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Photos: Matthew Anderson, The Mattopia Times

Dolores O'Riordan
Gothic Theatre
Denver, Colorado
17 July 2007

The set list:

  • Zombie
  • Angel Fire
  • Animal Instinct
  • Apple of My Eye
  • Ordinary Day
  • Linger
  • Human Spirit
  • Willow Pattern
  • Black Widow
  • Promises
  • Free to Decide
  • When You're Gone
  • I Can't Be With You
  • Loser
  • Salvation
  • When We Were Young

Encore:

  • Ode to My Family
  • Accept Things
  • October
  • Dreams

Are You Listening?

A few quick notes about the show:

I came equipped with my idiot box SureShot camera, only to see a woman next to me whippin' out a full-blown SLR on occasion. She wasn't press, either. Dang! I could've taken some truly righteous photos if I had my Digital Rebel with me.

At one point the keyboard player mucked up a song's intro. Dolores started singing Billy Joel's Piano Man as a way of egging him on a bit. Very cool.

The set list, as detailed above, was excellent, hitting on several songs from her new solo album as well as many classic Cranberries tunes. Dolores put on a fantastic, full 90-minute concert.

By the way, I saw The Cranberries in Amsterdam at the Heineken Music Hall back in 2002. It was great being in the more intimate Gothic Theatre; I actually got to shake her hand as she crossed the stage!

Dolores is extremely petite, but she also has quite a fit physique and her legendary, uniquely powerful voice was in full force.

I also need to give a "shout out" to Jessie Baylin, the opener. She has great stuff and I look forward to seeing her again.

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