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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Hamburg Hunger for Tarkan

Posted by Steffan Matrak from Moscow, Russia

Turkish pop's megastar fed Hamburg's hunger for his own special firebrand of music in his last show of April, part of his Live in Europe Tour with fizy.

The 29 April show in Hamburg was a spectacular finale to a month of shows in Tarkan's country of birth, with reportedly nearly 60 thousand tickets sold across the tour by all media accounts.

For the finale show, media reports write that Tarkan entertained seven thousand people for over two hours, while the artist also celebrated his second wedding anniversary on stage by dedicating his award-winning track "Beni Çok Sev" to his pregnant wife.

Meanwhile, Murat Matthew Erdem, the composer to "Çok Ağladım" and who is currently surrounded by controversial claims of theft over the track, supported Tarkan on stage on keyboards.

Hamburg Hungered for Tarkan

Hamburg eagerly awaited the arrival of Tarkan. German daily, the Hamburger Abendblatt (Hamburg Evening Newspaper) ran a short piece on the singer before his Sunday appearance.

Describing Tarkan as one of the biggest superstars of Turkey, and celebrated in Germany and elsewhere because of his 90s international successes, it pointed out that since then, not much has changed in the popularity of the German-born singer.

Elsewhere, the venue arena's official site had Tarkan's booking listed as one of its highlights, along with other booked acts U2, Eric Clapton, Justin Timberlake and Sam Smith.

The Barclaycard Arena (originally known as the Color Line Arena and formerly known as O2 World Hamburg) is a multipurpose arena in Hamburg, Germany. It opened in 2002 and can hold up to 16,000 people.

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