As a tribute to Pandelis Pandelidis
Let me first begin by expressing our deep appreciation and gratitude to the Greek Australian community for your heartfelt condolences and the respect and patience you have afforded us in this time of great tragedy and bereavement. You should all be commended and I sincerely thank you.
After many discussions and deliberations with Antonis Remos, we have decided to go ahead with all scheduled Australian performances this May. Remos was not only Pantelidis’ idol and mentor but also one of his most beloved and respected friends. Remos is of the strong belief that Pantelidis would have wanted us to continue with the show in his honour and as a celebration of his life and immense talent.
The concerts will be held as a tribute to this great man who passed away so tragically and all too soon. Unfortunately, we will never hear his angelic voice and soul-wrenching lyrics again but, as a tribute to him, we announce there will be at least two other artists joining Remos on stage to honour his memory and help us say goodbye. The identities of the artists will be announced within the next 48 hours. Although Pantelidis can never be replaced, you can be sure that these artists are among the best in the industry and will do his memory and his music the justice it deserves.
For those of you who will attend this tribute concert, your original tickets continue to be valid. For those who require a refund, please contact your point of purchase after 1 March and it will be made available to you.
This is going to be an amazing, emotional and befitting way to commemorate an artist who touched all of our hearts and souls. One of the greatest talents the Greek music industry has ever known.
Together, let us rejoice in his memory which will live eternally through his music.
Once again we thank you immensely for your patience.
* Theo Kanatas runs Eleven 11 Pty Ltd – building services and Juggernaut Entertainment Pty Ltd
Greek-born and Melbourne-bred Apostolos Giannou is set to switch allegiances.
Greek-born but Melbourne-bred Apostolos Giannou, who is the second top scorer in Greek’s Super League with 13 goals this term for Asteras, is set to switch allegiances to the Socceroos, despite debuting internationally with Greece, according to Fox Sports.
Giannou has also become the latest Australian to join China’s revolution, signing overnight with Guangzhou R&F, and reports from Fox Sports News 500 suggest he’ll be included in the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers squad to face Tajikistan and Jordan.
The 26-year-old has played for Greece’s under-21s and under-19s and even appeared as a substitute in an international friendly in November 2015, a nil-all draw against Turkey.
But that appearance didn’t tie the striker to the Greek national side. He was named on the bench for a Euro 2016 qualifier against Hungary, and thankfully for Australia, he didn’t get on the pitch.
Greece may be left to rue that decision, because sensationally, Postecoglou, who coached him in the Australian under-17s, has convinced the striker to pledge his allegiance to the Socceroos.
Not only is he set to be named in the squad for the March World Cup qualifiers, but Giannou, who credited Postecoglou’s efforts in making his decision, could face the nation that blooded him internationally when Greece travels to Australia in June this year.
“The effort of coming here to see me tells it all,” Giannou told Fox Sports News’ Daniel Garb in Athens.
He played at the Victorian Institute of Sport, Oakleigh Cannons and South Melbourne before moving abroad eight years ago. It’s been a breakthrough season for him, having travelled from Apollon, Kavala, PAOK, Platanias on loan and Panionios before his current club.