Dolores O'Riordan, vocalist for the Cranberries, announced yesterday that she plans to reunite with her bandmates 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." Guitarist Noel Hogan added: "Over the last few years, each member of the band has had time to work on different projects and learn so much from their experience. Now the time is right for The Cranberries to bring all of this together and move forward.”
This announcement follows O'Riordan and Hogan's onstage reunion with Mike Hogan in January at Trinity College to commemorate her induction into Trinity's Philosophical Society. The band had been on hiatus since 2003, and playing music together reminded them of how much they missed each other. The reunion tour will begin in North America at the end of this year and will head to Europe in early 2010.