Vicky Leandros announces farewell to the stage after the tour

One of the most successful German pop singers stops: Vicky Leandros has announced that she will resign after her tour – at the age of 70.

Vicky Leandros announces her departure from the stage – and before that she wants to go on a big tour again. A total of 13 concerts are planned for the coming year, Semmel Concerts Entertainment announced on Thursday evening. “I think it’s time to stop,” Leandros told the “Bild” newspaper. “I turned 70 in the summer. That’s when you start thinking about the finitude of life. It has to be over at some point.” The pop and chanson singer went on to say that she wanted to stop on her own terms – “and under no circumstances go on stage with a walking stick”.

Leandros, who lives on an estate in Schleswig-Holstein, will initially give two concerts in March in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. In October she will then tour eleven other cities. Their last concert is planned for October 28th in Hanover.

The Greek-born singer had international success early on. At the age of 20 she won the “Eurovision Song Contest” for Luxembourg. During her career she sold almost 50 million records and CDs. Her biggest hits included “Après toi”, “Theo, wir fahr’n nach Lodz”, and the 1975 evergreen “I love life”. She also named her farewell tour after this song.

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