Mikey Freedom Hart (Ex_Reyes) to join The Cranberries on tour (UPDATED)

April 18, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Our friends at Cranberries Mexico noticed today that Johanna Wiseley (White Prism) who, as we know, have been touring with The Cranberries as backing vocals/keyboard player since 2012, posted a new picture of the rehearsals for The Cranberries summer 2016 tour featuring multi-instrumentalist Mikey Freedom Hart Ex Reyes

In the caption, Johanna mentions she’s happy that Ex Reyes (Mikey) is now “on board”.

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This comes as a confirmation that, as fans could easily imagine, Russell Burton will not tour with the band as the additional guitarist/keyboard player on the 2016 tour.

It’s now up to European fans to warmly welcome Ex Reyes who, here, succeeds Russell Burton (Roses Tour) and Denny DeMarchi (Reunion Tour) on stage.


UPDATE APR.19 – 7:00 PM (UTC)

Noel Hogan posted 3 new pictures on Tumblr with Johanna and the new guy Mikey now rehearsing with the band.

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Concert Live’s “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” CANCELLED

April 17, 2016  |  Comments Off on Concert Live’s “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” CANCELLED  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Customers who recently ordered The Cranberries “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” box set 7″ vinyls at Concert Live just received an email to warn them that their order was cancelled due to additional costs of production. To apologize the email includes a discount code giving 25% off any purchase over £10 made through their website.

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Dear valued customer,

Thank you for your recent purchase of our new 7 inch single products.
Unfortunately, although we have started, and made good progress with the manufacture of these titles, our original supplier has informed us that they are unable to complete the manufacturing due to an increase in their costs of production.
This has been very frustrating for us and has sadly meant that the additional cost of production would result in us having to increase the retail price of the products which is not a cost we are willing to place on our customers.
We therefore feel that the best course of action at this time is to refund you on your purchase, and offer you a discount voucher for your next purchase with us as although this issue has been out of our hands, its not fair on you, our customers, that this issue causes either further delays, or cost.
Please find here your discount code. This code gives you 25% off any purchase over £10 made through the Concert Live website and is active as of now.
All refunds are being processed today and will be credited back on to the card you used to purchase. Please note depending upon the bank funds may take up to 5 days to appear in your account.
If you have any other questions please contact us at support@concertlive.co.uk.
Thank you for your continued support and our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.
Concert Live

“No Need To Argue” CRANBERRY COLOR VINYL to be released on Sept.16

April 14, 2016  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Fun news today coming from Runt. The album No Need To Argue will be reissued again on Sept.16, 2016 in a cranberry vinyl version. Very collector!! 🙂
Like the other reissues last year (No Need To Argue and Bury The Hatchet on 180g vinyls) this LP will be released on Plain Label and can be pre-ordered online right now for $29.98 at Runt

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Mexico confirmed + The Cranberries rehearsal setlist (SPOIL!!!!!)

April 12, 2016  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Two major news at the same time given by The Cranberries today.
The 1st one concerns the shows in Cancún which are now officially confirmed by the band on Facebook.
As mentioned yesterday the two shows will take place at Moon Palace Arena on August 26 & 27, 2016.
Fans will be now able to buy their tickets confidently as the band will definitely come and play in Mexico.
Tickets go on sale May 23rd.

This is a great news for South America as we can easily imagine these two shows won’t be the only ones on the continent. It would be very costly for the band to travel and play a one-off in one city…

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SETLIST WARNING: STOP READING THERE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED.

Second news concerns the setlist rehearsed these days by the band and revealed by Noel Hogan on Twitter earlier today.

Last week The Cranberries gathered in a studio to rehearse a few songs and on the 2nd rehearsal day, Noel posted some nice pictures where we can see the boys and some of their gears.
On one photo we could read what was probably a very first version of a setlist as seen in this news.
A few fans noticed that the list was very similar to that of the Roses Tour 2012!
Today for the second week of rehearsal, the band seems to be rehearsing more songs.
Take a look at the new list below:

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Quite a nice surprise as this song list features a lot more rarities with a few ones not played live in a very long time such as Hollywood, Wake Up And Smell The Coffee or This Is The Day. Please note this is just a list of everything they’re trying in no particular order and some of these songs might not be included in the final set. Some more might be added as well. Definitely exciting!
What do you think?

Cancún and Barcelona new promo ads for The Cranberries

April 11, 2016  |  Comments Off on Cancún and Barcelona new promo ads for The Cranberries  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Festival Jardins Pedralbes (Barcelona, Spain) just released a promo video featuring The Cranberries among other artists playing the festival this year:

Tickets for this concert went on sale this morning. Prices range from €16 to €128!
You can buy tickets online by clicking this link.
Some die-hard fans already bought theirs. Thanks to DO’RSpain for the picture.

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More information about The Cranberries announced in Cancún, Mexico on August 26 & 27, 2016.
The shows are still not confirmed by the band but the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort published a new ad on their website a few days ago where the name of the venue is revealed. It will be the Moon Palace Arena. These shows become a bit more likely every day.

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The Cranberries in Barcelona

April 8, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in Barcelona  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new date appeared today on The Cranberries summer tour 2016.
The band will play at Festival Jardins de Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain on June 11th.
Tickets go on sale next Monday April 11th. Prices range from €16 to €128
Thanks to DO’RSpain Facebook for the info.

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Sources: Festival Jardins de Pedralbes webiste, Festival Jardins de Pedralbes Facebook

More details about the Cancún shows

April 7, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Still not officially confirmed by The Cranberries yet, the 2 concerts at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancún, Mexico next August 26 & 27 have a dedicated Facebook page in English. We can learn tickets will go on sale on May 23, 2016 and their prices range from $129-$249 from the Gold to the VIP section.
Yes this is US Dollars. Quite expensive compared to the European shows but it seems attendees will enjoy a pre-concert dinner at 7:00 PM. Will there be tickets without dinner? Things are quite unclear for now.

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Even if the information seems more serious this time than another Mexican concert in the past, let’s hope The Cranberries will confirm these shows before May 23 otherwise fans will have to take a big risk on their own!

The Cranberries in Mexico & The Cranberries rehearsal days

April 6, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Breaking news for Mexico today as The Cranberries are announced to play 2 concerts in Cancún on August 26th & 27th. The information is not officially confirmed by the band yet but was announced last March 24th on the internet by Quintana Roo Hoy.
If confirmed it would automatically mean more South American concerts to be announced soon (and why not a few concerts in North America as well). The last time the band played Mexico -and mostly South America- was in 2010 during the Reunion Tour. The Cranberries have some of their biggest fans there and the band is expected like no other band is. Even more since the last tour for the album Roses in 2012 didn’t stop on the South American continent at all!

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Other news, yesterday was rehearsal day 1 for The Cranberries but no information were revealed. Even the very opposite, we had a few more pictures of Dolores with her side project D.A.R.K. doing interviews and photo shooting for a media called The Talkhouse.

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These pictures are difficult to date and even if recent (probably taken just a couple of days ago) they don’t mean Dolores wasn’t rehearsing with The Cranberries yesterday or don’t mean she was! What’s for sure is things are moving fast now and it really seems both projects are carried out in parallel by Dolores.

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And now today is The Cranberries rehearsal day 2. Noel just shared on his Tumblr account some photos where we can see the instruments and gears ready. We can also see Mike and Fergal & 2 familiar tech guys. Noel is not on the pictures as he probably is the one taking them. No sign of Dolores for now and she possibly hasn’t arrived yet which is not really a surprise as the very first rehearsal days might be instrumental only.

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On one picture we can even read some part of the setlist (yes it is readable if you are an expert in Cranberries songs) but no spoiling here, read it if you like or keep the surprise, your choice!

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Anyway good things are coming for sure…
Noel also posted a short mobile phone video on his Twitter:

Photos of “The Ultimate Live Collection Vol. 2” box set

March 30, 2016  |  Comments Off on Photos of “The Ultimate Live Collection Vol. 2” box set  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The box sets of The Ultimate Live Collection Volume 2 have just been shipped by Concert Live for once perfectly on time. Some fans already received their box and here below are the first photos:

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First thing you immediately notice is its size. It is almost half of the Volume 1 box which was way too large if you remember (see CW photo-review of the Volume 1 by clicking here).

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Size of the Volume 1: 29 x 23 x 12cm
Size of the Volume 2: 21 x 17 x 9cm

This time the 4 CD’s inside fit better!

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This is the exact same red/cranberries color 🙂 as the Volume 1.
It is interesting to note that for an unknown reason some fans received a white version of the Volume 1 which is quite weird and very collector!
Here’s the white box (on the left) received by Cranberries Mexico among a lot of other goodies ordered:

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Will there be a white version of the Volume 2?
Time will tell…

The content of this new box is exactly as announced by Concert Live:
2 live albums recorded on the 2010 Reunion Tour and 2 live albums recorded on the Roses Tour.

  • Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano – 16.mar.2010
  • Live at Zénith, Paris – 22.mar.2010
  • Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London – 02.oct.2012 
  • Live at Zénith, Caen – 10.nov.2012 

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The box is still available on the Concert Live website for £25 plus shipping.
Limited edition: 100 copies

Johanna Cranitch to join The Cranberries on the Summer Tour 2016

March 25, 2016  |  Comments Off on Johanna Cranitch to join The Cranberries on the Summer Tour 2016  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Johanna Cranitch, now Johanna Wiseley, just instagramed/twitted she’ll be playing with The Cranberries on their Summer Tour 2016. As you might remember she already played with the band on the Roses Tour 2012 on the keyboard and supporting Dolores as backup singer.

Getting excited to join these dudes again for some summer shows. #thecranberries

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Great news! See you on tour again Johanna.

Sources: White Prism Instagram, White Prism Twitter

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