The Cranberries Popping Up Around Europe

The Cranberries are bringing a string quartet along for an acoustic tour of European stages. The tour runs for more than one month and will feature some of the group’s biggest hits.

James Hendershot
– The Cranberries
Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, Md.

The tour opens in Berlin, Germany, on May 2 and continues until June 12 in Milan, Italy. The plan includes lots of theaters and concert halls, and has the group moving through many different cities, with the only two-night stand being in Paris May 4-5.

The Cranberries is originally from Ireland and still consists of Dolores O’Riordan on vocals, Noel Hogan on guitar, Mike Hogan on bass and Fergal Lawler on drums. The group went on hiatus in 2003 but, and frontwoman O’Riordan had a couple of solo albums before the group reunited in 2009.

The biggest hit for The Cranberries was “Zombie” off 1994’s No Need To Argue. The catalogue also includes “Linger,” “Ode To My Family” and “Dreams.”

A new acoustic album featuring hits and some new stuff is expected to hit shelves later this year.

Before hitting Europe, The Cranberries also have three nights scheduled in Cancun, Mexico, at Moon Palace Resort, starting this day.

Here is the European routing:

May 2 – Berlin, Germany, Admiralspalast Theater
May 4 – Paris, France, Olympia
May 5 – Paris, France, Olympia
May 7 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Rockhal
May 8 – Brussels, Belgium, Cirque Royal
May 10 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Royal Carré Theatre
May 12 – Lille, France, Le Nouveau Siecle
May 17 – Belfast, Northern Ireland, Belfast Waterfront
May 18 – Dublin, Ireland, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
May 20 – London, England, London Palladium
May 22 – Bristol, England, Colston Hall
May 24 – Gateshead, England, Sage Gateshead
May 25 – Glasgow, Scotland, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
May 27 – York, England, York Barbican
May 28 – Manchester, England, The Bridgewater Hall
May 30 – Tours, France, Le Vinci
May 31 – Lyon, France, Amphitheatre Cite De Congres
June 2 – Nantes, France, Cite Des Congres
June 4 – Barcelona, Spain, Auditorio Forum
June 5 – Madrid, Spain, Barclaycard Center
June 7 – Marseille, France, Le Silo
June 9 – Strasbourg, France, Palais De Congres
June 10 – Geneva, Switzerland, Theatre Du Leman
June 12 – Milan, Italy, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi

Tickets go on sale Feb. 8-10 on different days for different shows. You can learn more about the band at