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07th Apr 2018

WATCH: Arcade Fire cover The Cranberries’ song ‘Linger’ during Dublin gig

Rory Cashin

Guaranteed goosebumps.

Arcade Fire brought the house down with their set in Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday 6 April, with one of the particular highlights being their cover of The Cranberries’ ‘Linger’, before blending seamlessly into the title track of their 2017 album Everything Now.

It has been less than three months since the passing of Dolores O’Riordan, but it is already clear that the love and passion for the music she brought into the world will go on for a long, long time.

Arcade Fire performed the hit single from The Cranberries’ hit 1993 album Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We?, which the remainder of the band have confirmed that they are pushing ahead with the 25 year anniversary edition, having previously stated:

“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.”

Check out the performance below:

Clip and main image via Roy O Mahony

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