Modfather, Cranberries added to Marquee billing

TWO big names were added to the Live at the Marquee bill yesterday.

Reformed Irish rock group, The Cranberries, and legendary guitarist and former Jam front man, Paul Weller, confirmed they will perform at the Cork docklands venue this summer.

Aiken Promotions announced yesterday that Weller, who picked up the Godlike Genius at the NME Awards last Wednesday, will play the Marquee on June 27.

He sold out at the Marquee in 2008.

Tickets, priced €52.80, will go on sale at 9am this Thursday from all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

Weller began his music career with the Mod/punk-rock band The Jam in 1976 before he branched out in 1982 with The Style Council.

In 1991 he re-established himself as a successful solo artist.

He was recently received the 2009 BRIT award for Best Male Solo Artist.

He was also the principal figure of the 1970s and 80s Mod revival and is often referred to as the Modfather.

The Cranberries, who were founded in Limerick in 1989, are one of Ireland’s most successful international rock bands.

With the distinctive sound of vocalist Dolores O’Riordan, the band rose to international fame in the 1990s with their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? selling more than five million copies in the United States.

During the 1990s, the band sold over 14.5m albums in the US alone with a string of hits, including Linger, Dreams, Zombie, Ode to My Family, Ridiculous Thoughts, Salvation, Free To Decide and Promises.

The band took a break in 2003 but reformed last year to tour North America.

They will perform in Latin America and Europe over the coming months before playing at the Marquee on June 29.

Tickets, priced €54.80, go on sale at 9am this Friday from all Ticketmaster outlets.

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