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Monday, 5 November 2012
International superstar André Rieu announces Australian and New Zealand concert dates for 2013
superstar André Rieu announces Australian and New Zealand concert dates for
2013 * * * * *
Violin master André Rieu, one of the
best-selling live acts in the world, is delighted to announce he is returning
to Australia and New Zealand with a brand new show in October 2013. Called
“And The Waltz Goes On Tour”, the tour is named after his successful album on
which he collaborated with Sir Anthony Hopkins. Rieu will perform in Sydney,
Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland. Tickets for his Australian
and New Zealand tour go on sale on November 9th, 2012.
"Every night when I play around the
whole world, I see with my own eyes what the waltz does with the audience.
People get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles spontaneously. They
sing, they smile and for a moment they forget all their worries and are
happy. That is why this tour is an ode to the waltz!" says André Rieu.
always, the maestro and his orchestra will perform beautiful waltzes on this
tour, but the concerts are much more than that. From famous Viennese
operettas to film scores, spirituals to musicals, and from folk songs to
marches; Rieu's concerts are a perfect mix of thrilling, romantic, festive
and emotional melodies combined with surprises, balloons, beautiful soloists
and of course Rieu's great sense of humor.
So far, 2012 has been a hugely successful year for the violinist. Rieu gave a
record breaking series of 30 sold-out concerts in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He won a
Classic BRIT award for his album "And The Waltz Goes On" and is
nominated for a prestigious Mexican Luna award. With his first tour in Brazil
Rieu reached the #1 position in Pollstar’s Box Office Chart of highest
grossing tours in July. Leaving behind artist like Lady Gaga, Bruce
Springsteen, Radiohead, Coldplay, Celine Dion, The Black Keys and Pearl Jam.
A brand new CD - “December Lights”- and DVD - “Home for Christmas”- is
about to be released by Rieu, just in time for Christmas. Both were
recorded at André’s home, a romantic medieval castle in the Dutch town of
Maastricht. Together with his Johann Strauss Orchestra, soloists and choir,
André Rieu performs 26 classics in his snowy, beautiful decorated garden and
in the Saint Pieter Church which is across the street from his home. The
reportoire ranges from traditional Christmas pieces to emotional ballads. The
DVD provides a very personal insight and in front of his fireplace, Rieu
tells a Christmas tale and explains to the viewer how he celebrates Christmas
with his loved ones and shares his own personal thoughts about this special
time of the year. With the “December Lights” CD and “Home for Christmas” DVD,
Rieu’s romantic celebration of Christmas is just what you need to get into
the festive season spirit, and is a wonderful gift idea for anyone who loves
music and celebration.
Rieu "And The Waltz Goes On" Australian and New
Zealand 2013 dates and venues:
October 12, 2013
October 16, 2013
October 19, 2013
Rod Laver Arena
October 23, 2013
Adelaide Entertainment Centre
October 25, 2013
October 29, 2013
Australia | Tickets go on sale on November 9th.
Tickets for the Australian concerts available from Ticketek Australia (www.ticketek.com.au or Ph:132 849)
New Zealand | Tickets go on sale on
November 9th. Tickets for the New Zealand concert (in Auckland) available
from Ticketmaster New Zealand (www.ticketmaster.co.nz
or Ph: (09) 970 9700)