The Cranberries Acoustic Tour starts tonight in Berlin

May 2, 2017  |  16 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday The Cranberries played an electric show in Wroclaw, Poland. it was the very first show of the European tour but tonight in Berlin at Admiralspalast is the real debut of the Acoustic Tour.
***WORLD PREMIERE***

Just like yesterday, this post will be updated all day and night long

VENUE

#admiralspalast #theater #friedrichstrasse #berlin

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TICKETS FOR TONIGHT

VENUE’S UPCOMING EVENTS

FANS ENTERED THE VENUE
POSSIBLY THE ONE AND ONLY STANDING SHOW OF THE EUROPEAN ACOUSTIC TOUR!!!

OPENING ACT: “D.A.R.K. Live P.A.” COMING NEXT

A BIT OF “D.A.R.K. Live PA” – Click on PLAY button below – Video recorded by Johanna (Whiteprism/Instagram Story)

 

8:50PM – THE CRANBERRIES JUST ENTERED THE STAGE – STRING QUARTET ON STAGE!

Getting neurotoxinated with Beer and The Cranberries.

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VIDEO FIRST 2 SONGS…

..The Cranberries..Admiralpalast, Berlin ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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9:25PM – ANOTHER NICE PHOTO

9:55PM – ANOTHER PHOTO

Cranberries at Admiralspalast #Admiralspalast #Berlin #concert #music #pop #90er

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WHEN YOU’RE GONE – Video – Sounds great!

http://www.instagram.com/p/BTmlJ9IBLa3/

10:10PM – DIFFERENT OUTFIT

ZOMBIE – Video

#thecranberries #berlin #liveconcert #zukurz #rs7 #admiralspalast #audi #urlaub

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SHOW IS NOW OVER
COMPLETE SETLIST STILL TO COME…


00:05 – FIRST PROFESSIONAL PHOTO!

00.20 – ANOTHER PROFESSIONAL PHOTO (HQ) AND COMPLETE SETLIST

Photo Credit: Adina Scha/Facebook

SETLIST
01. Analyse
02. Animal Instinct
03. Linger
04. Just My Imagination
05. Ode To My Family
06. Wanted
07. When You’re Gone
08. Free To Decide
09. I Can’t Be With You
10. Conduct
11. Desperate Andy
12. Salvation
13. Ridiculous Thoughts
14. Zombie

15. Why?
16. The Glory
17. You And Me
18. Dreams

That’s all folks!!

2017 tour merch is now available online

May 2, 2017  |  Comments Off on 2017 tour merch is now available online  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Good news for those who want to go to the shows wearing a brand new shirt: the Something Else merch is now available on the band’s official online store

Tshirts are sold at £20
Hoodie at £35
Sofa mug at £8
Tote bag at £10
Sofa keyring at £5
2017 European tour poster at £5

Presales: Great VIP packages for U.S. and Canadian shows

May 2, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The U.S. and Canadian presales are now on sale. All direct links available on our previous post. Don’t forget to enter promo code/password SOMETHINGELSE

Unfortunately it seems there are no VIP package for Montréal and Chicago, just a presale access but there sure are great limited VIP packages for all other shows, make it fast:

11-Sep – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – $190 – (update: VIP PACKAGE SOLD OUT)
Package includes one premium reserved or general admission ticket- VIP early entry into the venue- VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck- Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)- Collectible- silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered- limited print)- Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag- The Cranberries button set and Official VIP laminate.

13-Sep – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – $175
Package includes one premium reserved or general admission ticket- VIP early entry into the venue- VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck- Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)- Collectible- silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered- limited print)- Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag- The Cranberries button set and Official VIP laminate.

15-Sep – New York, NY – Terminal 5
VIP PACKAGE – $140
One general admission ticket
VIP early entry into the venue
VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck
Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)
Collectible, silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered, limited print)
Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag
The Cranberries button set
Official VIP laminate
Limited availability

16-Sep – New York, NY – Terminal 5 – SOLD OUT
VIP PACKAGE – $140 – (update: VIP PACKAGE SOLD OUT)
One general admission ticket
VIP early entry into the venue
VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck
Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)
Collectible, silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered, limited print)
Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag
The Cranberries button set
Official VIP laminate
Limited availability

18-Sep – Washington, DC – The 9:30 Club
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – $159.50
Package includes: One general admission ticket – VIP early entry into the venue – VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck – Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!) – Collectible, silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered, limited print) – Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag – The Cranberries button set – Official VIP laminate – Limited availability

20-Sep – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – $145
Package includes one premium reserved or general admission ticket- VIP early entry into the venue- VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck- Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)- Collectible- silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered- limited print)- Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag- The Cranberries button set and Official VIP laminate.

21-Sep – Boston, MA – House of Blues
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – $150 – (update: VIP PACKAGES SOLD OUT)
Package includes one premium reserved or general admission ticket- VIP early entry into the venue- VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck- Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)- Collectible- silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered- limited print)- Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag- The Cranberries button set and Official VIP laminate.

23-Sep – Montreal, QC – Place des Arts
Presale access only, No VIP package (or maybe not available yet!)

24-Sep – Toronto, ON – Rebel
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – CA$207.00
Package includes one premium reserved or general admission ticket, VIP early entry into the venue, VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck, Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!), Collectible, silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered, limited print), Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag, The Cranberries button set and Official VIP laminate.

26-Sep – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – $175
Package includes one premium reserved or general admission ticket- VIP early entry into the venue- VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck- Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)- Collectible- silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered- limited print)- Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag- The Cranberries button set and Official VIP laminate.

28-Sep – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – $145
Package includes: • One general admission ticket • VIP early entry into the venue • VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck • Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!) • Collectible, silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered, limited print) • Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag • The Cranberries button set • Official VIP laminate • Limited availability

29-Sep – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – $160
Package includes one premium reserved or general admission ticket- VIP early entry into the venue- VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck- Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)- Collectible- silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered- limited print)- Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag- The Cranberries button set and Official VIP laminate.


Bud Light VIP Party Deck Tickets – $88
Bud Light VIP Party Deck tickets are the best seats in the house. Enjoy your favorite artist from our side stage viewing area! You will receive one up-close ticket on our Bud Light viewing deck- access to our VIP lounge and restrooms- and Beat the Line access to get into the venue first. Be sure to arrive early so you can choose the best spot in General Admission to catch the show!


VIP Party Pit Tickets – $78
The VIP Party Pit is guaranteed front of the stage access to see your favorite artist up close. You will receive one up-close ticket in the party pit- access to our VIP lounge and restrooms- and Beat the Line access to get into the venue first. Be sure to arrive early so you can choose the best spot in General Admission to catch the show!

1-Oct – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – $190
One premium general admission ticket – GA PIT is standing room only/no chairs
VIP early entry into the venue
VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck
Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)
Collectible, silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered, limited print)
Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag
The Cranberries button set
Official VIP laminate
Limited availability

4-Oct – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – $180 – (update: VIP PACKAGES SOLD OUT)
One premium reserved or general admission ticket
VIP early entry into the venue
VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck
Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)
Collectible, silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered, limited print)
Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag
The Cranberries button set
Official VIP laminate
Limited availability

6-Oct – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
The Cranberries – Something Else VIP Package – (update: VIP PACKAGES SOLD OUT)
One premium reserved or general admission ticket
VIP early entry into the venue
VIP access to The Cranberries preshow soundcheck
Specially designed The Cranberries tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only!)
Collectible, silkscreened tour poster autographed by The Cranberries (numbered, limited print)
Exclusive The Cranberries tote bag
The Cranberries button set
Official VIP laminate
Limited availability


UPDATE May 9th:
Chicago has now a VIP package as well, they finally added it!
Another NYC show is on sale, same VIP packages.
A lot of VIP packages are now sold out.

The Cranberries European Tour 2017 starts today in Poland

May 1, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries European tour 2017 starts today in Poland. Just like the European Tour last year, the Polish fans have the chance to see the band in concert first.
It’s still unclear whether this show is part of the acoustic tour or not. Probably not… we will know soon.
It’s hard to understand why the band doesn’t communicate more on this point as there clearly are 2 different types of show in Europe this year.

Anyway this is the day and this post will be updated all day and night long on what’s happening now in Poland. The band arrived yesterday in Wrocław and some of the band members posted photos of the city on their Instagram accounts. Here’s one pic by whiteprism/Johanna Wiseley (backing vocals) who, by the way, just announced she was pregnant. The CW team would like to wish her all the best!

Here’s the poster:

and 2 tickets for tonight’s show

First fans in town:

NEW MERCH!!!!!!!!
3 TSHIRTS/1 HOODIE/1 POSTER/1 MUG/1 TOTE BAG/CRANBERRIES CD/D.A.R.K. CD

Today's office. #TheCranberries #Merchandise #Tour #Wroclaw #Poland

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VENUE

3-majówka #3majowka #weekend #longweekend #may #gig #concert #aciddrinkers #thecranberries #wroclaw

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#wroclove #3majówka #fajnieco #slabehasztagi #aciddrinkers

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BANNER

#3majówka

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8:45pm – 15 minutes to go!!
Same backdrop as last shows.
Not the “Roses Tour” backdrop seen during the band’s rehearsals in Limerick.

9:15 PM – Show just started. 15 minutes late. First photo.

#thecranberries #wroclaw #3majowka

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Very few pictures for now… 
No live feed either. #EveryonesEnjoyingNotRecording
The show seems electric, not acoustic. #FirstAcousticShowTomorrow

#thecranberries #ilovemywork #3majowka #3majowka2017 #wrocław #wroclove #pergola #workworkwork #majowka

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10:20 pm, Closest pic for now 🙁

10:35pm, first professional photos on this link.
2 of them below:

Show is now over.
No audio or video broadcast during the concert.
Setlist still to come…

00.10am – WHEN YOU’RE GONE – VIDEO

FREE TO DECIDE – VIDEO

00:50am – 2 HQ photos shared by Piotr on the Polish Facebook group “Forum The Cranberries”

01:15am – A lot more professional photos on muzyka.dlastudenta.pl
3 of them below:

That’s all folks!!
Tomorrow, first show of the Acoustic Tour in Berlin, Germany.

SETLIST:
01. Analyse
02. Animal Instinct
03. Wanted
04. Linger
05. When You’re Gone
06. Just My Imagination
07. Ode To My Family
08. Loud And Clear
09. Free To Decide
10. I Can’t Be With You
11. Conduct
12. Desperate Andy
13. Schizophrenic Playboys
14. Salvation
15. Ridiculous Thoughts
16. Zombie

17. Empty
18. You And Me
19. Promises
20. Dreams

U.S. and Canadian dates presales: where and when (UPDATED)

April 30, 2017  |  8 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Some of our readers are asking if there are presales for the upcoming North American Cranberries shows. The answer is yes and it seems there are lots of them! To be honest, this looks like a real mess as some shows feature 10 different presales between May 2nd and May 5th (like VIP packages, Spotify presales, cardmember preferred tickets, The Cranberries fan presale, mobile app presale and more…)

Also, one may note that in their recent interviews, Dolores and Noel have always spoken about 18 dates, which means that 4 more shows might remain to be announced. We may imagine that they’re planning to double some shows (such as NYC as Dolores mentioned several times they would be giving 2 shows there) when the 1st one will be sold out.

Here’s our attempt at listing the presales below:

11-Sep – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Ticketmaster / First presale on May 3rd, general onsale on May 5th

13-Sep – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Live Nation / First presale on May 2nd, general onsale on May 5th / Floor: standing GA, balcony: reserved seating

16-Sep – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Axs / General onsale on May 5th

18-Sep – Washington, DC – The 9:30 Club
Ticketfly / First presale on May 2nd, general onsale on June 22nd

20-Sep – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Live Nation / First presale on May 2nd, general onsale on May 5th / General admission only

21-Sep – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Live Nation / First presale on May 2nd, general onsale on May 5th

23-Sep – Montreal, QC – Place des Arts
Place des Arts (English version) / First presale on May 2nd, general onsale on May 5th

24-Sep – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Ticketmaster / First presale on May 4th, general onsale on May 6th

26-Sep – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Live Nation / First presale on May 2nd, general onsale on May 5th

28-Sep – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
Ticketfly / First presale on May 2nd, general onsale on May 5th

29-Sep – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
Ticketmaster / First presale on May 2nd, general onsale on May 5th

1-Oct – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Altitude Tickets / First presale on May 2nd, general onsale on May 5th

4-Oct – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
Live Nation / First presale on May 2nd, general onsale on May 5th

6-Oct – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Live Nation / First presale on May 2nd, general onsale on May 5th / Standing pit, loung, mezzanine: reserved seating

Most of the venues appear to have an “artist presale” for fans. No clue yet who these presales will be made available to but we can imagine that a link/code will be sent to people who subscribed to the band’s official website newsletter by preordering Something Else? Or maybe the Live Nation subscribers?

Feel free to let us know if you find out more!


UPDATE MAY 1 – 2:20pm (UTC):
The Cranberries just published on their socials about the fan presale.
PASSWORD: SOMETHINGELSE
Here’s their Facebook message:

Our USA & Canadian dates go on general sale on Friday 5th of May….BUT followers of this page will get access to an exclusive pre-sale from 10am local time on Tuesday May 2nd.

 

All gigs are listed, along with the relevant ticket links at:
http://www.cranberries.com/site/gigs

 

To access the pre-sale you will need to enter the password:
SOMETHINGELSE

Happy Birthday to Mike Hogan 44 years old today!

April 29, 2017  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Mike Hogan 44 years old today!  |  by Axl  |  Other News

It’s now midnight in Ireland, Happy Birthday to our favorite bass player Mike Hogan who turns 44 today!

Photo credit: CreepingMacKroki – Bospop 2016

Something Else release: Promo appearances recap (UPDATED)

April 28, 2017  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today’s the day, “Something Else” was released this morning to our greatest delight.
Here’s the official promo video posted by the band.

The Cranberries – Something Else – Out Now!

We are delighted to announce that ‘Something Else’ is out today and available for streaming and purchase with all retailers. We hope you’ll enjoy our old songs in new clothes as much as we enjoyed making them.Link: https://cranberries.lnk.to/SEFA

Posted by The Cranberries on Freitag, 28. April 2017

 

Let us use the occasion to do a small recap of all the promo appearances that are surfacing today. First, keep in mind we’re listing all the interviews given by the band in this section of our website, while their promotional performances are listed here.

Today 4 new interviews were broadcast/published:
– Dolores and Noel on “Gerry Kelly” on BBC Radio Ulster, Podcast available HERE starting at 14:50
– Dolores and Noel chatting to Paul McKenna on AudioBoom.com, audio available HERE
– Dolores for the Huffingtonpost.co.uk
– Dolors and Noel on Paste Magazine

The band also played their new acoustic version of Linger live on “The One Show” on BBC One TV which you can watch below (720p):

The One Show posted a picture with the band on their Facebook page

Some lucky fans attended the soundcheck and managed to meet the band.
Thanks to all of them for sharing!
“The Cranberries Newspaper” posted on their Facebook page a few pictures:

Jordan Oliveira also shared on his Instagram a nice picture of the 4 Cranberries as well as a video of the soundcheck.

And a second soundcheck video on YouTube uploaded by MrNoseyman61

As a reminder the band is to give an interview tomorrow morning at 6:00 am on BBC News TV. The show is called “BBC Breakfast”. And Dolores will also appear on BBC Radio 6 Music at 1:00 PM on Liz Kershaw.


UPDATE APR.29:
A fifth interview by Max Foizey was published today on ktrs.com

The Cranberries U.S. and Canadian tour dates announced

April 28, 2017  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries just announced on their socials and website the U.S./Canadian dates.
The tour is called “something else tour”:

We are very pleased to confirm that our ‘Something Else’ tour will be heading to North America and Canada in September & October 2017. These very special shows will feature our Greatest Hits, performed with a String Quartet! Don’t miss it!

 

All dates are on general sale from Friday 5th May!

 

11-Sep – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
13-Sep – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
16-Sep – New York, NY – Terminal 5
18-Sep – Washington, DC – The 9:30 Club
20-Sep – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
21-Sep – Boston, MA – House of Blues – Boston
23-Sep – Montreal, QC – Place des Arts
24-Sep – Toronto, ON – Rebel
26-Sep – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
28-Sep – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
29-Sep – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
1-Oct – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre – Denver
4-Oct – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
6-Oct – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

 

A few more dates might be announced soon as the band said in their recent interviews that the U.S./Canadian tour was counting 18 dates including 2 in New York.

Let’s also note that, still according to the recent interviews and to the fact this announcement does not mention any “acoustic” show, it all tends to show that this “something else tour”, unlike the European tour, will be performed with a string quartet, but not acoustically.
Also, Dolores and Noel previously mentioned that in those cities, they should not be touring with ICO members but some local strings musicians.

Last, the band also confirmed earlier today during the “Gerry Kelly” radio show on BBC Radio Ulster that a South American tour will follow in the fall including Brazil, Argentina, Chile etc… They’re also hoping to perform in Australia by the end of the year.
They added that they are planning on working on some new material during this leg of the tour so as to release a new album afterwards.

The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene – RTE 2FM – interview

April 27, 2017  |  Comments Off on The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene – RTE 2FM – interview  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A few hours ago the 4 members of The Cranberries were on Irish Radio RTE 2fm on “The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene” show. The interview was prerecorded yesterday during their press day in Dublin and broadcast around noon today. Just before the broadcast, Nicky Byrne posted a photo with the whole band on his Twitter account.

Still before the broadcast RTE2FM also posted a multiview photo on their Twitter account.

The interview is about 15 minutes long and starts with questions about The Bachelorette, the music industry being different today, the early years when sending demo tapes and receiving record companies letters/answers, the day when and where Zombie was written.

Then one of the hosts asks about Linger.
Dolores: “it’s about first kiss and how the guy broke my heart”
“Does he know the song’s about him?” replies one of the host
Dolores: “I actually got a letter from him about 10 years later, he just said, you know I’m sorry”

About Irish shows coming up soon, are they nervous or is it exciting.
Noel: “A bit of both, you’re far more aware of it, a lot of family out there and at the same time you can’t wait to do it because we do this a lot all over the world and a lot of people aren’t aware of that so it’s nice to kind of come home, we don’t do it that often so it’s always special when we do it”

About more Irish dates.
Noel: “We never say never”
Dolores: “but after this tour it’s the U.S. in September and then they want us to go in South America

About the I.C.O. and the NYE gig and if they had already worked with an orchestra before.
Dolores: “Actually Linger, the original recording, there was a quartet used on that”

About the upcoming shows and the kind of songs they’re gonna be performing.
Noel: “Mainly the album that’s coming out, they’re kind of a semi acoustic with the quartet, a lot of the songs in this album I guess were singles over the years so we’ll be doing those. There’s some new songs written for this album … it may change a bit as we go along then add in and take out songs as the weeks go by but there’s enough to cover… the set is an hour and a half, an hour and twenty minutes.”

About another studio album.
Dolores: “Noel writes more on the road cos he has more time so he sends me bits and pieces so it’s good going on tour cos we get to write for a bit.”

About D.A.R.K.
Dolores: “…the material is very interesting, kind of electronic and it’s also very ambiant, very different to what i’ve done before. Olé is opening up for us on his own but then probably when we swing over to America Andy will probably come on stage and do a few gigs with him.

Special thanks to the fabulous Jackie Hogan for letting fans know about this broadcast just on time.
You Rock!

EDIT: Podcast now available on this link.

“Something Else” signed by Dolores available from Newbury Comics

April 26, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

For those who missed the band signed copies from The Cranberries official store, you can still preorder Dolores signed copies from Newbury Comics
Price: $14.99

Some of you might remember that in the past Newbury already sold signed CD’s of The Cranberries and Dolores solo (Roses, No Baggage). Customers received a brand new CD still factory sealed and a signed CD booklet apart. Yes it makes 2 booklets. Even if there never is details about that, it might be the very same today.

Please note that CD booklet will be autographed by Dolores only and not the whole band in comparison to the no longer available signed copies from the band’s official store.

Thanks to Cranberryesque for this valuable information!!

Listen to “Why? Radio Mix Instrumental” off UK promo single

April 26, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

One of our readers just shared the Radio Mix Instrumental of “Why?”.
This rare version is not included on the upcoming album “Something Else” (released in 2 days now!!!) and is only available on the UK Promo CD. So thanks to Cranfan for sharing this gem!

Download the track by clicking this WeTransfer link:
File is 8MB MP3

On the other hand, the “Something Else” signed CDs are no longer available to purchase.
No doubt you already all preordered yours, right, otherwise it’s too late now!

“Something Else” UK promo CD on eBay

April 24, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Something Else” UK promo CD on eBay  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After “Why?” promo cd this weekend now it’s the new album’s turn to surface.
Here comes the first image of “Something Else” UK promo CD on eBay.
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BREAKING NEWS: upcoming U.S. shows won’t be acoustic

April 24, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today appeared on the internet 2 new interviews with Dolores. Both are quite long.
The Songfacts.com interview is very focused on “Tell me about this song and that one”
and the ArtistDirectInterviews.com interview is more classic with the usual questions about Bachelorette, Chamber Orchestra, 25th anniversary celebration, the 3 new songs, tours etc..

HOWEVER:

One question in the ArtistDirectInterviews concerns the next US tour still to be announced soon. It looks like the acoustic shows won’t happen over there. The Cranberries will play ONLY ELECTRIC SHOWS.

Here’s what Dolores answers:

D O’R: Well, those venues – I still like performing in those venues. I prefer having electric guitars in the small and crowded, packed venues. So we’re doing the quartet – we’re bringing some electric guitars so it’s blend of electric and acoustic. We were looking at coming over to the States in September – but that will be full live electric, because the venues seem to be more catering a full live electronic show… so those two thousand seaters – the venues are more appropriate than putting a string quartet into a rock venue.

Also to notice in her answer: the European acoustic shows will feature an electric part when she says “it’s blend of electric and acoustic” she is talking about the upcoming acoustic shows in Europe!
Tricky…

“Everybody Else…” to be reissued on 180g vinyl (2 UPDATES)

April 24, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Everybody Else…” to be reissued on 180g vinyl (2 UPDATES)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Crazy times!! After the translucent red reissue available exclusively on Barnes & Noble, here comes a second reissue of EEIDISWCW on vinyl, this time it will be a 180 grams standard color (black) vinyl. Release date is the same as the B&N one (May 26) but this really is a different pressing:

>Cut from the original stereo tapes by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios
>180-gram LP plated and pressed at QRP
>Housed in a Stoughton old style tip-on gatefold jacket 

You can preorder now on AnalogSpark.com
Price: $25

Thanks to Cranberryesque for the info.


UPDATE APR.26:
New release date announced: June 16, 2017
The album is now also available for preorder on AMAZON


UPDATE JUN.17:
New new release date announced: June 30, 2017
Just like the red vinyl reissue, this other reissue has been delayed as well and both vinyls are now expected for the same date.

“Why?” UK promo CD includes instrumental track

April 23, 2017  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Why?” UK promo single surfaced on discogs. Price asked is $128 which is totally insane for something that will end up on eBay for just a couple of dollars.

The card sleeve promo CDR is made by BMG (reference PROMOBMG1342) and contains 3 tracks:

  1. Why? (Radio Mix)
  2. Why? (Album Version)
  3. Why? (Radio Mix Instrumental)

The instrumental track still being unreleased to this day!!
Also interesting to note: title of the song is “Why?” with a question mark which never appeared anywhere before. Is it a mistake or the real title, we should know soon…

Thanks to Cranberryesque for the info!

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EDIT: According to credits on the back cover Noel and Fergal are not playing on these tracks. Dan Brodbeck is credited as lead guitarist and Corey Thompson as drummer.
Thanks to Francois for noticing. Maybe the most important information!!!

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On the other hand, The Cranberries updated their store and you can now preorder “Something Else” on Double Heavyweight Vinyl for €23.99
Release date is April 28 as well.


The Cranberries posted a photo on their Instagram account of the physical LP (whose hand is it?):

And for those who preordered the signed CD, it should be in your hands soon. Band members are signing booklets these days, here’s a short video posted on The Cranberries Instagram today to prove it:

CD signing

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BREAKING: “D.A.R.K. Live PA” opening for The Cranberries on their European acoustic tour

April 19, 2017  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

After “Everybody Else…” reissued on vinyl, another unexpected news today coming this time from D.A.R.K. on their socials.

Olé Koretsky will be joined on stage by DJ Wool performing D.A.R.K. songs and other material, on tour supporting The Cranberries in Europe.

 

DJ Wool

D.A.R.K. will be supporting The Cranberries on live PA on their European acoustic tour from May 2nd in Berlin to June 10th in Milano. Please note that the summer electric shows in July/August are not concerned, nor the show in Wrocław, Poland on May 1st (which comes as a probable confirmation that Wrocław won’t be an acoustic show). Also, the 3rd Paris show added on May 13th is not on the list but will certainly be included. This seems to be a simple “copy and paste” of The Cranberries website which still doesn’t list the third Paris show (!!??).

For those of you wondering what Live PA means, wikipedia provides a pretty accurate answer: “it is the act of performing live electronic music in settings typically associated with DJing”.
So don’t expect lots of backline on stage, mostly backing tapes on keyboards and computers.
Will Olé Koretsky be the only singer or will DJ Wool be singing too?
We can’t help but hope Dolores will join them at some point to perform as a super guest… time will tell!!!

Very exciting piece of news!


EDIT 9:40 PM (UTC):
Glen Brady, also known as DJ Wool, just posted a great photo on his Instagram account. The Cranberries fans will easily recognize the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio located in Limerick where it looks like everyone is rehearsing together these days. Nice to discover the D.A.R.K. Live PA set with SCIENCE AGREES on it. We can’t see the whole room but it does look like there’s only one mic for Olé Koretsky. Can we still expect Dolores to make a surprise featuring nonetheless? Suspens…

Last thing to note, Glen Brady is a sound engineer who mixed D.A.R.K. album and was supposed to be an opening act for D.A.R.K. shows last year.

Thanks to J. for noticing!

“Everybody Else…” reissued on translucent red vinyl on May 26 (UPDATED)

April 19, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Everybody Else…” reissued on translucent red vinyl on May 26 (UPDATED)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” will be reissued on translucent red vinyl!!
Release date: May 26, 2017

It is a B&N (Barnes & Noble) exclusive.
Label: Barnes Noble Consign
UPC: 0888072028005
Catalog number: 00037

You can preorder it now on Barnes & Noble
Price: $29.99

It’s unclear whether this LP is for the US market exclusively or not and if it will be available in different stores later. Anyway this is probably not the best time to reissue the first album right when fans are awaiting the band’s new album “Something Else” (available in less than 10 days now) and spending money on a new tour, in Europe but also in USA/Canada as we know 18 shows are to be announced soon, and possibly more continents?

Special thanks to Joshua Ryan for the info.

Sources: Barnes & NobleAll Music


UPDATE May 30:
New release date announced: June 30, 2017

Blast from the past: The Cranberries at CORK ROCK 91 (UPDATED)

April 14, 2017  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Next Monday at 8pm the Irish radio RTE2fm will broadcast a documentary about Cork Rock 91 which was a three/four days annual event where The Cranberries appeared on the 1st June 1991.

Held at “Sir Henry’s” in Cork it was definitely The Cranberries early years. Dolores was reviewed in a press article as “the most beautiful pop-girl you’ll hear all year”. Exact setlist is unknown but a few songs played that night are known: Uncertain, Nothing Left At All, Put Me Down, Linger, Dreams.

Photos by Siobhan O’Mahony

The great website The Fanning Sessions published a Cork Rock 91 dedicated page with 4 bands/4 tracks all recorded from Dave Fanning’s 2FM radio show and one of the tracks is “Uncertain” by The Cranberries. So, before the new documentary this Monday, enjoy or re-enjoy the song now.

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UPDATE – APRIL 17

Just a couple of hours after the radio broadcast, the podcast is available on this link.
“2FM MUSIC SPECIAL” is a great documentary featuring a recent interview with Noel Hogan and “Dreams” live at Cork Rock 91 possibly broadcast for the very first time. The Cranberries start at 00:34:19

SiriusXM interview audio with Noel & Dolores

April 6, 2017  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

 

WE’RE GONNA BRING THE QUARTET
WITH EACH GIG THE PROMOTERS ARE ORGANIZING A LOCAL STRING SECTION

 

Last Tuesday, Noel and Dolores were interviewed on the US radio SiriusXM on the show “Debatable”.
If you missed it, you can listen to it On Demand on the SiriusXM App. Only working if you are living in the US, for the rest of the world you can listen to the podcast by clicking THIS LINK.
A major thanks to Jackie Hogan who shared it on her Facebook.


Interesting interview which of course includes things already heard before but also a few fresh new anecdotes. It’s about 23 minutes long, a bit too long to summarize everything but here below some highlights:

Dolores: “There was this TV show called The Bachelorette, they asked us to do Linger with a quartet. Well I don’t watch the show, we didn’t know much about it but we said OK […] Linger sounded really nice and we said you know it’s our 25th anniversary maybe we should think doing an album for the fans and doing it with a quartet, that’s where the plan came from.”

Dolores: “It was exciting, the challenge of seeing how the songs might sound without all the electric guitars […] it came together very quickly, we went into a huge room and we tried to do it all live off the floor but the strings were leaking down the mics so we realized that we’d have to do the strings separately…”

Dolores: “They [the songs] kinda feel new this way, so different to the originals, like the originals will bring back the memory of that time at where we were when we were doing, but these new ones remind me now of this time”

Dolores: “with a quartet it’s quite different to the live set, we did a week of rehearsals 2 weeks ago in Ireland and the intros are different and some of the bridges are longer and stuffs like that, so that’s what we have to be very aware, because we’re bringing a quartet and a quartet are playing from a sheet […] you can’t afford to make any mistakes”

Dolores: “The guy who’s leading the quartet, he often looks over…”

Noel:  “A lot of our songs, it’s always a guitar base […] and some like Dreams, Ridiculous, they’ve always been very guitar heavy driven […] that was the challenge to kind of break them down without losing the songs completely […] and leaving enough space for the strings…”

Noel: “There’s 3 new songs, 2 of the songs were songs we had for a while…”

Dolores: “The Glory is about 6 months old, it’s very fresh, the other 2 Rupture and Why were written maybe 2 and a half years ago”

Dolores: “The Glory, the chorus came first, the chorus is quite positive and bright so I think it’s a song that has like optimism in it although there’s kind of sadness and nostalgia but there’s also optimism, so there’s a lot of different emotions going through that song”

Dolores: “I didn’t want people to think that this is the grande finale but we’re middle age now, so it’s something else that we’re bringing out but it’s not like a brand new album or new songs either but it’s ‘Something Else’ you know…”

Dolores: “Dreams did jump out to me […] it’s even more vulnerable than the original, so I was quite happy with that one, I think it sounds really nice, I was really impressed with it…”

Dolores: “I’m still very unsecure when it comes to writing […] I’ve always been played by self doubt and fear…”

Dolores: “We’re musicians, we go up on stage and we play music, and I sing, it makes me feel really good and that’s my thing…”

Dolores: “We’re gonna bring the quartet, with each gig the promoters are organizing a local string section, so the guy from the original quartet from UL (University of Limerick, Irish Chamber Orchestra location) he’s coming and they will have 3 other players sitting in, at each show it will be a different 3 players…”

The Cranberries to announce US Tour dates next week

April 5, 2017  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will tour USA starting mid-September. Exact dates will be announced next week. This is great news first reported by the website Cranberryesque:

Dolores and Noel called in to a Chicago radio station this morning and revealed that they will be announcing US tour dates in the next week! Noel said about 18 dates! OMG please come to Florida, it’s been 15 years!! (f-it, I’m seeing them no matter what this time – anywhere on the East Coast, I’ll be there!).

Listen for yourself Here. US tour talk starts about 4:20.

Save the date: another radio interview is scheduled next Monday morning at 9:40 on kvpifm

Dolores and Noel arrived in New York City yesterday to promote the album “Something Else” in the US and a few pictures with journalists appeared shortly after:

with Rachel Brodsky, Paste Magazine

“Debatable” radio show, SiriusXM

with Melissa Stokoski, John Fugelsang and Franck Conniff
“Tell Me Everything” radio show,  SiriusXM

#CranberriesGeneve: And the winners are… (UPDATED)

April 2, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Congratulations to Régis Cruz and Delilah Macors who just won a ticket to attend The Cranberries show in Genève, Switzerland.

Thanks to all who entered the contest, and apologies for those who didn’t win.
Don’t be too sad as there will sure be some more occasions to run other contests for you to win tickets for upcoming Cranberries shows.


UPDATE APR.3:

Our 2nd winner Delilah Macors doesn’t want to go to Switzerland anymore and let her ticket go to someone else. So we just picked another name and the winner is Kamil O’Riordan. Congrats to him.
Again, all apologies for all the others who didn’t win. Be assured that there will be no other draw (no more heart attack!!) as both Régis and Kamil confirmed they would be in Genève on June 10th.

Win tickets for The Cranberries in Switzerland – LAST DAY

March 31, 2017  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today is last day to enter our contest to win 2 tickets (2 winners, 1 ticket each) to see The Cranberries in Genève, Switzerland on June 10th perform their greatest hits with a string quartet.
Thanks again to Opus One for this!

Contest still runs until 11:59PM (GMT) TONIGHT.
Two participants will be drawn randomly this weekend. We’ll keep you informed about that.


On Twitter we have 3 participants with a private profile and we can’t see anything from you. So if you don’t see your name on the list below, please leave a message in the “leave a reply” box below and we’ll add you. For now here’s the list of all participants correctly entered:

FACEBOOK:
Jenny Quandt
Bruno Cruz
Régis Cruz
Danny Vikings Kronstrom
Arno Billard (as known as Pick me! Pick me! Me! Me!… LOL excellent!!)
Stef Knops
Kamil O’Riordan
Volodymyr Reshota
Dagge DForever
Joanna Pietrzyńska
Bennie Mett
Roger Yapi
Daniel Nir
Katelyn Trowbridge
Davide Masoni
Rose M. Porta
Alejandro Martinez
Delilah Macors
Luigi Rizzuti

TWITTER
José De La Cruz Jr.
Danny Kronstrom
Cranceci
Richard Ortiz
Delirium
Joanna Pietrzyńska
Olivier Ranty
as_esu
(plus 3 hidden participants)

One more time, if you don’t see your name on the list, please leave a message below.
Same thing if you see your name and didn’t want to enter, sometimes a retweet is easily sent without noticing!

GOOD LUCK…


UPDATE, JUST ADDED:

Gonzalo García
Arno (cordell) on Twitter

2 new interviews with Dolores and… a bit of D.A.R.K.

March 30, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

2 new interviews with Dolores appeared online this week.
First, the website Hi Res Audio Central published on March 28 an article about the forthcoming album “Something Else” and there’s a few words by Dolores O’Riordan herself. Just a glimpse as more of the interview will be coming soon, closer to the album’s release date says the author.

[it’s important to] keep it all sounding natural and real. I wanted us to do it like David Bowie did, where he would leave in the breathing and other elements in the mix that weren’t technically perfect. Whenever a production is too clean and too perfect, you lose the sense of character of both the songs and the singer.


The second interview is a phone interview given to the Colombian radio station “W Radio”.
It’s only 8:43 min. long and with all the language translations, in the end, the interview is quite short. You can hear the replay published on the internet yesterday by clicking this link or on the player below:

About the music industry which radically changed these days and her strategy:
“I don’t think I have done anything different…”

About Latino America concerts:
“I hope to come back in the next 12 months, I think it’s beautiful and the audience is always great there”

About a Colombian show with The Cranberries:
“We’ll certainly consider that, if the right offer comes in and the gig comes up we’ll be there”

About the album Something Else and the collaboration with the Irish Chamber Orchestra:
“We appeared on an American TV show called The Bachelorette and performed with a quartet and it sounded really nice, we did Linger, so myself and Noel the guitar player we decided to do an album and take all the songs with a live set and do them with a quartet”

About the song Rapture:
“I often find myself quite getting low and when you’re low it’s easy to write…”
“…I had it as a demo… recorded in the last few years, so it seemed appropriate to release it now”

About a song she likes to sing the most:
“I don’t really have a favorite, they’re all different experiences in times in my life and different years so they’re all individually precious”


Third and last thing today, Olé Koretsky published on his Instagram and Facebook accounts a new video recorded inside a cessna with the following (full of information) message:

“New song about time travel. got a few fresh ones. #cessna + #livePA vs. #scienceagrees

new song about time travel. got a few fresh ones. #cessna + #livePA vs. #scienceagrees

Posted by Olé Koretsky on Mittwoch, 29. März 2017

 

Totally out of the blue, we can watch Olé, Dolores and 2 pilots inside that very small plane and, even more interesting, the soundtrack seems to be a piece of a new song by D.A.R.K.
The images were possibly recorded in Mexico last February while they were touring with The Cranberries. Please note that Olé says there’s a few fresh other songs.
After Andy Rourke recently, it’s good to hear that D.A.R.K. is always on a creative mode!!

Universal Music to release The Ultimate Collection compilation in Germany

March 27, 2017  |  Comments Off on Universal Music to release The Ultimate Collection compilation in Germany  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

New greatest hits compilation entitled “The Ultimate Collection” is going to be released in Germany on April 21st (one week before “Something Else”!)

Amazon.de lists the label as Island (Universal Music). We don’t know yet if this compilation will be released in other countries.

“The Ultimate Collection” tracklist:

DISC 1

1: Stars
2: Dreams
3: Just My Imagination
4: You And Me
5: Promises
6: Animal Instinct
7: Cordell
8: Hollywood
9: When You’re Gone
10: Free To Decide
11: Salvation
12: Daffodil Lament
13: Dreaming My Dreams

DISC 2

1: Linger
2: Everything I Said
3: How
4: I Can’t Be With You
5: Not Sorry
6: Empty
7: Ode To My Family
8: Pretty
9: Ridiculous Thoughts
10: So Cold In Ireland
11: Sunday
12: New New York
13: Zombie

Sources: Amazon.de, Saturn.de

All 2017 promo pics so far… (3 UPDATES)

March 24, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It all started last February 9th when Facebook user Cesar Enrique Vera (Quíque Vera now!) posted a behind-the-scenes photo of what seemed to be a photo shoot in Puerto Morelos, Mexico:

(Curiously this exact scene below still havent been published anywhere yet!)

The photo shoot was officially confirmed by Dolores on stage in Cancún.
After that, we learned the photographer was none other than ANDY EARL. As you may know, he already worked with The Crans in their glorious past. His name appears on almost all The Cranberries albums and he is responsible for some of their (very famous) promo pics over these last 25 years.

During their time in Cancún, it seems The Cranberries did a lot of different photo shoots possibly during 3 days. With the help of another Facebook user Victor M Gonzalez Becerra, who published another behind-the-scenes photo, we can date these shootings.

So here’s a recap of all the promo pics so far and some of them in HQ!!
All credits go to Andy Earl/BMG/The Cranberries.

DAY 1 (February 9, 2017)


DAY 2 (February 10, 2017)

No pics from this day surfaced yet!


DAY 3 (February 11, 2017)



UPDATE APR.13:

Another promo pic appeared on the internet today to promote the show in Monaco on August 13th. This one is probably from DAY 3 as all 4 band members are wearing the exact same clothes as the sofa pics that day, just a different place.

Just like the cover of Something Else which is the same as NNTA more than 20 years after, let’s note the resemblance between this new promo pic and AYL some 10 years after!
Nice photo montage made by DO’RSpain


UPDATE APR.19:
Another promo pic from DAY 1 appeared today on the Billboard website/Soul Sisters Podcast:


UPDATE APR.30:
Another great HQ pic found today on DORSpain Facebook. Still from photo shoot DAY 1 and almost the cover of “Something Else”.

“Why” world premiere on BBC Radio 2 today (UPDATED)

March 21, 2017  |  15 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries announced this morning on their socials the first play of their brand new track “Why” with Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 (England).
As you probably all know, “Why” leaked last Friday and there’s a good chance you already heard the song before. Anyway this is the official premiere today.

…Now the song just aired and as the website Cranberryesque perfectly reported:
“It is a radio edit (as the song clocks in at over 5 minutes) much more compact with a little more production. Most of the intro is gone and it ends with Dolores’ voice.”

Very interesting different version! (3:23)

LISTEN HERE (starts at 48:52)


UPDATE MARCH 22:
The Cranberries uploaded today the radio edit version to youtube.
On the other hand, the long version (the album version) is also available today on digital platforms.
Cranberries World updated the WHY song page with lyrics of both versions!

CONTEST: win tickets to see The Cranberries in Geneve on June 10th

March 20, 2017  |  Comments Off on CONTEST: win tickets to see The Cranberries in Geneve on June 10th  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Cranberries World teamed up with Opus One to give away tickets to see The Cranberries at Théâtre du Léman, Geneve on June 10th!

Follow the steps on our socials (Facebook and Twitter) to take part in the contest and win tickets to attend their acoustic show with string quartet in Switzerland.

You can enter both FB and Twitter to increase your chances of winning.

The contest runs through March 31th, 11:59PM GMT.

TWO participants will be drawn randomly and will win x1 free ticket each to attend the show.

Please note that we do not provide transport nor accommodation.

For all others, keep in mind you can still buy tickets here !

Bad news from French fans…

March 17, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Taratata just announced The Cranberries would not perform on their show with London Grammar, Camille & Féfé next Tuesday.

Fans who had reveived their confirmation email earlier this day were just sent a new one mentionning that the band’s performance had been cancelled. No reason given! Tickets remain valid to attend tv show recording on that day though.

Let’s hope everyone’s ok and that the upcoming European tour won’t be affected as well.

New songs “The Glory, Rupture, Why” described by Dolores Herself

March 17, 2017  |  Comments Off on New songs “The Glory, Rupture, Why” described by Dolores Herself  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Two new interesting articles about the new album ‘Something Else’ were published today. One in Spanish on Jenesaispop.com and one in English on EntertainmentWeekly.com
There’s a few words in both articles about the theme of every new song. These words come from the press release issued by BMG and quoting Dolores:

-The Glory: written by O’Riordan in the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s rehearsal rooms at the University of Limerick. “I was trying to think of the fact that there is always hope, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel no matter how dark life may be. It can be difficult at times, but you have to find the light and the positive in things.”
-Rupture: a track centered around depression “about being in that black hole and finding it hard to get out of it”
-Why: “written just after my father passed away, at the most difficult time”

On the Spanish article only, more (intriguing?) quotes from Dolores:
‘Something Else’ is a nod to the title of our debut album, it’s an uncertain title. It’s not saying there’s going to be more and it’s not saying that this is a great end, either, it’s who knows if there’s going to be more. I think it relates to the first record very well. I have no idea what awaits us. It’s not the nineties anymore, that’s for sure. Nor would I want them to be. Let’s hope there’s more to come. I hope fans like what we’ve done with the songs. I guess you wonder how long your songs will live. I think ours have been very lucky.

The single ‘Why’ is expected to be released next week.
Happy St Paddy’s day!

“Why” on the radio next March 24th

March 16, 2017  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

According to an article published earlier today on the Italian website Ansa, “Why” will be the first single coming from the album “Something Else” and will make its debut on the radio on March 24.

There is no more details in the article but the information is probably true.
In their press release the band already announced the single “Why” as soon going to be available digitally without exact release date. Now we have one (at least for Italy)

Thanks to Ricardo Cesar for the information.


Also today, The Cranberries published on their Facebook account a short message to tell Linger (Acoustic Version) was now instantly available if you pre-order Something Else on iTunes.
[The song is now also available on major streaming platforms].
And to promote this, the band posted a short video with images recently recorded during their rehearsals in Limerick and featuring Linger (instrumental version) as soundtrack. How cool!

The Cranberries – Linger (Taken from 'Something Else')

“Linger” is now instantly available if you pre-order “Something Else” on iTunes. This is is the first of many tracks we’ve revisited with the Irish Chamber Orchestra. https://cranberries.lnk.to/SEFA

Posted by The Cranberries on Donnerstag, 16. März 2017

 

Linger (Acoustic Version) Premiere

March 14, 2017  |  12 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The new version of Linger taken from the upcoming acoustic album “Something Else” recorded with The Irish Chamber Orchestra is premiering today on RollingStone.com in partnership with Vevo.
The Cranberries just posted the link a few hours ago on their socials.
A real exclusive where fans can hear for the very first time how the album is gonna sound.
So, Listen to Linger  “in new clothes” (as the band likes to say in their press-releases)

 

First thing to notice, this is completely new version with orchestral rendition and a new recording of Dolores’ voice. This is not the 1993 vocals, an important detail as a few fans were wondering if Dolores had gone back to studios or not for this album.
Dolores’ vocal sounds very pure and natural – no backing vocals at all! It’s like she is sitting with you in the same room. As for the lads’ accompaniment with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, it sounds very elegant and high class.

Second thing, Linger is the first song unveiled, though it does not necessary mean it is the first single. Remember the press conference in Cancun, Mexico last Frebruary where Dolores said “Why” would be the first single and a video would be filmed in Europe.
Also, the different press releases sent worldwide are announcing “Why” as a single that is soon going to be available digitally.

Is this a last minute change to privilege nostalgia and put an old classic song forward? It does look like this is the band’s choice, as shown by the artwork of Something Else. In this perspective, Linger definitely sounds like the best choice for a first single!
Anyway there’s a good chance the band will play those 2 songs next week on French TV show Taratata and during the other promo appearances. We’ll thus get to know more very soon!

Last thing to note on this great and exclusive Rolling Stones article: two brand new promo pictures were published. A sofa-pose picture -almost the same as the one on the cover of the new album- can be seen in the background of their Vevo video as well as a picture posted in the article where the band is standing on the Mexican streets. Awesome!

On a funny note, let’s last emphasize that the band updated their website, introducing “Something Else” as “Something Different”… Looks like a mistake, or maybe that was the original name before they decided to change it into Something Else.

The Cranberries to record “TARATATA” TV show on March 21

March 10, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will appear on the French TV show “TARATATA” on March 21, in Paris, France.
The Taratata team just emailed their new newsletter featuring The Cranberries and 3 other artists playing that day: London Grammar, Camille, Féfé.
The Cranberries already played the show twice in the past (1995, 2012) and Dolores solo once (2007)

Admission is free. TV studio capacity is about 500. Make it fast!
Click this link to register, then click “Le tournage, Assistez à Taratata!” and select the right show.
All in French, no English version available, sorry!

EDIT – 5:45 pm (UTC): Now closed. All tickets are gone!

New Paris date added to the acoustic tour

March 10, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Wow, congrats Paris for two sold out shows, GDP just added a new date on their website on May 13th !!!

It is yet unclear when this date is going to go on sale, we’ll keep you updated asap.

UPDATE: New artwork added + tickets to go on sale on Monday March 13th at 10:00 am

“Something Else” The Cranberries new album out April 28th (4-UPDATES)

March 8, 2017  |  13 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Finally, the new Cranberries album is almost here!
Release date: April 28, 2017

Tracklist:

  1. Linger (Acoustic Version)
  2. The Glory
  3. Dreams (Acoustic Version)
  4. When You’re Gone (Acoustic Version)
  5. Zombie (Acoustic Version)
  6. Ridiculous Thoughts (Acoustic Version)
  7. Rupture
  8. Ode To My Family (Acoustic Version)
  9. Free To Decide (Acoustic Version)
  10. Just My Imagination (Acoustic Version)
  11. Animal Instinct (Acoustic Version)
  12. You And Me (Acoustic Version)
  13. Why

The new songs thus are “The Glory”, “Rupture” and “Why”.
As for the cover art, it looks very familiar although it’s not exactly the photo expected and mentioned by the band on stage in Mexico last February… maybe it will feature inside booklet!

Special thanks to Cranberryesque for noticing
Source: Record Bird


UPDATE#1 – 2:45 pm (UTC):
The Cranberries just updated their profile pic on their Twitter account.
This picture was taken in the lobby of the Moon Palace Arena in Cancún, Mexico on February 11, 2017.
How cool!!
Thanks to Dan Steward on Twitter for noticing.


UPDATE#2 – 3:50 pm (UTC):
The band now updated all their profiles everywhere, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.
Even the official website.
Here is their new Facebook banner:

And there are some signed products available to pre-order from The Cranberries official store: https://cranberries.lnk.to/store


UPDATE#3 – 4:55 pm (UTC):
Facebook user Victor M Gonzalez Becerra shared a great behind the scenes picture from the photo shoot (Feb.11, 2017) at Moon Palace Arena in Cancún:


UPDATE#4  – March 9:
The French website Stars Are Underground published today an article to promote the new album and the French concerts. The interesting part features an exclusive new picture of The Cranberries on the sofa. Unfortunately the photo is rather low quality:

On Twitter a famous French radio host named Georges Lang posted the same picture with a wider view and better quality 🙂

Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler, 46 years old today

March 4, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Happy Birthday to our favorite drummer Fergal Lawler who turns 46 today!

Fergal in Cancún, February 10, 2017

Some news from D.A.R.K.

February 22, 2017  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Good news for those of you who, like us, have been really enthusiastic about D.A.R.K. (Dolores’ side project with Andy Rourke & Olé Koretsky):

Musicradar.com just published a fresh new interview of Andy Rourke ahead of his performance at London Bass Guitar Show on March 5th, 2017.

Asked if the D.A.R.K. project would remain a « one-off » or if there would be more coming from the band, Andy answered :

« In terms of the D.A.R.K project, we are in writing mode at the moment although our schedules are all over the place. Dolores is busy with a Cranberries tour and I’m here working in LA [on a project with Kav Blaggers, former guitarist from Happy Mondays and Black Grape]. But we have a few ideas already. Watch this space is all I can say. »

Let’s hope for new tracks, and that we’ll get to see these folks live one day, ‘cause their rehearsal videos were really promising!!!

Another round of Italian dates this summer

February 21, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

There were rumors band would play at Firenze this summer… this is now officially confirmed!
Festival Firenze Rocks just announced on their website that The Cranberries would join Eddie Vedder to headline the festival on June 24th

There’s very little doubt this festival performance will be an electric one, like Trollrock (Norway) and Landerneau (France).


UPDATE#1: the band also confirmed 3 other shows on their socials:

Fri 23rd June – Anfiteatro Camerini, Piazzola sul Brenta

Mon 26th June – Auditorium Cavea, Rome

Tuesday 27th June – Arena della Regina, Cattolica

It is yet unclear whether those will be acoustic or electric. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we get more info.

Tickets will go on general sale this Friday morning at 11:00 am.
Be warned, there will be a pre-sale this Thursday 10:00 am on Livenation.it!!!

Thanks to Massimo on Cranberries Italia for noticing, as well as Dolores from Croatia 😉


UPDATE#2:
These 4 performances will be ELECTRIC. Livenation Italy just confirmed this info to us by email.
Thanks to them for being so fast!

The Cranberries to perform electric shows on European summer festivals (UPDATED)

February 17, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The suspens is over!!!
Since The Cranberries had announced summer festivals dates, some fans were wondering whether these performances would be acoustic with the string quartet, like the indoor tour announced for May & June 2017, or if they would be regular “electric” shows.

The Cranberries World team contacted festivals Trollrock (July 29th), Marbella (August 5th) and Landerneau (August 11th) to shade light on this, and Trollrock has just answered to confirm the band will be giving an ELECTRIC SHOW in Norway on July 29th.

We’re still awaiting feedbacks from Marbella & Landerneau, though it now makes almost no doubt that these summer festivals won’t be acoustic shows.

Only their performance on May 1st in Wrocław remains a mystery as it’s taking place in an indoor venue and just one day before the beginning of the acoustic tour in Berlin…

We’ll let you know as soon as we hear back from other festivals, Poland included.

Last but not least, thanks to Atle, from Trollrock, for this information.


UPDATE#1 (Feb.21):
LANDERNEAU answered us to confirm the band will be giving an ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE at their festival too on August 11th!
A major THANK YOU to Carol, from Landerneau.


UPDATE#2 (still Feb.21):
Same for the FOUR ITALIAN SHOWS in Piazzola sul Brenta, Firenze, Roma and Cattolica.
Livenation Italia just confirmed these performances will be electric.
A major THANK YOU to Andrea, from Live Nation Italia.

We’re now awaiting feedbacks from Marbella (Spain), Wrocław (Poland), Cantanhede (Portugal).

Some new summer European shows for The Cranberries

February 17, 2017  |  Comments Off on Some new summer European shows for The Cranberries  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Seems like the summer will be very intense for the band as some more dates are being added every week on The Cranberries summer 2017 tour:

Yesterday, the band announced they will be playing Guitar Guinness Record (Thanks Jimi Festival!) in Wrocław, Poland on May 1st, as you can see on this link.

A new date was just confirmed this morning at Expofacic Festival in Cantanhede, Portugal on August 3rd.

Just like Marbella (Spain), Landerneau (France) and Trollrock (Norway), none of these festivals are mentioning a string quartet. It is thus yet unclear whether these performances will be performed acoustically or not, though we can note the concert on May 1st is taking place indoor.
Our team is trying to get in touch with these festivals to shade light on this.

Keep on checking our website for more info!

BREAKING NEWS: “Why” is the new The Cranberries single! (well, probably)

February 11, 2017  |  Comments Off on BREAKING NEWS: “Why” is the new The Cranberries single! (well, probably)  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday The Cranberries did a press conference before their first show in Cancún, Mexico. During that press conference, Dolores O’Riordan revealed interesting information!

According to Dolores, the first single from the upcoming acoustic album is going to be called “Why“, and The Cranberries are going to film the video for “Why” in Europe!

So… for many years we had “How”… and now we’ll have “Why”! 😉

IMPORTANT NOTE: the sound quality of press conference video is quite poor, so it’s possible that Dolores’ words were misheard.

Dolores also mentioned that the new photoshoot the Cranberries did in Mexico is going to be used for the album’s sleeve (it’s something we’ve already reported before here).

Sources: video 1, video 2

The Cranberries European acoustic tour: update on ticket sales

February 11, 2017  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries European acoustic tour: update on ticket sales  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Since yesterday morning, all concerts that are part of the acoustic European tour have gone on sale; a good occasion to review the situation, especially as some shows sold out within few minutes/hours.

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, this post might help you !

UPDATE on February 14th :

MAY
May 02: BERLIN => Tickets still available on Ticketmaster.de
May 04: PARIS => Tickets still available in all categories but cat. 3 on GDP.fr
May 05: PARIS => Almost sold out, only a very few golden seats left on GDP.fr
May 07: ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE => Tickets still available in all categories on Rockhal’s website
May 08: BRUXELLES => SOLD OUT in all points of sale
May 10: AMSTERDAM => Almost sold out, only a very few platinum tickets left (first 4 rows) on Ticketmaster.nl
May 12: LILLE => SOLD OUT in all points of sale (first show to sell out, congrats Lille 😀 !!!)
May 17: BELFAST => SOLD OUT in all points of sale
May 18: DUBLIN => SOLD OUT in all points of sale
May 20: LONDON => SOLD OUT in all points of sale
May 22: BRISTOL => Almost sold out, only a few platinum tickets left on Ticketmaster.co.uk
May 24: GATESHEAD => Tickets still available in all points of sale
May 25: GLASGOW => Tickets still available in all points of sale
May 27: YORK => Almost sold out, only a few platinum tickets left on Ticketmaster.co.uk
May 28: MANCHESTER => Almost sold out, only a few platinum tickets left on Ticketmaster.co.uk
May 30: TOURS => Tickets still available in all categories but cat. 3 on GDP.fr
May 31: LYON  => Tickets still available in all categories on GDP.fr

JUNE
June 02: NANTES => Tickets still available in all categories on GDP.fr
June 04: BARCELONA => Tickets still available in all categories but cat. 1 on this link
June 05: MADRID => Tickets still available in all categories but cat. 1 on this link
June 07: MARSEILLE => Tickets still available in all categories on GDP.fr
June 09: STRASBOURG => Tickets still available in all categories on GDP.fr
June 10: GENEVE => Tickets still available in all categories on Ticketcorner.ch
June 12: MILANO => SOLD OUT in all points of sale

So… who’s going where 🙂 ?

BREAKING NEWS: the cover of the next album almost revealed (UPDATED)

February 10, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

During the first show in Cancún tonight Dolores announced before the last song (Dreams) that the band did a photo shoot yesterday, Thursday February 9th in Puerto Morelos, and the picture will be used for the cover of the next album. It is unclear whether this picture will be used as the cover of the greatest hits album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra or the completely new one that is expected afterwards?

Amazing fact, earlier today, an amateur photo of this photo shoot appeared on the internet. Facebook user Cesar Enrique Vera, the guy who took it randomly, didn’t know what was at stake when he captured this moment, he was just there at the right place, at the right time. Masterpiece!

Listen to Dolores’ speech starting at 07:12 on the video below recorded by Cranberries Mexico

#TheCranberries en Cancún (Viernes)

Posted by Cranberries MEXICO on Freitag, 10. Februar 2017


UPDATE Feb.11:
Cranberries Mexico was lucky enough to talk about the photo shoot with Fergal, who mentioned that the picture was taken by none other than Andy Earl (who’s very famous in The Cranberries world in case you don’t know) and that they’re not sure whether the photo will be the cover or not, though it should definitely be part of the artwork.

The Cranberries in Cancún – show #1 – Live review

February 10, 2017  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are about to take the stage in Cancún, Mexico
2 days ago they rehearsed for the show:

and yesterday they had a photo shoot in Puerto Morelos.
A non professional and behind the scenes photo surfaced today posted by Cesar Enrique Vera on his Facebook account who just was at the right place on the right time:

Around 6:30/ 7:00 PM today (local time) the band did a press conference:

(There is a periscope video on this link)

and before that (or just after? unclear!), there was a Meet and Greet with a few lucky fans who won the official meet and greet contest:

Now time for the show, fans just entered the venue and the first pictures inside are appearing:

Remember it is a dinner-concert around tables and everyone seated! Quite weird!
Our friends at Cranberries Mexico will try to video broadcast live on CranMex YouTube starting hopefully very soon.

Tonight’s menu:

Will you succeed to read tonight’s setlist?

8:58 PM (local time)
There is a live feed on periscope on THIS LINK

9:04 PM
Show just started: Analyse, Animal, Linger…
3 periscopes for now:
PERICOPE 1  PERISCOPE 2 PERISCOPE 3

9:20 PM
CRANMEX PERISCOPE
When you’re gone, Just my Imagination, Ode To My Family…

9:35 PM
Free to decide, I cant be with you, conduct…

9:55 PM
Desperate andy, schizophrenic playboys, salvation, ridiculous thoughts…

10:05 PM
Zombie. Encore: You and Me (it seems that Empty as seen on the setlist was skipped)…

10:15 PM
Promises, Dreams. Outro (Exodus by Bob Marley) END OF SHOW total length 75 minutes
BREAKING NEWS: before the last song Dolores announced that the band did a photo shoot yesterday and it will be the cover of the next album.

Setlist… Empty was skipped.

Landerneau: another Cranberries show announced in France

February 7, 2017  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Not a surprise for this one, The Cranberries will play festival “Fête du Bruit dans Landerneau” in Landerneau, France on August 11, 2017.
As you may remember, The Cranberries had to cancel their show last year and the promoter wanted to have them back.

This show deserves a separate news mostly because tickets are not sold through the French promoter’s website (yet?) and is not presented as an acoustic performance like the May/June tour. The artwork does not include any violin. Same thing for the very first show that appeared online last week in Marbella, Spain: it is unclear whether or not these shows are part of the acoustic tour, but we have reasons to think they are not.
So… what’s your opinion? Do you believe these 2 shows are gonna be acoustic with the string quartet or electric ones?

Tickets on sale now. €38.30 / €46.30

Source: Fnacspectacles.com

Ticket presales: when and where

February 7, 2017  |  Comments Off on Ticket presales: when and where  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As you may know ticket general release for the European shows is set to this Friday, February 10.
However a lot of different presales will happen every day until Friday.
And it started this morning with France, on the promoter’s website where a pre-presale is still available right now. The French shows will then have a presale tomorrow on Ticketmaster and then general onsale on Friday 10.

Here below, in order date by date, presales known so far (when there is), and we’ll try to keep you updated as much as we can.

MAY
May 02: BERLIN => Presale Feb.8 at 10:00 AM on Livenation.de and Ticketmaster.de
May 04: PARIS => Presale already available on GDP.fr
May 05: PARIS => Presale already available on GDP.fr
May 07: ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE => No presale, general onsale Feb.10 at 10:00 AM, rockhal’s website
May 08: BRUXELLES => No presale, general onsale Feb.10 at 11:00 AM  LINK1  LINK2
May 10: AMSTERDAM => No presale, general onsale Feb.10 at 10:00 AM, on Ticketmaster.nl
May 12: LILLE => Presale already available on GDP.fr
May 17: BELFAST => No presale, general onsale Feb.10 at 9:00 AM on Ticketmaster
May 18: DUBLIN => No presale, general onsale Feb.10 at 9:00 AM  on Ticketmaster
May 20: LONDON => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 22: BRISTOL => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 24: GATESHEAD => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 25: GLASGOW => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 27: YORK => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 28: MANCHESTER => Presale Feb.9 at 10:00 AM on AmazonTickets
May 30: TOURS => Presale already available on GDP.fr
May 31: LYON  => Presale already available on GDP.fr

JUNE
June 02: NANTES => Presale already available on GDP.fr
June 04: BARCELONA => No presale, general onsale possibly Feb.10 at 10:00 AM (?) this link
June 05: MADRID => No presale, general onsale possibly Feb.10 at 10:00 AM (?) this link
June 07: MARSEILLE => Presale already available on GDP.fr
June 09: STRASBOURG => Presale already available on GDP.fr
June 10: GENEVE => Presale Feb.8 at 10:00 AM on Ticketcorner.ch
June 12: MILANO =>  Presale Feb.8 at 10:00 AM on Livenation.it

If you have more info let us know!
All other general onsales can be found on the cranberries official website
All seated, even front row, at all shows.

The Cranberries in concert with a string quartet, European dates announced (UPDATED)

February 6, 2017  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will perform their greatest hits acoustically with a string quartet.
After Marbella announced last week, more European dates appeared today, for now Germany, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, UK, Ireland and more Spain:

MAY
May 02: BERLIN – Admiralspalast
May 04: PARIS – Olympia
May 05: PARIS – Olympia
May 07: ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE – Rockhal
May 08: BRUXELLES – Cirque Royal
May 10: AMSTERDAM – Koninklijk Theater Carré
May 12: LILLE – Le Nouveau Siècle
May 17: BELFAST – Waterfront
May 18: DUBLIN – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
May 20: LONDON – Palladium
May 22: BRISTOL – Colston Hall
May 24: GATESHEAD  – Sage
May 25: GLASGOW – Royal Concert Hall
May 27: YORK – Barbican
May 28: MANCHESTER – Bridgewater Hall
May 30: TOURS – Le Vinci
May 31: LYON  – Amphithéatre, Cité Internationale

JUNE
June 02: NANTES – Cité des Congrès
June 04: BARCELONA – Auditori del Forum
June 05: MADRID – Wizink Center / The Box
June 07: MARSEILLE – Le Silo
June 09: STRASBOURG – Palais des Congrès, Salle Erasme
June 10: GENEVE – Theatre du Léman
June 12: MILANO –  Teatro degli Arcimboldi

MORE DATES IN JULY/AUGUST POSSIBLY NOT PART OF THE ACOUSTIC TOUR

JULY
July 29: BEITOSTOLEN (Norway) – Trollrock

AUGUST
August 05: MARBELLA – Starlite Festival
August 11: LANDERNEAU – Fête du Bruit dans Landerneau

Posssibly more dates will appear soon.
Tickets will go on sale next Friday, February 10 except Italy Feb. 9
Presales: Feb.8 (for a few shows!)

Here is the artwork for the Paris shows:


…and the one for Barcelona and Madrid:

…and for UK:

Sources: GDPStereolab, Rock on, Doctor Music, Ticketmaster.nl, Livenation.co.uk, Livenation.it


EDIT:
More artworks, Berlin and Belfast:


OFFICIAL TOUR ARTWORK POSTED ON THE CRANBERRIES FACEBOOK:

First Cranberries summer 2017 show announced

February 2, 2017  |  4 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

We all were expecting this, it’s finally confirmed!
The Cranberries will be touring Europe this summer following the release of their “Greatest Hits” album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, due late April, early May 2017.

Festival Starlite, in Marbella (Spain) indeed confirmed a moment ago that the band will be playing on August 5th. Tickets are already on sale, price range varies from €34.10 to €223.96

Marbella’s venue:

It is unclear, when reading festival statement, whether or not the band will be touring with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, although they’re emphasizing the quality of the sound on festival site, which could mean there might be chords on stage (?)

Chances are quite high we should soon hear from festival Fête du Bruit in Landerneau (France) where The Cranberries canceled their performance last summer. The festival mentioned several times they would be very happy to welcome them for their 2017 edition, and had already started discussing with their agent this autumn.

Flight attendant to proceed against Dolores after 2014 incident

January 8, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Other News, The Cranberries

According to an article appeared this morning on The Business Post, Carmel Coyne, the flight attendant whose foot got injured during the Aer Lingus 2014 incident, has started a legal action against Dolores. High Court proceedings were filed last Wednesday and, according to the Business Post, Aer Lingus is listed as defendant as well.

We wait to get more information regarding the matter.

“Evilenko” colored vinyl: first image

January 4, 2017  |  Comments Off on “Evilenko” colored vinyl: first image  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As you may remember the Evilenko OST will make its vinyl debut next week and here comes today the first image of the cover and colored LP. Thanks to rustbladerecords Instagram.

Last day of recording for The Cranberries new album (UPDATED)

January 3, 2017  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Quite a cool news this morning as the band announced on their socials that today is the last day of recording of their new album.

As you may know, the band confirmed in an interview given in Peru that they would release an acoustic “greatest hits” album of their songs re-recorded with the Irish Chamber Orchestra this year. Let’s note this one should include three completely new songs.

Although they also mentioned in this interview that they would then work on a new album, there’s no doubt the one they’re about to finish to record today is the “best of” album.

Indeed, although our team did not mention it earlier as we do not like to share content from the band’s private socials (we apologize in advance for doing so today), Noel Hogan recently posted a picture on his Instagram account with the words “New parts” on which we can see an acoustic guitar and a couple of songs on a sheet of paper: Dreams, Pretty, Fire & Soul, Electric Blue and Shattered.

It’s quite cool to see that Electric Blue should be part of the album as the song is among the 15 tracks fans let us know they’d like to hear with a new Irish Chamber Orchestra arrangement when we asked them in a poll what would be the tracks they’d like the band to re-record on this occasion.
You can see this poll result on this page.

EDIT 1:35 PM (UTC):
2 photos in studio have just been posted on The Cranberries Instagram account:
“Last day of Band recording”


UPDATE JAN.05:

New pic today on The Cranberries Instagram entitled “String session” and located at Cauldron Studios.

And on Twitter Noel Hogan added the following words“After a quiet few weeks on here I am back to work. Strings today for the new Cranberries album. Last day of recording on this album.”

 

The Cauldron Recording Studios in Dublin (the building with ivy all over):

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