The Cranberries in concert at festival “La Nuit de l’Erdre”

July 3, 2016  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The “Summer Tour 2016” continues, this time in France near Nantes headlining festival “La Nuit de l’Erdre” in front of 17,000 fans. This was the 4th concert of this short tour and it was sold out once again.

The band just had a 3-week-break. Dolores and Johanna were arriving from the USA.
Johanna wrote on Twitter: “Jet lag in a hotel in France”
See Mike resting on his bed a few hours before the show as published on the band’s instagram.

2016.07.01 preshow 1

Perfectly on time (10:40 PM) and right when the other band playing the second stage finished their set, The Cranberries entered the main stage playing Analyse without intro. Not even 30 seconds between the 2 bands! This suddenness surprised everyone in the audience… especially when there’s no musical intro!
There was a few sound problems during the show. A possible contact failure on Noel’s Guitar (?)

2016.07.01 show 1

The Cranberries - Festival de la Nuit de l'Erdre 2016




The setlist was the same as the other 3 European shows minus 2 songs, Loud And Clear and Desperate Andy. The show was shorter than expected, about 1h15 instead of 1h30. Hard to explain why as there was no curfew and the band was officially announced for a 1H30-show. As usual most of the crowd didn’t know/understand that Dreams was the last song and was expecting a second encore, especially as 15 minutes left. Plus The Cranberries not coming back to salute properly at the end of the show (as they always do 🙁 ) let a “we want more” feeling in the air.

Setlist, The Cranberries, La Nuit de l’Erdre (July 1, 2016):
01. Analyse
02. Animal Instinct
03. Wanted
04. Linger
05. When You’re Gone
06. Dreaming My Dreams
07. Just My Imagination
08. Ode To My Family
09. Free To Decide
10. I Can’t Be With You
11. Conduct
12. Schizophrenic Playboys
13. Salvation
14. Ridiculous Thoughts
15. Zombie
16. Empty
17. You And Me
18. Promises
19. Dreams
Outro: “Exodus” (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

2016.07.01 setlist

The CW team instagramed a few photos that day and tried to periscope a few things and the first 2 songs of the show. Sorry internet 3G was really poor on the site and the quality kinda sucks.
Nothing we can do about that.
Anyway here’s our HD video of Conduct recorded from the front row!

Photo credits: Nicolas Tessier, Clémence Rougetet, Laurent Franzi,,

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7 Responses to The Cranberries in concert at festival “La Nuit de l’Erdre”

  1. Louise

    And the sound was not very loud. Please turn the volume up next time!
    The show was so-so for me. I saw them twice before, it was way better.
    By the way, why do they never salute at the end of shows. This sucks. And Dolores was not very communicative. Usually she tries to say some words in French. This time nothing not even in English or so few…

  2. Christophe

    Thank you for your beautiful video of Conduct!
    With Dan, we tried not to make noise during your record to not ruin the video ahaha
    Indeed it was strange to see the boys arriving on stage without intro!
    First raw the sound was good but at few moments like on Just my imagination we did not hear the guitar and keyboard.
    Dolores did not sing the vocals at the end of Linger 🙁
    Lots of people around me did not understand why they left after Dreams and did not notice she thanked the crowd before Dreams.
    People were waiting them to come back again…
    For us there was no surprise about that! They always do like that!

    • Axl

      Thanks Christophe
      Indeed they always thank the crowd before Dreams, but 50% of people never notice (even more on festivals). At the end of all the shows you can always hear people saying why did they leave like this, like thieves without saying goodnight!

  3. Angus

    For those about to rock, we salute you, yes we do!

  4. L.V.

    Bah i keep continue to not understand why always the same setlist……the same attitude….

    • Cranfan am I

      Totally agree. And why do they rehearse songs like hollywood daffodil and more and never play them live. The only rarity (loud and clear) is already out of the set after 3 shows.
      Ok festival shows are for very very very mainstream audiences but come on at least one or two songs for the very cranfans.

  5. L.V.

    I also don’t understand the thing that people just need singles…..the cranberries itself only have very melodic style/songs so evey song fro their catalogue would do…i totally don’t understand WHO decide for these setlists….


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