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 from Colmar to Landerneau 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.


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

Posted by France 3 Alsace on Friday, 12 August 2016


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.

2016.08.12 crowd pano

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:

2016.08.12 setlist

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.

Nathan Hotchkiss

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 (45%, 53 Votes)
  • Zombie (44%, 52 Votes)
  • Dreams (44%, 52 Votes)
  • Ode To My Family (41%, 49 Votes)
  • Conduct (37%, 44 Votes)
  • Promises (34%, 40 Votes)
  • Linger (32%, 38 Votes)
  • Ridiculous Thoughts (30%, 36 Votes)
  • When You're Gone (29%, 35 Votes)
  • Animal Instict (29%, 35 Votes)
  • So Cold In Ireland (28%, 33 Votes)
  • Shattered (26%, 31 Votes)
  • Put Me Down (25%, 30 Votes)
  • Empty (25%, 30 Votes)
  • Electric Blue (25%, 30 Votes)
  • Twenty One (25%, 30 Votes)
  • Dreaming My Dreams (24%, 28 Votes)
  • Hollywood (23%, 27 Votes)
  • No Need To Argue (23%, 27 Votes)
  • Astral Projections (19%, 23 Votes)
  • Not Sorry (19%, 23 Votes)
  • Sunday (19%, 23 Votes)
  • Waltzing Back (18%, 21 Votes)
  • Pretty (18%, 21 Votes)
  • God Be With You (18%, 21 Votes)
  • This Is The Day (15%, 18 Votes)
  • I Still Do (15%, 18 Votes)
  • I Can't Be With You (14%, 17 Votes)
  • Show Me (13%, 16 Votes)
  • Cordell (13%, 15 Votes)
  • Stars (13%, 15 Votes)
  • Free To Decide (13%, 15 Votes)
  • Uncertain (13%, 15 Votes)
  • Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (13%, 15 Votes)
  • Still Can't... (12%, 14 Votes)
  • Roses (12%, 14 Votes)
  • Liar (12%, 14 Votes)
  • Go Your Own Way (12%, 14 Votes)
  • Analyse (12%, 14 Votes)
  • Yeat's grave (12%, 14 Votes)
  • Disappointment (11%, 13 Votes)
  • Just My Imagination (11%, 13 Votes)
  • I Will Always (11%, 13 Votes)
  • Joe (10%, 12 Votes)
  • Raining In My Heart (10%, 12 Votes)
  • You And Me (10%, 12 Votes)
  • Schizophrenic Playboys (10%, 12 Votes)
  • Forever Yellow Skies (10%, 12 Votes)
  • Loud And Clear (9%, 11 Votes)
  • Never Grow Old (9%, 11 Votes)
  • Tomorrow (9%, 11 Votes)
  • Everything I Said (9%, 11 Votes)
  • Salvation (9%, 11 Votes)
  • The Rebels (8%, 10 Votes)
  • Nothing Left At All (8%, 10 Votes)
  • I'm Still Remembering (8%, 9 Votes)
  • How (8%, 9 Votes)
  • The Icicle Melts (8%, 9 Votes)
  • Bosnia (8%, 9 Votes)
  • Losing My Mind (7%, 8 Votes)
  • Dying In The Sun (7%, 8 Votes)
  • War Child (7%, 8 Votes)
  • Desperate Andy (7%, 8 Votes)
  • Pathetic Senses (6%, 7 Votes)
  • I Don't Need (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Waiting in Walthamstow (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Them (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Fire & Soul (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Wanted (5%, 6 Votes)
  • What's On My Mind (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Saving Grace (5%, 6 Votes)
  • I Really Hope (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Fee Fi Fo (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Stop Me (4%, 5 Votes)
  • The Concept (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Perfect World (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Such A Shame (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Time Is Ticking Out (4%, 5 Votes)
  • In It Together (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Paparazzi On Mopeds (3%, 4 Votes)
  • New New York (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Delilah (3%, 4 Votes)
  • In The Ghetto (3%, 3 Votes)
  • So Good (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Sorry Son (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Dying Inside (3%, 3 Votes)
  • The Picture I View (3%, 3 Votes)
  • (They Long To Be) Close To You (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Chocolate Brown (3%, 3 Votes)
  • What You Were (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Away (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Do You Know (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Someday (2%, 2 Votes)
  • I Just Shot John Lennon (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Baby Blues (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Always (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Intermission (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Serendipity (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Many Days (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Will You Remember (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Copycat (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Woman Without Pride (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Sweetest Things (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Carry On (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Reason (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Every Morning (1%, 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:


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.

2016.07.28 extra date for cancun
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!

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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.

2016.07.01 preshow 1

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 (?)

2016.07.01 show 1

The Cranberries - Festival de la Nuit de l'Erdre 2016




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
16. Empty
17. You And Me
18. Promises
19. Dreams
Outro: “Exodus” (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

2016.07.01 setlist

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,,

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

2016.06.27 CL zombie soundwave poster

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

2016.06.27 CL vinyl clock

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

2016.06.27 CL tomorrow

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.

2016.06.09 RTN

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.

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