“ZAGREB - AUDIENCE? I know, I know, I already said that Milano was the max! But.....the audience in Zagreb was unbelievable really. What an experience today, with only a few hours to go before the start, we were within minutes of having to rethink our situation. But thanks to the chiropractor, sports doctors.....plus a couple of injections here and there, all went off more than fine in the end. The band played incredible tonight in my opinion. But this audience in Croatia deserved that and more. Thanks very much to all in Zagreb, including also those who travelled from Split, Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, and Italy." - JIM KERR, (4th April 2014, just a few minutes after the show ended)
Even though the Zagreb concert was recorded, it wasn't sold after the concert, unlike the other shows of the 2014 leg of The Greatest Hits+ Tour. I think it was decided before the show started - maybe because Jim wasn't sure that he can give his best during the concert and he didn't want to release the recording of a concert that is far from being good.
In the end it turned out, that it was different. Jim and the band gave their best ever performance.
I have seen Simple Minds many times in the past 16 years, and when I first saw them in Zagreb in 2003 I was amazed how great the Croatian crowd was. After that concert I decided to visit Zagreb whenever Simple Minds would play there. So I did see them in Zagreb in 2006, and now when the Zagreb show was announced, I was very happy. I was really expecting this concert - even though I saw them a few days earlier, but still, I was waiting for the Zagreb concert.
What happened at the Dom Sportova on 4th April 2014 was something that can not be expressed by words. The audience was AMAZING - and parallel the band was also amazing. We could see that Jim was suffering of pain in his back, but this proves that he is the biggest artist ever - he gave his best performance.
And just a few hours after the concert finished, he posted the message above to Simple Minds' Facebook page.
Even though the concert recording wasn't sold, the show was recorded. We saw the sound engineers working, we saw the extra microphones recording the audience - se there is a recording out there. It needs to be released.
Simple Minds fans, the Zagreb audience and the world deserve this recording to be released. An amazing provenance of how great live band Simple Minds is.
Please sign the petition by clicking the link below if you would like to hear the recording of this fabulous concert. Don't let it become Simple Minds' Great Lost Live Recording!