|Tour by Helena Paparizou
|Vrisko To Logo Na Zo
|July 2, 2008
|September 19, 2008
|No. of shows
|29 in Greece (1 canceled)
|Helena Paparizou concert chronology
To Party Arhizei (Greek: Το πάρτυ αρχίζει; English: The party is starting) is the first official large-scale concert tour by Greek contemporary laïka and pop singer Helena Paparizou and first tour of Greece as a solo artist. The tour took place during the summer of 2008, and kicked off at the National Stadium in Kalamata on July 2, 2008, ending in Athens on September 19, 2008. The final concert at Theatro Vrahon in Athens was recorded, and released as a bonus DVD on Vrisko To Logo Na Zo: Deluxe Edition titled Live in Concert. Overall, the concert tour was a moderate success for Paparizou, with an audience total of approximately 192,000 over 29 concerts and one sold-out venue. Alpha TV broadcast the concert on television on December 30, 2008 as part of their holiday music schedule.
The 2008 tour was Paparizou's first large-scale tour of her career and first tour of Greece as a solo artist; she claimed she felt that she owed something to the Greek people. During the tour, Paparizou visited many cities all over the Greece for the first time as a solo performer (she had formerly visited some places as a member of Antique). Prior to the release of her album, Paparizou asked her fans to request their favorite songs that they would like to hear on the tour through her official Facebook page. million from ticket sales not including the cost of merchandise. Fokas Evangelinos, who choreographed Paparizou's Eurovision Song Contest 2005-winning performance of "My Number One", directed the choreography, while Paparizou teamed up with soft drink company Ivi as the main sponsor of her tour. Nokia was also a sponsor of the tour, as well as Alpha TV who reserved the rights to film and broadcast it; it was announced that the concert would be shown on Alpha TV in December as part of their holiday music schedule.Paparizou toured in all provinces of Greece, visiting both some large cities and many smaller towns and islands where she would not otherwise have the opportunity to perform. Manos Pirovolakis toured with her as the opening act. Other guest performers included hip-hop group Stavento who appeared in select venues. Paparizou came into collaboration with the group a few weeks prior when she made a featuring appearance during their performance at the 2008 MAD Video Music Awards, singing a chorus from their hit "Mesa Sou". The shows included songs from Paparizou's album Vrisko To Logo Na Zo and songs since the start of her solo career, as well as from her Antique recordings and covers and duets with Pirovolakis and Stavento. The kick-off party took place on June 25, 2008. During the tour, it was reported that ticket sales reached 190,000 after twenty-eight concerts. However, following the end of the tour Sony Music Greece printed the official attendance numbers of the tour, revealing that the 29 performances had a total attendance of approximately 192,000, averaging 6,620 tickets a show. The ticket sales of the planned 30th show were not included due to availability for refunds as the concert was cancelled due to bad weather conditions. The lowest attendances of the entire tour were on the islands of Chios and Kos with 3,500 attendants each, while Orestiada had the largest attendance of the tour with 18,000 people. Paparizou achieved five-figure ticket sales in three shows: Orestiada (18,000), Serres (12,000), and Patras (11,000), however, the audiences of the former two cities were joint in other events; Paparizou performed as a part of the Arda's Festival and commenced the Enduro World Championship respectively. Despite that she had higher attendance numbers in some other cities, she only managed to sell out the Thessaloniki venue with 7,500 spectators. Overall it was a moderate success; with ticket costs at €20, the tour should have grossed €3.84
The tour dates were included in a promo CD which was distributed at the kick-off party, but officially they were announced by the radio station Sfera 102.2 fm which was one of the sponsors.Additional tour dates were added as the tour went into full swing. The last concert of the series was supposed to take place on September 22, but it was canceled due to inclement weather.
|All locations within Greece
|July 2, 2008
|July 12, 2008
|July 24, 2008
|July 25, 2008
|July 26, 2008
|July 28, 2008
|July 31, 2008
|August 2, 2008
|August 5, 2008
|August 7, 2008
|August 10, 2008
|Kalymnos Municipal Stadium
|August 13, 2008
|August 15, 2008
|August 16, 2008
|Nea Kallikratia Chalkidikis
|August 19, 2008
|August 22, 2008
|August 23, 2008
|August 25, 2008
|August 27, 2008
|August 28, 2008
|August 29, 2008
|August 30, 2008
|September 3, 2008
|September 5, 2008
|September 8, 2008
|September 9, 2008
|September 12, 2008
|September 14, 2008
|September 19, 2008
|Theatro Vrahon "Melina Merkouri"
Antique is a Greek singing duo consisting of Helena Paparizou and Nikos Panagiotidis, originating from Sweden and combining Greek popular music and lyrics with a Nordic dance-pop beat. Both Paparizou and Panagiotidis were born and raised in Sweden by Greek parents. They were the first ever to be nominated for a Swedish Grammis in the category modern dance with a Greek song. In 2001, Antique were selected to represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with the song "Die for You", sung in a blend of English and Greek, ending with a third place – only behind Estonia and hosts Denmark. This group is famous in Scandinavian countries, Cyprus, Greece, Germany and Italy. After 19 years of hiatus the group reunited in March 2022 in Greece releasing a cover hit song from 90's meant to be their comeback in music industry.
Helena Paparizou is a Swedish-born Greek singer, songwriter and television personality. Born and raised in Sweden to Greek parents, she enrolled in various arts schools before launching a career in Sweden in 1999 as a member of the laïko and Eurodance duo Antique, who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 and afterwards became popular.
"Anapandites Kliseis" is the first single from Helena Paparizou as a solo singer. It was released on 28 December 2003, and followed by Paparizou's first solo album, Protereotita, in June 2004. The song was written by Christos Dantis and Vangelis Konstantinidis. The CD single was certified Gold in Greece.
"Mazi Sou" is a song by Greek artist, Helena Paparizou. It was released on the official 'Mazi Sou Soundtrack' as a track on the bonus CD of Υπάρχει Λόγος: Platinum Edition album, and was also a promo and radio single.
Vrisko To Logo Na Zo is the third Greek-language studio album and fifth studio album overall by Greek singer Helena Paparizou, released on June 12, 2008 by Sony BMG Greece. It was the first time that "DON - K" had produced the entire album and that Paparizou had contributed to an album both musically and lyrically. It was also the first time that a duet was included on one of her solo albums.
"I Kardia Sou Petra" is a song recorded by Greek pop singer Helena Paparizou. It is the second single from Vrisko To Logo Na Zo.
Mia Nihta Zoriki is an album by popular Greek Laïka singer Paschalis Terzis released on November 3, 2008 by Minos EMI. The album is the follow-up to his 2007 platinum album I Diafora and is composed entirely by Giorgos Theofanous. It was certified gold on its first day of release and debuted on the Greek Albums Chart at number two.
"Pirotehnimata" is a song recorded by Greek pop singer Helena Paparizou and the third single from Vrisko To Logo Na Zo. The music video of the song is nominated for the Most Sexy Appearance in a Video and the Video of the Year at Mad Video Music Awards.
"Tha 'Mai Allios" is a song by Greek pop/laiko singer Helena Paparizou. It was released as a promo single and digital download on 10 April 2009. However, the song was instead included on Paparizou's fifth studio album Giro Apo T' Oneiro as the lead single.
Ivi Adamou is a Greek-Cypriot-Bulgarian /she's mother is Bulgarian/ singer. She was born and raised in Agia Napa, Cyprus and currently resides in Alexandroupoli, Greece. Adamou rose to recognition in Greece and Cyprus following her participation in the second season of the Greek version of The X Factor, where she was under the mentorship of Giorgos Theofanous. Right after her elimination from the X Factor, Adamou secured a recording contract with Sony Music Greece. She gained further recognition from her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, where she represented Cyprus with the song "La La Love".
Giro apo t'oneiro is the fourth Greek-language studio album and sixth studio album overall by Greek singer Helena Paparizou, released on 29 March 2010 by Sony Music Greece. The album, which was certified platinum in Greece for 12,000 shipments, was released in both standard and deluxe editions, with the deluxe edition featuring a live DVD. Distributed initially as a covermount with the Greek newspaper Real News on 28 March, it sold 140,000 copies through both releases, making it the most widely distributed release of Paparizou's career. Its singles performed moderately well compared to her previous albums, with "Tha 'Mai Allios", "An Isouna Agapi", and "Girna Me Sto Htes" managing to reach the top 10 of the domestic charts.
"An Isouna Agapi" is the second single by Greek singer Helena Paparizou from her fifth studio album Giro Apo T'Oneiro, written by Giorgos Sabanis and Niki Papatheohari. The song was chosen for "Best Song in Balkans from Greece" at the Balkan Music Awards 2010.
"Psahno Tin Alitheia" is a song by Greek pop/laiko singer Helena Paparizou, written by Per Lidén, Niclas Olausson, Toni Mavridis, and Giannis Doxas for her fourth studio album Giro Apo T'Oneiro. The single released as the third single from the album. The music video contained the ten winners from Ivi's "Vges sto gyali" contest.
"Girna Me Sto Htes" is a song by Greek-Swedish recording artist Helena Paparizou from her fifth studio album Giro Apo T' Oneiro, written and produced by Giorgos Sabanis with lyrics by Giannis Doxas and Eleana Vrahali.
Greatest Hits & More is the first compilation album by Greek-Swedish recording artist Helena Paparizou, released in Greece and Cyprus by Sony Music Greece/RCA on 23 May 2011, although it became available through some retailers as early as 20 May. The album is a three disc set containing 52 tracks since the start of her solo career, spanning five studio albums: Protereotita (2004), Iparhi Logos (2006), The Game of Love (2006), Vrisko To Logo Na Zo (2008), and Giro Apo T' Oneiro (2010). Although marketed as a greatest hits album, it contains all of Paparizou's regularly released singles, including some of their English versions, rather than a selective collection of the best performing songs, as well as several promotional singles and album tracks that have never officially been released to radios. The first disc is mostly a collection of her regularly released solo singles; the second is split into three sections: "International" containing English-language songs, "B-Sides" containing mostly album tracks, and "Covers"; the third is split into "New Songs" featuring "Baby It's Over" and "Love Me Crazy", "Bonus Tracks" with four remixes of the former and a Greek-language version of the latter entitled "Oti Niotho Den Allazei", and finally "Duets", showcasing her work as a featured artist.
"Mr. Perfect" is a song by the Greek singer Helena Paparizou. The song's title was announced in mid-November and was released on 2 December 2011. The song will be left as a digital release on iTunes due to Helena changed label recently and eliminated from Sony Music Greece.
Elena Paparizou & Melisses Live was a co-headlining concert tour by Greek contemporary laïka and pop singer Elena Paparizou and the Greek pop band Melisses started in Pafos, Cyprus on July 27, 2012. The acts toured 10 cities in Greece and three in Cyprus, ending in September 2012. The first solo tour for Melisses, it had been after being postponed for a week due to National Cyprus Day and to the economic crisis in Greece.
Ti Ora Tha Vgoume? is the fifth Greek-language studio album and seventh studio album overall by Greek singer Helena Paparizou, released on 3 June 2013 in Greece and Cyprus by EMI Music Greece.
The 2013 MAD Video Music Awards were the 10th award ceremony, hosted by Themis Georgantas and Mary Sinatsaki. They took place on 25 June 2013. The awards were broadcast from the Tae Kwon Do Stadium in Athens, honoring the best music videos and artists of the past year. The theme song, "We Are Young", was performed by the Australian-Greek singer Vassy. The nominations were announced on 23 May 2013 by the presenter, Themis Georgantas. Vegas received five nominations, while Elena Paparizou, Sakis Rouvas, Michalis Hatzigiannis, Melisses and Demy received four. The song "All the Time" received three nominations, the most for any song.
Apohrosis is the seventh Greek-language studio album and tenth overall studio album by Greek singer Helena Paparizou, released on 29 January 2021, in Greece and Cyprus by EMI Music Greece.