The Cranberries mentioned on “Family Guy” cartoon series

February 12, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

In this quiet period of time in Cranberries-land, here’s a fun tidbit of information: The Cranberries were briefly mentioned on last Sunday’s episode of hit cartoon series “Family Guy”.

The Cranberries were mentioned among tons of other bands as being part of the soundtrack of a fake Valentine’s Day movie staring the cast of Family Guy. But don’t look forward to hear The Cranberries on any Family Guy soundtrack as this was just a joke, Family-Guy style!

The Cranberries Credit (on the right side)


Thanks to Richard for this piece of info!

“Fire & Soul” is the third single… in Russia

January 27, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

It looks like some of the local labels distributing The Cranberries’ new album didn’t give up on a promotion of “Roses” in some regions. Ten months after the album release, “Fire & Soul” becomes the third promo single in Russia.
According to TopHitRu.com (a website that officially provides new promo singles for Russian radio stations and aggregates an information about the rotation of every single on Russian radios), “Fire & Soul” was made available for broadcasting on Russian radio stations on December 5, 2012. Since then it was played on 32 stations (for example, “Tomorow” was played on 44 stations). Full statistics of the track’s rotation is available here. (link no longer available)

Two previous promo singles from “Roses” released in Russia (Tomorrow and Show Me) were aimed for the rock radio stations, but never got much attention. Unlike them, “Fire & Soul” is aimed for the radios playing in CHR format (Contemporary Hit Radio) which means that, maybe, the local distributor is trying to showcase a different side of The Cranberries’ talent.

“Roses” is distributed by Soyuz Music in Russia. The album peaked at #24 on the Russian charts.

“Fire & Soul” joins other songs from “Roses” released as promo singles in different regions. Last spring “Raining In My Heart” was chosen as the second single in Italy and Ireland (and maybe other countries?) and “Waiting In Walthamstow” was released as promo single in the United Kingdom last summer. “Show Me” also got some airplay in the United States, Greece, Poland and Russia. And, of course, “Tomorrow” was the first official single released in many countries all over the world.

If you’ve heard The Cranberries’ songs from “Roses” in your country, let us know in the comments!

The official community closed again (?)

January 25, 2013  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries official community is not accessible since yesterday.
Technical problem or second shut down in less than a year?

The community website first closed last June after the band went on a summer break due to Dolores health problems. The site was put back online in September, few weeks before the band’s European tour. It is unknown if this accessibility problem is due to the a technical problem or if the band decided to shut down the site once again. The community did not seem to recover from the first shut down as few people joined the discussion forum since September. Is this the end, time will tell…

Thanks to Javi for the info.

“Live 2012” to be re-released in March

January 20, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

Just like the “Live in Paris 2010”, the London show will get a wide commercial CD release. Originally the show which took place at The Hammersmith Appolo on October 2, 2012 was available for order only on the Concert Live website as a special limited CD-set release. In December 2012 the show got a digital release and was made available for download on iTunes and other digital music stores.

London Live 2012 re-release

You can pre-order the “Live 2012” CD-set re-release for £12.84 on Amazon.co.uk or other retailers.
Release date: March 5, 2013

Happy Christmas and a Merry… New Year!

December 24, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

CW would like to wish its readers a… Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year! Or is it the other way around?! 😛

The Cranberries – “Doors and Windows”

Dolores in 2008

12-12-12

December 12, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Happy roadies day to all The Cranberries fans in the world… one-two one-two one-two  😉
Special wink to Declan and Murt!

For those who don’t get it, that’s usually what all the roadies of the world say to test a mic before a show.

Cranberries World video: “Ode To My Family” in Montbéliard

December 11, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here comes -out of the blue- the song that no one requested. How could that have happened when we knew Dolores couldn’t sing it anymore? Get ready for our video of “Ode To My Family” recorded in Montbéliard, France.

One of us was lucky enough to catch sight of the setlist a few minutes before the lights were turned off, hence the fact we were prepared to capture what would necessarily be the highlight of the show. If some of you were moved by “Roses” in Luxembourg or Paris, get your tissues ready cause this was even more poignant! As you all know now, this was the one and only time Ode was performed on this European tour, simply because it was the last show of the European tour.

Recorded from the seated area in the back of the venue and close to the center, this view appears to be quite perfect. Feel free to share it, steal it, download it or whatever you want… ENJOY!

“Ode To My Family” – Montbéliard – December 9, 2012

Cranberries World video: “Waltzing Back” in Beauvais

December 10, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here comes another requested song, “Waltzing Back” live at Elispace in Beauvais, France for the penultimate concert of the European tour. Recorded from the very front row almost dead center.

“Waltzing Back” – Beauvais – December 8, 2012

Last show of the European Roses Tour: Montbéliard

December 10, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

What a show, dear ‘Berries friends, what a show!
For their last concert of the European Roses Tour, The Cranberries surprised their fans playing “Ode To My Family” for the one and sole time on the whole tour, whereas Dolores seemed not too keen on playing it because of the recent death of her father a year ago. An intense and very emotional moment which we tried to capture in video and should post as soon as possible (just like the band, we need a little break 😉 ).

SETLIST:
Analyse
Animal Instinct
How
Just My Imagination
Ode To My Family
Linger
Free To Decide
Sunday
Fire & Soul
Tomorrow
Desperate Andy
I Can’t Be With You
Interlude
Conduct
Waltzing Back
Show Me
Ridiculous Thoughts
Salvation
Zombie
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No Need To Argue
Schizophrenic Playboy (which replaced You And Me and Promises)
Dreams

Although Dolores spat several times on stage, explaining she was very sick, the band did and amazing and beautiful performance. Dolores didn’t miss the opportunity to thank everyone who made this tour true such as the fans who she said they’ll miss, while telling the audience that this was their last show after a 32-date tour. She also gave away a couple of gifts to thank some fans who followed the band around.

Below our first photos off our Twitter account:

Snowy Montbéliard… & so cold (in Ireland France)

Outfit #1

Outfit #2

Concert Live disappoints several fans

December 7, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Many of those who were waiting impatiently for their Caen 2-CD set from Concert Live got a sour surprise in their mailbox this week.

Unlike specified on their website, Concert Live sent their e-customers the 3-disk set, which was previously available at the Caen concert. This edition does not include any information (name of the venue, date, tracklist), as it was burned and packaged right after the Caen gig for on-site customers. Internet buyers received that 3-disk set, but with the encore already burnt on CD 2, leaving the third disk unused and irrelevant in this CD set.

Several fans who attended the Caen show had already bought that 3-CD set and payed another 20 pounds for the 2-CD set… but got another copy of the 3-CD set instead.

Contacted on this matter, Concert Live indicated that “2-Disc versions with a tracklist are only available 6 months after the tour is finished”, an information contradictory with the product description on their website and the London CD set.

For the London show, most e-customers received the 2-CD set with credit information and track list printed on the sleeve. Some other buyers randomly received the 3-CD set though!! Some other fans did not mind the mix up as the musical content was much important than the artwork for them.

As for the digital edition of the London show available on iTunes and Amazon since December 3, some fans reported that the audio files were not edited and that the CD fade-in/fade-out were also on the digital files.

So, what’s next for The Cranberries?

December 2, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

With the European tour ending in a few days, many are wondering what The Cranberries will do next..
While no confirmed plans have been announced, there are a few hints out there, saying that the band could continue touring sometime in 2013. At several concerts in France, Dolores finished up the show with a “see you next year”. Also, a French concert promotion agency, Pression Live (which is not involved with the band in the current tour) posted on Facebook last Thursday a weird message with a link to a video from the Sanremo Festival:

They were on tour in Europe for the last few months.
It would be a shame to deny yourself of them.
Here they are, live!

Also, the band did not stop by Latin America where there is a large active fan base nor the western part of North America last Spring, on their short North Eastern American tour. Could a second American Tour be up the sleeve too?

To be continued…

Cranberries World video: “Put Me Down” in Nantes

December 1, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

As requested, and a little late, here is our video recorded in Nantes.
We thought this version of “Put Me Down” was quite interesting as Dolores plays with harmonics, lowering her voice tone so that it fits Johanna’s voice.

“Put Me Down” – Nantes – November 24, 2012

Cranberries World video: “Empty” in Lille

November 28, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Back from Lille tonight where we identified 3 highlights of the show:

  • “Sunday”, a song rarely played on this leg and tonight was the 3rd time on the whole European tour so far (premiere was in Bucharest). We’re sorry we didn’t record the song as we didn’t see this one coming.
  • “Empty”, just like Sunday this one has not been played a lot on this this tour (premiere in Madrid). See our video below.
  • Promises” requested by a few fans in the front row and which has only be played on request on this tour (premiere in Barcelona).

“Empty” – Lille 2012

Cranberries World video: “Schizophrenic Playboys” in Brest

November 27, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Terrible weather but a great show in Brest, France. One of our team member chose to film “Schizophrenic Playboys” shot from the front row dead center, can’t be closer! Hope you’ll like it.

Schizophrenic Playboys – Brest 2012

Cranberries World videos: “Roses” + “You And Me” in Paris

November 26, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

There you go! 2 songs in 1 recorded at Le Zénith in Paris yesterday. As you now know The Cranberries made a rather special and unusual encore for the first death anniversary of Dolores’ father.
My fellow fans on French forum “Pretty Dolores” also contributed in making this encore special by giving people in the front rows 200 roses to hold in the air.

Here is the video for you to enjoy. Our apologies if this video was not shot from the front row this time, we wanted a more global view to make sure we’d see the roses. No close ups then, plus it’s a bit dark as the lights were turned down on these two songs. Let’s hope we’ll find other videos shot by people closer to the stage soon so to see the whole scene better.

“Roses” & “You And Me” – Paris 2012 – 1st death anniversary of Dolores’ father

In the meantime, let me thank all of you, especially those who came up with this idea and planned everything with me, those who helped me financially, those who spent such a long time taking every single thorn out with me while queuing, those who gave the roses away to people surrounding them, the roadie who helped us in terms of organization (you rock, man!), and all those who participated, holding roses in the air.

Thank you ALL 🙂
Camille

Paris, a concert to remember

November 26, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

What a special show tonight in a sold out Zénith in Paris. As you may know, this show took place on the 1st death anniversary of Dolores’ father.
As a consequence The Cranberries played a very unusual show starting with the “Analyse” setlist but dedicated most of the encore to this anniversary.

The band thus returned a darkened stage after “Zombie” with a bunch of red roses on a table and a candle. Dolores explained the situation and dedicated “Roses” (the song) to her father. She then told the crowd how funnily her son -Taylor- has the very same eyes as her father, which led the band to start playing “You & Me” and skipping “Schizophrenic Playboys” for the first time on this tour.

A beautiful moment which was emphasized by a happening organized by French fans members of the forum “Pretty Dolores” led by Camille. They once again successfully managed to ask the audience in the first rows to hold almost two hundreds white roses in the air to pay homage to the band, the Roses album & tour, as well as Dolores’ family.

We tried to film these songs from the back to see the whole atmosphere so if good enough we will upload them asap otherwise no doubt there will be good ones on YouTube soon. In the meantime enjoy our few pics which we didn’t manage to post live on Twitter because of a bad connection, as well as the setlist.

Last thing, the concert was NOT recorded for a DVD as originally planned.

Ode To My Family: “I can’t sing it anymore”

November 22, 2012  |  Comments Off on Ode To My Family: “I can’t sing it anymore”  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Dolores briefly talked about the death of her father and her bereavement in a French article from Brest’s newspaper “Télégramme“.

I experienced a personal tragedy that affected me a lot. The last months of my father’s were very stressful. It took me many months before I could recover from his death. I needed to stay with my family and my children. I feel better today, I can now look at his picture. I now realize that I have to live without him…

She later told that she can’t sing “Ode to My Family” for now because it makes her think of her father. “I hope to be able to sing it back one day, but for now, it’s too soon”.

Thanks to Sara for the info.

Cranberries World videos: “Show Me” + “Still Can’t…” in Lyon

November 21, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Back from Lyon where we attended a more intimate show than expected. Only 5000 in a 15 000 people venue. The stage was moved closer to the seated area so that we couldn’t perceive any empty space at all. Good point. Excellent band & crowd on that night, we really enjoyed the great atmosphere. As Dolores said “Lyon totally rocks”. Watch her sing “oleee oleeee oleeee oleeee”

As we were not able to properly film the night before in Clermont-Ferrand (sorry about that) we decided to film 2 songs in Lyon, so here they are:

“Show Me” – Lyon 2012

“Still Can’t…” – Lyon 2012

Last but not least, for those who wish we had filmed a song in Clermont-Ferrand, below a nice video of “Dreams” filmed by YouTube user socalo03. Many thanks to this person.

“Dreams”  Clermont-Ferrand 2012

The Cranberries don’t want to rush things

November 21, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

According to Noel’s latest interview for uaudio.com, the band wants to take its time when it comes to recording another album.

I’m not saying we want to spend another ten years writing, but we definitely don’t want to rush it. I’d rather not do that again and just take our time. Quality over quantity, you know? If it means it does take a bit longer than we should, I don’t think it’s a bad thing if you have a great result from it.

Noel is currently writing new songs for the band.

I started writing again around the beginning of this year. I actually find it easier to write when I’m traveling. On your days off you’re sitting around a hotel room anyway so it gives you something to do. I started sending stuff to Dolores around January and I’ve been writing bits and pieces.

Another Mono Band album.

There are some songs I feel aren’t really the Cranberries’ sound, so I decided I’m going to try and maybe do another Mono Band album at the same time. I’m going to try and do both, but I want to take my time doing it.

Noel also told some stories about the band’s early years and revealed lots of technical information about the way he records his songs nowadays, so if you like these kind of details read the full version of the interview.

Paris 2012 DVD (?) uncertain for sure!

November 19, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Surprising news but nonetheless true.
From what we understood after talking to different members of The Cranberries road crew during the last couple of gigs, things have become quite complicated in the last days. It seems that the Zénith in Paris is now putting a spoke in the band’s wheel, so much that there might not be any DVD at all…

Apparently the amount of money required by the Parisian Zénith to film a concert in their venue is way above what’s reasonable.
Let’s just hope that the problem can be solved after negotiations.
We imagine you’re all as excited as us to know a new DVD could possibly be released, so let’s cross fingers and we’ll let you know as soon as we learn more about this matter.

Live in London 2012 to be released digitally

November 19, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

As you all know now, The Cranberries show in London this year was recorded by Concert Live on CDs. Now the show will get a digital release on December 3rd and all the 22 live songs will be available through the iTunes and Amazon digital music stores at the price of US$ 5.99$ or £5.49 which is ridiculously low compared to the 2-CD set price (£20).

London 2012 2-CD set is still available directly on the Concert Live website (as well as Caen 2012).

Cranberries World video: “Conduct” in Grenoble

November 18, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Back from Grenoble where we enjoyed a really good show with a very dynamic crowd. We didn’t film what we thought was the key moment of the show but “Conduct” as some of you had requested this song, we would otherwise have picked “Put Me Down” during which Dolores added some interesting vocals at the end.

“Conduct” – Grenoble 2012

Also, we’ll try to capture “Not Sorry…” on the following shows (a request again), and “Show Me” which is turning more and more captivating in time, especially as Dolores now encourages the audience to clap their hands during the verses of the song. To be continued…

“Roses” qualifies for the next Irish Meteor Awards (UPDATED)

November 16, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries latest album “Roses” is part of the 2012 albums longlist of the Meteor Choice Music Prize which will take place on March 7, 2013 in Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland. The shortlist (final nominees) will be announced on January 9, 2013.

Last Cranberries’ presence at “The Meteors” was in March 2002 when they performed “Time Is Ticking Out”, their current single at the time. Watch it again below:

“Time Is Ticking Out” – Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2002

Sources: musiclimerick.com, choicemusicprize.com


UPDATE – JANUARY 2013

The Cranberries lost… Not even on the final nominees shortlist!

2012 Shortlist

Cranberries World video: “I Can’t Be With You” in Strasbourg

November 15, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday The Cranberries were in Strasbourg in France.
Unfortunately the show was far from being sold out with only one third of the venue (about 2,000 people). Some security team members even told us that the show might have been cancelled in the afternoon. We don’t know whether this was the band or the tour producer’s decision.Anyway, as the show eventually took place, here is the video we filmed in the front row:

“I Can’t Be With You” – Strasbourg 2012

At the end of the show Dolores wished us all “A Merry Christmas” and added “See you next year”.
Is a new European leg planned for next year or was it just a way to say goodbye? Future will tell…

A few videos of the “Roses Tour” recorded by ourselves so far

November 13, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As promised, all CW team members try to film one song at each show they’re attending. We choose the songs according to what we think is a key moment of the show, or on your request. Be sure our crew does its best and we can’t guarantee success every time as camera policy totally varies one venue to another. We’re rarely meeting any problem though with the compact photo camera we’re using for these videos. However please keep in mind that recording videos prevents the one who films from enjoying the show as one may thus focus more on the screen of the camera than the concert itself. No need to say that our team do want to enjoy the show first (probably like all of us).

Below are new videos as well as some old ones you may already know.

“Electric Blue” – Orléans – November 11, 2012

“Twenty One” – Antwerpen – November 4, 2012

“Astral Projections” – Esch-sur-Alzette – November 2, 2012

Interlude (Shattered instrumental)” – Toulouse – October 25, 2012

“No Need To Argue” – London – October 2, 2012

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