Queen of disco set for gigs in Greece

Gloria Gaynor, the star of the disco scene in the 1970s and 80s, will be visiting the country for three shows in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras in July. Without a doubt, the bulk of concertgoers will be going along expecting to hear the veteran act’s monster hit «I Will Survive,» a hit in 1979 that, over the years, has turned into an anthem for women. Tickets for the Greek shows by Gaynor, now in her late 50s, went on sale yesterday. Gaynor begins her three-date visit in Thessaloniki on July 7, when she performs at the Gis Theater. Two nights later, she will play the Lycabettus Theater in Athens and she will conclude the Greek leg of her tour in Patras on July 11, at the western city’s Ancient Odeon. Gaynor is touting the tour as more of a series of summertime parties than regular shows. Sets by guest DJs, in tune with Gaynor’s musical wavelength, will precede and follow the disco star’s performance on all three nights. Following a lengthy absence from the scene, Gaynor released her first album after 20 years in 2002. Titled «I Wish You Love,» it was followed by another new album release, 2004’s «The Answer.»