LONDON (VIP NEWS) — Dolores O'Riordan and the original members of The Cranberries have announced that they will reform for the first time in nearly seven years for a live tour.
"I've decided to reunite with my former band members in The Cranberries and we will be writing new songs and performing tracks off my new album as well as our greatest hits during the shows. I'd love to see you out there." O'Riordan stated.
In January, O'Riordan played a set at Dublin's Trinity College with band members and brothers Noel and Mike Hogan to commemorate her being made an Honorary Patron of Trinity's Philosophical Society. The performance was the first time the band members had seen each other since 2003.
Never officially broken up, the band instead has been on hiatus, and being in the same room and playing music together for the first time made them realize how much they had missed each other.
Touring will begin at the end of the year in North America and make its way to Europe in early 2010 with dates announced shortly.