The career of Dutch violin superstar André Rieu spans more than 30 years – he is not only a first-class entertainer, he is the "King of Waltz". Thousands of fans from across the globe – including five continents – love his eclectic mix of waltz, score music, musical, opera and easy listening. And he sure knows how to stage a grand show including romantic moments and witty twists. His orchestral tours draw more than 600,000 people per year, meaning that the charismatic entertainer outsells superstars like Coldplay, Elton John or Madonna. His Christmas With André tour 2018 leads him to Australia – with Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 17 November, Sydney, ICC Sydney on Wednesday 21 November and Perth, Perth Arena, on Saturday 24 November.
Evenings with André Rieu offer perfect entertainment composed of world-famous, romantic and emotional melodies, lots of surprises, a good deal of humour and top-class international soloists. Rieu's charisma, passion and vibrancy make his appearance on stage a unique experience. Together with his Johann Strauss Orchestra consisting of 60 members and celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017, André Rieu has initiated a worldwide revival of waltz music. His shows draw people of all age groups and nationalities and one thing is guaranteed: sooner or later everybody is up and dancing.
André Rieu: "People write to me, telling me that it takes them two weeks to get back to normal after one of our shows. It is simply fantastic to feel this energy and joy every evening."
Rieu's history is one of superlatives: The "Maestro for the Masses" (Wall Street Journal) has sold in excess of 40 Million CDs and DVDs, topped the world charts 30 times, received more than 500 platinum awards and three Brit-Awards for the "Album of the year". His albums regularly rank in the top 5 of the UK pop charts and his videos on YouTube rock up more than a billion views. Over 2.4 million fans follow him on Facebook. His Johann Strauss Orchestra is the world's biggest private orchestra and has members from ten nations.
André Rieu has been married for over 40 years. Together with his wife Marjorie, he lives in a romantic castle built in 1452 in his hometown of Maastricht, Netherlands. They have two sons and five grandchildren.
In 2018 André Rieu will perform in Germany, Mexico, Israel, Eastern and Northern Europe, the Netherlands and Argentina before his world tour will finally lead him back to Australia in November 2018. Get the best tickets now, experience an unforgettable evening and enjoy Christmas with André – LIVE!
André's new album, Amore, and DVD, The Magic of Maastricht, have been eagerly welcomed by his Australian fans and both albums have topped the charts at No.1. www.andrerieu.com
Venue Rod Laver Arena
Date Saturday 17 November at 8pm
Venue ICC Theatre, Darling Harbour
Date Wednesday 21 November at 8pm
Venue Perth Arena
Date Saturday 24 November at 8pm