In the world of pop music and entertainment, there are successful singers and entertainers, and then there's that rare performer who manages to capture the imagination and touch the hearts of people across continents, cultures and languages. Today, the only name that even comes close to claiming the title of international superstar from Turkey is Tarkan.
Praise for Tarkan's music goes hand in hand with an electrifying stage persona and concert performances that have been compared to Elvis Presley's energy and magnetism during his "Jailhouse Rock" days. In fact, music industry legend, co-founder of famed Atlantic Records and mentor to Tarkan, Ahmet Ertegun described his stage presence and shows by calling him one of the finest live performers that he had ever seen.
Performing in larger and larger venues, it was in 2006 that Tarkan broke through in a big way with a now legendary five-concert series in Istanbul.
With audiences topping 200,000 inside Turkey's largest arena, Tarkan's performance of songs from his first English language album, especially the smash hit "Bounce," blew the crowd away. Yet no matter how large or how intimate the setting, Tarkan's music and enthralling persona give the concertgoer an evening that will be long remembered. Music manager Michael Lang, an organizer of the historic 1969 Woodstock Festival said, "Tarkan is a great singer and his performance is great…
He has an incredible charisma."
Today, from Europe to Asia to Australia and Latin America, Tarkan continues to connect with a multinational and multicultural audience in the millions. It's because he has that uncanny ability to write and perform songs that seem to anticipate the mood of his fans, vast and diverse as they are, while at the same time staying true to his soulful Turkish roots.
On March 2017, Tarkan will sing his world-renowned and loved pop songs for his fans in USA with a group of concerts in New York City and Los Angeles organized by SM Production Group.
With the organization of SM Production and sponsorship of Turkcell, Tarkan will be at the Hammerstein Ballroom within the Manhattan Center Studios on March 2 & 3 in New York, and at The Novo by Microsoft located in the heart of Los Angeles on March 5th. Renowned as one of the best live performers, Tarkan will light up New York and Los Angeles with spectacular concerts in March organized by the expert team of SM Production Group.