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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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:

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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!

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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)

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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

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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

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

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A new Cranberries album: “I wouldn’t say soon!”

June 20, 2016  |  Comments Off on A new Cranberries album: “I wouldn’t say soon!”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Here comes another interview of The Cranberries given at Festi’Neuch in Switzerland.
This time, Fergal and Noel answered questions for a local radio called RTN.

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Among a few questions about playing festivals, past hiatus or their families, a question (and an answer actually!!) about the next Cranberries album retains attention:

RTN: Is there a chance for us to have a new Cranberries album anytime soon?

Noel: Humm, yeah we’ve been talking about it, we’ve got to write this first… So I wouldn’t say soon… But hopefully we will start getting down to it as we kinda get more into the gigs.

Listen to the whole RTN interview (6min long) by clicking this link.
Thanks once more to DO’RSpain for finding this.

[Festi’Neuch] RadioFr.Fribourg interviewed Noel Hogan – Audio & Video

June 18, 2016  |  Comments Off on [Festi’Neuch] RadioFr.Fribourg interviewed Noel Hogan – Audio & Video  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A few hours before the show at Festi’Neuch in Switzerland last week, the radio “RadioFr.Fribourg” had the opportunity to interview Noel Hogan.

Hopefully next year we will be back to do more of our own gigs again…

NOEL HOGAN

The radio released the audio podcast (MP3):

 

On June 10th, the interviewer Jonathan Grossenbacher posted on his Twitter account a photo of that moment with a few words addressed to Noel: “Thanks for this amazing moment!”

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And yesterday the radio posted the video on YouTube:

The interview is exactly the same, podcast and YouTube. The audio podcast is a just little longer only because “Just My Imagination” (album version) was aired at the end.

Thanks to The Cranberries Brasil & Dolores O’Riordan Spain for noticing.

Next Cranberries concert: schedule revealed

June 16, 2016  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The next Cranberries concert will take place in France at “La Nuit de l’Erdre” on July 1st.
The schedules were recently revealed on the website and all the social medias of the festival.
The Cranberries will play a 1h30 show starting at 10:40 PM

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Like Festi’Neuch in Switzerland and Festival Jardins Pedralbes in Spain, this festival is sold out!

The Cranberries live in Barcelona tonight

June 11, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play Festival Jardins Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain tonight at 10:00 PM.
The show is sold out (seating capacity 2100) and it is the last one for the band this month!
This post will be updated all day so please keep coming back…

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No backdrop tonight to let the view on the beautiful “Palau de Pedralbes”

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Noel & Fergal giving an interview for Catalunya Radio earlier today

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PERISCOPE #1 – Linger

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PERISCOPE #2 – Just My Imagination 

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PERISCOPE #3 – Desperate Andy

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PERISCOPE #4 – Zombie

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PERISCOPE #5 – Promises

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PERISCOPE #6 – Dreams

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11:30 PM local time: The show is now over.
Setlist very similar (possibly the same) as the other 2 shows in Poland and Switzerland.

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Seguim celebrant els teus trenta amb bona música #thecranberries #festivaljardinsdepedralbes #tuijo #concert #bcn

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The Cranberries in Neuchâtel, Switzerland: photos & live broadcast link [2 UPDATES]

June 9, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play at the Festi’Neuch festival in Neuchâtel, Switzerland tonight!

The show will be broadcast live HERE  at 10 PM local time. Don’t miss it!

Photos from The Cranberries’ Instagram:

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UPDATE #1

Audio interview with Noel Hogan at Festineuch festival is HERE (thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain for the link!)

UPDATE #2

Lots of great photos form the show is HERE!

The Cranberries rehearsing “Linger” for “The Bachelorette” show

June 6, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries rehearsing “Linger” for “The Bachelorette” show  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Andrew Kimmel, producer of the TV Show “The Bachelorette”, published a real gem 5 months ago on YouTube, a video of The Cranberries minus Mike and Fergal rehearsing “Linger” with a string quartet at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin recorded in June 2015 April 2015 for the Season 9 of the American TV Show “The Bachelorette”.

This is a different version as the one aired on TV (again, this is taken from the rehearsals) but it’s very similar and this time it’s a full version. You might remember the episode with The Cranberries didn’t air the whole song (only 2 minutes) and there were dialogues on it; have a look at the news from last year.

This new video is only one camera, one angle and there is extra time before and after the song. And available in HD 1080p. Thank You Mister Producer!

The Cranberries live in concert at Arena Lublin, first photos/videos

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

The very first show of The Cranberries in a long time started a few minutes ago.
Unfortunately the live streaming announced yesterday was a fake. (All YouTube and Prostreamy links). Even The band officially announced the event on their Facebook and got fooled. Incredible how many scammers there are for this show!

Anyway the only way to follow the concert if you are not in Lublin tonight is social medias like Instagram, Twitter or Periscope. Here below the first photos taken by people at the Arena today. Authors will be credited a little later. More photos and information will come as the evening progresses…

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Pierwsi fani już są!
Od 18:30 otwieramy bramy dla wszystkich sektorów!
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Posted by Arena Lublin on Friday, 3 June 2016

 

KNOWN SETLIST so far, no particular order:
Analyse, Ode to My Family, Animal Instinct, Wanted, When You’re Gone, Just My Imagination, Conduct, Zombie, Empty, You and Me, Promises

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FINAL SETLIST:

  1. Analyse
  2. Animal Instinct
  3. Wanted
  4. Linger
  5. When You’re Gone
  6. Dreaming My Dreams
  7. Just My Imagination
  8. Ode To My Family
  9. Loud And Clear
  10. Free To Decide
  11. I Can’t Be With You
  12. Conduct
  13. Desperate Andy
  14. Schizophrenic Playboys
  15. Salvation
  16. Ridiculous Thoughts
  17. Zombie
    Encore:
  18. Empty
  19. You And Me
  20. Promises
  21. Dreams

 

Lublin to be broadcast live tomorrow + Meet and Greet contest (3UPDATES)

June 2, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

More surprises to come from Poland.
It seems the Lublin show will be broadcast live on YouTube as well as one other stuff.
Indeed 2 feeds are available on YouTube right now. They are displaying different timing.

The first one is clearly tomorrow’s show. It is perfectly announced as a live stream and time matches the usual schedule for a concert starting around 8:00 PM local time. The other one is more mysterious as the broadcast will begin in the morning. What is it exactly and where is it (the word “? No more information for now. Maybe fans understanding Polish might help. A possible a press conference, or soundcheck?? Clearly another surprise to come.
Die-hard fans!!!
It’s time to check if your streaming recorder is perfectly working and ready for tomorrow!!

On the other hand Arena Lublin launched a meet & greet contest on their Facebook.
15 Polish fans will have the chance to meet Mike, Noel and Fergal before the show tomorrow. Dolores is not officially announced but there is a good chance she will join.

And last, earlier today, the band unveiled on social medias the new backdrop for the Summer Tour: it will be the classic “The Cranberries” logo.
Looking great isn’t it?

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UPDATE  – June 3 – 9:10 AM (UTC)
The unknown “morning” streaming have been delayed. it was supposed to start more than 1 hour ago. New schedule is NOON local time, (10:00 AM UTC). Starts in 50 minutes then… Still no information on what it could stream… surprise!


UPDATE  – June 3 – 10:20 AM (UTC)
BEWARE
Bad surprise!
One of our readers Kamil Urczyński reported on our Facebook that YouTube link was FAKE.

Here’s what Kamil says: “Link to youtube is fake, it will charge a fee for the sent sms to encourage subscriptions and paid surveys. Only true livestream is Prostreamy.pl”

Tomek, in the comments below, also posted about Prostreamy.pl

If any Polish fans can confirm, it would help a lot.
Indeed when you go to YouTube now, the streaming was supposed to start 20 minutes ago and nothing appears except a weird link below the video opening a new window where you are asked to enter a phone number. It seems Kamil says the truth, so watch out and report to YouTube if you can.

What’s for sure is that Lublin show will be broadcast live on the internet tonight. This was confirmed by The Cranberries this morning on their Facebook, but the band posted the same link as us. Even if both YouTube accounts are 2 different users the look is very close and the band might have been fooled as well. Let’s hope they’ll be able to confirm the correct link asap if YouTube link(s) really is/are fake.


UPDATE  – June 3 – 1:30 PM (UTC)
One of the fake YouTube account has been suspended!
The other, the one from the “morning” is still running so be careful.

BOTH ARE FAKE

We don’t know yet if there is a true live stream tonight.

The Cranberries are in Poland

June 1, 2016  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday, 31 May 2016, the 3 lads were back on tour as seen on The Cranberries Instagram. Nice photo taken in a car with Noel driving! On the way to Dublin to take a plane for Lublin, Poland where the 1st show in almost 4 years will take place next Friday.

This morning, 1 June 2016, early start… as seen on The Cranberries Instagram

In the afternoon, Arena Lublin posted on the Facebook Events page of the show, a lot of photos of the arrival of the guys with also Mikey Freedom Hart, Johanna Wiseley and some of their crew members at Lublin Airport. Yes they all flew with Ryan Air!!

Dolores wasn’t travelling with the boys but later on the evening Olé Koretsky revealed on Instagram that he was in Warszawa (Teatr Narodowy). No doubt Dolores is somewhere around even if not appearing on the photo. We can definitely say The Cranberries have all arrived in Poland.

And last for the day, Johanna posted on Instagram a photo of the 3 boys when in Lublin Old Town.

More pictures of their stay in Poland will probably appear tomorrow, possibly media and/or soundcheck to do (?) so this post will be updated as soon as possible. Please check back later.


UPDATE – JUNE 2 – 2:10 PM (UTC)

Lubelska TV posted a short video of the guys arriving at the airport yesterday.
Click this link to watch the video directly on their website.
Thanks to Andrzej for the link!

The Cranberries European Summer Tour 2016 is about to start!

May 29, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

There a now five days left until the first concert of The Cranberries European Tour 2016 which will take place at the Arena Lublin, in Poland.

Walking through the streets of Lublin, Polish fans will probably notice that the Lublin Arena is doing last minute street marketing to promote the concert these days, as you can see on the below pics:

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On the band’s part, Noel posted two new rehearsals pics, mentioning these were the last days of rehearsals, along with a brand new poster of the tour and a pic of crew members’ tour books.

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Last, the Limerick Leader posted a cool article about the band’s comeback along with a small interview from Ken Coleman, the Irish digital media artist who took the recent photographs and video of the band posted on The Cranberries official social media accounts.

Ken explained:

They are all in different places at different times, so we had a very small window of opportunity to get it done on a Sunday evening.

We knocked it out in about an hour and a half; green screen, live video, and the stills from that last practice before they packed up.

I got a couple of shots of them and the video and you can see at the very end that they are having a good chat, they were laughing and joking amongst themselves.

What is exciting is the international reaction – the video had 300,000 hits in a day, the Instagram had 48,000 likes.

You guys better be ready for memorable tour!!!

Who’s going to see the band? 😉

The Cranberries “Greatest Live Hits Volume 2”

May 27, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live just announced today the release of The Cranberries “Greatest Live Hits Volume 2”.
The album includes 20 tracks recorded on the Reunion Tour in 2010 & the Roses Tour in 2012
2CD set, limited edition, 100 copies.
Price £6 + shipping.

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CD1
1. The Journey – Live at Hammersmith Apollo 2012
2. Free To Decide – Live at Zénith, Nantes 2010
3. Salvation – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
4. Dreams – Live in Madrid 2010
5. Linger – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
6. You And Me – Live at Pavello Ollimpic Badalona, Barcelona 2010
7. Zombie – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
8. Time Is Ticking Out – Live at Pavello Ollimpic Badalona, Barcelona 2010
9. Ridiculous Thoughts – Live at Zénith, Nantes 2010
10. Electric Blue – Live in Madrid 2010
11. Desperate Andy – Live at Pavello Ollimpic Badalona, Barcelona 2010

CD2
1. I Can’t Be With You – Live at Zénith, Nantes 2010
2. Analyse – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
3. Zombie – Live at Royal Albert Hall 2010
4. Linger – Live at Zénith, Caen 2012
5. When You’re Gone – Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milan 2010
6. The Journey – Live at Zénith, Nantes 2010
7. Shattered – Live at Hammersmith Apollo 2012
8. Ode My Family – Live at Pavello Ollimpic Badalona, Barcelona 2010
9. How – Live at Zénith, Caen 2012

Click this link to buy the album directly on Concert Live’s website.

Tickets for Cancún go on sale this Friday. Details!

May 24, 2016  |  Comments Off on Tickets for Cancún go on sale this Friday. Details!  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

More details about the 2 shows The Cranberries will play at Moon Palace Arena in Cancún, Mexico on August 26 & 27 – 7:00 PM. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday May 27 at 11:00 AM local time on TicketmasterMexico. No presale, only general sale!

Click this link to buy ticket for the 1st show on Aug. 26th
And/or click this other link to buy ticket for the 2nd show on Aug. 27th

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Both shows are officially confirmed by the band but please note they are quite unusual as tickets include preshow dinner with open bar for everyone and will be numbered. Audience will be seated on tables, 10 seats on each table. 200 tables are available each day which makes 2000 tickets per show. Price depends on the proximity of the table with the stage:

VIP: $2,890 Mxn (USD 155)
Diamond: $2,190 Mxn (USD 120)
Platinum: $1,690 Mxn (USD 90)
Gold: $1,390 Mxn (USD 75)

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These 2 shows sound quite intimate and fancy like the ones in Monaco back in July 2002 but no dresscode seems required. No more shows in Mexico are planned for now so Mexican fans, this might be your only chance to see The Cranberries this summer.

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Thanks to CranberriesMexico for all those details!

New promo launched for The Cranberries Lublin show (UPDATED)

May 17, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have been treating fans with some pretty cool promo elements for a few days now, starting with a cool teasing video yesterday published on the Arena Lublin’s Facebook:

The Cranberries zaprasza na koncertA tak na koncert w Lublinie zapraszają muzycy The Cranberries. Przypominamy – ARENA LUBLIN, 3 czerwca 2016.
➡ bilety od 75 zł na http://bit.ly/1SM9lqc

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…and a brand new “kind of poster” made by Kenartcorp and published on The Cranberries Instagram today:

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No surprise this inspired The Hand who just published on his Instagram another of his amazing cartoons based on Dolores’ new look:

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Quite an exciting way to tease fans for the upcoming shows!

Let’s note The Hand is currently selling one of his drawings on eBay


UPDATE  – 9:10 PM (UTC)
One more drawing posted today by the very inspired The Hand still on his Instagram.
This time The Hogans:

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… and the promo picture without the Lublin details posted on The Cranberries official Facebook:

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Plus a brand new exclusive video posted by Noel :

The Cranberries back in rehearsals, invite fans to join them and shed a light on D.A.R.K.’s tour postponement

May 15, 2016  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The band is back to the Limerick Chamber Orchestra studio this week so as to rehearse once more for the summer shows that will take place in Europe and Mexico.

This time, Dolores is rehearsing with the boys, Johanna and Mikey, as seen on the pictures Noel posted on the band’s Instagram account:

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Cool pic of Declan, the band’s backline tech!

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Mike and the new guy Mikey Freedom Hart

These rehearsals are taking place as Dolores should have been starting touring Europe with her side project D.A.R.K.
A great opportunity for fans who were to fly to Limerick to attend D.A.R.K.’s first concert ever as a few of them were lucky enough to be invited by Dolores herself to attend The Cranberries rehearsals twice!

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From left to right, Noel, Voula, Litsa, Dolores, Dolores, Fergal, Mike

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Picture of the girls Noel posted on the band’s official Instagram account!

Congrats to Litsa (Greece), Voula (Greece) and Dolores (Croatia) who probably had the time of their life, enjoying a “private” concert, being offered setlists and taking pics with the band!

The girls used the occasion to question Dolores about D.A.R.K.’s tour postponement and learned that it was due to visa issues for their guitarist, which explains why fans got to learn about the rescheduled dates pretty late. The band is grateful, however, that fans are quite tolerant and not blaming them for this postponement.

Source: Thanks to Litsa who told us about this amazing experience, well done girls!

“God Be With You” on the charity album to fight homelessness

May 11, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The tracklisting of the charity album to fight homelessness featuring Dolores O’Riordan among other Irish artists is now known. The website Lovin Dublin just published the full list and it will be the song “God Be With You” concerning Dolores. The album is called “Rising Against Homelessness” and goes on sale this week in Irish record stores, Starbucks outlets and will also be available to download from iTunes.
Price €10.

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TRACKLIST:

1. ‘The Patriot Game’ by Munday and friends

2. ‘The Foggy Dew’ by The Chieftains with Sinead O’Connor

3. ‘God Be With You ‘ by Dolores O’Riordan 

4. ‘Wild Mountain Time’ by The Waterboys

5. ‘The Town I Loved So Well’ by Camille O’Sullivan

6. ‘The Auld Triangle’ by HomeTown

7. ‘The Night Visiting Song’ by August Wells

8. ‘Children of ’16’ by Declan O’Rourke

9. ‘Villains Remix’ by The Saw Doctors with Giles Packham

10. ‘Hairy Jaysus’ by Kila with Giles Packham

11. ‘Down By The Sally Gardens’ by Heathers

12. ‘Romantic Ireland Is Dead and Gone’ by The Walls

13. ‘The Galtee Mountain Bay’ by Pauline Scanlon.

14. ‘A Song for Ireland’ by Stephen Robinson

15. ‘Foggy Dew 2016’ by Lethal Dialect

16. ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ by Meltybrains?

As you probably all know, “God Be With You” already appears on the remastered version of the album “To The Faithful Departed”. Dolores being credited on this new charity album and not “The Cranberries” it is quite unclear for now whether the song is a new version or the old Cranberries version.

Sources: Lovin Dublin, Irish Mirror


Edit: “God Be With You” was originally recorded and released as a Dolores solo track for “The Devil’s Own” soundtrack, so there’s a good chance that this is still the same old version on this charity CD.
Thanks Richard!!


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D.A.R.K.’s new European tour dates so far (UPDATE: ALL DATES)

May 3, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Promoters are starting to announce rescheduled dates of the postponement D.A.R.K. tour today!
So far the following dates have been announced:

Dublin, Whelan’s: September 19, 2016
London, Bush Hall: September 21, 2016
Milano, Tunnel Club: September 23, 2016
Madrid, Caracol: September 27, 2016

We will update this post during the day with others dates as soon as those are confirmed
Also thanks to Jay Wright for the info re London 😉

Sources: Hotpress.com, Livenation.it, Bush Hall & Doctormusic.com


UPDATE 1:00 PM (UTC)
Berlin, Lido: September 25, 2016
Source: Trinity Tickets


UPDATE 2:05 PM (UTC)
New date in Cork, Ireland at Cyprus Avenue: September 17, 2016
Source: Eventbrite

Thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain for finding this new date first!!


UPDATE 3:10 PM (UTC)
Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse: September 16, 2016
Source: Dolans


UPDATE MAY 04 – 11:30 AM (UTC)
and last,
Paris, Divan du Monde: September 22, 2016
Source: GDP

All dates have now been rescheduled and one new appeared in Cork, Ireland
Here below the final list (8 concerts):

Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse: September 16, 2016
Cork, Cyprus Avenue: September 17, 2016
Dublin, Whelan’s: September 19, 2016
London, Bush Hall: September 21, 2016
Paris, Divan du Monde: September 22, 2016
Milano, Tunnel Club: September 23, 2016
Berlin, Lido: September 25, 2016
Madrid, Caracol: September 27, 2016

All concert dates can be found in the calendar section as well, both Dark and Cranberries dates
See you on tour!

D.A.R.K.’s tour dates POSTPONED!

May 1, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

If you’ve been following the D.A.R.K. news lately, you probably already know that “Science Agrees” release is to be postponed to August 19th, 2016.

As an obvious consequence, rumor grew that next announcement would concern a possible postponement of the band European tour that was due to take place from May 13th to May 26th.

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This rumor was just officially confirmed a moment ago as D.A.R.K. published the below message on their Facebook account :

To all our fans we are so sorry to announce that we have to postpone our forthcoming tour until September due to the last minute unavailability of our lead guitarist and the deferral of the release of our debut album until late August. All tickets already purchased will be valid for the rescheduled shows in September details of which will be announced after the weekend. For those of you who cannot make it to our rescheduled shows full refunds will be given. We sincerely regret this and hope to see you at our shows in September.

The rescheduled dates are not known at the moment but should be in a couple of days.

Quite a disappointing news for fans – especially those who had booked flights, hotels and tickets to be among the firsts to discover Dolores O’Riordan’s new project – but somehow unsurprising.

We will keep you updated on this postponement as soon as we get some more news.

BREAKING: The Cranberries recording SOMETHING at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio?!

April 29, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

Last few days Noel has been posting new photos on The Cranberries’ new Instagram page. These photos feature Noel, Mike and Ferg in some large spaces with lots of musical instruments, headphones and microphones… as if the boys were recording something! Another photo shows a music sheet of Zombie. Some fans were speculating that these photos were part of a recording session.

And today we have another clue! A new photo on The Cranberries’ Instagram has a geotagging saying that it was taken at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio in Limerick! And Noel added the words: “One last take….” on his Twitter page.

As some fans may remember, on February 24th, Dolores told in the interview after the court sentencing that she’s about to release two records, one with D.A.R.K. and the other with… The Chamber Orchestra!

According to the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio website, its “state-of-the-art space has been acoustically modelled to share the properties of the world’s finest concert halls” and it provides “rehearsal and recording facilities for the orchestra.”

So it seems like the pieces of the puzzle are beginning to fall into place: The Cranberries are indeed recording (or rehearsing?) something at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio, and so far it looks like something acoustic (lots of acoustic guitars and Fergal’s famous Empty drums on photos). So what is it? An acoustic best of album with orchestrated arrangements? Or just a rehearsal at fancy studio… but why so many microphones? Time will tell!

Anyway, these are very exciting news for The Cranberries fans, and we can’t wait to hear what are you thinking about this in our comments section!

Sources: The Cranberries Instagram, Noel Hogan’s Twitter

“Sciences Agrees” release postponed?!

April 29, 2016  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Worrying news for fans as rumor has been circulating for a few days that D.A.R.K. debut album release could be postponed to a later date this year…

Cranberries World team had decided not to comment on this as there was no official sign that this would happen.

However, this morning, Amazon UK changed the release date to August 19, 2016 as you can see yourself on this page.

We’ll keep you updated on this unexpected and major postponement as soon as we’ll get more news during the upcoming hours/days, keep on checking our website!

Fans who pre-ordered the album will most probably receive an email from Pledge Music in the following hours/days to let them know when they can expect their album to be delivered, closer to August.

Thanks to Dan Steward who brought our attention to this fact.

EDIT [10:30am GMT]

Confirmed on iTunes.com (and iTunes France) as well for August 19th!!
Thanks to Arnaud for letting us know.

EDIT [11:37am GMT]
September 23 on Amazon Canada, Thanks Andrea!

Happy Birthday to Mike Hogan 43 years old today!

April 29, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all!
Happy Birthday Mike.
Photo below comes from The Cranberries Instagram

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The Cranberries now on Instagram!

April 22, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries now on Instagram!  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It’s official The Cranberries now have an Instagram account.
Earlier today Noel Hogan twitted the link of the very first picture posted there.

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That one isn’t really new and was already seen on Noel’s Tumblr before but who cares, having The Cranberries on Instagram is definitely a good news…
Follow the band by clicking this link or search for thecranberries.i directly inside the app.

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Sources: Noel Hogan twitter, The Cranberries Instagram

Mikey Freedom Hart (Ex_Reyes) to join The Cranberries on tour (UPDATED)

April 18, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Our friends at Cranberries Mexico noticed today that Johanna Wiseley (White Prism) who, as we know, have been touring with The Cranberries as backing vocals/keyboard player since 2012, posted a new picture of the rehearsals for The Cranberries summer 2016 tour featuring multi-instrumentalist Mikey Freedom Hart Ex Reyes

In the caption, Johanna mentions she’s happy that Ex Reyes (Mikey) is now “on board”.

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This comes as a confirmation that, as fans could easily imagine, Russell Burton will not tour with the band as the additional guitarist/keyboard player on the 2016 tour.

It’s now up to European fans to warmly welcome Ex Reyes who, here, succeeds Russell Burton (Roses Tour) and Denny DeMarchi (Reunion Tour) on stage.


UPDATE APR.19 – 7:00 PM (UTC)

Noel Hogan posted 3 new pictures on Tumblr with Johanna and the new guy Mikey now rehearsing with the band.

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Concert Live’s “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” CANCELLED

April 17, 2016  |  Comments Off on Concert Live’s “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” CANCELLED  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Customers who recently ordered The Cranberries “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” box set 7″ vinyls at Concert Live just received an email to warn them that their order was cancelled due to additional costs of production. To apologize the email includes a discount code giving 25% off any purchase over £10 made through their website.

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Dear valued customer,

Thank you for your recent purchase of our new 7 inch single products.
Unfortunately, although we have started, and made good progress with the manufacture of these titles, our original supplier has informed us that they are unable to complete the manufacturing due to an increase in their costs of production.
This has been very frustrating for us and has sadly meant that the additional cost of production would result in us having to increase the retail price of the products which is not a cost we are willing to place on our customers.
We therefore feel that the best course of action at this time is to refund you on your purchase, and offer you a discount voucher for your next purchase with us as although this issue has been out of our hands, its not fair on you, our customers, that this issue causes either further delays, or cost.
Please find here your discount code. This code gives you 25% off any purchase over £10 made through the Concert Live website and is active as of now.
All refunds are being processed today and will be credited back on to the card you used to purchase. Please note depending upon the bank funds may take up to 5 days to appear in your account.
If you have any other questions please contact us at support@concertlive.co.uk.
Thank you for your continued support and our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.
Concert Live

“No Need To Argue” CRANBERRY COLOR VINYL to be released on Sept.16

April 14, 2016  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Fun news today coming from Runt. The album No Need To Argue will be reissued again on September 16, 2016 in a cranberry vinyl version. Very collector!! 🙂
Like the other reissues last year (No Need To Argue and Bury The Hatchet on 180g vinyls) this LP will be released on Plain Label and can be pre-ordered online right now for $29.98 at Runt

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Mexico confirmed + The Cranberries rehearsal setlist (SPOIL!!!!!)

April 12, 2016  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Two major news at the same time given by The Cranberries today.
The 1st one concerns the shows in Cancún which are now officially confirmed by the band on Facebook.
As mentioned yesterday the two shows will take place at Moon Palace Arena on August 26 & 27, 2016.
Fans will be now able to buy their tickets confidently as the band will definitely come and play in Mexico.
Tickets go on sale May 23rd.

This is a great news for South America as we can easily imagine these two shows won’t be the only ones on the continent. It would be very costly for the band to travel and play a one-off in one city…

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SETLIST WARNING: STOP READING THERE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED.

Second news concerns the setlist rehearsed these days by the band and revealed by Noel Hogan on Twitter earlier today.

Last week The Cranberries gathered in a studio to rehearse a few songs and on the 2nd rehearsal day, Noel posted some nice pictures where we can see the boys and some of their gears.
On one photo we could read what was probably a very first version of a setlist as seen in this news.
A few fans noticed that the list was very similar to that of the Roses Tour 2012!
Today for the second week of rehearsal, the band seems to be rehearsing more songs.
Take a look at the new list below:

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Quite a nice surprise as this song list features a lot more rarities with a few ones not played live in a very long time such as Hollywood, Wake Up And Smell The Coffee or This Is The Day. Please note this is just a list of everything they’re trying in no particular order and some of these songs might not be included in the final set. Some more might be added as well. Definitely exciting!
What do you think?

Cancún and Barcelona new promo ads for The Cranberries

April 11, 2016  |  Comments Off on Cancún and Barcelona new promo ads for The Cranberries  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Festival Jardins Pedralbes (Barcelona, Spain) just released a promo video featuring The Cranberries among other artists playing the festival this year:

Tickets for this concert went on sale this morning. Prices range from €16 to €128!
You can buy tickets online by clicking this link.
Some die-hard fans already bought theirs. Thanks to DO’RSpain for the picture.

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More information about The Cranberries announced in Cancún, Mexico on August 26 & 27, 2016.
The shows are still not confirmed by the band but the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort published a new ad on their website a few days ago where the name of the venue is revealed. It will be the Moon Palace Arena. These shows become a bit more likely every day.

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The Cranberries in Barcelona

April 8, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in Barcelona  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new date appeared today on The Cranberries summer tour 2016.
The band will play at Festival Jardins de Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain on June 11th.
Tickets go on sale next Monday April 11th. Prices range from €16 to €128
Thanks to DO’RSpain Facebook for the info.

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Sources: Festival Jardins de Pedralbes webiste, Festival Jardins de Pedralbes Facebook

D.A.R.K.’s new song “Loosen The Noose” available now (2 UPDATES)

April 7, 2016  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

D.A.R.K.’s new song “Loosen The Noose” will be released tomorrow April 8th.
It’s still April 7th right now for half of the world but if you live in a country where April 8th is already there like Russia, Japan, Australia and else the YouTube video link below is already working.
If not midnight for you there’s nothing we can do 🙁  just be patient or try to change your computer clock (not working for everyone!)

Like on “Curvy” Dolores and Olé are both singing on this one.
A cool nice song with very sweet Dolores vocals.


UPDATE 8:25 PM (UTC)

Cranberries World team’s attempt at writing the lyrics can be found on the “Loosen The Noose” page.
If you think there is a mistake please let us know.
You can find more lyrics in the Song List A-Z section.


UPDATE 10:01 PM (UTC)

It’s now midnight all over Europe (except Portugal, UK and Ireland) and the song is also available on Spotify:

More details about the Cancún shows

April 7, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Still not officially confirmed by The Cranberries yet, the 2 concerts at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancún, Mexico next August 26 & 27 have a dedicated Facebook page in English. We can learn tickets will go on sale on May 23, 2016 and their prices range from $129-$249 from the Gold to the VIP section.
Yes this is US Dollars. Quite expensive compared to the European shows but it seems attendees will enjoy a pre-concert dinner at 7:00 PM. Will there be tickets without dinner? Things are quite unclear for now.

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Even if the information seems more serious this time than another Mexican concert in the past, let’s hope The Cranberries will confirm these shows before May 23 otherwise fans will have to take a big risk on their own!

The Cranberries in Mexico & The Cranberries rehearsal days

April 6, 2016  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Breaking news for Mexico today as The Cranberries are announced to play 2 concerts in Cancún on August 26th & 27th. The information is not officially confirmed by the band yet but was announced last March 24th on the internet by Quintana Roo Hoy.
If confirmed it would automatically mean more South American concerts to be announced soon (and why not a few concerts in North America as well). The last time the band played Mexico -and mostly South America- was in 2010 during the Reunion Tour. The Cranberries have some of their biggest fans there and the band is expected like no other band is. Even more since the last tour for the album Roses in 2012 didn’t stop on the South American continent at all!

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Other news, yesterday was rehearsal day 1 for The Cranberries but no information were revealed. Even the very opposite, we had a few more pictures of Dolores with her side project D.A.R.K. doing interviews and photo shooting for a media called The Talkhouse.

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These pictures are difficult to date and even if recent (probably taken just a couple of days ago) they don’t mean Dolores wasn’t rehearsing with The Cranberries yesterday or don’t mean she was! What’s for sure is things are moving fast now and it really seems both projects are carried out in parallel by Dolores.

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And now today is The Cranberries rehearsal day 2. Noel just shared on his Tumblr account some photos where we can see the instruments and gears ready. We can also see Mike and Fergal & 2 familiar tech guys. Noel is not on the pictures as he probably is the one taking them. No sign of Dolores for now and she possibly hasn’t arrived yet which is not really a surprise as the very first rehearsal days might be instrumental only.

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On one picture we can even read some part of the setlist (yes it is readable if you are an expert in Cranberries songs) but no spoiling here, read it if you like or keep the surprise, your choice!

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Anyway good things are coming for sure…
Noel also posted a short mobile phone video on his Twitter:

Dolores to take part in a charity project against homelessness

April 3, 2016  |  Comments Off on Dolores to take part in a charity project against homelessness  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

An article published today on the Independent reveals that Dolores O’Riordan will be involved in a project called “Rock Against Homelessness” which is part of the “One For Ireland” campaign. This event is to alert on the overall number of homeless people in Ireland seriously increasing these last months and to raise €1M to fight youth homelessness throughout April.

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A concert will take place at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on April 24 and a charity CD will be released in 3 weeks. Dolores is not on the list of the artists performing at the concert (or is she the very special guest?) but is to feature on the CD among other artists such as The Waterboys, Sinead O’Connor, The Chieftains, The Saw Doctors, Tommy Fleming, Camille O’Sullivan, Mundy and Hometown.

Thanks to A.P. for the tip!

Source: Independent.ie

Photos of “The Ultimate Live Collection Vol. 2” box set

March 30, 2016  |  Comments Off on Photos of “The Ultimate Live Collection Vol. 2” box set  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The box sets of The Ultimate Live Collection Volume 2 have just been shipped by Concert Live for once perfectly on time. Some fans already received their box and here below are the first photos:

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First thing you immediately notice is its size. It is almost half of the Volume 1 box which was way too large if you remember (see CW photo-review of the Volume 1 by clicking here).

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Size of the Volume 1: 29 x 23 x 12cm
Size of the Volume 2: 21 x 17 x 9cm

This time the 4 CD’s inside fit better!

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This is the exact same red/cranberries color 🙂 as the Volume 1.
It is interesting to note that for an unknown reason some fans received a white version of the Volume 1 which is quite weird and very collector!
Here’s the white box (on the left) received by Cranberries Mexico among a lot of other goodies ordered:

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Will there be a white version of the Volume 2?
Time will tell…

The content of this new box is exactly as announced by Concert Live:
2 live albums recorded on the 2010 Reunion Tour and 2 live albums recorded on the Roses Tour.

  • Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano – 16.mar.2010
  • Live at Zénith, Paris – 22.mar.2010
  • Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London – 02.oct.2012 
  • Live at Zénith, Caen – 10.nov.2012 

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The box is still available on the Concert Live website for £25 plus shipping.
Limited edition: 100 copies

Two new dates added to the D.A.R.K. tour

March 29, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

D.A.R.K. official website was updated this morning with two new dates in Spain & Germany.
The band will now stop at Lido, Berlin on May 24th and Caracol, Madrid on May 26th.

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Let’s note tickets for Berlin are on sale already, whereas Madrid concert is to go on sale on April 1st.
Many thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain for noticing!

PHOTO: Dolores and King Jermajesty on “The Bachelorette” show

March 25, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Last week, King Jermajesty posted on Instagram an awesome photo with Dolores taken last year during the recording of the TV show “The Bachelorette”.

King Jermajesty also wrote a few words a bit confusing for the fans and some of them immediately thought the photo was taken on St Patrick’s Day last week. In fact the photo was posted on St Patrick’s Day last week, a day which probably reminded him his photo with Dolores when he was working on The Bachelorette show in Ireland last year!

Johanna Cranitch to join The Cranberries on the Summer Tour 2016

March 25, 2016  |  Comments Off on Johanna Cranitch to join The Cranberries on the Summer Tour 2016  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Johanna Cranitch, now Johanna Wiseley, just instagramed/twitted she’ll be playing with The Cranberries on their Summer Tour 2016. As you might remember she already played with the band on the Roses Tour 2012 on the keyboard and supporting Dolores as backup singer.

Getting excited to join these dudes again for some summer shows. #thecranberries

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Great news! See you on tour again Johanna.

Sources: White Prism Instagram, White Prism Twitter

The Cranberries “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” box set 7″ vinyls

March 25, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A new Cranberries box set is available today on the Concert Live website: the 7″ singles box set.
Named “Single Greatest Live Hits Collection” it contains three 7″ vinyls and is limited to 100 copies.

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This live compilation based on the “Greatest Live Hits” 2CD version released by Concert Live before is a sort of greatest hits of the greatest hits as there are 12 tracks only (the 2CD version has 20 tracks).

On the Concert Live banner it says the item is part of a 24h sale supposed to end tomorrow morning at 9:00 but experience already showed this wasn’t really the case and as long as the 100 copies are not sold out the item stays on their website. Anyway if you are interested don’t hesitate too long, 100 is very few.
Price is £24.99 for the box. You can also order each vinyl separately for £7.99
Product dispatch date is May 23, 2016.

Tracklist:
Part 1:
Side A
Linger – Live at Mediolanum Forum, Milano 2010
Just My Imagination – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012
Side B
Shattered – Live at Royal Albert Hall, London 2010
When You’re Gone – Live at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon 2010

Part 2
Side A
Zombie – Live at Royal Albert Hall, London 2010
Salvation – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012
Side B
Switch Off The Moment – Live in Barcelona 2010
Animal Instinct – Live at Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam 2010

Part 3
Side A
Dreams – Live at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon 2010
How – Live at Columbiahalle, Berlin 2010
Side B
Conduct – Live at Zénith, Caen 2012
Still Can’t… – Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 2012

Source: Concert Live

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