Watch: Arcade Fire covers The Cranberries
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The rock world was shaken earlier this year when The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan unexpectedly passed away. Since her passing in January, a series of artists have put together tributes to the lasting impression left on music by both O'Riordan and The Cranberries. Such artists include Irish singer Hozier, The Avett Brothers who covered "Linger," heavy metal act Bad Wolves' cover of "Zombie," and a New York children's choir that did a stirring version of "Dreams." Now, indie royalty Arcade Fire have joined the list, putting together their own cover of "Linger" for a show in The Cranberries' home country Ireland.

During Arcade Fire's arena show in Dublin this week, they pieced together a fascinating medley of their recent single "Everything Now" and classic "Wake Up," incorporating The Cranberries cover alongside their own material. While Arcade Fire feels like an unexpected choice to cover The Cranberries, they are just quirky enough to pull it off, leaving the lucky Irish fans with a touching tribute to O'Riordan that they will remember long after the last chorus of "Everything Now" fades away.

Prior to O'Riordan's passing, she had already recorded the vocals to what will now be The Cranberries final album with her, which is currently being finalized by the band and should be ready for fans to embrace by next year. A 25th anniversary special edition of The Cranberries' debut Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? is also expected to drop soon. Arcade Fire are currently in the midst of an epic European, and later North American, tour that will see them on the road until at least August.

Arcade Fire 2018 Tour Dates:
April 11 – London, UK - SSE Wembley Arena (Click here for tickets)
April 12 – London, UK - SSE Wembley Arena (Click here for tickets)
April 13 – London, UK - SSE Wembley Arena (Click here for tickets)
April 15 – Birmingham, UK - Genting Arena (Click here for tickets)
April 16 – Glasgow, UK - SSE Hydro (Click here for tickets)
April 18 – Frankfurt, DE - Festhalle
April 19 – Antwerp, BE - Sportpaleis
April 21 – Barcelona, ES - Palau Sant Jordi
April 23 – Lisbon, PT - Campo Pequeno
April 24 – Madrid, ES - WiZink Center
April 26 – Nantes, FR - The Zenith
April 28 – Paris, FR - AccordHotels Arena
June 11 – Rotterdam, NL - Ahoy
June 13 – Zurich, SE - Hallenstadion
June 15 – Prague, CZ - O2 Arena
June 17 – Budapest, HU - Budapest Sport Arena
June 18 – Vienna, AT - Stadthalle
June 22-24 – Scheeßel, DE - Hurricane Festival
June 22-24 – Tuttlingen, DE - Southside Festival 
July 08 – Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
July 07 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater
July 10 – Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
July 12 – Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
July 14 – Birmingham, Alabama - Sloss Festival 
July 15 – Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival 
July 18 – Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 19 – Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
July 20 – Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 07-11 – Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
Aug. 09-11 – Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West 
Aug. 10 – Copenhagen, DK - HAVEN Festival