The Cranberries reveal the release date of LAST EVER album to mark the death of Dolores O & # 39; Riordan
The Cranberries have released the lead single of their latest album and unveiled when the entire album will be unveiled – on the 1-year anniversary of the death of lead singer Dolores O & # 39; Riordan.
The front woman – who died on January 15, 2018 at the age of 46 – recorded her vocals for 11 demo tracks that were meant to appear on the eighth studio album, during the winter of 2017.
After the premature death of the singer last year, the band finally announced that the album would still continue, using the demo's as a basis, and that this would be the latest album from the Irish group.
In loving memory: The Cranberries have released the lead single of their very latest album and unveiled when the full album will be unveiled – on the one-year jubilee of the death of lead singer Dolores O & # 39; Riordan
The first single appeared Tuesday and was called All Over Now, while the album – titled In The End – will be released on April 26th.
Eileen O & # 39; Riordan, the mother of Dolores, said about the release: I can not think of a better fitting way to the first birthday of Dolores & # 39; decease and celebrate her life than to announce the release of her final to the world. album with the band. & # 39;
The Cranberries – responsible for hits such as Linger, Dreams, Zombie, Animal Instinct and Just My Imagination – originated in 1989 in Limerick as The Cranberry saw us. Dolores is survived in the band Mike Hogan, Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler.
Seven albums – and 40 million sold – later the band claimed that In The End is not a valedictory, but a celebration of the life and creative work of Dolores & # 39 ;.
Last time: the first single was released on Tuesday and was called All Over Now, while the album – titled In The End – will appear on April 26
30th anniversary: Dolores is survived in the band by Mike Hogan, Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler
Frontwoman: Dolores died on January 15, 2018, aged 46; she recorded her vocals for 11 demo tracks that were meant to appear on the eighth studio album, during the winter of 2017
The singer co-wrote the songs in 2017, during the tour of the band, and Noel remembered: & # 39; Dolores was so energetic by the prospect of making this album and going on the road to play the songs live . & # 39;
He went on to explain that the existing members had doubts about releasing the record and were considering suspending it completely.
& # 39; We knew that this should be one of the, if not the, best Cranberries albums that we could possibly do, & # 39; he said. & # 39; The concern was that we would destroy the legacy of the band by making an album that did not meet the standard.
& # 39; After we had gone through all the demo's that Dolores and I had worked on and we decided that we had such a strong album, we knew it was the right choice and the best way we could use Dolores. honor. & # 39;
Tragic: Eileen O & # 39; Riordan, the mother of Dolores, said about the release: "I can not think of a better way to celebrate the first anniversary of Dolores & # 39; decease her death and celebrate her life than to make the world known with the release of her latest album with the band & # 39;
Debut: with the songs in various stages of completion when Dolores died, The Cranberries turned to Stephen Street – who had produced four of their previous albums including Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can not We?
Repertoire: They released No Need To Argue in 1994 and To The Faithful Departed in 1996
Follow-ups: Bury the Hatchet (1999) and Wake Up And Smell The Coffee (2001) followed
Later years: Roses (2012) and Something Else (2017) released the latest albums while Dolores was still alive
With the songs in various stages of completion when Dolores died, The Cranberries turned to Stephen Street – who had produced four of their previous albums including Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can not We? and No Need To Argue – and spent four weeks in a studio in London to build the sounds around her vocals from the original demo's.
& # 39; It was a bittersweet time, & # 39; Noel said. The pleasure of recording new songs is always exciting and one of the best parts of being in a band.
At the end of each day when we put our parts down, there was a feeling of sadness, knowing that Dolores would not be working that night at the circuit of that day. & # 39;
Loss: The mother of three from Kilmallock, County Limerick, who had fought alcoholism, drank ghosts and champagne and was four times above the legal limit for drinking when she died
Attend to: & # 39; At the end of each day when we put our parts down, there was a feeling of sadness, knowing that Dolores would not work that night on the job of that day, "said the band.
The mother of Dolores added: "I really miss her, especially today, just like the whole family. She was very enthusiastic about this new album and was looking forward to the release.
I do not doubt that she is happy now and would be happy with today's announcement. & # 39;
Dolores died of drowning due to alcohol intoxication, a survey at the Westminster Coroner's Court heard in September. The singer stayed at the London Park Lane Hilton hotel during a recording session with the band.
The mother of the three from Kilmallock, County Limerick, who had fought alcoholism, drank ghosts and champagne and was four times above the legal limit for drinking when she died.
She was discovered with the face up in the bath dressed in her pajamas & # 39; The police found that the minibar was activated around 2 am and she called her mother around 3 o'clock in the morning. She was later found unresponsive and was declared dead at 9:16 am.
How Dolores O & # 39; Riordan changed into a world star after answering an advertisement
Dolores O & # 39; Riordan was born on September 6, 1971 in Ballybricken, Ireland.
In 1990 she answered an advertisement from a local band in the nearby town of Limerick – then called The Cranberry Saw Us – who was looking for a singer.
A name change and a combination of factors made The Cranberries into international stars. Their guitar sound had an alternative rock edge at a time when grunge stormed the music scene.
Dolores O & # 39; Riordan (pictured in Dublin Castle in 2000) was a charismatic lead singer
The songs of the band – on which O & # 39; Riordan was the main lyricist and co-songwriter – had a Celtic soaked tunefulness.
And in O & # 39; Riordan the group had a charismatic lead singer with a strong voice.
Heavy game on MTV for their debut single & # 39; Dream & # 39; and the singles that followed, helped to bring the group to the attention of a mass audience.
The Cranberries & debut album & # 39; Everybody Is Doing It, So Why Can not We? & # 39; Sold millions of copies and produced the hit single & # 39; Linger & # 39 ;.
The follow-up, "No Need to Argue & # 39 ;," was sold in even greater numbers and contained "Zombie", a visceral howling against the violent Troubles in Northern Ireland, which occurred in several countries. reached the charts.
O & # 39; Riordan (pictured in Tirana in 2007) was one of the richest women in Ireland
The band released three more studio albums before it split up in 2003.
O & # 39; Riordan released a solo album in 2007, & # 39; Are You Listening & # 39 ;, and another, & # 39; No Baggage & # 39 ;, in 2009.
The Cranberries were also reunited that year, which resulted in the album Roses & # 39; in 2012.
O & # 39; Riordan was one of the richest women in Ireland for a while, but she had to deal with both physical and mental health problems.
The Cranberries released the acoustic album 'Something Else & # 39; and was a guest in Europe and North America. The tour was canceled because O & # 39; Riordan suffered from back problems.
In 2014, O & # 39; Riordan was accused of attacking three police officers and a stewardess on a flight from New York to Ireland. She pleaded guilty and was fined € 6,000 (£ 5,400)
O & # 39; Riordan (pictured in Paris in May 2017) struggled with both physical and mental health problems
Medical data provided to the court indicated that she was mentally ill at the time of the quarrel. After her hearing, O & # 39; Riordan called on other people with mental illness to seek help.
She told Metro newspaper last year that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and spoke with the Irish news about her fighting with depression.
O & # 39; Riordan said that depression is one of the worst things to go through & # 39 ;, but that & # 39; I also had a lot of joy in my life, especially with my children. ;
& # 39; You get both ups and downs. Certainly, is not that what life is all about? & # 39; she said.
O & # 39; Riordan is survived by her ex-husband, the former Duran tour operator Don Burton, and their three children.