Dolores O’Riordan has a perfect for her music. Hear it anywhere and it is immediately recognizable. She is at once both distinctly Irish and otherworldly. With the rest of The Cranberries, this little Irish band from Limerick conquered the mainstream radio world in the 1990s.
Hit after hit, The Cranberries dominated pop music. “Linger” is a soft, sweet number that showcases the band’s harmonizing. “Zombie” is a transcendent number etched in pop culture. “Dreams” feels like it was on every movie soundtrack there was around the time of its release. And “Ode To My Family” is a beautiful tune that echoes back to the group’s Irish roots.
After a six year hiatus, the group reformed in 2009 and has toured on and off since then. Now, with everything in lock step, The Cranberries are celebrating their 25th anniversary as a worldwide act. See for yourself as they take over Stir Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs on September 29.