The Cranberries nominated for NRJ Awards 2002

November 26, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries nominated for NRJ Awards 2002  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are among several bands nominated for the NRJ Music Awards 2002, one of the most prestigious awards shows in France; Dolores and Don appeared at the awards show last year to present the award for “Best French Album”. You can vote by clicking here (Link no longer available), but note that you’ll need to register, and the page is in French. If you get lost, you can use AltaVista’s free translation or email Danny Kronstrom (Cranberries Tape Trader webmaster) for assistance.

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

Band to be featured on “L’intégrale”

November 26, 2001  |  Comments Off on Band to be featured on “L’intégrale”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be featured next month on the French channel MCM on the show “L’intégrale”. The feature will be showing all the band’s music videos from the first album to the present. Those who get the channel can watch for it on December 12th at 1:15PM local time.

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

Fergal “has much interest” in touring Brazil

November 26, 2001  |  Comments Off on Fergal “has much interest” in touring Brazil  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In an article in the Brazilian newspaper “Estado de Minas”, the paper claims that Fergal (and the rest of the band) “has much interest in touching Brazil” during their upcoming 2002 world tour.
If the band decides to plot Brazilian tour dates, it will be the 1st time The Cranberries have visited the country in their 10 years of touring.

Thanks to Marcelo Nery for the news tip.

Source: Estado de Minas

Dolores O’ Riordan: “rumored favorite” of The Pope

November 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’ Riordan: “rumored favorite” of The Pope  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Apparently it won’t be such a merry Christmas at the Vatican for musicians Elton John and George Michael and poor-excuse-for-a-pseudo-musician Britney Spears, according to an article on Worldpop.com. All three have been rejected for next month’s concert for the Pope at the Vatican on the fifteenth of next month, where The Cranberries will be performing.

A spokesperson for the Pope claimed Spears was “too sexy” while John and Michael were turned away due to their strong ties with the homosexual community.

Even more enticing, the article claims that, “Cranberries singer Dolores O’ Riordan is rumoured to be a particular favourite of the Pope, even being offered a solo spot at the concert.” A generous compliment to Dolores, although the entire band is expected to be there (Noel’s presence pending, however).

Source: Worldpop.com

The Cranberries in “The RTE Guide”

November 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in “The RTE Guide”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries (sans Noel) are in the October issue of the Irish mag “The RTE Guide”. The magazine has a 2-page interview titled “Strange Fruit” (also the title of a great Cranberries bootleg) with Dolores on her present and past life, along with lots of jabber about the new album.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries confirm first 2002 world tour dates

November 23, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries confirm first 2002 world tour dates  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

With the success of “Wake Up” in Spain, it is no surprise that España is among the first announced tour dates for The Cranberries’s globetrotting 2002 world tour. The band told Los 40 Principales earlier today of three tour dates scheduled for March of next year.

Forunately or unfortunately, however, the band won’t be alone when they visit the Iberian Peninsula. The Cranberries will be one of several bands on the Movistar Activa tour, an annual festival. Few other bands have been confirmed for the gigs, but Los 40 Principales, who seem to be privy to such info, hint that there will be “a great national [Spanish] rock band and another foreign group” which will be announced shortly.

And so here are the dates for the 2002 Movistar Activa Tour in Spain:

Madrid, March 13th, 2002
Barcelona, March 15th, 2002
San Sebastian, March 16th, 2002

Source: Los 40 Principales

Dolores on cover of Universal Music News

November 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores on cover of Universal Music News  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Dolores’s “red furry coat” shot is on the cover of the latest issue of the industry-only magazine “Universal Music News”. The magazine is distributed to retailers, radio stations, and media outlets to promote Universal releases. You can check out an exclusive shot of it below…

Source: Exclusive

Sixth album in 2002?

November 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on Sixth album in 2002?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We learned back in September that The Cranberries have begun writing more new songs, presumably for an eventual sixth album. Apparently, the band was able to talk more about those songs to “The Age”, in another interview in September.

Along with some general interview questions about the new album, the article ends with this statement:

“The band is already gearing up for a sixth album to come either during or after a world tour they plan to kick off in February.”

Certainly, it’s still too early for any concrete plans, but if the band were able to record another album and release it within a year, it would make it the shortest span of time between two Cranberries albums. If you’re interested in reading the entire interview at “The Age”, you can do so here (you should find it very similar to the “La Press” interview).

Source: The Age

Press Release: The Cranberries return to the stage for December radio events in America

November 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on Press Release: The Cranberries return to the stage for December radio events in America  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records released a press release earlier today regarding the band’s planned radio tour of the US next month. The release includes quotes from Dolores, excerpts from several magazine/newspaper reviews, and a completed chart of the band’s itenerary. As you can read in the release, Noel’s daughter is very unfortunately still ill, which means that a backup guitarist will take his place during the tour.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ —

 

MCA Recording artists, The Cranberries, make their return to the stage in the United States for concerts at radio station Christmas shows in December. The Irish super group were due to visit the continent in October and December in support of their new album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” but postponed their October schedule due to the uncertainties in the world as a result of the American tragedies.

 

“I was really concerned for my two little children at a very difficult time following the uncertainties arising out of the conflict in Afghanistan. Our guitarist (Noel Hogan) is going through challenging times in his family, and the band felt we should be home with our families and we have always followed our hearts. Now it’s time to get back to work and bring some happiness to our fans in America with a few performances before we begin our next world tour in February 2002,” stated the band’s Dolores O’Riordan. A session guitarist will once again accompany the band due to an illness with Noel Hogan’s two-year old daughter.

 

“Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” was released in October to rave reviews heralding the band’s return to form’ with producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Morrissey, Blur).

 

USA Today — “Echoes of dreamy, driving ambience are evident on wistful tracks such as ‘Never Grow Old’ and the single ‘Analyse’ and the sinuous bass- driven ‘Time Is Ticking Out’.”

 

The Toronto Sun — “… this 13-song collection is marked by Dolores O’Riordan’s vocals up-front, with gorgeous guitar moments from guitarist Noel Hogan.”

 

The New York Daily News — “Cranberries fans who fell in love with the band for it’s chiming guitars and bright melodies will feel warmly welcomed by the group’s fifth album.”

 

Alternative Press — “Hard Rockers like ‘This is the Day’ and the title track satisfy expectations”

 

Marie Claire — “Distinctive as always, Dolores O’Riordan’s keening Celtic voice is perfectly paired with the crystalline melodies of Wake up and Smell the Coffee”

 

The Cranberries arrive on December 1 to the United States performing at the following Radio shows:
December 3 Boston, MA – Fleet Center – WBMX Christmas
December 4 Philadelphia, PA – Finnigans Wake – WMIX Christmas show
December 5 Cleveland, OH – Playhouse Square – WQAL Christmas
December 8 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena – WMIX Christmas
December 9 Tampa, FL – M

 

Proceeds generated by the radio stations are being donated to a variety of charities supported locally and nationally.

 

www.cranberries.ie

Source: KW Musica

The Cranberries confirmed for Pope John Paul II concert

November 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries confirmed for Pope John Paul II concert  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Italian website KW Musica has confirmed that The Cranberries are indeed among several artists to play in front of Pope John Paul II at the Concerto di Natale in Vaticano, which will take place on Dec. 15th

KW Musica confirms that The Cranberries will be performing two songs, the first being Analyse, the second a traditional Irish Christmas song. Other artists slated for the event include Ray Charles, New Millennium Voices Gospel Choir (New York), Sascha, Josè Feliciano, plus Italian singers. As is done yearly, the concert will be broadcasted nationally on Canale 5 in Italy. Those wishing to check out the concert’s official homepage can do so here.

Thanks to Francesca for the news tip.

Source: KW Musica

4-Hour TV block on MTV Spain

November 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on 4-Hour TV block on MTV Spain  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are the November “Artists of the Month” on MTV Spain, where “Wake Up” has been performing very well. To celebrate, the channel will be running a 4-hour block of uninterrupted Cranberries specials beginning at 20.00 and running until 0.00 this coming Saturday night, November 24th.

20.00h-21.00h MTV Live
21.00h-21.30h MTV Rockumentary (1996)
21.30h-22.30h MTV Unplugged (Brooklyn Academy of Music, February 14th, 1995)
22.30h-00.00h MTV Videography

In the event that you miss it, the shows will be repeated the following day (the 25th). Thanks to Jesús Castillo for the news.

Source: Exclusive

“Analyse” goes #1 on the Cadena 40

November 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” goes #1 on the Cadena 40  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

On the Cadena 40, the most important radio airplay countdown in Spain, the single “Analyse” has gone to #1 after a long, slow, struggle to the top. The long climb is a traditional one — “Promises” hit #1 only a week before the release of the second single, “Animal Instinct”. Thus far, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” has had an overwhelmingly positive response in Spain, more so than any other country.

Source: Cadena 40

The Cranberries on “Launch” CD-ROM

November 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries on “Launch” CD-ROM  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are one of several artists featured in Issue 54 of the CD- ROM based US magazine “Launch”. The disc includes the same interview and “Analyse” performance found on Launch.com’s website, but can now be found in sweet sweet high framerate. Surprisingly, this is one of the only major “magazine” features the ‘Berries have had in the US.

Source: Exclusive

Baltimore tickets printed, released

November 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on Baltimore tickets printed, released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Although orders began earlier this month for “Mistletoe Meltdown” seats, tickets had not been printed until earlier this week. Those that ordered them received them throughout the week. The Cranberries will be playing @ The Mistletoe Meltdown on December 8th. And yes, this means that Cranguy DID receive his tickets, so Zombieguide.com will be reporting with every single thing we can get our hands on, on location — setlist, impressions, and hopefully a whole lot more!

Source: Exclusive

TITO director, remix announced

November 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on TITO director, remix announced  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In an update on the Official Cranberries Website, the director for “Time is Ticking Out” has been announced. The band will be filming the video in Dublin this week with director Maurice Linnane, who directed the live video/DVD “Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris”. The video will be available on the official page in streaming format once available.

In other downloadables news, a remix of “Time is Ticking Out”, done by Marius de Vries, will also soon be available on the official page. Like the B- side “Many Days”, the download will require the original CD for “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”, along with a downloadable “CD Key” plugin.

Currently, the band is at home in Limerick, practicing for the the upcoming US promo tour in December. The official site also confirms that the band will also be doing TV and print work while in the States. (Note to anyone with prestige reading this: Talk show appearances such as Rosie and Letterman are more than a good idea!)

 Source: Official Cranberries Website

Dolores on cover of “Weekend”

November 11, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores on cover of “Weekend”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Dolores is on the November 10th cover of “Weekend”, a supplement of UK newspaper “The Examiner”, in an article titled “Scent of a Woman”. There’s a 2-page interview with the Cran singer inside, along with one solo shot and two Cranberries group shots. Zombieguide’s got some exclusive scans of the cover and and inside shot, just for you.

Source: Exclusive

Interview in “Emol” (Spanish)

November 10, 2001  |  Comments Off on Interview in “Emol” (Spanish)  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In the new issue of the Spanish magazine “Emol”, there’s a 1-page photo and interview with Dolores. Below is a scan of the article, thanks to C. Meunier.

Source: Exclusive

More Spanish print interviews

November 10, 2001  |  Comments Off on More Spanish print interviews  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“One day you’re a bitch, another day you’re a goddess,” said Dolores O’Riordan about the press to MTV Rockumentary in 1996. Apparently, not much has changed — except that now she’s both on the same day. Case in point? The new issue of the Spanish edition “Rolling Stone”.

On one page in the magazine, we have a “Hot Interview” with Dolores, obviously complimentary. See below.

In another section of the magazine, we have a section called “Ojo de Pez”. The article claims that The Cranberries made a pact with Island founder, and “anti-Christ of the industry”, Christ Blackwell, and as a result, Dolores’s two children are “two demons”. And what’s sure to make fans angrier, the paragraph claims that the rumors of Dolores’s anorexia were actually true. This is either a blantent sign of lack of research, or just an intentional attack on the band.

Once you’re finally over all of that, check out another article in the free magazine “MMM”, titled “Analysis from the Heart”.

Source: Cranberries of Prat

Baltimore venue announced, tickets on sale

November 5, 2001  |  Comments Off on Baltimore venue announced, tickets on sale  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

What is sure to be non-news to those outside the Maryland-DC region, the venue for the December 8th Christmas radio festival gig has been announced, and tickets are now on sale. The event, Mistletoe Meltdown 2001 is being held at the Baltimore Arena, and includes other major artists including Alanis Morisette, Better than Ezra, Train, and American Hi-Fi. Got tix? They’re on sale now on Ticketmaster, under “Mistletoe Meltdown 2001′′.

Oh yes. I myself (and a friend) will be there. Section 3. Row GG.
Two words. Kick ass.

Source: Exclusive

Band to appear at “Premios Ondas 2001” ceremony

November 5, 2001  |  Comments Off on Band to appear at “Premios Ondas 2001” ceremony  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to 40 Principales, The Cranberries will appear in Barcelona, Spain on the 29th of this month for the annual “Premios Ondas” (“Wave Awards”). The event, which will take pace at the Palau Nacional de Congresos, will host a massive amount of artists, including Cher, Jennifer Lopez, and La Oreja de Van Gogh. For those in Europe, the ceremony will be broadcasted on the station Telecino.

Source: 40 Principales

Italian 5-track “Analyse” enhanced CD released

November 3, 2001  |  Comments Off on Italian 5-track “Analyse” enhanced CD released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new single for “Analyse” has been released in Italy, including 5 tracks, plus CD-ROM features. And what’s the best part? It’s free.
The 5-track CD is included with the November issue of “Tutto” magazine, with Lenny Kravitz on the cover (see below). The disc also includes the video for “Analyse”, playable on PC. The tracklisting is:

1. Linger (Live) (5:24)
2. I Can’t Be With You (Live) (3:10)
3. Salvation (Live) (2:22)
4. You and Me (Live) (3:36)
5. Analyse (Oceanic Long Version) (5:40)
+ “Analyse” Video CD-ROM

Scans of the magazine, CD cover, CD, and back are below!

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries to play for Pope John Paul II?

October 31, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to play for Pope John Paul II?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A little birdie has just told us that The Cranberries have been invited to play before Pope John Paul II on December 15th. The Vatican hosts a concert every year of prominent musicians every year, each playing one or two songs. The request was said to be an enormous surprise for the band, which they happily accepted. The annual concert is broadcasted prominently on Italian television.

Although the news has been spread throughout several Italian news outlets, we await official confirmation of the news.
Thanks to Electric Blue for the news.

Source: Exclusive

December Providence date announced

October 31, 2001  |  Comments Off on December Providence date announced  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Pollstar has posted a newly-announced date for the upcoming American radio tour, this time for Providence, RI on December 10th at the Dunkin Donuts Civic Center. Tickets for this gig should soon become available via Ticketmaster.

In addition, Pollstar has posted a new article today, cementing the validity of these new dates:

What Are The Holidays Without Cranberries?

The Cranberries will mark the release of their new album with some holiday radio shows in the States. The group’s new album, Wake Up And Smell The Coffee, is just out and they don’t expect to launch a real tour until next year, but the radio gigs should give fans a preview of what’s to come.

The Irish band hasn’t done a proper North American tour since 1999’s amphitheatre outing with Collective Soul. Even last year, the Cranberries were more likely to make headlines for canceling shows than playing them.

In all fairness, the group has forged ahead, defying naysayers and the odds. They first hit the charts and the road in the early ‘90s when grunge ruled and the Cranberries jangly pop hits were an anomaly.

It wasn’t long before rumors began flying that singer Delores O’Riordan was going to leave the band for a solo career. Actually, there was an O’Riordan rumor to fit every occasion: she was anorexic, having a nervous breakdown, or in rehab – depending on the day of the week.

When the Cranberries canceled their 1996 world tour, the multiplatinum-selling group seemed to have reached the end.

“We all went through a bad time, but the hardest time for me was ’95-’96, the ‘anorexia’ time,” the singer recently told The Irish Independent newspaper.

“It wasn’t anorexia. It was serious depression,” she said. “I was just really burnt out from touring. It was just awful because I couldn’t handle being on my own and I couldn’t handle not having a crowd around me and I couldn’t handle not having anything to do. It was really weird and really difficult. I took a while to kind of relax, because we had just been, ‘Go, go, go, go, go,’ for years. Out of school and then just woah!”

Things have slowed down considerably since then for the band. The members have grown up, started families and gained new perspective. They also continued to release new albums and tour, though their efforts were largely ignored in the States.

Then late last year, the Cranberries canceled the last four dates on their world tour. It was understandable, though. O’Riordan was well into her second pregnancy and was advised by her doctor to return home. Her daughter was born in January and the Cranberries were soon in the studio, working on the new album.

In September, the terrorist attacks interrupted a promotional tour of Europe and caused them to yank the video for the first single, “Analyse,” and re-edit it. The clip originally depicted O’Riordan performing on top of a building while planes flew over skyscrapers in the background.

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee hit U.S. stores October 23 and those who buy the album can stream a bonus track off the band’s obsessively updated Web site, www.cranberries.com.

“We wanted to offer our fans something unique for buying this new album,” guitarist Noel Hogan said.

More exclusive material will be added to the site during the next year as the band continues to promote the album.

Source: Pollstar

Fergal: “Time” single, remixes confirmed

October 31, 2001  |  Comments Off on Fergal: “Time” single, remixes confirmed  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The official page has updated with Fergal’s response to more fans’ questions, this time with some very newsworthy responses. Firstly, he confirms that the track “Time is Ticking Out” will be the second single, with remixes of the song also planned. The band is considering adding a short acoustic segment to their upcoming tour, as the band had done in early 1995. He also responds to a question (submitted by none other than myself!) regard the two “old songs” recorded for “Wake Up”. The first was “Dying Inside”, written on the “No Need to Argue” Tour in 1994-1995. “Do You Know” was the second, written circa 1997, perhaps at the Metalworks Studios, which spawned “Animal Instinct”, “Shattered”, and “Desperate Andy”. For lots more details, check it out for yourself!

Source: Official Cranberries Webpage

Dolores O’ Riordan: “Irish Tatler Woman of the Year”

October 27, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’ Riordan: “Irish Tatler Woman of the Year”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

On Tuesday night, Dolores and her husband Don were among the star-studded crowd at the Irish Tatler Awards Ceremony, which was held at Dublin’s Four Season Hotel. At the awards ceremony, Dolores was presented with the Irish Tatler Woman of the Year Award, given for her musical talent and the personal strength to return after the band’s many rotten times.

Other winners from the ceremony included Mary Robinson, former Irish president; Mo Mowland, former Northern Ireland secretary; Mairan Keyes, author; and Marian Finucane, radio presenter.

Source: ShowBiz Ireland

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