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Classic rock veteran George Gakis is landing in Cyprus this December for three electrifying concerts on the island. Playing classic rock hits and rock ‘n’ roll favourites from legendary bands such as Queen, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Steppenwolf, Whitesnake, Scorpions and The Doors, Gakis’ concerts will gather rock-lovers of all ages.

The rock artist will begin his shows at Savino Live in Larnaca on December 13, before heading to Downtown Live in Nicosia on December 14, and Kiklos Live in Limassol the following evening. Joining Gakis on stage are Sotiris Gakis as well as local favourites Emmanuel Vourakis and Bob Saganas on guitar and Marios Michail on bass.

Based in Ioannina, Gakis is a long-standing figure in the Greek rock scene. He first entered the scene in 1993 as a founding member of the five-piece rock outfit The Troublemakers. Influenced by the likes of Whitesnake, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi, Gakis went on to create his own label GG Records, and released three full-length albums.

Gakis and his band have appeared in over 1,000 shows across Greece to an avid audience of fans and opened for rock legends including Twisted Sister, Whitesnake and Winger. Today, Gakis has joined forces with the Municipality of Ioannina to produce Castle Rock Festival and feature headliners such as the Scorpions, Deep Purple and Glenn Hughes to over 50,000 audience members. Next week, it will be Cyprus’ turn for high-energy rock shows.


George Gakis & Friends

Classic rock veteran from Greece performs live with fellow musicians. December 13. Savino Live, Larnaca. December 14. Downtown Live, Nicosia. December 15. Kiklos Live, Limassol. Doors open 9pm. Shows start 9.30pm. Tickets: €15, available on

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