‘Roses’ is out worldwide + listen to Stop Me on iTunes Canada

February 28, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

“ROSES” The Cranberries 6th album, is out now!
The album already made it on the iTunes Top 10 in several countries, including Italy, Spain, Germany and Canada. The Canadian iTunes store now features a preview of bonus track “Stop Me”, only available for Canadians to purchase.

Flashback on the promo tour

February 25, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Today was a busy day for The Cranberries fans:
As expected, two pre-recorded shows –London Live 2.0 and On connaît la musique– were broadcast respectively on Rai 2 (Italy) and Europe 1 (France). Although the band played and acoustic version of “Raining In My Heart” in Milano for the Rai 2 TV show, it seems that the song was not aired on TV.

The Cranberries – London Live 2.0

As for “On connaît la musique”, the band played a 3-track electric set including Schizophrenic playboys.

Besides, note that you can now watch the band’s performance on Radio 105 recorded in Milano and listen to their February 20 interview on Kiss Kiss Radio. Thanks for this to Mikele and Irishsoul, members of the Italian forum I Still Dream.

The Cranberries – KISS KISS Radio – Part 1
The Cranberries – KISS KISS Radio – Part 2
The Cranberries – KISS KISS Radio – Part 3

Last but not least, don’t forget to watch below the Dolores and Noel’s interviews given last January to Face Culture in Amsterdam and Wunderweib in Germany.

FaceCulture

Wunderweib

Johanna Cranitch, backup singer

February 25, 2012  |  3 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries hired a new backup singer for their upcoming tour. Meet JOHANNA CRANITCH.
This “Australian-born, Hungarian-bred, Brooklyn-based” singer made her debut performance with the band yesterday when she sang the back vocals on “Linger” at The Edge FM. Many fans were amazed to hear how great Dolores and Johanna’s voices mixed well together. In the past tours, backup vocals were performed by the band’s backup guitarist, Steve DeMarchi.

Johanna Cranitch also has her own musical project, Johanna and the Dusty Floor.

Johanna and the Dusty Floor – “Witch Shoes”

Sources: Noel Hogan (Twitter), Johannaandthedustyfloor.com

Noel and Dolores in snowy Toronto

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

Dolores and Noel were in Toronto, Canada today for the Canadian stop of the Roses promo tour. The 2 ‘Berries started up their day early on Breakfast Television (CityTV) for an acoustic performance of “Tomorrow”.

Dolores and Noel on Breakfast Television in Toronto

Then, they performed the song again along with “Linger” on The Edge FM. They were accompanied by a female backup singer on “Linger”. Hats off to this lady whoever she is who knew how to blend her voice perfectly to Dolores’s.

“Linger” – live at The Edge

Dolores and Noel also pre-recorded a 3-song performance for CBC Radio 1’s Q yesterday. The show aired this morning.

Also don’t forget that promo performances recorded at London Live 2.0 and On connaît la musique will be broadcast tomorrow. Check out the Calendar for all details.

Photos from the Fnac Milano signing session

February 23, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Fnac Italia published on their Facebook account about 180 pictures of the band’s signing session that took place on Tuesday in Milano. It seems that the band answered questions from the audience before signing some copies of Roses, released on February 21st in Italy.

Below a small selection from Fnac Italia’s album:

Updates on the 2012 Roses Tour

February 23, 2012  |  Comments Off on Updates on the 2012 Roses Tour  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

As posted on our Twitter account yesterday, the band could play in their home-town, Limerick @ Thomond Park this year. It seems that this concert is still in the process of negotiation but the Limerick Leader reminds us that the Thomond Park management previously managed to host famous artists such as Elton John, Bob Dylan, Pink or Rod Stewart. The band already played at Thomong Park on June 9, 2010 to open the Special Olympics.

Now for people interested in the November French tour dates, the pre-sale has just started today on GDP’s website (www.gdp.fr). These concerts will then be on general sale tomorrow on the usual Fnac or Tickenet websites.

Don’t forget to check our Concerts section to know more about this tour.
Also, note that the Washington concert (May 14) sold out yesterday.

Last but not least, click here (no longer available) if you want to win ticket to see the band in Manila (Philippines) on April 10.

Goodbye Italy!

February 22, 2012  |  Comments Off on Goodbye Italy!  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries left Italy today after a few days of promo in Sanremo and Milano. The band did interviews in various Milano radio stations (KISS KISS, Radio Deejay, RTL) in last days. They also recorded a segment for the London Live 2.0 TV show and an acoustic session on Virgin Radio. The London Live 2.0 episode will air this Saturday (the 25th) on RAI 2.

Next step, The Cranberries will perform on CBC radio 1’s Q on Friday in Toronto, Canada. In the meanwhile, you can watch this mini interview done by Spinner.ca (link no longer available) during last year’s Metalworks session.

And the second single will be…

February 21, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

“Raining in My Heart”

According to some fans from the I Still Dream forum, the band said on two Italian radios that “Raining in My Heart” will be next single.

In other news, The Cranberries recorded a segment of the London Live 2.0 show today in Milano. Dolores and co. were also guests of The Flight on RTL 102.5 today.

The band ended up their promo activities today with an autograph session at FNAC in Milano.

Minneapolis venue announced + upcoming tour name

February 21, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Team just announced that the concert in Minneapolis on May 17th will take place at The Brick. Tickets go on sale on February 24th.

Also, it seems that the upcoming tour should be called “The Roses Tour” as mentioned on the venue’s website (www.thebrickmn.com) where you can find more information about this gig.

The Roses Tour

Ciao Italia!

February 21, 2012  |  1 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries started their Italian promo tour last weekend in Sanremo. The band performed two songs “Zombie” and “Tomorrow” at the 62 Festival di Sanremo on Saturday night. This was a playback performance with live vocals!

62° Festival di Sanremo – Photo credit: D. Venturelli

Monday, the band were guests at KISS KISS Radio and Radio Deejay in Milano.
On Tuesday The Cranberries will record a 4-song performance on TV show London Live 2.0 (Rai 2) then be on radio show The Flight (RTL 102.5).

Below an interview with the three lads done in the last days with a reporter from Blogosfere.

The Cranberries – Blogosphere interview


EDIT:

It seems the “London Live 2.0” TV show supposed to be recorded today (Monday 20) was postponed & should be recorded TOMORROW MORNING at 9:00 am. For now we have no information on why it was cancelled today. Anyway The Cranberries are still planned to play 3 or 4 songs. So if you are in Milano tomorrow you still have your chance to be part of the show as entrance is free (first come first served). Address: studi Rai in Viale Mecenate 76, Milano.

November French dates confirmed by promoter

February 18, 2012  |  Comments Off on November French dates confirmed by promoter  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

The second European leg will apparently go on sale soon as seen on GDP’s website:

Thanks again to Uridesm for catching our attention on this.

Canadian 2-CD edition of ‘Roses’ to include bonuses?

February 18, 2012  |  Comments Off on Canadian 2-CD edition of ‘Roses’ to include bonuses?  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Canadian 2-CD edition of “Roses” might get some international attention in the fan community…
According to the Archambault.ca website, the Canadian 2-CD edition might include “Always” and “Perfect World” as bonuses as well as the live version of “Dreams” from the Madrid show. This could be the only way to get those three tracks on CD.

Note that this information has not been confirmed by any other site and that this could be a simple mix up between the CD and digital editions of Roses.

More to come soon…

Listen to “Serendipity” and “In It Together”

February 17, 2012  |  Comments Off on Listen to “Serendipity” and “In It Together”  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Do not miss the 30 seconds previews of “Serendipity” and “In It Together” now on Amazon.de.
As you may know, “In It Together” was recorded a first time in 2003 before being re-recorded in 2012 to be included on Roses. This track had already been heard a few times live before in 2003.

Thanks to PepeTavo on the Official Community

US & Italian tickets on sale today + new show in Montréal

February 17, 2012  |  Comments Off on US & Italian tickets on sale today + new show in Montréal  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Most of the tickets for the US tour dates go on sale today, as well as the tickets for the Italian concerts.
Check out our Concerts section to buy tickets. Also, it seems a new show in Montréal, QC has been added on May the 7th!

EDIT:
The link on ticketmaster.ca was deleted later in the day. So we still don’t know if this was a mistake from ticketmaster or a real information given too early.

First dates of the second European leg announced

February 17, 2012  |  Comments Off on First dates of the second European leg announced  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

Grench promoter Gerard Drouot Productions confirmed a second show for Paris on November 25, 2012 as the concert of Grand Rex sold out today.
Tickets are already on sale on their website.

Also, as announced during the French promo tour of January 2012, the band should perform a big European Tour in the fall with bigger venues.

The first French dates are as follow:

Nov.10: Caen, Zénith
Nov 11: Orléans, Zénith
Nov.13: Montbéliard, Axone
Nov.14: Strasbourg, Zénith
Nov.16: Toulon, Zénith
Nov.17: Grenoble, Summum
Nov.19: Clermont-Ferrand, Zénith
Nov.20: Lyon, La Halle
Nov.22: Brest, Parc des Expositions
Nov.24: Nantes, Zénith
Nov.25: Paris, Zénith
Nov.27: Lille, Zénith

The Cranberries on KCSN: “What we found is what we had lost”

February 17, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries on KCSN: “What we found is what we had lost”  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries stopped by KCSN 88.5 FM yesterday for an interview and a 4-song performance on Sky Daniels’ Afternoon Music Mix.

Interviewed by Sky Daniels, Dolores and Fergal spoke about Roses and how this album was recorded in a happy way without pressure from the music industry, compare the their two previous albums. “I think that, creatively as writers, Noel and I went to a point of just turning out stuff. We were not really writing for the love of it, because we were contractually bound. We had to deliver. […] But with this particular album [Roses], I think that what we found is what we had lost,” told Dolores. She explains that Noel and she have been sharing music ideas now and then since 2005.

Fergal also said that The Cranberries plan to dig in their older songs for the next tour. “It’s great that we have so many songs to choose from, because we can vary the set list every night […] It’s nice to keep it fresh. We’ve found in the last tour that a lot fans come to see like 4 or 5 shows. So, they don’t want to see the same songs every night.”

So, will The Cranberries dare to pic oldies like “Uncertain”, b-sides like “Paparazzi on Mopeds”, “Cordell”, and “Stop Me”, or rarely played live songs like “Yeat’s Grave” and “What’s on My Mind” in the next tour?? Fingers crossed!!

The band played acoustic versions of “Tomorrow” and “Raining in My Heart”, as well as “Linger” and “Ode to My Family”. You can listen to the interview on the 88.5 KCSN Sound Cloud page.
(link no longer available)

The Cranberries to be on London Live 2.0 (Italy)

February 16, 2012  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to be on London Live 2.0 (Italy)  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be recording an episode of London Live 2.0 on Italian television RAI 2 on February 20. The band will perform 3 to 4 songs for this show. People in the Milano area can write at alessandra.pagan@stproduction.it if they want to be part of the audience. They are asked to provide their name, address, telephone number and age. The taping will take place on Monday, February 20 from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm at studi Rai in Viale Mecenate 76.

Source: I Still Dream Forum

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: cranberries.com (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  thecranberries.me 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
Tickets: http://www.sistic.com.sg

Weds 4-Apr @ Stadium Negara; Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
Tickets: http://www.ticketcharge.com.my

Fri 6-Apr @ TICC; Taipei, Taiwan
Tickets: http://www.ticket.com.tw

Sun 8-Apr @ HK Convention Centre; Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tickets: http://www.hkticketing.com

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.

Source: www.smh.com.au

“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 Musica10.it, 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 thecranberries.me community.

Source: musica10.it

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 (lefigaro.fr). 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 Nu.nl, 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)

Source: Nu.nl

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.

Source: hotpress.ie

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)

Source: cookingvinyl.com

“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 universal-music.de  and clipfish.de.

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 cranberries.me 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 cranberries.me 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 cranberriesworld.com/news/the-cranberries-press/ 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

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