Band changes setlist; Dolores, her hair color!

October 2, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries started the European leg of their “Roses Tour” tonight at the Hammersmith Apollo in London with some surprises for fans.

 A newly blond Dolores tonight in London

The show started with the lastest album opener “Conduct”. The band played a total of 5 tracks from the “Roses” album including “Fire & Soul” for the first time ever. Other songs from the album are “Tomorrow”, “Losing My Mind” and “Schizophrenic Playboys”. “Show Me” was included on the setlist next to “The Journey” but for unknown reason was not played.

“Fire & Soul” – London 2012

“Losing My Mind” – London 2012

The greatest surprise of the night was nonetheless than the title track from the second album “No Need to Argue”. The band have not played this song since… a very long time. Let’s hope for more surprises like this along the tour!

“No Need To Argue” – London 2012

Two songs from Dolores’ solo albums were included, “Ordinary Day” and “The Journey”. The Cranberries also played an instrumental version of “Shattered” between “I Can’t Be With You” and “Waltzing Back” as Dolores took time backstage for a wardrobe change.

Concert Live recorded the audio of tonight’s show and sold a 3-CD set on site at the end. For the others, you can buy a 2-CD set directly on their website (the encore will be included on CD2, unlike if you bought it on-site). The band will release a second live audio recording next month (Caen, France).

London setlist:

You And Me
Ordinary Day
Just My Imagination
Dreaming My Dreams
Still Can’t…
Losing my mind
When You’re Gone
Shattered (Instrumental)
Waltzing back
Fire & Soul
Free To Decide
Schizophrenic Playboys
Ridiculous thoughts
No Need to Argue
The Journey


Thanks to Fanberries and Stéphane (from Pretty Dolores) for confirmation of the setlist.

Twenty years of “Dreams”

September 29, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries first single, “Dreams”, was released 20 years ago on this day. In celebration of this anniversary, here are some memorable (an less memorable -Dario G, really?!-) versions of this classic.

1991 – Dave Fanning Session


1992 – First video version


1993 – Second video version


1993 – Third video version


1994 – Live at London Astoria II


1994 – Faye Wong – Dream Lover – Cantonese cover


1994 – Live at Woodstock ’94


1999 – Beneath The Skin DVD – Paris


2000 – Dario G feat. Ingfrid Straumstøyl – Dream to Me


2007 – Dolores O’ Riordan solo – acoustic version 

Romanian show gets cool promotion

September 28, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

Here’s some pretty cool video from București (Bucharest), Romania, showing really huge screens with the advertisement of The Cranberries gig which will take place at Romexpo Pavilionul Central on October 11th.

The Cranberries on giant screen in București

If you have any nice banners or other ad for The Cranberries concerts in your city, let us know.

London and Caen shows to be recorded

September 27, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Concert Live, who brought us a series of live CDs in 2010, will offer new recordings of our favorite band this autumn. The London, England (Oct. 2) and Caen, France (Nov. 10) shows will be available at the venue and on the internet afterwards. You can preorder your copy on the Concert Live website.

Each CD-set is priced at £20.00. It will be a 3-CD set if you buy at the venue (3rd CD delivered blank for the encore to burn yourself afterwards) or a 2-CD set if you buy online (encore included on CD 2).

Live 2012 – CD artwork

In 2010, Concert Live and The Cranberries offered fans a series of 9 recordings taken from some European venues of the “Reunion Tour” (London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Lyon, Milano, Bercelona, Madrid, Nantes). The Paris show was also released in music stores and on iTunes afterwards while many songs (not all) of the Madrid show were included on this year “Roses Special Edition”.

Let’s hope that the band has a few surprises for theses shows (more songs from Roses, a couple of oldies which have not been played in a long time, a new song, a cover song…) for the fans to have a completely different live-CD experience from the 2010 series.

Beograd show changes venue

September 25, 2012  |  Comments Off on Beograd show changes venue  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries’ show in Beograd (Belgrade) on December 4th will no longer take place at Beogradska Arena as planned.
According to the arena’s website the show will now take place at the Hala Sportova due to the presentation of the 2012 European Women’s Handball Championship at the Beogradska Arena.

Thanks to Nexberry for the info!

The Cranberries start rehearsing for upcoming tour

September 25, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are in London to rehearse for their upcoming European leg of the “Roses Tour”.
The band will perform its first concert since May at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on October 2nd. They will tour throughout Europe until December 9th.

Rehearsals in London – Photo credit: Noel Hogan Public Facebook

The Cranberries official fan community just reopened

September 22, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

Great news for the fans: The Cranberries Official Community site reopened today.
Both the band’s and Dolores’ fan communities closed in June and, according to a spokeperson from the band team, The Cranberries originally planned to use their Facebook page for communication with fans. But it seems like the band members or their management changed their mind and now fans can communicate with each other again using the good old way. Will it last forever… time will tell.
It should be noted that Dolores’ fan community remains closed.

Niall Quinn talks about The Cranberries

September 9, 2012  |  Comments Off on Niall Quinn talks about The Cranberries  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

In an interview on BCR 92.6’s “The Lookout”, Niall Quinn (The Cranberry Saw Us first lead singer) talked about his short time with the band in the late 80’s/early 90’s and how he was accidentally involved with Dolores meeting the 3 boys.

I don’t know who was auditioning who because nobody knew anything about each other. We played some of the songs from what had been The Cranberry Saw Us at that time and she sang a couple of Sinead O’ Connor songs. We were jaw-dropping at her voice, because it was obviously very good.

Niall also talked about his new solo project “Theme Tune Boy”, his former band “The Hitchers” and the music scene in Limerick.

Listen to the interview on the BC Radio’s website (no longer available)
Select September 7th show.
Niall’s interview starts at 27:00

Thanks to Carmen for the info.

Vote for Angus Stone’s cover of “Dreams” now

September 3, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

As reported a few days ago, Guinness Australia is asking you to vote for your favorite Angus Stone cover, “Dreams” by The Cranberries or “The Blower’s Daughter” by Damien Rice.

The song with the most votes will be released on Arthur’s Guinness Day (September 28th), one day before Dreams 20th release date anniversary. Let’s try to celebrate this anniversary the Irish way: Listening to “Dreams” with a Guinness!

Will you vote for “Dreams” or “Blower’s Daughter” 🙂

Listen to a short sample on Guinness Australia’s FB and vote for “Dreams” by clicking the like button here.

Arthur’s Day on Guinness Australia’s Facebook

Guinness Australia to release a cover version of “Dreams”

August 30, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

On September 3rd, Guinness Australia will release on Facebook a cover version of The Cranberries first single “Dreams” recorded by Aussie singer Angus Stone.

The Australian artist was commissioned to record covers of two classic Irish tracks (“Dreams” by The Cranberries and “The Blower’s Daughter” by Damien Rice) to celebrate Arthur’s (Guinness) Day on September 28th. People will be asked to vote for their favorite cover and whichever song gets the most votes Angus will release and will donate the proceeds of the two songs to SurfAid, a charity helping to improve the health and educational opportunities of people in Indonesia.

Although Angus Stone said to prefer his Damien Rice cover, let’s try to make Dreams win! Results will be revealed on September 28th, one day before Dreams’ 20th release date anniversary. (pure coincidence!)

Check out the Guinness Australia Facebook page on September 3rd for more details.
(link no longer available)

Song of the day: “Won’t Leave No More”

August 26, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s the last day and we end this special week with the latest Mono Band track “Won’t Leave No More” featuring Fin Chambers.

Mono Band – “Won’t Leave No More”

In 2011, Noel brought Mono Band back to life by working on 5 new songs, three of them (“Waking Up all Over”, “Won’t Leave No More”, “Your Broken State”) confirmed to have been recorded with vocalist Fin Chambers. “Won’t Leave No More” was released on a charity compilation entitled “Life Support” in April 2012. “Life Support” is a compilation of exclusive tracks from some of the Ireland’s finest artists in aid of the Pieta House, a suicide and self-harm crisis centre located in Limerick.

Fin Chambers

Fin Chambers is the former lead singer of Irish band Woodstar. In 2005, he contributed two songs with Mono Band: “Release” (Mono Band album) and “She’s So Blue” (a free download track available on Mono Band’s official website at the time).

The CD version of “Life Support” is available on Delphi label while the digital version can be found on Band Camp.

Song of the day: “Black Hair”

August 25, 2012  |  Comments Off on Song of the day: “Black Hair”  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s pick is none other than “Black Hair” featuring Richard Walters.
(OK, this one is kind of an Arkitekt song)

Arkitekt – “Black Hair”

The “Black Hair” demo was first posted as a Mono Band song on the Mono Band MySpace page in February 2006. It was later offered for purchase on Indiestore in June 2006, also as a Mono Band track. The final version, produced by Bernard Butler, was released in October 2007 on Arkitekt’s “Black Hair” EP.

Richard Walters and Noel Hogan

In 2011, Richard Walters released a new version of the track on his second album “Pacing”. Richard Walters was the main Mono Band/Arkitekt contributor over the years. In 2007, Noel and him continued working together under the band name Arkitekt, which was more guitar-oriented and less electronica. Two years later, Walters released his first solo album “The Animal” then “Pacing” in 2011 and the “Young Trees” EP later that same year. Richard is about to release a new album “Regret Less” which is now available as a pre-release on

Song of the day: “Hollow Man”

August 24, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s song is none other than “Hollow Man” featuring Nicolas Leroux.

Mono Band – “Hollow Man”

The song, which was also registered to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers database (ASCAP) as “No Crisis Allowed”, is the only Nicolas Leroux track on the Mono Band album, although the French singer and songwriter is known to have work on a second track.

Nicolas Leroux

Nicolas Leroux was the lead singer of French band Overhead, which released “Silent Witness” in 2002. The French vocalist also pursue his singing career as The Fugitive Kind.

“Harder Than You Think” exclusive 40-second audio clip revealed

August 24, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

The mystery is over: here is an exclusive 40-second audio clip of Mono Band’s never-before-heard-of track called “Harder Than You Think” and featuring a brand new collaborator, Evi Vine. The audio clip, kindly offered by Noel himself for Cranberries World’s “Mono Band Week”, is the second of two unreleased tracks which are being revealed to fans for the first time ever!

Note that CW does not have the whole track!

Mono Band – “Harder Than You Think”

Few information about this collaboration have been revealed yet. It is unclear whether this song was part of the 2005 Mono Band album recordings or one of the new track Noel has worked on. (Evi confirmed that the track was recorded “a long time ago”.)

Evi Vine

Evi Vine is a singer/songwriter emerging from the UK’s underground music scene. Her debut album “…And So The Morning Comes” was released in April 2011.

Song of the day: “Miss P”

August 23, 2012  |  Comments Off on Song of the day: “Miss P”  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s song is none other than “Miss P” featuring Alexandra Hamnede. The song was produced by Noel Hogan, Matt Vaughan and Stephen Street. Also remixed by Steve Hillier and Ming & FS.

Mono Band – “Miss P”

Swedish singer Alexandra Hamnede co-wrote four songs on the 2005 “Mono Band” album, more than any other artists featured on this album. Throughout her career she has done a considerable amount of studio work, both as a lead and backup singer. She will be featured on one track (“Seriously”) on Afterlife’s new album “The White Island” to be released in September.

Alexandra Hamnede

You can buy the “Run Wild” CD-single (which also features the original version and Steve Hillier mix of “Miss P”) and the “Mono Band” album from the Gohan Records website. Both releases are also available as a digital download on the Gohan Records website and on most iTunes stores. Both remixes of “Miss P” are available on the iTunes version of Mono Band’s “Remixes“album.

Song of the day: “Crazy”

August 22, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s song is none other than “Crazy” featuring Kate Havnevik.

Mono Band – “Crazy”

The song is one of the highlight of the 2005 “Mono Band” album according to many reviews. A demo version of the song was released as a free download on Kate Havnevik’s website in April 2006. The song was also performed live by Alexandra Hamnede on several Mono Band shows.

Kate Havnevik

Norwegian singer Kate Havnevik performed with acts such as Röyksopp (“Only This Moment”) before releasing her first solo album “Melankton” in 2006. The first part of her follow up album “You” was released earlier this year while the second part is set to hit the stores this autumn.

The 2005 Mono Band album, which features “Crazy” can be ordered on the Gohan Records website. The release is also available as a digital download on the Gohan Records website and on most iTunes stores.

ʺFlameʺ exclusive 40-second audio clip revealed

August 22, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

The wait is over: Exclusive 40-sec audio clip of Mono Band’s “Flame” featuring Kate Havnevik is here.
The audio clip, kindly offered by Noel Hogan for Cranberries World’s “Mono Band Week” is the first of two unreleased tracks which are being revealed to fans for the first time ever! Let’s hope for a full official release sometime in the near future.

Note that CW does not have the whole track!

Mono Band – “Flame”

“I did record a track with Kate called Flame explained Noel Hogan to in February 2006. “It was part of the first sessions I did with Kate, I think we did three or four tracks together. I am sure I will get around to using them at some stage.”

On November 26, 2007 the website revealed that two previously unreleased tracks [‘Flame’ and ‘Angels’] featuring Kate Havnevik on vocals were being mixed by Noel and would be available for download soon after that… but the downloads never appeared.

Then, on March 15, 2011 Noel wrote on Twitter “Listening to a new mix of Mono Band Flame by Session Leopard. Really liking it, will have it online soon.”
This version also remains unreleased up to this date.

Song of the day: “Brighter Sky” [Ming & FS Remix]

August 21, 2012  |  Comments Off on Song of the day: “Brighter Sky” [Ming & FS Remix]  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World features a Mono Band song every day of this special week. Today’s song is “Brighter Sky” [Ming & FS Remix] featuring Soname Yangchen.

Mono Band – “Brighter Sky” – Ming & FS Remix

“Brighter Sky” was aslo remixed by Steve Hillier, Lovesky and Stuhr. The orginal version of the song was produced by Noel Hogan, Matt Vaughan and Marius DeVries.

“I went with a different sound on ‘Brighter Sky’ because I needed to do something unlike anything I had ever done before. I knew at the time I wanted to take a different direction in the writing, I had been writing this way for many years, so it was more for myself then anything else. I was doing the best I could to get away from the sound that people were used to hearing from me, this is also the reason the track was put first on the album” told Noel Hogan in 2005.

Soname Yangchen

Soname Yangchen was born in Tibet and now lives in England. She performed with acts such as Zero 7 and the Asian Dub Foundation. She released two solo albums, “Unforgettable Land” (2006) and “Plateau” (2009).

All Mono Band remixes are available on the digital release of “Remixes” on iTunes. A signed limited edition vinyl featuring “Miss P” (Steve Hillier Mix), “Brighter Sky” (Steve Hillier Mix), “Brighter Sky” (Lovesky Mix), “Brighter Sky” (original version – Marius De Vries Mix) is also available on the Gohan Records website.

Song of the day: “Waves”

August 20, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

In celebration of the “Mono Band Week”, Cranberries World will feature a Mono Band song every day of this special week. We start off today with “Waves” featuring Richard Walters.

Mono Band – “Waves” – The sole live performance on TV

“Waves” was the first single released from the 2005 “Mono Band” album.
“A big influence for this track came from listening to an album by Stina Nordenstam called ‘And She Closed Her Eyes’. I have always been a big fan of this album, I hadn’t heard it for ages and then when I was in the middle of recording the album I started listening to the album again. The result was Waves” told Noel Hogan in 2005.

The song, produced by Noel Hogan, Matt Vaughan and Stephen Street also features drums by Cranberries member Fergal Lawler.

Richard Walters was the main Mono Band/Arkitekt contributor over the years. In 2007, Noel and him continued working together under the band name “Arkitekt”. Two years later, Walters released his first solo album “The Animal” then “Pacing” in 2011 (which features new versions of his Arkitekt collaboration with Noel) and the “Young Trees” EP later that same year. Richard is about to release a new album “Regret Less” which is now available as a pre-release on

You can buy the “Waves” CD-single and the 2005 “Mono Band” album from the Gohan Records website. Both releases are also available as digital downloads on the Gohan Records website and on most iTunes stores.

Poll: Your favorite “Mono Band” (2005) song

August 20, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

Tell Cranberries World which of the 12 songs from the 2005 “Mono Band” album is your favorite.

Which 'Mono Band' album track is your favorite?

  • Waves (feat. Richard Walters) (29%, 9 Votes)
  • Brighter Sky (feat. Soname Yangchen) (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Hollow Man (feat. Nicolas LeRoux) (16%, 5 Votes)
  • Crazy (feat. Kate Havnevik) (13%, 4 Votes)
  • Home (feat. Richard Walters) (10%, 3 Votes)
  • Release (feat. Fin Chambers) (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Why? (feat. Alexandra Hamnede) (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Invitation (feat. Alexandra Hamnede) (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Miss P (feat. Alexandra Hamnede) (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Run Wild (feat. Alexandra Hamnede) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Indecisive (feat. Richard Walters) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Coyotes & Helicopters (feat. Angie Hart) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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Mono Band Week starts tomorrow

August 19, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

Starting tomorrow Monday, Cranberries World will celebrate Noel Hogan’s side projects with the “Mono Band Week”. And we have a few surprises along the way…

New information about Noel’s side projects will be added to the Cranberries World site over the next week and a theme will be featured every day. We’ll start off the “Mono Band Week” Monday with the 2005 eponymous release. On Tuesday, it will be all about the Mono Band remixes. Then, we will post information about demos and other digital releases (Wednesday), concerts (Thursday), promo performances and unreleased songs (Friday), Arkitekt (Saturday) and the 2011/2012 Mono Band rebirth (Sunday).

Our “Mono Band Week” starts tomorrow

Speaking of unreleased songs, Noel himself was kind enough to provide us with 40-second audio clips of two unreleased songs (actually, he sent us three, but one of them was “She So Blue”, which was already released as a free digital download in 2005). So be sure to visit our site every day or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to be the first listeners of these two never-before-heard audio clips. One of the two tracks is performed by a vocalist featured on the first Mono Band album, the second one features a brand new singer (and no, it is not the Eagle-Eye Cherry track!)

Poll: Which “Roses” track should be the next single? + promo ideas (UPDATED)

August 10, 2012  |  9 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

As The Cranberries will take off the European leg of the “Roses Tour” this Autumn, CW is asking you which track of the new album should be the next single. Note that “Tomorrow”, “Raining in My Heart”, “Waiting in Walthamstow” and “Show Me” were not included as these tracks were already sent to radio, at least in some countries.

Speaking of promotion of the upcoming shows in Europe, why not ask Cooking Vinyl -The Cranberries record company- to take advantage of this tour and release a complete session edition of “Roses” which could include the 6 bonus tracks (“Always”, “In It Together”, “Perfect World”, “Serendipity”, “Someday”, “Stop Me”) and a couple of the acoustic tracks (“There Is A Light…”, “Tomorrow”, “Raining in My Heart”, “Roses”…) the band performed on radio since January. Remember that many fans were disappointed this Winter not to have this material on a good old CD.

Do you have any ideas to promote the album and the tour for the upcoming months? Share them with us!


Unfortunately we had to delete this poll as we found out that one of the site visitor voted for “Schizophrenic Playboys” on multiple occasions. Since the results did not reflect the opinion of the Cran-community (1 vote by visitor), we prefer not to show them on the site. Remember that those polls are made just for fun, to get a clearer view of what the Cran-community likes best. This is not a competition to get your favorite song, album or other answers in first place. Next polls will be done by email for a better control of the votes. Thanks to other visitors for their vote and support.

“Raining in My Heart” promo CD: most probably real

August 6, 2012  |  Comments Off on “Raining in My Heart” promo CD: most probably real  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

As reported 2 days ago, a “Raining in My Heart” promo CD-single surfaced on eBay in the last week.
This CD is anything but fake!
The promo CD was released by the Lindsey Holmes Publicity agency (LHP) from Dublin.
This agency is in charge of the band’s promotion in Ireland.
The single was also played a couple of times on Ireland national radio station RTÉ.

“Raining in My Heart” promo CD-single surfaces

August 4, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

As The Cranberries are on their Summer holiday, another promo CD appeared on eBay, this time “Raining in My Heart”. Two months ago a promo CD-single for “Waiting in Walthamstow” was also on sale on the auction website. More copies surfaced since then. “Waiting in Walthamstow” was intented for the U.K. market. As for “Raining in My Heart” both copies on eBay come from Dublin, Ireland.

Promo CD as appeared on eBay. Probably front and back of the sheet + CD-R  

Fake or real… What do you think? Was a promo campaign for RIMH planned before Dolores decided to take a break from touring? For info, remember that “Raining in My Heart” was aired on several radio stations in Italy last March.

Noel on Smart Arts: “I didn’t really think we could go very far because we come from Limerick”

July 29, 2012  |  Comments Off on Noel on Smart Arts: “I didn’t really think we could go very far because we come from Limerick”  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band, The Cranberries

Noel Hogan reflected on his pre-stardom years as a musician and meeting Dolores at the Xeric studios on his “Smart Arts” series interview.

“Lots of songs from the first album were just instrumentals for months and months [before we met Dolores]” explained Hogan.

Hogan spoke about the first album’s slow start and empty venues in the UK until “Linger” became a hit in the USA.

Noel also spoke about The Cranberries hiatus and his Mono Band project. “I started getting interested into other things, listening to other people -what they were playing and doing- and I kinda thought ‘You know this is more interesting to me than what were are doing’. I could see how you could make electronics stuff with guitars and it kinda interest me a lot.”

Noel finished up the interview talking about his work as a producer and The Cranberries reunion.

You can listen to the whole interview here, thanks to ciaranryanproduction2 on Soundcloud

Noel in the latest issue of “Hot Press”

July 13, 2012  |  7 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band, The Cranberries

Noel Hogan is featured in a one-page article entitled “Hogan’s Run” in the latest issue of the Irish magazine Hot Press. Here’s a picture of the article provided by Noel himself on his public Facebook page. If anyone has a clearer scan don’t hesitate to share it with us.

SPIN South West: Noel’s interview moved to July 27th

July 13, 2012  |  Comments Off on SPIN South West: Noel’s interview moved to July 27th  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band, The Cranberries

Noel Hogan’s interview on SPIN South West Radio has moved.
Tune in on SPIN web radio player at 2:15 pm to 2:35 pm (Ireland time zone) Friday, July 27th.

SPIN South West sets out to prove that the South West contains some of Ireland’s most creative individuals, with a new arts/culture series “Smart Arts” that starts this coming Friday, June 29th. Over five consecutive Fridays, everything from knitwear design to literature to film-making and design to rock and pop stardom will all be covered in this profiling series.
The Cranberries and guitarist Noel Hogan speaks to SPIN on July 27th. Ever wonder who was beyond the album cover for DJ Shadow’s seminal hip-hop record Entroducing? None other than Limerick’s Brian Cross, aka B+, who has spent the past two decades in LA, writing, filming, photographing, and djing, and is featured on the July 20th edition of “Smart Arts”.

Source: Noel Hogan Public Facebook

Noel Hogan in interview next month (UPDATED)

June 29, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band, The Cranberries

Noel Hogan published yesterday on his public Facebook a message to announce his upcoming interview on Ireland’s SPIN South West Radio (94.7 FM) next July 13th for the Smart Arts series.
Tune in on SPIN web radio player at 2:15 pm to 2:35 pm on Friday, July 13th.


New date, July 27th, for the upcoming interview at SPIN South West radio. Below the new message published yesterday on Noel’s Facebook:

SPIN South West sets out to prove that the South West contains some of Ireland’s most creative individuals, with a new arts/culture series “Smart Arts” that starts this coming Friday, June 29th. Over five consecutive Fridays, everything from knitwear design to literature to film-making and design to rock and pop stardom will all be covered in this profiling series.
The Cranberries and guitarist Noel Hogan speaks to SPIN on July 27th. Ever wonder who was beyond the album cover for DJ Shadow’s seminal hip-hop record Entroducing? None other than Limerick’s Brian Cross, aka B+, who has spent the past two decades in LA, writing, filming, photographing, and djing, and is featured on the July 20th edition of “Smart Arts”.

Refund requests via Ticketmaster for European shows

June 15, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

It seems numerous fans who bought tickets for the London show and Spanish shows on Ticketmaster ( /.es) are struggling to receive a refund as they live abroad. Some reported they emailed and called Ticketmaster but never got any answer!

Please, do feel free to let us a comment if you know anything about Ticketmaster’s refunds so we can know how many people are concerned and how to help them.
If you’re English, Spanish or from anywhere else but you do know how to obtain an answer from Ticketmaster or how to get a refund, we’d be grateful if you could share your experience to help those who are meeting difficulties.


Roses European leg slightly changed

June 15, 2012  |  Comments Off on Roses European leg slightly changed  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Following the recent official announcement, the European Roses Tour has been modified.

A couple of dates have been added:
– București (Romania) on 2012.10.11 @ Polyvalent Hall
– Bratislava (Slovakia) on 2012.10.13 @ Incheba Arena *Rescheduled from 2012.06.24

French fans should be careful though because two dates have been rescheduled:
– Beauvais (France) on 2012.12.08 @ L’Elispace *Rescheduled from 2012.11.08
– Montbéliard (France) on 2012.12.09 @ L’Axone *Rescheduled from 2012.11.13

It seems there’s “more to come soon”

Border Crossings video interview now online

June 13, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

You can now watch The Cranberries video inteview from “Border Crossings” thanks to its host, Larry London. The video (720p) was posted on Larry London’s Facebook and features interview plus live performance of “Linger”. The second song performed that day, “Raining in My Heart”, is not included.

Border Crossings video available – Screen cap from Larry London’s Facebook

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:

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.

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

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…

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 -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.


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:

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 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”


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