Prior to their set at The Gramercy Theatre, New York on June 19th 2018, Bad Wolves presented a cheque of $250,000 to the family of the late The Cranberries frontwoman, Dolores O’Riordan.
Bad Wolves released a cover of The Cranberries‘ hit single ‘Zombie’ back in January 2018, which the band gathered all proceeds for to donate to O’Riordan‘s family.
The cover was originally was set to feature guest vocals from Dolores O’Riordan herself, but tragically, she passed away the day that she was scheduled to record.
The band provided the cheque to the family who attended – sons Donny Jr. and Taylor Burton, alongside their father, Don Burton – the show following a touching speech delivered by frontman, Tommy Vext.
The cheque was also accepted on behalf of their younger sisters, Molly and Dakota Burton.
You can watch footage of the cheque presentation below.
Since its release, the band’s cover of ‘Zombie’ has been certified Gold in the United States and Australia, as well as gaining Platinum status in Canada, and has topped charts worldwide. Additionally, the single has been planted atop the iTunes Metal chart in the UK and Germany for five straight months.
Their cover also came with an accompanying video, which not only paid homage to the original released in 1994 by The Cranberries, but also served as a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan.
The song features on their debut studio album, ‘Disobey’, which is available now via Eleven Seven Music.