Title says it all!
So Happy Birthday Fergal.
Another date has been added to the 2016 summer European tour this morning as festival La Nuit de l’Erdre in Nort-sur-Erdre (France) announced that The Cranberries would headline the festival on July 1st.
Information can be found on the official website of the festival
Tickets already on sale (€37,99), click on the word “billetterie”
The song title(s) is (are) not yet known but The Cranberries are on the list of the artists appearing in the videogame “Rock Band 4” for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and others.
For those who have no idea what this game is all about, it allows up to four players to simulate the performance of popular rock songs by playing with controllers modeled after musical instruments. Players can play the lead guitar, bass guitar and drums parts to songs with instrument controllers as well as sing through a USB microphone.
Here is the list of the artists being part of the next March DLC(*) as announced by developer Harmonix:
- 5 Seconds of Summer
- Carrie Underwood
- The Cranberries
- Fall Out Boy
- Luke Bryan
- Neon Trees
- One Direction
- Sam Hunt
If there is only one song of The Cranberries in Rock Band 4 it will surely be “Zombie”.
If more than one so guess the songs… Any idea?
According to Bastián a longtime gamer and Cranberries fan (see his message below) the band already appeared in the video games “Rockband Blitz” (Linger) and “Singstar” (Linger, Zombie, Stars).
“Zombie” might be in “Rocksmith” as well.
(*) DLC is a sort of downloadable update, a not-free update, you have to pay more money to play those artists as they are not part of the main collection (Rock Band 4 was released in October 2015).
Source: VG 24/7
Finally it is 3 new tracks from The Cranberries available tomorrow:
Ode To My Family
The tracklist was just announced today on the Facebook page of Rock Band 4.
So it makes a total of 4 Cranberries songs as Linger was already available as DLC before.
OUT NOW, HERE IS THE PROMO VIDEO
“ODE TO MY FAMILY”
As you may know The Cranberries will play their first 2016 concert in Lublin, Poland at Arena Lublin.
Order tickets online now by clicking this link. You can’t miss The Cranberries banner.
They even have FanTicket !
Take a look at the sample below with a “Roses” promo-photo visual.
Final FanTicket will possibly receive a new visual as we all wait for the new Cranberries Official Website with hopefully new visual and recent pictures.
Thanks to Volodymyr for the info.
Live Concert will release a 2nd volume of “The Ultimate Live Collection”.
Only 100 available… for what it’s worth.
Still a big red box !
It is not detailed if each box will have a Limited Edition number printed. (Probably not!)
Nothing really new inside just some more copies of 2010 & 2012 shows on CD:
* Live at The Hammersmith Apollo, London – 2.oct.2012
* Live at Zenith, Caen – 10.nov.2012
* Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano – 16.mar.2010
* Live at Zenith, Paris – 22.mar.2010
You can pre-order it today for £25 + shipping costs by clicking this link.
5% discount with voucher code FEBRUARY2016 (until tomorrow Saturday).
Source: Concert Live
The Cranberries have just been announced to play La Foire aux Vins d’Alsace on August 12, 2016.
This festival is located in the East of France in the city of Colmar (very close to Germany).
The band already played there in August 2010 sharing the bill with a band named Gotan Project. It was the last show in Europe in 2010 and there was a big power failure during The Cranberries set. Fans still remember this particular show as the band had to skip a lot of songs to end the show on time when the power returned. Let’s hope this time fate will be better !
Tickets go on sale on March 4th at 9:00 AM (UTC) on the website of the festival.
Click on the word “Billetterie”
Thanks to Stephan for the tip.
Source: Foire aux Vins d’Alsace
An online article of the Independent.ie reports a few words Dolores said outside court after the sentencing:
I don’t really have much to say. I’m glad it’s over and I want to thank the doctors who helped me to get back my health mentally.
I’m feeling very good today, very positive about this upcoming year. I have a couple of albums coming out and I’m going to go back to work.
Is Dolores talking about The Cranberries + JetlagNYC + the hypothetical collaboration with Eric Alexandrakis? Time will tell but 2016 will be great for sure.
UPDATE 4:50 PM (GMT)
Sara from CranberriesItalia (yes still her, you should work for CW Sara!) is watching the Irish TV RTE1 and reports the following: “They’re after talking about it on rte1. She briefly spoke to the reporter and said she’s about to release 2 records, one with the Chamber Orchestra and another with a project called Dark.”
QUITE UNEXPECTED !!
Rectification: Sara heard it on RTE1 Radio, not TV.
Source: RTE1 Radio
UPDATE 5:10 PM (GMT)
JetlagNYC becomes DARK
The Facebook page of JetlagNYC just changed its name into DARK.
This explains the comment of Sara and it’s now obvious that the 1st of the 2 records Dolores is talking about will be the one with JetlagNYC… I mean DARK. The second will be something unexpected with the Chamber Orchestra. She already played with them on the New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick (2013).
So what about The Cranberries album? Mystery…
Source: DARK Facebook
According to Áine Fitzgerald reporter with Limerick Leader and contributor to national (Irish) newspapers:
Limerick rock star Dolores O’Riordan has been ordered to pay €6,000 to court poor box for air rage incident
Thanks to Sara from CranberriesItalia for the tip!
Source: Áine Fitzgerald Twitter
Here’s the first picture of Dolores arriving at Ennis District Court today.
Dolores has almost the same look as the last time she appeared (December 16), just hair a little longer.
Final judgement should be known soon.
Please check back later.
UPDATE 02:10 PM (GMT)
Dolores has been ordered to pay €6,000 to court poor box for air rage incident.
Thanks to Sara from CranberriesItalia for the tip!
Source: Áine Fitzgerald Twitter
UPDATE 2:50 PM (GMT)
Another picture of Dolores arriving at Court today.
Source: The Irish Times
UPDATE 4:30 PM (GMT)
The website Concert Live just published a new page where you can pre-order “Bury The Hatchet double live album”. Release date is March 18th.
This probably is a mistake from Concert Live. Those guys often make mistakes, it is not the first time and it probably won’t be the last. For example see this past news where they announced unreleased recordings when it was not!
This 2LP version of Bury The Hatchet must probably be the recent Deluxe Edition 180 grams released last January in USA exclusively which would be now available for the first time in Europe. Otherwise if it really is a LIVE version of BTH this record would be completely unreleased & new.
Probability: 1% (or should I say 0% !!)
Source: Concert Live
The word “live” was removed today! No more details if it is the 180 grams edition, but it sure is.
According to a Polish webzine, Rock Magazyn, the band will start the 2016 European tour in Lublin, Poland.
As opposed to the dates that have already been announced yet, this one will not be a festival performance. The band will indeed play in a stadium (Lublin Arena) on June 3rd.
We’ll update this post as soon as we find an official confirmation for this.
UPDATE 2:00 PM (GMT+1)
UPDATE 2:20 PM (GMT+1)
Polish fan Milosz B. sent us a link towards official Lublin Arena website, that comes as a final confirmation for this performance.
Thanks a lot to all of you, guys, who help us gathering information!
Now confirmed by Noel Hogan on his Tumblr account.
For those who follow us on Facebook, we posted a link towards a Polish article yesterday about a possible date in Lublin. A Polish fan, Krzysztof S. informed us that this is only a rumor at this stage.
To be continued…
Source: Festival Cognac Blues Passions
Yesterday the open-air festival Festi’Neuch in Neuchâtel Switzerland announced their 2016 line up featuring The Cranberries and the page dedicated to the band was mentioning a new album this year:
Ils reviennent au centre de l’actualité avec un nouvel album prévu pour cette année et cela ne peut que réserver de bonnes surprises !
Translation: They’re back in the spotlight with a new album to be released this year, good news in store !
Today this text was removed which possibly means it was a mistake… or THE big news revealed too early ! Below the new page in French (as Neuchâtel is located on the French speaking side of Switzerland)
If anyone captured the original text yesterday please send us a copy. Thanks.
Here comes the original text from yesterday. Thanks to Richard & Maïwenn
As you all know, The Cranberries are to announce something big today.
Indeed, Noel Hogan posted on his Twitter account on February 4th that they would share some news this Monday. The official website was also updated in January with a “news coming soon” message as previously mentioned on our website.
Although no official statement has been made yet, we can nonetheless expect the band to tour Europe this summer as Swiss festival Festi’Neuch just announced its line up this morning, featuring The Cranberries who are to play there on Thursday June 9th.
More news coming up during the day, keep checking our website!
UPDATE at 11:30AM (GMT)
Festi’Neuch festival is mentioning a new album this year on this page:
Ils reviennent au centre de l’actualité avec un nouvel album prévu pour cette année et cela ne peut que réserver de bonnes surprises!
Translation : They’re back in the spotlight with a new album to be released this year, good news in store!
UPDATE at 12:34PM (GMT)
Festi’Neuch date confirmed by Noel Hogan on Twitter, no word on the new album from him yet!
UPDATE at 12:50PM (GMT)
Still on Twitter Noel Hogan confirmed the European tour stating that Festi’Neuch will be part of “a few shows planned for this summer“.
UPDATE at 2:50PM (GMT)
Tickets for the festival are on sale here directly on Festi’Neuch website. You can purchase one-day-ticket for CHF64 or 4-day-pass for CHF189
(Today CHF64 = US$64 = €58 and CHF189 = US$189 = €171)
UPDATE at 3:20PM (GMT)
Now confirmed on the official Facebook of The Cranberries, still nothing on the official website still displaying “News coming soon”
UPDATE at 5:00PM (GMT)
The Limerick Leader published a great article that sums things up pretty well, reminding readers of the new publishing partnership with Warner/Chappell Music UK that Noel & Dolores signed in April 2015, and quoting the interview the band gave to “Coffee with a sign painter” last July.
The Cranberries fans are still waiting for news from the official Cranberries website still displaying “News coming soon”. Well, the band might be waiting for Dolores’ judgement (handed down on February 24) before making any announcement.
In the meantime a lot of old rare photos appeared (or re-appeared on better quality) on the internet. Some of them direclty posted by The Cranberries on their official Facebook and some others found by dedicated fans always searching the internet day after day. So thank you to all for these gems !
As always click on each picture to see it full size.
On tour possibly in 1992:
Dolores with her mother and grandmother:
Possibly from 1991:
Trowbridge Town Hall concert, early years:
2 more early years:
Dolores in 2004 during the “Nanny trial”:
Dolores promo shot in better quality:
Dolores December 2008:
Dolores on the streets of Paris, France during the Roses Tour, December 2012:
The Pigtown Fling 2014:
Noel in Dublin, January 28, 2015:
Noel driving his car on his 44th birthday, December 25, 2015:
Fergal at Dundalk Institute of Technology, November 2015:
So much better quality photo from the very first singer of The Cranberries, sorry, The Cranberry Saw Us Niall Quinn on December 23, 1992 (when he was not in the band anymore):
And last but not least Sara from CranberriesItalia found an instagram video (15sec only!) of Dolores singing Linger in an Irish pub in Killarney, May 2015. It is a 1-acoustic-guitar version. The guy playing with her is unknown for now. Possibly just someone who knew the song and was hanging in the pub at this time.
And as Sara says : “Maybe the only case in which Linger sung in a pub can’t be defined as cover”
Sources: The Cranberries FB and website, Noel Hogan Twitter, DoloresO’RiordanSpain FB, Sara from CranberriesItalia FB, jules2u Instagram, alamy.com, Catherine20 Instagram, Cranberries-Greece FB, Fergal Lawler Side Projects FB, Andy Dunn photographer, Brendan O’Halloran, Cathal Dawson, Exclusive.
To all asking….
Very soon I will have Cranberries news.
Happy New Year.
Breaking news tonight posted by Noel himself on his twitter account and except a few fans who will always say I knew it, I felt it, I saw it in my crystal ball etc… his words were totally unexpected for most people.
His short message spread the internet like rarely before and every fans started to imagine what the surprise could be. Naturally the first idea concerns a band reunion to make a new album and/or a new tour.
The word reunion has no really sense as the Crans never officially nor unofficially split. Anyways!!
This “reunion” is probably the most expected thing by the fans and is also one of the hardest to believe (for now) regarding the past months/years:
After the end of the Roses Tour 3 years ago in December 2012 a lot of things happened, band members returned to their families and side projects naturally appeared. To name a few: The Pigtown Fling and other Limerick City of Culture projects for Noel and JetLagNYC, Like A Puppet Show and a possible 3rd solo album for Dolores.
Not to mention major upheavals and revelations concerning her private life: divorce from husband, air rage incident, sexually abused when she was a child, trial, new lover…
All these things don’t argue for a reunion soon as many things are still on the process and we have to remember words recently said by Noel: “The Cranberries is such a big thing, we have to lead it at a time when we can all focus on that and not have kind of other things going on at the same time to make everyone happy”.
Well, who knows, life is full of surprises sometimes and The Cranberries reunion could still happen tomorrow… but what could it be if not a reunion?
Some say it could simply concern a new release. Like Beneath The Skin on Bluray HD or more LP’s reissues or it could be a new record made of old stuffs like B-sides, rare studio or live tracks, or even another greatest hits…
Some more people say it might concern a collaboration / soundtrack / film project.
But it might be something completely fresh and new as well.
Do you have any idea? Please tell us.
For now no one really knows.
The surprise is total.
2016 might be great.
Happy New Year !
UPDATE JANUARY 03
The official website was updated today with this new visual
UPDATE FEBRUARY 04
Noel Hogan said on twitter today ““Cranberries news coming next Monday.”
Source: Noel Hogan Twitter
For one week only, the Hot Press archive of the famous Irish music magazine is completely free to view. Something like 25 years of articles about The Cranberries to read !!
News, Exclusive interviews, Album reviews, Concert reviews and more… a real treasure.
Thank you Hot Press, The Cranberries fans do love you.
More details by clicking here.
Source: Hot Press
Dolores has arrived in Ennis to face charges of assault following an alleged air rage incident last year.
Here below are probably the first public pictures of her since the TV show The Bachelorette as She and Olé are entering court in Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland.
Dolores was supported for the hearing by her mother Eileen, one of her brothers and Olé Koretsky. She was dressed all in black and wearing black sunglasses on her arrival at the courthouse.
O’Riordan’s solicitor Bill O’Donnell did not contest any of the evidence given to the court and said the marriage break-up put Dolores under huge emotional stress. She was going through a very difficult time having recently separated from her husband of 20 years. She moved to New York City and hadn’t seen her children for two months who live in Canada and was living out of a suitcase in New York City.
The court was told the incident began shortly before landing when O’Riordan’s behaviour became erratic and later as the plane came in to land in Shannon when she got out of her seat and tried to open the overhead luggage bins. The captain called in airport police to meet the plane.
O’Riordan twice tried to flee custody after being arrested at the airport, once from an ambulance and once while in a patrol car. Garda Shane Dawson revealed that the singer managed to free herself of one handcuff and forced open the door of a Garda car while he wrote up his notes on the airport apron. Airport police believed her behaviour was irrational but could not identify an explanation.
Mr O’Donnell said that there was no intention by Dolores to commit the actions on the day and she doesn’t remember what fully occurred. He said that she has no previous convictions, had travelled around the world with her career since she was 18 and never had an incident on a plane before November last year. O’Riordan was suffering hypomania, sleep deprivation and paranoia at the time of the incident.
Dolores admitted four offences including assault and obstructing a Garda. The lawyer said the singer is remorseful and regrets the incident and offered apologies to all those affected.
Judge Patrick Durcan ordered O’Riordan to write letters of apology to all those affected in the incident while he considers sentencing. He said : “It is important that the victims of crime know that the perpetrator apologises for the crime that was committed.”
Judge Patrick Durcan adjourned the case for mention to the January to fix a date for sentence.
The assault charges O’Riordan admitted can result in up to 6 months in jail or a maximum fine of €1850
The case will be mentioned in Ennis District Court on January 20.
O’Riordan left the court grounds in a blacked-out off-road vehicle without commenting.
A lot more details can be found in the Irish Independent, TheJournal and Belfast Telegraph articles.
Taken by Storm is an essay / film / documentary about the album cover design work of Storm Thorgerson. As you might know Storm Thorgerson did several designs for The Cranberries and Roddy Bogawa, the film director, was able to interview Noel and Fergal several years ago in New York and they appear in the film.
Taken by Storm is available on a 3 panel gatefold Digipak DVD for $25.
One panel concerns The Cranberries and the album Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.
Bonuses include outtakes from the film, several Storm’s film school project, a video of riding in a taxi with Storm in London and more.
DVD is NTSC region free.
You can order it directly on this link
The other way to watch the film and bonuses is streaming on the internet.
3 packages are available depending on what you’d like to watch:
The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – $5.99
The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – Deluxe Package – $10
The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis – Digital Special Features – $5.99
Sources: Roddy Bogawa, The Art of Storm Thorgerson Facebook
Like A Puppet Show will be available this Friday November 27 only at a store near you.
The multi-artists project is only out for the record store day / Black Friday event and here is a list of North American stores where you can buy it :
After more than 3 months the wait is finally over.
The boxsets have been shipped last week as promised by Concert Live and some have been received.
This is a large box (29 x 23 x 12cm) with magnet closure.
The color is a clear allusion to The Cranberries and is a great choice. Don’t pay attention to photos below, they don’t do justice to the exact color.
Inside you can find 5 live albums recorded on the 2010 Reunion Tour:
- Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid – 12/03/2010
- Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon – 21/03/2010
- Amsterdam Music Hall, Amsterdam – 23/03/2010
- Columbiahalle, Berlin – 27/03/2010
- Royal Albert Hall, London – 31/03/2010
Once opened and the wrapping material removed, the box seems it bit (too?) large for only 5 albums.
The back cover of the new version. Nothing really changed there except the catalog number.
CW definitely have to complete The Cranberries discography one day to compare all the versions.
Quite a lot of work to do and those live albums by Concert Live are not the easiest part.
Maybe the reason of this quite empty and too large box is to fit all of their different versions. Genius!
A great box and a great item to own if you are a serious collector.
Still available on their website for £30 plus shipping.
You can pre-order it now for $34.48
Thanks to Richard Ortiz and Elio O’R Jr for the info.
UPDATE NOV. 02
Price just decreased on Amazon. Now $29.99
UPDATE NOV. 21
The double LP can also be pre-ordered directly at Runt for $31.98
More than a month before expected Bury The Hatchet 2LP is now in stock!
Only at Runt for $31.98
Not in stock on Amazon yet (still pre-order).
Eric Alexandrakis likes to tease his fans like nobody else. He definitely is a master at that and this will probably irritate a lot of people who just missed it. Today he decided to let anyone hear a complete demo version of La Fine on his periscope. As you probably know La Fine is one of the song featuring Dolores O’Riordan. For now Eric only periscoped an instrumental demo so to this day it is impossible to know if Dolores already recorded her vocals or not.
If you don’t know periscope yet it is an unlimited time video app. Users can live broadcast anything they like as long as they want and sometimes videos can be watched again as a replay.
Unfortunately La Fine has no replay.
The video Eric just broadcasted was black screen and we could only hear the audio. The song is approximately 4 minutes long. He broadcasted it twice as some people who missed the first broadcast asked for a repeat. Some of you managed to record it and emailed us the file but for copyright reasons and also to respect Eric and his collaborators work we can not broadcast it here. Sorry for that.
Ask Eric directly again, maybe he will accept another replay. It is worth it!
Source: Eric Alexandrakis Twitter