CULTURE

Amy Winehouse expected in Athens in June

Few concert announcements can cause the kind of ado that Amy Winehouse?s upcoming appearance in Athens is currently stirring. The British singer is expected in Athens for a single live performance at the Ejekt Festival on June 22. Meanwhile, the festival?s venue has yet to be announced, along with the names of the other artists performing on that day.

Winehouse is nothing short of a music industry phenomenon — for the all the right and the wrong reasons. Back in 2006 the British singer was only 23-years-old when her ?Back to Black? album was released. Since then, ?Back to Black? has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, going platinum in dozens of countries, topping American charts for several successive weeks and earning five Grammys.

Unfortunately for Winehouse, her star power has not always been associated with artistic achievement, but also with her troubles regarding her personal life, and persistent problems with substance abuse. Nevertheless, in the past few months the singer has not been at the receiving end of any negative publicity and her scheduled performances are proceeding smoothly, while a new album is expected later this year.

Tickets are on sale for 50 euros on www.ticketarena.gr. Beginning on February 18, tickets will also be available at Public multimedia stores as well as Tickethouse in Athens and Thessaloniki. Ticket prices will go up by 5 euros on the day of the festival.