2 photos of Dolores in the streets of Lille

October 16, 2017  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here’s two rarely seen photos of Dolores in the city of Lille, France on May 12, 2017. First one was published by Charlie’s Delicatessen’s on Facebook, a kind of café/restaurant where Dolores had a drink:

The second photo was posted by David Fremy who comments Charlie’s Delicatessen’s post: “A few minutes before I got to meet her!!!!

2 blockbuster trailers featuring the same cover of “Zombie”

October 15, 2017  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The artist Oumi Kapila just released a cover version of “Zombie”. We usually never report about cover songs/cover bands as there are too many each week and most of the time they are not very good or/nor interesting. Today is an exception as first, there is no big news these days in the Cranberries world, and secondly this cover song appears in 2 blockbuster trailers this month. Not that bad!

1st trailer is for the Xbox videogame “Middle Earth – Shadow of War” whose the whole soundtrack features Oumi Kapila’s version:

“Shadow of War” – Xbox – Trailer

2nd trailer is for the next season of “The X-Files” where Oumi Kapila’s version is just a part of the soundtrack among other music and dialogs:

“The X-Files” – Season 11 – Trailer

Below the full song by Oumi Kapila:

Oumi Kapila – “Zombie”

The question could be, why don’t all those blockbusters use the original Cranberries song… but that’s another story!

Thanks to Mark for the info.

Rare small advert for a “The Cranberry Saw Us” show (UPDATED)

October 1, 2017  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Oldies but goldies!
Below a rare early years concert advert for a venue called The Speakeasy in Limerick, Ireland and published on November 3, 1990 in the Limerick Leader, a local newspaper.

Among other bands: A Touch Of Oliver plus The Cranberry Saw Us

It was the good old days when The Cranberries were called The Cranberry Saw Us and one of the very first shows with Dolores on vocals and not anymore Niall Quinn, the band’s very first singer.

Advert for The Speakeasy

Quite a rare and 3rd advert concerning this show as usually most of the people and fans (including us) only know the existence of these following 2 adverts:

Flyer (Notice The Speakeasy mispelled)

Another newspaper ad

Many thanks to S.


UPDATE:
Another advert, another artwork, a 4th version for The Cranberry Saw Us concert at The Speakeasy. This small advert was published page 36 the day of the show (November 10, 1990) still in the local newspaper, Limerick Leader. Also to notice in this edition, an article page 29 to promote the show and featuring pictures of both bands that night… this article is quite known by the fans already.

Advert for The Speakeasy – Different version

“Numan’s Voice” EP to be released digitally exclusively

September 11, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Numan’s Voice” EP to be released digitally exclusively  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

More information about the forthcoming Mono Band EP. Below the complete statement published on Noel’s Public Facebook today. Two important things to note: first the EP will be digitally available only and secondly Fin Chambers is on vocals. As you may remember Fin Chambers already appeared among other artists and singers on the original Mono Band project more than a decade ago.

Monoband EP

“Numan’s Voice”

Noel Hogan’s Monoband unveil a new EP – “Numan’s Voice.” An ongoing side-project from his work as guitarist and songwriter with The Cranberries, it’s over 10 Years since Monoband released any material.
These new songs were recorded in Limerick, Ireland and were mixed by Cenzo Townsend. Fin Chambers (ex-Woodstar) is the featured vocalist. These new songs see Hogan drawing upon a wide palette of sonic influences. A digital only release, the EP will be available via iTunes & Spotify.

Cancún 2017, new aftermovie published on YouTube

September 7, 2017  |  Comments Off on Cancún 2017, new aftermovie published on YouTube  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday Palace Resorts Entertainment published on their YouTube account a great new aftermovie featuring new images of The Cranberries on stage and backstage in Cancún last February.

True story…

September 5, 2017  |  Comments Off on True story…  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

"TRUE STORYGo to London for the first time in your life to see The Cranberries performing at Royal Albert Hall and meet Dolores two days before the concert."#The Cranberries #Dolores O' Riordan

Posted by Cranberries World on Dienstag, 5. September 2017

Welcome to Maximilian Michael Wiseley born August 30th

September 4, 2017  |  Comments Off on Welcome to Maximilian Michael Wiseley born August 30th  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Johanna Wiseley, keyboard and back vocalist on stage with The Cranberries, gave birth to Maximilian Michael Wiseley. Baby was born on August 30th at 5:30 pm.
The CW team would like to wish all the best to Johanna and her family.
Congrats to the proud Mom and Dad!

Photo published on September 1st on whiteprism Instagram

Photo published on September 4th on whiteprism Instagram

[VIDEO] – Paris, show#3, 50min. from the stalls

September 2, 2017  |  Comments Off on [VIDEO] – Paris, show#3, 50min. from the stalls  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Great new video uploaded on YT yesterday by Patoun62Paris, show#3, 50min. from the stalls

Posted by Cranberries World on Samstag, 2. September 2017

The Cranberries painted on a wall in Dublin

August 24, 2017  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries painted on a wall in Dublin  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Cranberries MEXICO shared a great photo of The Cranberries painted on a wall of a beer garden in Dublin, Ireland. Exact location is not detailed.
How cool!

[EDIT]: Exact location is the terrace that “Pitt Bros Smoked BBQ” and “The Camden” (ex-Jimmy Rabbitte’s) share. Map screenshot on the original post.
Thanks Sigma!

Posted by Cranberries World on Donnerstag, 24. August 2017

Another “No Need To Argue” colored vinyl reissue: TURQUOISE

August 22, 2017  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It seems that a new limited turquoise colored version of the NNTA vinyl is going to be released on October 20th by Plain. Limited edition: 1000 units.
Price is $29.98 which is exactly the same price as the other colored versions already released by the label before.

Pre-order now by clicking this link.

[EDIT]: You can also pre-order at WOWHD. They offer free shipping in a lot of countries (and even possibly worldwide). You can select the countries by clicking the little flag up in the left corner.

Thanks to Andrea for the info!

The Cranberries videos: comparison and alternative versions

August 1, 2017  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Great and interesting work done by lipecran concerning 3 (now 6) Cranberries videos. Thanks to him and The Cranberries Brasil.

First the comparison between all 3 versions of “Dreams” on the same screen.
The Cranberries Brasil note: “At the top of the screen, the first version, from 1992. Below, to the left, the second version of 1993, and to the right, the third, filmed between 27 and 29 January 1994 in Dublin, Ireland. Although some other videos of the band also have other versions, dreams is the only one with completely different versions of each other.”

Secondly, in the same style, the comparison between all 3 versions of “Zombie”. Some people only knew the existence of 2!! It seems this one just been censored for copyright reasons…
The Cranberries Brasil note: “On the top of the screen, is the most common version, with the song in full length (“No Need To Argue” album). Under it, at left, the version known as “UK Limited Edition” surfaced in early 2000’s and at right the “Alternate”, released in 2009 at VEVO channel of the band. These other two versions have the same lenght, so at some point, the screen will show only the common version, during the missing sound part of these other versions. The common and Alternate versions are very similar while the “UK” shows a lot of differences.”

And last the complete and quite rare alternative version of “Free To Decide”. Brilliant!


EDIT: 
More…
Now the comparison between both versions of “Free To Decide”

…and between both versions of “Ridiculous Thoughts”. Great job guys!


One more, “When You’re Gone”


And last, “I Can’t Be With You” and “Zombie” censored on YouTube and reuploaded on Vimeo.

“EEIDISWCW” cranberry colored vinyl – HQ images

July 27, 2017  |  Comments Off on “EEIDISWCW” cranberry colored vinyl – HQ images  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

HQ images of the Barnes & Noble version (cranberry colored vinyl).
This 2017 reissue of the album “Everybody Else…” is temporarily out of stock online (sold out?).

FRONT – SEALED WITH STICKER

FRONT

INNER

BACK

EDGE

INNER SLEEVE – SIDE A

INNER SLEEVE – SIDE B

CRANBERRY COLORED VINYL – SIDE A

CRANBERRY COLORED VINYL – SIDE B

HQ images of the Analog Spark version (180 grams black vinyl) soon…

BREAKING: The Cranberries US/Canadian tour cancelled

July 19, 2017  |  17 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Below the band’s official statement published on their website and socials:

***** The Cranberries – Statement ***** The outpouring of support The Cranberries have received from fans and…

Posted by The Cranberries on Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017

Erratum re Dolores in Limerick 2000 (=>1999)

July 6, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Erratum concerning the rare black and white photo tagged “Dolores in Limerick 2000” on the website akostra.livejournal.com and reported on CW 3 days ago.

A fan just sent us the picture below off a german magazine called “Petra” dated from 1999. Same photo session, almost the same pose. The session then can’t be from the year 2000 and was probably from early 1999.

Blast from the past: Dolores in Limerick 2000

July 3, 2017  |  Comments Off on Blast from the past: Dolores in Limerick 2000  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Krzysztof Świstak, member of the Polish Facebook group “Forum The Cranberries”, found a very rare black and white photo of Dolores side by side with a Teddy bear in Limerick in the year 2000. The photo was taken by Olaf Heine and posted on the website akostra.livejournal.com
Who saw this pic before? A real gem for sure!

New video interview: “The Cranberries’ comeback”

July 3, 2017  |  Comments Off on New video interview: “The Cranberries’ comeback”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New video interview with The Cranberries published yesterday on German website dw.com
Entitled “The Cranberries’ comeback”, the video is about 2:30 min. long.
It’s a mix between 2 sources, one recorded on May 2, 2017 in Berlin during the first show of the European acoustic tour and the other one recorded during the band’s rehearsals in Limerick at ICO Studio possibly in March 2017. Both sources contain live footage and interview.

New video interview with The Cranberries published yesterday

Posted by Cranberries World on Montag, 3. Juli 2017

Dolores O’ Riordan: ‘You have to be strong’. Interview on The Business Post Magazine

June 30, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Sara  |  The Cranberries

Journalist Nadine O’Reagan met the band back in April in a Dublin pub. The interview was then published in the Business Post Magazine issued on May 7th which featured Dolores O’Riordan on the cover (“She’s beautiful, Dolores O’Riordan. Sometimes the cameras don’t capture that. Today, as she sits in the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield in Dublin, the Limerick-born singer looks as dainty as a doll – her skin is porcelain, her close-cropped hair is a shiny black, and her military-style jacket from Marc Jacobs in Brown Thomas is on trend: tough, but also reinforcing her fragility”):

“You have to keep going,” O’Riordan nods. “You just have to be strong. And keep soldiering on. You just can’t lay down and die. There’s light at the end of the tunnel.”

Noel, Dolores, Fergal and Mike sat down to discuss various topics ranging from their early days and sudden fame to hobbies. Here are a few extracts (full interview is avaiable on the Business Post site – subscription required):

About the early days:

“For us, four kids from Limerick, who did a demo, took a chance and posted it to London – for us to get a positive letter, we were ringing each other, going: ‘Oh my God’,” says Lawlor, the gregarious drummer, as he sips a soft drink around the small table in the Cobblestone. “You have that buzz. Geoff [Travis, the founder of Rough Trade Records] was managing us a year later.”

About their relationship:

“We found that, for us, any problems have come from outside influences,” Hogan says, adding that it’s better when he and O’Riordan sit down and “thrash out” issues.

About hobbies:

O’Riordan enjoys swimming and meditating – she’s not into Spotify; she’s not much of a music listener by her own account, but she downloads meditations from iTunes. She travels with a yoga mat, she says, and she’ll meditate every day if the hotel room she’s in has space for her to lay out her mat. I ask her why she likes meditating so much, in particular.

Dolores also gave an insight on her back injury that would later prevent her from completing their summer tour:

“I love to swim (…) the breaststroke and the backstroke. Because I had a herniated disc last year. I had to cancel a couple of festivals. I’m hoping it doesn’t come back to haunt me. If I had this disc out, I’d have to be in a wheelchair, so that would be bad. I also like walking and painting”

The journalist also talks about Something Else defining it “gentle, uplifting and worth hearing”

The Business Post Magazine

“Everybody Else” reissue: first image of the other pressing (4-UPDATES)

June 28, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Everybody Else” reissue: first image of the other pressing (4-UPDATES)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After the first image of the Analog Spark reissue 3 days ago, here comes the Barnes & Noble version. Below the first image posted on Instagram by abruptmodulation.

This is the translucent red version. There’s no image of the red vinyl itself, hopefully soon!

Concerning the sound inside, it is the same as the Analog Spark one. “turk99”, a user at the “Vinyl Collective” boards, contacted Analog Spark and they confirmed it’s based on their mastering.


UPDATE – June 29, 5:15pm (UTC):
Analog Spark just twitted a great picture of the B&N version including the red vinyl, have a look below:


UPDATE – June 29, 8:15pm (UTC):
Another picture posted by cloie78


UPDATE – June 30:
Another picture by Instagram user beatlevinyl including sticker


UPDATE – July 2:
Another picture by Instagram user beatsofdestruction

“Everybody Else” reissue: first image (UPDATED)

June 25, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As you may remember the album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” is going to be reissued on vinyl. Two different pressings are expected: the Barnes & Noble translucent red and the Analog Spark 180 grams.

Both versions were a little delayed for unknown reason. 2 days ago, the first image of the Analog Spark version was posted on Instagram by encorerekkids. Here it is below.

No image yet of the Barnes & Noble red vinyl version but it should appear pretty soon…


UPDATE July 3:
2 more pictures by Instagram users alwaysbeenmad and vauxhallvillian

Another drawing by The Hand. “Something Else” style

June 23, 2017  |  Comments Off on Another drawing by The Hand. “Something Else” style  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Another drawing by The Hand. #SomethingElse style

Posted by Cranberries World on Freitag, 23. Juni 2017

Noel Hogan spotted at Morrison’s Pub in Cannes, Fr, June 20th

June 22, 2017  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan spotted at Morrison’s Pub in Cannes, Fr, June 20th  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan June 20th at Morrisons Pub in Cannes, France#The Cranberries #NoelHogan

Posted by Cranberries World on Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017

“Love Letters From Limerick” featuring a new track by Fergal

June 20, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Love Letters From Limerick” featuring a new track by Fergal  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Love Letters from Limerick” is a short film (approximately 4 min. long) which was shown at the LIT presentation last Friday where the “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” giant sign was donated and unveiled. It showcases the creation of this inspiring project.

The film is now available on Vimeo and features a new track by Fergal Lawler simply called “Love Letters”

And as Tom Collins says about the sign: “I love where it is now, it’s on a great blue wall, it looks like a big cloud on a blue wall, it’s a happy cloud”


Everybody Else is Doing It So Why Can’t We?
Texas based sign painter and illustrator Sean Starr collaborated with Limerick sign painter Tom Collins to create a 10ft high 15ft wide hand painted sign placing the title of The Cranberries debut album centre stage on a large cloud. This video showcases the creation of the sign and its installation in a permanent home where it’s elevating message can inspire future generations. Featuring a new track by Fergal Lawler of The Cranberries.

Fergal Lawler at the Limerick Institute of Technology presentation

June 19, 2017  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

For those who wanted to see the giant sign “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” in the streets of Limerick it’s too late! The sign has now moved and found a new home at the Limerick Institute of Technology also known as LIT.

Last Friday, June 16 at 4pm, there was a special presentation/ceremony with special guests Tom Collins (the local artist who created the sign) and a famous drummer named Fergal Lawler to unveil what has become the new sign on LIT’s campus.
Here below some pictures:

Sources: LIT Facebook, LIT TwitterKen Coleman, Oliver Smith

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 Ticketmaster.nl 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.

BAND’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT:

***** 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.

The Cranberries Press