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

The Cranberries “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” box set 7″ vinyls

March 25, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new Cranberries box set is available today on the Concert Live website: the 7″ singles box set.
Named “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” it contains three 7″ vinyls and is limited to 100 copies.

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This live compilation based on the “Greatest Live Hits” 2CD version released by Concert Live before is a sort of greatest hits of the greatest hits as there are 12 tracks only (the 2CD version has 20 tracks).

On the Concert Live banner it says the item is part of a 24h sale supposed to end tomorrow morning at 9:00 but experience already showed this wasn’t really the case and as long as the 100 copies are not sold out the item stays on their website. Anyway if you are interested don’t hesitate too long, 100 is very few.
Price is £24.99 for the box. You can also order each vinyl separately for £7.99
Product dispatch date is May 23, 2016.

Tracklist:
Part 1:
Side A
Linger – Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano 2010
Just My Imagination – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012
Side B
Shattered – Live at Royal Albert Hall, London 2010
When You’re Gone – Live at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon 2010

Part 2
Side A
Zombie – Live at Royal Albert Hall, London 2010
Salvation – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012
Side B
Switch Off The Moment – Live in Barcelona 2010
Animal Instinct – Live at Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam 2010

Part 3
Side A
Dreams – Live at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon 2010
How – Live at Columbiahalle, Berlin 2010
Side B
Conduct – Live at Zénith, Caen 2012
Still Can’t… – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012

Source: Concert Live

Launch of D.A.R.K. official website

March 23, 2016  |  Comments Off on Launch of D.A.R.K. official website  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

D.A.R.K. official website is now online!

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This way, the band thus confirmed the 5 European shows in May previously announced this morning, which our team was able to find mostly via ticket sales companies.

The website also features a brand new complete biography of the band as well as an online shop on which fans can order signed versions of Science Agrees CD and LP & a signed screen print!!!

Let’s note that it seems only Dolores and Andy Rourke signed/will sign this last item. Suprisingly, Olé Koretsky is not mentioned, which is a bit of a pity as he’s one of the original Jetlag NYC band members… or is it a mistake from the website?

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Thanks to Richard for noticing as well.

The Cranberries to play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” in France

March 11, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” in France  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Another date of The Cranberries summer tour was just announced today.
The band will play “Fête du bruit dans Landerneau” festival on August 13, 2016.
The festival is located in Landerneau, France near Brest on the very west side of the country.

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Tickets on sale now, click on this link or on the word “La billetterie” on the home page of the festival
Price is €44,80 or €23,80 if you are under 12.

Source: Fête du bruit dans Landerneau

Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler 45 years old today!

March 4, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all!
So Happy Birthday Fergal.

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The Cranberries to play La Nuit de L’Erdre festival in France

March 4, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to play La Nuit de L’Erdre festival in France  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Another date has been added to the 2016 summer European tour this morning as festival La Nuit de l’Erdre in Nort-sur-Erdre (France) announced that The Cranberries would headline the festival on July 1st.

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Information can be found on the official website of the festival
Tickets already on sale (€37,99), click on the word “billetterie”

The Cranberries to appear in “Rock Band 4” video game (UPDATED MAR.18)

March 1, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The song title(s) is (are) not yet known but The Cranberries are on the list of the artists appearing in the video game “Rock Band 4” for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and others.

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For those who have no idea what this game is all about, it allows up to four players to simulate the performance of popular rock songs by playing with controllers modeled after musical instruments. Players can play the lead guitar, bass guitar and drums parts to songs with instrument controllers as well as sing through a USB microphone.

Here is the list of the artists being part of the next March DLC(*) as announced by developer Harmonix:

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Carrie Underwood
  • The Cranberries
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Luke Bryan
  • Neon Trees
  • One Direction
  • Sam Hunt

If there is only one song of The Cranberries in Rock Band 4 it will surely be “Zombie”.
If more than one so guess the songs… Any idea?

According to Bastián a longtime gamer and Cranberries fan (see his message below) the band already appeared in the video games “Rockband Blitz” (Linger) and “Singstar” (Linger, Zombie, Stars).
“Zombie” might be in “Rocksmith” as well.

(*) DLC is a sort of downloadable update, a not-free update, you have to pay more money to play those artists as they are not part of the main collection (Rock Band 4 was released in October 2015).

Source: VG 24/7


UPDATE MAR.14

Finally it is 3 new tracks from The Cranberries available tomorrow:
Dreams
Ode To My Family
Zombie
The tracklist was just announced today on the Facebook page of Rock Band 4.
So it makes a total of 4 Cranberries songs as Linger was already available as DLC before.

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UPDATE MAR.15

OUT NOW, HERE IS THE PROMO VIDEO


UPDATE MAR.18

“DREAMS”

“ODE TO MY FAMILY”

“ZOMBIE”

Tickets on sale today for the 1st show of The Cranberries in 2016

February 26, 2016  |  Comments Off on Tickets on sale today for the 1st show of The Cranberries in 2016  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As you may know The Cranberries will play their first 2016 concert in Lublin, Poland at Arena Lublin.
Order tickets online now by clicking this link. You can’t miss The Cranberries banner.

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They even have FanTicket !
Take a look at the sample below with a “Roses” promo-photo visual.
Final FanTicket will possibly receive a new visual as we all wait for the new Cranberries Official Website with hopefully new visual and recent pictures.

2016.02.26 Arena Lublin Fanticket sample

Thanks to Volodymyr for the info.

Source: eventim.pl