Zagreb, January 17, 2022
Scottish rock giants Simple Minds will arrive at Šalata Stadium on Thursday, June 30, 2022, and in anticipation of their world tour, they released the single "Act Of Love". The single marks the anniversary of the band's first performance, on January 17, 1978 at the Satellite City Hall in Glasgow. “Act Of Love” is one of the first songs Jim Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill wrote together, and it talks about what Simple Minds went through and where they’re going. Celebrating the youthful passion and beliefs with which they created the band, he continues to show what drives them to make music. “Act Of Love” is synonymous with the beginning of Simple Minds, and it was the band’s first song anyone heard and a single from the demo that secured a contract with the publisher.
I always loved that song, it became our invitation to reunion. Charlie and I decided to save her from oblivion, with a new sound that is nostalgic, but also shows where we are at the moment , says Jim Kerr.
Legendary rock band led by Jim Kerr, Simple Minds brings their big world tour "40 Years Of Hits" to Šalata. Eight years after they sold out the concert in Zagreb in Dom sportova, Scottish rock greats are returning to Zagreb to mark four decades of work with a concert that will contain absolutely all the most important songs from the rich opus. The band will play two long sets, and this evening will be dedicated to a cross-section of their career in which they created timeless hits.
The tour has to be special, so we designed everything very well. You will hear all the classics and all the great songs, and for hard core fans we will perform things that we haven't played for the longest time , explains frontman Jim Kerr.
The introduction to the anniversary action was marked by two releases - the concert album "Live In The City Of Angels" and the compilation "40: The Best Of 1979 - 2019". The live release was recorded on a long North American tour, while the hit collection is by far the most detailed and comprehensive overview of the fascinating career of one of the island's biggest bands and includes 40 songs, from the megahits "Don't You (Forget About Me)", "Alive & Kicking". “Belfast Child”, “Mandela Day”, “Promised You A Miracle”, “Glittering Prize”, “Waterfront”, “Sanctify Yourself”, “New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84)”, “War Babies” to a new song, a cover of King Creosote’s “For One Night Only”. All of them will be heard live by our audience on June 30, 2022 at the favorite Šalata stadium in Zagreb. It will also be the only date the band has dedicated to our region as part of a huge world tour and celebration of 40 years of work. Tickets are on sale at a price of 240 kn. If there will be more tickets on the day of the concert, the price will be 270 kn. We also offer VIP tickets at a permanent price of 390 kn. Official outlets are Dirty Old Shop (Tratinska 18), Rockmark (Berislavićeva 13), Aquarius CD Shop (Varšavska 13), Dallas Music Shop Rijeka (Splitska 2a), Dancing Bear CD Shop (Gundulićeva 7), all Eventim outlets and online www.eventim.hr.