Reunited Cranberries Announce First Tour in Seven Years

September 28, 2009  |  10:30am
If you're a current or former alt-rock fan somewhere in the age group of rougly 20-35, you know the music of The Cranberries. There's even a good chance one of the following scenarios really happened to you: 

1. Slow dancing to "Linger" at some sort of school function
2. Angrily driving your 1996 Toyota sedan (or, better yet, your mom's minivan) while howling along to "Zombie"
3. Wondering to yourself, sometime in the last decade, "What the hell happened to The Cranberries?"

Although your days of high-school romance with a Cranberries soundtrack are over, your fond memories don't have to be; the Irish alt-rockers up and reunited, and have just announced a 19-date tour launching Nov. 12. 

While the band's reunion may seem to follow the "Everybody else is doing it, so why can't we" mentality, what with so many defunct rock acts giving it another go recently, singer Dolores O'Riordan told Paste recently that she gained a lot of perspective through the "whole flippin’ journey" of her bands rise, fall and demise. So expect an older and wiser Cranberries this time around. Riper, if you will.

Dates:

November
12 - Baltimore, Md. @ Ram's Head
13 - Boston, Mass. @ Orpheum
14 - Hampton Beach, N.H. @ Casino Ballroom
16 - Red Bank, N.J. @ Count Basie Theatre
17 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
18 - New York, N.Y. @ Nokia Theatre
20 - Toronto, Ont. @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
21 - Toronto, Ont. @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
22 - Montreal, P.Q. @ Olympia Theatre
24 - Detroit, Mich. @ Fillmore
25 - Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera
27 - Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Riverside Theatre
28 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
29 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Midland Theatre

December
1 - Denver. Colo. @ Gothic Theatre
3 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Pearl
4 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Club Nokia
5 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Regerncy Ballroom
7 - Seattle, Wash. @ Moore Theatre

Related links:
Catching Up With... The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan
List of the Day: Band Names That Sound Too Much Alike
Cranberries.com

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