Christmas before time: Concerto di Natale 2002

December 23, 2012  |  Comments Off on Christmas before time: Concerto di Natale 2002  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Now, the 10th edition of the Christmas Concert in 2002.
Before the show Dolores met the Pope John Paul II: here’s a short interview (link no longer available) from current.com where she tells about it.

At this show Dolores sang an orchestral version of “Linger” and two Christmas songs, “Adeste Fideles” and “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)”, the latter with various artists.

Christmas before time: Concerto di Natale 2001

December 22, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As announced earlier this week, today we’re celebrating “Christmas before time”.
There will be updates on CW with Dolores’ performances at the Christmas Concerts from 2001 to 2006.

Let’s start with the 9th edition of those “Concerto di Natale”, it was in 2001 in Vatican and it was Dolores’ very first participation to such concerts. She performed 4 songs: An orchestral version of “Analyse” and 3 Christmas classics, “Little Drummer Boy“(with Westlife), “Panis Angelicus” and “Silent Night‘ (with various artists).

Christmas before time, next Sunday…

December 21, 2012  |  Comments Off on Christmas before time, next Sunday…  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dear ‘berries fans,
Now that we all survived this end-of-the-world-day, we’re very happy to announce that next Sunday -Dec 23rd- will be “Christmas Before Time” on Cranberries World!

All day long, we’ll update the site adding information about Dolores performances to the Christmas Concerts in Vatican or in Monte-Carlo from 2001 to 2006. Song List and Promo Performances sections will be updated. Stay tuned…

“South Dakota” OST to be released next year

December 21, 2012  |  Comments Off on “South Dakota” OST to be released next year  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Film director Bruce Isacson confirmed that a soundtrack from the movie “South Dakota” will be released in 2013 and all 4 songs from Dolores O’ Riordan will be included.
This means the original versions of “Apple Of My Eye” and “Stupid” along with new solo versions of “Dreams” and “Empty”.

Bruce Isacson explains:

Dolores went back into the studio and recorded a new version of “Dreams” and “Empty”.  We feel the new recordings have more passion than the original, that comes from her maturity and greater experience since the original recording

South Dakota film director Bruce Isacson

As for the musical score segment that Dolores contributed, it does not have a proper title, although it is referred as the “Subway Scene”.

Dolores at the “Teen Screen”

Remember that you can contribute money via Kickstarter to help Isacson distribute the movie. Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every Kickstarter project must be fully funded before its time expires. Your pledges will help them raise the P&A Budget (Prints and Advertising Materials).

“South Dakota” screened for 1,000 teenage girls from 17 Los Angeles County high schools

Source: Bruce Isacson

“South Dakota” THE MOVIE to be released with new music from Dolores

December 20, 2012  |  Comments Off on “South Dakota” THE MOVIE to be released with new music from Dolores  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan

“South Dakota”, a docufiction movie about teenage pregnancy and abortion, will finally see a national release in the USA in October 2013… with some new music from Dolores!

Filmmaker Bruce Isacson confirmed to Cranberries World that 4 songs by Dolores will be featured in the movie: original versions of “Stupid” and “Apple Of My Eye” and brand new versions of The Cranberries’ “Empty” and “Dreams”, for which Dolores went back into studio to record them.

Dolores also contributed to the movie score told Isacson:

Dolores scored one of our sequences in the film, and she is credited as one of the film’s composers. Dolores and her husband Don Burton have been extremely supportive of our important film!  I am so thankful for their continued encouragement.

The “South Dakota” movie project was first announced in 2009. The movie portrays two dramatic stories about unplanned pregnancies along with sound bites of passionate pro choice and pro life advocates. Film director explains:

I found that so many of the women, when they go into this crisis of an unwanted pregnancy, they don’t have enough information so they can arrive at an intelligent decision or what course of action to take. And that’s why I made the film. You know, I stayed neutral. I didn’t want to manipulate my audience with my own point of view

Check out below the movie trailer featuring a message from the Director and some footage from a screening back in 2009 in which you can see Dolores.
Note that the versions of “Dreams” and “Empty” in this footage are the 1993 and 1994 album versions, not the new ones.

Official trailer & a personal word from the director

“South Dakota” swept major awards at the 2010 Los Angeles Reel Film Festival including Best Screenplay and Best Director.
You can follow the South Dakota movie project on Facebook.
You can also contribute money to help Isacson distribute the movie via Kickstarter. Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every Kickstarter project must be fully funded before its time expires. Your pledges will help them raise the P&A Budget (Prints and Advertising Materials).

Source: Bruce Isacson

12-12-12

December 12, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Happy roadies day to all The Cranberries fans in the world… one-two one-two one-two  😉
Special wink to Declan and Murt!

For those who don’t get it, that’s usually what all the roadies of the world say to test a mic before a show.

Cranberries World video: “Ode To My Family” in Montbéliard

December 11, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here comes -out of the blue- the song that no one requested. How could that have happened when we knew Dolores couldn’t sing it anymore? Get ready for our video of “Ode To My Family” recorded in Montbéliard, France.

One of us was lucky enough to catch sight of the setlist a few minutes before the lights were turned off, hence the fact we were prepared to capture what would necessarily be the highlight of the show. If some of you were moved by “Roses” in Luxembourg or Paris, get your tissues ready cause this was even more poignant! As you all know now, this was the one and only time Ode was performed on this European tour, simply because it was the last show of the European tour.

Recorded from the seated area in the back of the venue and close to the center, this view appears to be quite perfect. Feel free to share it, steal it, download it or whatever you want… ENJOY!

“Ode To My Family” – Montbéliard – December 9, 2012

Cranberries World video: “Waltzing Back” in Beauvais

December 10, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here comes another requested song, “Waltzing Back” live at Elispace in Beauvais, France for the penultimate concert of the European tour. Recorded from the very front row almost dead center.

“Waltzing Back” – Beauvais – December 8, 2012

Last show of the European Roses Tour: Montbéliard

December 10, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

What a show, dear ‘Berries friends, what a show!
For their last concert of the European Roses Tour, The Cranberries surprised their fans playing “Ode To My Family” for the one and sole time on the whole tour, whereas Dolores seemed not too keen on playing it because of the recent death of her father a year ago. An intense and very emotional moment which we tried to capture in video and should post as soon as possible (just like the band, we need a little break 😉 ).

SETLIST:
Analyse
Animal Instinct
How
Just My Imagination
Ode To My Family
Linger
Free To Decide
Sunday
Fire & Soul
Tomorrow
Desperate Andy
I Can’t Be With You
Interlude
Conduct
Waltzing Back
Show Me
Ridiculous Thoughts
Salvation
Zombie
————————-
No Need To Argue
Schizophrenic Playboy (which replaced You And Me and Promises)
Dreams

Although Dolores spat several times on stage, explaining she was very sick, the band did and amazing and beautiful performance. Dolores didn’t miss the opportunity to thank everyone who made this tour true such as the fans who she said they’ll miss, while telling the audience that this was their last show after a 32-date tour. She also gave away a couple of gifts to thank some fans who followed the band around.

Below our first photos off our Twitter account:

Snowy Montbéliard… & so cold (in Ireland France)

Outfit #1

Outfit #2

Concert Live disappoints several fans

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

Many of those who were waiting impatiently for their Caen 2-CD set from Concert Live got a sour surprise in their mailbox this week.

Unlike specified on their website, Concert Live sent their e-customers the 3-disk set, which was previously available at the Caen concert. This edition does not include any information (name of the venue, date, tracklist), as it was burned and packaged right after the Caen gig for on-site customers. Internet buyers received that 3-disk set, but with the encore already burnt on CD 2, leaving the third disk unused and irrelevant in this CD set.

Several fans who attended the Caen show had already bought that 3-CD set and payed another 20 pounds for the 2-CD set… but got another copy of the 3-CD set instead.

Contacted on this matter, Concert Live indicated that “2-Disc versions with a tracklist are only available 6 months after the tour is finished”, an information contradictory with the product description on their website and the London CD set.

For the London show, most e-customers received the 2-CD set with credit information and track list printed on the sleeve. Some other buyers randomly received the 3-CD set though!! Some other fans did not mind the mix up as the musical content was much important than the artwork for them.

As for the digital edition of the London show available on iTunes and Amazon since December 3, some fans reported that the audio files were not edited and that the CD fade-in/fade-out were also on the digital files.

So, what’s next for The Cranberries?

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

With the European tour ending in a few days, many are wondering what The Cranberries will do next..
While no confirmed plans have been announced, there are a few hints out there, saying that the band could continue touring sometime in 2013. At several concerts in France, Dolores finished up the show with a “see you next year”. Also, a French concert promotion agency, Pression Live (which is not involved with the band in the current tour) posted on Facebook last Thursday a weird message with a link to a video from the Sanremo Festival:

They were on tour in Europe for the last few months.
It would be a shame to deny yourself of them.
Here they are, live!

Also, the band did not stop by Latin America where there is a large active fan base nor the western part of North America last Spring, on their short North Eastern American tour. Could a second American Tour be up the sleeve too?

To be continued…

Cranberries World video: “Put Me Down” in Nantes

December 1, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

As requested, and a little late, here is our video recorded in Nantes.
We thought this version of “Put Me Down” was quite interesting as Dolores plays with harmonics, lowering her voice tone so that it fits Johanna’s voice.

“Put Me Down” – Nantes – November 24, 2012

Dolores will NOT be at the Concerto di natale

November 30, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores name was taken off the official Concerto di natale website.
Her presence is no longer confirmed.

Cranberries World video: “Empty” in Lille

November 28, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Back from Lille tonight where we identified 3 highlights of the show:

  • “Sunday”, a song rarely played on this leg and tonight was the 3rd time on the whole European tour so far (premiere was in Bucharest). We’re sorry we didn’t record the song as we didn’t see this one coming.
  • “Empty”, just like Sunday this one has not been played a lot on this this tour (premiere in Madrid). See our video below.
  • Promises” requested by a few fans in the front row and which has only be played on request on this tour (premiere in Barcelona).

“Empty” – Lille 2012

Cranberries World video: “Schizophrenic Playboys” in Brest

November 27, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Terrible weather but a great show in Brest, France. One of our team member chose to film “Schizophrenic Playboys” shot from the front row dead center, can’t be closer! Hope you’ll like it.

Schizophrenic Playboys – Brest 2012

Cranberries World videos: “Roses” + “You And Me” in Paris

November 26, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

There you go! 2 songs in 1 recorded at Le Zénith in Paris yesterday. As you now know The Cranberries made a rather special and unusual encore for the first death anniversary of Dolores’ father.
My fellow fans on French forum “Pretty Dolores” also contributed in making this encore special by giving people in the front rows 200 roses to hold in the air.

Here is the video for you to enjoy. Our apologies if this video was not shot from the front row this time, we wanted a more global view to make sure we’d see the roses. No close ups then, plus it’s a bit dark as the lights were turned down on these two songs. Let’s hope we’ll find other videos shot by people closer to the stage soon so to see the whole scene better.

“Roses” & “You And Me” – Paris 2012 – 1st death anniversary of Dolores’ father

In the meantime, let me thank all of you, especially those who came up with this idea and planned everything with me, those who helped me financially, those who spent such a long time taking every single thorn out with me while queuing, those who gave the roses away to people surrounding them, the roadie who helped us in terms of organization (you rock, man!), and all those who participated, holding roses in the air.

Thank you ALL 🙂
Camille

Paris, a concert to remember

November 26, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

What a special show tonight in a sold out Zénith in Paris. As you may know, this show took place on the 1st death anniversary of Dolores’ father.
As a consequence The Cranberries played a very unusual show starting with the “Analyse” setlist but dedicated most of the encore to this anniversary.

The band thus returned a darkened stage after “Zombie” with a bunch of red roses on a table and a candle. Dolores explained the situation and dedicated “Roses” (the song) to her father. She then told the crowd how funnily her son -Taylor- has the very same eyes as her father, which led the band to start playing “You & Me” and skipping “Schizophrenic Playboys” for the first time on this tour.

A beautiful moment which was emphasized by a happening organized by French fans members of the forum “Pretty Dolores” led by Camille. They once again successfully managed to ask the audience in the first rows to hold almost two hundreds white roses in the air to pay homage to the band, the Roses album & tour, as well as Dolores’ family.

We tried to film these songs from the back to see the whole atmosphere so if good enough we will upload them asap otherwise no doubt there will be good ones on YouTube soon. In the meantime enjoy our few pics which we didn’t manage to post live on Twitter because of a bad connection, as well as the setlist.

Last thing, the concert was NOT recorded for a DVD as originally planned.

Confirmed: Dolores to perform at the Christmas Concert in Italy

November 22, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The official site of the Concerto Di Natale just confirmed Dolores’ participation in the Italian Christmas Concert next December as reported before. The annual concert will take place on December 15th at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Roma and is to be broadcast on Rai 2 TV on Christmas night.

Source: Concertodinatale.it

Ode To My Family: “I can’t sing it anymore”

November 22, 2012  |  Comments Off on Ode To My Family: “I can’t sing it anymore”  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Dolores briefly talked about the death of her father and her bereavement in a French article from Brest’s newspaper “Télégramme“.

I experienced a personal tragedy that affected me a lot. The last months of my father’s were very stressful. It took me many months before I could recover from his death. I needed to stay with my family and my children. I feel better today, I can now look at his picture. I now realize that I have to live without him…

She later told that she can’t sing “Ode to My Family” for now because it makes her think of her father. “I hope to be able to sing it back one day, but for now, it’s too soon”.

Thanks to Sara for the info.

Cranberries World videos: “Show Me” + “Still Can’t…” in Lyon

November 21, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Back from Lyon where we attended a more intimate show than expected. Only 5000 in a 15 000 people venue. The stage was moved closer to the seated area so that we couldn’t perceive any empty space at all. Good point. Excellent band & crowd on that night, we really enjoyed the great atmosphere. As Dolores said “Lyon totally rocks”. Watch her sing “oleee oleeee oleeee oleeee”

As we were not able to properly film the night before in Clermont-Ferrand (sorry about that) we decided to film 2 songs in Lyon, so here they are:

“Show Me” – Lyon 2012

“Still Can’t…” – Lyon 2012

Last but not least, for those who wish we had filmed a song in Clermont-Ferrand, below a nice video of “Dreams” filmed by YouTube user socalo03. Many thanks to this person.

“Dreams”  Clermont-Ferrand 2012

The Cranberries don’t want to rush things

November 21, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

According to Noel’s latest interview for uaudio.com, the band wants to take its time when it comes to recording another album.

I’m not saying we want to spend another ten years writing, but we definitely don’t want to rush it. I’d rather not do that again and just take our time. Quality over quantity, you know? If it means it does take a bit longer than we should, I don’t think it’s a bad thing if you have a great result from it.

Noel is currently writing new songs for the band.

I started writing again around the beginning of this year. I actually find it easier to write when I’m traveling. On your days off you’re sitting around a hotel room anyway so it gives you something to do. I started sending stuff to Dolores around January and I’ve been writing bits and pieces.

Another Mono Band album.

There are some songs I feel aren’t really the Cranberries’ sound, so I decided I’m going to try and maybe do another Mono Band album at the same time. I’m going to try and do both, but I want to take my time doing it.

Noel also told some stories about the band’s early years and revealed lots of technical information about the way he records his songs nowadays, so if you like these kind of details read the full version of the interview.

Paris 2012 DVD (?) uncertain for sure!

November 19, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Surprising news but nonetheless true.
From what we understood after talking to different members of The Cranberries road crew during the last couple of gigs, things have become quite complicated in the last days. It seems that the Zénith in Paris is now putting a spoke in the band’s wheel, so much that there might not be any DVD at all…

Apparently the amount of money required by the Parisian Zénith to film a concert in their venue is way above what’s reasonable.
Let’s just hope that the problem can be solved after negotiations.
We imagine you’re all as excited as us to know a new DVD could possibly be released, so let’s cross fingers and we’ll let you know as soon as we learn more about this matter.

Live in London 2012 to be released digitally

November 19, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

As you all know now, The Cranberries show in London this year was recorded by Concert Live on CDs. Now the show will get a digital release on December 3rd and all the 22 live songs will be available through the iTunes and Amazon digital music stores at the price of US$ 5.99$ or £5.49 which is ridiculously low compared to the 2-CD set price (£20).

London 2012 2-CD set is still available directly on the Concert Live website (as well as Caen 2012).

Dolores to perform at the annual Italian Christmas Concert?

November 19, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’ Riordan might perform at the 20th Concerto Di Natale next December according to Radio Italia (radioitalia.it). The concert will take place on December 15th at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Roma and is to be broadcast on Rai 2 TV on Christmas night.

Dolores’ presence is not confirmed yet.

Dolores was part of the 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006 editions where she performed her own material (both Cranberries and solo songs) and Christmas classics.

Cranberries World video: “Conduct” in Grenoble

November 18, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Back from Grenoble where we enjoyed a really good show with a very dynamic crowd. We didn’t film what we thought was the key moment of the show but “Conduct” as some of you had requested this song, we would otherwise have picked “Put Me Down” during which Dolores added some interesting vocals at the end.

“Conduct” – Grenoble 2012

Also, we’ll try to capture “Not Sorry…” on the following shows (a request again), and “Show Me” which is turning more and more captivating in time, especially as Dolores now encourages the audience to clap their hands during the verses of the song. To be continued…

“Roses” qualifies for the next Irish Meteor Awards (UPDATED)

November 16, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries latest album “Roses” is part of the 2012 albums longlist of the Meteor Choice Music Prize which will take place on March 7, 2013 in Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland. The shortlist (final nominees) will be announced on January 9, 2013.

Last Cranberries’ presence at “The Meteors” was in March 2002 when they performed “Time Is Ticking Out”, their current single at the time. Watch it again below:

“Time Is Ticking Out” – Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2002

Sources: musiclimerick.com, choicemusicprize.com


UPDATE – JANUARY 2013

The Cranberries lost… Not even on the final nominees shortlist!

2012 Shortlist

Cranberries World video: “I Can’t Be With You” in Strasbourg

November 15, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday The Cranberries were in Strasbourg in France.
Unfortunately the show was far from being sold out with only one third of the venue (about 2,000 people). Some security team members even told us that the show might have been cancelled in the afternoon. We don’t know whether this was the band or the tour producer’s decision.Anyway, as the show eventually took place, here is the video we filmed in the front row:

“I Can’t Be With You” – Strasbourg 2012

At the end of the show Dolores wished us all “A Merry Christmas” and added “See you next year”.
Is a new European leg planned for next year or was it just a way to say goodbye? Future will tell…

A few videos of the “Roses Tour” recorded by ourselves so far

November 13, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As promised, all CW team members try to film one song at each show they’re attending. We choose the songs according to what we think is a key moment of the show, or on your request. Be sure our crew does its best and we can’t guarantee success every time as camera policy totally varies one venue to another. We’re rarely meeting any problem though with the compact photo camera we’re using for these videos. However please keep in mind that recording videos prevents the one who films from enjoying the show as one may thus focus more on the screen of the camera than the concert itself. No need to say that our team do want to enjoy the show first (probably like all of us).

Below are new videos as well as some old ones you may already know.

“Electric Blue” – Orléans – November 11, 2012

“Twenty One” – Antwerpen – November 4, 2012

“Astral Projections” – Esch-sur-Alzette – November 2, 2012

Interlude (Shattered instrumental)” – Toulouse – October 25, 2012

“No Need To Argue” – London – October 2, 2012

The Cranberries played “Electric Blue” tonight

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

Tonight The Cranberries offered a safe setlist to the Caen crowd (and then to the future Concert Live CD-set listeners)… until they surprised fans with a flute-playing Dolores on “Electric Blue”!!!

The band used their “Dreams-to-Salvation” setlist which includes mostly older hits from the 90’s. This setlist is similar to the one performed on most Asian/North American concerts last spring.

A few changes were made though, including “Electric Blue” on which Dolores played the flute. Earlier today, a member of the CW team who attended tonight’s show reported that fans heard from the outside of the venue the band rehearse “Electric Blue” a few times this afternoon.

“Twenty-One” was also performed while more recent material like “Show Me” and “Astral Projections” was kept out of the setlist for tonight’s recorded show.

On the bright side of life, fans who buy the CD-set will get the first professional recording of “Raining in My Heart” other than the acoustic version performed several times on last winter promo tour. Let’s hope that the future Paris DVD recording will actually happen and that more “Roses” tracks will be performed.

You can buy the 2-CD set of tonight’s show in Caen directly on the Concert Live website (the encore will be included on CD2, unlike if you bought it on-site).
Please note that CD’s of last month’s London show as well as three “Reunion Tour 2010” shows (Paris, London, Milano) are also still available online.

Caen setlist:

Dreams
Linger
When You’re Gone
Tomorrow
How
Animal Instinct
Just My Imagination
You And Me
Put Me Down
Twenty One
Analyse
Desperate Andy
I Can’t Be With You
Interlude (Shattered instrumental)
Waltzing Back
Raining In My Heart
Free To Decide
Schizophrenic Playboys
Ridiculous Thoughts
Zombie

Conduct
Losing My Mind
Electric Blue
Salvation

“Stars” compilation tops Australian iTunes charts

November 8, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Following the performance of “Dreams” by an Australian X-Factor contestant, The Cranberries greatest hits collection “Stars” topped iTunes‘ pop album charts on November 5th. Which means Number 1. The album aslo ended up at #3 on iTunes’ overall album chart. As for today (Nov. 8), the album is at #33.

“Stars” was released 10 years ago in September 2002!

Thanks to Dosulivan for the info.

The X Factor contestant covers “Dreams”

November 7, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Other News

Bella Ferraro, an aspiring singer from the Australian version of the TV show The X Factor, covered The Cranberries’ classic hit “Dreams” during the last show on November 5th.

The theme of the last week’s competition was Judges’ Challenge and the song “Dreams” was chosen by Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls fame.

Bella Ferraro performing “Dreams”

According to the young singer, she grew up singing The Cranberries songs. Apparently, the judges loved her performance.

It’s interesting to mention that Ronan Keating, one of the judges and an Irishman himself, said some nice things about the song: “I love that song. I don’t know if people realize this but that is so tough to sing. That is such a tough song. Dolores is an amazing vocalist. Great Irish band, actually. Good song choice, well done!”

DVD to be filmed in Paris (?) + random news

November 5, 2012  |  16 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are apparently set to record their next DVD at Zénith in Paris this month, according to some member of the band’s road crew. This could explain the mysterious “DVD Set List” inscription on the Luxembourg setlist sheet we reported a few days ago. The ‘berries could have practice this setlist on that night in preparation to the Paris show.

The band has not confirmed the information though. So this is, for now, still a rumor.

In 1999, the band also recorded their last DVD (Beneath the Skin) in Paris, at Bercy. Even though it will be filmed in the same city, the upcoming Zénith show should give a completely different and cosy atmosphere as this venue capacity is 7,000 compared to 17,000 at Bercy.

Cranberries World: a FAN website

Some people expressed their deception over the fact that we were getting people their hopes high and then disappointing them if the news turn out not to be true. Remember that we are only a group of fans from around the world making this website happend on our own free time. We do not have any direct, privileged contact with the band, nor represent them in any way. Our news sources consiste of what is available on the web, what is said or did at concerts and some occasional e-mails to informations sources. So please, take it for what it is, nothing more! 😉

We also would like to thank every person who are emailing us with some pieces of information to include on the site. We will include it over the next months, as the website is still under construction. These information are greatly appreciated!

Antwerpen show

Yesterday’s Antwerpen show went on in a chaotic atmosphere, according to fans attending the several shows on this tour. The venue’s sound quality was not up to standards. Due this poor sound quality, it seemed like some front-row fans were shouting more loudly than the band was playing. The band seemed to have completely lost concentration — Dolores smiling at the situation during the sad-theme “Put Me Down” and “21”–, and the surrounding crowd, annoyed and a bit sour.

Cranberries World to film key moments of upcoming shows

November 3, 2012  |  10 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Though time for the CW French team members! It’s getting harder to get you updated with all the information about the numerous shows while we’re following the band on the road.

Also, we decided we would try to film a key moment of the shows we will be attending over the next weeks to share these times with you.

While we’re updating the Milano and Roma concerts pages, here is thus the video of The Cranberries amazing performance of “Astral Projections” last night at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg.

“Astral Projections” – Esch-sur-Alzette 2012

Feel free to request some videos from us in the near future: our french team members should try to attend all the French venues and those at the French border.

“Astral Projections” and “Roses” back on the setlist (UPDATED)

November 2, 2012  |  14 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries included back “Astral Projections” and “Roses”, two tracks from their lastest album on the Luxembourg show! That information was confirmed by one of the CW team member who attended the show. This is such great news as the Caen show recording is coming up in a few days. Let’s hope that the band will perform them on that night.

Setlist – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 3

Even though there is a mysterious “DVD SET LIST” inscription at the top right of the setlist sheet, Camille -who attended the Luxembourg show- confirmed that there was no cameras at the venue. So no DVD release plan for the moment…

To put an end to the boobs controversy

November 2, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Other News

Two days ago CW reported about some gossiping on differents forums and between fans attending the current tour, whether Dolores had breasts enlargement or not.
We would like to remind you that we did/do not pass any judgement on Dolores appearance, nor condemn the use of plastic surgery. Every person should be free to use such methods if they want to with no fear of being judged by others. Remember though that no one confirmed that Dolores actually had this kind of surgery.

The CW Team felt that this was important to briefly address this topic, as a footnote in our last article, since it was widely discussed between fans.

Now back to celebrate The Cranberries’ music and performances! 😉

The European Leg so far…

October 31, 2012  |  23 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today The Cranberries are playing at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Roma for the 3rd and last show in beautiful Italy. Italians fans do love The Cranberries & there is no doubt The Cranberries do love Italy. The whole band arrived in Roma yesterday and had a day off there after 2 great shows in Padova and Milano.

Roma is the 11th show of a tour that counts 33 shows, meaning one third of the European Leg of the Roses Tour 2012 has now been played which enabled fans to notice a regular pattern in setlists change from one night to another. Besides the London show which was the premiere (and a premiere is never too representative) one can identify 2 setlists, the first one starting with “Just My Imagination” and the other one with “Analyse”.
These 2 setlist greatly differ in terms of dynamic and of length. If the Analyse set contains 25 or 26 songs, only 20 or 21 songs are featured in the other set!
As a consequence, don’t be too surprised if ever you get to read really good reviews (from the media, we’re not speaking about fans here) from a concert whereas that on the following evening tends to contrast.

If some fans do identify the setlists by speaking of the “energetic & long” one and the “slow and short” one, we, meaning Cranberries World, do not think things are this black and white.
Having seen a couple of shows, we can say both shows feature amazing and rare songs as well as beautiful moments. What stroke us the most was mainly the discrepancy in terms of song number.

Things are not frozen though, the running order is never exactly the same and some old rarities do pop up surprisingly sometimes to our greatest delight. Plus consider there are still a lot of dates to come, the band can always refine its choices at all times.
The Cranberries are in great shape and appear to be still amazing performers. The 3 boys play goddamn well and the still blond Dolores changes her clothes 3 times a show, most of the time for beautiful dresses exclusively on this tour. Dolores’ vocal cord nodule seems to be an old story now as her voice has been particularly good since the beginning of the tour. One may note Russell Burton’s amazing performance on keyboard on the “Interlude” which is an instrumental version of “Shattered” as well as Johanna Cranitch’s (recently hired this year) great back vocals. The Roses Tour is thus going pretty well!

Finally, let’s just mention briefly the topic we’ve been trying to avoid for a while as we don’t want to turn into a tabloid website 😉
Doubt is raising among the fans and people start gossiping about it, so here we go: whether or not our favourite singer has had breast surgery recently, this we do not know, but it does look like her breast’s bigger now when looking at random close up pictures. Keep in mind it does not necessarily imply surgery though, who knows if this is not just all about getting older, gaining a little weight or whatever…

Anyways!

Happy Halloween everyone, and let’s see if the band will surprise us tonight on this special evening as mentioned on an Italian article. (article no longer available)

New greatest hits: “Dreams The Collection”

October 15, 2012  |  9 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

This October Spectrum Audio UK (Universal’s division) will release a new greatest hits compilation from The Cranberries. The CD entitled “Dreams: The Collection features classic The Cranberries hits (Zombie, Linger, Dreams, Salvation, etc.) and some non-single songs (No Need To Argue, Dreaming My Dreams, Daffodil Lament).

Tracklist:

1. Dreams
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Ode To My Family
5. I Can’t Be With You
6. Ridiculous Thoughts
7. No Need To Argue
8. Dreaming My Dreams
9. Daffodil Lament
10. Salvation
11. Free To Decide
12. When You’re Gone
13. Hollywood
14. Promises
15. Animal Instinct
16. Just My Imagination
17. You And Me
18. Analyse
19. Time Is Ticking Out
20. This Is The Day

“Dreams: The Collection” is scheduled to be released on October 15 or October 23 according to different retailers. Strangely enough, this release coincides with the start of the new tour and with the 20th anniversary of the single “Dreams.”

Dreams The Collection: front and back covers

Let’s also note that Universal recently re-released “Icon” (another greatest hits compilation) originally released in 2010 but now featuring more songs and different artwork.

Zürich concert changes venue

October 13, 2012  |  Comments Off on Zürich concert changes venue  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries’ Zürich concert, which was set to take place at the Hallenstadion on November 7th, will change venue. The show will now take place at Volkshaus still on November 7th at 8:00 pm

Zürich’s show now at Volkshaus

Thanks to Schizophrenic Lu for the info.

The Cranberries to record new music after current tour (?)

October 13, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

According to Romanian website RevistaFelicia.ro, The Cranberries are to work on songs for album #7 after a the current European leg of the Roses tour… and record them in Bulgaria.

“I expect a busy schedule until December, then again take a break to focus on the next album. Some of the recordings will take place in a studio in Eastern Europe, Bulgaria.” reported the website (in Romanian).

Earlier this year, Noel said that they had already started to write new songs for the next album.

A closer look at the “Roses Tour” merchandising

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

Here is a closer look at The Cranberries merchandising offered at the venues this year.
All pictures taken at Hammersmith Apollo in London, 1st show of the European tour.

Merch – General view

“Roses Tour 2012” – White Ladies T-Shirt  (men also available)

“Rose” Black T-Shirt (Ladies also available) + “Logo” Cap

“Rose” White T-Shirt (Ladies also available) + “Logo” Cap

“Silhouettes and Logo” – Black Hoodie

“Rose” – Mug

“Band photo” – Mug

“London Hammersmith Apollo” – Live 3-CD set

No close-up pictures for now but distinguishable on general view:
– “Roses Tour 2012” White T-Shirt (men/standard)
– “Rose” – Black Ladies T-Shirt
– “Rose” – White Ladies T-Shirt
– “Rose” – Black Tote Bag
– 3 different packs of badges (3 badges each pack)

You can also buy most of this merchandising on The Cranberries Official Webstore by clicking here. (link no longer available)

“Twenty One” relives…

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

At the Madrid show The Cranberries revived “Twenty One”, another long forgotten “No Need to Argue” track for the fans to enjoy!

Twenty One – Madrid 2012

For the first 3 shows of the European leg of the Roses Tour, The Cranberries brought back on each show a track they did not perform in a long time (“No Need to Argue” in London, “Not Sorry” in Barcelona)… for the greatest pleasure of the fans.

“Analyse”, “Animal Instinct”, “How”, “Empty” and “Put Me Down” were also back on the setlist, while “Fire & Soul”, “Dreaming My Dreams” and “Still Can’t…” were out.

Empty – Madrid 2012

Which “oldie” do you think the band will revive next?

Surprising setlist in Barcelona

October 5, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries continued to surprise fans with their setlist tonight in Barcelona. Catalans were up for a treat tonight… after “No Need to Argue” in London Tuesday, the band revived “Not Sorry”, another song which was not played in a long time

“Not Sorry” – Barcelona 2012

The band also included back “Desperate Andy” and “Promises”. There was also some major changes to the setlist order, starting off the night with “Just My Imagination”, “When You’re Gone” and “Losing My Mind”.

The Crans also performed a total of 6 songs from “Roses”, more than on any other show since the release of the album.

Here’s the complete Barcelona setlist:

Just My Imagination
When You’re Gone
Losing My Mind
Linger
Free to Decide
Ordinary Day
Dreaming My Dreams
Tomorrow
Still Can’t…
Desperate Andy
I Can’t Be With You
Animal Instinct Shattered (instrumental)
Conduct
Fire & Soul
Not Sorry
Show Me
Ridiculous Thoughts
Salvation
Zombie
————–
Schizophrenic Playboys
The Journey No Need to Argue
Promises
Dreams

 

Thanks to Fanberries and Albert for the setlist info!

Concert Live re-releases 3 “Reunion Tour” concerts

October 4, 2012  |  Comments Off on Concert Live re-releases 3 “Reunion Tour” concerts  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live, which brought us live recordings from 9 European venues of the “Reunion Tour 2010”, is releasing 3 remastered Limited Edition 2-CD sets of the London, Paris and Milano concerts. Each set are numbered 1 to 100. You can buy them on the Live Concert website £15 each, £25 for two. (no longer available)

Live 2010 Limited Edition 100 copies

Concert Live also released a 3-CD set of this week’s London show. The Caen (France) concert, which will take place next month, will also get the live treatment. Both shows are/will be available on the Live Concert website for £20 each.

Band changes setlist; Dolores, her hair color!

October 2, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries started the European leg of their “Roses Tour” tonight at the Hammersmith Apollo in London with some surprises for fans.

 A newly blond Dolores tonight in London

The show started with the lastest album opener “Conduct”. The band played a total of 5 tracks from the “Roses” album including “Fire & Soul” for the first time ever. Other songs from the album are “Tomorrow”, “Losing My Mind” and “Schizophrenic Playboys”. “Show Me” was included on the setlist next to “The Journey” but for unknown reason was not played.

“Fire & Soul” – London 2012

“Losing My Mind” – London 2012

The greatest surprise of the night was nonetheless than the title track from the second album “No Need to Argue”. The band have not played this song since… a very long time. Let’s hope for more surprises like this along the tour!

“No Need To Argue” – London 2012

Two songs from Dolores’ solo albums were included, “Ordinary Day” and “The Journey”. The Cranberries also played an instrumental version of “Shattered” between “I Can’t Be With You” and “Waltzing Back” as Dolores took time backstage for a wardrobe change.

Concert Live recorded the audio of tonight’s show and sold a 3-CD set on site at the end. For the others, you can buy a 2-CD set directly on their website (the encore will be included on CD2, unlike if you bought it on-site). The band will release a second live audio recording next month (Caen, France).

London setlist:

Conduct
Linger
You And Me
Ordinary Day
Tomorrow
Just My Imagination
Dreaming My Dreams
Still Can’t…
Losing my mind
When You’re Gone
ICBWY
Shattered (Instrumental)
Waltzing back
Fire & Soul
Free To Decide
Schizophrenic Playboys
Ridiculous thoughts
Salvation
Zombie
————
No Need to Argue
The Journey
Dreams

 

Thanks to Fanberries and Stéphane (from Pretty Dolores) for confirmation of the setlist.

Twenty years of “Dreams”

September 29, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries first single, “Dreams”, was released 20 years ago on this day. In celebration of this anniversary, here are some memorable (an less memorable -Dario G, really?!-) versions of this classic.

1991 – Dave Fanning Session

 

1992 – First video version

 

1993 – Second video version

 

1993 – Third video version

 

1994 – Live at London Astoria II

 

1994 – Faye Wong – Dream Lover – Cantonese cover

 

1994 – Live at Woodstock ’94

 

1999 – Beneath The Skin DVD – Paris

 

2000 – Dario G feat. Ingfrid Straumstøyl – Dream to Me

 

2007 – Dolores O’ Riordan solo – acoustic version 

Romanian show gets cool promotion

September 28, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

Here’s some pretty cool video from București (Bucharest), Romania, showing really huge screens with the advertisement of The Cranberries gig which will take place at Romexpo Pavilionul Central on October 11th.

The Cranberries on giant screen in București

If you have any nice banners or other ad for The Cranberries concerts in your city, let us know.

London and Caen shows to be recorded

September 27, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live, who brought us a series of live CDs in 2010, will offer new recordings of our favorite band this autumn. The London, England (Oct. 2) and Caen, France (Nov. 10) shows will be available at the venue and on the internet afterwards. You can preorder your copy on the Concert Live website.

Each CD-set is priced at £20.00. It will be a 3-CD set if you buy at the venue (3rd CD delivered blank for the encore to burn yourself afterwards) or a 2-CD set if you buy online (encore included on CD 2).

Live 2012 – CD artwork

In 2010, Concert Live and The Cranberries offered fans a series of 9 recordings taken from some European venues of the “Reunion Tour” (London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Lyon, Milano, Bercelona, Madrid, Nantes). The Paris show was also released in music stores and on iTunes afterwards while many songs (not all) of the Madrid show were included on this year “Roses Special Edition”.

Let’s hope that the band has a few surprises for theses shows (more songs from Roses, a couple of oldies which have not been played in a long time, a new song, a cover song…) for the fans to have a completely different live-CD experience from the 2010 series.

Beograd show changes venue

September 25, 2012  |  Comments Off on Beograd show changes venue  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries’ show in Beograd (Belgrade) on December 4th will no longer take place at Beogradska Arena as planned.
According to the arena’s website the show will now take place at the Hala Sportova due to the presentation of the 2012 European Women’s Handball Championship at the Beogradska Arena.

Thanks to Nexberry for the info!

The Cranberries start rehearsing for upcoming tour

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

The Cranberries are in London to rehearse for their upcoming European leg of the “Roses Tour”.
The band will perform its first concert since May at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on October 2nd. They will tour throughout Europe until December 9th.

Rehearsals in London – Photo credit: Noel Hogan Public Facebook

The Cranberries official fan community just reopened

September 22, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

Great news for the fans: The Cranberries Official Community site reopened today.
Both the band’s and Dolores’ fan communities closed in June and, according to a spokeperson from the band team, The Cranberries originally planned to use their Facebook page for communication with fans. But it seems like the band members or their management changed their mind and now fans can communicate with each other again using the good old way. Will it last forever… time will tell.
It should be noted that Dolores’ fan community remains closed.

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