Multi-platinum musical phenomenon André Rieu to appear in Toronto and Ottawa

André Rieu, the most successful classical artist in the world, will appear in concerts at the Air Canada Centre on April 17th and Ottawa’s Scotiabank place on April 18th. Together with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, the music aficionado tours on five continents, performing to more than 700,000 fans annually around the world. Billboard Magazine named Rieu the number one classical artists in the United States for 2008. In addition, Pollstar Magazine named him one of the Top 10 touring acts in the world, sharing the honor with Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay.

[quote_right]”I’m really looking forward to tour the United States and Canada again – our North American fans have a great attitude and always show their enthusiasm right away from the very first note”[/quote_right]

The violinist, conductor and showman presents global extravaganza’s with performances not to be missed! He believes that classical music should be accessible to everyone and engages audiences with his unorthodox approach and radiant atmospheres. Crowned the “King of Waltz” by the media, he encourages the audience to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles. His unique approach to classical music has fans swaying in sold-out stadiums; the public embraced by the charismatic virtuoso.

“Especially in times like these, music is very important. My orchestra and I travel all across the world. Wherever we play, people always seem to forget their worries for a moment, That’s one of the most beautiful and powerful things of making music.” says Rieu. Adding: “I’m really looking forward to tour the United States and Canada again – our North American fans have a great attitude and always show their enthusiasm right away from the very first note.”

Born in the Dutch city of Maastricht, Rieu started his training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Belgium. His studies continued to the Conservatory in Maastricht and finally to the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. 2009 marks Rieu’s 30th Anniversary Tour, delighting audiences everywhere he travels. He is known in the U.S. for his wildly popular PBS specials.

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Tour dates André Rieu 30th Anniversary Tour 2009 – USA / CANADA

Date Day City Venue
4-17-2009 Friday Toronto Air Canada Centre
4-18-2009 Saturday Ottawa Scotiabank Centre
4-19-2009 Sunday Montreal Bell Centre
4-20-2009 Monday Syracuse, NY War Memorial At Oncenter
4-21-2009 Tuesday Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
4-23-2009 Thursday New York City, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
4-24-2009 Friday Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard
4-25-2009 Saturday Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
4-26-2009 Sunday Newark, NJ Prudential Center
4-27-2009 Monday Reading, PA Sovereign Center
4-28-2009 Tuesday Camden, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
5-14-2009 Thursday Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
5-15-2009 Friday Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
5-16-2009 Saturday Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
5-17-2009 Sunday Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
5-18-2009 Monday Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
5-19-2009 Tuesday Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
5-21-2009 Thursday Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
5-22-2009 Friday Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
5-23-2009 Saturday Minneapolis, MN Target Center
5-24-2009 Sunday Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
5-25-2009 Monday Omaha, NE Qwest Center
5-26-2009 Tuesday Denver, CO Pepsi Center
6-12-2009 Friday Vancouver General Motors Place
6-13-2009 Saturday Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
6-14-2009 Sunday Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
6-16-2009 Tuesday Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
6-17-2009 Wednesday Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
6-18-2009 Thursday Fresno, CA SaveMart Center
6-19-2009 Friday Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
6-20-2009 Saturday Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
6-22-2009 Monday San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Pavilion
6-23-2009 Tuesday Phoenix, AZ Arena
6-24-2009 Wednesday Las vegas, NV Orleans Arena
6-25-2009 Thursday Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre