It’s been a bit since the rap rock band maNga, which represented Turkey at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, announced their forthcoming concert tour around their home country. The band is going to hold concerts in several big Turkish cities for the next two months, as they will be concluding in December.
Via their official Facebook page, maNga have published the full schedule of their tour, which begins next Wednesday 25 October, with a concert in the city of Konya.
The schedule is the following:
- 25 October – Konya
- 26 October – Kfyon
- 27 October – Uşak
- 28 October – Sea
- 29 October – Bursa
- 3 November – Ankara
- 4 November – Sivas
- 17 November – Alanya
- 18 November – Antalya
- 16 December – Ankara
Tickets for the concerts can be purchased on their official website www.manga.web.tr or via their Facebook page.
Turne detayları ve biletler www.manga.web.tr ve facebook sayfamızda 🤘🤘25 Ekim – Konya26 Ekim – Afyon27 Ekim – Uşak28…
The band members are Yağmur Sarıgül in guitar, Cem Bahtiyar in bass guitar and Özgür Can Öney in drums, as well as Ferman Akgül in vocals and keyboard. Everyone has been members since the band’s very beginning in 2001.
maNga have had quite a successful course in music and the genre that they represent. They have been recognizable in Europe, especially after their awarding as Best Turkish Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2009 and their placing as runners-up at the 55th Eurovision Song Contest.
They have released 4 albums and several singles, most of which have topped the Turkish charts and have achieved high in European ones.
maNga at Eurovision
The Turkish national broadcaster TRT chose internally in January 2010 the rap rock band maNga to represent the nation in Eurovision 2010 in Oslo. The band had submitted 3 candidate songs to the broadcaster for picking their Eurovision entry. Their selected song We could be the same, was released later in March and made a great deal of sense, as that music genre is not usually met in the contest.
maNga participated and came 1st in the second semi-final in May, qualifying to the Grand Final. There the band managed to end up 2nd to the German winner Lena with 170 points.