IRISH BAND The Cranberries have announced that they will be releasing their final album featuring the late Dolores O’ Riordan, who passed away earlier this year aged 46.
The band have also announced that they will reissue their debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We later this year to mark the 25th anniversary of the record.
Guitarist Noel Hogan revealed that the late Limerick singer recorded vocals last year for what would have been the band’s first album in six years last year.
Following O’ Riordan’s passing in London in January, Hogan and the remaining band members postponed their work on the album.
A statement from the remaining three members, Noel and Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler read: “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.”
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the release of our debut album “Everybody Else is doing it so why can’t we”. In recent weeks we have had a number of media enquiries asking if we were planning anything to commemorate this milestone...full info at https://t.co/xMVlpPS0PB pic.twitter.com/LV99delUOv
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) March 7, 2018