The popular Iranian-Swedish singer Arash, who teamed up with AySel to represent Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest of 2009, has announced that he will be performing in Moscow on Monday, 3 November.
Arash, who is also known as an entertainer and producer, will be performing at the Crocus City Hall at 19:00 (local Moscow time). Tickets for his One day tour can be ordered here. Arash has had a productive last few months, with concerts in Turkey and Germany. He also recorded the official Iranian team song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Iran Iran 2014, and earlier this year released the singles One Day (featuring Helena) and Sex Love Rock n Roll (SLR) (a collaboration with T-Pain).
Always was Azerbaijan’s Eurovision Song Contest entry of 2009, performed by Arash and the young Azerbaijani vocalist Aysel Teymurdazeh (known as AySel). Always was Azerbaijan’s second ever entry into Eurovision, following from Elnur and Samir’s debut with Day after day in 2008, and the song easily qualified for the Grand Final of the Moscow-hosted contest, finishing in second place of the second semi-final with a total of 180 points. AySel and Arash went on to accomplish third place in the Grand Final, finishing behind Norway’s Alexander Rybak and Iceland’s Yohanna, with 207 points securing them what was then a best ever result for Azerbaijan. The song would also become a big hit in a number of European countries in the summer of that year.