Andre Rieu announces UK arena tour 2016

Dutch violinist and conductor returns for a waltz with his Johann Strauss Orchestra

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This article is from 2016.

Andre Rieu announces UK arena tour 2016

The great and outrageously popular classical artist Andre Rieu has announced a 2016 UK arena tour taking in 10 cities around the country with his famed 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Rieu’s shows are always unique, often bringing a sense of humour alongside his obvious joy in the music. It is this colourful approach that has earned the Dutchman millions of fans around the world, with his tours regularly appearing in the Billboard Charts Top 25 along with the likes of Elton John, Miley Cyrus and Bon Jovi. In 2012 he played 30 concerts in Sao Paolo alone, was the bestselling artist in Australia 2008, 2009 and 2010, and regularly makes the UK top 5 album charts.

With his new album, Magic of the Waltz, released in April this year, Rieu will embark on his UK – And the Waltz Goes On – tour in December with a brand new programme that promises to include musical, opera, movies, world music, pop, international soloists and, of course, some of the world’s most romatic waltzes.

‘Every night, everywhere in the world I invite my audience to get up from their seats and dance with us,’ says Rieu. ‘I can’t tell you how fantastic it is to see people from every continent waltz to our music, whether they’d be young or old.

‘You will find every sentiment in a waltz. Happiness, joy, melancholy, and love. And last but not least, do you know that it is scientifically proven that waltzing is good for your health? A waltz a day keeps the doctor away.’

Tour dates are as follows:
Thu 8 Dec – Dublin, 3Arena
Fri 9 Dec – Belfast, The SSE Arena
Wed 14 Dec – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Thu 15 Dec – Liverpool, Echo Arena
Fri 16 Dec – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Sat 17 Dec – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Mon `9 Dec – London, The SSE Arena, Wembley (NEW DATE)
Tue 20 Dec – London, The SSE Arena, Wembley
Wed 21 Dec – Birmingham, Genting Arena
Thu 22 Dec – Manchester, Manchester Arena
Fri 23 Dec – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Tickets on sale Fri 18 Mar at 10am.

This article is from 2016.

André Rieu: And the Waltz Goes On

In what will surely be the mane event for fans of international violin-playing, André Rieu mops up the permanent wave of enthusiasm for his signature style, and returns to the UK to do what only he and his instrument can do.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Wed 22 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Phone for availability / 0844 338 8000

Manchester Arena

Tue 21 Mar

£45–£95 / 0844 847 8000

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Thu 23 Mar

£50.40–£106.40 / 0843 373 3000

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1. Sheila English18 Mar 2016, 7:58am Report

Still no Welsh dates WHY ...Are we not the land of song

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