huge and important, for us the fans and for Dolores.
Let’s keep the love alive.
Thank you.

Dolores praised for her courage

November 11, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores praised for her courage  |  by Jury  |  Other News

A new article today by the Irish Independent featuring an interview with Ellen O’ Malley-Dunlop (CEO of the Irish Rape Crisis Centre) praising Dolores O’ Riordan for her “tremendous courage” in speaking out about the childhood sexual abuse she suffered. Ms Malley-Dunlop thinks that Dolores’ admission would inspire countless victims to seek help around the country.

I think she’s shown tremendous courage and great generosity in speaking out, because when people like her talk about the terrible trauma inflicted upon them, it encourages others to come forward.

 

It is one of the most horrific crimes in our society and all the things Dolores said – like feeling ashamed, the aftermath of the trauma on her life, the lack of self-worth, the anorexia and the suicidal thoughts – they are all common feelings.

 

They are feelings that people have who have not been able to talk about the awful experiences they endured and it is never, ever the victim’s fault, particularly a child victim who is groomed.

Storm Thorgerson dies

April 19, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Other News

The Cranberries album designer Storm Thorgerson passed away yesterday, April 18th, at age 69. The English graphic designer, mainly influenced by surrealism, is best known for his work on many music album artworks, including Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

Storm Thorgerson in 2009

In The Cranberries world, Thorgerson designed “Bury The Hatchet” and “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”. He also created artworks for these two album’s singles and “Beneath The Skin”.

“Bury The Hatchet”

“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”

Source: The Guardian

One-year anniversary contest (update #2)

January 28, 2013  |  Comments Off on One-year anniversary contest (update #2)  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Last update about our one-year anniversary contest:
First, we’d like to thank all those who participated, you were more than expected!!

The answer to the question was of course “Ode To My Family”, which most of you got right, although many got confused with “Roses”, a song Dolores dedicated to her father. One of you also answered “No Need To Argue”, a 1994 song which is very likely to be written about Dolores’ relationship with first boyfriend Mike Mahoney (although it has never been confirmed by any of the band members).

Click here to read the interview excerpt we posted in November in which Dolores explains she can’t sing “Ode To My Family” anymore because the song reminds her too much of her father.


Brest poster – Winners will receive it shortly

Anyway, congratulations to our 10 winners. Note that one of them decided to let someone else have his poster which had us drawing an 11th name by lot.
Beauvais & Brest posters are now all ready for shipping. Feel free to take pictures of them hanging on your walls once they reach you, and send those to us 😉

Here is the final list of our winners:

  • Andrea from Italy
  • Anna from Poland
  • Carmen from Argentina
  • Diana from Italy
  • Hélène from France
  • Javi from Spain  whose poster thus goes to Lu from Uruguay
  • Lionel from the USA
  • Paul from France
  • Sean from the USA
  • Virginie from France

Again, thanks to Anne @ Ginger and Aude @ GDP

One-year anniversary contest [update]

January 24, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Well, well, well… 6 other posters were given to us (a big thank you to Aude @ GDP) so that we can please a total of 10 winners. These 6 more are actually posters from the concert in Brest instead of Beauvais. And they are huge, about 120×160 centimeters which makes something like 47×62 inches.
How cool!!!

We’re thus sending over 6 new emails to those of you whose name was drawn by lot.
Check your mailboxes.

To recap these 6 new winners will receive a Brest poster when the very first 4 winners (already emailed 3 days ago) will receive a Beauvais one.
Complete list of winners & photo of the new poster soon…

Cranberries World’s one-year anniversary!

January 14, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear ‘Berries fans,
Cranberries World is one year old!
We’re quite happy on how things have been going so far and are determined to go on like this.

To celebrate, we thought we could launch a small contest to give away a couple of unused posters we managed to get on the last Cranberries tour (Thanks to Anne).

So if you’re interested in winning a large 120×80 centimeters (about 47×32 inches) poster of the concert in Beauvais, just email us the answer to the following question to contest[at]cranberriesworld[dot]com before January 20th:

Which song Dolores did not feel like singing on the European leg of the Roses tour due to the recent death of her father?

We’ll then draw lots to determine the winners who we’ll contact by email.

Beauvais 2012 – Poster to win (sorry for the bad quality pic!)

Now to leave you with a funny news on this special day, we recently discovered on YouTube an unusual video of The Cranberries gig in Caen (France) which was filmed in 3D by a member of the audience. One song only. Some of us tried to watch it with “anaglyph” glasses (simple red and cyan ones), and it worked!
We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

Thank you for your support during this first year, we are truly grateful.
Cranberriesly Yours,
CW Team

“Dreams” in 3D (special glasses needed) – Caen 2012

The X Factor contestant covers “Dreams”

November 7, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Other News

Bella Ferraro, an aspiring singer from the Australian version of the TV show The X Factor, covered The Cranberries’ classic hit “Dreams” during the last show on November 5th.

The theme of the last week’s competition was Judges’ Challenge and the song “Dreams” was chosen by Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls fame.

Bella Ferraro performing “Dreams”

According to the young singer, she grew up singing The Cranberries songs. Apparently, the judges loved her performance.

It’s interesting to mention that Ronan Keating, one of the judges and an Irishman himself, said some nice things about the song: “I love that song. I don’t know if people realize this but that is so tough to sing. That is such a tough song. Dolores is an amazing vocalist. Great Irish band, actually. Good song choice, well done!”

To put an end to the boobs controversy

November 2, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Other News

Two days ago CW reported about some gossiping on differents forums and between fans attending the current tour, whether Dolores had breasts enlargement or not.
We would like to remind you that we did/do not pass any judgement on Dolores appearance, nor condemn the use of plastic surgery. Every person should be free to use such methods if they want to with no fear of being judged by others. Remember though that no one confirmed that Dolores actually had this kind of surgery.

The CW Team felt that this was important to briefly address this topic, as a footnote in our last article, since it was widely discussed between fans.

Now back to celebrate The Cranberries’ music and performances! 😉

Cranberries World now on Facebook

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

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

Cheers!

Perform at the Cognac’s Blues Passions festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Press