Colmar show + Landerneau cancellation review

August 16, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

First we’d like to apologize for this late review, travelling on the road from Colmar to Landerneau (something like 1,100km) within a night was rather exhausting for our team members, but here’s all you’ve got to know about The Cranberries last 2 shows of the European summer tour 2016.

The band arrived in the afternoon in Colmar, France in a private flight. Cool to note that the plane landed right behind the venue on a small aerodrome. Noel published some cool pics on his Tumblr account:

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One more on Olé Koretsky Instagram:

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As soon as they reached the venue, fans were made aware that Dolores was unwell that night through a message on her twitter account:

arrived in Colmar France with @The_Cranberries. bulging disk in my back is hurting me big time so please bear with me tonight. Love Dolores

Here’s a small video of the soundcheck filmed by Noel and posted on the band’s Instagram account:

Noel & Fergal then gave a 10 minutes press conference which you can watch online on the below links where they explain why France is a major territory in their career, how they’re getting better with social medias, how touring has become much more relax than it used to be for them at the beginning of their career, what kind of setlist they play live…etc
They also come back on their 2010 performance at this very same festival where the concert had to be interrupted by a power cut and reassure journalists that Dolores is doing well but isn’t a big fan of interviews, just like Mike, hence the fact they’re not attending the conference.

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The Cranberries en conférence de presse. On vous fait la traduction !

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As far as the concert is concerned, the band delivered an excellent performance, especially Dolores who impressively managed to do an excellent job although she was clearly having a hard time. She took time to tell the crowd, in French, that she had back problems and would do her best to sing perfectly as she wouldn’t be able to dance much.

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Highlights of the show probably were Dolores small “uh uh” impro at the end of Ridiculous Thoughts (which you can watch on the video we filmed on the giant screen below) and the always so intense Zombie she dedicated to “all the families of the people who were hurt at the hands of terrorism in France”.

The setlist was quite the same as the other European shows this year:

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Professional photos and videos can be found on the following websites (click the different links):

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Cool pics and vids from fans can also be found here:

Dolores received epidural injections which turned out not to be efficient enough to enable her to perform on the following day. Indeed, when she reached Landerneau she was advised not to perform and was medically evacuated to an Irish hospital.

If most of the fans showed lots of sympathy towards Dolores, the “fête du bruit” festival deserves a major red card as they did not inform the crowd of the cancellation before 9pm, that is to say 15 minutes after the band should have taken the stage, whereas the band had already made it official via a message on their Facebook account 3 hours earlier!

Unfortunately we have to cancel tonight’s performance at the Fete du Bruit in Landerneau, France due to Dolores having a very painful back problem caused by a bulging disc.

We arrived at the venue here today for the show but unfortunately Dolores is simply not well enough and in too much pain to perform.

She managed to do last nights show in Colmar but after the performance she was in great pain, which did not improve and forced today’s cancellations.

Sincere apologies to all those who came to see us tonight.

We hope to come back and see all of our fans in France again soon!

Quite a shame especially when you know that the Internet network was barely working on site, which led most of the fans to keep waiting for the band until 9pm with no clue they would not perform…

As you can see -if you speak French- on the below video we filmed, the festival organisers stated they are willing the reschedule this performance of The Cranberries for an upcoming edition.
Let’s hope the line up will be more coherent if this is to happen again cause we can tell you we had to endure some of the worst artist (?!) performances we were given to see in our lives…

To this point, we still don’t know if Dolores is expected to stay in hospital for a couple of days or for a longer time. No announcement re the upcoming Mexican shows due to take place on August 26, 27, 28 has been made yet but they might be compromised (?)

Let’s hope Dolores gets better soon, especially as the European D.A.R.K. tour is to start in exactly a month.

“All Things Considered/Why Music Matters” old interview with Dolores

August 6, 2016  |  Comments Off on “All Things Considered/Why Music Matters” old interview with Dolores  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

One of our readers just sent us a link of an old and rare interview with Dolores O’Riordan recorded in 2012 a few months after the death of her father.

Broadcast on the US radio NPR, the music program is called “All Things Considered”.
They launched a new series called “Why Music Matters: stories from fans in their own words about how music has changed their lives”.

Nathan Hotchkiss.

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In this episode you can listen to the story of Nathan Hotchkiss explaining how The Cranberries music helped him coming to terms with his identity. For sure a nice moment to be shared and there’s a happy surprise at the end of the 8min audio clip as he had the chance to exchange a few words with Dolores herself who seems to be touched by his story.

Download and/or listen to the show by clicking this link.
Thanks to Lionel for the information!

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Note: NPR might sound familiar to fans as the radio also recorded a Cranberries promo performance in 2012 for “All Songs Considered/Tiny Desk Concert”. Unclear whether this was recorded the same day or not.

POLL: Which Cranberries tracks would you like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement?

August 5, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Since Dolores confirmed in an interview given to music magazine “Classic Pop” that a “Greatest Hits” album of The Cranberries was due to be recorded with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, we’re curious to know which are the tracks fans would like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement.

Let us see what this Greatest Hits album would ideally looks like for the Crans community!

Pick 15 tracks from the band’s repertoire in the poll below:

Which Cranberries tracks would you like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement on a Greatest Hits album ?

  • Daffodil Lament (4%, 53 Votes)
  • Zombie (4%, 52 Votes)
  • Dreams (4%, 52 Votes)
  • Ode To My Family (3%, 49 Votes)
  • Conduct (3%, 44 Votes)
  • Promises (3%, 40 Votes)
  • Linger (3%, 38 Votes)
  • Ridiculous Thoughts (2%, 36 Votes)
  • When You're Gone (2%, 35 Votes)
  • Animal Instict (2%, 35 Votes)
  • So Cold In Ireland (2%, 33 Votes)
  • Shattered (2%, 31 Votes)
  • Put Me Down (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Empty (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Electric Blue (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Twenty One (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Dreaming My Dreams (2%, 28 Votes)
  • Hollywood (2%, 27 Votes)
  • No Need To Argue (2%, 27 Votes)
  • Astral Projections (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Not Sorry (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Sunday (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Waltzing Back (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Pretty (1%, 21 Votes)
  • God Be With You (1%, 21 Votes)
  • This Is The Day (1%, 18 Votes)
  • I Still Do (1%, 18 Votes)
  • I Can't Be With You (1%, 17 Votes)
  • Show Me (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Cordell (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Stars (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Free To Decide (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Uncertain (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Still Can't... (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Roses (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Liar (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Go Your Own Way (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Analyse (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Yeat's grave (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Disappointment (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Just My Imagination (1%, 13 Votes)
  • I Will Always (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Joe (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Raining In My Heart (1%, 12 Votes)
  • You And Me (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Schizophrenic Playboys (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Forever Yellow Skies (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Loud And Clear (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Never Grow Old (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Tomorrow (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Everything I Said (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Salvation (1%, 11 Votes)
  • The Rebels (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Nothing Left At All (1%, 10 Votes)
  • I'm Still Remembering (1%, 9 Votes)
  • How (1%, 9 Votes)
  • The Icicle Melts (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Bosnia (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Losing My Mind (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Dying In The Sun (1%, 8 Votes)
  • War Child (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Desperate Andy (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Pathetic Senses (0%, 7 Votes)
  • I Don't Need (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Waiting in Walthamstow (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Them (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Fire & Soul (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Wanted (0%, 6 Votes)
  • What's On My Mind (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Saving Grace (0%, 6 Votes)
  • I Really Hope (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Fee Fi Fo (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Stop Me (0%, 5 Votes)
  • The Concept (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Perfect World (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Such A Shame (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Time Is Ticking Out (0%, 5 Votes)
  • In It Together (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Paparazzi On Mopeds (0%, 4 Votes)
  • New New York (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Delilah (0%, 4 Votes)
  • In The Ghetto (0%, 3 Votes)
  • So Good (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Sorry Son (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Dying Inside (0%, 3 Votes)
  • The Picture I View (0%, 3 Votes)
  • (They Long To Be) Close To You (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Chocolate Brown (0%, 3 Votes)
  • What You Were (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Away (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Do You Know (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Someday (0%, 2 Votes)
  • I Just Shot John Lennon (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Baby Blues (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Always (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Intermission (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Serendipity (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Many Days (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Will You Remember (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Copycat (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Woman Without Pride (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Sweetest Things (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Carry On (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Reason (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Every Morning (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Capetown (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pretty Eyes (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 119

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And to help you, here’s an enticing preview of what this album could sound like with an extract from Dolores solo performance featuring the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the Limerick City of Culture New Year’s Eve performance, 2013:

 

CONFIRMED: Cranberries “Greatest Hits” album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra

August 3, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

The English magazine “Classic Pop” published in their current August/September issue a brand new interview with D.A.R.K., the first one featuring Dolores.

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Even if this interview is totally focused on D.A.R.K., one part retains the reader’s attention more than the others as “Classic Pop” is the very first media to officially confirm what Cranberries World team member Jury exposed/guessed a few months ago:

THE CRANBERRIES ARE/WERE RECORDING AN ALBUM WITH THE IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.

DOLORES: (…) at the time I felt like it (Roses) was going to be the last album, but the years go by, things happen in your life and you end up together.

A cranberries ‘greatest hits’ album is due to be recorded soon with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and that project co-exists with the debut album by D.A.R.K.

Dolores and the boys probably had not recorded anything when this interview was done, and to this day it is unclear whether the lads totally finished all their tracks/parts nor if Dolores even started recording hers. Anyway, this is definitely good news for all The Cranberries fans.

The rest of the interview, the main part, is still very interesting as it’s the very first time we get to read Dolores’ point of view about D.A.R.K.’s project:

DOLORES: It’s a very different way of working to how The Cranberries operate (…) This project is completely different than anything else I have worked on and I’d have to call it unique. It wasn’t contrived in any way. It just kinda happened and became the sound that it was.

 

OLE KORETSKY: Apart from the Seventies wannabee purists, 90% of bands these days are using programs. Everybody is playing to a click track! The Cranberries are one of the bands who don’t do that. Them, AC/DC, and The Rolling Stones are just rocking out! It’s a very different vibe.

Dolores also talks about the tough days, the time she spent in a psychiatric hospital, the help received from doctors and family and the fact she is feeling better now. Some parts of “Science Agrees” were recorded during this turmoil. Working on D.A.R.K.’s songs was a sort of therapy.

DOLORES: I was manic when I was recording Gunfight”.

 

 

Read the whole interview by clicking this link.

Extra performance date for The Cranberries in Cancún, Mexico

July 28, 2016  |  Comments Off on Extra performance date for The Cranberries in Cancún, Mexico  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

First 2 shows being sold out, The Cranberries will play a 3rd concert in Cancún, Mexico still at the Moon Palace Arena on August 28th.

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Tickets go on sale TOMORROW Friday 29 July at 11:00 AM by Ticketmaster México.
Prices range from $129-$249 from the Gold to the VIP section.

This was just announced today by The Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, here below their message:

BREAKING NEWS: Due to popular demand. We’ve added an extra performance date for The Cranberries Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort! Originally scheduled to perform on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, The Cranberries will also entertain guests on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Tickets to the concert range from $129-$249 from the Gold to the VIP section. Guests can utilize the Resort Credit towards the purchase of tickets.

Thanks to Cranberries Mexico

The new Cranberries official merchandise available online now

July 22, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As promised by The Cranberries on their Facebook page last July 8th, the new merchandise sold on their current “Summer Tour 2016” is now also available online: 2 T-Shirts and a Hoodie. (£20 and £40)

The band just posted the link on their Facebook today as well as Noel on his Twitter.
Click here

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The Cranberries in Cognac, France: news & photos [UPDATES]

July 7, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in Cognac, France: news & photos [UPDATES]  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play at Festival Cognac Blues Passions in Cognac, France tonight!

CranberriesWorld team will attend this show tonight and we’ll try to keep you updated. Please check out our social networks accounts for more instant updates from Festival Cognac Blues Passions:

Our Twitter | Our Instagram with photos from the show | Our Periscope (yes, we’ll try our best to periscope maybe the first 2 songs of tonight’s show if internet 3G is not too poor. New videos will be on the left side)

And here comes first photos from the venue:

More cranberries merch. Hoodie! #thecranberries #cranberries #doloresoriordan #summertour2016 #cognac #bluespassions #festival

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Flight cases for dressing room. #thecranberries #cranberries #doloresoriordan #summertour2016 #cognac #bluespassions #festival

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The show is coming! @thecranberries.i #thecranberries #bluespassions #cognac

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The Cranberries in concert at festival “La Nuit de l’Erdre”

July 3, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The “Summer Tour 2016” continues, this time in France near Nantes headlining festival “La Nuit de l’Erdre” in front of 17,000 fans. This was the 4th concert of this short tour and it was sold out once again.

The band just had a 3-week-break. Dolores and Johanna were arriving from the USA.
Johanna wrote on Twitter: “Jet lag in a hotel in France”
See Mike resting on his bed a few hours before the show as published on the band’s instagram.

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Perfectly on time (10:40 PM) and right when the other band playing the second stage finished their set, The Cranberries entered the main stage playing Analyse without intro. Not even 30 seconds between the 2 bands! This suddenness surprised everyone in the audience… especially when there’s no musical intro!
There was a few sound problems during the show. A possible contact failure on Noel’s Guitar (?)

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The setlist was the same as the other 3 European shows minus 2 songs, Loud And Clear and Desperate Andy. The show was shorter than expected, about 1h15 instead of 1h30. Hard to explain why as there was no curfew and the band was officially announced for a 1H30-show. As usual most of the crowd didn’t know/understand that Dreams was the last song and was expecting a second encore, especially as 15 minutes left. Plus The Cranberries not coming back to salute properly at the end of the show (as they always do 🙁 ) let a “we want more” feeling in the air.

Setlist, The Cranberries, La Nuit de l’Erdre (July 1, 2016):
01. Analyse
02. Animal Instinct
03. Wanted
04. Linger
05. When You’re Gone
06. Dreaming My Dreams
07. Just My Imagination
08. Ode To My Family
09. Free To Decide
10. I Can’t Be With You
11. Conduct
12. Schizophrenic Playboys
13. Salvation
14. Ridiculous Thoughts
15. Zombie
—–Encore—–
16. Empty
17. You And Me
18. Promises
19. Dreams
Outro: “Exodus” (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

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The CW team instagramed a few photos that day and tried to periscope a few things and the first 2 songs of the show. Sorry internet 3G was really poor on the site and the quality kinda sucks.
Nothing we can do about that.
Anyway here’s our HD video of Conduct recorded from the front row!

Photo credits: Nicolas Tessier, Clémence Rougetet, Laurent Franzi, Soonnight.com, ouest-france.fr

Concert Live: 2 new Cranberries items for sale

June 27, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live again and again and again, you know those who recorded a few concerts of The Cranberries in 2010 & 2012, oh yes.. sure you know… well, they are now selling 2 new items.

First item and after the “success” of their first soundwave poster based on “Linger”, they are now offering a 2nd poster based on the track “Zombie”.
Still 25 copies, numbered, framed and mounted.
Price £22.99

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Second item is a 12″ vinyl wall clock featuring artwork from the 2010 tour.
limited to 50 copies, numbered as well.
Estimated dispatch date: July 12
Price £20.00

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And for tomorrow (Tuesday 28) Concert Live just announced a special offer starting at 9:00 AM.
See the ad below:

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A new Cranberries album: “I wouldn’t say soon!”

June 20, 2016  |  Comments Off on A new Cranberries album: “I wouldn’t say soon!”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here comes another interview of The Cranberries given at Festi’Neuch in Switzerland.
This time, Fergal and Noel answered questions for a local radio called RTN.

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Among a few questions about playing festivals, past hiatus or their families, a question (and an answer actually!!) about the next Cranberries album retains attention:

RTN: Is there a chance for us to have a new Cranberries album anytime soon?

Noel: Humm, yeah we’ve been talking about it, we’ve got to write this first… So I wouldn’t say soon… But hopefully we will start getting down to it as we kinda get more into the gigs.

Listen to the whole RTN interview (6min long) by clicking this link.
Thanks once more to DO’RSpain for finding this.

[Festi’Neuch] RadioFr.Fribourg interviewed Noel Hogan – Audio & Video

June 18, 2016  |  Comments Off on [Festi’Neuch] RadioFr.Fribourg interviewed Noel Hogan – Audio & Video  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A few hours before the show at Festi’Neuch in Switzerland last week, the radio “RadioFr.Fribourg” had the opportunity to interview Noel Hogan.

Hopefully next year we will be back to do more of our own gigs again…

NOEL HOGAN

The radio released the audio podcast (MP3):

 

On June 10th, the interviewer Jonathan Grossenbacher posted on his Twitter account a photo of that moment with a few words addressed to Noel: “Thanks for this amazing moment!”

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And yesterday the radio posted the video on YouTube:

The interview is exactly the same, podcast and YouTube. The audio podcast is a just little longer only because “Just My Imagination” (album version) was aired at the end.

Thanks to The Cranberries Brasil & Dolores O’Riordan Spain for noticing.

Next Cranberries concert: schedule revealed

June 16, 2016  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The next Cranberries concert will take place in France at “La Nuit de l’Erdre” on July 1st.
The schedules were recently revealed on the website and all the social medias of the festival.
The Cranberries will play a 1h30 show starting at 10:40 PM

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Like Festi’Neuch in Switzerland and Festival Jardins Pedralbes in Spain, this festival is sold out!

The Cranberries live in Barcelona tonight

June 11, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play Festival Jardins Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain tonight at 10:00 PM.
The show is sold out (seating capacity 2100) and it is the last one for the band this month!
This post will be updated all day so please keep coming back…

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No backdrop tonight to let the view on the beautiful “Palau de Pedralbes”

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Noel & Fergal giving an interview for Catalunya Radio earlier today

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PERISCOPE #1 – Linger

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PERISCOPE #2 – Just My Imagination 

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PERISCOPE #3 – Desperate Andy

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PERISCOPE #4 – Zombie

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PERISCOPE #5 – Promises

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PERISCOPE #6 – Dreams

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11:30 PM local time: The show is now over.
Setlist very similar (possibly the same) as the other 2 shows in Poland and Switzerland.

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Seguim celebrant els teus trenta amb bona música #thecranberries #festivaljardinsdepedralbes #tuijo #concert #bcn

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The Cranberries in Neuchâtel, Switzerland: photos & live broadcast link [2 UPDATES]

June 9, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play at the Festi’Neuch festival in Neuchâtel, Switzerland tonight!

The show will be broadcast live HERE  at 10 PM local time. Don’t miss it!

Photos from The Cranberries’ Instagram:

Off again.

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Sound Check

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UPDATE #1

Audio interview with Noel Hogan at Festineuch festival is HERE (thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain for the link!)

UPDATE #2

Lots of great photos form the show is HERE!

The Cranberries rehearsing “Linger” for “The Bachelorette” TV Show

June 6, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries rehearsing “Linger” for “The Bachelorette” TV Show  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Andrew Kimmel producer of the TV Show “The Bachelorette” published a real gem 5 months ago on YouTube: a video of The Cranberries minus Mike and Fergal rehearsing Linger with a string quartet at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin mid-June 2015 for the Season 9 of the American TV Show “The Bachelorette”. This is a different version as the one aired on TV (again, this is taken from the rehearsal) but it’s very similar and this time it’s a full version. You might remember the episode didn’t air the whole song (only 2 minutes) and there were dialogues on it; take a look at the news CW wrote last year.
This new video is only one camera, one angle and there is extra time before and after the song.
And available in HD 1080, very cool!!

Thank You Mister Producer!

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…and a special thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain Facebook for finding this first.

The Cranberries live in concert at Arena Lublin, first photos/videos

June 3, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The very first show of The Cranberries in a long time started a few minutes ago.
Unfortunately the live streaming announced yesterday was a fake. (All YouTube and Prostreamy links). Even The band officially announced the event on their Facebook and got fooled. Incredible how many scammers there are for this show!

Anyway the only way to follow the concert if you are not in Lublin tonight is social medias like Instagram, Twitter or Periscope. Here below the first photos taken by people at the Arena today. Authors will be credited a little later. More photos and information will come as the evening progresses…

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Pierwsi fani już są!
Od 18:30 otwieramy bramy dla wszystkich sektorów!
Ojjjj będzie się działo! 😀
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The Cranberries już na scenie! <3 <3 <3

Posted by Arena Lublin on Friday, 3 June 2016

 

KNOWN SETLIST so far, no particular order:
Analyse, Ode to My Family, Animal Instinct, Wanted, When You’re Gone, Just My Imagination, Conduct, Zombie, Empty, You and Me, Promises

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FINAL SETLIST:

  1. Analyse
  2. Animal Instinct
  3. Wanted
  4. Linger
  5. When You’re Gone
  6. Dreaming My Dreams
  7. Just My Imagination
  8. Ode To My Family
  9. Loud And Clear
  10. Free To Decide
  11. I Can’t Be With You
  12. Conduct
  13. Desperate Andy
  14. Schizophrenic Playboys
  15. Salvation
  16. Ridiculous Thoughts
  17. Zombie
    Encore:
  18. Empty
  19. You And Me
  20. Promises
  21. Dreams

 

Lublin to be broadcast live tomorrow + Meet and Greet contest (3UPDATES)

June 2, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

More surprises to come from Poland.
It seems the Lublin show will be broadcast live on YouTube as well as one other stuff.
Indeed 2 feeds are available on YouTube right now. They are displaying different timing.

The first one is clearly tomorrow’s show. It is perfectly announced as a live stream and time matches the usual schedule for a concert starting around 8:00 PM local time. The other one is more mysterious as the broadcast will begin in the morning. What is it exactly and where is it (the word “? No more information for now. Maybe fans understanding Polish might help. A possible a press conference, or soundcheck?? Clearly another surprise to come.
Die-hard fans!!!
It’s time to check if your streaming recorder is perfectly working and ready for tomorrow!!

On the other hand Arena Lublin launched a meet & greet contest on their Facebook.
15 Polish fans will have the chance to meet Mike, Noel and Fergal before the show tomorrow. Dolores is not officially announced but there is a good chance she will join.

And last, earlier today, the band unveiled on social medias the new backdrop for the Summer Tour: it will be the classic “The Cranberries” logo.
Looking great isn’t it?

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UPDATE  – June 3 – 9:10 AM (UTC)
The unknown “morning” streaming have been delayed. it was supposed to start more than 1 hour ago. New schedule is NOON local time, (10:00 AM UTC). Starts in 50 minutes then… Still no information on what it could stream… surprise!


UPDATE  – June 3 – 10:20 AM (UTC)
BEWARE
Bad surprise!
One of our readers Kamil Urczyński reported on our Facebook that YouTube link was FAKE.

Here’s what Kamil says: “Link to youtube is fake, it will charge a fee for the sent sms to encourage subscriptions and paid surveys. Only true livestream is Prostreamy.pl”

Tomek, in the comments below, also posted about Prostreamy.pl

If any Polish fans can confirm, it would help a lot.
Indeed when you go to YouTube now, the streaming was supposed to start 20 minutes ago and nothing appears except a weird link below the video opening a new window where you are asked to enter a phone number. It seems Kamil says the truth, so watch out and report to YouTube if you can.

What’s for sure is that Lublin show will be broadcast live on the internet tonight. This was confirmed by The Cranberries this morning on their Facebook, but the band posted the same link as us. Even if both YouTube accounts are 2 different users the look is very close and the band might have been fooled as well. Let’s hope they’ll be able to confirm the correct link asap if YouTube link(s) really is/are fake.


UPDATE  – June 3 – 1:30 PM (UTC)
One of the fake YouTube account has been suspended!
The other, the one from the “morning” is still running so be careful.

BOTH ARE FAKE

We don’t know yet if there is a true live stream tonight.

The Cranberries are in Poland

June 1, 2016  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday, May 31st, the 3 lads were back on tour as seen on The Cranberries Instagram. Nice photo taken in a car with Noel driving! Direction Dublin to take a plane for Lublin, Poland where the 1st show in almost 4 years will take place next Friday.

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This morning, June 1st, early start… as seen on The Cranberries Instagram

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In the afternoon, Arena Lublin posted on their Facebook a lot of photos of the arrival of the guys with also Mikey Freedom Hart, Johanna Wiseley and some of their crew members at Lublin Airport. Yes they all flew with Ryan Air!!

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Dolores wasn’t travelling with the boys but later on the evening Olé Koretsky revealed on his Instagram that he was in Warszawa (Teatr Narodowy). No doubt Dolores is somewhere around even if not appearing on the photo. We can definitely say The Cranberries have all arrived in Poland.

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And last for the day, Johanna posted on her Instagram a photo of the 3 boys when in Lublin Old Town.

2016.06.01 LublinOldTownMore pictures of their stay in Poland will probably appear tomorrow, possibly medias and/or soundcheck to do (?) so this post will be updated as soon as possible. Please check back later.


UPDATE  – June 2 – 2:10 PM (UTC)
Lubelska TV posted a short video of the guys arriving at the airport yesterday.
Click this link to watch it on their website.
Thanks to Andrzej!

The Cranberries European Summer Tour 2016 is about to start!

May 29, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

There a now five days left until the first concert of The Cranberries European Tour 2016 which will take place at the Arena Lublin, in Poland.

Walking through the streets of Lublin, Polish fans will probably notice that the Lublin Arena is doing last minute street marketing to promote the concert these days, as you can see on the below pics:

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On the band’s part, Noel posted two new rehearsals pics, mentioning these were the last days of rehearsals, along with a brand new poster of the tour and a pic of crew members’ tour books.

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Last, the Limerick Leader posted a cool article about the band’s comeback along with a small interview from Ken Coleman, the Irish digital media artist who took the recent photographs and video of the band posted on The Cranberries official social media accounts.

Ken explained:

They are all in different places at different times, so we had a very small window of opportunity to get it done on a Sunday evening.

We knocked it out in about an hour and a half; green screen, live video, and the stills from that last practice before they packed up.

I got a couple of shots of them and the video and you can see at the very end that they are having a good chat, they were laughing and joking amongst themselves.

What is exciting is the international reaction – the video had 300,000 hits in a day, the Instagram had 48,000 likes.

You guys better be ready for memorable tour!!!

Who’s going to see the band? 😉

The Cranberries “Greatest Live Hits Volume 2”

May 27, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live just announced today the release of The Cranberries “Greatest Live Hits Volume 2”.
The album includes 20 tracks recorded on the Reunion Tour in 2010 & the Roses Tour in 2012
2CD set, limited edition, 100 copies.
Price £6 + shipping.

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CD1
1. The Journey – Live at Hammersmith Apollo 2012
2. Free To Decide – Live at Zénith, Nantes 2010
3. Salvation – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
4. Dreams – Live in Madrid 2010
5. Linger – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
6. You And Me – Live at Pavello Ollimpic Badalona, Barcelona 2010
7. Zombie – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
8. Time Is Ticking Out – Live at Pavello Ollimpic Badalona, Barcelona 2010
9. Ridiculous Thoughts – Live at Zénith, Nantes 2010
10. Electric Blue – Live in Madrid 2010
11. Desperate Andy – Live at Pavello Ollimpic Badalona, Barcelona 2010

CD2
1. I Can’t Be With You – Live at Zénith, Nantes 2010
2. Analyse – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
3. Zombie – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
4. Linger – Live at Zénith, Caen 2012
5. When You’re Gone – Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milan 2010
6. The Journey – Live at Zénith, Nantes 2010
7. Shattered – Live at Hammersmith Apollo 2012
8. Ode My Family – Live at Pavello Ollimpic Badalona, Barcelona 2010
9. How – Live at Zénith, Caen 2012

Click this link to buy the album directly on Concert Live’s website.

Tickets for Cancún go on sale this Friday. Details!

May 24, 2016  |  Comments Off on Tickets for Cancún go on sale this Friday. Details!  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

More details about the 2 shows The Cranberries will play at Moon Palace Arena in Cancún, Mexico on August 26 & 27 – 7:00 PM. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday May 27 at 11:00 AM local time on TicketmasterMexico. No presale, only general sale!

Click this link to buy ticket for the 1st show on Aug. 26th
And/or click this other link to buy ticket for the 2nd show on Aug. 27th

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Both shows are officially confirmed by the band but please note they are quite unusual as tickets include preshow dinner with open bar for everyone and will be numbered. Audience will be seated on tables, 10 seats on each table. 200 tables are available each day which makes 2000 tickets per show. Price depends on the proximity of the table with the stage:

VIP: $2,890 Mxn (USD 155)
Diamond: $2,190 Mxn (USD 120)
Platinum: $1,690 Mxn (USD 90)
Gold: $1,390 Mxn (USD 75)

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These 2 shows sound quite intimate and fancy like the ones in Monaco back in July 2002 but no dresscode seems required. No more shows in Mexico are planned for now so Mexican fans, this might be your only chance to see The Cranberries this summer.

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Thanks to CranberriesMexico for all those details!

New promo launched for The Cranberries Lublin show (UPDATED)

May 17, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have been treating fans with some pretty cool promo elements for a few days now, starting with a cool teasing video yesterday published on the Arena Lublin’s Facebook:

The Cranberries zaprasza na koncertA tak na koncert w Lublinie zapraszają muzycy The Cranberries. Przypominamy – ARENA LUBLIN, 3 czerwca 2016.
➡ bilety od 75 zł na http://bit.ly/1SM9lqc

Posted by Arena Lublin on Monday, 16 May 2016

 

…and a brand new “kind of poster” made by Kenartcorp and published on The Cranberries Instagram today:

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No surprise this inspired The Hand who just published on his Instagram another of his amazing cartoons based on Dolores’ new look:

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Quite an exciting way to tease fans for the upcoming shows!

Let’s note The Hand is currently selling one of his drawings on eBay


UPDATE  – 9:10 PM (UTC)
One more drawing posted today by the very inspired The Hand still on his Instagram.
This time The Hogans:

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… and the promo picture without the Lublin details posted on The Cranberries official Facebook:

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Plus a brand new exclusive video posted by Noel :

The Cranberries back in rehearsals, invite fans to join them and shed a light on D.A.R.K.’s tour postponement

May 15, 2016  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The band is back to the Limerick Chamber Orchestra studio this week so as to rehearse once more for the summer shows that will take place in Europe and Mexico.

This time, Dolores is rehearsing with the boys, Johanna and Mikey, as seen on the pictures Noel posted on the band’s Instagram account:

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Cool pic of Declan, the band’s backline tech!

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Mike and the new guy Mikey Freedom Hart

These rehearsals are taking place as Dolores should have been starting touring Europe with her side project D.A.R.K.
A great opportunity for fans who were to fly to Limerick to attend D.A.R.K.’s first concert ever as a few of them were lucky enough to be invited by Dolores herself to attend The Cranberries rehearsals twice!

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From left to right, Noel, Voula, Litsa, Dolores, Dolores, Fergal, Mike

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Picture of the girls Noel posted on the band’s official Instagram account!

Congrats to Litsa (Greece), Voula (Greece) and Dolores (Croatia) who probably had the time of their life, enjoying a “private” concert, being offered setlists and taking pics with the band!

The girls used the occasion to question Dolores about D.A.R.K.’s tour postponement and learned that it was due to visa issues for their guitarist, which explains why fans got to learn about the rescheduled dates pretty late. The band is grateful, however, that fans are quite tolerant and not blaming them for this postponement.

Source: Thanks to Litsa who told us about this amazing experience, well done girls!

“God Be With You” on the charity album to fight homelessness

May 11, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The tracklisting of the charity album to fight homelessness featuring Dolores O’Riordan among other Irish artists is now known. The website Lovin Dublin just published the full list and it will be the song “God Be With You” concerning Dolores. The album is called “Rising Against Homelessness” and goes on sale this week in Irish record stores, Starbucks outlets and will also be available to download from iTunes.
Price €10.

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TRACKLIST:

1. ‘The Patriot Game’ by Munday and friends

2. ‘The Foggy Dew’ by The Chieftains with Sinead O’Connor

3. ‘God Be With You ‘ by Dolores O’Riordan 

4. ‘Wild Mountain Time’ by The Waterboys

5. ‘The Town I Loved So Well’ by Camille O’Sullivan

6. ‘The Auld Triangle’ by HomeTown

7. ‘The Night Visiting Song’ by August Wells

8. ‘Children of ’16’ by Declan O’Rourke

9. ‘Villains Remix’ by The Saw Doctors with Giles Packham

10. ‘Hairy Jaysus’ by Kila with Giles Packham

11. ‘Down By The Sally Gardens’ by Heathers

12. ‘Romantic Ireland Is Dead and Gone’ by The Walls

13. ‘The Galtee Mountain Bay’ by Pauline Scanlon.

14. ‘A Song for Ireland’ by Stephen Robinson

15. ‘Foggy Dew 2016’ by Lethal Dialect

16. ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ by Meltybrains?

As you probably all know, “God Be With You” already appears on the remastered version of the album “To The Faithful Departed”. Dolores being credited on this new charity album and not “The Cranberries” it is quite unclear for now whether the song is a new version or the old Cranberries version.

Sources: Lovin Dublin, Irish Mirror


Edit: “God Be With You” was originally recorded and released as a Dolores solo track for “The Devil’s Own” soundtrack, so there’s a good chance that this is still the same old version on this charity CD.
Thanks Richard!!


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BREAKING: The Cranberries recording SOMETHING at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio?!

April 29, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

Last few days Noel has been posting new photos on The Cranberries’ new Instagram page. These photos feature Noel, Mike and Ferg in some large spaces with lots of musical instruments, headphones and microphones… as if the boys were recording something! Another photo shows a music sheet of Zombie. Some fans were speculating that these photos were part of a recording session.

And today we have another clue! A new photo on The Cranberries’ Instagram has a geotagging saying that it was taken at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio in Limerick! And Noel added the words: “One last take….” on his Twitter page.

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As some fans may remember, on February 24th, Dolores told in the interview after the court sentencing that she’s about to release two records, one with D.A.R.K. and the other with… The Chamber Orchestra!

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According to the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio website, its “state-of-the-art space has been acoustically modelled to share the properties of the world’s finest concert halls” and it provides “rehearsal and recording facilities for the orchestra.”

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So it seems like the pieces of the puzzle are beginning to fall into place: The Cranberries are indeed recording (or rehearsing?) something at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio, and so far it looks like something acoustic (lots of acoustic guitars and Fergal’s famous Empty drums on photos). So what is it? An acoustic best of album with orchestrated arrangements? Or just a rehearsal at fancy studio… but why so many microphones? Time will tell!

Anyway, these are very exciting news for The Cranberries fans, and we can’t wait to hear what are you thinking about this in our comments section!

Sources: The Cranberries Instagram, Noel Hogan’s Twitter

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