Limerick rock star Dolores O’Riordan takes time off

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

THE Cranberries lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, has been advised by her mother to take time out from her hectic touring schedule.

THE Cranberries lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, has been advised by her mother to take time out from her hectic touring schedule.

The Limerick band have cancelled the final two concerts of their North American tour.

Philadelphia’s Electric Factory said the rock group had pulled Saturday’s show “due to a family emergency”.

However, according to Dolores’s mother Eileen, the situation isn’t serious and her daughter has decided to take time off from her busy touring schedule.

“I advised her because I know her and I think she was stressed out. The children are off now for the summer and she would be working,” Eileen told the Leader this week.

“Things are very hectic and she is as well off to take a break not to let it go too far,” she added.

Dolores, who was raised in Ballybricken and is now based in Toronto, had been touring with the band in recent months.

“She is off for a week or two but that is no good,” said her mother.

“She might be home in a couple of weeks depending on how she is or I will go out to her when they [the children] get the holidays.

“There is nothing serious. I’m not too sure if she has cancelled the European Tour depending on what the doctor says to her,” she added.

Dolores was last home in Ireland in February of this year. She is married to former manager of Duran Duran, Canadian Don Burton, and has four children.

Roses, the sixth studio album by The Cranberries was released worldwide in February of this year.