Sunday 25 March 2018

Singer Dolores O'Riordan returns to stage

Dolores O’Riordan
Dolores O’Riordan

David Raleigh

Dolores O'Riordan is to play her first live gigs since escaping a criminal conviction last month for a series of assaults, following an air rage tirade on board an Aer Lingus flight.

O'Riordan's new band D.A.R.K. plays the singer's native Limerick on May 13 for their debut Irish live performance, and Whelan's in Dublin on May 16.

Since her recent court appearances, O'Riordan has been regularly spotted using one of the city's jogging paths as she gets physically fit in preparation for her shows.

According to MCD Promotions, D.A.R.K. is "an unlikely collaboration" between O'Riordan, Andy Rourke (The Smiths) and Olé Koretsky, a New York songwriter, producer and DJ.

Last February, O'Riordan paid €6,000 to the poor box at Ennis District Court, in lieu of a criminal conviction, for the air rage incident.

She pleaded guilty to assaulting Garda Shane Dawson, at Shannon Airport, on November 14, 2014.

She also pleaded guilty to assaulting airport police officers Eamon Power and Ronan O'Reilly, and to obstructing Garda Shane Dawson during the course of the arrest.

According to medical reports, O'Riordan had suffered "a hypomanic, sleep deprived, paranoid episode", brought on by stress, following the break-up of her 20-year marriage.

Irish Independent

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