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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tarkan Hots Up Heineken Hall

By Adelind Osmanlı reporting from Munich, Germany

Promotional poster for the Heineken ShowAfter a spell-binding Berlin show, Tarkan gave a flirtatious live performance at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam to a packed crowd of screaming, flower throwing fans on Sunday in the second leg of his December venues.

Meeting with his fans over the weekend, people from all across the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Germany filled the three-storey music hall situated next to Dutch capital's main stadium on 14 December to experience an unforgettable night of live music with the Turkish pop star, which continued with an after show party at the Powerzone club.

Singing a mixed repertoire of old and new tracks, including his German top-twenty hit single "Bounce", he won praise for his high octane performance throughout the evening, and seemed in high spirits, openly flirting with his fans by raising his shirts to reveal a trim and tight belly.

Having first heard Tarkan whilst on holiday in Turkey, Sebina and her daughter Kitty Dries were among the jam-packed crowd that went to see Tarkan perform on Sunday evening. "Tarkan gave a great performance," Sebina Dries commented to the Turkish press at the show.

"Even though we don't understand the words, the music was beautiful. We had heard Tarkan singing during a sea voyage in Turkey and fell in love with his voice. We came here for him and had a great time."

Tarkan fans at the Heineken Music Hall (© Haberturk)

Meanwhile, Turkish papers also report that the Turkish pop star promised his fans he would be visiting the Netherlands again.

"Because of Holland's cold rainy weather I was worried about the turnout, but you all surprised me. I just want to send out my love to all my Turkish and Dutch friends," the artist is reported to have said.

Tarkan Heineken Hall show informartionStarting from €50, tickets were sold in Amsterdam, Den Haag (The Hague), Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Utrecht - and across Europe online - for the December show, which is being reported as one of Tarkan's finest performances outside of Turkey in recent years. The artist had last been in the Netherlands for a live show at the Ahoy in Rotterdam in March 2007.

As part of Tarkan's 2008 Metamorfoz European Tour, and under the organisation of promoter Redwhite Events, Tarkan is set to meet with tens of thousands of his fans across the European continent in a variety of venues up to 21 December.

Tarkan on stage at the Heineken Music Hall (© IHA)

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