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The Cranberries to release final album with Dolores O'Riordan

The remaining members of The Cranberries have confirmed they will be releasing their final album with Dolores O'Riordan, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 46.

The Limerick singer recorded tracks with guitarist Noel Hogan for what would have been the band's first album in six years last year.

They had planned to release the project in 2018, however O'Riordan died suddenly while in London in Janaury.

Hogan and the remaining members of The Cranberries, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler, have now announced plans to put the album out as a finale in 2019.

They will also be marking the 25th anniversary of the release of their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We, later this year by offering fans an upgrade.

A statement from the remaining trio reads: "Since last summer the band had been working with Universal Music on the creation of a very special 25th anniversary edition of the album, a newly remastered version with previously unreleased material of ours as well as other bonus material from the era of our debut album.

"We had planned to release this special edition this month to coincide with the 25th anniversary.

"However, given Dolores' passing in January we put the entire project on hold. In recent weeks we revisited this. After much consideration we have decided to finish what we started. We thought about it and decided that as this is something that we started as a band, with Dolores, we should push ahead and finish it.

"So that’s the plan, to finish the project and get the special 25th anniversary edition album out later this year."

The statement added: "We will also be completing the recording of a new studio album as previously announced, which we also started last year and for which Dolores had already recorded the vocals. All going well we hope to have this new album finished and out early next year. We will keep you all up to date as things progress."

The Cranberries enjoyed in the 1990s with a string of hit singles including Linger and Zombie.

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