Tours in Germany, France and Denmark were caught up and in may André gave his first concerts in Brazil. Over 180.000 people visit his record breaking series of 30 sold-out concerts in Sao Paulo in May, June, July and September. André & his orchestra appear on Domingão do Faustão; one of the biggest and longest running shows in Brazil. The episode with André had the best audience ratings since the start of the program 23 years ago.

In June André gave his traditional hometown concerts, which were recorded and broadcasted in cinemas worldwide. In July André earns the No. 1 ranking in Billboard Magazine’ Hot Tours chart before Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Cirque du Soleil, Van Halen and Nickelback. And in August 2012 Rieu tours South Africa for the third time.

For the second year in a row André Rieu wins a Classic Brit Award. This time for his album ‘And The Waltz Goes On’. He dedicated the award to Sir Antony Hopkins, who wrote the title track of the album.

At the end of the year André gives a concert in Rotterdam and is one of the very first artists to play in the brand new venue ‘Ziggo Dome’ in Amsterdam.

Rieu ends the year in style with a sold out UK and Ireland tour, including 2 concerts at London’s The O2 Arena.