The Cranberries are on a world tour promoting both the 2001 album Wake Up and Smell the Coffee and this year’s four-CD box set retrospective, Treasure Box: The Complete Sessions 1991-1999 (the first four albums, remastered with additional tracks). Ireland’s Platinum-selling rockers passed through San Francisco in early June and will be back in the U.S. for an arena tour later in the year.
FOH engineer Joe O’Herlihy (whose credits include U2 and R.E.M.) is touring with “the truly tried-and-tested Midas XL4 console, the automated one that seems to have followed me around for the last couple of years.” Production is carrying its own FOH and monitor systems and control gear; P.A. for the U.S. leg is a Clair Bros. I-4 line array. For effects and control, O’Herlihy is carrying “only a few gadgets: a Distressor, the usual reverbs, the Lexicon 480L, the Eventide H3000 Harmonizer, a few dbx compressors, DC2001s, as well as Summit compressors on the bass and the keyboards.” Vocalist Dolores O’Riordan sings into a wireless Shure Beta 58, which O’Herlihy runs through a Manley VoxBox.