Belgrade, Srbija-crna Gora (PressExposure) February 20, 2012 -- We are BEYOND excited to report that Ceca has announced the 2012 dates for her European tour! It all starts up on 24th of March in Frankfurt. From there, she'll travel to Ljubljana, where she will perform twice - on the 31st of March and 1st of April. In total, although the list is partially filled and more dates will be added soon, the following are sure:
- 24th of March - Frankfurt
- 31st of March and 1st of April - Ljubljana
- 7th and 8th of April - Zurich
- 21st of April - Vienna
- 28th of April - Dusseldorf
- 5th of May - Munich
- 12th of May - Stockholm
- 9th of May - Kotor
- 22nd of May - Sofia
- 25th of May - Paris
Often called the "Queen of Serbian music", Svetlana "Ceca" Velickovic-Raznatović needs no introduction - she is one of the most beloved and highest paid artists on the Balkans along with Lepa Brena, Vesna Zmijanac and Dragana Mirkovic. She is considered to be a national treasure in ex-Yugoslavia where her albums have sold more than 10 million copies.
Ceca released her first album when being just 15 years old and by now has an extensive experience of participation in music competitions and festivals. Her golden hit "Kukavica" came to light as part of the album "ta je to u tvojim venama", released in 1993. The same year Ceca met her future husband Zeljko Raznatović - Arkan. Her glamorous lifestyle and relationship with Arkan made the singer a subject of countless tabloid stories as well as four separate biographies.
Although Ceca's husband was killed in 2000 and the singer fell into deep depression for more than 18 months. She managed to show incredible strength and not only overcame her misfortune, but recorded a new album "Decenija"and reappeared on the scene with a big show, dedicated to her husband. Three mega-hits topped the charts -"Zabranjeni grad", "39.2" and "Dragane moj".
The peak of her career was a concert in front of 150 000 attendants. Ceca sang for more than three hours at the Belgrade's Uće, in support of her album "Idealno loa".
Despite the stormy life - a string of ups and downs, Raznatović managed to record a total of 15 studio albums, created many golden hits and won millions of fans across the Balkans and East Europe.
And now she is promoting her newest project, titled "Ljubav ivi". Because of being detained under house arrest, Ceca didn't promote the album, nor was a guest on television and radio shows. That didn't stop her album to be Platinum certified.