Anniversary box coming • New studio album likely in 2019
The Cranberries have confirmed that a 25th anniversary box set edition of their debut Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We? was in the works, only to be put on hold when Dolores O’Riordan died in January. After much consideration, the band are now pushing ahead once more – “we have decided to finish what we started” they said.
In a statement on The Cranberries website, band members Noel and Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler have said the following:
“In recent weeks we have had a number of media enquiries asking if we were planning anything to commemorate this milestone.
We can confirm that since last summer the band had been working with Universal Music on the creation of a very special 25th anniversary edition of the album, a newly re mastered version with previously unreleased material of ours as well as other bonus material from the era of our debut album. We had planned to release this special edition this month to coincide with the 25th anniversary. However, given Dolores’ passing in January we put the entire project on hold.
In recent weeks we revisited this. After much consideration we have decided to finish what we started. We thought about it and decided that as this is something that we started as a band, with Dolores, we should push ahead and finish it. So that’s the plan, to finish the project and get the special 25th anniversary edition album out later this year.
We will also be completing the recording of a new studio album as previously announced, which we also started last year and for which Dolores had already recorded the vocals. All going well we hope to have this new album finished and out early next year.
We will keep you all up to date as things progress.
Noel, Mike and Ferg
On 15 January 2018 while in London for a recording session, Dolores O’Riordan died unexpectedly, aged 46. Her death wasn’t treated as suspicious, but the results of the coroner’s enquiry haven’t been made public and won’t be released until at least April this year.