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Arcade Fire Covers Cranberries In Dublin, Performs 'Linger' For Fans

 

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Arcade Fire pays tribute to Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries. The band performed the track "Linger" during a concert in her home country of Ireland.

The band surprised the crowd in the Dublin stop of their European tour when vocalist Win Butler launched a rendition of the 1993 track. He merged it with Arcade Fire's own "Everything Now" from their new album.

The performance was held at the 3Arena on Friday, April 6.

Remembering A Great Artist

Ireland and the whole world are still reeling from the unexpected death of O'Riordan, a celebrated singer-songwriter. She passed away on Jan.15 at her hotel in London where she was recording a new version of The Cranberries' hit track "Zombie" with Bad Wolves. Authorities ruled her death as nonsuspicious.

She was 46 years old.

Earlier this year, The Cranberries announced that they will be pushing through with the release of the album that O'Riordan and the band have been working on before her death.

This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the band's first album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?.

Arcade Fire On Tour

Prior to their concert in Dublin, Arcade Fire performed tracks from their new album at the 2018 Juno Awards held in Vancouver, Canada. The band received four nominations for Alternative Album of the Year, Group of the Year, and Single of the Year and won Album of the Year.

Pitchfork reports that Arcade Fire was the first band to receive the International Achievement Award, a prestigious honor handed to artists for their "exemplary success on the global scale."

Other artists who have received the award in the past are Drake, Celine Dion, and Shania Twain.

The award came a few months after Everything Now debuted and reached the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album, the band's fifth, was released back July.

Last month, the band released a double music video for "Put Your Money On Me" and "We Don't Deserve Love."

In addition, Arcade Fire is currently on a massive trek across Europe. The band is scheduled to perform several shows in the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, and France this month. Then, they will continue their Everything Now tour in Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Romania, and Germany in June.

The North American leg of the tour will kick off in Clarkson, Michigan on July 7 at the DTE Entergy Music Theater.

Tickets can now be purchased from Arcade Fire's official website.

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