Recap on The Cranberries Paris shows – May 4th & 5th

May 6, 2017  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  The Cranberries

No live review on our website on May 4th and May 5th for The Cranberries shows in Paris as most of our team members were attending the shows, so here we are now!

If the first night wasn’t too surprising as the band played the same setlist as in Berlin, the second night was much more special as we were lucky enough to enjoy the world premiere of Rupture.
Here’s the video below:


SETLIST MAY 4TH
01. Analyse
02. Animal Instinct
03. Linger
04. Just My Imagination
05. Ode To My Family
06. Wanted
07. When You’re Gone
08. Free To Decide
09. I Can’t Be With You
10. Conduct
11. Desperate Andy
12. Salvation
13. Ridiculous Thoughts
14. Zombie

15. Why?
16. The Glory
17. You And Me
18. Dreams


SETLIST MAY 5TH
01. Analyse
02. Animal Instinct
03. Linger
04. Just My Imagination
05. Ode To My Family
06. Wanted
07. When You’re Gone
08. Free To Decide
09. I Can’t Be With You
10. Conduct
11. Desperate Andy
12. Salvation
13. Ridiculous Thoughts
14. Zombie

15. Why?
16. The Glory
17. Rupture

18. You And Me
19. Dreams


Let’s note that the band gave a live interview on FB from the Olympia on May 4th in which they confirmed what Dolores had previously mentioned in some recent interviews: the shows won’t actually be fully acoustic but a blend between acoustic and electric versions.
Also Dolores explained on stage on May 4th that they had decided to add some more electric parts to the show not to turn it into a “too boring” performance. This decision to make the set “more dynamic” was probably taken during the rehearsals for the European acoustic tour with String Quarters.

As a consequence, only the new songs from the album are fully performed acoustically on live. This might explain why the North American tour is not promoted as “acoustic”, as opposed to the headline shows in Europe starting from May to mid June.

The Olympia happened to be the first all seated venue on this tour, one may note that Dolores entered the stage on both night asking the crowd to stand up so as to rock the place, which everyone did.

Let’s also emphasise that on the first night, the quartet left the show before Dreams, whereas the song was played with the quartet on the second night!

If it seems that the setlist was “shortened” on the first evening, second evening left more space for the band to play longer outros on their songs, which was very appreciable.

Last, we should note that Dolores sang some alternative lyrics on “Why?” on both night (which did not happen in Berlin) with the lines below :

Somewhere at the crossroads of life
Somewhere in another dimension
Life it really hurts like a knife

In the meantime, here are the first pro pics that can be found on the Internet as well as some cool fans pics, we’ll update this post with some more in the upcoming days.

MAY 4TH

Photos Concerts :

Getty Image :

Adeline’s pics :


Indo_Matt’s pics :

MAY 5TH

Giggoers :

Dan’s pics :

Adeline’s pics :

Indo_Matt’s pics :

Shooting Idols:

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5 Responses to Recap on The Cranberries Paris shows – May 4th & 5th

  1. Emerald

    🙁 the interview confirms the lasts thoughts….it seems they are totally fed up….especially Dolores….seems upset for everything…so sad….all the ‘magic’ is gone…. 🙁

  2. Anon

    What dark songs did ole play?

  3. alexverveboy

    Hi Camille!=) Thanks for the info about the two concerts of The Cranberries in the Olympia Theater in Paris France this 4 and of May of 2017 very complete and objective, I like that Dolores wants to make the concerts more electric than acoustic that is a… Good idea!=D

  4. Anon

    Anyone know what dark songs ole played!

  5. Post

    What dark songs did ole play?

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