The Cranberries to Release Final Album with Dolores O’Riordan

Dolores O'Riordan and The Cranberries in concert in London, May 2017. Photo by James Shaw/REX/Shutterstock (8826071s)

The Cranberries will be releasing a new album with all new material as well as a re-issue of their debut “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” in honor of its 25th anniversary.

The new album will be the last featuring Dolores O’ Riordan. The band’s lead singer died January this year from unknown causes. She was only 46.

The band reported uncertainty about going ahead with the album given the recent tragic event of Dolores’ untimely death. They agreed, in the end, to push the release date forward but go ahead with finishing the album. After much consideration they claimed:

“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.”

Luckily, Dolores had already finished the vocals on the tracks as the projects were in the works before her death. Fans can expect the re-issue later this year and the new album early next year, complete with Dolores’ last tracks with the band.

We don’t know much about what the new album will be like, but we are hoping for more of the grungey indiealt-rockk that we fell in love with 25 years ago. Dolores may have passed, but her legacy will live on with the music she was so passionate about.