LAHTI, Finland (CelebrityAccess) — Finnish rapper Cheek just wrapped up his 20-year career with a pair of shows in Finland that proved to be record-breaking events for the shows Finnish promoter Fullsteam Agency.
According to IQ Mag, Cheek, whose real name is Jare Henrik Tiihonen, packed more than 30,000 fans each night into a purpose-built amphitheater-shaped performance space at the Lahti ski jumping stadium. The amphitheater featured 1,000 square meters of video screens, creating walls surrounding the stage that was 60 meters wide.
The final night of the performance was also broadcast on national television with more than one million people tuning in – impressive numbers for a country with 5.5 million people living in it.
“Working with Cheek has been surreal yet so realistic,” Rauha Kyyrö, a promoter at the agency told IQ. “To be able to pull this kind of numbers and put on this level of production in a country with only 5.5 million inhabitants must be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Fullstream, part of German promoter FKP Scorpio, reported presenting two stadium shows, 13 arena dates and 1,500 other concerts this year. As well, the company’s Sideways and Provinissi attracted a combined audience of more than 100,000 fans this year, IQ reported.