Dolores visits the Auckland Zoo

March 15, 2012  |  Comments Off on Dolores visits the Auckland Zoo  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

During her stay in New Zealand, Dolores visited the Auckland Zoo with her family last Monday (March 12).
All photos below from Auckland Zoo’s Facebook

The Cranberries chose continuity for the “Roses Tour”

March 15, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries chose continuity for the “Roses Tour”  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries started the “Roses Tour” in Auckland, New Zealand with no real surprise on the setlist. The band kept almost the same list as the one from the “Reunion Tour”, only replacing songs from “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” and Dolores solo albums with tracks from the “Roses” album.

The band chose to play only 6 songs from their latest record: current single “Tomorrow”, next single contenders (“Raining in My Heart”, “Conduct”, “Schizophrenic Playboys”),  fan-favorite “Astral Projections” and title track “Roses”.

As for the oldies, the band stuck with the same list of songs they have offered fans on the last tours. And pretty much in the same order. This could be a special “Best of” setlist for Oceania as The Cranberries have not played there in more than 10 years.

Musical highlights of the last promo tour

March 13, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are few days away from their first show of the Roses world tour (Auckland, March 15). Let’s take a moment to look back at some of the most memorable performances of the January/February promo tour.

“There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (OUI FM) – Pure magic!
For their first media performance in almost a decade, The Cranberries offered listeners a cover version of this Smiths song.

 

“Roses” (Le Figaro: Le Live) – Simple without being simplistic
This delicate haunting song instantly became a fan favorite with this performance. Noel’s beautiful music piece was a perfect fit for Dolores’ touching lyrics.

 

“Tomorrow” (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) – The US welcome back the Berries
For their big return on US television (first time in more than 10 years), the band chose to perform their current single in front of an ecstatic crowd… and show host!

 

“Raining in My Heart” (Soundcheck) – Sunshine for a cold February day
An heartfelt interpretation of – what could be – the band’s next single.

 

Tiny Desk Concert – Perfection
This whole performance is perfection. Nothing more, nothing less.

 

“Linger” (The Edge FM) – Three’s company
Dolores and Noel surprised us with a beautiful version of this Cranberries classic, with guest backvocals by Johanna Cranitch.

 

“Animal Instinct” (RTL2) – Another Classic
A nice flashback from Bury The Hatchet. It was great to hear this other Cranberries classic.

 

“Schizophrenic Playboys” (On Connaît la Musique – Europe 1) – Rock the house
Sadly, only one of the few times this great rock track was performed during the promo tour.
Click here to listen to the whole show.

 

“In Between Days” (Taratata) – New Wave Berries
The band performed another cover – this time by The Cure – during their French promo tour.  Oulala, that was goooood!

The Cranberries to perform plenty of new songs

March 10, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

In an interview on New Zealand television show Breakfast, Mike Hogan  revealed that the band plans to perform 8 or 9 new songs on the next tour.

This is great news for all the fans who can’t wait to hear more new tracks live! It is unclear if these 8 or 9 songs are all album tracks or if this number includes bonus tracks like “Stop Me”, “Perfect World”, etc…

Which ones do you think the band left behind?

Watch the whole interview on tvnz.co.nz

‘Roses’ on the Billboard charts

March 8, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries 6th studio album “Roses” entered the Billboard 200 Chart at #51 on its first week in stores.

Here are the other Billboard charts results for Roses:
Rock Albums: #10
Independant Albums: #4
Alternative Albums: #9
Canadian Albums: #6
TastmakerAlbums: #20

“Roses” is still in the Top 10 of the Mexican iTunes Chart, but falls free in most markets. For instance, the deluxe edition is now #116 on iTunes Canada.

Maybe it is time for a second single to be sent out to radio station. “Tomorrow” was released more than 3 months ago and did not get much airplay with the release of “Roses” in the last weeks.

“Roses” first week in the charts

March 5, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Here’s a summary of “Roses” first week on the album sales charts.

France: #4 (9,708 copies sold)
Canada: #6 (3,100 copies sold)
Italy: #9
USA (StreetPulse Weekly Sales Report*): #16 (Triple A Format: #6).
*Billboard Charts not published yet.
Ireland: #17 (Indie Album Chart: #3)
UK: #37 (3,395 copies sold)

Did the album chart in your country? Let us know!

As for “Tomorrow”, the single is #36 on its second week on the Japan Hot 100 (a jump from #65). In most countries, the single is whether not in the charts anymore or failed to entered them in the first place since its release three months ago, at the end of November. Time for the second single to be sent to radio stations!

Thanks to everyone who sent us info about the chart data!

‘Roses’ to enter the Top 30 UK Album Chart

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

The Cranberries 6th studio album is set to enter the UK Album Chart at #27 next weekend, according to the mid-week sales report. The band last album “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” peaked at #61 on the same chart in 2001.

Source: NME.com

‘Roses’ #9 on StreetPulse

February 29, 2012  |  8 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

“Roses” debuted at #9 on the US sales report, StreetPulse, making it the 3rd highest debut album this Tuesday. StreetPulse reports the percentage of CD sales in the US and the ranking of those album sales by recording artist, song title, and record label.

Roses is also #15 on the independent retail sales report.
Thanks to Rick for the info.

Bonus track availability: every ‘rose’ has its thorns

February 28, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Over the last days, there has been a certain amount of confusion in the fan community on how to purchase/legally get Roses bonus tracks.

Sadly not all bonuses are available for everyone to purchase, due to some restrictions on iTunes and Amazon. Plus, with the “extinction” of CD-singles, those non-album tracks are being harder and harder to get on CD releases.

Here’s a suggestion for Cooking Vinyl and the band. An EP (CD) with all bonus tracks or a Complete Session of Roses later on this year. Older-fashoners who still care for CDs -and there seems to be a lot of them in the Cranfan community- would be ecstatic.

Here’s a recap of the situation:

“Someday”
This is the only bonus to be available on CD so far, if you are willing to buy the Japanese CD edition at a 30-something dollar price.
Available on: Roses CD (Japan), Itunes Japan

“Always”
ITunes bonus track when you purchase the whole digital Roses album.
Available on: every Itunes stores… where ITunes is actually available.
*Note that unlike some Canadian CD stores say on their website, this song is NOT available on the Canadian 2-CD edition.

“Perfect World”
ITunes bonus track in some countries when you purchase the whole digital Deluxe edition of Roses.
Available on: Itunes (UK, Japan only)
*Note that unlike some Canadian CD stores say on their website, this song is NOT available on the Canadian 2-CD edition.

“Stop Me”
ITunes bonus track in Canada when you purchase the whole digital Deluxe edition of Roses.
Available on : ITunes Canada only

“In It Together”
Amazon bonus track in Germany
Available on: Amazon Germany only

“Serendipity”
Amazon bonus track in Germany
Available on: Amazon Germany only

“Eyelash”
Unreleased

4th London track
Unreleased

Some more pearls from the promo tour

February 28, 2012  |  Comments Off on Some more pearls from the promo tour  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Again, lots of news coming from our friends on I Still Dream starting with a new radio show which you can now watch on our promo performances section: The Cranberries played Tomorrow on Radio Monte Carlo during their Italian promo tour. Note that it is unclear if the band performed other songs during the show.

Also thanks to Niamh who found another interview of the boys recorded at the same period: click here to watch it. (video no longer available)

Last but not least, do not miss the scans of the Sunday Independent Life’s article focused on Dolores which features new beautiful pictures. One will notice her new “Molly” tattoo with flowers.

‘Roses’ on the iTunes charts

February 28, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Roses is out, and it is climbing the iTunes charts in several countries. Here’s recap:

iTunes Top 10 charts (All genres)
Worldwide: #14 (Deluxe) #35 (Standard)
Italy: #3 (Deluxe)
France: #4 (Deluxe)
Germany: #5 (Deluxe)
Spain: #6 (Deluxe)
Luxembourg: #7 (Deluxe)
Canada: #8 (Deluxe)

iTunes Alternative Top 10 charts
Canada: #4 (Deluxe)

iTunes Rock Top 10 charts
USA: #3 (Deluxe) #6 (Standard)
UK: #10 (Deluxe)
France: #1 (Deluxe) #3 (Standard)
Belgium: #4 (Standard) #6 (Deluxe)
Ireland: #3 (Deluxe)
Italy: #2 (Deluxe) #4 (Standard)
Luxembourg: #1 (Deluxe)
Netherlands: #7 (Deluxe) #10 (Standard)
Spain: #2 (Deluxe) #5 (Standard)
Switzerland: #8 (Deluxe) #9 (Standard)

Note that the positions will move frequently as the iTunes charts are updated several times a day.

No bonus tracks on the Canadian 2-CD edition

February 28, 2012  |  Comments Off on No bonus tracks on the Canadian 2-CD edition  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

There is no bonus tracks on CD1 of the Canadian 2-CD edition of Roses unlike some music retailers are showing on their website.

Several Canadian websites say that “Perfect World”, “Always” and a live version of “Dreams” are included on the first CD of two, but this is incorrect. The Canadian 2-CD edition has the same track list as the international 2-CD edition.

This error might come from the descriptive sheet at Universal Canada.

As for the Canadian iTunes edition, it does include exclusive bonus “Stop Me”.

‘Roses’ is out worldwide + listen to Stop Me on iTunes Canada

February 28, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

“ROSES” The Cranberries 6th album, is out now!
The album already made it on the iTunes Top 10 in several countries, including Italy, Spain, Germany and Canada. The Canadian iTunes store now features a preview of bonus track “Stop Me”, only available for Canadians to purchase.

Flashback on the promo tour

February 25, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Today was a busy day for The Cranberries fans:
As expected, two pre-recorded shows –London Live 2.0 and On connaît la musique– were broadcast respectively on Rai 2 (Italy) and Europe 1 (France). Although the band played and acoustic version of “Raining In My Heart” in Milano for the Rai 2 TV show, it seems that the song was not aired on TV.

The Cranberries – London Live 2.0

As for “On connaît la musique”, the band played a 3-track electric set including Schizophrenic playboys.

Besides, note that you can now watch the band’s performance on Radio 105 recorded in Milano and listen to their February 20 interview on Kiss Kiss Radio. Thanks for this to Mikele and Irishsoul, members of the Italian forum I Still Dream.

The Cranberries – KISS KISS Radio – Part 1
The Cranberries – KISS KISS Radio – Part 2
The Cranberries – KISS KISS Radio – Part 3

Last but not least, don’t forget to watch below the Dolores and Noel’s interviews given last January to Face Culture in Amsterdam and Wunderweib in Germany.

FaceCulture

Wunderweib

Johanna Cranitch, backup singer

February 25, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries hired a new backup singer for their upcoming tour. Meet JOHANNA CRANITCH.
This “Australian-born, Hungarian-bred, Brooklyn-based” singer made her debut performance with the band yesterday when she sang the back vocals on “Linger” at The Edge FM. Many fans were amazed to hear how great Dolores and Johanna’s voices mixed well together. In the past tours, backup vocals were performed by the band’s backup guitarist, Steve DeMarchi.

Johanna Cranitch also has her own musical project, Johanna and the Dusty Floor.

Johanna and the Dusty Floor – “Witch Shoes”

Sources: Noel Hogan (Twitter), Johannaandthedustyfloor.com

Noel and Dolores in snowy Toronto

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

Dolores and Noel were in Toronto, Canada today for the Canadian stop of the Roses promo tour. The 2 ‘Berries started up their day early on Breakfast Television (CityTV) for an acoustic performance of “Tomorrow”.

Dolores and Noel on Breakfast Television in Toronto

Then, they performed the song again along with “Linger” on The Edge FM. They were accompanied by a female backup singer on “Linger”. Hats off to this lady whoever she is who knew how to blend her voice perfectly to Dolores’s.

“Linger” – live at The Edge

Dolores and Noel also pre-recorded a 3-song performance for CBC Radio 1’s Q yesterday. The show aired this morning.

Also don’t forget that promo performances recorded at London Live 2.0 and On connaît la musique will be broadcast tomorrow. Check out the Calendar for all details.

Photos from the Fnac Milano signing session

February 23, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Fnac Italia published on their Facebook account about 180 pictures of the band’s signing session that took place on Tuesday in Milano. It seems that the band answered questions from the audience before signing some copies of Roses, released on February 21st in Italy.

Below a small selection from Fnac Italia’s album:

Updates on the 2012 Roses Tour

February 23, 2012  |  Comments Off on Updates on the 2012 Roses Tour  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

As posted on our Twitter account yesterday, the band could play in their home-town, Limerick @ Thomond Park this year. It seems that this concert is still in the process of negotiation but the Limerick Leader reminds us that the Thomond Park management previously managed to host famous artists such as Elton John, Bob Dylan, Pink or Rod Stewart. The band already played at Thomong Park on June 9, 2010 to open the Special Olympics.

Now for people interested in the November French tour dates, the pre-sale has just started today on GDP’s website (www.gdp.fr). These concerts will then be on general sale tomorrow on the usual Fnac or Tickenet websites.

Don’t forget to check our Concerts section to know more about this tour.
Also, note that the Washington concert (May 14) sold out yesterday.

Last but not least, click here (no longer available) if you want to win ticket to see the band in Manila (Philippines) on April 10.

Goodbye Italy!

February 22, 2012  |  Comments Off on Goodbye Italy!  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries left Italy today after a few days of promo in Sanremo and Milano. The band did interviews in various Milano radio stations (KISS KISS, Radio Deejay, RTL) in last days. They also recorded a segment for the London Live 2.0 TV show and an acoustic session on Virgin Radio. The London Live 2.0 episode will air this Saturday (the 25th) on RAI 2.

Next step, The Cranberries will perform on CBC radio 1’s Q on Friday in Toronto, Canada. In the meanwhile, you can watch this mini interview done by Spinner.ca (link no longer available) during last year’s Metalworks session.

And the second single will be…

February 21, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

“Raining in My Heart”

According to some fans from the I Still Dream forum, the band said on two Italian radios that “Raining in My Heart” will be next single.

In other news, The Cranberries recorded a segment of the London Live 2.0 show today in Milano. Dolores and co. were also guests of The Flight on RTL 102.5 today.

The band ended up their promo activities today with an autograph session at FNAC in Milano.

Minneapolis venue announced + upcoming tour name

February 21, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Team just announced that the concert in Minneapolis on May 17th will take place at The Brick. Tickets go on sale on February 24th.

Also, it seems that the upcoming tour should be called “The Roses Tour” as mentioned on the venue’s website (www.thebrickmn.com) where you can find more information about this gig.

The Roses Tour

Ciao Italia!

February 21, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries started their Italian promo tour last weekend in Sanremo. The band performed two songs “Zombie” and “Tomorrow” at the 62 Festival di Sanremo on Saturday night. This was a playback performance with live vocals!

62° Festival di Sanremo – Photo credit: D. Venturelli

Monday, the band were guests at KISS KISS Radio and Radio Deejay in Milano.
On Tuesday The Cranberries will record a 4-song performance on TV show London Live 2.0 (Rai 2) then be on radio show The Flight (RTL 102.5).

Below an interview with the three lads done in the last days with a reporter from Blogosfere.

The Cranberries – Blogosphere interview


EDIT:

It seems the “London Live 2.0” TV show supposed to be recorded today (Monday 20) was postponed & should be recorded TOMORROW MORNING at 9:00 am. For now we have no information on why it was cancelled today. Anyway The Cranberries are still planned to play 3 or 4 songs. So if you are in Milano tomorrow you still have your chance to be part of the show as entrance is free (first come first served). Address: studi Rai in Viale Mecenate 76, Milano.

November French dates confirmed by promoter

February 18, 2012  |  Comments Off on November French dates confirmed by promoter  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The second European leg will apparently go on sale soon as seen on GDP’s website:

Thanks again to Uridesm for catching our attention on this.

Canadian 2-CD edition of ‘Roses’ to include bonuses?

February 18, 2012  |  Comments Off on Canadian 2-CD edition of ‘Roses’ to include bonuses?  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Canadian 2-CD edition of “Roses” might get some international attention in the fan community…
According to the Archambault.ca website, the Canadian 2-CD edition might include “Always” and “Perfect World” as bonuses as well as the live version of “Dreams” from the Madrid show. This could be the only way to get those three tracks on CD.

Note that this information has not been confirmed by any other site and that this could be a simple mix up between the CD and digital editions of Roses.

More to come soon…

Listen to “Serendipity” and “In It Together”

February 17, 2012  |  Comments Off on Listen to “Serendipity” and “In It Together”  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Do not miss the 30 seconds previews of “Serendipity” and “In It Together” now on Amazon.de.
As you may know, “In It Together” was recorded a first time in 2003 before being re-recorded in 2012 to be included on Roses. This track had already been heard a few times live before in 2003.

Thanks to PepeTavo on the Official Community

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