The Cranberries have announced that their tour in support of their new album Roses will begin on May 4th in New York City at Terminal 5. The band will return with their first studio album in over a decade via Cooking Vinyl for the world on February 27th, and on February 28th via Cooking Vinyl/Downtown Records in the U.S., and Gold Lake Records in Canada.
In 2003, The Cranberries announced their break up, but they briefly reunited for an acoustic performance when Dolores O’Riordan received an honoree degree at Trinity College in 2009. "The minute we started playing, it felt like we’d never stopped," Dolores recalls. "There’s something about playing with The Cranberries. It’s like putting on a perfect pair of shoes. It just fits.." In 2010, they commenced a reunion tour of 107 concerts that took the band all over Europe as well as to North and South America and Asia, culminating in the band’s first ever shows in China in 2011.
Dolores stated, "Having recorded two albums with various different musicians during our hiatus, I could clearly see that Noel and Mike have a unique way of creating chords and Ferg keeps it together in a subtle way. We had a blast in the studio, Stephen was in his zone and it came together rather quickly. There is a sense of rejuvenation in the group, a freshness." Guitarist Noel Hogan added, "I always had the attitude that there would be another album. Over the last six years, Dolores and I were sending each other ideas on and off." During the reunion tour, the band began working on new music during soundchecks. "The icing on the cake was to work with Stephen Street again who helped us rediscover our sound."
The songs on Roses come from a band with a renewed hunger and in every corner you’ll find the extraordinary sound of Dolores O’Riordan’s voice, the pivotal instrument which transformed the band from a group of young Irish hopefuls at the edge of the 80s into an MTV sensation and worldwide super group within just a few short years.
The Cranberries On Tour
May 4th New York, NY Terminal 5 (on sale 2/17)
May 5th Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (on sale 2/18)
May 8th Montreal Metropolis (on sale 2/17)
May 9th Toronto, ON Sound Academy (on sale 2/17)
May 11th Boston, MA House of Blues (on sale 2/17)
May 12th Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods (on sale 2/17)
May 14th Washington, DC 9:30 Club (on sale 2/16)
May 16th Chicago, IL Riviera (on sale 2/18)
May 17th Minneapolis, MN Venue TBA
Roses Track Listing:
Fire & Soul
Raining In My Heart
Losing My Mind
Waiting In Walthamstow
Show Me The Way