The Cranberries have paid tribute to their former singer Dolores O’Riordan on what would have been the late singer’s 49 birthday.
O’Riordan passed away at a London hotel in 2018, with her death subsequently ruled as a result of accidental drowning in a bath, caused by alcohol intoxication.
Her bandmates – Fergal Lawler, Noel Hogan and Michael Hogan – subsequently opted to split the group after they completed the final album featuring O’Riordan’s voice.
Paying tribute to O’Riordan yesterday (September 6), they wrote: “Happy Birthday Dolores, you’re in our thoughts and in our hearts, always. Ferg, Mike & Noel.”
Led by O’Riordan’s stirring vocals, The Cranberries became one of Ireland’s biggest musical exports in the 1990s – with hits such as ‘Zombie’ subsequently hitting over one billion views on YouTube.
Happy Birthday Dolores, you’re in our thoughts and in our hearts, always.Ferg, Mike & Noel
Posted by The Cranberries on Sunday, September 6, 2020
Later this month, they will re-release their second album ‘No Need to Argue’ as a deluxe reissue packed with unreleased songs, B-sides, remixes and more.
The September 18 release will also include demos and live recordings from the era. All of the album’s original 13 tracks are remastered.
Three B-sides are included in the release (‘Away’, ‘I Don’t Need’ and ‘So Cold In Ireland’), alongside a cover of The Carpenters‘ ‘(They Long to Be) Close to You’.