Beijing gets a taste of The Cranberries
Published: Jul 08, 2011 08:33 AM Updated: Jul 08, 2011 08:35 AM
The Cranberries Photo: Li Hua

Irish rock band The Cranberries will perform at Beijing's MasterCard Center (formerly the Wukesong Arena) for the very first time July 28 after performing in Shanghai two days earlier. 

The band who formed in 1989 and reunited in 2009 after a six-year hiatus were one of the most successful rock bands in the 1990s. Their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? sold over five million copies in the US and was a huge success for the band. Chinese rock fans were introduced to them after Chinese pop diva Faye Wong covered the band's classic track "Dreams," helping her to win Most Popular Female Singer in 1994 in Hong Kong . 

After winning the title, Wong also got her hair cut short like Cranberries' lead singer Delores O'Riordan and her rise to fame was hastened. 

The band's most popular song "Zombie" was covered by Chinese young talent Li Yuchun when participating in Chinese talent show, Super Girl in 2005. 

Since reforming, the band have toured internationally, proving that their music is still popular with their fans who obviously didn't mind the six-year wait.  

Where: Beijing MasterCard Center 

When: 8 pm, July 28

Tickets: 180 to 1,280 yuan 

Contact: 400-620-6006