The Cranberries Brew Up 'Wake Up And Smell The Coffee'

By | August 6, 2001 at 12:00 AM

The Cranberries are gearing up to release their fifth studio album, “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee,” due from MCA Records on October 23rd.

The album’s premiere single, “Analyse,” impacts radio on August 27th. Coinciding with the release of the single, the Irish-based band will head stateside for a string of private semi-acoustic concerts in five U.S. markets.

With the exception of the show in Boulder, Co, tickets will not be on sale to the public. Fans of The Cranberries can still obtain tickets through local radio station giveaways or exclusively through The Cranberries website. Tickets for each show will be given away and as a grand prize, two pairs of these tickets will win the opportunity to meet the band! Fans simply need to send an email to crancomp@elive.ie telling them which show they would like to attend, in what city and state they live and in no more than 30 words why The Cranberries should give you tickets for the show! The band will read the letters and choose the winners. For more information log on to www.cranberries.ie.

2001 marks the 10th anniversary of the Cranberries formation. They were discovered in Limerick, Ireland, after demos by Dolores O’Riordan, Fergal Lawler, and brothers Noel and Mike Hogan drew the attention of Island Records founder Chris Blackwell and legendary producer Denny Cordell (Leon Russell, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers). “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” was produced by Stephen Street.

The Following Is A Listing Of The U.S. Promotional Concerts The Cranberries Will Give In August:

  • August 14 Los Angeles, CA Roxy Theater
  • August 16 Boulder, CO Fox Theater **tickets on sale
  • August 18 Chicago, IL Double Door
  • August 20 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
  • August 22 New York City, NY Bowery Ballroom

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