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Big international music concerts in Croatia in 2022: Lorde, Whitesnake, Franz Ferdinand and more

Big international music concerts in Croatia in 2022 - Lorde, Whitesnake, Franz Ferdinand and more

(Photos: PR/Donald Milne)

ZAGREB, April 15, 2022 – After a two-year break from touring in Croatia, big international music names will return this year to stadiums and indoor venues the the country, starting this spring.

Starting in April, promoters LAA are brining names like Franz Ferdinand, Skunk Anansie, Simple Minds, Placebo, Whitesnake, Dream Theater, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Gojira and Lorde to Zagreb and the coast Zagreb this year.

Just before the arrival of the first big act, Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand, all measures that were in force for the past two years were abolished in Croatia, so all the concerts will go ahead at full capacity and without the need for any Covid passes.

April – Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand bringing tour to Croatia

Franz Ferdinand (Photo: Donald Milne)

Franz Ferdinand will be the first big indoor foreign act in Croatia in two years. The Scottish rock band will be at Dom sportova on April 25, playing the greatest hits from their two-decade-long career.

The “Hits To The Head” tour brings rock classics “Take Me Out”, “Do you want to”, “No You Girls”, “Walk Away”, “This Fire”, “Love Illumination”, “Michael”, “Ulysses” ”,“ The Dark Of The Matinée ”, and “Glimpse of Love ”, and will show why Franz Ferdinand has become one of the biggest rock bands and music institutions. 

May – Skunk Anansie

Big international music concerts in Croatia in 2022

Skunk Anasie

British rock group Skunk Anansie will play at Dom sportova on May 13, for the second part of the big celebratory tour “25 Live @ 25”. Their return to Zagreb will mark all the most important songs from the repertoire, including singles such as “Hedonism”, “Weak”, “I Can Dream”, “Twisted”, “Charlie Big Potato”, “Secretly”, “Secretly”, “Because Of You”, “Brazen”. (Weep) “,” Charity “,” Tear The Place Up “,” Secretly “,” The Skank Heads “,” Yes It’s Fucking Political “and the latest singles” What Do You Do For Love “,” This Means War “. Tour reviews say the band embodies the power of rock and continues to show the best of themselves.

May – Dream Theater

Prog rock titans Dream Theater are brining their big world tour Top Of The World to Dom sportova on Friday, May 27th. They are bringing their complete production to Zagreb, which includes sound system, lighting and video walls, so fans will enjoy the audio-visual spectacle. The performance comes after winning a Grammy for Best Metal Performance of the Year for the single “The Alien,” and will be joined by Canadian prog metal singer and guitarist Devin Townsend.

June – Lorde

Pop star Lorde will perform for the first time in Croatia at the Šibenik Fortress of St. Mihovila on


One of the biggest pop stars of the new generation, New Zealander with Croatian roots Lorde, will perform in Croatia for the first time at the Fortress of St. Mihovil in Šibenik on June 18 and 19, and both concerts are sold out. 

The multiple Grammy winner and one of the youngest performers to top international charts will recall some of her mega hits from the first two albums, but also present the new studio release “Solar Power”.

June – Placebo

Big international music concerts in Croatia in 2022 - Lorde, Whitesnake, Franz Ferdinand and more

Placebo (Photo credit: Mads Perch)

English art-rock greats Placebo will play at Zagreb’s Šalata Stadium on June 27 as part of a major world tour, as well as the promotion of the long-awaited album “Never Let Me Go”. 

Zagreb will be among the first to hear Placebo’s new sounds on, and the band will also play hits from their career spanning two and a half decades such as “Every You Every Me”, “Pure Morning”, Special K ”,“The Bitter End”,“ English Summer Rain”or “Special Needs ”.

June – Simple Minds

Simple Minds drop new single ahead of Croatia concert 

Simple Minds (Photo: Press)

Simple Minds will play in Zagreb on Thursday, June 30. The legendary rock band led by Jim Kerr will perform at the Šalata Stadium as part of the big tour “40 Years Of Hits”. 

The Scottish rock greats will mark four decades of work with a concert featuring all the most important songs from the rich opus such as “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, “Alive & Kicking”, “Belfast Child”, “Mandela Day”, “Promised You” A Miracle ”.

July – Whitesnake

Croatian musician joins British rock legends Whitesnake

Whitensnake (PR)

The legendary hard rock band Whitesnake is embarking on a big world farewell tour throughout 2022, and Zagreb will have the opportunity to see them for the last time on Saturday, July 2, at the Šalata Stadium.

David Coverdale, the frontman of these rock giants and one of the greatest rock vocals in history, will be joined by the talented Croatian Dino Jelusick, a new member of the Whitesnake touring line-up. They bring hits from a rich career such as “Here I Go Again”, “Is This Love”, “Still Of The Night”, “Give Me All Your Love”, “Crying In The Rain”, “Slow An ‘Easy”, and they are also performed by glam metal legends Steel Panther.

July – Gojira

The French metal machine Gojira is coming to Zagreb’s Dom sportova on July 30th. One of the most important metal bands of the last ten years, with a background of seven albums, will present their impressive opus in a long world tour, combining elements of death, math, progressive and post-metal genres with themes of philosophy and environment.

August – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 

Big international music concerts in Croatia in 2022 - Lorde, Whitesnake, Franz Ferdinand and more

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Psychedelic Australian rock masters King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are coming to Croatia for the first time on August 2 and 3, 2022 at the Fortress of St. Mihovil in Šibenik. 

Known for constantly changing the set list and unpredictable live performances, it is to be expected that the band in Šibenik will perform something similar to their famous residences. Tickets for the first date are sold out and are only available for August 3rd.

There will also be a number of International acts performing at clubs. On May 2, Julien Baker is at the Tvornica Kulture, and on May 3, the Lemonheads are coming to the Vintage Industrial Bar. The Eagles of Death Metal are coming to the Tvornica Kulture on May 8, and William DuVall will perform at the same venue on May 11. On June 28, Mastodon, Kvelertak and Baroness come to the Tvornica Kulture.

The official points of sale of tickets for all gigs are Dirty Old Shop (Tratinska 18), Rockmark (Ulici Hrvatske bratske zajednice 4), Aquarius CD Shop (Varšavska 13), Dancing Bear CD Shop (Gundulićeva 7), Dallas Music Shop Rijeka (Splitska 2a), all Eventim sales points and online at www.eventim.hr.

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