Andre Rieu announces UK arena tour 2016

Andre Rieu announces UK arena tour 2016

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

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.

André Rieu: And the Waltz Goes On

Violin master André Rieu returns to the UK and Ireland with his renowned, waltz-playing, 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra. Rieu's previous performances have brought joy to millions worldwide with their unique take on the classical genre. One of the most commercially successful classical musicians of all time, Rieu's sold…

Birmingham Arena

Thu 13 Dec

£148.72 / 0871 945 6000

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Fri 14 Dec

£101.20 / 0844 800 0400

Manchester Arena

Thu 20 Dec

0844 847 8000

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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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