Tarkan's Harbiye Show
|Turkish celebrities attended the Istanbul show|
CNN Türk reports of the first of Tarkan's performances at the Harbiye this year, which took place yesterday evening on the 4 August.
Singing to a crowd of nearly six thousand (with Turkish celebrities such as Demet Akalın and Gülşen in the front row), the news channel reports that Sunday saw Istanbul come alive with Tarkan's repertoire of old and latest tracks as he opened Avea's series of open air concerts at the Harbiye.
According to the CNN report, the artist also sang Turkish classical pieces due to requests from the audience, although other reports have published that Tarkan sang the songs as part of his performance's second act.
From other sources, Turkish paper Akşam touches on Tarkan's unflagging energy during three hours of performing, while Takvim concentrates on the Turkish classical part of his performance - and Hürriyet's magazine supplement Kelebek quotes Tarkan as saying that giving a concert in Istanbul was something special.
|Tarkan at the Harbiye; Pictures courtesy of Gazeteport and CNN Türk|
With tickets selling out soon after news of the show was broadcast, CNN Türk reports that Tarkan is planning to give two more concerts at the Harbiye for the 17 and 18 August. The artist is also preparing to guest star at Fahir Atakoğlu's Harbiye performance on 6 August.
Tarkan had broken all known attendance records by giving five sell-out shows at the open air theatre in 2006.