Listen to “Someday” on iTunes Japan

February 14, 2012  |  Comments Off on Listen to “Someday” on iTunes Japan  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

iTunes Japan is now offering a 1:29 preview clip of bonus track “Someday”.
The song, which was written before the band hiatus, is a slow rock effort with political-themed lyrics. “America is waiting for a spaceman to come back / The President is shaking, the oil is running dry,” sings O’ Riordan.

In other news, the Japanese iTunes Deluxe Edition will include “Perfect World” and “Always” as bonuses, but not “Someday” – which is released only on the standard edition.

The Cranberries performed at Infusion Lounge

February 13, 2012  |  10 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries offered a 5-track performance at Infusion Lounge in San Francisco yesterday.
The band performed two new songs from Roses (“Tomorrow” and “Raining in My Heart”) as well as three 90’s classics (“Linger”, “Ode to My Family” and “Zombie”) for 97.3 FM listeners who won tickets for that first showcase of The Cranberries promo tour.

Five lucky fans also had the opportunity to meet the band with one guest each after the show.
Listen to the 5 songs on the radio’s website.

The Cranberries at Infusion Lounge

February 11, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be doing a special acoustic performance at Infusion Lounge in San Francisco next Sunday from 6 to 8 pm during the Alice’s Little Red Dress Party.

The people at the radio station confirmed that the performance will not be broadcast, but will be available on demand on Monday via video and mp3 on Alice website.

If you are in the San Francisco area, check out how you can assist to the show.

German “Tomorrow” CD-single? ‘Nein’…

February 10, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

It looks like there will be no CD-single release of “Tomorrow” after all…
Even though Universal Germany is still listing a CD-single release of “Tomorrow” for today, no online music retailers has it. A digital 1-track single was released instead today on all major digital music retailer sites in Germany. Germany was one of the last countries to commercially release The Cranberries first single online.

The music industry has changed considerably since The Cranberries last CD-single release (“Stars”, 2002). Lesser and lesser physical copies are sold and record companies tend to not release CD-singles anymore, relying instead on the digital music market.

The problem with digital bonus tracks like the ones on iTunes is that those music files – exclusively released in some countries – are not accessible to buy for fans from other regions of the world, a situation that encourage music piracy. Plus, many music collectors prefer to have a physical copy of bonus tracks, which where previously released on CD-singles in the 90’s and early 2000’s. As a matter of fact, we can see that the passion for CD-singles is still alive, as promo singles of “Tomorrow” were sold on eBay for up to $90.

In other news, there is still no word on that mysterious radio mix of “Tomorrow” by Michael Ilbert, which was intended for the German radio stations. If any German fans heard it, let us know here!

The Cranberries in New York – Recap

February 9, 2012  |  6 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries ended their second day of promotion in the Big Apple tonight. Last night, the band made their first appearance on American TV since 2001 on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They played a full band version of “Tomorrow” on the show, and “Dreams” as bonus content for the show’s website. Fallon, who is obviously a big fan of the group told the audience how Dolores answered him back to his “I loooove you Dolores!” during a Cranberries concert in the mid 90’s. Funny moment.

“Tomorrow” – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Today, The Cranberries were guests at “Soundcheck” on WNYC (radio station). Dolores and the three lads performed acoustic versions of “Raining in My Heart” and “Tomorrow” during the show, then “Zombie” as an extra for the radio station’s website. This was the first time that the band played a live version of the heartbreaking “Raining in My Heart” and there’s a video of that great moment:

“Raining In My Heart” – WNYC’s Soundcheck

Later, the band performed a session at the Rolling Stone Magazine headquarters. More details to come in the next days.

Performing at the Rolling Stone Magazine headquarters

Also, The Cranberries will be guests on ABC’s show The View Friday morning. Be sure to check the Calendar section for all the details.

U.S. and Canada tour dates confirmed

February 8, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries confirmed dates for their upcoming tour in Eastern Canada and USA.

Date City Venue Tickets/Info
May04 New York NY, USA Terminal 5 On Sale Feb 17th
May05 Philadelphia PA, USA Electric Factory On Sale Feb 18th
May08 Montreal QC, Canada Metropolis On Sale Feb 17th
May09 Toronto ON, Canada Sound Academy On Sale Feb 17th
May11 Boston MA, USA House of Blues On Sale Feb 17th
May12 Mashantucket CT, USA Foxwoods On Sale Feb 17th
May14 Washington DC, USA 9:30 Club On Sale Feb 16th
May16 Chicago IL, USA Riviera On Sale Feb 18th
May17 Minneapolis MN, USA Venue TBA TBA


There should be more dates to come soon for the Western and Southern part of the continent.

Source: (official site)

‘Live in Paris 2010’ re-released on iTunes

February 8, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The audio recording of the Zénith show (Paris) taped in March 2010 was re-released worldwide today on iTunes. The digital album includes live versions of 18 Cranberries past hits and of 3 solo songs from O’ Riordan. This show was first made available as 3-CD set through Concert Live after the Paris show, then on the EMI label.

Source: iTunes

“Stop Me” on the Canadian iTunes deluxe edition

February 8, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Bonus track “Stop Me” will be included on the Canadian iTunes deluxe edition which will be released on February 28. The track was first recorded for O’ Riordan’s “No Baggage” album but was not used on the record or as bonus material. The Cranberries recorded it again in Toronto last year.

Since a short preview of “Stop Me” was put online during the recording sessions of No Baggage, the up-beat song became a fan favorite.

Dolores in studio during the “No Baggage” sessions (2009) 

The ‘berries on Jimmy Fallon + First U.S. tour date

February 8, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries pre-recorded a live performance of “Tomorrow” for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The episode will air tonight on NBC at 12:35
A member from community, Celtic Yodels, was part of tonight assistance. He told the community that the band played a second song, ‘Dreams’, which is “most likely only be available online and not on the actual airing of the show”.
The first U.S. tour date was also announced on the show. The Cranberries will play Terminal 5 in New York City on May 4. Other North American dates will probably be announced over the next days.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – Dressing Room – Photo: Noel Hogan (Instagram)

The former Saturday Night Live star made a lot of Cranberries related jokes during tonight’s episode. Jimmy Fallon is known to be a fan of the band.

New Asia tour dates

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

The Cranberries added 4 new dates in Asia for their upcoming World Tour.

Mon 2-Apr @ Singapore Indoor Stadium; Singapore, Singapore

Weds 4-Apr @ Stadium Negara; Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia

Fri 6-Apr @ TICC; Taipei, Taiwan

Sun 8-Apr @ HK Convention Centre; Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Still no word about North and South American dates…

Source: The Cranberries Facebook

Kravitz and The Cranberries cancel Perth’s show

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

Lenny Kravitz and The Cranberries WILL NOT PERFORM at the WA Athletic Field in Perth on March 28th due to poor ticket sales.

“Unfortunately the level of interest in the show did not warrant such a large production to come to Perth due to its associated high costs” a statement from promoter McManus Touring said today.

All ticket holders will receive a full refund. Tickets for other venues in Australia are still on sale.


“Roses” and “Fire & Soul” premiered on French radio

February 5, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

French Radio RTL premiered studio versions of “Roses” and “Fire & Soul” tonight on La Saga des Cranberries, an audio documentary about the Crans also featuring the rare track “Trow Me Down A Big Stairs” (off the Anything demo cassette) sung by the previous lead singer of The Cranberry Saw Us Niall Quinn and oldy “Uncertain”.

Here’s the complete list of the songs played in the documentary along with the narration in French.

You can listen back to this documentary on the RTL website. (link no longer available)

New French radio documentary Saturday night

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

French radio station RTL will air “La Saga des Cranberries” a documentary about The Cranberries next Saturday night.

The documentary will also feature tones of Cranberries songs (full-length and short clips), including classics (“Linger”, “Zombie”, “Salvation”), oldies and rarities (“Throw Me Down A Big Stair”, “Uncertain”, “God Be With You”), Dolores’ solo work (“Ordinary Day”, “The Journey”) and new material (“Show Me”, “Tomorrow”, “Roses”, “Fire & Soul”).

You can listen live on Saturday night from 11:00 pm to 1:00 am. A podcast/replay should be available after the broadcast on RTL’s website.

The Cranberries at the Sanremo Festival next month

January 31, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

According Italian website, The Cranberries will be at the Sanremo Festival in February.  The band will perform on the last day of the festival at the Teatro Ariston. This could coincide with other promo performances and interviews in Italy.

Nothing has been confirmed by the band yet.

The Cranberries performed at the Sanremo Festival in 1996 and 2002, then Dolores a third time in 2004.

Thanks to Cran from community.


Bonus Area webpage launched

January 30, 2012  |  16 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries and Cooking Vinyl launched a Bonus Area webpage today. (no longer available)

The site offers 54-second previews of “Tomorrow”, “Losing My Mind”, “Schizophrenic Playboy”, “Waiting in Walthamstow”, “Show Me” and “So Good”.

Source: The Cranberries Bonus Area

Listen to “Roses” (the song) live at “Le Live” now!

January 27, 2012  |  10 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Last week during their promo tour, The Cranberries played in the studios of the famous French newspaper “Le Figaro” for a special session called “Le Live”. Today, the newspaper posted videos of that session on its website ( You can now watch an interview with the band as well as acoustic versions of “Tomorrow”, “Zombie” and the song “Roses” for one of the very first time live!

“Roses” – Le Live Le Figaro

Interview – Le Live Le Figaro

“Tomorrow” – Le Live Le Figaro

“Zombie” – Le Live Le Figaro

Dolores and Noel talk about “Zombie”

January 26, 2012  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

In an interview with Dutch website, Dolores and Noel talked about the success of “Zombie” in the mid-90’s.

I always kinda like harder rock bands, but then perhaps I took the band too much in that direction” told Dolores O’ Riordan.

“But at that time, Zombie was the right thing. If [‘Zombie’] was soft, it wouldn’t have that impact”
“I don’t think any of us thought it would be as big at it was” explained Hogan.

Whole interview here. (video no longer available)


Thanks to Litsa for the link.

Hot Press reviews “Roses”

January 26, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

“Hot Press” published today the first review of The Cranberries upcoming album “Roses”.
And they say it’s pretty good.

Here are some excerpts:

“Long gone are the early influences of acts like The Sundays: the band have established their own trademark sound, not least via tight but tuneful band arrangements topped off with Dolores’ fine, emphatic vocals. “


“The album starts with the decidedly languorous ‘Conduct’, suggesting a renewed confidence: great bands know that you don’t always have to go for the jugular straight away.”


“But the real charmer is the presumably autobiographical ‘Waiting In Walthamstow’ in which O’Riordan’s wonderful voice is wrapped lovingly in autumnal strings. It’s a deeply affecting rocker, full of melancholy.”


“Not that it’s all perfect. ‘Losing My Mind’ fails to convince and the mainly acoustic ‘So Good’ is more filler than killer.”


“While you might question the placing of the title-track after the more strident anthems that precede it, there’s no gainsaying its enchanting folksy quality, complete with deliciously sinewy electric guitar.”


“All told then, Roses showcases a band reinvigorated by their time off – and eager to re-enter the fray with renewed determination and energy.”


Read the whole article here.


The Cranberries on German Breakfast TV

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

Noel and Dolores performed two songs this morning on German TV show “Frühstücksfernsehen” broadcast on SAT1. The two Cranberries members offered acoustic versions of current single, “Tomorrow”, and 90’s massive hit, “Zombie”. They were also interviewed by the hosts.

Interview – Frühstücksfernsehen – SAT1

“Tomorrow” – Frühstücksfernsehen – SAT1

“Zombie” – Frühstücksfernsehen – SAT1

Thanks to the IStillDream Team for the videos.

New shows in London and Berlin next June

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

The Cranberries will visit London and Berlin during their upcoming European Summer tour.
The band will be at the Hammersmith Apollo on June 18 in London, then at Berlin’s Zitadelle on June 25.
Tickets go on sale Friday (Jan.  27) for both shows.

Sources: The Cranberries Twitter account, Ticketmaster (UK)

Watch “Tomorrow” music video online

January 24, 2012  |  5 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The “Tomorrow” music video, directed by Colin McIvor, was released today on Internet.

“Tomorrow” – Official video

New video interview at the Metalwork Studios

January 24, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Cooking Vinyl posted a new interview with The Cranberries, which was taped during their recording session at the Metalwork Studios (Toronto, Canada).

The video features an interview with Dolores and Noel, as well as short audio clips of “Tomorrow” and “Roses”. During the interview, Dolores revealed how destiny played a role in the creation of the latter song. “I suppose that the song ‘Roses’ was the one that stood out. Noel just gave me this music last week. He sent this track like six months ago and that other one accidentally. I was sitting there […] and I thought, ‘God this is a beautiful piece of music, so different’. I rang him and said ‘Noel, the other take, why didn’t you give it to me before?'”

Watch the whole interview here:

2012 EPK (Electronic Press Kit)


“Tomorrow” video to premiere… tomorrow

January 23, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

There you go!
The Cranberries’ first music video in almost 10 years will premiere on January 24 at noon (Germany). The “Tomorrow” music video will be posted on  and

A short preview was also shown today on two British TV shows.

“Tomorrow” video preview on UK TV

January 23, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores and Noel showed a short preview of the “Tomorrow” video on UK television this morning. The two Cranberries members were guests of the BBC 1 Television “Breakfast”, where they were interviewed. Then Dolores went to “Loose Women” (Channel 4) for another interview. A preview of the “Tomorrow” video was also shown there. The video features old pictures and videos of the band, shown on a garage wall. No release date yet but hopefully soon.

You can watch the BBC1 interview by clicking this link
and the channel 4 interview below:

Interview – Loose Women – Channel 4

Dolores and Noel go acoustic at Weekend Wogan

January 22, 2012  |  7 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores and Noel played a 2-song performance on Weekend Wogan (BBC Radio 2) in London today.

Noel, Terry Wogan, Dolores

The two Cranberries members offered acoustic versions of “Linger” and “Tomorrow” to Terry Wogan, also born in Limerick, and his listeners.

Dolores told Wogan that she wrote the title track of their upcoming album for her father, who passed away last November. She also said that the band will be visiting Berlin this week, then Canada and the U.S.

You can listen back to the show on the Weekend Wogan webpage for the next 7 days. UK residents can also listen to an audio stream of the live session for the next 30 days.

Source: Weekend Wogan (info and picture)

Au revoir, Paris…

January 20, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries ended their 3-day media blitz today in Paris. On Wednesday, the band performed their first live session on Ouï FM, where they played an acoustic rendition of “Tomorrow” and a cover version of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smith). A few hours before, they taped a 3-song performance (“Tomorrow” “Schizophrenic Playboys” and “Zombie”) for On Connaît la Musique on Europe 1. The show is to be aired on the February 25-26 weekend.

Yesterday, The Cranberries were guests on a Taratata episode, where they performed a full-band version of “Tomorrow” and a cover of “In Between Days” (The Cure). The airing date is to be determined.

Finally, Dolores and co. recorded another acoustic session at RTL2 today. They performed three of their songs, including “Tomorrow”. The last cover song that the band intended to play during their Paris sets was discarded. They also recorded an interview at this radio station. Airing date: February 29.

They band were also interviewed by numerous medias.

Next stop: London on Sunday. They’ll be guest of Sir Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2.

Be sure to check the CW Calendar section for upcoming performances and the CW Promo Performances section for more information about the past ones.

New French interview with Dolores and Noel

January 20, 2012  |  Comments Off on New French interview with Dolores and Noel  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

Dolores and Noel were interviewed by the RockNLive website during their promo tour in Paris. In this French interview, Dolores revealed that 23 songs were written for Roses, but only 15 tracks will be released on the album and as bonus material. Beside the 11 album tracks, we already know that “Someday” will be released on the Japanese version of Roses, while “Perfect World” and “Always” will be offered as iTunes bonuses. This means that only one other track is to be released out of the seven remaining song.

The band intends to promote the new tracks on tour and does not have any plans to record a following album to Roses yet.  They want to focus on the upcoming tour for now.

The two Cranberries members also talked about recording Roses with Stephen Street. As a joke, they said that they chose to work again with him, because he knows how to kick everyone’s butt. As for their favorite tracks of the album, Dolores chose “Roses” while Noel said to prefer “Schizophrenic Playboys”.

Asked about one of her favorite moments in her career, Dolores talked about when she wrote “Paparazzi on Mopeds” (B-side on the “Animal Instinct” CD-single).  Will the band play this song live in the upcoming tour?

Thanks to cran from the community and Sara for the info about this article.

And the cover on Taratata is…

January 19, 2012  |  Comments Off on And the cover on Taratata is…  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries played a cover version of “In Between Days” (The Cure) on Taratata in Paris today. Thanks to Hélène for the info. The band also performed their new single, “Tomorrow”. The show will be broadcast on France 2 and Europe 1 in the next weeks.

The Cranberries during Taratata rehearsals – Photo: Nagui (Twitter)

Listen to the original version:

“In Between Days” – The Cure

The Cranberries start promo tour

January 18, 2012  |  18 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries offered their first performance of the promo tour today on OUI FM in Paris. The band performed an acoustic rendition of “Tomorrow” as well as a cover version of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smiths) on “Au Secours, C’est Du Live !”

Dolores and Noel also did an interview with the show hosts, where they talked about their reunion and the bands that inspired them in the late 80s/early 90s, The Smiths, Depeche Mode and The Cure.

The band is in Paris for the next few days to record interviews and live performances. Dolores and Noel were at France 24 for an interview today, which will be broadcast over the next weeks. They also recorded three live tracks (“Tomorrow”, “Schizophrenic Playboys” and “Zombie”) at Europe 1 to be aired in February. In the upcoming days, the band will also prerecord one of their songs and different cover on Taratata (TV show) as well as another acoustic session at an unknown radio station (probably RTL2, which promotes the upcoming French concerts).

Yesterday, Dolores and Noel were in Amsterdam for a full day of interviews. Be sure to visit the Calendar section frequently for updates on upcoming media appearances, releases and concerts.

Sources: Noel Hogan Twitter, OUI FM website and Twitter

Dolores on RTÉ Radio

January 15, 2012  |  Comments Off on Dolores on RTÉ Radio  |  by Luc  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Dolores O’ Riordan chatted with RTÉ 2fm host Ryan Tubridy last Friday. The Cranberries singer talked about the new single “Tomorrow”, her kids, living in Canada, and the recent death of her father. She also spoke about touring in the USA and South America eventually.

You can download the podcast here.

Thanks to Cassie from the community for the info.

The Cranberries Press joins Cranberries World

January 14, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Other News

THE CRANBERRIES PRESS is proud to join CRANBERRIES WORLD, a new site dedicated to The Cranberries and their solo projects.

CRANBERRIES WORLD aims to provide the most complete and up-to-date information about the band’s discography, videography and song collection, as well as past and future concerts and promo performances. Other sections will also be included on the site later on.

You may notice the site is still under construction; however, very soon we will be asking for your help to update, add or correct information in the site’s various sections. Your input will help us to keep this site as the most complete and accurate source of information about The Cranberries as well as every side and solo project involving our four favourite Irish musicians.

THE CRANBERRIES PRESS will no longer post news on its previous WordPress blog site. Be sure to visit to get the most recent news about The Cranberries and their solo projects.

For quick updates on all things about the Cranberries and this site, be sure to follow us on Twitter (Cran_Press) so you can always stay connected. You can also consult the Latest News and Latest Updates infoboxes on the website’s main page.

The Cranberries in Paris next week

January 13, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in Paris next week  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will begin their promo tour next week in Paris.
The band will be live on OUI FM on January 18. The next day, they will record segment for a Taratata episod. Another radio session is also planned in Paris.

The band plans to perform a different cover song on each one of these 3 shows. Two shows will be in acoustic format while the other will be a full band set (most probably Taratata).

Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account

“Perfect World” on Itunes U.K.

January 12, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The iTunes limited edition of Roses will include another bonus track, “Perfect World”, in the UK.

The limited edition will aslo feature “Always” and 16 tracks from the 2010 Madrid show.

You can listen to a 1:30 preview of the up-tempo, hand-clapping “Perfect World” on the UK iTunes store.

This iTunes store also features different previews of the Roses tracks.

After Japan and the UK, we’ll have to wait and see if other regions of the world will get different bonus tracks as well…

Source: UK iTunes store

“Someday” on Japanese edition of ‘Roses’

January 12, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Japanese edition of Roses will include bonus track “Someday” as well as five live tracks from the 2010 Madrid concert. “Someday” is one of the four tracks written in 2003 before the band’s hiatus. The track was recorded at the Metalworks studios (Toronto, Canada) last Spring.

Here’s the official track list of the Japanese edition of Roses:

1. Conduct
2. Tomorrow
3. Fire & Soul
4. Raining In My Heart
5. Losing My Mind
6. Schizophrenic Playboys
7. Waiting In Walthamstow
8. Show Me The Way
9. Astral Projections
10. So Good
11. Roses
12. Someday
13. Animal Instinct (Live in Madrid 2010)
14. Linger (Live in Madrid 2010)
15. Salvation (Live in Madrid 2010)
16. Zombie (Live in Madrid 2010)
17. Promises (Live in Madrid 2010)



New European tour dates!

January 12, 2012  |  Comments Off on New European tour dates!  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries announced new tour dates on their Facebook page today.
Here’s a list of those news dates added:

Paris, France
Date: Wed 6/20
Venue: Le Grand Rex
Pre-Sale: Fri 1/13
On Sale:  Mon 1/16
Ticket Link:

Ruoms, France
Date: Thurs 6/21
Venue: Aluna Festival
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link:

Toulouse, France
Date: Fri 7/6
Venue: Le Zenith
Pre-Sale: Fri 1/13
On Sale:  Mon 1/16
Ticket Link:

Cognac, France
Date: Sat 7/7
Venue: Cognac Blues Festival
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link:

Barcelona, Spain
Date: Tues 7/9
Venue: Poble Espanyol
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link:

Madrid, Spain
Date: Tues 7/10
Venue: Palacio Vistalegre
On Sale:  Fri 1/13
Ticket Link:

Warsaw, Poland
Date: Tues 6/26
Venue: Torwar
Ticket: Link:
On Sale:  Fri 1/13

French tour dates added

January 12, 2012  |  Comments Off on French tour dates added  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play two more venues in France next summer. Shows in Paris (June 20) and Toulouse (July 6) are added to the upcoming world tour. Last month, a French news site revealed that The Cranberries will be part of the Aluna Festival in Ruoms (Ardèche).

Thanks to Camille for the info!

Cover song(s) to be played on the promo tour

January 11, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are rehearsing cover songs for their upcoming promo tour. As reported today, the band will record a segment on France 2’s Taratata on January 19. This French show frenquently features artists performing cover songs and duet with other artists.

In the past, The Cranberries recorded cover versions of “(They Long To Be) Close To You” (The Carpenters), “Go Your Own Way” (Fleetwood Mac) and “In The Ghetto” (Elvis Prestley). The band also played a live version of Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” on the Free to Decide Tour in 1996.

The band will not reveal the titles considered as they prefer to keep it a surprise. Fans will have to wait and… hear.

Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account (noelhogan2)

Shows in Spain next July

January 10, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be in Spain for at least two nights next July. The band will play at the Poble Espanyol in Barcelona on July 9, and then at the Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid the next night.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (January 13) at 10:00 am (Spain) on, and at the Fnac.


The Cranberries’ return part of a 90’s nostalgia wave

January 9, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries’ return part of a 90’s nostalgia wave  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to business magazine “Fast Company”, our favorite band is back apparently to “cash in on 90’s nostalgia”… The article with a sensationalist title -which reports on a 90’s nostalgia trend in the business industry- took The Cranberries as an example of 90’s bands making a comeback after several years of inactivity (among others, Garbage and No Doubt).

Back in 2003 The Cranberries took a seven-year hiatus to raise their growing families, while pursuing side projets.

“It’s really cool, the chemistry,” Dolores told “Billboard” magazine last Fall about getting back with her old bandmates. “It’s really just right. There’s something there when we’re together that’s really good. It’s not something that money can buy. It’s not really something anyone can really emulate. It’s got to do with energy and chemistry and that kind of thing. It’s like putting on a perfect pair of shoes. It just fits.”

With the “Roses” previews released on the Australian iTunes store a few weeks ago, music listeners can notice that the band is still relevant in the 2010’s, with an updated sound on many songs of its upcoming album.


Pro-Life website tries to make O’ Riordan an anti-abortion model

January 6, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

In an article entitled “Five Pro-Life Women Celebrities Worthy of Your Support“, pro-life website credits an anti-abortion statement to Dolores O’ Riordan and distorts “The Icles Melts” lyrics meaning. It looks like the author relied on some random blog to support her article.

(((((((As for “The Icicle Melts”, it is commonly known that the song is about the murder of two-year old Jamie Bulger by two minors in Liverpool, back in the early 90’s.)))))))))

Although The Cranberries’ lead singer made a comment on abortion that could be interpreted as anti-abortion back in the mid 90’s, she more recently told The Los Angeles Times in 2009 that she “prefers not to disclose how she feels”. As a matter of fact, O’ Riordan associated herself to “South Dakota”, a movie that “presents interviews with experts on those questions with opposing views about a woman’s right to choose“.

German “Tomorrow” radio mix (?)

January 5, 2012  |  Comments Off on German “Tomorrow” radio mix (?)  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

German radio stations might get a different radio mix of The Cranberries’ first single over the next weeks. According to the Golden Gate Management website, Producer Michael Ilbert mixed a radio edit of “Tomorrow” for German radios.

MICHAEL ILBERT mixed the first single Tomorrow of the new THE CRANBERRIES (Universal) album Roses for the German radio


“Tomorrow” CD-single? Ja!

January 2, 2012  |  Comments Off on “Tomorrow” CD-single? Ja!  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

There will be a physical release of the “Tomorrow” single in Germany, according to the Vertigo Berlin/Universal Music website. The CD-single is due for release on January 27th.
No tracklist is available for the moment. Germany is one of the last territories, if not the last, not to have “Tomorrow” on digital music retailers yet.

Stephen Street talks about “Roses” sessions

December 30, 2011  |  Comments Off on Stephen Street talks about “Roses” sessions  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

Music producer Stephen Street, who worked on the upcoming “Roses” album with The Cranberries, told some interesting details about last Spring recording sessions in an interview published on the Miloco Studios website.

Last June, the band went into the Miloco studios in London to work on four extra songs for their upcoming “Roses” album, which was mainly recorded at the Metalworks Studio in Toronto, Canada.

“I was very interested to see what they would come up with after such a long break. At first they were a little hesitant with their writing, but bit by bit they started to find their rhythm and suddenly some really good material came through,” told Street.

The music producer also explained how the band and he worked on going back to their pre-stardom sound. “I was very keen to get them back to sounding like they did on their first record, which had a very intimate sound. I think touring the world and playing to huge audiences in big stadia had possibly distorted their writing output a bit. And so rather than being this group where D[o]lores was almost singing out to the world, I wanted them to go back to how it was on the first record which was more inwards looking, and intimate. And I think we’ve achieved that, and I’m really looking forward to that album coming out next year.”

The preview clips posted on the Australian iTunes store last week (also YouTube below)

“Roses” 2012 – Audio preview”

revealed The Cranberries at their best on “Roses”, with a less pop-rock sound. Guitars are toned down, acoustic and strings arrangements seems to be more dominant, and light electronica elements, similiar to what we heard on Noel Hogan’s “Mono Band” project, were added to some Cranberries tracks.

Like on the band’s first two albums, O’Riordan seems to be more in control of her vocals, with a soft and warm voice far from the raging style of “To the Faithful Departed” and some rock songs from “Bury the Hatchet” and “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”.

It will be interesting to see if the band will try to integrate this softer style in their upcoming World tour.

Stephen Street produced The Cranberries’ first two albums, “Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We?” and “No Need to Argue”, as well as their last effort before their hiatus, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.

Thanks to Jury for the info about the interview!

Mini Japanese site lauched

December 30, 2011  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

Hostess Entertainment has launched a japanese version of The Cranberries official website. With a new release date on February 22, the japanese edition of Roses is planned to have bonus content. There is no word yet on the title(s) chosen. In other news, “Tomorrow” is now available on the Japanese iTunes store.


The Cranberries in France this June

December 23, 2011  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in France this June  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be headliners of the Aluna Festival in Ruoms, Ardèche (France) next June. The Aluna Festival will take place from June 22 to 24. The 3-day pass costs 75 euro.


“Roses” audio preview online!

December 23, 2011  |  Comments Off on “Roses” audio preview online!  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Australian iTunes store posted today preview audio clips of every track of the limited edition of Roses. Also available on YouTube now:

“Roses” 2012 – Audio preview”

Thanks to Cordell for the info and to Litsa for the Youtube stream!

New Mono Band track title revealed

December 21, 2011  |  Comments Off on New Mono Band track title revealed  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Mono Band

“Won’t Leave No More” is the title of the new Mono Band track recorded last month with Fin Chambers. Noel Hogan has just finished mixing it yesterday.

Last month, The Cranberries’ guitartist told us that the track will be used on a compilation, with a release early next year.

Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter (@noelhogan2)

“Roses” release date pushed back

December 19, 2011  |  Comments Off on “Roses” release date pushed back  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

It looks like Cranberries fans will not get Roses for Valentine’s Day. This week, almost every online music retailers (iTunes, Amazon) has pushed back the release date of The Cranberries upcoming album to February 26-28, depending on the country.

Wednesday, Cooking Vinyl confirmed the new release date (February 27) for Europe on its website.

Thanks to Juan ( for the information.

Sources: iTunes, Amazon,

“Tomorrow” enters chart in the U.S.

December 16, 2011  |  Comments Off on “Tomorrow” enters chart in the U.S.  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Tomorrow” has made its debut on the Billboard Triple-A radio airplay this week at #30.
Here’s what the American magazine had to say about our ‘Berries:

SWEET SUCCESS: An act that scored four top 10s on Alternative Songs in the ’90s makes its first Billboard chart appearance since 2001.

Ireland’s the Cranberries debut on the adult alternative Triple A radio airplay chart at No. 30 with “Tomorrow.” The group had last drawn chart ink when its fifth album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” reached No. 46 on the Nov. 10, 2001, Billboard 200.


Itunes reveals new track “Always”; pre-order ‘Roses’ in selected countries

December 16, 2011  |  Comments Off on Itunes reveals new track “Always”; pre-order ‘Roses’ in selected countries  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

Music listeners in selected countries can now pre-order their digital version of The Cranberries Roses album on iTunes, with bonus track “Always”.

“Always” was recorded in London last June, along with “Waiting in Walthamstow” and “Losing My Mind”. The Cranberries also recorded 15 tracks in Toronto, amongst them 6 did not made the final cut on the album (“Someday”, “Eyelash”, “Serendipity”, “In It Together”, “Perfect World” and “Stop Me”).

The American Deluxe version plays the nostalgia card and includes live oldies from the 2010 Madrid show (“Linger”, “Zombie”) along with new track “Always”. In other countries, the standard and/or deluxe iTunes versions include a live version of “Dreams”.

Check your iTunes store to see if “Roses” can already be pre-ordered in your country.

Thanks to Juan for coming up with the information about the iTunes pre-order and to PepeTavo for the information about “Dreams”.

Sources: Fanberries, iTunes


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