This week, German music band Schiller became the first non-classical band to give a concert in Iran over the last four decades.
A series of performances took place in the Iranian capital and left the country's youth overexcited.
"I couldn't believe it when I heard Schiller was going to perform in Iran," said Arash, a 22-year-old student, cited by NBC news. "At first I thought my friend was joking…. This is so amazing!"
No Western musician has been given permission to play concerts in Iran since the country's Islamic Revolution of 1979. This week Schiller brought his pulsating beats to awestruck audiences in the capital Tehran.— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) 16 декабря 2017 г.
The band was initially expected to play two concerts in Tehran this week, but after the $40 tickets sold out within hours, three additional performances were added to the trip.
Schiller is an electronic music band, very popular in Germany. Its frontman, Christopher von Deylen, has sold over 7 million albums worldwide.