Arcade Fire’s Rendition of ‘Linger’ Pays Tribute to the Cranberries’ Singer

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On Friday, April 6, 2018, Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire took to the stage and performed a cover of Linger by the Cranberries as a special tribute during their concert in Dublin, Ireland. The Cranberries’ late singer Dolores O’Riordan, who recently passed away this year in January, would’ve been proud of the Arcade Fire’s rendition of one of her greatest hits. The crowd of hundreds proudly sang along as the band played and the performance ended with a loud applause. The Cranberries’ late singer was 46 years old when she suddenly passed away on January 15, 2018. Dolores O’Riordan and the band were in London, U.K., to work on a few recording sessions before her untimely death. The cause of her death will not be released by the coroner until later this year.

Arcade Fire continued their act with a grand performance of their song Wake Up, which was released on their debut album “Funeral” back in 2004. The indie band’s latest album entitled “Everything Now” was released last summer and its track sharing the same title, became the band’s first ever single to reach number one on the Billboard charts. The album also won a 2018 Juno Award for “Album of the Year” and was nominated for four other Juno Awards. Arcade Fire will continue their 2018 tour and play throughout various venues and festivals located in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada and the United States before finishing it in Hasselt, Belgium. The band’s current members that kicked off the tour were lead singer Win Butler, his wife RĂ©gine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara and Win’s brother William Butler.

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