Hi All, Dolores here. Feeling good! I did my first bit of gigging in months at the weekend, performed a few songs at the Billboard annual staff holiday party in New York with the house band. Really enjoyed it! Happy Christmas to all our fans!! Xo
The Cranberries among other artists filling the soundtrack of the new TV series “Derry Girls” on Channel 4 (UK) starting Thursday, January 4th.
Trailer below, “Dreams” inside:
“Derry Girls” – Trailer
In the series guess the next color, the album “No Need To Argue” will be reissued on GREEN VINYL on 16 February 2018 still by the same label, Plain Recordings.
As you all remember, the label already reissued the album 4 times (180 grams, cranberry, plum and turquoise) these last 2 years.
This new reissue will be limited to 660 units (666 would have been a bit more rock n’ roll)
You can preorder right now by clicking this link, price is $29.98 including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping available for a few extra dollars.
As revealed earlier today Dolores performed at “Billboard Holiday Party” in New York City yesterday. Singer Emily Afton just shared on Instagram 4 photos and 2 small videos of the evening in one single post (swipe to see all pics and vids). 2 of them concerning Dolores.
“Linger” – a bit out of key as you can see on video below – and “Zombie” were performed for sure as well as a possible 3rd song but we don’t know which one yet.
Brb jumping back in time to tell my 16-year old self what I did last night… We played the @billboard holiday party and I got to sing with Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Chris Baron (the Spin Doctors), Dolores O’Riordan (the f$*%ing CRANBERRIES), Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon), and Sophie B. Hawkins. IT WAS SO COOL (just realized the sugar ray song is in there twice but I can’t delete it so YOLO)
“Linger” – December 14, 2017 – NYC
According to Mark McGrath’s tweet it seems like Dolores O’ Riordan performed/appeared at some Billboard Xmas party last night in New York City. Hope we’ll have more information soon.
Eminem released today a new album called “Revival” which includes a track called “In Your Head”. Yes it is about “Zombie”. Not really a cover but a (rap) song that samples Zombie’s chorus and guitar.
Usually we never talk about cover songs/bands but as Eminem is quite famous and as The Cranberries even shared the news on their socials, this one is an exception.
Well… to be honest we should make no exception and no difference between famous and anonymous people but that’s the way it is. At least the man allows The Cranberries to be recalled to a larger and different audience and that’s always a good thing.
Talking about the song well… no comment!
Have your own opinion for example on Spotify by clicking this link
“In Your Head” is track #17
Finally a piece of news concerning Dolores O’Riordan. The CG animated film “Angela’s Christmas” features an original song from the singer. The information was revealed by iftn.ie in the article entitled “Brown Bag Films’ Animated Holiday Special ‘Angela’s Christmas’ to Premiere in Ireland this Christmas on RTÉ One”
“Angela’s Christmas” is a half hour film based on the children’s book by Frank McCourt and already received an exclusive screening on December 2nd at Light House Cinema in Dublin. It will premiere in Ireland on RTÉ One on Christmas Eve at 6:20 pm and will receive a 2nd broadcast on Christmas Day at 1:50 pm.
In the USA, “Angela’s Christmas” will be screening at Laemmle Royal Theatre in Los Angeles from Friday, December 8 for a limited theatrical run.
Angela’s Christmas – Trailer
A recent photo of Noel Hogan was published on Instagram today by user dine_officiel
Noel is supporting dinewear, a streetwear shop located in Toulouse France, and this is possibly the first time you can see publicly all Noel’s brand new tattoos with a wide view of his arms.
This is Noel Hogan of the Cranberries ladies and gents.
Thanks for your support @noelhogan
One of my fave artist on this planet…
feel special & proud today.
Below the very first image of the “No Need To Argue” Turquoise vinyl reissue published on Instagram today by user electro1979
Not the best photo to clearly see it but more should appear pretty soon as first customers are receiving their order these days.
“No Need To Argue” – Turquoise vinyl reissue
UPDATE – NOVEMBER 21
2 more photos this time on eBay, sealed with sticker, front & back covers:
Sealed front cover with sticker
Sealed back cover
Another 2 rarely seen photos on socials.
First one, probably from a meet and greet in 2002, was published today on Instagram by user n.i.c.k_1979 with the hashtag #momentofalifetime
Second photo was published on November 26, 2012 on Johnny’s Kitchen Facebook. Johnny’s Kitchen is an Irish Pub located in Lyon, France. The Cranberries were playing in Lyon on November 20th so the photo was then published a few days after, when the band was not in the city anymore.
Delores from The Cranberries in for a cup of tea and a chat!
Note: English natives will definitely never know how to write Dolores correctly!
Two photos appeared these last 24 hours on Instagram. Both posted by Joseph Agrimando who seems to be working as a top colorist hairdresser at Sassoon Salon in New York City.
Sassoon Salon – 32 west 18 street, NYC
The first photo was posted yesterday without explanation but clearly is an old one probably from late 2014 judging by the look of Dolores similar to the one on the photo posted on Dolores’ Facebook on October 17, 2014. Also there’s no “Terry” tattoo on her arm.
Today the guy posted a second photo which is a bit more intriguing and more difficult to comment. And still no explanation/comment with it. Is it just another photo taken the same day or same period or a more recent one, that is the question.
Sad news announced by the Limerick Leader today.
Myles Lawler, the father of Fergal, passed away at Milford Hospice following a brief illness.
He was a former employee of Irish Shell and BP Aviation at Shannon Airport.
He will repose at McMahon’s Funeral Home in Blackwater this Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. His remains will arrive at Parteen Church on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in Mount St. Lawrence (Extension) Cemetery Limerick.
Our sincere condolences to Fergal and his family.
Myles Lawler – Fergal’s Father
More details about the Chinese show “Xiaoshuo” with Gao Xiaosong. First the show is broadcast on the internet exclusively not on Chinese TV. This is an important detail, however it is followed by more than 2 million people.
As reported previously the team of the show went to Ireland and among many other things met Dolores and Noel in Limerick. We now have the exact date, September 3, 2017 and some behind the scenes photos.
Thanks to Alex Verveboy on Facebook group “Doors and windows – FANS – THE CRANBERRIES“.
Dolores, Gao Xiaosong and Noel
Recording “Xiaoshuo” – September 3, 2017
Source: weibo/Gao Xiaosong
An article entitled “Chinese tourists drawn to Ireland … by whiskey, hurling and The Cranberries” published today by sino.co.uk reveals that the host of “Youku TV show Morning Call” (晓说 ‘Xiao shuo’ in Chinese), Gao Xiaosong, went to Ireland last month and had the opportunity to meet Dolores and Noel in Limerick. The article includes a photo of the interview, so this is the most recent image of Dolores to this day.
Click here to watch the video. Dolores and Noel mostly appear in the last 4 minutes of the report. Unfortunately it is impossible to clearly hear what they say as the host speaks Chinese all the time. There’s also live footage of The Cranberries but nothing really new, images come from the show at Festi’neuch in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 2016.
Thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain on Facebook for the link.
Noel and Dolores with Chinese TV host Gao Xiaosong
It seems that a large campaign started these days in China (well, at least on the “Morning Call” show) to promote Ireland as a must-see tourist destination. Last week The Irish Times already revealed most of the info in an article entitled “Pubs, hurling and the Cranberries used to lure Chinese here“.
Here’s two rarely seen photos of Dolores in the city of Lille, France on May 12, 2017. First one was published by Charlie’s Delicatessen’s on Facebook, a kind of café/restaurant where Dolores had a drink:
The second photo was posted by David Fremy who comments Charlie’s Delicatessen’s post: “A few minutes before I got to meet her!!!!“
The artist Oumi Kapila just released a cover version of “Zombie”. We usually never report about cover songs/cover bands as there are too many each week and most of the time they are not very good or/nor interesting. Today is an exception as first, there is no big news these days in the Cranberries world, and secondly this cover song appears in 2 blockbuster trailers this month. Not that bad!
1st trailer is for the Xbox videogame “Middle Earth – Shadow of War” whose the whole soundtrack features Oumi Kapila’s version:
“Shadow of War” – Xbox – Trailer
2nd trailer is for the next season of “The X-Files” where Oumi Kapila’s version is just a part of the soundtrack among other music and dialogs:
“The X-Files” – Season 11 – Trailer
Below the full song by Oumi Kapila:
Oumi Kapila – “Zombie”
The question could be, why don’t all those blockbusters use the original Cranberries song… but that’s another story!
Thanks to Mark for the info.
Oldies but goldies!
Below a rare early years concert advert for a venue called The Speakeasy in Limerick, Ireland and published on November 3, 1990 in the Limerick Leader, a local newspaper.
Among other bands: A Touch Of Oliver plus The Cranberry Saw Us
It was the good old days when The Cranberries were called The Cranberry Saw Us and one of the very first shows with Dolores on vocals and not anymore Niall Quinn, the band’s very first singer.
Advert for The Speakeasy
Quite a rare and 3rd advert concerning this show as usually most of the people and fans (including us) only know the existence of these following 2 adverts:
Flyer (Notice The Speakeasy mispelled)
Another newspaper ad
Many thanks to S.
Another advert, another artwork, a 4th version for The Cranberry Saw Us concert at The Speakeasy. This small advert was published page 36 the day of the show (November 10, 1990) still in the local newspaper, Limerick Leader. Also to notice in this edition, an article page 29 to promote the show and featuring pictures of both bands that night… this article is quite known by the fans already.
Advert for The Speakeasy – Different version
Sad news, “The Sage Café” (Mike Hogan’s Café) is closing today!
Below the photo posted a few hours ago on their Facebook page.
To all of our loyal customers and friends over the many enjoyable years on Catherine Street we would like to thank you for your continued custom and support however it is with heavy hearts that we are announcing our closure of the cafe as of today!
We will miss you all!
From all of us here at The Sage Cafe!
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
As you all know, the new Mono Band EP was supposed to be released last September 15 but for unknown reason has been delayed. The wait is now over and Numan’s Voice is finally available both on Spotify and iTunes today. Look for it! Also available and downloadable at cdbaby.com
1. Numan’s Voice (6:23)
2. Hawk Set For The Sun (4:27)
3. Solid Ground (4:59)
4. Carry On (4:46)
The new Mono Band EP was supposed to be released yesterday September 15 but now, 24 hours after, there is still no sign of it in many countries whether searching on Spotify or iTunes. For sure there’s nothing in Russia, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Belgium for now…
Some of our readers are asking for more information but we’re sorry to say we don’t have any and we dont know when the EP will be really out. No one in our team could find it yet.
So, to anyone reading this: Does your local iTunes or Spotify have the new Mono Band EP?
The only sign of a new track is the Facebook message below shared by Noel Hogan a few days ago:
Dan Hegarty will be playing a track from the new Mono Band EP tonight. http://2fm.rte.ie/2fm-shows/dan-hegarty/
Posted by on Dienstag, 12. September 2017