“Have a happy and safe New Year”

January 1, 2017  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

“Have a happy and safe New Year!
With love Andy Rourke, Dolores O’ Riordan, Olé Koretsky, DARK”

This message with the above photo was posted earlier today by D.A.R.K. on their social media. Definitely a good way to start 2017!

However, it’s not clear whether or not this picture was taken last night. Taking a look at Dana Distortion’s Instagram account, there’s no sign Dolores and Olé were attending the same party as Andy. We’re not 100% sure as it does look like the background is quite similar on both photos, plus Andy seems to be dressed almost the same… if any of you have more info, let us know!


EDIT 06:05 PM (UTC):

Small update to emphasise that it actually does seem that both photos were taken yesterday on NYE in the “Night of Joy” bar located in New York City. Proof could come from the well hidden person on the very left of the pic who highly looks like Olé! So we can even imagine that Dolores took the picture as she does not appear on it, and Dana happens to be in the very center.

Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan 45 years old today!

December 25, 2016  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan 45 years old today!  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan, The Cranberries

HO HO HO!
It’s now midnight in Ireland and it’s December 25, 2016.
It’s not only Santa’s day, it’s also someone’s birthday.

So Happy Birthday to Noel Hogan, 45 years old today.
Have a good one man.

Noel, last week in Perú
(Photo credit: Festival Vivo X El Rock)

…and Merry Christmas to all of you out there in The Cranberries world.

Pledge Music to satisfy signed Science Agrees vinyl orders in the upcoming days

December 22, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Good news for D.A.R.K. fans who had ordered a signed Science Agrees vinyl and were still waiting for the item to be delivered. After several complaints, Pledge is finally keeping customers updated on their order in the below email:

To all customers still awaiting their orders,

We know some of you have been waiting far longer than you should have for your signed copy of D.A.R.K.’s Science Agrees. This has been due to a number of factors, including the initial shipment of signed stock arriving at our warehouse damaged, and then the time it has taken to get new stock delivered whilst replacement signings happened at the band’s separate locations around the world.

At one point, due to the issues above and other logistical problems, we thought we would never receive more stock and would have to refund you all. However, we are happy tell you we are expecting a limited amount of stock to cover outstanding orders to finally arrive into our warehouse tomorrow (December 23rd) and for shipping to take place as soon as possible. You will receive a notification email once your item ships, but what with the exceptionally busy time of year, we expect this to be in early January.

PledgeMusic and the band apologise profusely for the wait you have endured. We know it has not been good enough, but we hope to get your long awaited signed album to you asap.

Thank you for your continued patience,
PledgeMusic.

This is definitely a HUGE relief as Pledge Music had actually started refunding some of us early December because of stock shortage.

Let’s hope everyone will receive the exclusive items they have ordered more than 8 months ago now.

And thumbs up to the Pledge Music team – once in a while does no harm 😉 – who happened to be very attentive to fans complaints (we can tell for sure as one member of our team was among the disappointed fans who contacted them to express their dissatisfaction).

If some of you are still awaiting for some news from Pledge, drop us (or DoloreO’RiordanSpain Facebook) a word to see if we can help you reaching out to them.

 

The Cranberries in concert in Lima tonight – LIVE REPORT

December 17, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in concert in Lima tonight – LIVE REPORT  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here we go! The fans just entered the festival VIVO X EL ROCK and the very first pictures appeared on the internet. This post will be updated all day/night long.

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The Cranberries Peru Facebook
“A unos minutos de que empieze el festival!! A esperar a The Cranberries”

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carolina_vilca Instagram

sonidoswv Instagram

We are rock with soledad Gomez #vivoxelrock8

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Ed Sheeran Twitter

lilichalco Instagram

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Now Simple Plan.
Next Sum41 and Garbage.

Sunset during Sum41

Now Garbage

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOI7Y7CgLeY/?tagged=garbage

 

Seguimos con Garbage en el Vivo Por el Rock 8
#SomosVivoXElRock

Posted by Oxigeno on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

Garbage… Facebook Live Feed NOW!!!

 

GARBAGE II

Posted by Miguel Olave on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

OTHER SOURCE: Garbage live on Periscope

Now Papa Roach… next on “Monster stage” THE CRANBERRIES

Papa Roach is now over, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are now playing on the other stage.
THE CRANBERRIES ARE NEXT…
Still 30/40 minutes to go.
There might be a live video feed, Periscope and/or Facebook Live.

THE CRANBERRIES LIVE:

 

#TheCranberries en el #VivoXElRock8

Posted by 3QF on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

SETLIST SO FAR:
ANALYSE
ANIMAL INSTINCT
LINGER
WHEN YOU’RE GONE
JUST MY IMAGINATION
ODE TO MY FAMILY
FREE TO DECIDE
I CAN’T BE WITH YOU
CONDUCT
DESPERATE ANDY
SCHIZOPHRENIC PLAYBOYS
SALVATION
RIDICULOUS THOUGHTS
ZOMBIE

YOU AND ME
PROMISES
DREAMS

 

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Posted by Carlos Peralta on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

 

#thecranberries #vivoxelrock8 #peru #rock

A video posted by Lisseth VL (@karina_lisseth25) on

 

PERISCOPE LINK

 

 

Cranberries en el VivoXElRock

Posted by 3QF on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

 

Posted by Carlos Peralta on Saturday, 17 December 2016

 

PERISCOPE LINK#2

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOJhfCzjMqc/?tagged=vivoxelrock8

 

PERISCOPE LINK #3

The show is now over, the band played approximately 1h20.
As announced earlier Olé Koretsky indeed did replace Dolores on guitar. What a great surprise.

THANK YOU… GOODNIGHT!

Is Olé Koretsky going to perform with The Cranberries tonight?

December 17, 2016  |  Comments Off on Is Olé Koretsky going to perform with The Cranberries tonight?  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

This is the day for Peruvian fans!
The Cranberries are about to take the stage of VIVO X EL ROCK tonight.
The big question is: Could Olé be a new additional guitarist on the show?
Indeed, as you may have noticed on yesterday’s soundcheck pictures, Olé could be seen with Dolores’ Free To Decide guitar (?) behind Noel, next to Johanna.

This wouldn’t be too surprising as the last 4 shows of The Cranberries -Landerneau FR and the three Cancun MX- had to be cancelled due to Dolores’ back problems.
Olé could thus be replacing Dolores on guitar on songs such as Free To Decide, Zombie, I Can’t Be With You, Dreaming My Dreams, Promises…

Tonight’s concert will tell!
Cranberries World team will try to cover the show live with pics and videos found on the internet.

The Cranberries Lima’s concert D-1

December 16, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play tomorrow in Lima and to say the least, they’ve gotten very busy days. A lot of new things appeared today on the internet. Still a lot of pictures posted by the fans, the band doing soundcheck this afternoon on festival site and a new photoshoot by the official photographer of the festival. Dolores also tweeted a photo taken from her balcony, nice view on fans waiting for her downstairs. 2 new interviews with Noel and Fergal from yesterday have also been published… and the day is not completely over in Lima!

Festival Vivo El Rock Facebook

The Cranberries Instagram

Johanna – whiteprism Instagram

Photoshoot by the official photographer of the Festival Vivo X El Rock

The official photographer Francisco Medina with Dolores (during Meet & Greet yesterday)

Dolores and Olé on Balcony (Flavio Andreé on Twitter)
“please come here Dolores”

Dolores and Olé on Balcony – CLOSE-UP (Alejandro Salas Gonzales on Facebook)

Dolores’s tweet replying to fans
“Hola Lima!”

Now the interviews:
The first new interview was published on Conciertos Peru Facebook:

Entrevista a The Cranberries

Conversamos con The Cranberries antes del show que darán este sábado en el Festival “VIVO X El ROCK” 8.

Más info: https://goo.gl/ALyWPn

Posted by Conciertos Perú on Friday, 16 December 2016

 

In this interview Noel and Fergal are talking about the Vivo El Rock festival -Fergal would like to see Garbage- the setlist being a mix of everything a sort of a best-of, the touring process much more balanced now than in the past, the music industry these days, Brexit and the busy year ahead with new album and new tour starting in Europe for the beginning of the year and after that possibly South America

The second new interview was published on ElComercio.pe but it’s all translated in Spanish and we can’t even hear the voices of Noel and Fergal. No idea what they are talking about!

New pics of The Cranberries with fans in Perú (3 UPDATES)

December 15, 2016  |  Comments Off on New pics of The Cranberries with fans in Perú (3 UPDATES)  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Perú, Perú, Perú… this is definitely your time!
Today The Cranberries -all of them- met fans at Hotel y Casino Los Delfines in Lima. A lot of photos and signings were done. Here’s a few of them… possibly more to come later.

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Alvarodg19 added 24-hours later a video of Dolores entering the Meet & Greet room

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOGIWXfAljb/

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UPDATE DEC.16:
A lot more pictures with fans yesterday Dec.15 -this time not from the meet & greet- were shared on Facebook by David Elieser Alvarez (click on each photo for larger view), also to credit alfonsorley Instagram and Gonzo Garcia Facebook.

     


UPDATE DEC.17:
More photos from yesterday Dec.16:

  


UPDATE DEC.19:
More photos; VARIOUS

 

BREAKING: Noel & Fergal doing medias this morning – New album in May 2017

December 15, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Noel & Fergal gave interviews this morning at Hotel Los Delfines San Isidro and 2 pictures have been published on The Cranberries Instagram account:

You can watch a 8 min video below:
Source: Publimetro

 

#ENVIVO con los integrantes de #THECRANBERRIES

Posted by Publimetro on Thursday, 15 December 2016

 

In this interview, the guys talk about how it is to play festival with other bands on the bill, their setlist for Saturday’s show, audiences that don’t speak English: “…audiences that don’t speak English have never been an issue… a good song has its own translation…”.

They also explain the importance of a producer when making a record and… MENTION THE NEW ALBUM-(!!!) : We have almost finished recording a new album, it’s a kind of reworking of some of our older songs with acoustic kind of style, and working with a quartet from the Irish Chamber Orchestra. And there’s 3 new songs, completely new, as well as some other songs like Linger and Dreams. That’s gonna be released next year in May I think”

Fergal then says they’re “gonna be doing some touring with that” and are also “writing for a new album, a completely new album after that one“.

SO EXCITING!


Carla Diaz, possibly another journalist with the boys this morning. Photo posted on her Instagram account:

The Cranberries rehearsing in Lima today

December 14, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries rehearsing in Lima today  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The first pictures of the boys in Lima were posted by The Cranberries on their Instagram account just a few minutes ago. The band was rehearsing today at La Fabrika Records for the upcoming show next Saturday at Festival Vivo El Rock 8.

Johanna (back vocals) posted on her Instagram story a very short video (or rather just a photo effect) recorded during this first rehearsal day. The Cranberries Brasil made a screen capture:

The Cranberries have arrived in Perú (UPDATED)

December 13, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The first pictures of Dolores and Olé Koretsky arriving in Perú today were published on elcomercio.pe

Last Saturday, December 10, Noel Hogan posted on twitter: “Back on the road for one last show this year. Playing Peru this time next week, one quick stop in NYC on the way.”

And 2 days later he posted another short message: “Off I go” with a picture of a flight map London-New York

 

MORE PICS:

Thanks to cabezahuecape and DORSpain


UPDATE DEC.14:
More pictures, thanks to Cranberries Perú

Yesterday Noel twitted from JFK international Airport in NYC: “That’s New York done, next stop Lima.”
…and twitted again when arrived: “Hello Lima”

Johanna and Mikey Freedom Hart have also arrived in Perú and posted pictures from Lima this Wednesday afternoon:

Still no pics from the boys yet 🙁
Hopefully soon!

“No Need To Argue” colored vinyl reissue: 2 versions (UPDATED)

December 11, 2016  |  Comments Off on “No Need To Argue” colored vinyl reissue: 2 versions (UPDATED)  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

It seems like there is an unexpected new item on sale on Runt.com
As you know they announced they would sell some NNTA “cranberry colored vinyl” limited editon starting from September 2016, though two fans recently noticed that they were actually selling one “cranberry” color and one “plum red” color.

The below pictures show the difference between the two:

Thank you to Andrea and Dominestar for noticing.


UPDATE DEC.23:
Some members of our team received their “Cranberry Red” and “Plum Red” colored LP’s.
How to recognize them? Easy, you can’t make any mistake. First they have a different catalog number: PLA 2021 for Cranberry and PLA 2022 for Plum. Secondly, they have different stickers on their cover and the Cranberry sticker is always located on the top center whereas the Plum one is always on the top left. Here below close-up photos.

“Science Agrees” signed vinyls: where is Olé taking us to? (4 UPDATES)

December 10, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

As you may have noticed, some of Olé Koretsky’s very cool signatures on Science Agrees vinyls feature some geographic coordinates.
Let’s thus have a bit of fun finding out where Olé is taking us, sometimes even inviting fans to travel in time!

VINYL #1 (thanks to electro1979)

This one makes fans land in Australia, in a residential area: 2 Hewlett St, Bronte NSW 2024.
As Olé mentions the year 1988 and signs “TIME TRAVEL”, we can imagine this could be the place where he spent his childhood? Very mysterious!

VINYL #2 (thanks to peepee173)

“TIME TRAVEL”
Another puzzling one that leads fans to Miami Beach in Florida, USA: 7601 Atlantic Way, Miami Beach, FL 33141, USA. Seems like Olé is again inviting us to travel in time back to 2005.

VINYL #3 (thanks to PT)

“WE’LL GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME”
Wondering where the Science Agrees vinyls were signed? This one possibly shades light on this question as GPS coordinates point to the Londonian suburds: 12 Swainson Rd, London W3 7XB, UK.
Looking for this address on the Internet will reveal these are Cooking Vinyl offices!
Note the big “KO” on his face… rather cool, isn’t it?

VINYL #4 (thanks to raulovinyl)

“ON MY WAY”
This one is quite funny as Olé mentions he is “on his way” to this destination, which happens to be none other but Shannon Airport, near Limerick in Ireland.
Have safe flights, Olé 😉
Double “KO” on his face on this one !

VINYL #5 (thanks to Andrea)

 

“GETTING WARMER”
With this new one sent by Andrea from Italia, Olé sends us to Venice beach, Los Angeles.
Not too much of a surprising destination, let us remember Dolores has/had (?) a flat at Marina del Ray and was spotted on this beach in February 2015.

VINYL #6 (thanks to Mario A.)

 

Another cool “TIME TRAVEL” signed LP. Hard to see it on this picture but 1991 is written on Olé’s face.
The coordinates point to the following address: 1633 79th St, Brooklyn, NY 11214, USA.
Looking at the street view picture on the right, you’ll see a building that looks like a school. Was it Olé’s school (kindergarten?) when he was a child back in 1991?
Possibly, unless he wants us to see the opposite side of the street and the multifamily residential? Could be a place where he grew up….

VINYL #7 (thanks to Richard)


“…CLOSER THAN YOU THINK”
No coordinates on this one but as Richard says: “Pretty cool”

VINYL #8 (thanks to cranfandy)

 

“SEE YOU AT SIX”
A rendez-vous? How cool!
These coordinates are leading us to 1 Highwood Avenue, Tenafly, NJ 07670, USA.
Looks like a small mall with three restaurants (Sushi, Café & Grill, Vietnamese) a clothing shop for children (Party Girl), a jeweler (Charmed) and a hair salon (BBC Salon).
Where do you think Olé is inviting us? Are we up for a dinner, a jewel, or a haircut?
Our guess is on a restaurant… or wasn’t Olé working as a hairdresser at one point though?

VINYL #9 (thanks to cranmex)

 

“ARCTIC  OK  THANK YOU”
Just like Richard LP, this one has no coordinates and may be related to travels.
Possibly Arctic is such an exact position itself that it doesn’t need any GPS coordinates!
So travelling to the Arctic ??!!? …  let’s go 🙂
Another cool message for sure.

Feel free to send us a picture of yours, the more we get pieces of the puzzle, the funnier it is.
And most of all, thanks to Olé for this cool treasure hunt.

Pledge Music – from disappointment to disappointment…

November 30, 2016  |  8 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

What a very disappointing news for fans who had ordered D.A.R.K.’s “Science Agrees” Screen Print on Pledge Music almost 8 months ago now: the platform is about to refund fans as “unfortunately, not enough orders were placed to meet the requirements for a minimum run to be manufactured

What’s all the more unsatisfying is that -once again- Pledge Music failed to inform fans about it (and to proceed to refunds). Cranberries World’s team got to learn about it today through a fan who emailed Pledge Music to complain as he had still not received the ordered items.
Quite unprofessional taking into account orders have been closed since September 9th… time to realize “not enough orders were placed” on November 30th !!!
They let the fan know they “will therefore be refunding [him] for this item” and “are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and will process [his] refund ASAP.”

Not to mention that this is another loss of money for foreign fans who bought this signed screen print in March when British pound was rather high, and who are going to be refunded now the pound has significantly decreased. Thank you Pledge, thank you Brexit!

Although we’re really excited about the signed vinyl -especially as Olé is treating fans with cool messages as you can see on the below pictures- we have to emphasize Pledge Music’s lame services: release date postponed three times, fans pre-ordered items damaged in the process of delivery, finally delivered almost three months after general sale…

This excellent album has been cursed, to say the least 🙁

Signed LP’s now on their way… and some of them have (already) arrived:

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credit: marcantoinepanda Instagram

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credit: cehooperradio Instagram

Here’s the Pledge Music message as received:

Hi,
Thank you for your patience waiting for your Signed Screen Print from D.A.R.K.
Unfortunately, not enough orders were placed to meet the requirements for a minimum run to be manufactured and we will therefore be refunding you for this item. We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and will process your refund ASAP.
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service team via your order here – pledgemusic.com/pledges.
Kind regards,
PledgeMusic

(SPOIL) Possible setlist for the next Cranberries show in Lima, Peru

November 29, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Do not read below if you don’t wanna be spoiled as this is possibly the setlist for the next Cranberries show in Lima, Peru. The source comes from Johanna (back vocals) who posted on her Instagram (Story) account a short video filmed during the Cranberries rehearsals yesterday at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio in Limerick. At the very end of the video appears the setlist and The Cranberries Brasil did a screen capture below, so thanks to them for noticing!
For those who don’t necessarily follow The Cranberries on social medias everyday, you have to know that the whole band -including Dolores- has been rehearsing in Limerick for over a week now for the upcoming show in Peru next month. You can find a few pictures of these rehearsals on The Cranberries Instagram account.

Setlist off Johanna’s video:

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For those who can’t read:

Analyse
Animal
Wanted
Linger
When You Gone
Dreaming My Dreams
Just My Imagination
Ode
Loud And Clear
Free To Decide
Can’t Be With You
Conduct
Desperate Andy
Playboys
Salvation
Ridiculous
Zombie

Empty
You And Me
Promises
Dreams

 

Well, this is not really a proper spoil as this is the same set as the European shows this summer. Fans in Peru probably won’t be disappointed as they haven’t seen the band live for almost 7 years. Remember that The Cranberries didn’t visit the South American continent with their Roses Tour and the last time the band played in Lima was during the Reunion Tour in February 2010. This setlist will probably look fresh for all the fans over there.

“Cooking Vinyl 30th Anniversary Boxset” featuring The Cranberries

November 29, 2016  |  Comments Off on “Cooking Vinyl 30th Anniversary Boxset” featuring The Cranberries  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

To celebrate their 30th anniversary Cooking Vinyl have released a boxset featuring 70 artists/70 tracks from the last 3 decades. One of these tracks is the song Tomorrow off the album Roses by The Cranberries.
Both available on LP and CD, the boxsets are limited to 1000 in total.
Also available on digital platforms like iTunes or Spotify.
All proceeds go to charity.

CD Boxset: £63 + shipping
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LP Boxset: £90 + shipping
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CD One: 1986 – 1995
1. Oysterband – Hal An Tow (Step Outside 1986)
2. The Happy End – The Ballad Of John Henry (Resolution 1987)
3. Paul Kelly – Bradman (Under The Sun 1987)
4. S.E. Rogie – My Lovely Elizabeth (Palm Wine Guitar Music 1988)
5. Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane (The Trinity Revisited 2007)
6. Ewan MacColl – Dirty Old Town (Black and White 1990)
7. The Barely Works – Byker Hill (The Big Beat 1990)
8. Tom Robinson – War Baby (Living In A Boom Time 1992)
9. Goats Don’t Shave – Viva Las Vegas (The Rusty Razor 1992)
10. Bhundu Boys – Radio Africa (Friends On The Road 1993)
11. Jackie Leven – Call Mother A Lonely Field (The Mystery Of Love… 1994)
12. Poison Girls – Old Tarts Song (Statement Box Set 1995)
13. The Mekons – (Sometimes I Feel Like) Fletcher Christian (Heaven & Hell 2004)
14. Ron Sexsmith – Get In Line (Long Player, Late Bloomer 2011)
15. Billy Bragg – The Space Race Is Over (William Bloke 1996)

CD Two: 1996 – 2005
1. Carter U.S.M. – And God Created Brixton (A World Without Dave 1997)
2. The Wedding Present – Montreal (Saturnalia 1996)
3. Ani DiFranco – Both Hands (Ani DiFranco 1997)
4. Chuck Prophet – New Year’s Day (Homemade Blood 1997)
5. Bert Jansch – Toy Balloon (Toy Balloon 1998)
6. Madder Rose – Overflow (Hello June Fool 1999)
7. Prolapse – fob.com (Ghosts of Dead Aeroplanes 1999)
8. The Lilac Time – Nursery Walls (Looking For A Day In The Night 1999)
9. Luke Vibert and B. J. Cole – Swing Lite – Alright (Stop The Panic 2000)
10. Frank Black – Robert Onion (Dog In The Sand 2001)
11. Echo and The Bunnymen – Make Me Shine (Flowers 2001)
12. The Church – Seen It Coming (After Everything Now This 2002)
13. Obi – Somewhere Nicer (Magic Land Of Radio 2002)
14. Richard Thompson – She Said It Was Destiny (The Old Kitbag 2003)
15. Hayseed Dixie – Ace of Spades (Let There Be Rockgrass 2004)
16. Camper Van Beethoven – Take The Skinheads Bowling (Telephone Free…2004)
17. American Music Club – Ladies and Gentlemen (Love Songs For Patriots)
18. Grant-Lee Phillips – Mona Lisa (Virginia Creeper)

CD Three: 2006 – 2016 Part. 1
1. Underworld – Scribble (Barking 2010)
2. Audio Bullys – Only Man (Higher Than The Eiffel 2010)
3. Get Cape Wear Cape Fly – Collapsing Cities feat. Shy FX (Get Cape…2010)
4. Groove Armada – I Won’t Kneel (Black Light 2010)
5. Dropkick Murphy’s – Going Out In Style (Going Out In Style 2011)
6. City and Colour – Fragile Bird (Little Hell 2011)
7. Reverend and The Makers – Bassline (@Reverend_Makers 2012)
8. Amanda Palmer – Do It With A Rockstar (Theatre Is Evil 2012)
9. Madness – Never Knew Your Name (Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da 2012)
10. The View – The Clock (Cheeky For A Reason 2012)
11. The Orb – Soulman (The Observer In The Soul House 2012)
12. The Enemy – Gimme The Sign (Streets In The Sky 2012)
13. The Cranberries – Tomorrow (Roses 2012)
14. HIM – All Lips Go Blue (Tears on Tape 2013)
15. Gary Numan – I Am Dust (Splinter 2013)
16. Alison Moyet – When I Was Your Girl (The Minutes 2013)
17. Suzanne Vega – I Never Wear White (Tales From The Realm… 2014)
18. Adam Cohen – We Go Home (We Go Home 2014)
19. Seth Lakeman – The Courier (Word Of Mouth 2014)

CD Four: 2006 – 2016 Part. 2
1. The Rifles – Minute Mile (None The Wiser 2014)
2. Embrace – In The End (Embrace 2014)
3. James – Gone Baby Gone (La Petite Mort 2014)
4. Royksopp – Monument (The Inevitable End 2014)
5. The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy (The Day Is My Enemy 2015)
6. Marilyn Manson – Deep Six (The Pale Emperor 2015)
7. Carl Barat And The Jackals – Glory Days (Let It Reign 2015)
8. The Fratellis – Me And The Devil (Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied 2015)
9. Kate Miller-Heidke – Share Your Air (O’Vertigo 2015)
10. Jack Steadman and Jamie MacColl – The Young Birds (Joy Of Living 2015)
11. Stornoway – Get Low (Bonxie 2015)
12. The Proclaimers – What School? (Let’s Hear It For The Dogs 2015)
13. Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones – You Can’t Call Me Baby (Little Windows 2016)
14. Turin Brakes – Keep Me Around (Lost Property 2016)
15. Lissie – Daughters (My Wild West 2016)
16. The Cult – Hinterland (Hidden City 2016)
17. Deap Vally – Smile More (Femejism 2016)
18. Richard Ashcroft – Hold On (These People 2016)

Songs by Electrons feat. Dolores O’ Riordan coming soon

November 23, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Yesterday the musician/composer Eric Alexandrakis published on his Facebook account screenshots of what appears to be the Soundcloud pages (yet unabailable) for two songs by Electrons project, La Fine and Spectre. Eric also wrote: “I love these tracks. Coming soon.”

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A little reminder for those who forgot (it’s been awhile since we’ve heard any news from Eric)… Electrons is the name of Alexandrakis’ project which includes different musicians from bands like Duran Duran, The Cure, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and others. Dolores O’Riordan recorded her vocals for some of the Electrons’ songs, including La Fine and You Got What You Wanted.

And now it seems we are close to finally hear these tracks!

Source: Eric Alexandrakis’ Facebook page

The Cranberries rehearsing for the upcoming show in Lima, Peru (2 UPDATES)

November 22, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

This Sunday Noel Hogan posted on Twitter“First day of Cranberries rehearsal tomorrow. Peru show coming up.” And today the first photo of the rehearsals appeared on the band’s Instagram and fans discovered Mike, Dolores and crew members inside the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio located at Limerick University in Limerick, Ireland. The band already rehearsed in that studio before (for previous concerts) and even recorded there the next Cranberries album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

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UPDATE NOV.23:
Another photo of the rehearsals at Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio published today still on The Cranberries Instagram. After Mike and Dolores yesterday, now Noel and Murt (Crew member).

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UPDATE NOV.25:
Another photo into the ICO Studio with Mike and Fergal “Listening back to new tracks” posted on The Cranberries Instagram. Yes new tracks… good news!!

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Badalamenti’s Evilenko soundtrack gets first vinyl release!

October 20, 2016  |  Comments Off on Badalamenti’s Evilenko soundtrack gets first vinyl release!  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Good news for vinyl collectors, the Evilenko soundtrack will make its vinyl debut on January 13th, 2017 with a colored vinyl that should be limited to 499 copies!

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As a reminder, the 2004 OST includes two tracks featuring Dolores O’Riordan : Angels Go To Heaven and No Way Out.

The vinyl will be available for $26.00 on www.twoheadeddog.com.

Here’s how the release is described on their website:

Superb mix of melancholic melody with illusions, terror spiral to tragic climax with beautiful orchestration. A must buy for fans of Angelo Baldalamenti. features two tracks with Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries), “Angels Go to Heaven” and “No Way Out”.

Save the date if you don’t want to miss out on this.

Source: Exclaim.ca

A month after Science Agrees release

October 12, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

There is renewed hope for fans who cannot wait to see Dolores O’Riordan new project with Ole Koretsky and Andy Rourke, D.A.R.K., live !

Indeed, no later than last night, the band posted the below video on their Instagram account asking fans “which songs would you like to see played live ?

Can we thus expect the band to go on tour late 2016 – which is unlikely if The Cranberries are touring South America – or in 2017 ?

From this small and very exciting preview of the rehearsals, there’s no doubt fans will be very disappointed if the tour is not taking place as Loosen The Noose sounds brilliant here.

Let’s thus cross fingers we’ll be lucky enough to see them live in the upcoming months/year, and that we’ll get to see more of this video filmed during the rehearsals too.

Let’s also note that the Cranberries World poll “What’s your favorite track on Science Agrees?” has now ended, interestingly showing that High Fashion clearly stands out as the ONE song most Cranberries fans consider as their favorite on the album with a high score of 35% !

The second song that received quite a lot of votes too is Gunfight (23%), which is not so surprising taking into account fans comments when the song was released. What a blast !

The two winners are closely followed by Loosen The Noose (20%) and Watch Out (16%).

You can see the poll results by clicking here, a good preview for the band to know which songs fans would like to hear live 😉

 

Noel Hogan at the “BMI London Awards 2016” (UPDATED)

October 10, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan, The Cranberries

It all started a few days ago, on October 7th, when Noel Hogan twittedSo here’s what happening early next week. Dolores & I are up for an award” with a close-up photo of the possible invitation (?) received. What a great and unexpected news!

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Earlier today Noel posted a route map of his flight from Shannon (IRL) to London (UK) with the following note “BMI awards tonight.” Good news: Noel will be attending the ceremony, though no sign of Dolores yet!

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The BMI London Awards is a music industry ceremony which honors the UK/European songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-played BMI songs on American radio and television. This year the ceremony is held at the Dorchester Hotel in London where Sting is to be named BMI Icon in recognition of his award-winning career and influence on popular music for more than four decades.
At this point we had no details regarding the Cranberries prize.

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Later in the evening the first pictures appeared on the internet and fans discovered a very handsome Noel Hogan in a suit and a BMI medal on his chest, proving that Dolores would not show up at the event.

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Following the ceremony, Noel published a photo of the BMI’s plaque he received “in recognition of the great national popularity as measured by over 3 million broadcast performances attained by DREAMS“.
Noel wrote: “So I got this. 3 million plays on US radio 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CRANBERRIES!!!

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UPDATE – October 15

More pictures of the evening by REXFEATURES.COM
Noel with Brandon Bakshi – BMI Executive Director.
Noel with his wife Catherine.

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and the last picture (HQ) with Warner/Chappell Music Ltd members, posted on Noel Hogan Productions:

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Noel also gave a short audio interview to audioBoom.com on influence of Sting/The Police.

The Cranberries “5 Classic Albums”: first pictures

October 10, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The box set is quite flat, like a single CD and contains the first 5 albums of the band in their classic versions and not “The Complete Sessions” (as far as the first 4 albums are concerned). All is thin cardboard made, the box itself and the 5 album sleeves inside. Only the CD’s got a new and different artwork. No booklet nor lyrics here.

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[EDIT:]
One of our readers Ricardo, thanks to him, noticed a big mistake concerning the album “Wake Up”.
Indeed the back cover of the album inside is announcing 16 tracks (13 + 3 bonus tracks) when the back cover of the box set is announcing only 13.
“Wake Up” would be the only album with bonus tracks? How weird!
The only solution to know the truth was to check the CD itself… and unfortunately there’s no B-sides nor hidden tracks. Only the 13 classic tracks and the CD ends with “Chocolate Brown”.
This is definitely the 5 classic albums!

Now official: The Cranberries will play Perú this December

October 9, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play Festival Vivo X El Rock 8 in Lima Perú next December 17th as already announced (and then 99% confirmed and 100% spoiled!) by the band Papa Roach on their Instagram account about a month ago. Tonight the festival published the whole line-up on their Facebook so now it’s 100% confirmed and official. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 14.

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2 new Cranberries items for Concert Live’s 11th birthday

September 27, 2016  |  Comments Off on 2 new Cranberries items for Concert Live’s 11th birthday  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live are celebrating their 11th birthday and for the occasion they’re doing a special birthday sale with new products and their biggest ever discounts.
Concerning The Cranberries 2 new products appeared:

A wooden phone case engraved with the “2010 Tour” artwork, limited to 50 and available for iPhone 6/6s – iPhone 7 – Samsung Galaxy S6 – Samsung Galaxy S7
Price £15

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A set of 6 placemats (12″ vinyl) / Dining table accessory
Still the “2010 Tour” artwork. It is not detailed if placemats/vinyls are able to deliver music or not 🙂
Price £15

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There are also 10 discounted items (box sets, clock, poster, greatest live hits, live CDs…), all already known before. If you still haven’t some of them, maybe it’s time. Prices are quite low and the special offer stays until this Wednesday. Take a look by clicking this link.

Cranberries.com : new official website launched today

September 21, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all.
After 9 months of patience cranberries.com is finally launched!
The band just announced it a couple of hours ago today on all their social medias.

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Three things to notice:
1. The image on the homepage features green and orange stripes (color of the Irish flag)
Could that be a preview of the artwork of the band’s upcoming album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra?
2. Gallery has a lot of new pictures.
3. Biography reveals “2017 promises to be a very, very special year for The Cranberries in terms of touring and recording.”

The Hand wishes a belated birthday to Dolores O’ Riordan

September 21, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, Other News

These past days The Hand, the very famous cartoonist in The Cranberries world, was very prolific and drew several portraits of Dolores O’ Riordan.
Yesterday he published his final work on the Internet as a GIF called “12DoloreS”
followed by a post on his Twitter account today with a message revealing his real intention:

actually and intentionally it was a GIF(t) for her birthday .. but I was late, as usual :/

Unfortunately it seems it won’t turn into a new “Calendolores” 😉

As the animation goes quite fast, you may have missed some drawings!
You’ll thus find below all his BRILLIANT sketches extracted from the GIF as well as the images they are related to (as usual click on each picture to see it larger):


Animal Instinct – video

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Are You Listening? – album

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Science Agrees – album

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D.A.R.K. – promo photo

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London Astoria II – 1994

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I Can’t Be With You – video

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Lublin Arena – 2016

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MTV European Music Awards – 1995

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Promises – video

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The Journey – video

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The Voice of Ireland 2014 – final

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Zombie – video

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POLL: One week’s gone since Science Agrees release, let us know what’s your fav track!

September 16, 2016  |  9 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

It’s been a week since the release of D.A.R.K.’s debut album Science Agrees, a perfect occasion to ask you guys what’s your favorite track after several listens.

Let’s note that we just learnt in a brand new interview of Andy Rourke given by website Cryptic Rock that the two release date postponements they had to went through (release was first supposed to take place in May, then August, then September) were due to “some problems with artwork”. Click here to read the whole interview.

So, because it might a little hard for you to pick only one song from the album, you’re allowed to pick your two “coups de coeur” in the poll below 😉

What's your favorite track on Science Agrees?

  • High Fashion (23%, 43 Votes)
  • Gunfight (15%, 28 Votes)
  • Loosen The Noose (13%, 24 Votes)
  • Watch Out (11%, 20 Votes)
  • Steal You Away (9%, 16 Votes)
  • Curvy (8%, 15 Votes)
  • The Moon (7%, 12 Votes)
  • Underwater (5%, 10 Votes)
  • Chynamite (5%, 9 Votes)
  • Miles Away (4%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 123

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You’ve got two weeks to vote, let’s see which one is the very favorite in the fan community!

The Cranberries in concert in Lima, Perú… now (almost) official

September 14, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

For those who were expecting nothing more to happen for The Cranberries or D.A.R.K. late 2016 following all the concerts and tour cancellations, you were wrong!
Dolores O’Riordan Spain, just found out a great new clue which (almost) comes as an official confirmation that The Cranberries will indeed play in Lima, Perú on December 17, 2016 at Festival Vivo X El Rock 8 in just 3 months from now!
Indeed, the rock band Papa Roach just published on their Instagram account the festival line-up featuring The Cranberries. What was a possible mistake published by Bandsintown a few days ago turns out to be a spoiler.

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Will there be more South/North American dates to come? What about the D.A.R.K. shows Andy Rourke was hoping to add in North America?
Time will tell…

Thanks to DORSpain for finding this.

New Cranberries box set to be released on October 7th

September 12, 2016  |  8 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Although it might seem out of the blue, it looks like Universal Music is about to (rerere)release almost all The Cranberries albums/sessions (?) on October 7th, 2016…

Indeed, the below item has just appeared on different websites such as Amazon or eBay under the name “5 Classic Albums”.

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The box set should contain five CDs although Amazon states there is “one disc” inside.
Indeed, if you search for the Universal 5 Classic Albums collection on the Internet, you’ll find box sets for different artists such as Status Quo, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others, that all include five discs.

We can thus imagine the box set features the band’s first five albums Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We, No Need To Argue, To The Faithful Departed, Bury The Hatchet and Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.

This is only an assumption, but what’s for sure is that the cover of the box set looks just GREAT !

The Cranberries rumored to play in Lima, Perú this December

September 12, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Can we trust Bandsintown?
As some fans have noticed already, a new date appeared on The Cranberries official Facebook “Tour” section last night: it thus seems the band is to play festival “Vivo x El Rock” in Lima, Perú on December 17th.

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However, let’s note that this date was not officially confirmed by the band nor the festival yet, and that Bandsintown sometimes announces wrong dates due to some keywords misunderstandings.

According to media Peru21.pe and LaRepublica.pe, Papa Roach, Garbage and Simple Plan are already confirmed on this edition’s lineup.

Let’s thus hope for South American fans that this is going to happen, and that some more dates will be announced around this time on the continent.

We’ll keep you updated on this as soon as we have some more news.

EDIT 9:30 am GMT: It seems the date was just taken down from Bandsintown… was that just another keyword mistake or was the official statement spoiled?

Update on Science Agrees release

September 9, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Still keeping you updated on Science Agrees release as it seems some fans were lucky enough to get their hands on a hard copy of the album today!!!

You can check below a pic of the CD, case, booklet published by DORSpain.
(As usual click on the picture to see it larger)

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We used this occasion to update Credits & Lyrics in our discography, have a look at them.

So… if you managed to get a physical copy of the album, please let us know where it is available to help the desperate fans who cannot find it!
What we know for sure is that no one has been able to buy it in any store in France at the moment.
Tell us more about the availability in your country.

UPDATE:
It seems the album is on sale in Spain (Fnac stores), and in the UK.
Impossible to find it in France / Germany / Netherlands.

Also, to celebrate this release, let’s note D.A.R.K. posted a very cool vid on their Facebook account which you can watch below.

Last, numerous articles are being published to cover this release. Let’s thus put forward this very cool interview of Andy Rourke given to Yahoo Music that should get Smiths fans into this side project 😉

“Science Agrees” release, a few hours left…

September 8, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Are you guys all ready to discover D.A.R.K.’s debut album Science Agrees tomorrow?
Much to our delight the band confirmed a moment ago on Facebook the release date for tomorrow, which is reassuring as after a few postponements we feared the album would never see the light of day.

However there are still doubts on the fact the album will be physically released tomorrow.
Indeed, some members of our crew called their local record stores today to ask if the album would be available tomorrow… weirdly enough they were told they would have none in stocks this week!

So, was Amazon.com right announcing a digital release on September 9th and physical release (both CD and Vinyl) on October 14th? Time will tell, but vinyls/CDs collectors, be prepared for a possible deception… (or call your own local stores NOW and give us hope!)

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“The Moon” officially shared today

September 6, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

September 6, 2016: what a day!
After Dolores’ Birthday, the brand new audio interview featuring Dolores O’Riordan & Andy Rourke and the official world premiere of the track “High Fashion”, the website ConsequenceOfSound.net just officially shared “The Moon” – which, as we learnt earlier, is Dolores fav track of the album. The song is introduced as a gothic club track!

So if you didn’t get the album last August 19th when it was accidentally made available on streaming platforms and/or still haven’t heard “The Moon”, it is time.

Thanks to Cranberryesque for noticing.

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Also to notice a great “The Moon” fanart by Cristy shared on her Twitter:

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Happy Birthday to Dolores O’ Riordan 45 years old today!

September 6, 2016  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Dolores O’ Riordan 45 years old today!  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Title says it all…
Happy Birthday Dolores!

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Photo credit: HAC Weekblad

What about “Science Agrees” physical release?

September 3, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Is there reasons to believe that Science Agrees release date could be postponed once again, or that the album could never see the light of day? (or at least be released digitally only)

A question worth asking as a fan who lives in Canada caught our attention on an email she received from Amazon.ca to let her know that her Science Agrees vinyl preorder was cancelled because they “expected to be able to send this item to [her]” but they “since found out it’s not available from any of [their] sources at this time“.

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Quite a worrying message, especially now the D.A.R.K. European tour has been cancelled (and not postponed) a couple of days ago.

Although PledgeMusic has FINALLY updated the release date to September 9th on their website, let’s recall that fans who preorder the album/vinyl on their platform are made aware that the items should be ready on “October 21st”. Also, Amazon.com states that the album (CD and Vinyl) will be released on October 14th.

Whatever is happening here, we feel sorry for the band as these numerous postponements and cancellations must be quite a disappointment for them.

Let’s note that, on the journalists side, it seems some more promo CDs have been sent recently to the media for them to review the album in their September issues.
Indeed, as shown by the below pictures of two CDs that were sold on eBay recently, Cooking Vinyl pressed a new version of the album.

1st promo CD released in April 2016 (COOKCD642W):

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2nd promo CD released in August 2016 (COOKCD642P):

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As a matter of fact, first reviews are being published these days, such as the tough one published on Slug Magazine or that of Pitchfork.

Special thanks to Andrea.

Towards another postponement of the D.A.R.K. tour? (TOUR CANCELLED – 7 UPDATES)

September 1, 2016  |  9 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Some members of our team just noticed that tickets for the Parisian concert of D.A.R.K. on September 22nd are not available for sale anymore at the moment, which could be a very nice surprise if that meant the concert was now sold out.

However, let’s note that, when trying to buy tickets on GDP, buyers are not told that the concert is sold out but that “there was a problem with the reservation”.
Fnac, on its side, mention that “tickets are no longer available…”

What’s more intriguing is that the band was still pushing the date on social media two days ago with a new video promoting the performance at Divan du Monde, which usually tends to show that the venue is far from selling out.

Although all other dates are still on sale, it seems the same “problem” can be noted with the Italian date due to take place on September 23rd at Tunnel Club in Milano.
Indeed, if one tries to buy tickets on Live Nation, the following message appears:

TICKETS CANCELLED

Currently No Tickets Available
Check back again soon for exclusive access to tickets!

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This is definitely not a good sign as none of these concerts seemed close to selling out lately.
Let’s remember Dolores recently had to cancel four dates with The Cranberries lately due to health problems.

We fear another postponement/cancellation would deal severe blow to the D.A.R.K. project 🙁


UPDATE 1PM (CET): TOUR IS OFFICIALLY CANCELLED – NOT POSTPONED

Thanks to Cordell who confirmed a moment ago he/she received a mail from Fnac to confirm that the Paris date would not take place.

We also just received an email from Cyprus Avenue, Cork, to let us know that tickets bought for the D.A.R.K. concert were refunded.

Here is the official statement:

DARK have unfortunately been forced to cancel their European tour including their Cork date scheduled for Sept 17th. Refunds available from point of purchase. Statement from the band: ‘We are really sorry that we have to cancel these shows. Unfortunately Dolores has suffered an acute back injury. An MRI scan confirmed she has a bulging disc which causes extreme pain which has meant that she has not been able to fulfil several engagements in the last couple of weeks. We had hoped that with treatment and rest she would be recovered for this tour. Sadly this is not the case and the doctors have now advised full rest for at least the next month to ensure that her condition does not become more serious. Apologies for the inconvenience that this causes, it’s simply impossible to go ahead with the tour.’

Same message for the show in London, Bush Hall.


UPDATE 1:35 PM (CET): Official statement for Milano:

Live Nation Italia è spiacente di comunicare che il concerto dei D.A.R.K. in programma il 23 settembre è annullato.

I biglietti già acquistati potranno essere rimborsati presso i punti vendita di acquisto entro il 30 ottobre 2016. Per i biglietti acquistati online TicketOne manderà una e-mail con tutti i dettagli a tutti gli acquirenti.

La band ha emesso un comunicato ufficiale: “Siamo davvero dispiaciuti di cancellare il tour. Purtroppo Dolores ha subito un infortunio alla schiena. La risonanza magnetica ha confermato la presenza di una ‘protrusione discale’, che provoca un fortissimo dolore. Motivo per il quale Dolores non è stata in grado di mantenere diversi impegni nelle ultime due settimane. Speravamo con tutto il cuore che con terapia e riposo si riprendesse in tempo per il tour, ma purtroppo non è successo, e i dottori le hanno consigliato riposo totale per almeno un altro mese, per far sì che le sue condizioni non diventino più serie. Ci scusiamo per il disagio causato, ma è davvero impossibile intraprendere un tour in questo momento”.


UPDATE 1:55 PM (CET):

Limerick show at Dolan’s Warehouse now officially cancelled, same statement as the others.


UPDATE 2:20 PM (CET):

The Whelan’s webiste just marked the Dublin show as cancelled and the Doctor Music’s website did the same for the show in Madrid at Caracol

FOR NOW ALL THE SHOWS BUT BERLIN, GERMANY ARE OFFICIALLY MARKED AS CANCELLED.


UPDATE 2:45 PM (CET):

Doctor Music‘s official statement for Madrid:

D.A.R.K. cancela su gira en España por problemas de salud
Jueves, 1 septiembre 2016
Compártelo:
El importe de las entradas se puede recuperar en los mismos puntos de venta donde fueron adquiridas
Doctor Music lamenta profundamente tener que informar de la cancelación del concierto de D.A.R.K previsto para el próximo 27 de septiembre en la sala Caracol de Madrid.

Como la propia banda ha comunicado: “Desafortunadamente, Dolores ha sufrido una lesión aguda en la espalda. Una resonancia magnética ha confirmado una importante protrusión discal, lo que le está causando un dolor extremo que le ha impedido cumplir con sus compromisos profesionales en estas últimas semanas. Teníamos la esperanza de que con un tratamiento adecuado y reposo pudiera reponerse y poder seguir adelante con este tour. Lamentablemente, esto no ha sido así y los doctores le han prescrito reposo absoluto durante al menos todo el mes para evitar que su situación empeore. Pedimos disculpas por las molestias causadas, pero es imposible seguir hacia delante con este gira.”

El importe de las entradas para el concierto de Madrid se puede recuperar en los mismos puntos de venta donde fueron adquiridas. Así mismo, las entradas de venta online se reembolsarán automáticamente.


UPDATE 5:58 PM (CET):

GPD, producer of the Paris show, just sent the following email both in French and English:

Bonjour,
Le concert de D.A.R.K. prévu le 22 Septembre 2016 prochain au Divan du Monde est malheureusement annulé.
Vous trouverez ci-dessous les modalités de remboursement:

  • Billets à retirer au guichet: Merci de nous envoyer par e-mail votre n° de commande et votre adresse complète.

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Merci et bonne fin de journée,
Bien cordialement,

 

 

 

Dear Customer,
D.A.R.K.’s concert at the Divan du Monde in Paris on September 22th 2016 is unfortunately cancelled.
You will find the refund information below:

–          Will-call tickets: Please send us your order number by e-mail together with your credit card number and expiration date only (no security code needed for refunds). We will refund you within 2 to 3 business days.

  • Tickets received by mail or DHL : please send us your tickets by mail at our address hereunder together with your bank account information. We will refund you by bank transfer within 2 to 3 weeks.

Please note the refunds will be closed after Thursday December 1st 2016
(no refunds after this date)

Thank you very much, kind regards

 


UPDATE 6:45 PM (CET):

And last but not least, the band just published on their website and Facebook the following message:

*** D.A.R.K. EUROPEAN TOUR CANCELLATION ***
We are really sorry that we have to cancel these shows.
Unfortunately Dolores has suffered a acute back injury. An MRI scan confirmed she has a bulging disc which causes extreme pain which has meant that she has not been able to fulfil several engagements in the last couple of weeks. We had hoped that with treatment and rest she would be recovered for this tour. Sadly this is not the case and the doctors have now advised full rest for at least the next month to ensure that her condition does not become more serious.
Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience that this causes, it’s simply impossible to go ahead with the tour. Ticket refunds are available from point of purchase
Shows cancelled:
16.09.16 Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
17.09.16 Cypress Avenue, Cork
19.09.16 Whelan’s, Dublin
21.09.16 Bush Hall, London
22.09.16 Divan du Monde, Paris
23.09.16 Tunnel, Milan
25.09.16 Lido, Berlin
27.09.16 Caracol, Madrid
D.A.R.K.

POLL RESULT: Which Cranberries tracks would you like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement?

August 27, 2016  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Since we were quite excited about the confirmation that The Cranberries were/had been working on a “Greatest Hits” album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, we asked fans to pick 15 songs they’d like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement so as to get a preview of what this album would ideally look like for them.

Vote is now over and here’s the interesting result of the poll that received a little more than 100 votes :

First surprise comes from the song who got the highest number of votes, you’d think it would be Zombie, Linger or Ode to My Family but it’s not: DAFFODIL LAMENT is the one track fans really want to see on this album, followed by three hits: Zombie, Dreams and Ode to My Family.

Only one song from the band’s last album Roses made it through the first 15 songs: Conduct, which ends up in the excellent fifth position, followed by the classics Promises, Linger, Ridiculous Thoughts, When You’re Gone and Animal Instinct.

Much to our delight, the eleventh position is held by So Cold In Ireland which we really hope the band will not forget to include on the album.

Apart from Shattered, in twelfth position, the following songs chosen by fans are all issued from first three albums: Put Me Down, Empty, Electric Blue and Twenty One all received 30 votes.

So if the album was to feature 15 songs or so, here’s what hardcore fans would like it to sound like:

GREATEST HITS ALBUM IDEAL TRACKLIST WITH THE ICO

Daffodil Lament
Zombie
Dreams
Ode To My Family
Conduct
Promises
Linger
Ridiculous Thoughts
When You’re Gone
Animal Instinct
So Cold In Ireland
Shattered
Put Me Down
Empty
Electric Blue
Twenty One

Pushing the experience a little further to see what a 20 tracks or so setlist would look like if the band was to perform their greatest hits live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra:

Songs in 17th, 18th and 19th position turn out to be the very awesome Dreaming My Dreams, Hollywood and No Need to Argue.

20th position is held by three tracks that received 23 votes: Astral Projections, Not Sorry and Sunday

To sum up, here’s what a Greatest Hits live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra 22 tracks setlist would ideally look like for fans:

GREATEST HITS LIVE IDEAL SETLIST WITH THE ICO

Daffodil Lament
Zombie
Dreams
Ode To My Family
Conduct
Promises
Linger
Ridiculous Thoughts
When You’re Gone
Animal Instinct
So Cold In Ireland
Shattered
Put Me Down
Empty
Electric Blue
Twenty One
Dreaming My Dreams
Hollywood
No Need To Argue
Astral Projections
Not Sorry
Sunday

Fans may note that no song from Wake Up And Smell The Coffee ended up in the 20-or-so tracks chosen by the fans, whereas this top includes:
– 9 songs from the No Need to Argue era
– 5 songs from Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We
– 3 songs from To The Faithfull Departed
– 3 songs from Bury The Hatchet
– 2 songs from Roses

Let’s remember fans did not pick their favorite songs here but those they would most like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement. Apart from the biggest hits, slow songs were clearly privileged – which is not too much of a surprise.

The Cranberries concerts in Cancún rescheduled to February 2017

August 19, 2016  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Following the cancellation of The Cranberries concert in Landerneau, France, due to Dolores’ back problem which prevented her to perform, Palace Resorts just confirmed a moment ago that the Mexican dates due to take place August 26, 27 and 28 will be rescheduled to February 10, 11 & 12 2017

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2016.08.19 cancun new dates

Here’s the official announcement:

UPDATE THE CRANBERRIES: Due to circumstances of force majeure, Palace Resorts regrettably confirms three upcoming performances by The Cranberries scheduled to take place at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun on August 26, 27 and 28, 2016, have been rescheduled. The unexpected announcement is due to the unfortunate medical condition of an injury affecting Dolores O’Riordan, the band’s lead singer.

After several weeks of experiencing severe back pain caused by a bulging disc; sore and limited relief from medications prevented Dolores to go on stage, and the band was forced to cancel their last concert in France. “By now she’s simply not well enough and in too much pain to be able to perform”; said Dr. Masterson of Limerick University.

Regaining her health and ability to perform has been a priority for Dolores in the last few days. Unfortunately, the severe pain and swelling have not allowed her to recover and Dolores has been prescribed with complete rest.

Performances from The Cranberries at Moon Palace Arena will now take place on February 10, 11 and 12, 2017.

Guests who had already reserved tickets through our telemarketing or concierge staff for the shows may contact their assigned agent before September 23, 2016 to confirm their seats for the new dates. After this date, reservations will be forfeit.
For those who purchased tickets for these performances, please see detailed information below regarding new performances on February 10, 11 and 12th, 2017 at Moon Palace Arena:
• If your ticket was for the Friday, August 26, 2016 concert, you can use that ticket to go to the Friday, February 10, 2017 concert.
• If your ticket was for the Saturday, August 27, 2016 concert, you can use that ticket to go to the Saturday, February 11, 2017concert.
• If your ticket was for the Sunday, August 28, 2016 concert, you can use that ticket to go to the Sunday, February 12, 2017 concert.
If you cannot be present for the new dates, you can request a full refund as of Wednesday, August 24, 2016, and until Friday, September 23, 2016.
• If you bought your ticket at an authorized Ticketmaster retail location (e.g. Liverpool, Librerías Gandhi, Farmacias del Ahorro, etc.), please go to the retail location directly.
• If you bought your ticket at www.ticketmaster.com.mx or via phone, please call (01) 55 53 25 9000.
• If you bought your ticket at Palace Resorts box offices, please head to the location where the ticket was purchased.

We sincerely apologize for this unavoidable inconvenience and disappointment and send our best wishes to Dolores O’Riordan so she may recover fully. We also thank the fans and followers of The Cranberries for your understanding and solidarity.

We wish Dolores a prompt recovery.

“Science Agrees” being taken down from digital platforms?!

August 19, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Did digital platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer & co get “Science Agrees” release date wrong?

It seems something tricky is happening as the album was just taken down from iTunes music a couple of hours ago, now followed by Apple Music!!!
Could it be that these platforms were not informed that the release date was pushed back? This is a possibility, we’ll see in the following hours if the album remains available on other streaming platforms (Deezer, Spotify…)

If you want to get your hands on it before September 9th, make it fast cause you might not be able to buy it in the upcoming hours/days!!!

Whatever is happening, there’s definitely a mess surrounding this release which was already postponed twice since May 27th…
As mentioned in our previous post, Pledge Music is now announcing that people who preordered the signed CD/LP on their website should expect it to be delivered on October 21st!!!
Last, Amazon.com now mentions a digital release on August 19th and a physical release on October 14th, see below screencap:

2016.08.19 sc amazon usa

What the hell is happening?
Would the band fail to mention the digital album release today whereas they keep on promoting the upcoming Irish shows?

Thanks to Cranberryesque for drawing our attention on Amazon’s new release date

UPDATE AUGUST 20:
The album has now been removed from Spotify & Deezer too!

“Science Agrees” available NOW on digital platforms!

August 18, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Surprising news but definitely real: “Science Agrees” is now available on digital platforms!

Indeed, fans first believed earlier today that the album had leaked, but it appears that it is actually available for digital download on iTunes Russia already, same goes for iTunes Australia as it’s already August 19th there!

2016.08.18 SA iTunes Russia

As a reminder, the release date was first set to May 27th, postponed to August 19th and then postponed again to September 9th. It seems September 9th will thus be the date of the physical release.

The Cranberries World team has already started working on the lyrics, feel free to help us correcting/completing them in our discography 🙂  (if you have any suggestions => “Leave a Reply” below)

As you might know, a demo version of the album had leaked on April 26th in a very private sphere. Some members of our team who are in possession of this version will compare as soon as possible both albums to see if there are major differences such as that we spotted on Gunfight. We will keep you updated on that but can definitely note for the moment that the tracklist is unchanged!

BUY IT AND ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS WE DO!

PS: Thanks to our friends at Cranberries Mexico who were the first to notice the “leak” in the afternoon

UPDATE AUGUST 19:
Although we mentioned last night that September 9th would probably be the date of release of the physical version of the album, it seems we were wrong as Pledge Music updated their website this morning stating that the CD and LP are now available but when clicking on their button it still says pre-order (weird!)
What’s even weirder is that the “expected fulfillment date” mentioned for those who pre-ordered signed album & LP is now set to October 21st!!! How disappointing when you’re among the first ones to preorder the album…

Colmar show + Landerneau cancellation review

August 16, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

First we’d like to apologize for this late review, travelling on the road from Colmar to Landerneau (something like 1,100km) within a night was rather exhausting for our team members, but here’s all you’ve got to know about The Cranberries last 2 shows of the European summer tour 2016.

The band arrived in the afternoon in Colmar, France in a private flight. Cool to note that the plane landed right behind the venue on a small aerodrome. Noel published some cool pics on his Tumblr account:

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One more on Olé Koretsky Instagram:

2016.08.12 olé insta

As soon as they reached the venue, fans were made aware that Dolores was unwell that night through a message on her twitter account:

arrived in Colmar France with @The_Cranberries. bulging disk in my back is hurting me big time so please bear with me tonight. Love Dolores

Here’s a small video of the soundcheck filmed by Noel and posted on the band’s Instagram account:

Noel & Fergal then gave a 10 minutes press conference which you can watch online on the below links where they explain why France is a major territory in their career, how they’re getting better with social medias, how touring has become much more relax than it used to be for them at the beginning of their career, what kind of setlist they play live…etc
They also come back on their 2010 performance at this very same festival where the concert had to be interrupted by a power cut and reassure journalists that Dolores is doing well but isn’t a big fan of interviews, just like Mike, hence the fact they’re not attending the conference.

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The Cranberries en conférence de presse. On vous fait la traduction !

Posted by France 3 Alsace on Friday, 12 August 2016

 

As far as the concert is concerned, the band delivered an excellent performance, especially Dolores who impressively managed to do an excellent job although she was clearly having a hard time. She took time to tell the crowd, in French, that she had back problems and would do her best to sing perfectly as she wouldn’t be able to dance much.

2016.08.12 crowd pano

Highlights of the show probably were Dolores small “uh uh” impro at the end of Ridiculous Thoughts (which you can watch on the video we filmed on the giant screen below) and the always so intense Zombie she dedicated to “all the families of the people who were hurt at the hands of terrorism in France”.

The setlist was quite the same as the other European shows this year:

2016.08.12 setlist

Professional photos and videos can be found on the following websites (click the different links):

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Cool pics and vids from fans can also be found here:

Dolores received epidural injections which turned out not to be efficient enough to enable her to perform on the following day. Indeed, when she reached Landerneau she was advised not to perform and was medically evacuated to an Irish hospital.

If most of the fans showed lots of sympathy towards Dolores, the “fête du bruit” festival deserves a major red card as they did not inform the crowd of the cancellation before 9pm, that is to say 15 minutes after the band should have taken the stage, whereas the band had already made it official via a message on their Facebook account 3 hours earlier!

Unfortunately we have to cancel tonight’s performance at the Fete du Bruit in Landerneau, France due to Dolores having a very painful back problem caused by a bulging disc.

We arrived at the venue here today for the show but unfortunately Dolores is simply not well enough and in too much pain to perform.

She managed to do last nights show in Colmar but after the performance she was in great pain, which did not improve and forced today’s cancellations.

Sincere apologies to all those who came to see us tonight.

We hope to come back and see all of our fans in France again soon!

Quite a shame especially when you know that the Internet network was barely working on site, which led most of the fans to keep waiting for the band until 9pm with no clue they would not perform…

As you can see -if you speak French- on the below video we filmed, the festival organisers stated they are willing the reschedule this performance of The Cranberries for an upcoming edition.
Let’s hope the line up will be more coherent if this is to happen again cause we can tell you we had to endure some of the worst artist (?!) performances we were given to see in our lives…

To this point, we still don’t know if Dolores is expected to stay in hospital for a couple of days or for a longer time. No announcement re the upcoming Mexican shows due to take place on August 26, 27, 28 has been made yet but they might be compromised (?)

Let’s hope Dolores gets better soon, especially as the European D.A.R.K. tour is to start in exactly a month.

“All Things Considered/Why Music Matters” old interview with Dolores

August 6, 2016  |  Comments Off on “All Things Considered/Why Music Matters” old interview with Dolores  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

One of our readers just sent us a link of an old and rare interview with Dolores O’Riordan recorded in 2012 a few months after the death of her father.

Broadcast on the US radio NPR, the music program is called “All Things Considered”.
They launched a new series called “Why Music Matters: stories from fans in their own words about how music has changed their lives”.

Nathan Hotchkiss.

Nathan Hotchkiss

In this episode you can listen to the story of Nathan Hotchkiss explaining how The Cranberries music helped him coming to terms with his identity. For sure a nice moment to be shared and there’s a happy surprise at the end of the 8min audio clip as he had the chance to exchange a few words with Dolores herself who seems to be touched by his story.

Download and/or listen to the show by clicking this link.
Thanks to Lionel for the information!

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Note: NPR might sound familiar to fans as the radio also recorded a Cranberries promo performance in 2012 for “All Songs Considered/Tiny Desk Concert”. Unclear whether this was recorded the same day or not.

POLL: Which Cranberries tracks would you like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement?

August 5, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Since Dolores confirmed in an interview given to music magazine “Classic Pop” that a “Greatest Hits” album of The Cranberries was due to be recorded with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, we’re curious to know which are the tracks fans would like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement.

Let us see what this Greatest Hits album would ideally looks like for the Crans community!

Pick 15 tracks from the band’s repertoire in the poll below:

Which Cranberries tracks would you like to hear with a new orchestra arrangement on a Greatest Hits album ?

  • Daffodil Lament (4%, 53 Votes)
  • Dreams (4%, 52 Votes)
  • Zombie (4%, 52 Votes)
  • Ode To My Family (3%, 49 Votes)
  • Conduct (3%, 44 Votes)
  • Promises (3%, 40 Votes)
  • Linger (3%, 38 Votes)
  • Ridiculous Thoughts (2%, 36 Votes)
  • When You're Gone (2%, 35 Votes)
  • Animal Instict (2%, 35 Votes)
  • So Cold In Ireland (2%, 33 Votes)
  • Shattered (2%, 31 Votes)
  • Put Me Down (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Twenty One (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Empty (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Electric Blue (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Dreaming My Dreams (2%, 28 Votes)
  • No Need To Argue (2%, 27 Votes)
  • Hollywood (2%, 27 Votes)
  • Sunday (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Not Sorry (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Astral Projections (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Pretty (1%, 21 Votes)
  • Waltzing Back (1%, 21 Votes)
  • God Be With You (1%, 21 Votes)
  • I Still Do (1%, 18 Votes)
  • This Is The Day (1%, 18 Votes)
  • I Can't Be With You (1%, 17 Votes)
  • Show Me (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Uncertain (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Free To Decide (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Cordell (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Stars (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Still Can't... (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Yeat's grave (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Analyse (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Roses (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Liar (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Go Your Own Way (1%, 14 Votes)
  • I Will Always (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Disappointment (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Just My Imagination (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Forever Yellow Skies (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Joe (1%, 12 Votes)
  • You And Me (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Raining In My Heart (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Schizophrenic Playboys (1%, 12 Votes)
  • Everything I Said (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Salvation (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Loud And Clear (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Never Grow Old (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Tomorrow (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Nothing Left At All (1%, 10 Votes)
  • The Rebels (1%, 10 Votes)
  • How (1%, 9 Votes)
  • The Icicle Melts (1%, 9 Votes)
  • I'm Still Remembering (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Bosnia (1%, 9 Votes)
  • War Child (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Desperate Andy (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Dying In The Sun (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Losing My Mind (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Pathetic Senses (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Them (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Waiting in Walthamstow (0%, 7 Votes)
  • I Don't Need (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Wanted (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Saving Grace (0%, 6 Votes)
  • What's On My Mind (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Fee Fi Fo (0%, 6 Votes)
  • I Really Hope (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Fire & Soul (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Time Is Ticking Out (0%, 5 Votes)
  • The Concept (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Such A Shame (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Stop Me (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Perfect World (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Delilah (0%, 4 Votes)
  • New New York (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Paparazzi On Mopeds (0%, 4 Votes)
  • In It Together (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Dying Inside (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Chocolate Brown (0%, 3 Votes)
  • So Good (0%, 3 Votes)
  • What You Were (0%, 3 Votes)
  • (They Long To Be) Close To You (0%, 3 Votes)
  • The Picture I View (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Sorry Son (0%, 3 Votes)
  • In The Ghetto (0%, 3 Votes)
  • I Just Shot John Lennon (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Do You Know (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Away (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Someday (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Intermission (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Will You Remember (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Copycat (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Every Morning (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Carry On (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Reason (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Baby Blues (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Sweetest Things (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Woman Without Pride (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Many Days (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Always (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Serendipity (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Pretty Eyes (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Capetown (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 119

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And to help you, here’s an enticing preview of what this album could sound like with an extract from Dolores solo performance featuring the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the Limerick City of Culture New Year’s Eve performance, 2013:

 

CONFIRMED: Cranberries “Greatest Hits” album with the Irish Chamber Orchestra

August 3, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

The English magazine “Classic Pop” published in their current August/September issue a brand new interview with D.A.R.K., the first one featuring Dolores.

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Even if this interview is totally focused on D.A.R.K., one part retains the reader’s attention more than the others as “Classic Pop” is the very first media to officially confirm what Cranberries World team member Jury exposed/guessed a few months ago:

THE CRANBERRIES ARE/WERE RECORDING AN ALBUM WITH THE IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.

DOLORES: (…) at the time I felt like it (Roses) was going to be the last album, but the years go by, things happen in your life and you end up together.

A cranberries ‘greatest hits’ album is due to be recorded soon with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and that project co-exists with the debut album by D.A.R.K.

Dolores and the boys probably had not recorded anything when this interview was done, and to this day it is unclear whether the lads totally finished all their tracks/parts nor if Dolores even started recording hers. Anyway, this is definitely good news for all The Cranberries fans.

The rest of the interview, the main part, is still very interesting as it’s the very first time we get to read Dolores’ point of view about D.A.R.K.’s project:

DOLORES: It’s a very different way of working to how The Cranberries operate (…) This project is completely different than anything else I have worked on and I’d have to call it unique. It wasn’t contrived in any way. It just kinda happened and became the sound that it was.

 

OLE KORETSKY: Apart from the Seventies wannabee purists, 90% of bands these days are using programs. Everybody is playing to a click track! The Cranberries are one of the bands who don’t do that. Them, AC/DC, and The Rolling Stones are just rocking out! It’s a very different vibe.

Dolores also talks about the tough days, the time she spent in a psychiatric hospital, the help received from doctors and family and the fact she is feeling better now. Some parts of “Science Agrees” were recorded during this turmoil. Working on D.A.R.K.’s songs was a sort of therapy.

DOLORES: I was manic when I was recording Gunfight”.

 

 

Read the whole interview by clicking this link.

Extra performance date for The Cranberries in Cancún, Mexico

July 28, 2016  |  Comments Off on Extra performance date for The Cranberries in Cancún, Mexico  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

First 2 shows being sold out, The Cranberries will play a 3rd concert in Cancún, Mexico still at the Moon Palace Arena on August 28th.

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Tickets go on sale TOMORROW Friday 29 July at 11:00 AM by Ticketmaster México.
Prices range from $129-$249 from the Gold to the VIP section.

This was just announced today by The Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, here below their message:

BREAKING NEWS: Due to popular demand. We’ve added an extra performance date for The Cranberries Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort! Originally scheduled to perform on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, The Cranberries will also entertain guests on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Tickets to the concert range from $129-$249 from the Gold to the VIP section. Guests can utilize the Resort Credit towards the purchase of tickets.

Thanks to Cranberries Mexico

A selfie for Dolores / An artwork for “Gunfight”

July 27, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

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So rare it has to be shared!!!
Dolores took her first ever selfie today and posted it on her Facebook account with the following words:

Hello Facebook!!
This is my first selfie….ever!
I got a few days off from The Cranberries tour so I thought I’d give Facebook a crack…. It’s great to be back on the road with Mike, Noel and Ferg and I’m really looking forward to the September DARK tour with Andy and Ole. New DARK songs are here: https://DARK.lnk.to/SA
Sending you all my love…Dolores xo

On the other hand and following the news about Science Agrees new release date and Gunfight‘s availability on streaming platforms, the fansite Cranberryesque discovered on Spotify that the song had its own artwork:

2016.07.27 Gunfight single artwork

What a day!!

The new Cranberries official merchandise available online now

July 22, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As promised by The Cranberries on their Facebook page last July 8th, the new merchandise sold on their current “Summer Tour 2016” is now also available online: 2 T-Shirts and a Hoodie. (£20 and £40)

The band just posted the link on their Facebook today as well as Noel on his Twitter.
Click here

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On why “Science Agrees” release was postponed twice…

July 20, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

As you may know, the third track of Science Agrees, Gunfight, was officially released today as a free download for fans who had preordered the album on Pledge Music.
Like many, we enthusiastically waited for midnight to give this track a listen and found out that mix and lyrics actually differ from the 30-second-extract of the song that was published on Shazam mid may!

Indeed, what we will now call an alternative version featured the following line:

“This love life is doing me harm”

whereas we can obviously hear the below words on the official release today:

“This love life, lost in your arms”

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This interesting change leads us to ponder over the reason that triggered two postponements of the album release date: has the album undergone changes since?

We believe it’s worth considering such theory, especially as, as noted recently, two unknown tracks which are NOT part of the tracklist that was revealed in May have been used by the band in videos made to promote the upcoming European shows.

Are we to expect a new tracklist and different versions of the songs that were sent to journalists in May?
Time will tell, but this is definitely exciting!

 

EDIT: SEP.09, 2016
Lyrics above were just an attempt before the album was officially released. Now the album is out and the official lyrics say: “You know I can’t sleep” and not “Now”

The Cranberries in Cognac, France: news & photos [UPDATES]

July 7, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in Cognac, France: news & photos [UPDATES]  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play at Festival Cognac Blues Passions in Cognac, France tonight!

CranberriesWorld team will attend this show tonight and we’ll try to keep you updated. Please check out our social networks accounts for more instant updates from Festival Cognac Blues Passions:

Our Twitter | Our Instagram with photos from the show | Our Periscope (yes, we’ll try our best to periscope maybe the first 2 songs of tonight’s show if internet 3G is not too poor. New videos will be on the left side)

And here comes first photos from the venue:

More cranberries merch. Hoodie! #thecranberries #cranberries #doloresoriordan #summertour2016 #cognac #bluespassions #festival

A photo posted by Cranberries World (@cranberriesworld) on

Flight cases for dressing room. #thecranberries #cranberries #doloresoriordan #summertour2016 #cognac #bluespassions #festival

A photo posted by Cranberries World (@cranberriesworld) on

The show is coming! @thecranberries.i #thecranberries #bluespassions #cognac

A photo posted by Danny Kronstrom (@dannykronstrom) on

 

The Cranberries in concert at festival “La Nuit de l’Erdre”

July 3, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The “Summer Tour 2016” continues, this time in France near Nantes headlining festival “La Nuit de l’Erdre” in front of 17,000 fans. This was the 4th concert of this short tour and it was sold out once again.

The band just had a 3-week-break. Dolores and Johanna were arriving from the USA.
Johanna wrote on Twitter: “Jet lag in a hotel in France”
See Mike resting on his bed a few hours before the show as published on the band’s instagram.

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Perfectly on time (10:40 PM) and right when the other band playing the second stage finished their set, The Cranberries entered the main stage playing Analyse without intro. Not even 30 seconds between the 2 bands! This suddenness surprised everyone in the audience… especially when there’s no musical intro!
There was a few sound problems during the show. A possible contact failure on Noel’s Guitar (?)

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The Cranberries - Festival de la Nuit de l'Erdre 2016

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The setlist was the same as the other 3 European shows minus 2 songs, Loud And Clear and Desperate Andy. The show was shorter than expected, about 1h15 instead of 1h30. Hard to explain why as there was no curfew and the band was officially announced for a 1H30-show. As usual most of the crowd didn’t know/understand that Dreams was the last song and was expecting a second encore, especially as 15 minutes left. Plus The Cranberries not coming back to salute properly at the end of the show (as they always do 🙁 ) let a “we want more” feeling in the air.

Setlist, The Cranberries, La Nuit de l’Erdre (July 1, 2016):
01. Analyse
02. Animal Instinct
03. Wanted
04. Linger
05. When You’re Gone
06. Dreaming My Dreams
07. Just My Imagination
08. Ode To My Family
09. Free To Decide
10. I Can’t Be With You
11. Conduct
12. Schizophrenic Playboys
13. Salvation
14. Ridiculous Thoughts
15. Zombie
—–Encore—–
16. Empty
17. You And Me
18. Promises
19. Dreams
Outro: “Exodus” (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

2016.07.01 setlist

The CW team instagramed a few photos that day and tried to periscope a few things and the first 2 songs of the show. Sorry internet 3G was really poor on the site and the quality kinda sucks.
Nothing we can do about that.
Anyway here’s our HD video of Conduct recorded from the front row!

Photo credits: Nicolas Tessier, Clémence Rougetet, Laurent Franzi, Soonnight.com, ouest-france.fr

Concert Live: 2 new Cranberries items for sale

June 27, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live again and again and again, you know those who recorded a few concerts of The Cranberries in 2010 & 2012, oh yes.. sure you know… well, they are now selling 2 new items.

First item and after the “success” of their first soundwave poster based on “Linger”, they are now offering a 2nd poster based on the track “Zombie”.
Still 25 copies, numbered, framed and mounted.
Price £22.99

2016.06.27 CL zombie soundwave poster

Second item is a 12″ vinyl wall clock featuring artwork from the 2010 tour.
limited to 50 copies, numbered as well.
Estimated dispatch date: July 12
Price £20.00

2016.06.27 CL vinyl clock

And for tomorrow (Tuesday 28) Concert Live just announced a special offer starting at 9:00 AM.
See the ad below:

2016.06.27 CL tomorrow

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