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      The Cranberries

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      Copyright Andy Earl

      Mythical band of the 90's, but above all, a band carried by an angel's voice. That of "a saint trapped in a glass harp" according to Melody Maker magazine, that of the hyper-charismatic leader of the Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan.


      On the other side, the four Irish are living a success story like only those who have exported themselves on the other side of the Atlantic know. Millions of albums sold, dizzying Billboard rankings, packed houses and at the end of the road, a triumphant return to Europe. On the flip side, an exceptionally gifted singer fighting her demons. Lyrics that only come out well when she experiences "a little misery in life". Conservative and sometimes controversial positions.


      But no matter what, the Cranberries' audience will never give up. Carried by a crystalline voice, the lyrics are raw, emotional, on the razor's edge. And perhaps that's why they speak and take a whole generation to heart. A generation of young people and young women who identify with the singer. Her boyish style, her energy, her way of expressing herself straightforwardly and balancing in all her interviews between an almost poetic positivism and burning personal confessions.


      And if the Cranberries stayed for a long time in the United States, their native land, the one beaten by the Irish winds, tints their songs with a bewitching folk and yodelling that the singer learned from her father. Some would say that the band was first and foremost a hit machine. A well-oiled machine, calibrated for MTV's heyday. Yet the band always claimed to write only the songs they wanted to listen to. Because in the end, fashions pass, but they stayed. In 2018, they were preparing a new album when the disappearance of the emblematic singer made headlines around the world. A sign that The Cranberries and their mythical Zombie were still on everyone's mind.

      Highlights

      1990

      A hit from the first audition

      Dolores O'Riordan was only 18 years old when she met the three members of the Cranberries in search of a new singer. During the audition, the Irish are struck by the young woman's voice. They asked her to write lyrics to one of their compositions and a week later, the song Linger came to life. In 1993, when the band signed their first album with Island Records, it would become one of the band's first hits.

      1994

      Committed, rebellious, political

      Their second album propelled them to the ranks of international rock stars almost overnight. On the excellent No Need to Argue is the worldwide hit Zombie, written in reaction to the 1993 attacks in Ireland, which is still in the throes of civil war. Political and committed, this title puts them in the footsteps of another Irish band and their famous Sunday Bloody Sunday that we can't help but think about. In France, he will get a diamond disc.

      2009

      Back to the roots

      No other album can match No Need to Argue, the band's third album having even been cited in Q Magazine's 50 Worst Albums of All Time. In 2003, after many rumours about the band's cohesion, the band officially announced a break. It was only six years later that the Irish came together again, returning to the riffs and sounds of their early days. For the singer, one thing is clear, "after the third album, the Cranberries were a mess" and she doesn't want to do it again.

      2018

      A tragic end

      Although the Cranberries no longer enjoy the monumental success of their first albums, they continue to tour Europe and across the Atlantic with two new albums: Roses (2012) and Something Else (2017). But while the singer seems to have overcome her psychological problems and the band is finally finding some relief, the one that journalists call the mater dolorosa is found dead in her hotel room. Despite the pain, the album currently being recorded, In the End, is due for release in 2019, but the Cranberries will not go any further without their muse.

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        I've been a fan of this band since I was a teenager and what a joy it is to see them on stage again! Even if an hour and a half concert is a bit short for my taste, the band still has the energy of its beginnings. And what about Dolores' voice. On No Need to Argue in acoustic, it was simply magical. 

        Celia after a concert in Strasbourg

        As teenagers, we all listened to some of the Cranberries' songs over and over again. Whether it was Zombie or Ode to My Family, Dolores O'Riordan and her band knew how to touch our heartstrings, transcend us and take us into their world between darkness and hope.

        Bathed in saturated guitars, his Gaelic Madonna vocals, alternating crystalline notes, yodelling and raucous roars, embodied the pain and indignation caused by the victims of the Northern Irish conflict in 1994 in a song, Zombie, which became a worldwide hit, transforming his band, The Cranberries, into one of the most popular pop-rock bands of the 1990s. 

        Le Monde

      Archives

      2017
      8 concerts
      • 04 May
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 12 May
        Lille
        Le Nouveau Siècle
      • 13 May
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 30 May
        Tours
        Palais des Congrès
      • 31 May
        Lyon
        Cité Internationale
      • 02 Jun
        Nantes
        Cité des congrès
      • 07 Jun
        Marseille
        LE CEPAC SILO
      • 09 Jun
        Strasbourg
        Palais des Congrès
      2016
      6 concerts
      • 01 Jul
        Nort-sur-Erdre
        La Nuit de L'Erdre
      • 07 Jul
        Cognac
        Festival Blues Passion
      • 12 Jul
        Colmar
        La Foire aux Vins
      • 13 Jul
        Landerneau
        Fête du Bruit
      • 12 Aug
        Colmar
        La Foire aux Vins
      • 13 Aug
        Landerneau
        Fête du Bruit
      2012
      18 concerts
      • 20 Jun
        Paris
        Le Grand Rex
      • 22 Jun
        Ruoms
        Ardeche Aluna Festival
      • 06 Jul
        Toulouse
        Zénith Toulouse Métropole
      • 07 Jul
        Cognac
        Festival Blues Passion
      • 25 Oct
        Toulouse
        Zénith Toulouse Métropole
      • 10 Nov
        Caen
        Le Zénith
      • 11 Nov
        Olivet
        Zénith d'Orléans
      • 14 Nov
        Strasbourg
        Zénith Europe
      • 16 Nov
        Toulon
        Zénith Oméga
      • 17 Nov
        Grenoble
        Le Summum
      • 19 Nov
        Cournon d'Auvergne
        Zénith d'Auvergne
      • 20 Nov
        Lyon
        Halle Tony Garnier
      • 22 Nov
        Guilers
        Parc des Expositions de Brest/Penfeld
      • 24 Nov
        Saint-Herblain
        Zénith Nantes Métropole
      • 25 Nov
        Paris
        Le Zénith
      • 27 Nov
        Lille
        Zénith Arena
      • 08 Dec
        Beauvais
        Elispace
      • 09 Dec
        Montbéliard
        L'Axone
      2010
      19 concerts
      • 01 Mar
        Lille
        Zénith Arena
      • 03 Mar
        Strasbourg
        Zénith Europe
      • 05 Mar
        Saint-Herblain
        Zénith Nantes Métropole
      • 07 Mar
        Bordeaux
        Patinoire Mériadeck
      • 08 Mar
        Toulouse
        Zénith Toulouse Métropole
      • 14 Mar
        Marseille
        Le Dôme
      • 19 Mar
        Amneville
        Le Galaxie
      • 21 Mar
        Lyon
        Halle Tony Garnier
      • 22 Mar
        Paris
        Le Zénith
      • 31 May
        Paris
        Le Zénith
      • 01 Jun
        Tours
        Parc des Expositions de Tours
      • 03 Jun
        Montpellier
        Zénith Sud
      • 04 Jun
        Pau
        Zénith de Pau
      • 06 Jun
        Limoges
        Zénith de Limoges Métropole
      • 07 Jun
        Rennes
        Le Liberté
      • 11 Jun
        Rouen
        Zénith
      • 12 Jun
        Amiens
        Zénith Amiens Métropole
      • 18 Jun
        Nice
        Palais Nikaïa
      • 12 Jul
        Saint-Malô-du-Bois
        Festival de Poupet
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