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These are the news we received this morning. The Cranberries announced the postponement and future rescheduling of their acoustic tour as follows:

Most regrettably, Dolores O’Riordan has been instructed by her doctors to immediately cease work for the next 4 weeks for medical reasons associated with a back problem. This means that sadly the following shows will not go ahead as planned :

24 May The Sage Gateshead
25 May Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
27 May York Barbican
28 May Manchester Bridgewater Hall
30 May Tours Le Vinci
31 May Lyon Amphitheatre de la Cite International
2 June Nantes Centre de Congres de Nantes
4 June Barcelona Auditori Forum
5 June Madrid Barclaycard Centre
7 June Marseille Silo
9 June Strasbourg PMC
10 June Geneva Theatre du Leman
12 June Milan Teatro Arcimboldi
16 June Amsterdam Rai Theatre

We are working hard to try and re-schedule these shows to future dates and will post further news updates as soon as we can. We sincerely hope that you will hold on to your ticket until we can update further but if not, please go to place of purchase for your ticket to be refunded. We are very sorry for all and any inconvenience and disappointment that this causes our fans, the decision has not been taken lightly but Dolores’ health is paramount.

There is no much more to add, but as devoted fans of The Cranberries, we would still like to share a thought with you all:

The Cranberries are making a great effort to make you happy and not to disappoint you. We have seen them twice in May. We met Dolores after their gig in Belfast and it was really painful to see how exhausted she was, how tiny her voice sounded as she spoke, how slow she walked, moving like a rag doll. Never had I ever seen her that fragile, that weak, that vulnerable. It broke my heart in pieces because I could really see how great an effort Dolores is making to go on tour and become a beast on stage to make her fans happy every day. To whom it may concern: please, let’s not forget that our favourite artists are just human beings. As fans, we are extremely happy to see The Cranberries at as many dates as possible and such an insanely big tour is really the dream of every fan, but not at the price of Dolores’ health. Before our money, our dreams and our delight, there is Dolores and her health. Each and every of their fans would feel extremely guilty if she chose our happiness over her own health. I hope you will all understand how hard this decision is for both Dolores and The Cranberries. Please, do not be disappointed, they love you and will be glad to see your shiny eyes and big smiles in the new dates. Give them the opportunity to make you happy, just as they wish.