Canada with a brand new show kicking off Thursday, March 7 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida (complete itinerary below). The upcoming concerts are part of Rieu's "And The Waltz Goes On Tour," named after his recent successful international album that featured a collaboration with Sir Anthony Hopkins. The tour will launch in advance of ICON, an all-new greatest hits package from Rieu that is being released on March 19, 2013 through Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). ICON features such classics as The Beautiful Blue Danube, What A Wonderful World, Strauss & Co., Radetzky March, Edelweiss, When The Saints Go Marching In, Send In The Clowns, and Amazing Grace.
Fans got a sneak peak of Rieu's "And The Waltz Goes On Tour" today—Tuesday, March 5—when the violinist and his entire Orchestra performed live on FOX & Friends on the FOX News Channel.
Watch André Rieu and the JSO perform fan favorite “Strauss & Co.”:
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 folk songs to marches—Rieu's concerts are a perfect mix of thrilling, romantic and emotional melodies combined with stunning soloists, festive balloons, Rieu's great sense of humor, and of course, plenty of surprises.
2012 was a banner year for Rieu. The violinist performed a record-breaking 30 sold-out concerts in Sao Paulo, and his first tour of Brazil was Pollstar magazine’s highest grossing tour in July—surpassing tours from Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, Coldplay, Celine Dion, The Black Keys and Pearl Jam. He also won his second consecutive Classic BRIT award for his album And The Waltz Goes On; and his UK tour in December was Billboard’s highest grossing tour, surpassing tours by Justin Bieber, Phish, and Mariah Carey for the same time period.
Rieu has sold more than 32 million albums globally, received 243 platinum awards for his albums, and has broken all classical concert records, packing stadiums and arenas with more than 700,000 adoring fans each year. With his natural charisma, Rieu conducts his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and plays his 1667 Stradivarius violin to create a celebratory atmosphere beloved by audiences around the world.
André Rieu – And The Waltz Goes On Tour North America 2013
March 7, 2013 Orlando, FL Amway Center
March 8, 2013 Tampa, FL
Tampa Bay Times Forum
March 9, 2013 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
March 11, 2013 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
March 12, 2013 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
March 13, 2013 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
March 14, 2013 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
March 15, 2013 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
March 16, 2013 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
March 18, 2013 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
March 19, 2013 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
March 20, 2013 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
For more information visit: www.andrerieu.com.