“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 (cranberries.me) for the information.

Sources: iTunes, Amazon, cookingvinyl.com

“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.

Source: billboard.com

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

The Cranberries to kick off World Tour in New Zealand

December 11, 2011  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to kick off World Tour in New Zealand  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will perform in Aukland (New Zealand) on March 15, 2012 at the Trusts Stadium, two days before starting their Australian tour with Lenny Kratvitz.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, December 14 at www.ticketdirect.co.nz .
This will be the only show in New Zealand.

Sources: voxy.co.nz, 13thfloor.co.nz

KBCO offers “Ordinary Day” and “Dreams” to fans

December 8, 2011  |  Comments Off on KBCO offers “Ordinary Day” and “Dreams” to fans  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

After posting back acoustic versions of “Analyse” and “Linger” on their website last October, the good people from Colorado-based KBCO radio station are now giving the fans a chance to hear back Dolores O’ Riordan’s “Ordinary Day” as well as her solo rendition of “Dreams” in acoustic format.

The performance, which was recorded on the 17th of July 2007 at the KBCO Studio C, was posted back today on the radio station website. O’ Riordan also gives a short interview between the two songs, talking about her time off before she recorded her first solo album, Are You Listening? and her contribution to the Adam Sandler’s movie Click.

Thanks to Cranfandy who brought up the existence of this performance, posted a few years earlier on the KBCO site.

Source: KBCO.com

The Cranberries to promote “Roses” in the U.S. in February

December 8, 2011  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to promote “Roses” in the U.S. in February  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will be in North America next February to promote the release of their upcoming “Roses” album, according to a message on their Twitter account.

We just had some news about appearing on one of the late night talk shows in the US this coming Feb.” So who is going to welcome back The Cranberries on American national television? Leno, Letterman, Fallon, O’Brien? We’ll have to wait and see.

It is likely that the band will visit other media (TV, radio, press) in the U.S.A. and Canada during this period. All the details will be posted in the “Promo Tour” section when they will be made available.

The European media tour might also be planned for January.

Roses will be released on Feb.13 in Europe and Feb.14 in North America. The World tour will start in March in Australia.

RTÉ 2fm treats Cranfans with ’93 Fanning Session and Mono Band track

December 7, 2011  |  Comments Off on RTÉ 2fm treats Cranfans with ’93 Fanning Session and Mono Band track  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Mono Band, The Cranberries

Cranfans got quite a treat tonight : RTÉ radio host Dan Hegarty kept his promise made last October and played the entire 1993 Dave Fanning session (and more!) on his Alternative to Sleep show.

During the first hour, listeners had the chance to (re)discover the Fanning session versions of “Wanted” and “The Icicle Melts”. Keeping the rarest for the end, Hegarty then played “Like You Used To” and “False” in the last hour of his show.

The RTÉ radio host also surprised listeners with a RTÉ 2fm session version of “Home” from Noel Hogan’s Mono Band side project. The song was recorded with Richard Walters in 2005.

Thanks to Dan Hegarty and Ian Wilson from RTÉ 2fm!

You can listen to the four 1993 songs on the Fanning Sessions Archive.

The Fanning Sessions Archive site also reveals that there is a project underway at RTÉ to digitise these sessions. “Incidentally there is currently a project underway at RTE to digitise this archive and we await the results with great anticipation.”

Sources: Fanning Sessions Archives, RTÉ 2fm

North America gets “Tomorrow”

December 6, 2011  |  Comments Off on North America gets “Tomorrow”  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

Fans from the U.S.A. and Canada can now purchase “Tomorrow” online.
The Cranberries single is now available on Amazon (U.S.A) and the Canadian and American iTunes stores.

ITunes Canada indicates that the single is distributed by mysterious label Gold Lake Records, which does not seems to have a website online. So a different record label up North, eh?

“Tomorrow” is also available in most European countries as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

So, don’t “spend a lot of time in your head” and get your digital copy of “Tomorrow” now!

Sources: amazon.com, iTunes stores

“Tomorrow” out today in Europe

December 5, 2011  |  2 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries’ single “Tomorrow” is now available digitally in Europe. After the UK and Ireland last month, “Tomorrow” can now be downloaded at digital music retailers of almost every European countries, amongst them Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. One major exception for now: Germany.

Outside Europe, the single is also available in Australia and New Zealand.

“Tomorrow” will be available on December 6 in the U.S. and (most propably) in Canada.

Sources: amazon.fr, iTunes stores

Japan will have the first “Roses”

December 2, 2011  |  Comments Off on Japan will have the first “Roses”  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

It looks like Japanese fans will be the first to get their copy of The Cranberries upcoming album. According to Hostess Entertainment, which will distribute “Roses” in Japan, the album will be out in stores on February 8, 2012.

Here is a recap of the different release dates:
Japan – Feb. 8, 2012
Australia – Feb. 10, 2012
Europe – Feb. 13, 2012
USA and Canada – Feb. 14, 2012

At the moment, there is no word on the Japanese tracklist. Japanese albums sometimes include bonus tracks not available on international releases.

Thanks to chico from the cranberries.me community for the info about the date.

Sources: hostess.co.jp, amazon sites

Take 2: 1993 Fanning session to air on December 7th

December 2, 2011  |  3 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

After airing the 1991 Dave Fanning session last October, RTÉ radio host Dan Hegarty does it again and brings back from the vault another fan favorite, the other Fanning session, which could include rare tracks “Like You Used To” to and “False”.

By popular demand (or perhaps gentle persuasion) Dan brings you The Cranberries Fanning Session from 1993“, says the description on Hegarty’s RTÉ blog. Back in October, a confusion on Dan’s blog about the 1991 and 1993 sessions caused quite a commotion in the fan community, who initially thought that they would get a chance to listen to the 1993 session for the first time in 18 years. Hegarty then saved the day by telling the fans he would do his best to find the 1993 session and broadcast it in a near future.

During an interview with Dave Fanning few days before the original 1993 broadcast, singer Dolores O’Riordan and drummer Fergal Lawler explained that they were recording a new version of “Wanted” for that session, plus three new songs. It is likely that those songs are “False”, “Like You Used To” and “The Icicle Melts”. The latter was recorded again a year after for the band’s second album “No Need to Argue”, while the first two were never commercially released.

Be sure to tune in to Dan Hegarty’s show on RTÉ 2fm (not Dave Fanning’s show), next Wednesday night (December 7th) at 11 p.m. (Ireland time).

In the meantime, you can listen to the complete 1991 session on the Fanning Sessions Archive website.

Thanks again to Dan Hegarty! Cheers!!
And thanks to Jury for coming up with this breaking news.

Sources: 2fm.rte.ie, fanningsessions.wordpress.com

Indie band guitarist “fantasize” about Fergal Lawler

December 1, 2011  |  Comments Off on Indie band guitarist “fantasize” about Fergal Lawler  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

Asked about his fantasy band, Jacob Graham from indie band The Drums told British newspaper The Independent that he would pick Fergal Lawler on the drums.

I always thought that The Cranberries had really creative drum parts for a pop band [sic]. A song like “Dreams”, their first big single, is a good example of that. Lawler is really precise, hits hard and is still experimental, without being distracting.

Source: independent.co.uk

Cooking Vinyl confirms “Roses” Limited Edition tracklist

December 1, 2011  |  Comments Off on Cooking Vinyl confirms “Roses” Limited Edition tracklist  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

Cooking Vinyl confirmed today the tracklist of the 2-disc limited edition of the upcoming Cranberries album, “Roses”. The second CD will contain live versions of 16 past singles and favorites, taken from the 2010 Reunion Tour show in Madrid (Spain).

Let’s hope for another (more daring) limited edition or a EP along the way with the 6 non-album tracks recorded during the Toronto session, the 2003 demos or live/acoustic versions of more recent tracks.

Live stadium versions of past hits, such as “Linger”, “Zombie”, “Salvation” and “Promises” to name a few, were already proposed on numerous CD-singles in the past, as bonus material (“Bury the Hatchet” 2-disc complete session, “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee“,  “Stars“) and on live compilations (“Bualadh Bos“, “Live in Paris 2010“).

You can pre-order Roses (1-CD, Vinyl and 2-CD limited edition) on Cooking Vinyl’s website. Here’s the track list of the limited edition:

Disc One
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 9. Astral Projections 10. So Good 11. Roses

Disc Two – LIVE MADRID 12/Mar/2010
1. Analyse 2. Animal  Instinct 3. How 4. Linger 5. Dreaming My Dreams 6. When Your Gone [sic] 7. Wanted 8. Salvation 9. Desperate Andy 10. I Cant Be With You 11. Ode To My Family 12. Free To Decide 13. Ridiculous Thoughts 14. Zombie 15. Shattered 16. Promises

Source: cookingvinyl.com

“Tomorrow” to be released digitally in the U.S. next week

November 30, 2011  |  Comments Off on “Tomorrow” to be released digitally in the U.S. next week  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Tomorrow” will be released in digital format on December 6 in the U.S., according to Amazon.com. The single will also be released a day earlier in France (December 5). “Tomorrow” is available on amazon.co.uk and on the iTunes stores of Ireland, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand since a few weeks.

Other countries might also get the digital single next week. Watch out your digital music providers on their new release day.

Sources: Amazon sites, iTunes

“Tomorrow” climbs the charts in Italy

November 28, 2011  |  Comments Off on “Tomorrow” climbs the charts in Italy  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Tomorrow” jumps up more than 40 spots on the Italian Top 100 Airplay chart, going from #82 to #40 on its second week.

For now, The Cranberries’ single did not enter any other national airplay chart.

While the song continues to do well on some radio stations all over the world, fans from some countries like Canada and France are still waiting to hear “Tomorrow” on air.

Thanks to Jury for the info about the Italian charts.

Source: charly1300.com

Our sincere condolences…

November 27, 2011  |  Comments Off on Our sincere condolences…  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Press would like to take a moment, in the name of all Cranberries’ fans, to offer our sincere condolences to Dolores and her family and friends. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Dolores O’ Riordan’s father passed away yesterday, after losing a long battle to cancer.

First glance at the “Tomorrow” video set

November 26, 2011  |  Comments Off on First glance at the “Tomorrow” video set  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The first images taken on the set of the “Tomorrow” video were posted today on Flickr by guitarist Noel Hogan. The video was shot in a garage setting, with lead-singer Dolores O’ Riordan performing tied in rope.

The band shot the video for the first single of their upcoming Roses album in Limerick yesterday.

You can see more pictures on Noel Hogan’s Flickr

Promo Tour in London cancelled?

November 25, 2011  |  2 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are no longer listed as guests of Weekend Wogan and the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on the BBC website.

The Cranberries were supposed to perform a couple of songs on Weekend Wogan next Sunday, and present “Show Me”, their new single for the alternative format radio stations on the Radcliffe and Maconie Show next Monday.

Let’s hope that everything went right today on the set of the “Tomorrow” video.

Source: bbc.co.uk

Short audio clip of upcoming Mono Band track

November 23, 2011  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Mono Band

Noel Hogan posted a 12-second clip of a new Mono Band track, which features vocals by Fin Chambers. Hogan has been working in studio with Chambers for the upcoming second Mono Band album since October.

Here the link! (no longer available)

Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account (noelhogan2)

The Cranberries to shoot a video on Friday

November 23, 2011  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to shoot a video on Friday  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are scheduled to shoot a video for “Tomorrow” this Friday, according to guitarist Noel Hogan. The video will be filmed in Limerick (Ireland), hometown of the band. There is no word yet about the director of the video.

Their last video was released in 2002, for the title track of their Greatest Hits compilation, “Stars”.

The Cranberries – “Stars”

Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account (noelhogan2)

“Morning Becomes Eclectic”, fans become ecstatic!

November 19, 2011  |  1 Comments  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

Santa Monica-based radio station KCRW is now streaming back on the Web the 1993 performance The Cranberries offered on the Morning Becomes Eclectic show, which features an acoustic version of rare track, False.

The recording, which was no longer available on Internet for more than a decade, was posted back on the radio station website after a few demands. 🙂

The show features interview segments between the four songs performed in acoustic format.

This performance is one of the most praised in the fan community because of its track list and the laidback attitude of the band performing the songs and during the interview.

Here’s your first chance to hear this recording in high quality!

Track list:
1. Linger
2. False
3. Sunday
4. I Will Always

Source: kcrw.com

New Mono Band track recorded today

November 18, 2011  |  Comments Off on New Mono Band track recorded today  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  Mono Band

The Cranberries’ guitarist Noel Hogan finished up the recording of a new track today for his Mono Band side-project with vocalist Fin Chambers. The track, intented to be on a compilation to be release in early 2012, will include drums and a brass section.

There is no word yet on the track title, nor on the nature/theme of this compilation. Hogan plans to mix the track next month, during the Holidays Break.

Fin Chambers – Photo: Noel Hogan

Source: Noel Hogan’s Twitter account (noelhogan2) and Instagram account

Two-disc edition of “Roses” to be released

November 17, 2011  |  Comments Off on Two-disc edition of “Roses” to be released  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

A two-disc edition of Roses will be available to purchase on February 13, according to Amazon UK. But don’t get too excited about the bonus material…

The second disc will contain live material recorded during the Reunion Tour in Madrid (Spain) on March 12, 2010, where they played most of their past singles. Tracks are to be confirmed.

This seems like an odd choice for a second disc content, considering the possibilities with more recent material (live stadium versions of “Tomorrow” and “Schizophrenic Playboys”, six non-album tracks recorded for Roses, demos from the 2003 recording sessions, acoustic versions of Roses tracks, etc.).

Live stadium versions of past singles, such as “Dreams”, “Zombie”, “Salvation” and “Promises” to name a few, were already proposed on many CD-singles in the past, as bonus material on their last studio album, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee and their 2002 Greatest Hits, Stars, as well as on a 2010 live compilation, Bualadh Bos, and a 3-disc live album, Live in Paris 2010. The latter was a reissue of a series of limited edition albums proposed to fans after European shows of the Reunion Tour, which also included the Madrid show.

Thanks to chico from the cranberries.me community for the info.

Source: amazon.co.uk

Worldwide release date for “Tomorrow” in December?

November 17, 2011  |  Comments Off on Worldwide release date for “Tomorrow” in December?  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to Amazon France, “Tomorrow” will be available to purchase in digital format on December 5. Will this be the official release date for all regions of the world?

The song is already available on the UK Amazon site as well as on iTunes in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Another interesting bit of information from the Amazon France:

Copyright: (c) 2011 Timeless Solutions Ltd in association with Shamrock Solutions Ltd under exclusive license to Cooking Vinyl Ltd for the World except Canada

Does this mean that the album will be released on a different label in Canada or that it will be distributed by Downtown Records, as for the U.S.?

More to come soon…

Sources: amazon.fr, amazon.co.uk

“Tomorrow” available on iTunes in selected countries

November 15, 2011  |  Comments Off on “Tomorrow” available on iTunes in selected countries  |  by The Cranberries Press Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Tomorrow”, The Cranberries’ first single in the digital age of music, is now available on iTunes in several countries. While music listeners in Ireland and the United Kingdom can download the album version of “Tomorrow”, fans from Australia and New Zealand can pimp their ipods with the edit version. The song will be available in other countries in the next weeks (hopefully) on iTunes.

There is still no words of a physical release (CD or vinyl) for “Tomorrow”, nor a digital EP with bonus songs.

Thanks to robertjames and cranberriesMX from the cranberries.me community for the info.

Source: iTunes

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