The Cranberries confirm plans to release final album following the death of Dolores O'Riordan

The group will also release a special 25th anniversary edition of their debut album.

The Cranberries have confirmed plans to release new material following the death of their lead vocalist Dolores O'Riordan.

In a statement on their official website, the band's members Noel, Mike and Ferg explained that they had been working on commemorating the anniversary of their debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, and would have released the special reissue this month. However, following Dolores' death, the plans were put on hold.

"After much consideration we have decided to finish what we started," wrote The Cranberries. "We thought about it and decided that as this is something that we started as a band, with Dolores, we should push ahead and finish it."

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? was released in March 1993, and peaked at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart. It spawned the hit singles Linger and Dreams. The new version with unreleased material will arrive later in 2018.

The Cranberries have also revealed that the band's now final studio album with Dolores will still be released as planned, with Dolores having finished recording all of her vocals before her death: "All going well we hope to have this new album finished and out early next year."

Dolores O' Riordan passed away in January 2018 aged 46. Her cause of death has not yet been made public. In the wake of Dolores' passing, the Irish group's greatest hits Stars - The Best of 1992-2002 reached a new peak of Number 16 on the Official Albums Chart, and their sales increased by 1000%. Click here to view The Cranberries' full UK chart history.