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International superstar André Rieu coming to Sac

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From page B6 | January 04, 2013 | 3 Comments

Violin master André Rieu, one of the best-selling live acts in the world, is returning to the U.S. and Canada with a brand new show.

Rieu will hit Florida, the west coast and Vancouver and kicks off March 7 in Orlando’s Amway Center and will be at Sleep Train Pavilion in Sacramento on March 15.

The 2013 dates are part of Rieu’s international “And The Waltz Goes On Tour,” named after his successful album for which he collaborated with Sir Anthony Hopkins.

 

Ode to the waltz

Billboard ranked his 2011 tour as the ninth highest grossing tour of the year, just behind Lady Gaga. He has broken all classical concert records, packing stadiums and arenas with more than 700,000 adoring fans each year.

Rieu has sold more than 32 million albums globally and received 243 platinum awards for his albums.

With his natural charisma, Rieu conducts his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and plays his 1732 Stradivarius violin to create a celebratory atmosphere.

“Every night when I play around the whole world, I see with my own eyes what the waltz does with the audience. People get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles spontaneously. They sing, they smile and for a moment they forget all their worries and are happy. That is why this tour is an ode to the waltz,” said Rieu.

 

More than waltzes

Sure, the maestro and his orchestra will perform beautiful waltzes on this tour, but the concerts are much more than that.

From famous Viennese operettas to film scores, spirituals to musicals and from folk songs to marches; Rieu’s concerts are a perfect mix of thrilling, romantic, festive and emotional melodies combined with surprises, balloons, beautiful soloists and of course Rieu’s great sense of humor.

Rieu gave a record breaking series of 30 sold-out concerts in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2012. He won a Classic BRIT award for his album “And The Waltz Goes On” and is nominated for a prestigious Mexican Luna award.

With his first tour in Brazil, Rieu reached the No. 1 position in Pollstar’s Box Office Chart of highest grossing tours in July. Leaving behind artist like Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, Coldplay, Celine Dion, The Black Keys and Pearl Jam.

For more information go to andrerieu.com.

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  • EvelynJanuary 02, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    TICKETS @ http://tinyurl.com/b4ln7v2 ********** $71 - $84. I still think in terms of $10, but for André Rieu I just might fork over!!!

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  • Jethro McSwiftJanuary 02, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    $84.00 fur a fiddler? Shezam!

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  • EvelynJanuary 02, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    Better than the 49ers and Giants put together. I'll double you that Shezam and raise you ten (whatever THAT means)!!!

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