New songs in the oven for The Cranberries

June 12, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

In an interview on Voice of America last month in Washington D.C. for “Border Crossings”, The Cranberries told host Larry London that they were starting to write new songs for a possible seventh album. Noel explained that the band will take its time before recording these new tracks though.

We’re not gonna rush into it, when we think it’s ready, we’ll do it. We learned from our mistakes. Before, we might have gone into do an album before we were actually prepared for it. Later on, it’s when you listen back to it, you think I could have done better.

More information about the “Border Crossings” interview soon…

Last promo performance went under the radar [Update #2]

June 12, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

On May 14th The Cranberries were guests at “Border Crossings” on Voice of America (VOA) where they performed “Linger” and “Raining in My Heart”. Unfortunately, it seems like this performance went under the radar in the fan community as the band did not announce it on socials as they used to. Remember that during the Winter promo tour Noel Hogan usually informed the fans via his Twitter account now closed.

The Cranberries at Border Crossings (photo credit: insidevoa.com)

Fortunately the good people of Voice of America sent us the mp3 of the interview and performances and gave us permission to post it on CW.
Many thanks to them!

Border Crossings – Full audio (live & interview)

Cranberries and Dolores fan communities are now closed

June 8, 2012  |  20 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Sad day for The Cranberries fan community: both the group and Dolores’ official fan community sites have been closed today. Last month a spokeperson from the band team informed fans that both communities would close in June as the band decided to only use Facebook for communication with/between fans.

Few weeks earlier Noel Hogan also closed his Twitter account. Noel was the only band member to interact with fans on the internet and pass on some useful information about the band performances and reactions.

Let’s hope that the band will use their Facebook account more frequently to inform and interact with fans when they get back to work in October. From 1998 to 2003, Fergal (and sometimes other members of the band) wrote some messages to fans while touring and recording albums. Those messages, originally posted on the band’s website, can still be found here.

You can also access other fan forum on the web:
Cranberries-fan (English)
Pretty Dolores (French)
I Still Dream (Italian)

Noel Hogan gets back to his Mono Band project

June 4, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

Noel Hogan makes the most of The Cranberries sudden pause by working on some “potential new Mono Band tracks”.

The Cranberries postponed their Summer Tour, as lead singer Dolores O’ Riordan needed a couple of month to rest. The band will resume their tour activities next October.

Last April, Mono Band released a track featuring Finn Chambers on the “Life Support” compilation. You can listen to the track (“Won’t Leave No More”) and buy the album here

The Cranberries official statement; Dolores apologizes to fans

June 4, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries and their managing company have released an official statement published on their official website today about their Summer tour cancelation.

For personal reasons I would prefer to keep private, it turns out that this is not a good time for me to be on the road this Summer. I apologize to the fans and promise that The Cranberries will be at our best for the rescheduled shows.

The Cranberries World team wishes Dolores all the rest she needs this Summer with her family and friends.

Click here to read the full statement. (link no longer available)

“Waiting In Walthamstow” second single (?)

June 2, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Numerous fans noticed a UK 1-track promo CD of “Waiting in Walthamstow” on eBay no more than two weeks ago, which led people to wonder whether this song could possibly be The Cranberries new single.

Difficult to know whether this information is true as no one could verify if this CD is a fake or not especially as the cover appeared to be that of Tomorrow’s single.

However, doubts are slowly vanishing away as another user listed one of these promo CDs, which tends to show that “Waiting in Walthamstow” might definitely be the next single in the UK!

“Waiting in Walthamstow” promo CD as seen on eBay

Official statement: shows from the “European Summer Tour” are cancelled/postponed!

June 1, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Gerard Drouot Productions and Pias France, respectively French concert promoter and record label, just released an official statement regarding the whole upcoming European leg of The Cranberries’ Roses Tour. Dolores explains that she cannot be on the road this summer for reasons she wants to keep private. She apologizes to all the fans and reassures them saying that The Cranberries will be at their best for the rescheduled shows.

As for details regarding which concerts are postponed and which ones are cancelled, it seems that Toulouse (July 6) is postponed to October 25, whereas Paris (June 20), Ruoms (June 22), Zagreb (June 29) and Cognac (July 7) are cancelled! Refunds will be provided for all these shows except Toulouse where fans can keep their tickets for the reschedule date.


[EDIT:]
The same announcement was released via Cooking Vinyl a few minutes ago providing us with more details regarding other shows:

2/10 London, England HMV — Hammersmith Apollo * rescheduled from 18/6
4/10 Barcelona, Spain — Palau Sant Jordi Club * rescheduled from 9/7
5/10 Madrid, Spain – Palacio Vistalegre * rescheduled from 10/7
8/10 Berlin, Germany – Max Schmeling Halle * rescheduled from 25/6 and1/11
14/10 Warsaw, Poland – Torwar Arena * rescheduled from 26/6
25/10 Toulouse, France – Le Zenith * rescheduled from 6/7
28/10 Padova, Italy – Palafabris * rescheduled from 30/6
29/10 Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum * rescheduled from 4/7
31/10 Rome, Italy – Auditorium * rescheduled from 2/7

The show currently scheduled for Bratislava on 24/6 will also be rescheduled – we will advise the new date asap. We are also trying to reschedule the show in Beirut scheduled for 4/7 and further announcements will be made regarding this.

More dates to be announced shortly.

Thanks to G. who sent us the press release.

Fergal Lawler’s comment on the “postponed” shows

May 30, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

A member of the official community reported yesterday that Fergal was online in the chat room of the community and wrote the following message, as shown on her screencap:

Hey there, we are all so sorry about postponing the shows but it will all be made clear soon. We have huge love and respect for our fans and understand how frustrating it is for you all.

This is the first official message since the last cancellations in the US. It is unclear whether this statement concerns these past cancellations or a postponement of the upcoming European dates, but it definitely seems that things are going in this direction.

We should know more about it very soon now.

Source: Maria Laura

Closure of The Cranberries official community

May 25, 2012  |  11 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Barra -who seems to be a member of The Cranberries Team- announced that the official community of The Cranberries would be closed in the upcoming month. The band and their team have indeed chosen to develop their Facebook page instead and fans are thus advised to join there. For those who do not have a Facebook account… I’m afraid you’re gonna have to stick with us 😉
Welcome on board, lads!

Below a screen cap of Barra’s message:

Hi guys

I’m afraid that this community website will be phased out over the coming month or so as the band and the band’s web admin have decided to maintain and develop official Facebook page only. We’ll be adding a forum on the Facebook page over the Summer, where discussion similar to that here can be continued and hopefully you can contribute and join the Facebook community there. As I’m sure you all know, there’s also a fan resource at http://cranberriesworld.com

I’m sure some of you may be disappointed at this news, and where sorry for any inconvenience, but we’re trying to consolidate our fan resources over the coming Summer; tidy things up and develop a Facebook based community that will be well maintained and updated regularily.

Have a good weekend, and all the best…

Barra
On behalf of The Cranberries

Italian shows threatened?

May 25, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Italian fans found out today that tickets for the concerts in Piazzola-sul-Brenta and Milano were not on sale anymore whereas everyone states that these shows were far from being sold out.

Is this another clue pointing to a possible cancellation of the whole/part of the European Summer Tour?
What is certain is that we should know more about the Italians gigs very soon.

It is unclear whether concerts will be maintained, postponed (like the Berlin one) or cancelled on this leg of the Roses Tour.

“Dolores O’ Riordan takes time off”

May 24, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

While fans were waiting for official announcements regarding the cancelled US shows, the Limerick Leader just published an interview of Dolores’ mother -Eileen O’ Riordan- which gives us a bit of answers.

As a matter of fact, it seems that Dolores needs a break from her “hectic touring schedule”.

Also, as mentioned before, a concert due to take place this June in Germany was postponed two days ago, raising questions regarding the upcoming leg of the Roses Tour in Europe. The Limerick Leader’s interview confirms what we suspected as it reveals that Dolores is considering a possible cancellation.

Let’s all wait for more news and again, we hope that all goes well for Dolores.

New French date on the November Roses Tour

May 22, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

One concert postponed to November in Germany = 2 new dates on the tour!?
As mentioned a few minutes ago the band will be performing in München, Germany on November 1st at the Max Schmeling Halle. What’s new though is that a French article just announced tickets would go on sale this Friday for a show in Beauvais, France on November 8th at Elispace.

Berlin’s concert in June postponed, a possible cancellation of the European summer tour?

May 22, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

According to some German members of the official community Eventim.de -a German ticket company- announced the postponement of The Cranberries’ concert of June 25 to November 1, 2012 at the Max Schmeling Halle. It seems people can keep their ticket or send it back to the company to get a refund. Those who want to purchase tickets for the rescheduled date already can on their website.

This could mark the beginning of a series of cancellations regarding their European summer tour, starting on June 18 in London. As you may all know now, the band lately cancelled a lot of shows as Dolores was not able to perform. We wish Dolores well and hope things are going to get better shortly.

Note that no official statement was made on the side of the band.

In the meantime, we’ll try to get you informed of any change in their upcoming legs of the Roses Tour. On a lighter note, a new concert in München, Germany (2012.12.02) was added along with the rescheduled Berlin show!

Could Dolores possibly be moving back to Ireland?

May 20, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan

According to a recent article published in the Sunday World, Dolores O’ Riordan lost out on a mansion located in Malahide, North County Dublin.
Whether this information -which is surprising considering that Dolores has often explained she’s really enjoying her life in Canada- is real or not, one could imagine that The Cranberries singer would like to return full time to Ireland in order to get closer to her family after the loss of her father.

Dolores’ mansion in Malahide


Now a word about today’s new rumor…

You probably all know that yesterday a My Fox article reported that Dolores was spotted in several Minneapolis bars drinking “both before and after the cancelled show” whereas there is absolutely no proof of this statement that was originally made by several disappointed and angry fans.

Information currently circulating about the band and Dolores on the web are to be ‘taken with a grain of salt’ especially as the band hasn’t released any statement yet on the last cancellations of US shows. Let’s thus be careful and wait for official news.

Philly’s rescheduled show cancelled as well…

May 18, 2012  |  79 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The Electric Factory published the following statement a few hours ago announcing the cancellation of the rescheduled show in Philadelphia on May 19.

CRANBERRIES UPDATE //

Due to a family emergency, The Cranberries have cancelled their rescheduled date.

The band sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates your understanding in this matter.

Refunds available at point of purchase.

It seems things are going wrong for The Cranberries as they already had to cancel a show last night in Minneapolis. The band hasn’t released any official statement yet regarding both these shows, although the Minneapolis crowd was told that Dolores was not feeling well enough to play. People may remember that Dolores O’ Riordan lost her father last November which might be linked to the numerous cancellations that have taken place since March 2012. As many fans, we’re worried and wish the band and Dolores all the best.

Minneapolis show cancelled

May 18, 2012  |  28 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries just cancelled their show in Minneapolis at The Brick on May 17. Dolores wasn’t feeling well and was unable to perform. here is the official message published few minutes ago on Twitter directly by the venue:

THE BRICK @TheBrick_MN
Sorry to all who made it out tonight! Dolores of The Cranberries fell ill and is unable to perform. We will be issuing refunds Monday.

Message is very clear and it looks like the show won’t be rescheduled at all as only refund is offered for now. More details very soon….


EDIT #1:
If like Bob, you know a little more about the exact circumstances of the cancellation, just let us know like he did. Thanks to him.

EDIT #2:
Thanks to you all below for your comments. Very interesting. Don’t hesitate to continue if necessary.

‘Show Me’ made its way in the setlist!

May 17, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Great news for fans who were expecting to hear more songs from the new album live: The Cranberries played “Show Me” last night at La Riviera in Chicago, USA. They performed a rather slow but very good version of the song which a fan, YouTube user Terri Dactyl, managed to capture perfectly from the first rows (as well as many other songs that night). Watch video below. Also note that “You And Me” and “Time Is Ticking Out” were played for the first time on the “Roses Tour”.

Show Me – 1st time live

Live or relive the Washington show forever

May 16, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The “Roses Tour” started exactly 2 months ago and more than 20 shows have been done so far. As you may know or not, there already are some live bootleg recordings surfacing the internet and mostly made by fans for fans (meaning recorded in the audience).

Like said in the “About CW” section, there is no recording available for download on Cranberries World. It doesn’t mean we don’t like bootlegs. Like any die-hard fans that you are and that we all are, it’s pretty much the opposite and one of our goals in the coming months (and years !!) will be to database them all.

In the mean time, a new recording from Washington, DC‘s 9:30 Club surfaced today. Yes it’s yesterday’s show! The file was released on the internet on the famous torrent site dimeadozen.org and it’s pretty simple to find link(s) if you are interested…

Philadelphia show rescheduled

May 12, 2012  |  Comments Off on Philadelphia show rescheduled  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Philadelphia’s show has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 19th.
Below the message published on the venue’s Twitter account:

“Cranberries Update
The show has been rescheduled for Sat, May 19th
All tickets honored
Thanks for your patience and understanding”

Dolores on Q104.3

May 7, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores was guest of “Out Of The Box” on New York’s Q104.3 last week. Among other things she talked about how quickly she wrote “Zombie” back in the 90’s, why she does not bring her kids on tour and the recording of “Roses”.

When asked to pick a song of The Cranberries’ latest album to be aired after the interview, Dolores chose “Losing My Mind”. She told the host that she likes that song because of its experimental aspects. “The verses are soft and vulnerable and sweet while the choruses are loud in-your-face guitars.”

Out Of The Box – Q104.3

Philadelphia show postponed

May 5, 2012  |  Comments Off on Philadelphia show postponed  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Electric Factory just confirmed via Twitter that tonight’s show has been postponed. The Cranberries have not released a statement yet. We wish Dolores all the best and hope she’ll be in good shape for the Montréal show next Tuesday [where I’ll be at! 😉 ].

“Due to illness tonights Cranberries show has been postponed.
Please check back 5/6 for an announcement on what we hope is a quick reschedule.”

The Cranberries to tour South America in September 2012

May 5, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

According to some Uruguayan fans who travelled to New York City to see the band perform at Terminal 5, The Cranberries would be playing in Montevideo (URUGUAY) on September 21, 2012.

There is no doubt that what these fans report is true as they obtained this information via Don Burton himself who had already mentioned (earlier in January during the promo of the new album) a new leg of the world tour to start in September.

Let’s now wait for more South American dates.

Thanks to Andrea for the info.

The Cranberries start North American tour

May 3, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries started the first North American leg of the Roses Tour yesterday in New York City. The band played Terminal 5 on Wednesday with a setlist identical to their latest Oceania/Asia Greatest Hits shows from last March and April.

The same five tracks from “Roses” were performed (“Astral Projections” still out!!) as well as their collection of older hits and usual non-single tracks. A setlist to please the general public and the occasional fans.Those who hoped for a fresher set -one that would have been much different from the 2009 Reunion Tour- will be disappointed. The band seems to have chosen continuity over diversity.

But one thing that will please all fans is the performance quality that the band delivers on this tour. Here’s a taste of what you’ll get to enjoy in the next weeks in a city near you!

Conduct – Terminal 5 – New York City

Poll: Your “dream setlist” (final round)

April 27, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

This week,  the final round of the “dream setlist” poll. Chose 20 tracks from the top 7 songs of each album era voted by all of you in the past two weeks. No limitation by album.

Remember that this has nothing to do with the current tour nor with the band itself. This is not a competition, but an interactive way to see what songs fans like to hear live. Vote for each poll once. Spam votes will be deleted.

What is your dream setlist? (Pick 20)

  • Schizophrenic Playboys (4%, 97 Votes)
  • Zombie (3%, 92 Votes)
  • Promises (3%, 91 Votes)
  • Daffodil Lament (3%, 88 Votes)
  • Dreams (3%, 87 Votes)
  • Conduct (3%, 87 Votes)
  • Forever Yellow Skies (3%, 86 Votes)
  • Ridiculous Thoughts (3%, 85 Votes)
  • Hollywood (3%, 80 Votes)
  • So Cold in Ireland (3%, 76 Votes)
  • Ode to My Family (3%, 75 Votes)
  • Animal Instinct (3%, 75 Votes)
  • Loud and Clear (3%, 74 Votes)
  • Shattered (3%, 73 Votes)
  • Electric Blue (3%, 73 Votes)
  • Astral Projections (3%, 73 Votes)
  • Linger (3%, 70 Votes)
  • Salvation (2%, 67 Votes)
  • Raining in My Heart (2%, 67 Votes)
  • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2%, 64 Votes)
  • When You're Gone (2%, 62 Votes)
  • I Can't Be With You (2%, 61 Votes)
  • Sunday (2%, 60 Votes)
  • Perfect World (2%, 58 Votes)
  • I'm Still Remembering (2%, 56 Votes)
  • Stars (2%, 55 Votes)
  • Just My Imagination (2%, 55 Votes)
  • Cordell (2%, 54 Votes)
  • Still Can't... (2%, 53 Votes)
  • Liar (2%, 53 Votes)
  • This Is The Day (2%, 52 Votes)
  • Not Sorry (2%, 51 Votes)
  • Waltzing Back (2%, 51 Votes)
  • Stop Me (2%, 49 Votes)
  • Disappointment (2%, 46 Votes)
  • Delilah (2%, 44 Votes)
  • Analyse (2%, 43 Votes)
  • I Really Hope (2%, 43 Votes)
  • Never Grow Old (2%, 42 Votes)
  • New New York (2%, 41 Votes)
  • Show Me (1%, 39 Votes)
  • Fee Fi Fo (1%, 37 Votes)

Total Voters: 139

Loading ... Loading ...

The Cranberries in Lebanon next July

April 23, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in Lebanon next July  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be part of the Beiteddine Festival in Beirut, Lebanon next July.
The band will perform at the Beiteddine Palace on July 14.
This will mark the first visit of The Cranberries in this Middle East country.

Source: beirutnightlife.com

The Cranberries Press