Billboard Bits: Dolores O'Riordan, Stacey Kent, Silkworm

Former Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan has inked with Sanctuary for the release of her debut solo album, "Are You Listening?" The album is due May 8, with a single to precede it in late April

Former Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan has inked with Sanctuary for the release of her debut solo album, "Are You Listening?" The album is due May 8, with a single to precede it in late April. In Europe, it will be released via Sanctuary's newly reactivated Sequel imprint, which is also home to Idlewild and the Cooper Temple Clause.

O'Riordan will tour in support of the record this spring and summer. The Cranberries' last album was 2001's "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee."

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