The Cranberries European Summer Tour 2016 is about to start!

May 29, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  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 ÂŁ6 + shipping.

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CD1
1. The Journey – Live at Hammersmith Apollo 2012
2. Free To Decide – Live at ZĂ©nith, 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 ZĂ©nith, 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 ZĂ©nith, Nantes 2010
2. Analyse – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
3. Zombie – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
4. Linger – Live at ZĂ©nith, Caen 2012
5. When You’re Gone – Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milan 2010
6. The Journey – Live at ZĂ©nith, Nantes 2010
7. Shattered – Live at Hammersmith Apollo 2012
8. Ode My Family – Live at Pavello Ollimpic Badalona, Barcelona 2010
9. How – Live at ZĂ©nith, Caen 2012

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

Tickets for CancĂșn go on sale this Friday. Details!

May 24, 2016  |  Comments Off on Tickets for CancĂșn 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 CancĂșn, 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 Webmaster  |  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:

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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 Webmaster  |  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. ‘AmhrĂĄn 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

Happy Birthday to Mike Hogan 43 years old today!

April 29, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all!
Happy Birthday Mike.
Photo below comes from The Cranberries Instagram

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The Cranberries now on Instagram!

April 22, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries now on Instagram!  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It’s official The Cranberries now have an Instagram account.
Earlier today Noel Hogan twitted the link of the very first picture posted there.

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That one isn’t really new and was already seen on Noel’s Tumblr before but who cares, having The Cranberries on Instagram is definitely a good news…
Follow the band by clicking this link or search for thecranberries.i directly inside the app.

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Sources: Noel Hogan twitter, The Cranberries Instagram

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

April 18, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  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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