The Cranberries make their return to the stage for concerts at radio station Christmas shows in December. The Irish super group were due to visit the continent in October and December in support of their new album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” but postponed their October schedule due to the uncertainties in the world as a result of the American tragedies.
“I was really concerned for my two little children at a very difficult time following the uncertainties arising out of the conflict in Afghanistan. Our guitarist (Noel Hogan) is going through challenging times in his family, and the band felt we should be home with our families and we have always followed our hearts. Now it’s time to get back to work and bring some happiness to our fans in America with a few performances before we begin our next world tour in February 2002,” stated the band’s Dolores O’Riordan. A session guitarist will once again accompany the band due to an illness with Noel Hogan’s two-year old daughter.
“Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” was released in October to rave reviews heralding the band’s return to form’ with producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Morrissey, Blur).
The Cranberries Arrive On December 1 To The United States Performing At The Following Radio Shows:
- 12/3 Boston, MA – Fleet Center – WBMX Christmas
- 12/4 Philadelphia, PA – Finnigans Wake – WMIX Christmas show
- 12/5 Cleveland, OH – Playhouse Square – WQAL Christmas
- 12/8 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena – WMIX Christmas
- 12/9 Tampa, FL – Mahaffey Theatre – WSSR Christmas
- 12/10 Providence, RI – Dunkin’ Donuts Center – WPRO Christmas
- 12/11 Detroit, MI – State Theatre – WKQI Christmas