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The Cranberries LIVE IN MALAYSIA 2012
Jointly managed by The WonderLand+ and Sevent Media, The Cranberries Live in Malaysia 2012 is absolutely the comeback concert of one of the world's biggest bands. Ticket prices are categorised into RM110 and RM170 for free seating, RM230 and RM280 for numbered seating and RM220 and RM300 for Rock Zone and The Pitt respectively.

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The Cranberries, the original Irish four-piece fronted by Dolores O'Riordan who lit up the charts for over a decade, is back with a world tour!

It will kick off its long awaited Malaysia tour on April 4 at Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur (8.30pm).

The Cranberries has performed to millions of fans across the globe. And now after taking a few years out to raise their families, the band is thrilled to be back with Roses, its sixth studio album. Their previous studio album was released in 2001.

This new phase in The Cranberries career comes on the back of a successful reunion tour in 2010 which had them crisscrossing the globe playing to sold-out audiences every night. It was during sound checks on the tour that Dolores, guitarist Noel Hogan, his brother Mike (bass) and Fergal Lawler (drums) found time to trade ideas and melody hints in the search for some brand new songs from that distinctive Cranberries sound.

The result is Roses, comprising 11 new songs. Produced by the band's old friend and collaborator Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur and more recently Kaiser Chiefs) the songs on Roses sound like nuggets buried deep within The Cranberries' soul harking back to the freshness and acoustic originality of its first two albums, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? and No Need To Argue.

The innocence is back in the melodies, which are given plenty of room to breathe while the words have matured to explore the twists and turns of life's uncertain paths.

And in every corner, you'll find the extraordinary sound of Dolores O'Riordan's voice, the pivotal instrument which transformed this band from a group of young Irish hopefuls at the edge of the 1980s into an MTV sensation and worldwide supergroup within a few short years.

The Cranberries will be touring Australia before coming to Southeast Asia, starting with Singapore (April 2) and Kuala Lumpur before moving on to Taipei and Hong Kong. The final stop is Manila before heading back to Europe.

Originally formed in 1989 as The Cranberry Saw Us, Noel, Mike and Fergal first met Dolores O'Riordan in May 1990 when she auditioned for them shortly after the original singer left the band. They knew instantly they had found an extraordinary voice and a songwriter whose lyrics could compliment Noel's unique guitar sound. The hits were just around the corner and soon after signing with Island Records, the single Linger was adopted by MTV in the United States, who played the video every hour. The soft-sided tune went on to become a massive worldwide hit, followed by the sharper edged Dreams. A fairytale start to an unforgettable decade.

In September 2003, as they considered recording another album, the band put the brakes on what had turned into an endless routine of performing and recording and went their separate ways.

The four, who had all married by this time, stepped out of the glare and returned home to raise their young families. The break proved quite successful in that respect. At a recent children's party in Limerick, to which all four members were invited, they realised there are now more than a dozen little Cranberries!

But during the group's hiatus, some of the members continued to explore new sounds. Dolores released two solo albums, Are You Listening in 2007 and two years later, No Baggage. Noel continued to write and produce, releasing Mono Band in 2005 and later, Arkitekt. Fergal fed in to several acts in the local Limerick scene including The Low Network and Brendan Markham. And Mike stayed out of studios altogether, preferring to run a successful restaurant in Limerick city.

In 2009, Mike joined his brother Noel to perform some Cranberries songs at a college event in Dublin to honour Dolores. Of the performance, Dolores says: "The minute we started playing it felt like we'd never stopped. There's something about playing with the Cranberries, it's like putting on the pair of perfect shoes. It's chemistry. It just fits." By then, Noel was back in touch with his former lead singer, sending her a variety of musical ideas for new songs.

The small acoustic event helped ease the partnership back together again and within the year, the Cranberries were testing the waters with some low-key shows. The following year saw it back up to speed again with a world tour featuring the very best of The Cranberries. It is confident the new album will please its fans and win a legion of new ones.

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