First teaser of The Voice of Ireland

December 24, 2013  |  Comments Off on First teaser of The Voice of Ireland  |  by Axl  |  The Voice

A video teaser with Dolores has recently appeared on Irish TV RTE.

Thanks to Henggo for noticing.

New Barry Egan interview in The Independent

December 23, 2013  |  Comments Off on New Barry Egan interview in The Independent  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Since her last interview with Barry Egan last november in which she confessed she was sexually abused as a child, Dolores have been entering a healing process which she explains in a new interview in The Independent.

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Invited to join her in Rome three weeks ago – where she performed at the Concerto di Natale – Barry Egan thus discussed this relief with her:
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The Battles of The Voice in a nutshell

December 22, 2013  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Voice

Better late than never, here’s a few words on what happened last Sunday & Monday at The Voice of Ireland.

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DOLORES SUPPORT CAMPAIGN: 1 DAY TO GO…

December 13, 2013  |  Comments Off on DOLORES SUPPORT CAMPAIGN: 1 DAY TO GO…  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear all,

Thank you so much for your contributions, we managed to gather 42% of the required amount to pay for the advert, which was really of help for us.
It seems Fundrazr allows us to keep the campaign alive for a little while, so those who want to take part in the fundraising effort can still donate money for a few days!

As for the messages, we’ll keep on posting those we receive until Saturday – 23:59 GMT so feel free to send yours to supportdolores@cranberriesworld.com along with your name/username and country.
If you don’t get any confirmation from us to tell you your message will be posted on www.cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores, please do send your email again as we do answer everyone!

We’re very happy so many countries are represented, people from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA sent their support messages to Dolores.
This really is heartwarming!
Well done, guys!

 

Concerto di Natale: photos & videos

December 11, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Official pictures of the Concerto di Natale were posted on the Facebook account of the event.
For those who can’t access their album, here’s a selection of the best ones.
It features pictures from the rehearsal, the show, as well as a couple of backstage photos.

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SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: THIS IS HAPPENING!

December 9, 2013  |  Comments Off on SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: THIS IS HAPPENING!  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear ‘berries fans,

We’re very pleased to tell you that the advert WILL be published in the LIFE magazine this Sunday. The CW Team paid the required amount to make it happen.
Those who are willing to support our effort still have 3 days to help us by giving money on Fundrazr.

What matters most, now, is to gather as many messages as possible to encourage Dolores.
Send your support messages (+ you name/username and country) to supportdolores@cranberriesworld.com, they will then be published on http://cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores.

We’re giving you until SATURDAY 14TH, 23:59 GMT to send your messages!

It’s time to give back, peeps!

2013.11.10 Sunday Independent's Life

Dolores O’Riordan sang for Pope at Concerto di Natale

December 8, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Tonight was the recording of the Concerto di Natale in Italy which will be broadcast on Italian TV on december 24th. This is the 5th time Dolores O’Riordan is coming to this show. Her previous appearances were in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006.

This year Dolores sang 4 songs:

  • Letting Go (performed live for the 1st time ever & with different lyrics according to Schizophrenic Lu)
  • Silent Night (duet with Elisa Toffoli)
  • Away In A Manger
  • Happy Xmas, War Is Over (All Artists together as final)

Silent Night, Away In A Manger and Happy Xmas, War Is Over were already performed by Dolores in the other Concerto di Natale through the years, so we can’t wait to see what the 2013 versions sound like.

Let’s mention the new Pope was in the audience as he is spending his first Christmas in Vatican after being elected last March. Seeing a Pope at the show hasn’t happened in quite a long time as the last Pope Benedictus Sextus Decimus didn’t like the Concerto di Natale very much so we have to go back to Ioannes Paulus II to see a Pope attending the event.
This time again, Dolores had a special audience with the Pontiff earlier this week. Let’s remember she met Ioannes Paulus II in 2001 and 2002.

Below a picture of the poster taken by Schizophrenic Lu who was at the show tonight.

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SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: TIME IS TICKING OUT

December 6, 2013  |  Comments Off on SUPPORT DOLORES CAMPAIGN: TIME IS TICKING OUT  |  by Camille  |  Other News

TIME IS TICKING OUT, GUYS!

It’s time to encourage Dolores, we’ve got 1 WEEK LEFT to act.

Send your support messages to supportdolores@cranberriesworld.com and tell her how important she is to you.
Even a few words can be significant and will be much appreciated.
For those who are struggling with English, you can still write messages in your own language (they won’t be translated though), your contribution will still be important.

You can also contribute by giving money via Fundrazr if you want to help us buying the advert.
Let us recall you that you’re very welcome to send a message to Dolores even if you’re not contributing to the fund-raising effort!

 

Remember, this is your one and only opportunity to answer her call in the LIFE magazine and do something for her.
300 of you liked our post about the campaign, we should thus be able to make it all together!

Your idol is reaching out for help.
Are YOU listening to DOLORES?

PS: To all the loyal Italian fans who might be able to  have a talk with her in the upcoming days, please try not to mention it as it’d be better to let her find out by herself, cheers!

In it together 🙂

The Cranberries are still making profits

December 5, 2013  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries are still making profits  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

An article published today in the Irish Examiner reveals The Cranberries are still making money as a band… but who had doubted anyway !

The article is quite technical and interesting as the journalist Gordon Deegan gives fairly precise figures earned by the band’s Curtain Call Ltd in 2012, a year boosted by the album Roses. All four members have a 25% shareholding in Curtain Call Ltd.
Even if the revenues are not in million(s) anymore probably due to the crisis in the music industry these last years (but which artists are not impacted!) this is still a good news !

Read the whole Irish Examiner article by clicking here.

Dolores has arrived in Roma to perform at the Concerto di Natale

December 4, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores has arrived in Roma to perform at the Concerto di Natale  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

As you can see on the picture bellow taken in Vatican City, Dolores was spotted in Italy where she’s due to perform at the Concerto di Natale this Saturday.

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As a reminder for those who can’t attend the show, the concert will be broadcast on Dec 24th at 9:00 pm on Italian TV Rai Due.

An old demo recording from Noel Hogan surfaces

December 4, 2013  |  Comments Off on An old demo recording from Noel Hogan surfaces  |  by Jury  |  Mono Band

The Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan has shared his old demo recording from 2006: a song called “Roads.”
You can listen to it on Noel Hogan Production’s Soundcloud here:

The song has vocals from a long-time Noel’s collaborator, Richard Walters, and most likely was recorded for the Arkitekt project which started to take shape at that time.

It remains unclear whether this song will see the light of day on any future Noel Hogan releases.

Dolores O’Riordan to sing a duet at Concerto di Natale

November 28, 2013  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’Riordan to sing a duet at Concerto di Natale  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The Italian singer Elisa Toffoli just announced on her twitter account that she will be singing a duet with Dolores O’Riordan in Roma for the Concerto di Natale this December 7th.

Elisa parteciperà al “Concerto di Natale” il 7 dicembre all’Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma. Vi segnaliamo il duetto con Dolores O’Riordan. Elisa (@elisatoffoli) noviembre 28, 2013

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Thanks to Irishsoul and Fanberries for the news & picture.

A GLOBAL FAN CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT DOLORES

November 25, 2013  |  Comments Off on A GLOBAL FAN CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT DOLORES  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear Cranberries fans,

As a community, we are bound by the same passion towards Dolores O’Riordan because her songs are our inspiration. They have provided the soundtrack to our lives. Through good times and bad they have given us something to hold on to and helped make us stronger people.

Today is the day we have to tell Dolores how much we value this and how important she is to us!

Indeed, many of us were moved by Dolores recent expose in the major Irish newspaper The Sunday Independent where she gave a very intimate interview with the journalist Barry Egan of that paper’s LIFE magazine, revealing she was sexually abused as a child.
Following this publication, numerous fans expressed a desire to show their solidarity, especially as Dolores stated « if I tell my fans that this happened to me and they still love me, that’s going to make me feel good about myself ».
Our idol is reaching out for help. This is therefore the time to tell her that our love is unconditional and will never fade.

To make this happen the Cranberries World team has decided to launch a global support project:

In partnership with the Sunday Independent’s LIFE, we’re going to publish the following half page advert in the magazine on December 15th so as to answer Dolores via the same means she herself used to confess her most intimate secrets. We believe that by acting this way, we will be demonstrating to Dolores how much we love and respect her no matter what has happened in her past.
Please note that we can guarantee Dolores will be provided with a copy of the magazine.

DOLAD

How can you contribute to this project?

First, you can encourage Dolores and express your love by sending your support messages together with your name/username and your country to supportdolores@cranberriesworld.com. Collective messages are also welcome. Please don’t be shy, show her that her revelation will in no way affect our respect or feelings towards her.
We will then publish all of your messages on http://cranberriesworld.com/supportdolores (to be online soon!) in order to show Dolores that fans from all over the world are supporting her.

Secondly, we’re asking help from all of you to finance that advert as we need to raise €2,500 for a half page in LIFE magazine (27x14cm).
We believe this opportunity is unique, and we can only make it happen if we all contribute.
Let’s tell the Irish people and the entire world that The Cranberries fans are passionate and devoted. Let’s show them how strong we are when it comes to supporting the woman who gives us so much.
You can donate via the donations platform FundRazr which accepts secure payments with PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and other cards.

We’ve got less than 3 weeks to act, deadline for messages and fundraising is December 13th!

Thank you to all those who have supported us thus far and those who plan to support us in the near future. We know your support will be of great encouragement to Dolores and help her move forward with her life.
Thank you as well to Mattia Sarzi Madidini who allowed us to use his wonderful picture of Dolores for the ad.
We’d also like to give a big shout out to Barry Egan and Eoin Healy of The Independent for the confidence and trust they have placed in us so that our ambitious project may see the light of day.

Last but not least, spread the word! Tell your Cranberries mates about our campaign!
Let’s make it huge and important, for us and for Dolores.
Let’s keep the love alive.
Thank you.

[UPDATE] Noel Hogan to give an award for charity auction

November 23, 2013  |  Comments Off on [UPDATE] Noel Hogan to give an award for charity auction  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday Noel Hogan informed us on his Tumblr account that he was giving one of his personal award for charity auction with no more explanation.
We do not know where this “To The Faithful Departed” Argentinian gold award will be auctioned, let’s hope we’ll get a clue soon for those who’d like to get their hands on such a pretty rare item.

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UPDATE FEB.4

The award is actually on ebay, you can click on this link to place bid.
Let us remind you the funds raised will go to charity.

The Burtons to return to Canada

November 16, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The Irish Daily star revealed Dolores O’Riordan and husband Don Burton were to come back to Canada.
As you might remember, the singer and her family had decided to move back to Ireland this summer and rented a house near Dublin for a trial period.
According to this article, as well as the Barry Egan’s interview recently published in the Sunday Independent’s Life, it seems her children are homesick and want to go back to Toronto.

We can thus imagine that Dolores will probably not take part in the fourth series of The Voice of Ireland next year (2014-2015).

Sources: Irish Daily Star, Independent.ie


UPDATE

Barry Egan confirms the Burton family has already left to Canada.
In a recent article published on the Independent.ie, the journalist explains the couple, their children, as well as their two dogs took a plane to Canada last Tuesday.
Dolores has already planned to be back in Dublin mid-December for The Voice Battle shows.

She told Barry:
“It was too built up for us. Too many people and cars and it felt like being in a box
[…]
We missed the wilderness. You get used to the great outdoors.
[…]
From my window at home in Canada with the heavy snow on the trees, I can see people fishing through the ice. Doesn’t that sound enticing?
[…]
I’m looking forward to peaceful silence at last!”

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