International superstar André Rieu announces new North American tour dates

[blockquote]André Rieu & His Johann Strauss Orchestra “Celebration Of Music Tour” – Tickets Go On Sale Beginning May 1st[/blockquote]

NEW YORK – April 28, 2010 – André Rieu, the world’s most popular classical musician known for his energetic and festive live concerts, has added a second leg to his “Celebration of Music” 2010 North American Tour. The fall leg will start on November 29th at the Arena in Glendale, AZ, and includes concerts in Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; Ontario, CA; and Tampa, FL; as well as previously announced concerts in San Jose, CA and Vancouver, BC.

[quote_right]“Music is the most wonderful thing in the world – it triggers emotions” says André Rieu[/quote_right]

The aptly titled “Celebration of Music Tour” describes what fans can expect to experience during Rieu’s 2010 North American performances. These aren’t ordinary concerts, but celebrations of music in all its wonderful and powerful aspects featuring André Rieu, accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra.

“Music is the most wonderful thing in the world – it triggers emotions” says André Rieu. “I want to bring joy with an ode to waltzes, polkas, romantic ballads and many more beautiful melodies. It will be a very special night.”

“His fans in the USA will love this new show,” says Marthijn Graafland, Director North America at André Rieu Productions and the promoter for this tour. “Especially since this tour is in the midst of the holiday period, it is not to be missed. In Europe, his Christmas concerts attract over 20,000 fans a night. André is known for creating the perfect holiday show atmosphere.”

Advanced tickets will go on sale to American Express® Cardmembers beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 29th through 10:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30th. Tickets for the new dates for the “Celebration of Music Tour” go on sale to the general public beginning May 1st through all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, or via (except the concert on November 30th in Las Vegas, NV).

Tickets for the November 30th Orleans Arena concert will be available by calling 702-284-777 or 888-234-2334 or at

Tickets are already on sale for the previously announced tour dates through Ticketmaster except the June 25th Centre Bell concert. Those tickets are available at

André Rieu is one of the best-selling live acts in the world. Billboard ranked Rieu’s 2009 tour as the sixth best seller of the year, with 835,000 tickets sold worldwide. In 2008 and 2009, he toured the globe with a replica of the Viennese Schonbrunn castle, to which he added fountains and two ice rinks to make it the biggest stage in the world. Rieu, who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, travels with his own Johann Strauss Orchestra, and an entourage of more than 100 people in total. His concerts are known for their festive atmosphere, where fans are encouraged to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles. His latest album reached #2 on the UK pop charts, and he is been certified 100-times platinum in Australia, while he also has his own television series in the Netherlands. Due to the recent eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Rieu himself chartered a plane for more than 100 employees to fly to South Africa, rather than disappointing fans of his current tour there.

November and December 2010 tour dates:
November 29 Glendale, AZ Arena
November 30 Las Vegas Orleans Arena
December 1 San Diego San Diego Sportsarena
December 2 San Bernardino Citizens Business Bank Arena
December 3 Los Angeles Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
December 4 San Jose HP Pavilion (previously announced)
December 6 Seattle Key Arena at Seattle Centre (previously announced)
December 7 Vancouver General Motors Place (previously announced)
December 9 Ft. Lauderdale BankAtlantic Center
December 10 Tampa St Pete Times Forum

June 2010 tour dates: (previously announced)
June 18 New York City Nassau Coliseum
June 19 Atlantic City Boardwalk hall
June 20 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
June 21 Wilkes-Barre Wachovia Arena
June 22 Hartford Chevrolet Theatre
June 23 Boston Agganis Arena
June 25 Montreal Bell Centre
June 26 Toronto Air Canada Centre
June 27 Detroit Fox Theatre
June 28 Chicago AllState Arena