One more date in France on The Cranberries summer tour

February 25, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have just been announced to play La Foire aux Vins d’Alsace on August 12, 2016.
This festival is located in the East of France in the city of Colmar (very close to Germany).

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The band already played there in August 2010 sharing the bill with a band named Gotan Project. It was the last show in Europe in 2010 and there was a big power failure during The Cranberries set. Fans still remember this particular show as the band had to skip a lot of songs to end the show on time when the power returned. Let’s hope this time fate will be better !

Tickets go on sale on March 4th at 9:00 AM (UTC) on the website of the festival.
Click on the word “Billetterie”

Thanks to Stephan for the tip.

Source: Foire aux Vins d’Alsace

BREAKING: A couple of albums coming out!!! (2 UPDATES)

February 24, 2016  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

An online article of the Independent.ie reports a few words Dolores said outside court after the sentencing:

 I don’t really have much to say. I’m glad it’s over and I want to thank the doctors who helped me to get back my health mentally.

 

I’m feeling very good today, very positive about this upcoming year. I have a couple of albums coming out and I’m going to go back to work.

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Is Dolores talking about The Cranberries + JetlagNYC + the hypothetical collaboration with Eric Alexandrakis? Time will tell but 2016 will be great for sure.

Source: Independent.ie


UPDATE 4:50 PM (GMT)

Sara from CranberriesItalia (yes still her, you should work for CW Sara!) is watching the Irish TV RTE1 and reports the following: “They’re after talking about it on rte1. She briefly spoke to the reporter and said she’s about to release 2 records, one with the Chamber Orchestra and another with a project called Dark.”
QUITE UNEXPECTED !!

Rectification: Sara heard it on RTE1 Radio, not TV.

Source: RTE1 Radio


UPDATE 5:10 PM (GMT)

JetlagNYC becomes DARK
The Facebook page of JetlagNYC just changed its name into DARK.
This explains the comment of Sara and it’s now obvious that the 1st of the 2 records Dolores is talking about will be the one with JetlagNYC… I mean DARK. The second will be something unexpected with the Chamber Orchestra. She already played with them on the New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick (2013).
So what about The Cranberries album? Mystery…

Source: DARK Facebook

Bury The Hatchet double LIVE album at Concert Live??

February 19, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The website Concert Live just published a new page where you can pre-order “Bury The Hatchet double live album”. Release date is March 18th.

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This probably is a mistake from Concert Live. Those guys often make mistakes, it is not the first time and it probably won’t be the last. For example see this past news where they announced unreleased recordings when it was not!

This 2LP version of Bury The Hatchet must probably be the recent Deluxe Edition 180 grams released last January in USA exclusively which would be now available for the first time in Europe. Otherwise if it really is a LIVE version of BTH this record would be completely unreleased & new.
Probability: 1% (or should I say 0% !!)

Source: Concert Live


UPDATE FEB.20

The word “live” was removed today! No more details if it is the 180 grams edition, but it sure is.

Concert in Lublin, Poland confirmed as first gig of the tour

February 16, 2016  |  10 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

According to a Polish webzine, Rock Magazyn, the band will start the 2016 European tour in Lublin, Poland.

As opposed to the dates that have already been announced yet, this one will not be a festival performance. The band will indeed play in a stadium (Lublin Arena) on June 3rd.

We’ll update this post as soon as we find an official confirmation for this.


UPDATE 2:00 PM (GMT+1)

This piece of news appears to be widely shared by different Polish websites such as RMF.fm and Wyborcza.pl, which tends to confirm that this is definitely official.


UPDATE 2:20 PM (GMT+1)

Polish fan Milosz B. sent us a link towards official Lublin Arena website, that comes as a final confirmation for this performance.

Thanks a lot to all of you, guys, who help us gathering information!


UPDATE FEB.18

Now confirmed by Noel Hogan on his Tumblr account.

New dates on 2016 Summer tour…

February 12, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

For those who follow us on Facebook, we posted a link towards a Polish article yesterday about a possible date in Lublin. A Polish fan, Krzysztof S. informed us that this is only a rumor at this stage.

However, Italian fan Sara L. found out a ticket link this morning showing that the band is to play festival Cognac Blues Passion in France on July 7, 2016.
This is confirmed on the festival website.

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Let’s note the band was to play this festival the exact same day on July 7, 2012, though the band cancelled their whole summer shows, including this date.

To be continued…

Source: Festival Cognac Blues Passions


UPDATE
One-day tickets are now on sale directly on Festival’s website for €50 (€10 if you are under 12)
Source: La billeterie Leclerc

The Cranberries playing at Bospop Festival 2016

February 10, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new date appeared today!
The Cranberries will play Bospop Festival in Netherlands on July 09, 2016

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Sources: Bospop Festival FBBospop website


UPDATE

Get tickets now on Ticketmaster. One-day ticket costs €67.50 (or €42.50 if you are under 16).

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Source: Ticketmaster

New album coming soon… or not !

February 9, 2016  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday the open-air festival Festi’Neuch in Neuchâtel Switzerland announced their 2016 line up featuring The Cranberries and the page dedicated to the band was mentioning a new album this year:

Ils reviennent au centre de l’actualité avec un nouvel album prévu pour cette année et cela ne peut que réserver de bonnes surprises !

 

Translation: They’re back in the spotlight with a new album to be released this year, good news in store !

Today this text was removed which possibly means it was a mistake… or THE big news revealed too early ! Below the new page in French (as Neuchâtel is located on the French speaking side of Switzerland)

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If anyone captured the original text yesterday please send us a copy. Thanks.


UPDATE

Here comes the original text from yesterday. Thanks to Richard & Maïwenn

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The Cranberries touring Europe this summer 2016… and to release a new album?

February 8, 2016  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

As you all know, The Cranberries are to announce something big today.
Indeed, Noel Hogan posted on his Twitter account on February 4th that they would share some news this Monday. The official website was also updated in January with a “news coming soon” message as previously mentioned on our website.

Although no official statement has been made yet, we can nonetheless expect the band to tour Europe this summer as Swiss festival Festi’Neuch just announced its line up this morning, featuring The Cranberries who are to play there on Thursday June 9th.

More news coming up during the day, keep checking our website!

Source: Festi’Neuch


UPDATE at 11:30AM (GMT)

Festi’Neuch festival is mentioning a new album this year on this page:

Ils reviennent au centre de l’actualité avec un nouvel album prévu pour cette année et cela ne peut que réserver de bonnes surprises!

 

Translation : They’re back in the spotlight with a new album to be released this year, good news in store!


UPDATE at 12:34PM (GMT)

Festi’Neuch date confirmed by Noel Hogan on Twitter, no word on the new album from him yet!


UPDATE at 12:50PM (GMT)

Still on Twitter Noel Hogan confirmed the European tour stating that Festi’Neuch will be part of “a few shows planned for this summer“.


UPDATE at 2:50PM (GMT)

Tickets for the festival are on sale here directly on Festi’Neuch website. You can purchase one-day-ticket for CHF64 or 4-day-pass for CHF189
(Today CHF64 = US$64 = €58 and CHF189 = US$189 = €171)


UPDATE at 3:20PM (GMT)

Now confirmed on the official Facebook of The Cranberries, still nothing on the official website still displaying “News coming soon”


UPDATE at 5:00PM (GMT)

The Limerick Leader published a great article that sums things up pretty well, reminding readers of the new publishing partnership with Warner/Chappell Music UK that Noel & Dolores signed in April 2015, and quoting the interview the band gave to “Coffee with a sign painter” last July.

Oldies but goodies… (UPDATED)

January 27, 2016  |  12 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries fans are still waiting for news from the official Cranberries website still displaying “News coming soon”.  Well, the band might be waiting for Dolores’ judgement (handed down on February 24) before making any announcement.

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In the meantime a lot of old rare photos appeared (or re-appeared on better quality) on the internet. Some of them direclty posted by The Cranberries on their official Facebook and some others found by dedicated fans always searching the internet day after day. So thank you to all for these gems !
As always click on each picture to see it full size.

On tour possibly in 1992:

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Dolores with her mother and grandmother:

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Possibly from 1991:

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Trowbridge Town Hall concert, early years:

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2 more early years:

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Dolores in 2004 during the “Nanny trial”:

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Dolores promo shot in better quality:

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Dolores 2007:

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Dolores December 2008:

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Dolores on the streets of Paris, France during the Roses Tour, December 2012:

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The Pigtown Fling 2014:

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Noel in Dublin, January 28, 2015:

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Noel driving his car on his 44th birthday, December 25, 2015:

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Fergal at Dundalk Institute of Technology, November 2015:

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So much better quality photo from the very first singer of The Cranberries, sorry, The Cranberry Saw Us  Niall Quinn on December 23, 1992 (when he was not in the band anymore):

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And last but not least Sara from CranberriesItalia found an instagram video (15sec only!) of Dolores singing Linger in an Irish pub in Killarney, May 2015. It is a 1-acoustic-guitar version. The guy playing with her is unknown for now. Possibly just someone who knew the song and was hanging in the pub at this time.
And as Sara says : “Maybe the only case in which Linger sung in a pub can’t be defined as cover”

Sources: The Cranberries FB and website, Noel Hogan Twitter, DoloresO’RiordanSpain FB, Sara from CranberriesItalia FB, jules2u Instagram, alamy.com, Catherine20 Instagram, Cranberries-Greece FB, Fergal Lawler Side Projects FB, Andy Dunn photographer, Brendan O’Halloran, Cathal Dawson, Exclusive.

Noel Hogan will share some Cranberries news soon (2 UPDATES)

December 30, 2015  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

Noel Hogan:

To all asking….
Very soon I will have Cranberries news.
Happy New Year.

Breaking news tonight posted by Noel himself on his twitter account and except a few fans who will always say I knew it, I felt it, I saw it in my crystal ball etc… his words were totally unexpected for most people.

His short message spread the internet like rarely before and every fans started to imagine what the surprise could be. Naturally the first idea concerns a band reunion to make a new album and/or a new tour.
The word reunion has no really sense as the Crans never officially nor unofficially split. Anyways!!
This “reunion” is probably the most expected thing by the fans and is also one of the hardest to believe (for now) regarding the past months/years:
After the end of the Roses Tour 3 years ago in December 2012 a lot of things happened, band members returned to their families and side projects naturally appeared. To name a few: The Pigtown Fling and other Limerick City of Culture projects for Noel and JetLagNYC, Like A Puppet Show and a possible 3rd solo album for Dolores.
Not to mention major upheavals and revelations concerning her private life: divorce from husband, air rage incident, sexually abused when she was a child, trial, new lover…

All these things don’t argue for a reunion soon as many things are still on the process and we have to remember words recently said by Noel: “The Cranberries is such a big thing, we have to lead it at a time when we can all focus on that and not have kind of other things going on at the same time to make everyone happy”.

Well, who knows, life is full of surprises sometimes and The Cranberries reunion could still happen tomorrow… but what could it be if not a reunion?

Some say it could simply concern a new release. Like Beneath The Skin on Bluray HD or more LP’s reissues or it could be a new record made of old stuffs like B-sides, rare studio or live tracks, or even another greatest hits…
Some more people say it might concern a collaboration / soundtrack / film project.
But it might be something completely fresh and new as well.
Do you have any idea? Please tell us.

For now no one really knows.
The surprise is total.

2016 might be great.

Happy New Year !

Sources: Noel HoganCranberries.com


UPDATE JANUARY 03

The official website was updated today with this new visual

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UPDATE FEBRUARY 04

Noel Hogan said on twitter today ““Cranberries news coming next Monday.”

Source: Noel Hogan Twitter

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