Sanremo Festival 2002 report

March 9, 2002  |  Comments Off on Sanremo Festival 2002 report  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Earlier this evening, The Cranberries performed at the Sanremo Festival 2002 in Sanremo, Italy. It was their first public appearence in nearly a week, spending most of the past few days in Paris to record the video for “This is the Day.”

The band performed “Analyse” for the awards ceremony, with a prerecorded background — the music started before Fergal even had the chance to pick up his drumsticks. Dolores wore black bell-bottom pants with white pinstripes in addition to an orange one-sleeved shirt. On her ears were an unusually large mass of earrings, with several hoops and studs in each. After the performance, the host beckoned Dolores to, “Stay here with me.” He then walked to the front of the stage and pulled flowers out of the set to hand them to her in a makeshift bouquet. She smiled, told the audience, “Thanks for the flowers,” while the “official” 3-tiered bouquet arrived in the hands of one of the show’s female hosts. Dolores gladly took them both.

Source: Exclusive

19 more dates planned for North America

March 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on 19 more dates planned for North America  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records distributed a press release Tuesday to announce The Cranberries’ North American leg of the Wake Up and Smell the Coffee 2002 World Tour. The statement recounted all the announced tour dates and included one important sentence: “The band is expected to announce a further 19 shows in the coming weeks.” Some of these cities and venues have already been revealed through the official page, including Miami, Puerto Rico, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Vienna (VA), and San Francisco.

Source: Press Release

Treasure Box US date, price, full tracklisting

March 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on Treasure Box US date, price, full tracklisting  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

No sooner do we post news about the UK Treasure Box promos than CDNOW posts the full tracklisting for the set. The set is due for an April 1st release in the UK and has a whopping import price tag of $77.49.

UPDATE
We have just been advised that this is in fact information for the UK release, which CDNOW is now taking orders for. Expect a lower price when it is released in the States. Here goes:

“Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” (1993)
1. I Still Do
2. Dreams
3. Sunday
4. Pretty
5. Waltzing Back
6. Not Sorry
7. Linger
8. Wanted
9. Still Can’t
10. I Will Always
11. How
12. Put Me Down

Bonus Tracks:
13. Reason
14. Them
15. What You Were
16. Liar
17. Pretty (Remix)
18. How (Remix)

“No Need to Argue” (1994)
19. Ode To My Family
20. I Can’t Be With You
21. Twenty One
22. Zombie
23. Empty
24. Everything I Said
25. Icicle Melts
26. Disappointment
27. Ridiculous Thoughts
28. Dreaming My Dreams
29. Yeats Grave
30. Daffodil Lament
31. No Need To Argue

Bonus Tracks:
32. Away
33. I Don’t Need
34. (They Long To Be) Close To You
35. So Cold In Ireland
36. Zombie (Remix)

“To the Faithful Departed” (1996)
37. Hollywood
38. Salvation
39. When You’re Gone
40. Free To Decide
41. War Child
42. Forever Yellow Skies
43. Rebels
44. Intermission (Not included on American version of the Album)
45. I Just Shot John Lennon
46. Electric Blue
47. I’m Still Remembering
48. Will You Remember
49. Joe
50. Bosnia
51. Cordell

Bonus Tracks:
52. Picture I View
53. Ave Maria With Pavarotti
54. Go Your Own Way
55. God Be With You

“Bury the Hatchet” (1999)
56. Animal Instinct
57. Loud & Clear
58. Promises
59. You & Me
60. Just My Imagination
61. Shattered
62. Desperate Andy
63. Saving Grace
64. Copycat
65. What’s On My Mind
66. Delilah
67. Fee Fi Fo
68. Dying In The Sun
69. Sorry Sun (Not included on American version of the Album)

Bonus Tracks:
70. Baby Blues
71. Sweetest Thing
72. Woman Without Pride
73. Such A Shame
74. Paparazzi On Mopeds

Source: CDNOW

Treasure Box promos released, 1st confirmed tracks

March 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on Treasure Box promos released, 1st confirmed tracks  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Island and Universal Records have released an advanced set of next month’s boxed set “Treasure Box” to media outlets in the UK. We can immediately see that all of the promised “bonus tracks” are common B-sides, which presents a bit of a problem — more on that later.

The reports of both 21 and 22 bonus tracks are both, in a sense, correct. Strictly speaking, the set has 21 bonus tracks. However, “Sorry Son”, a track included on the UK version of “Bury the Hatchet,” but not the US version, could be counted as another B-side. The song is listed here as part of the core “Bury the Hatchet” album.

Here are some of the B-sides that we can confirm will make their way onto the boxed set:

Reason
Liar
What You Were
Away
(They Long to Be) Close to You
I Don’t Need
So Cold in Ireland
Zombie (Camel’s Hump Remix) (by The Orb)
The Picture I View
Cordell
Go Your Own Way
Sorry Son
Baby Blues
Sweetest Thing
Woman Without Pride
Such a Shame
Paparazzi on Mopeds

With so much previously-available material, even the most dedicated fans will find it hard to give away $60 for a set whose only unique value may be aesthetic. Zombieguide will have the full tracklisting right here as soon as its made available, so be sure to check back! There may be some surprises yet…

San Remo Festival to air live on RAI International

March 7, 2002  |  Comments Off on San Remo Festival to air live on RAI International  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

RAI International, a digital Italian channel available in both America and Europe, will be broadcasting the San Remo Festival 2002 live throughout the week. The historic festival is a strange hybrid of ameteur talent shows and big-name concerts. The Cranberries are scheduled to perform on Saturday, with performances from Alanis Morisette, Shakira, and others throughout the week.

The channel is available on Dish Network and possibly other services. No word yet on exactly what time The Cranberries will be performing, but Zombieguide will certainly keep you informed. Thanks to Cranfanman for the tip.

Source: Exclusive

“Wake Up” US sales figures

March 7, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Wake Up” US sales figures  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In a new article on Billboard.com, The Cranberries’ new album “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” has sold 129,000 copies to date in the United States, which would comprise about 10% of the album’s total sales to date. In other chart figures, that article also notes that the album peaked at #46 on the Billboard 200 and that “Analyse” peaked at #26 on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Also, the article mentions the upcoming release of “Treasure Box,” but neglects to give any other American release information other than “later this year.” Interestingly, the article claims that the box will house a total of 22 bonus tracks, as opposed to the 21 reported on the band’s official site. However, it’s possible that there was a mistake, so the information should not be held as valid until more details arrive.

Source: Billboard

“TV Sorrisi & Canzoni” magazine scans, new San Remo info

March 7, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TV Sorrisi & Canzoni” magazine scans, new San Remo info  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“TV Sorrisi & Canzoni,” an Italian TV Guide-like magazine has a new article with a Cranberries picture in its March 2002 issue, written about tomorrow’s San Remo Festival 2002, where the band is scheduled to appear. Also below is a positive review of February 19th’s Copenhagen gig, taken from “Tutto.” Thanks to Mattia Sarzi Madidini for the clarification.

Also, we have new information on The Cranberries’ performance for tomorrow’s San Remo festival. The band is expected to perform one song and give an on-stage interview. The San Remo festival is now in its 52nd year, a combination of an amateur music talent show (where performances are rated), awards show, and of course big-name acts. The question is this: will The Cranberries choose “Time is Ticking Out” or the next single, “This is the Day” to perform?

Saturday’s installment of the awards is scheduled to to broadcast on RAI at 2:40 PM and continue throughout the afternoon. If you miss it, don’t fret — the ceremony will be broadcasted back-to-back repeatedly throughout the day.

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

More Meteor Awards photos

March 6, 2002  |  Comments Off on More Meteor Awards photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Irish photos site MCD.ie has posted yet more photos from the Meteor Awards 2002. The site even offers original copies of the photos for sale if you can’t resist the hat! (And you know you can’t!!) Oh yeah.

Source: MCD.ie

“Whisper To A Scream” to air on Bravo

March 6, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Whisper To A Scream” to air on Bravo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

American Arts channel Bravo is scheduled to air the Irish rock music documentary “From a Whisper to a Scream” on cable later this month. The documentary, which had a budget of over $1 million, originally aired on Irish national television station RTE in 2000. The documentary was then released on DVD and a 3-VHS boxed set in the US almost a year ago, and included extra interview footage with all of the artists, including exclusive interviews with Dolores O’Riordan.

However, don’t think you’re getting away without spending the $30 for the DVD. The version aired on Bravo will in fact be an edited version of the documentary, spanning 120 minutes instead of the full 155 minutes — not to mention the exclusion of the bonus interviews.

The special will air on Bravo on March 17 at 10:00 PM, March 18 at 1:00 AM, and March 18 at 3:00 PM (all times EST). And if you’re wondering if the full DVD is worth the money, check out our review.

Thanks to Cranaddict for the news tip.

Meteor Awards report, photos

March 6, 2002  |  Comments Off on Meteor Awards report, photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries were in Dublin Monday, on hand at the IRMA Meteor Awards 2002 ceremony. Unfortunately, the band’s nomination of “Bury the Hatchet” was beaten for “Best Irish Rock Album” (unsurprisingly) by U2’s “All That You Can’t Leave Behind.”

The audience of 4,000 people was given performances by the Lighthouse Family, Enrique Iglesias, and of course The Cranberries, who performed “Time is Ticking Out”. The event raised money for both the Christina Noble Childrens Foundation and the IRMA Trust.

The event will be broadcasted in Ireland on Network 2 on Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 9:00 PM (local time).
Check out some images from the event below — and get a load of Dolores’s antique-style hat!

Sources: Showbiz Ireland, 2FM, IRMA

“Treasure Box” goes on pre-order

March 6, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Treasure Box” goes on pre-order  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Online retailer Amazon UK has begun taking pre-orders for the April 1st release of “Treasure Box,” the upcoming Cranberries boxed set which will include 21 bonus tracks. Although the site does not list any new information about the set itself, it does reveal one important detail: the price. Amazon lists a £40.99 price point for the deluxe box, or about $58 USD. Although no specifics have been given on the American release for the set, expect a similar price tag when it’s released in the States.

Thanks to Daniel Steward for the tip.

Source: Amazon UK

“TITO” enhanced CD screenshots

March 5, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITO” enhanced CD screenshots  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The maxi-single of “Time is Ticking Out” has shipped to several countries throughout the world over the past two months. The 4-track CD includes enhanced features as its fourth track, namely the redited “Analyse” music video in Quicktime format. Like most enhanced CDs, it has its own unique built-in interface, so check out image of it below.

Source: The Cranberries of Prat

The Cranberries nominated for Meteor “Best Irish Rock Album”

March 3, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries nominated for Meteor “Best Irish Rock Album”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The IMRA has finally posted its nominations for the 2002 Meteor Awards, to be held tomorrow night in Dublin, Ireland. The Cranberries are nominated for the “Best Irish Rock Album,” surprisingly, for April 1999’s release “Bury the Hatchet”. Exactly why the committee chose the band’s three-year-old release rather than October’s “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” is uncertain, but its possible that the new release is not within the required timeframe for an award. The full nominee list for the award is below:

Best Irish Rock Album
Aslan – Waiting For This Madness To End
The Cranberries – Bury The Hatchet
The Frames – For The Birds
The Revs – Sonic Tonic
U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind

With the strong support for U2’s latest release, there isn’t much hope for the others in the category. All is certainly not lost, however. The Cranberries will be appearing at the awards, performing “Time is Ticking Out” live. In addition, there are several other awards to be given away which have no specified nominees, including Lifetime Achievement Award, Humanitarian Award 2002 (“Time is Ticking Out” benefit single, anyone?), and the Irish Industry Award.

Source: IRMA

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American satellite-only channel Music Choice is reairing their Cranberries concert and interview special all throughout the month of March. The special was originally shown on the channel back in October. The channel broadcasts the band’s private show at Vicar Street on November 11th, 2000, with a very pregnant Dolores. The small concert was the first time “Analyse” and “Time is Ticking Out” were played publicly. In addition to the concert, the special has several interview clips recorded to promote “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee.”

For local channel and times, check out the Music Choice website.
Thanks to Gary for the tip.

Source: Music Choice

“Zombie” to get the pop-up treatment

February 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” to get the pop-up treatment  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

VH1 released a press release yesterday stating that The Cranberries would be one of the many artists featured in a new line of VH1 shows to air next week. New material about the band hasn’t been seen on American TV since MTV2’s late-night “Label Block” back in November.

The brand-new Pop-Up Video for “Zombie” will premiere next Thursday night, alongside videos for Matchbox Twenty’s “Mad Season,” Dave Matthews Band’s “I Did It,” Dido’s “Thank You,” and Starship’s “Sara.”

Pop-Up Video, which reveals interesting did-you-know facts about the videos and their bands, has become a staple of VH1’s programming, making even the worst of 80’s pop most entertaining. Ironically, although Zombie is considered the band’s most popular hit, it is actually the fourth video to be used on the show, with “Dreams,” “Linger,” and “Ode to My Family” all preceding it.

The “Zombie” Pop-Up Video will premiere next Thursday, March 7th at 7:30 PM EST
Don’t forget to watch!

Source: Press Release

Atlanta tour date revealed

February 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on Atlanta tour date revealed  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Online megaresource Pollstar has revealed a second tour date for The Cranberries’ upcoming North American leg of the Wake Up and Smell the Coffee World Tour 2002. According to the site, the band is slated to play at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Thursday, May 30th in Atlanta, GA. No word yet on ticket sales, but Zombieguide will keep you informed.

Source: Pollstar

Fergal interview in “La Provence”

February 24, 2002  |  Comments Off on Fergal interview in “La Provence”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries drummer Fergal Lawler was last Tuesday’s issue of the French newspaper “La Provence,” one of many in a string of new Cranberries interviews in the past week. This article, from the February 19th issue of the paper, is entirely in French, but you can view it below anyway.

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

Dolores and Noel on VH1 UK’s 100 greatest albums

February 24, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores and Noel on VH1 UK’s 100 greatest albums  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan appeared yesterday in VH1 UK’s multi- hour special “The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Dolores was the first to appear on the show, commenting on Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill.” Dolores noted that she thought the chorus of “You Oughta Know” sounded similar to that of “Zombie,” and then said that the “imitation” was very flattering. She also noted that “Jagged Little Pill” was the center of a large amount of hype, and that Alanis never followed it up with the same amount of force.

Dolores and Noel later appeared in the same episode to give their comments on The Smiths’ “The Queen is Dead” LP (In case you’re lacking on your Cranberries History, The Smiths were an important musical influence on the band). Dolores asked Noel what his favorite song from the LP was, to which he responded, “There is a Light that Never Goes Out.” Dolores agreed, noting that the track was indeed “beautiful.”

Note, interestingly enough, this is a different “100 Greatest Albums” list than what is shown on VH1 in the US, as neither “Jagged Little Pill” nor “The Queen is Dead” made it to the US list. Thanks to Stewart for the news.

Source: Exclusive

New Dolores photos

February 22, 2002  |  Comments Off on New Dolores photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Bild has posted some brand new Dolores photos, which appear to be taken from the newest issue of “Action” magazine. The first looks to have been taken on the “Loud and Clear” World Tour, while the second is from a recent performance on Top of the Pops. The third is also another brand new picture of Dolores.

Source: Bild

Bild.de chat transcript, Fergal interview

February 22, 2002  |  Comments Off on Bild.de chat transcript, Fergal interview  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

If you missed yesterday’s Bild chat with Mike, Noel, and Fergal or if you just don’t speak German, well then, you’re in luck. We’ve got the whole chat archived for you and even translated into English.

Click below to check them out:
Bild.de Chat Transcript (German)  (Link no longer available)
Translated Bild.de Chat Transcript (English)  (Link no longer available)

In addition to the chat, Bild also held a stand-alone interview with Fergal, which you can read here (Link no longer available), thanks to Zombieguide Europe.

Source: Bild

Terra’s chat with Dolores transcript

February 22, 2002  |  Comments Off on Terra’s chat with Dolores transcript  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Dolores, being absent for December’s Terra Brazil chat, was finally able to respond to Brazilian fans’ questions by way of email. Her responses were posted earlier this week on Terra. Check out Terra’s chat transcript page below, or read our English translation:

Terra Brazil Chat Transcript (Portuguese)  (Link no longer available)
Translated Terra Chat Transcript (English) (Link no longer available)

Thanks to Marcelo Nery for the tip.

Source: Terra Brazil Chat

“This Is The Day” Spanish promo CD released

February 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on “This Is The Day” Spanish promo CD released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Although Spain has yet to receive the “Time is Ticking Out” commercial single, MCA has released a 1-track promo of — oh yeah!! — “This is the Day” to radio stations!
The action may suggest that Spain will receive the same treatment as France — a commercial version of “This is the Day” rather than “Time is Ticking Out.” However, this is only speculation at the moment… Zombieguide will have more information as soon as it arrives!

The back shows off more trippy Storm Thorgerson- induced art, so click below and let the good times roll.

Bild.de chat images, summary

February 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on Bild.de chat images, summary  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries stopped into the studios of Bild today, the largest daily paper in Germany, to host an online chat. Norbert from Zombieguide Europe snagged these pics for us (pics no longer available), and also gave us a synopsis of the chat.

Fergal, Mike, and Noel chatted live, answering fan-submitted questions. The last movie they saw was “Rockstar,” they said (Am I the only one that sees the irony in that?). Their favorite football (soccer) team is Manchester United, by far their preference over Bayern Muenchen. The boys even said they liked to play football (soccer) every Friday with their friends! “Time is Ticking Out” will be released in Germany on February 25th. The greatest hits collection, which is to include a collection of all the singles, is now slated for a September release. When asked if the “single collection” will be released in audio or video, the members replied, “Hopefully both!” perhaps referring to a DVD music video collection. Lastly, the band still has no plans to rerelease any early material — for this, you’ll have to buy over the Internet.

First North American “Wake Up” tour date announced

February 20, 2002  |  Comments Off on First North American “Wake Up” tour date announced  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Concert megasite Pollstar has posted the first confirmed Wake Up and Smell the World Coffee 2002 World Tour date for North America. The site confirms that The Cranberries will be performing at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, May 18, 2002. Tickets have already gone on sale through the Metropolitan Concert Hotline, so all you New Yorkers better scramble with your credit cards!

Source: Pollstar

Stockholm gig review

February 20, 2002  |  Comments Off on Stockholm gig review  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries played last night to a huge crowd in Stockholm, Sweden at the Arena. Karin Eckerberg was on hand at the gig to give this report…

I just came home from the Stockholm gig, and I have no words of describing just how wonderful it was. I’ve been waiting for 7 years to see them and this was truly the best day of my life! I was there quite early so I saw the boys do some rehearsing, they were playing some tune I didn’t recognize, either they were just improvising (who knows, maybe it’s the beginning of a new song) or it was some sort of cover, and Mike was dancing around in a very funny way. Anyways, after a couple of hours we started queuing — outside, it was COLD — and we did that for two hours before we were let in. Then we waited for another hour before the support band started; EP’s… eh something, I don’t remember the name. Quite good, kind of Travis-style but not half as good. They played for 45 min and then we waited for another hour before The Crans went on stage. Dolores was dressed in green with this long black coat-ish thing on top. The first song was “Zombie” and the crowd rocked (at least from where I stood — in the middle of the front row). She told us she was happy to be back (they haven’t been here for 7 and a half years) and that she loved the country. Next song was “How,” after that, I don’t remember the order of the songs that were played. They did play “Time is Ticking Out” though and she told us about the charity project (cheering crowd) and also they played “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” after telling us that it was about her second child Dolly and how she didn’t want to bring up children into such a horrible world. Other songs played in no specific order:

Free to Decide
When You’re Gone
The Rebels (she said it’s her favorite song)
Still Can’t…
Ode to My Family
I Can’t Be with You
Pretty
Salvation
Chocolate Brown
Animal Instinct
Analyse
You and Me
Ridiculous Thoughts
Promises
Linger
Dreams
Daffodil Lament
Desperate Andy

Before “Pretty” she changed clothes, she wore a short black and red camisole some sort of black leather pants with little pieces of other textiles as well as some ribbons… they’re very hard to describe but they were very nice. For the encore she changed into the dress used in promotion for BTH, that red and white one. After a few songs further, she put on a Swedish hockey jersey which she threw out to the crowd after the gig. Wish I’d managed to catch it but she threw it too far away…

The gig was absolutely amazing, the band rocked on, Dolores was dancing all the time and Noel was really cool too, playing turned to his shadow on the white screen (not all of the time though *lol*). I didn’t want the show to end… which it did… eventually… although they were playing for one and a half hours. I got myself a really nice t-shirt afterwards though, the new one is really cool 🙂

Zombieguide’s Copenhagen impressions

February 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on Zombieguide’s Copenhagen impressions  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide Europe webmaster Norbert Brühn was on hand at Saturday’s Copenhagen Denmark gig — well, half of it anyway. Thinking that he was successfully on the “Photo Call List” for Zombieguide, he was about to have a rude awakening, thanks to some overreactive security — something The Herald’s Alex Kraus knows a little bit about… Here’s what he told the Herald…

First, let me say I had mail contact on Friday to get a photo pass for the concert. He wrote that the tour manager will put me on the “photo call list” and wanted to send me the details later, after I gave him my full name and contact details. But all these were too late…

So we went to Copenhagen on Sunday without these details (I thought it would work so). We started to make photos as the concert began (at 8:00 PM) and all seems to be okay (I had already about 15 photos). After nearly 70 minutes, the concert was over for me (and the two other people with me). After 70 minutes we had a confrontation with the Vega security (they had “Vega” on their t-shirts, the own security of the promoter!). The security got us out of the Vega hall, first me and then my friend (in a not really friendly kind of way). After a long discussions they took the film from my friend (as for himself, he took out the film and put it into his pocket on the way down the floors when we went with the security people). They wanted my film too of course. But I had a high res digital camera with a memory card. After further discussion with me, I gave him my camera (the security’s face already looked very bad so I thought he wanted to/will beat me in the face soon, and so it was better that I gave him my camera I think). He erased the whole memory card. And that was it. No pictures anymore. Then we went out of the Vega and I made the photo you can find below (Cranberries truck one street corner away from the Vega at 9:30 PM while the concert was still running) :- (( .

I should say that my friend (a colleague from my work) has been a journalist for over 30 years, but such a bad thing had never happened to him. None of the “security” gave us his name or any other details of their own. We were without any rights at that moment. We could do absolutely nothing

We were in the concert until the beginning of “How”. The sound in the hall was not so good, not as good as it could be I think. We sat on the balcony, 4th row. It’s difficult to describe the acoustic exactly. For example, it was difficult to hear any details of the keyboards and the second guitar player (Steve). The sound wasn’t clear. The bass sounded really deep (How to describe? Dull/musty sounds, not really clear). But that is only my own opinion (and I know how good it can sound in such a small venue). I think from a music house with great acoustic you can expect a little bit more. The band of course played very well. And a second thing I was a bit disappointed with: smoking was NOT forbidden in this little concert hall. You saw the smoke everywhere. I think it isn’t really good for such a voice as Dolores has and it’s difficult for her to sing under these conditions.

What else can I say from my little disaster? Sorry that I don’t have any other pics for you. It’s sad I know. I hope the next time.

Maybe I’ll go to another concert in Germany. For that I could get a photo pass.

We’ll have more concert reviews an impressions, very soon right here on Zombieguide! And if you’ve got any of your own, be sure to send them!

Source: Exclusive

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