Cranberries announce final studio album, reissue of debut
Irish rockers the Cranberries have shared their future plans in the wake of singer Dolores O’Riordan’s sudden death in January. The group’s surviving members announced two upcoming releases via Facebook on Wednesday: An unnamed studio album featuring contributions from O’Riordan and a 25th-anniversary reissue of Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, originally released in March 1993.
“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 Everybody Else, the group wrote. “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. … 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.”
But even more noteworthy for Cranberries fans may be the information about new material the band shared. “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,” the Cranberries explained. “All going well we hope to have this new album finished and out early next year.”
O’Riordan died on January 15 at the age of 46. Her cause of death remains undisclosed. In 2017, the Cranberries ended a five-year studio hiatus with the release of their seventh album, Something Else. Read the group’s full Facebook note above.