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Better Quality Bonn Photos + 1 new one
Source: Thanks to Bernd Dittrich

As promised, here are better quality scans of the Bonn photos... plus one new one mixed into the bunch!

Exclusive Bonn Shot 1
Exclusive Bonn Shot 2
Exclusive Bonn Shot 3
Exclusive Bonn Shot 4
Exclusive Bonn Shot 5
Exclusive Bonn Shot 6
Exclusive Bonn Shot 7
Exclusive Bonn Shot 8
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Exclusive Bonn Shot 11
Exclusive Bonn Shot 12



Official News
Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

Woohoo! Fergal lets the fans in on a tentative title of a new song, inspired by the band's recent gig in Africa. More news from the official page:

"Hi,

I'm home from holidays, apologies again for my lack of writing but we've been really busy, and when I'm not working I'm up to my ears in babies pooh!! But I'm loving every minute of it. Anyway enough emotional warbling Lawler you gobshite.

All the gigs have been going really well, I don't think we've had a bad gig this leg of the tour (fingers-crossed). We had an absolute ball down in South Africa. It was our first time there and we were treated really well by everyone. We even have a new song with the possible title of "Down In Capetown", the lyrics of which are about the trip down there through Dolores' eyes.

On the subject of new songs we have been working away in between concerts and we have about ten or so. We hope to have around twenty-ish songs when we go into the studio in August. That way we have extra songs to choose from and you have extra songs for B-sides!! We are really looking forward to recording again 'cause the new stuff is staring to take shape and you can get a rough idea of what it's basically going to sound like, but the fun of recording is that they change so much with all the different layers. It's been a long time since we worked with Stephen Street and he always managed to capture that special something, so roll on August.

We also did a gig in Prague which was our first ever and we were really impressed, but unfortunately we didn't get a chance to see any of the sights, as we flew home right after the show. So maybe next time.

We played in Sweden for the first time in about five years and it was excellent! We went on-stage at 12:30 am and it was still kind of dusky, as it doesn't get fully dark there at this time of year. After the show we went back to the hotel for a few drinks and I saw the sun rise at 3:00 am,..... weiirddd!!

Well I'm off to rehearsal again now, we are just dusting ourselves off after our holidays, and also brushing up on the new stuff; so I promise I won't leave it so long the next time (but I'm sure I've said that before, so your faith in me is probably deteriorating rapidly!).

The Tour page has been updated today too to finally name the last remaining unnamed venues.

-Fergal."


"Audience" Magazine Cover Article
Source: eBay

A live shot of Dolores adorns the cover of a new issue of the European magazine "Audience". The article mainly covers the recent leg of the "Loud and Clear" tour in Europe. Check it out:




Scripts, Tags Removed
Source: Site News

You've probably noticed that I haven't been tagging many of the exclusive pics lately. Now I've decided to remove the "no right-click" script from the page. I've done this so that you, the viewer, can enjoy this page the most, and can save all the pics you want for your personal use. Webmasters: I have also done this because there has been little content theft lately. IF STEALING OCCURS, the strict tags and scripts will be re-implimented, AND the address of the site and email address of the webmaster will be posted here so that all the viewers can send their "thanks" that they now have to put up with the tags, etc. But for now, you should be able to enjoy some freedom here. The scripts on the Ultimate Bio will probably be removed soon as well. You've also probably noticed that Tripod has found a way around my "no banner" scripts. I've been trying to find other solutions, but to no avail. You'll just have to live with them for awhile.



More Bonn Photos
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

The Herald presents 11 exclusive pics from the recent Bonn gig, thanks to Bernd Dittrich. These are a bit smaller than last time, so they should load better. If you check out pic #6, you'll see that Bernd, who we now all envy, got to meet Fergal and Noel backstage (Bernd's on the right). We may be able to get better quality shots up soon, so don't forget to come back! [Update 6/22: Better quality photos below]

Exclusive Bonn Shot 1
Exclusive Bonn Shot 2
Exclusive Bonn Shot 3
Exclusive Bonn Shot 4
Exclusive Bonn Shot 5
Exclusive Bonn Shot 6
Exclusive Bonn Shot 7
Exclusive Bonn Shot 8
Exclusive Bonn Shot 9
Exclusive Bonn Shot 10
Exclusive Bonn Shot 11



"Still Can't..." Has Changed -- Alot!
Source: Exclusive (Editorial)

You may have heard something about it, but not heard it for yourself. With the addition of "Still Can't (Recognize the Way I Feel)" to the European setlist, the Cranberries have changed the song a bit, a la the new beginning to "Pretty". I just got to hear the new version for myself last night, from the Bruxelles, Belgium show. Trying to describe a song is usually a bit tough, but put it this way -- they're giving the Yamaha a run for the money! There's quite alot of keyboards now to the end, along with some added guitar chords. Quite a refreshing, new sound, and is probably one of the best benefits of collecting new live shows, as the band now won't do any new songs for fear of bootlegging. (But won't this only increase the demand for a new single, etc.?? That's another rant...)

The show isn't the best of quality, so I can't wait til I get one with even better quality. Until then, I encourage you to check this one out.



Free Cranberries Gig!
Source: "*The Cranberries*"
According to "*The Cranberries*", the venue for the upcoming Polish gig has been determined. The concert will take place Gdynia (in the north of Poland) on July 30th. What's more? The concert will be entirely free, no tickets required! (I'm assuming there's going to be alot of advertising to cover the costs...) Anyway, let's just hope this doesn't turn out like the free gig in Washington, DC awhile back, which ended up in a riot.


Official News
Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

Looks like a bittersweet mix of good news and bad news for European fans who planned on/are planning on attending gigs:

"Hello there! Yes, I know, it has been a long long time since I last wrote, my apologies, but we really have been busy. Right now I am on am on a small holiday, and as soon as I return I promise to write some more detailed stuff. There is however something important that I want to talk about right now.

A week ago on June 3rd, we were supposed to play a show near Leipzig in Germany, at the Woodstage Festival. As many of you may already know, we decided not to play the show. I understand that many of you were, and probably still are very angry or disappointed that we did not play. Let me try to explain why. We arrived at the venue, to receive bad reports from our crew. Firstly it was apparent that the security for the band could not be guaranteed. The backstage security to put it kindly was very lax. There was no guarantee for our safety, and our concern in the band goes mainly for our female front person Dolores. As well as the security issue, we also had a problem with the size of the stage. It was too small for us to set up the show we want to deliver. Upon booking the show, we were advised of completely different stage conditions. With these things in mind we decided not to play the show. Poor security was the main reason for our decision. Our sincere apologies to all Cran fans that made the journey to see us. We hope you will understand.

I also have an apology to our Scandinavian fans. We did a show in Umea, Sweden that we did not at all list on our website. This was not intentional, simply an oversight on our behalf. Ooops! Sorry. We will punish the webmaster.

Also, SPANISH FANS, some news for you. We have added an extra show in GIJON on Wednesday 26th July at the City Festival. We hope that this will also in some way make up for the cancelled Esparragorock show.

I am afraid I have some bad news for our Turkish fans. Our show there has been cancelled, as the promoter backed out. This is a situation beyond our control. It's a real pity; we were so looking forward to playing in Istanbul.

That's it for now. Many thanks to you all for your patience with us and this website.

Slan for now,

-Fergal."


Bonn Gig Photos
Source: Ollis Homepage (German)

We have a whole slew of new pics from the Bonn gig from June 1st. For those that were concerned about the Prague shots, Dolores is looking alot better in these pics...

Bonn Gig 1
Bonn Gig 2
Bonn Gig 3
Bonn Gig 4
Bonn Gig 5
Bonn Gig 6
Bonn Gig 7
Bonn Gig 8
Bonn Gig 9
Bonn Gig 10
Bonn Gig 11



EXCLUSIVE: Bonn Concert, Setlist
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

In case you weren't aware, the Cranberries continued their Europe tour in Bonn last Thursday. Contributor Bernd Dittrich was luckly enough not only to meet Mike and Fergal before the gig, he also managed to snag the band's setlist after the show! Check out the scan below. This is the same tracklist that the band played in Prague, but this is in the correct order.

Bonn Setlist


EXCLUSIVE: New Intro Music
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

Another exclusive for you! Apparently, the band has now changed their pre-show intro music. The new music is described as "oriental" -- a far cry from the intro music of past tours.



EXCLUSIVE: Even More High-Res Prague Photos
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

Zombieguide proudly presents six more exclusive photos from the recent Prague gig. Click below!

Prague Gig 7
Prague Gig 8
Prague Gig 9
Prague Gig 10
Prague Gig 11
Prague Gig 12



EXCLUSIVE: High-Res Prague Photos
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

We bring you a hot exclusive: brand-new exclusive photo's taken from last week's gig at Prague, Czech Republic. These are GREAT shots, even though ameteurs. Great size for background wallpaper... Kudos to frequent contributor, Bernd Dittrich!

Prague Gig 1
Prague Gig 2
Prague Gig 3
Prague Gig 4
Prague Gig 5
Prague Gig 6



Czech Magazine Articles
Source: "Everybody Else Is Doing It" Homepage

Three new magazine articles have surfaced from the Czech Republic. The first two are from the Czech edition of Rolling Stone, whereas the other two are Prague concert reviews (with photos!). I can't read them, but it's nice to see that the second article gave the show a 4/5 stars.

Rolling Stone 1
Rolling Stone 2
Lidove Noviny Review
MF Dnes Review



Prague Gig Review
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

Thanks again to our frequent contributor, Bernd Dittrich, we have an exclusive review of last Saturday's gig.

"Hi Alex,
the concert in Prag was not on Monday, but on Saturday.
In opposite to the other concerts, they played in Europe on this tour, they played "Go your own way" and "I just shot John Lennon". They didnīt play "You and me" and "Dying in the sun" this time.
Iīm sorry, I donīt know the exact play list, but it was something like this:

Promises
Animal Instinct
Loud and Clear
Linger
Ode to my family
Wanted
Salvation
Desperate Andy
When youīre gone
Free to decide
Walzing back
Pretty
Zombie
Go your own way
Ridiculous Thoughts
Canīt be with you

I just shot J.Lennon
Just my imagination
Dreams

As soon as I received the photos, I will send you some scans.
Greetings from
Bernd"







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