Arcade Fire paid tribute to The Cranberries over the weekend by singing the band’s hit track ”Linger” at a show in Dublin, Ireland, the home country of the Cranberries and their late lead singer Dolores O’Riordan.
Win Butler and company covered the chorus of 1993’s “Linger” before transitioning into their Everything Now title track. Arcade Fire are currently on their Infinite Content tour in support of their fifth studio album which was released last summer.
The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan died at age 46 in a London hotel room this past January. In March, the band announced they were “pushing ahead” with a planned 25th anniversary album of 1993’s Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We?
Not only will Something Else include fan-favourites like “Dreams,” “Zombie,” and “Ridiculous Thoughts,” but the new record–out April 28—will also include three new songs. The album also includes a new, acoustic version of “Linger.”
Most recently, Arcade Fire performed “Everything Now” at the 2018 JUNOs, where they took home Album of the Year as well as International Achievement Award for “exemplary success on a global scale.” They are the first music group to win the International Achievement Award after Drake, Shania Twain, and other major solo artists.