For those who were expecting nothing more to happen for The Cranberries or D.A.R.K. late 2016 following all the concerts and tour cancellations, you were wrong! Dolores O’Riordan Spain, just found out a great new clue which (almost) comes as an official confirmation that The Cranberries will indeed play in Lima, Perú on December 17, 2016 at Festival Vivo X El Rock 8 in just 3 months from now!
Indeed, the rock band Papa Roach just published on their Instagram account the festival line-up featuring The Cranberries. What was a possible mistake published by Bandsintown a few days ago turns out to be a spoiler.
Will there be more South/North American dates to come? What about the D.A.R.K. shows Andy Rourke was hoping to add in North America?
Time will tell…
Although it might seem out of the blue, it looks like Universal Music is about to (rerere)release almost all The Cranberries albums/sessions (?) on October 7th, 2016…
Indeed, the below item has just appeared on different websites such as Amazon or eBay under the name “5 Classic Albums”.
The box set should contain five CDs although Amazon states there is “one disc” inside.
Indeed, if you search for the Universal 5 Classic Albums collection on the Internet, you’ll find box sets for different artists such as Status Quo, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others, that all include five discs.
We can thus imagine the box set features the band’s first five albums Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We, No Need To Argue, To The Faithful Departed, Bury The Hatchet and Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.
This is only an assumption, but what’s for sure is that the cover of the box set looks just GREAT !
Can we trust Bandsintown?
As some fans have noticed already, a new date appeared on The Cranberries official Facebook “Tour” section last night: it thus seems the band is to play festival “Vivo x El Rock” in Lima, Perú on December 17th.
However, let’s note that this date was not officially confirmed by the band nor the festival yet, and that Bandsintown sometimes announces wrong dates due to some keywords misunderstandings.
According to media Peru21.pe and LaRepublica.pe, Papa Roach, Garbage and Simple Plan are already confirmed on this edition’s lineup.
Let’s thus hope for South American fans that this is going to happen, and that some more dates will be announced around this time on the continent.
We’ll keep you updated on this as soon as we have some more news.
EDIT 9:30 am GMT: It seems the date was just taken down from Bandsintown… was that just another keyword mistake or was the official statement spoiled?
Vote is now over and here’s the interesting result of the poll that received a little more than 100 votes :
First surprise comes from the song who got the highest number of votes, you’d think it would be Zombie, Linger or Ode to My Family but it’s not: DAFFODIL LAMENT is the one track fans really want to see on this album, followed by three hits: Zombie, Dreams and Ode to My Family.
Only one song from the band’s last album Roses made it through the first 15 songs: Conduct, which ends up in the excellent fifth position, followed by the classics Promises, Linger, Ridiculous Thoughts, When You’re Gone and Animal Instinct.
Much to our delight, the eleventh position is held by So Cold In Ireland which we really hope the band will not forget to include on the album.
Apart from Shattered, in twelfth position, the following songs chosen by fans are all issued from first three albums: Put Me Down, Empty, Electric Blue and Twenty One all received 30 votes.
So if the album was to feature 15 songs or so, here’s what hardcore fans would like it to sound like:
GREATEST HITS ALBUM IDEAL TRACKLIST WITH THE ICO
Ode To My Family
When You’re Gone
So Cold In Ireland
Put Me Down
Pushing the experience a little further to see what a 20 tracks or so setlist would look like if the band was to perform their greatest hits live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra:
Songs in 17th, 18th and 19th position turn out to be the very awesome Dreaming My Dreams, Hollywood and No Need to Argue.
20th position is held by three tracks that received 23 votes: Astral Projections, Not Sorry and Sunday
To sum up, here’s what a Greatest Hits live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra 22 tracks setlist would ideally look like for fans:
GREATEST HITS LIVE IDEAL SETLIST WITH THE ICO
Ode To My Family
When You’re Gone
So Cold In Ireland
Put Me Down
Dreaming My Dreams
No Need To Argue
Fans may note that no song from Wake Up And Smell The Coffee ended up in the 20-or-so tracks chosen by the fans, whereas this top includes:
– 9 songs from the No Need to Argue era
– 5 songs from Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We
– 3 songs from To The Faithfull Departed
– 3 songs from Bury The Hatchet
– 2 songs from Roses
Let’s remember fans did not pick their favorite songs here but those they would most like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement. Apart from the biggest hits, slow songs were clearly privileged – which is not too much of a surprise.
Following the cancellation of The Cranberries concert in Landerneau, France, due to Dolores’ back problem which prevented her to perform, Palace Resorts just confirmed a moment ago that the Mexican dates due to take place August 26, 27 and 28 will be rescheduled to February 10, 11 & 12 2017
UPDATE THE CRANBERRIES: Due to circumstances of force majeure, Palace Resorts regrettably confirms three upcoming performances by The Cranberries scheduled to take place at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun on August 26, 27 and 28, 2016, have been rescheduled. The unexpected announcement is due to the unfortunate medical condition of an injury affecting Dolores O’Riordan, the band’s lead singer.
After several weeks of experiencing severe back pain caused by a bulging disc; sore and limited relief from medications prevented Dolores to go on stage, and the band was forced to cancel their last concert in France. “By now she’s simply not well enough and in too much pain to be able to perform”; said Dr. Masterson of Limerick University.
Regaining her health and ability to perform has been a priority for Dolores in the last few days. Unfortunately, the severe pain and swelling have not allowed her to recover and Dolores has been prescribed with complete rest.
Performances from The Cranberries at Moon Palace Arena will now take place on February 10, 11 and 12, 2017.
Guests who had already reserved tickets through our telemarketing or concierge staff for the shows may contact their assigned agent before September 23, 2016 to confirm their seats for the new dates. After this date, reservations will be forfeit.
For those who purchased tickets for these performances, please see detailed information below regarding new performances on February 10, 11 and 12th, 2017 at Moon Palace Arena:
• If your ticket was for the Friday, August 26, 2016 concert, you can use that ticket to go to the Friday, February 10, 2017 concert.
• If your ticket was for the Saturday, August 27, 2016 concert, you can use that ticket to go to the Saturday, February 11, 2017concert.
• If your ticket was for the Sunday, August 28, 2016 concert, you can use that ticket to go to the Sunday, February 12, 2017 concert.
If you cannot be present for the new dates, you can request a full refund as of Wednesday, August 24, 2016, and until Friday, September 23, 2016.
• If you bought your ticket at an authorized Ticketmaster retail location (e.g. Liverpool, Librerías Gandhi, Farmacias del Ahorro, etc.), please go to the retail location directly.
• If you bought your ticket at www.ticketmaster.com.mx or via phone, please call (01) 55 53 25 9000.
• If you bought your ticket at Palace Resorts box offices, please head to the location where the ticket was purchased.
We sincerely apologize for this unavoidable inconvenience and disappointment and send our best wishes to Dolores O’Riordan so she may recover fully. We also thank the fans and followers of The Cranberries for your understanding and solidarity.
First we’d like to apologize for this late review, travelling on the road from Colmar to Landerneau (something like 1,100km) within a night was rather exhausting for our team members, but here’s all you’ve got to know about The Cranberries last 2 shows of the European summer tour 2016.
The band arrived in the afternoon in Colmar, France in a private flight. Cool to note that the plane landed right behind the venue on a small aerodrome. Noel published some cool pics on his Tumblr account:
One more on Olé Koretsky Instagram:
As soon as they reached the venue, fans were made aware that Dolores was unwell that night through a message on her twitter account:
arrived in Colmar France with @The_Cranberries. bulging disk in my back is hurting me big time so please bear with me tonight. Love Dolores
Here’s a small video of the soundcheck filmed by Noel and posted on the band’s Instagram account:
Noel & Fergal then gave a 10 minutes press conference which you can watch online on the below links where they explain why France is a major territory in their career, how they’re getting better with social medias, how touring has become much more relax than it used to be for them at the beginning of their career, what kind of setlist they play live…etc
They also come back on their 2010 performance at this very same festival where the concert had to be interrupted by a power cut and reassure journalists that Dolores is doing well but isn’t a big fan of interviews, just like Mike, hence the fact they’re not attending the conference.
The Cranberries en conférence de presse. On vous fait la traduction !
As far as the concert is concerned, the band delivered an excellent performance, especially Dolores who impressively managed to do an excellent job although she was clearly having a hard time. She took time to tell the crowd, in French, that she had back problems and would do her best to sing perfectly as she wouldn’t be able to dance much.
Highlights of the show probably were Dolores small “uh uh” impro at the end of Ridiculous Thoughts (which you can watch on the video we filmed on the giant screen below) and the always so intense Zombie she dedicated to “all the families of the people who were hurt at the hands of terrorism in France”.
The setlist was quite the same as the other European shows this year:
Professional photos and videos can be found on the following websites (click the different links):
Dolores received epidural injections which turned out not to be efficient enough to enable her to perform on the following day. Indeed, when she reached Landerneau she was advised not to perform and was medically evacuated to an Irish hospital.
If most of the fans showed lots of sympathy towards Dolores, the “fête du bruit” festival deserves a major red card as they did not inform the crowd of the cancellation before 9pm, that is to say 15 minutes after the band should have taken the stage, whereas the band had already made it official via a message on their Facebook account 3 hours earlier!
Unfortunately we have to cancel tonight’s performance at the Fete du Bruit in Landerneau, France due to Dolores having a very painful back problem caused by a bulging disc.
We arrived at the venue here today for the show but unfortunately Dolores is simply not well enough and in too much pain to perform.
She managed to do last nights show in Colmar but after the performance she was in great pain, which did not improve and forced today’s cancellations.
Sincere apologies to all those who came to see us tonight.
We hope to come back and see all of our fans in France again soon!
Quite a shame especially when you know that the Internet network was barely working on site, which led most of the fans to keep waiting for the band until 9pm with no clue they would not perform…
As you can see -if you speak French- on the below video we filmed, the festival organisers stated they are willing the reschedule this performance of The Cranberries for an upcoming edition.
Let’s hope the line up will be more coherent if this is to happen again cause we can tell you we had to endure some of the worst artist (?!) performances we were given to see in our lives…
To this point, we still don’t know if Dolores is expected to stay in hospital for a couple of days or for a longer time. No announcement re the upcoming Mexican shows due to take place on August 26, 27, 28 has been made yet but they might be compromised (?)
Let’s hope Dolores gets better soon, especially as the European D.A.R.K. tour is to start in exactly a month.
One of our readers just sent us a link of an old and rare interview with Dolores O’Riordan recorded in 2012 a few months after the death of her father.
Broadcast on the US radio NPR, the music program is called “All Things Considered”.
They launched a new series called “Why Music Matters: stories from fans in their own words about how music has changed their lives”.
In this episode you can listen to the story of Nathan Hotchkiss explaining how The Cranberries music helped him coming to terms with his identity. For sure a nice moment to be shared and there’s a happy surprise at the end of the 8min audio clip as he had the chance to exchange a few words with Dolores herself who seems to be touched by his story.
Download and/or listen to the show by clicking this link.
Thanks to Lionel for the information!
Note: NPR might sound familiar to fans as the radio also recorded a Cranberries promo performance in 2012 for “All Songs Considered/Tiny Desk Concert”. Unclear whether this was recorded the same day or not.
Let us see what this Greatest Hits album would ideally looks like for the Crans community!
Pick 15 tracks from the band’s repertoire in the poll below:
Which Cranberries tracks would you like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement on a Greatest Hits album ?
Daffodil Lament (45%, 53 Votes)
Zombie (44%, 52 Votes)
Dreams (44%, 52 Votes)
Ode To My Family (41%, 49 Votes)
Conduct (37%, 44 Votes)
Promises (34%, 40 Votes)
Linger (32%, 38 Votes)
Ridiculous Thoughts (30%, 36 Votes)
When You're Gone (29%, 35 Votes)
Animal Instict (29%, 35 Votes)
So Cold In Ireland (28%, 33 Votes)
Shattered (26%, 31 Votes)
Put Me Down (25%, 30 Votes)
Empty (25%, 30 Votes)
Electric Blue (25%, 30 Votes)
Twenty One (25%, 30 Votes)
Dreaming My Dreams (24%, 28 Votes)
Hollywood (23%, 27 Votes)
No Need To Argue (23%, 27 Votes)
Astral Projections (19%, 23 Votes)
Not Sorry (19%, 23 Votes)
Sunday (19%, 23 Votes)
Waltzing Back (18%, 21 Votes)
Pretty (18%, 21 Votes)
God Be With You (18%, 21 Votes)
This Is The Day (15%, 18 Votes)
I Still Do (15%, 18 Votes)
I Can't Be With You (14%, 17 Votes)
Show Me (13%, 16 Votes)
Cordell (13%, 15 Votes)
Stars (13%, 15 Votes)
Free To Decide (13%, 15 Votes)
Uncertain (13%, 15 Votes)
Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (13%, 15 Votes)
Still Can't... (12%, 14 Votes)
Roses (12%, 14 Votes)
Liar (12%, 14 Votes)
Go Your Own Way (12%, 14 Votes)
Analyse (12%, 14 Votes)
Yeat's grave (12%, 14 Votes)
Disappointment (11%, 13 Votes)
Just My Imagination (11%, 13 Votes)
I Will Always (11%, 13 Votes)
Joe (10%, 12 Votes)
Raining In My Heart (10%, 12 Votes)
You And Me (10%, 12 Votes)
Schizophrenic Playboys (10%, 12 Votes)
Forever Yellow Skies (10%, 12 Votes)
Loud And Clear (9%, 11 Votes)
Never Grow Old (9%, 11 Votes)
Tomorrow (9%, 11 Votes)
Everything I Said (9%, 11 Votes)
Salvation (9%, 11 Votes)
The Rebels (8%, 10 Votes)
Nothing Left At All (8%, 10 Votes)
I'm Still Remembering (8%, 9 Votes)
How (8%, 9 Votes)
The Icicle Melts (8%, 9 Votes)
Bosnia (8%, 9 Votes)
Losing My Mind (7%, 8 Votes)
Dying In The Sun (7%, 8 Votes)
War Child (7%, 8 Votes)
Desperate Andy (7%, 8 Votes)
Pathetic Senses (6%, 7 Votes)
I Don't Need (6%, 7 Votes)
Waiting in Walthamstow (6%, 7 Votes)
Them (6%, 7 Votes)
Fire & Soul (5%, 6 Votes)
Wanted (5%, 6 Votes)
What's On My Mind (5%, 6 Votes)
Saving Grace (5%, 6 Votes)
I Really Hope (5%, 6 Votes)
Fee Fi Fo (5%, 6 Votes)
Stop Me (4%, 5 Votes)
The Concept (4%, 5 Votes)
Perfect World (4%, 5 Votes)
Such A Shame (4%, 5 Votes)
Time Is Ticking Out (4%, 5 Votes)
In It Together (3%, 4 Votes)
Paparazzi On Mopeds (3%, 4 Votes)
New New York (3%, 4 Votes)
Delilah (3%, 4 Votes)
In The Ghetto (3%, 3 Votes)
So Good (3%, 3 Votes)
Sorry Son (3%, 3 Votes)
Dying Inside (3%, 3 Votes)
The Picture I View (3%, 3 Votes)
(They Long To Be) Close To You (3%, 3 Votes)
Chocolate Brown (3%, 3 Votes)
What You Were (3%, 3 Votes)
Away (2%, 2 Votes)
Do You Know (2%, 2 Votes)
Someday (2%, 2 Votes)
I Just Shot John Lennon (2%, 2 Votes)
Baby Blues (1%, 1 Votes)
Always (1%, 1 Votes)
Intermission (1%, 1 Votes)
Serendipity (1%, 1 Votes)
Many Days (1%, 1 Votes)
Will You Remember (1%, 1 Votes)
Copycat (1%, 1 Votes)
Woman Without Pride (1%, 1 Votes)
Sweetest Things (1%, 1 Votes)
Carry On (1%, 1 Votes)
Reason (1%, 1 Votes)
Every Morning (1%, 1 Votes)
Capetown (0%, 0 Votes)
Pretty Eyes (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 119
And to help you, here’s an enticing preview of what this album could sound like with an extract from Dolores solo performance featuring the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the Limerick City of Culture New Year’s Eve performance, 2013:
The English magazine “Classic Pop” published in their current August/September issue a brand new interview with D.A.R.K., the first one featuring Dolores.
Even if this interview is totally focused on D.A.R.K., one part retains the reader’s attention more than the others as “Classic Pop” is the very first media to officially confirm what Cranberries World team member Jury exposed/guessed a few months ago:
THE CRANBERRIES ARE/WERE RECORDING AN ALBUM WITH THE IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.
DOLORES: (…) at the time I felt like it (Roses) was going to be the last album, but the years go by, things happen in your life and you end up together.
A cranberries ‘greatest hits’ album is due to be recorded soon with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and that project co-exists with the debut album by D.A.R.K.
Dolores and the boys probably had not recorded anything when this interview was done, and to this day it is unclear whether the lads totally finished all their tracks/parts nor if Dolores even started recording hers. Anyway, this is definitely good news for all The Cranberries fans.
The rest of the interview, the main part, is still very interesting as it’s the very first time we get to read Dolores’ point of view about D.A.R.K.’s project:
DOLORES: It’s a very different way of working to how The Cranberries operate (…) This project is completely different than anything else I have worked on and I’d have to call it unique. It wasn’t contrived in any way. It just kinda happened and became the sound that it was.
OLE KORETSKY: Apart from the Seventies wannabee purists, 90% of bands these days are using programs. Everybody is playing to a click track! The Cranberries are one of the bands who don’t do that. Them, AC/DC, and The Rolling Stones are just rocking out! It’s a very different vibe.
Dolores also talks about the tough days, the time she spent in a psychiatric hospital, the help received from doctors and family and the fact she is feeling better now. Some parts of “Science Agrees” were recorded during this turmoil. Working on D.A.R.K.’s songs was a sort of therapy.
“DOLORES: I was manic when I was recording Gunfight”.
BREAKING NEWS: Due to popular demand. We’ve added an extra performance date for The Cranberries Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort! Originally scheduled to perform on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, The Cranberries will also entertain guests on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Tickets to the concert range from $129-$249 from the Gold to the VIP section. Guests can utilize the Resort Credit towards the purchase of tickets.