The Cranberries in New York – Recap

February 9, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries ended their second day of promotion in the Big Apple tonight. Last night, the band made their first appearance on American TV since 2001 on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They played a full band version of “Tomorrow” on the show, and “Dreams” as bonus content for the show’s website. Fallon, who is obviously a big fan of the group told the audience how Dolores answered him back to his “I loooove you Dolores!” during a Cranberries concert in the mid 90’s. Funny moment.

“Tomorrow” – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Today, The Cranberries were guests at “Soundcheck” on WNYC (radio station). Dolores and the three lads performed acoustic versions of “Raining in My Heart” and “Tomorrow” during the show, then “Zombie” as an extra for the radio station’s website. This was the first time that the band played a live version of the heartbreaking “Raining in My Heart” and there’s a video of that great moment:

“Raining In My Heart” – WNYC’s Soundcheck

Later, the band performed a session at the Rolling Stone Magazine headquarters. More details to come in the next days.

Performing at the Rolling Stone Magazine headquarters

Also, The Cranberries will be guests on ABC’s show The View Friday morning. Be sure to check the Calendar section for all the details.

U.S. and Canada tour dates confirmed

February 8, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries confirmed dates for their upcoming tour in Eastern Canada and USA.

Date City Venue Tickets/Info
May04 New York NY, USA Terminal 5 On Sale Feb 17th
May05 Philadelphia PA, USA Electric Factory On Sale Feb 18th
May08 Montreal QC, Canada Metropolis On Sale Feb 17th
May09 Toronto ON, Canada Sound Academy On Sale Feb 17th
May11 Boston MA, USA House of Blues On Sale Feb 17th
May12 Mashantucket CT, USA Foxwoods On Sale Feb 17th
May14 Washington DC, USA 9:30 Club On Sale Feb 16th
May16 Chicago IL, USA Riviera On Sale Feb 18th
May17 Minneapolis MN, USA Venue TBA TBA

 

There should be more dates to come soon for the Western and Southern part of the continent.

Source: cranberries.com (official site)

‘Live in Paris 2010’ re-released on iTunes

February 8, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The audio recording of the Zénith show (Paris) taped in March 2010 was re-released worldwide today on iTunes. The digital album includes live versions of 18 Cranberries past hits and of 3 solo songs from O’ Riordan. This show was first made available as 3-CD set through Concert Live after the Paris show, then on the EMI label.

Source: iTunes

“Stop Me” on the Canadian iTunes deluxe edition

February 8, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Bonus track “Stop Me” will be included on the Canadian iTunes deluxe edition which will be released on February 28. The track was first recorded for O’ Riordan’s “No Baggage” album but was not used on the record or as bonus material. The Cranberries recorded it again in Toronto last year.

Since a short preview of “Stop Me” was put online during the recording sessions of No Baggage, the up-beat song became a fan favorite.

Dolores in studio during the “No Baggage” sessions (2009) 

The ‘berries on Jimmy Fallon + First U.S. tour date

February 8, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries pre-recorded a live performance of “Tomorrow” for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The episode will air tonight on NBC at 12:35
A member from  thecranberries.me community, Celtic Yodels, was part of tonight assistance. He told the community that the band played a second song, ‘Dreams’, which is “most likely only be available online and not on the actual airing of the show”.
The first U.S. tour date was also announced on the show. The Cranberries will play Terminal 5 in New York City on May 4. Other North American dates will probably be announced over the next days.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – Dressing Room – Photo: Noel Hogan (Instagram)

The former Saturday Night Live star made a lot of Cranberries related jokes during tonight’s episode. Jimmy Fallon is known to be a fan of the band.

New Asia tour dates

February 7, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries added 4 new dates in Asia for their upcoming World Tour.

Mon 2-Apr @ Singapore Indoor Stadium; Singapore, Singapore
Tickets: http://www.sistic.com.sg

Weds 4-Apr @ Stadium Negara; Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
Tickets: http://www.ticketcharge.com.my

Fri 6-Apr @ TICC; Taipei, Taiwan
Tickets: http://www.ticket.com.tw

Sun 8-Apr @ HK Convention Centre; Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tickets: http://www.hkticketing.com

Still no word about North and South American dates…

Source: The Cranberries Facebook

Kravitz and The Cranberries cancel Perth’s show

February 7, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Lenny Kravitz and The Cranberries WILL NOT PERFORM at the WA Athletic Field in Perth on March 28th due to poor ticket sales.

“Unfortunately the level of interest in the show did not warrant such a large production to come to Perth due to its associated high costs” a statement from promoter McManus Touring said today.

All ticket holders will receive a full refund. Tickets for other venues in Australia are still on sale.

Source: www.smh.com.au

“Roses” and “Fire & Soul” premiered on French radio

February 5, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

French Radio RTL premiered studio versions of “Roses” and “Fire & Soul” tonight on La Saga des Cranberries, an audio documentary about the Crans also featuring the rare track “Trow Me Down A Big Stairs” (off the Anything demo cassette) sung by the previous lead singer of The Cranberry Saw Us Niall Quinn and oldy “Uncertain”.

Here’s the complete list of the songs played in the documentary along with the narration in French.

You can listen back to this documentary on the RTL website. (link no longer available)

New French radio documentary Saturday night

February 3, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

French radio station RTL will air “La Saga des Cranberries” a documentary about The Cranberries next Saturday night.

The documentary will also feature tones of Cranberries songs (full-length and short clips), including classics (“Linger”, “Zombie”, “Salvation”), oldies and rarities (“Throw Me Down A Big Stair”, “Uncertain”, “God Be With You”), Dolores’ solo work (“Ordinary Day”, “The Journey”) and new material (“Show Me”, “Tomorrow”, “Roses”, “Fire & Soul”).

You can listen live on Saturday night from 11:00 pm to 1:00 am. A podcast/replay should be available after the broadcast on RTL’s website.

The Cranberries at the Sanremo Festival next month

January 31, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

According Italian website Musica10.it, The Cranberries will be at the Sanremo Festival in February.  The band will perform on the last day of the festival at the Teatro Ariston. This could coincide with other promo performances and interviews in Italy.

Nothing has been confirmed by the band yet.

The Cranberries performed at the Sanremo Festival in 1996 and 2002, then Dolores a third time in 2004.

Thanks to Cran from thecranberries.me community.

Source: musica10.it

Bonus Area webpage launched

January 30, 2012  |  16 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries and Cooking Vinyl launched a Bonus Area webpage today. (no longer available)

The site offers 54-second previews of “Tomorrow”, “Losing My Mind”, “Schizophrenic Playboy”, “Waiting in Walthamstow”, “Show Me” and “So Good”.

Source: The Cranberries Bonus Area

Listen to “Roses” (the song) live at “Le Live” now!

January 27, 2012  |  10 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Last week during their promo tour, The Cranberries played in the studios of the famous French newspaper “Le Figaro” for a special session called “Le Live”. Today, the newspaper posted videos of that session on its website (lefigaro.fr). You can now watch an interview with the band as well as acoustic versions of “Tomorrow”, “Zombie” and the song “Roses” for one of the very first time live!

“Roses” – Le Live Le Figaro

Interview – Le Live Le Figaro

“Tomorrow” – Le Live Le Figaro

“Zombie” – Le Live Le Figaro

Dolores and Noel talk about “Zombie”

January 26, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

In an interview with Dutch website Nu.nl, Dolores and Noel talked about the success of “Zombie” in the mid-90’s.

I always kinda like harder rock bands, but then perhaps I took the band too much in that direction” told Dolores O’ Riordan.

“But at that time, Zombie was the right thing. If [‘Zombie’] was soft, it wouldn’t have that impact”
“I don’t think any of us thought it would be as big at it was” explained Hogan.

Whole interview here. (video no longer available)

Source: Nu.nl

Thanks to Litsa for the link.

Hot Press reviews “Roses”

January 26, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

“Hot Press” published today the first review of The Cranberries upcoming album “Roses”.
And they say it’s pretty good.

Here are some excerpts:

“Long gone are the early influences of acts like The Sundays: the band have established their own trademark sound, not least via tight but tuneful band arrangements topped off with Dolores’ fine, emphatic vocals. “

 

“The album starts with the decidedly languorous ‘Conduct’, suggesting a renewed confidence: great bands know that you don’t always have to go for the jugular straight away.”

 

“But the real charmer is the presumably autobiographical ‘Waiting In Walthamstow’ in which O’Riordan’s wonderful voice is wrapped lovingly in autumnal strings. It’s a deeply affecting rocker, full of melancholy.”

 

“Not that it’s all perfect. ‘Losing My Mind’ fails to convince and the mainly acoustic ‘So Good’ is more filler than killer.”

 

“While you might question the placing of the title-track after the more strident anthems that precede it, there’s no gainsaying its enchanting folksy quality, complete with deliciously sinewy electric guitar.”

 

“All told then, Roses showcases a band reinvigorated by their time off – and eager to re-enter the fray with renewed determination and energy.”

 

Read the whole article here.

Source: hotpress.ie

The Cranberries on German Breakfast TV

January 25, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Noel and Dolores performed two songs this morning on German TV show “Frühstücksfernsehen” broadcast on SAT1. The two Cranberries members offered acoustic versions of current single, “Tomorrow”, and 90’s massive hit, “Zombie”. They were also interviewed by the hosts.

Interview – Frühstücksfernsehen – SAT1

“Tomorrow” – Frühstücksfernsehen – SAT1

“Zombie” – Frühstücksfernsehen – SAT1

Thanks to the IStillDream Team for the videos.

New shows in London and Berlin next June

January 25, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will visit London and Berlin during their upcoming European Summer tour.
The band will be at the Hammersmith Apollo on June 18 in London, then at Berlin’s Zitadelle on June 25.
Tickets go on sale Friday (Jan.  27) for both shows.

Sources: The Cranberries Twitter account, Ticketmaster (UK)

Watch “Tomorrow” music video online

January 24, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The “Tomorrow” music video, directed by Colin McIvor, was released today on Internet.

“Tomorrow” – Official video

New video interview at the Metalwork Studios

January 24, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Cooking Vinyl posted a new interview with The Cranberries, which was taped during their recording session at the Metalwork Studios (Toronto, Canada).

The video features an interview with Dolores and Noel, as well as short audio clips of “Tomorrow” and “Roses”. During the interview, Dolores revealed how destiny played a role in the creation of the latter song. “I suppose that the song ‘Roses’ was the one that stood out. Noel just gave me this music last week. He sent this track like six months ago and that other one accidentally. I was sitting there […] and I thought, ‘God this is a beautiful piece of music, so different’. I rang him and said ‘Noel, the other take, why didn’t you give it to me before?'”

Watch the whole interview here:

2012 EPK (Electronic Press Kit)

Source: cookingvinyl.com

“Tomorrow” video to premiere… tomorrow

January 23, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

There you go!
The Cranberries’ first music video in almost 10 years will premiere on January 24 at noon (Germany). The “Tomorrow” music video will be posted on universal-music.de  and clipfish.de.

A short preview was also shown today on two British TV shows.

“Tomorrow” video preview on UK TV

January 23, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores and Noel showed a short preview of the “Tomorrow” video on UK television this morning. The two Cranberries members were guests of the BBC 1 Television “Breakfast”, where they were interviewed. Then Dolores went to “Loose Women” (Channel 4) for another interview. A preview of the “Tomorrow” video was also shown there. The video features old pictures and videos of the band, shown on a garage wall. No release date yet but hopefully soon.

You can watch the BBC1 interview by clicking this link
and the channel 4 interview below:

Interview – Loose Women – Channel 4

Dolores and Noel go acoustic at Weekend Wogan

January 22, 2012  |  7 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores and Noel played a 2-song performance on Weekend Wogan (BBC Radio 2) in London today.

Noel, Terry Wogan, Dolores

The two Cranberries members offered acoustic versions of “Linger” and “Tomorrow” to Terry Wogan, also born in Limerick, and his listeners.

Dolores told Wogan that she wrote the title track of their upcoming album for her father, who passed away last November. She also said that the band will be visiting Berlin this week, then Canada and the U.S.

You can listen back to the show on the Weekend Wogan webpage for the next 7 days. UK residents can also listen to an audio stream of the live session for the next 30 days.

Source: Weekend Wogan (info and picture)

Au revoir, Paris…

January 20, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries ended their 3-day media blitz today in Paris. On Wednesday, the band performed their first live session on Ouï FM, where they played an acoustic rendition of “Tomorrow” and a cover version of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smith). A few hours before, they taped a 3-song performance (“Tomorrow” “Schizophrenic Playboys” and “Zombie”) for On Connaît la Musique on Europe 1. The show is to be aired on the February 25-26 weekend.

Yesterday, The Cranberries were guests on a Taratata episode, where they performed a full-band version of “Tomorrow” and a cover of “In Between Days” (The Cure). The airing date is to be determined.

Finally, Dolores and co. recorded another acoustic session at RTL2 today. They performed three of their songs, including “Tomorrow”. The last cover song that the band intended to play during their Paris sets was discarded. They also recorded an interview at this radio station. Airing date: February 29.

They band were also interviewed by numerous medias.

Next stop: London on Sunday. They’ll be guest of Sir Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2.

Be sure to check the CW Calendar section for upcoming performances and the CW Promo Performances section for more information about the past ones.

New French interview with Dolores and Noel

January 20, 2012  |  Comments Off on New French interview with Dolores and Noel  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores and Noel were interviewed by the RockNLive website during their promo tour in Paris. In this French interview, Dolores revealed that 23 songs were written for Roses, but only 15 tracks will be released on the album and as bonus material. Beside the 11 album tracks, we already know that “Someday” will be released on the Japanese version of Roses, while “Perfect World” and “Always” will be offered as iTunes bonuses. This means that only one other track is to be released out of the seven remaining song.

The band intends to promote the new tracks on tour and does not have any plans to record a following album to Roses yet.  They want to focus on the upcoming tour for now.

The two Cranberries members also talked about recording Roses with Stephen Street. As a joke, they said that they chose to work again with him, because he knows how to kick everyone’s butt. As for their favorite tracks of the album, Dolores chose “Roses” while Noel said to prefer “Schizophrenic Playboys”.

Asked about one of her favorite moments in her career, Dolores talked about when she wrote “Paparazzi on Mopeds” (B-side on the “Animal Instinct” CD-single).  Will the band play this song live in the upcoming tour?

Thanks to cran from the cranberries.me community and Sara for the info about this article.

And the cover on Taratata is…

January 19, 2012  |  Comments Off on And the cover on Taratata is…  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries played a cover version of “In Between Days” (The Cure) on Taratata in Paris today. Thanks to Hélène for the info. The band also performed their new single, “Tomorrow”. The show will be broadcast on France 2 and Europe 1 in the next weeks.

The Cranberries during Taratata rehearsals – Photo: Nagui (Twitter)

Listen to the original version:

“In Between Days” – The Cure

The Cranberries start promo tour

January 18, 2012  |  18 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries offered their first performance of the promo tour today on OUI FM in Paris. The band performed an acoustic rendition of “Tomorrow” as well as a cover version of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smiths) on “Au Secours, C’est du Live!” Dolores and Noel also did an interview with the show hosts, where they talked about their reunion and the bands that inspired them in the late 80’s/early 90’s: The Smiths, Depeche Mode and The Cure.

“There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” – Live on OUI FM

The Cranberries – OUI FM

The band is in Paris for the next few days to record interviews and live performances. Dolores and Noel were at France 24 for an interview today, which will be broadcast over the next weeks. They also recorded three live tracks (“Tomorrow”, “Schizophrenic Playboys” and “Zombie”) at Europe 1 to be aired in February. In the upcoming days, the band will also prerecord one of their songs and different cover on Taratata (TV show) as well as another acoustic session at an unknown radio station (probably RTL2, which promotes the upcoming French concerts).

The Cranberries – France 24

Yesterday, Dolores and Noel were in Amsterdam for a full day of interviews. Be sure to visit the Calendar section frequently for updates on upcoming media appearances, releases and concerts.

Sources: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account, OUI FM site and Twitter account

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