The Cranberries will play tomorrow in Lima and to say the least, they’ve gotten very busy days. A lot of new things appeared today on the internet. Still a lot of pictures posted by the fans, the band doing soundcheck this afternoon on festival site and a new photoshoot by the official photographer of the festival. Dolores also tweeted a photo taken from her balcony, nice view on fans waiting for her downstairs. 2 new interviews with Noel and Fergal from yesterday have also been published… and the day is not completely over in Lima!
In this interview Noel and Fergal are talking about the Vivo El Rock festival -Fergal would like to see Garbage- the setlist being a mix of everything a sort of a best-of, the touring process much more balanced now than in the past, the music industry these days, Brexit and the busy year ahead with new album and new tour starting in Europe for the beginning of the year and after that possibly South America
The second new interview was published on ElComercio.pe but it’s all translated in Spanish and we can’t even hear the voices of Noel and Fergal. No idea what they are talking about!
December 15, 2016 | Comments Off on New pics of The Cranberries with fans in Perú (3 UPDATES) | by Axl | The Cranberries
Perú, Perú, Perú… this is definitely your time!
Today The Cranberries -all of them- met fans at Hotel y Casino Los Delfines in Lima. A lot of photos and signings were done. Here’s a few of them… possibly more to come later.
A lot more pictures with fans yesterday Dec.15 -this time not from the meet & greet- were shared on Facebook by David Elieser Alvarez (click on each photo for larger view), also to credit alfonsorley Instagram and Gonzo Garcia Facebook.
Noel & Fergal gave interviews this morning at Hotel Los Delfines San Isidro and 2 pictures have been published on The Cranberries Instagram account:
You can watch a 8 min video below: Source:Publimetro
#ENVIVO con los integrantes de #THECRANBERRIES
Posted by Publimetro on Thursday, 15 December 2016
In this interview, the guys talk about how it is to play festival with other bands on the bill, their setlist for Saturday’s show, audiences that don’t speak English: “…audiences that don’t speak English have never been an issue… a good song has its own translation…”.
They also explain the importance of a producer when making a record and… MENTION THE NEW ALBUM-(!!!) : “We have almost finished recording a new album, it’s a kind of reworking of some of our older songs with acoustic kind of style, and working with a quartet from the Irish Chamber Orchestra. And there’s 3 new songs, completely new, as well as some other songs like Linger and Dreams. That’s gonna be released next year in May I think”
Fergal then says they’re “gonna be doing some touring with that”and are also “writing for a new album, a completely new album after that one“.
Carla Diaz, possibly another journalist with the boys this morning. Photo posted on her Instagram account:
December 14, 2016 | Comments Off on The Cranberries rehearsing in Lima today | by Axl | The Cranberries
The first pictures of the boys in Lima were posted by The Cranberries on their Instagram account just a few minutes ago. The band was rehearsing today at La Fabrika Records for the upcoming show next Saturday at Festival Vivo El Rock 8.
Johanna (back vocals) posted on her Instagram story a very short video (or rather just a photo effect) recorded during this first rehearsal day. The Cranberries Brasil made a screen capture:
December 11, 2016 | Comments Off on “No Need To Argue” colored vinyl reissue: 2 versions (UPDATED) | by Camille | The Cranberries
It seems like there is an unexpected new item on sale on Runt.com
As you know they announced they would sell some NNTA “cranberry colored vinyl” limited editon starting from September 2016, though two fans recently noticed that they were actually selling one “cranberry” color and one “plum red” color.
The below pictures show the difference between the two:
Thank you to Andrea and Dominestar for noticing.
Some members of our team received their “Cranberry Red” and “Plum Red” colored LP’s.
How to recognize them? Easy, you can’t make any mistake. First they have a different catalog number: PLA 2021 for Cranberry and PLA 2022 for Plum. Secondly, they have different stickers on their cover and the Cranberry sticker is always located on the top center whereas the Plum one is always on the top left. Here below close-up photos.
Do not read below if you don’t wanna be spoiled as this is possibly the setlist for the next Cranberries show in Lima, Peru. The source comes from Johanna (back vocals) who posted on her Instagram (Story) account a short video filmed during the Cranberries rehearsals yesterday at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio in Limerick. At the very end of the video appears the setlist and The Cranberries Brasil did a screen capture below, so thanks to them for noticing!
For those who don’t necessarily follow The Cranberries on social medias everyday, you have to know that the whole band -including Dolores- has been rehearsing in Limerick for over a week now for the upcoming show in Peru next month. You can find a few pictures of these rehearsals on The Cranberries Instagram account.
Setlist off Johanna’s video:
For those who can’t read:
When You Gone
Dreaming My Dreams
Just My Imagination
Loud And Clear
Free To Decide
Can’t Be With You
You And Me
Well, this is not really a proper spoil as this is the same set as the European shows this summer. Fans in Peru probably won’t be disappointed as they haven’t seen the band live for almost 7 years. Remember that The Cranberries didn’t visit the South American continent with their Roses Tour and the last time the band played in Lima was during the Reunion Tour in February 2010. This setlist will probably look fresh for all the fans over there.
November 29, 2016 | Comments Off on “Cooking Vinyl 30th Anniversary Boxset” featuring The Cranberries | by Axl | The Cranberries
To celebrate their 30th anniversary Cooking Vinyl have released a boxset featuring 70 artists/70 tracks from the last 3 decades. One of these tracks is the song Tomorrow off the album Roses by The Cranberries.
Both available on LP and CD, the boxsets are limited to 1000 in total.
Also available on digital platforms like iTunes or Spotify.
All proceeds go to charity.
CD Boxset: £63 + shipping
LP Boxset: £90 + shipping
CD One: 1986 – 1995
1. Oysterband – Hal An Tow (Step Outside 1986)
2. The Happy End – The Ballad Of John Henry (Resolution 1987)
3. Paul Kelly – Bradman (Under The Sun 1987)
4. S.E. Rogie – My Lovely Elizabeth (Palm Wine Guitar Music 1988)
5. Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane (The Trinity Revisited 2007)
6. Ewan MacColl – Dirty Old Town (Black and White 1990)
7. The Barely Works – Byker Hill (The Big Beat 1990)
8. Tom Robinson – War Baby (Living In A Boom Time 1992)
9. Goats Don’t Shave – Viva Las Vegas (The Rusty Razor 1992)
10. Bhundu Boys – Radio Africa (Friends On The Road 1993)
11. Jackie Leven – Call Mother A Lonely Field (The Mystery Of Love… 1994)
12. Poison Girls – Old Tarts Song (Statement Box Set 1995)
13. The Mekons – (Sometimes I Feel Like) Fletcher Christian (Heaven & Hell 2004)
14. Ron Sexsmith – Get In Line (Long Player, Late Bloomer 2011)
15. Billy Bragg – The Space Race Is Over (William Bloke 1996)
CD Two: 1996 – 2005
1. Carter U.S.M. – And God Created Brixton (A World Without Dave 1997)
2. The Wedding Present – Montreal (Saturnalia 1996)
3. Ani DiFranco – Both Hands (Ani DiFranco 1997)
4. Chuck Prophet – New Year’s Day (Homemade Blood 1997)
5. Bert Jansch – Toy Balloon (Toy Balloon 1998)
6. Madder Rose – Overflow (Hello June Fool 1999)
7. Prolapse – fob.com (Ghosts of Dead Aeroplanes 1999)
8. The Lilac Time – Nursery Walls (Looking For A Day In The Night 1999)
9. Luke Vibert and B. J. Cole – Swing Lite – Alright (Stop The Panic 2000)
10. Frank Black – Robert Onion (Dog In The Sand 2001)
11. Echo and The Bunnymen – Make Me Shine (Flowers 2001)
12. The Church – Seen It Coming (After Everything Now This 2002)
13. Obi – Somewhere Nicer (Magic Land Of Radio 2002)
14. Richard Thompson – She Said It Was Destiny (The Old Kitbag 2003)
15. Hayseed Dixie – Ace of Spades (Let There Be Rockgrass 2004)
16. Camper Van Beethoven – Take The Skinheads Bowling (Telephone Free…2004)
17. American Music Club – Ladies and Gentlemen (Love Songs For Patriots)
18. Grant-Lee Phillips – Mona Lisa (Virginia Creeper)
CD Three: 2006 – 2016 Part. 1
1. Underworld – Scribble (Barking 2010)
2. Audio Bullys – Only Man (Higher Than The Eiffel 2010)
3. Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – Collapsing Cities feat. Shy FX (Get Cape…2010)
4. Groove Armada – I Won’t Kneel (Black Light 2010)
5. Dropkick Murphy’s – Going Out In Style (Going Out In Style 2011)
6. City and Colour – Fragile Bird (Little Hell 2011)
7. Reverend and The Makers – Bassline (@Reverend_Makers 2012)
8. Amanda Palmer – Do It With A Rockstar (Theatre Is Evil 2012)
9. Madness – Never Knew Your Name (Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da 2012)
10. The View – The Clock (Cheeky For A Reason 2012)
11. The Orb – Soulman (The Observer In The Soul House 2012)
12. The Enemy – Gimme The Sign (Streets In The Sky 2012)
13. The Cranberries – Tomorrow (Roses 2012)
14. HIM – All Lips Go Blue (Tears on Tape 2013)
15. Gary Numan – I Am Dust (Splinter 2013)
16. Alison Moyet – When I Was Your Girl (The Minutes 2013)
17. Suzanne Vega – I Never Wear White (Tales From The Realm… 2014)
18. Adam Cohen – We Go Home (We Go Home 2014)
19. Seth Lakeman – The Courier (Word Of Mouth 2014)
CD Four: 2006 – 2016 Part. 2
1. The Rifles – Minute Mile (None The Wiser 2014)
2. Embrace – In The End (Embrace 2014)
3. James – Gone Baby Gone (La Petite Mort 2014)
4. Royksopp – Monument (The Inevitable End 2014)
5. The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy (The Day Is My Enemy 2015)
6. Marilyn Manson – Deep Six (The Pale Emperor 2015)
7. Carl Barat And The Jackals – Glory Days (Let It Reign 2015)
8. The Fratellis – Me And The Devil (Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied 2015)
9. Kate Miller-Heidke – Share Your Air (O’Vertigo 2015)
10. Jack Steadman and Jamie MacColl – The Young Birds (Joy Of Living 2015)
11. Stornoway – Get Low (Bonxie 2015)
12. The Proclaimers – What School? (Let’s Hear It For The Dogs 2015)
13. Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones – You Can’t Call Me Baby (Little Windows 2016)
14. Turin Brakes – Keep Me Around (Lost Property 2016)
15. Lissie – Daughters (My Wild West 2016)
16. The Cult – Hinterland (Hidden City 2016)
17. Deap Vally – Smile More (Femejism 2016)
18. Richard Ashcroft – Hold On (These People 2016)
This Sunday Noel Hogan posted on Twitter: “First day of Cranberries rehearsal tomorrow. Peru show coming up.” And today the first photo of the rehearsals appeared on the band’s Instagram and fans discovered Mike, Dolores and crew members inside the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio located at Limerick University in Limerick, Ireland. The band already rehearsed in that studio before (for previous concerts) and even recorded there the next Cranberries album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Another photo of the rehearsals at Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio published today still on The Cranberries Instagram. After Mike and Dolores yesterday, now Noel and Murt (Crew member).
Another photo into the ICO Studio with Mike and Fergal “Listening back to new tracks” posted on The Cranberries Instagram. Yes new tracks… good news!!
It all started a few days ago, on October 7th, when Noel Hogan twitted “So here’s what happening early next week. Dolores & I are up for an award” with a close-up photo of the possible invitation (?) received. What a great and unexpected news!
Earlier today Noel posted a route map of his flight from Shannon (IRL) to London (UK) with the following note “BMI awards tonight.” Good news: Noel will be attending the ceremony, though no sign of Dolores yet!
The BMI London Awards is a music industry ceremony which honors the UK/European songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-played BMI songs on American radio and television. This year the ceremony is held at the Dorchester Hotel in London where Sting is to be named BMI Icon in recognition of his award-winning career and influence on popular music for more than four decades.
At this point we had no details regarding the Cranberries prize.
Later in the evening the first pictures appeared on the internet and fans discovered a very handsome Noel Hogan in a suit and a BMI medal on his chest, proving that Dolores would not show up at the event.
Following the ceremony, Noel published a photo of the BMI’s plaque he received “in recognition of the great national popularity as measured by over 3 million broadcast performances attained by DREAMS“.
Noel wrote: “So I got this. 3 million plays on US radio 🙂 “
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CRANBERRIES!!!
UPDATE – October 15
More pictures of the evening by REXFEATURES.COM
Noel with Brandon Bakshi – BMI Executive Director.
Noel with his wife Catherine.
The box set is quite flat, like a single CD and contains the first 5 albums of the band in their classic versions and not “The Complete Sessions” (as far as the first 4 albums are concerned). All is thin cardboard made, the box itself and the 5 album sleeves inside. Only the CD’s got a new and different artwork. No booklet nor lyrics here.
One of our readers Ricardo, thanks to him, noticed a big mistake concerning the album “Wake Up”.
Indeed the back cover of the album inside is announcing 16 tracks (13 + 3 bonus tracks) when the back cover of the box set is announcing only 13.
“Wake Up” would be the only album with bonus tracks? How weird!
The only solution to know the truth was to check the CD itself… and unfortunately there’s no B-sides nor hidden tracks. Only the 13 classic tracks and the CD ends with “Chocolate Brown”.
This is definitely the 5 classic albums!
The Cranberries will play Festival Vivo X El Rock 8 in Lima Perú next December 17th as already announced (and then 99% confirmed and 100% spoiled!) by the band Papa Roach on their Instagram account about a month ago. Tonight the festival published the whole line-up on their Facebook so now it’s 100% confirmed and official. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 14.
September 27, 2016 | Comments Off on 2 new Cranberries items for Concert Live’s 11th birthday | by Axl | The Cranberries
Concert Live are celebrating their 11th birthday and for the occasion they’re doing a special birthday sale with new products and their biggest ever discounts.
Concerning The Cranberries 2 new products appeared:
A wooden phone case engraved with the “2010 Tour” artwork, limited to 50 and available for iPhone 6/6s – iPhone 7 – Samsung Galaxy S6 – Samsung Galaxy S7
A set of 6 placemats (12″ vinyl) / Dining table accessory
Still the “2010 Tour” artwork. It is not detailed if placemats/vinyls are able to deliver music or not 🙂
There are also 10 discounted items (box sets, clock, poster, greatest live hits, live CDs…), all already known before. If you still haven’t some of them, maybe it’s time. Prices are quite low and the special offer stays until this Wednesday. Take a look by clicking this link.
Title says it all.
After 9 months of patience cranberries.com is finally launched!
The band just announced it a couple of hours ago today on all their social medias.
Three things to notice:
1. The image on the homepage features green and orange stripes (color of the Irish flag)
Could that be a preview of the artwork of the band’s upcoming album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra?
2. Gallery has a lot of new pictures.
3. Biography reveals “2017 promises to be a very, very special year for The Cranberries in terms of touring and recording.”
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 (4%, 53 Votes)
Zombie (4%, 52 Votes)
Dreams (4%, 52 Votes)
Ode To My Family (3%, 49 Votes)
Conduct (3%, 44 Votes)
Promises (3%, 40 Votes)
Linger (3%, 38 Votes)
Ridiculous Thoughts (2%, 36 Votes)
When You're Gone (2%, 35 Votes)
Animal Instict (2%, 35 Votes)
So Cold In Ireland (2%, 33 Votes)
Shattered (2%, 31 Votes)
Put Me Down (2%, 30 Votes)
Empty (2%, 30 Votes)
Electric Blue (2%, 30 Votes)
Twenty One (2%, 30 Votes)
Dreaming My Dreams (2%, 28 Votes)
Hollywood (2%, 27 Votes)
No Need To Argue (2%, 27 Votes)
Astral Projections (2%, 23 Votes)
Not Sorry (2%, 23 Votes)
Sunday (2%, 23 Votes)
Waltzing Back (1%, 21 Votes)
Pretty (1%, 21 Votes)
God Be With You (1%, 21 Votes)
This Is The Day (1%, 18 Votes)
I Still Do (1%, 18 Votes)
I Can't Be With You (1%, 17 Votes)
Show Me (1%, 16 Votes)
Cordell (1%, 15 Votes)
Stars (1%, 15 Votes)
Free To Decide (1%, 15 Votes)
Uncertain (1%, 15 Votes)
Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (1%, 15 Votes)
Still Can't... (1%, 14 Votes)
Roses (1%, 14 Votes)
Liar (1%, 14 Votes)
Go Your Own Way (1%, 14 Votes)
Analyse (1%, 14 Votes)
Yeat's grave (1%, 14 Votes)
Disappointment (1%, 13 Votes)
Just My Imagination (1%, 13 Votes)
I Will Always (1%, 13 Votes)
Joe (1%, 12 Votes)
Raining In My Heart (1%, 12 Votes)
You And Me (1%, 12 Votes)
Schizophrenic Playboys (1%, 12 Votes)
Forever Yellow Skies (1%, 12 Votes)
Loud And Clear (1%, 11 Votes)
Never Grow Old (1%, 11 Votes)
Tomorrow (1%, 11 Votes)
Everything I Said (1%, 11 Votes)
Salvation (1%, 11 Votes)
The Rebels (1%, 10 Votes)
Nothing Left At All (1%, 10 Votes)
I'm Still Remembering (1%, 9 Votes)
How (1%, 9 Votes)
The Icicle Melts (1%, 9 Votes)
Bosnia (1%, 9 Votes)
Losing My Mind (1%, 8 Votes)
Dying In The Sun (1%, 8 Votes)
War Child (1%, 8 Votes)
Desperate Andy (1%, 8 Votes)
Pathetic Senses (0%, 7 Votes)
I Don't Need (0%, 7 Votes)
Waiting in Walthamstow (0%, 7 Votes)
Them (0%, 7 Votes)
Fire & Soul (0%, 6 Votes)
Wanted (0%, 6 Votes)
What's On My Mind (0%, 6 Votes)
Saving Grace (0%, 6 Votes)
I Really Hope (0%, 6 Votes)
Fee Fi Fo (0%, 6 Votes)
Stop Me (0%, 5 Votes)
The Concept (0%, 5 Votes)
Perfect World (0%, 5 Votes)
Such A Shame (0%, 5 Votes)
Time Is Ticking Out (0%, 5 Votes)
In It Together (0%, 4 Votes)
Paparazzi On Mopeds (0%, 4 Votes)
New New York (0%, 4 Votes)
Delilah (0%, 4 Votes)
In The Ghetto (0%, 3 Votes)
So Good (0%, 3 Votes)
Sorry Son (0%, 3 Votes)
Dying Inside (0%, 3 Votes)
The Picture I View (0%, 3 Votes)
(They Long To Be) Close To You (0%, 3 Votes)
Chocolate Brown (0%, 3 Votes)
What You Were (0%, 3 Votes)
Away (0%, 2 Votes)
Do You Know (0%, 2 Votes)
Someday (0%, 2 Votes)
I Just Shot John Lennon (0%, 2 Votes)
Baby Blues (0%, 1 Votes)
Always (0%, 1 Votes)
Intermission (0%, 1 Votes)
Serendipity (0%, 1 Votes)
Many Days (0%, 1 Votes)
Will You Remember (0%, 1 Votes)
Copycat (0%, 1 Votes)
Woman Without Pride (0%, 1 Votes)
Sweetest Things (0%, 1 Votes)
Carry On (0%, 1 Votes)
Reason (0%, 1 Votes)
Every Morning (0%, 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.