The Cranberries plan to release final album with Dolores O’Riordan in 2019
The Cranberries are planning to release a final album with Dolores O’Riordan and a 25th anniversary reissue of their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We.
The band’s singer died on January 15, 2018 at 46. Her body was found in a London hotel room while she was in the city for a recording session. Dolores O’Riordan recorded her vocals for the release last year. “All going well we hope to have this new album finished and out early next year,” the band said.
Her sudden death forced the group to put the release on hold, but now The Cranberries have announced plans to put the album out as a finale in 2019.
A statement from the remaining trio reads: “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 remastered 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.”