André Rieu Announces North America Concert Tour -- Violinist and conductor, André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra embark on 30th Anniversary Tour

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In April of 2009, André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra will begin their North American Tour in Toronto. They will go on to play thirty-five cities across Canada and the United States, completing the tour in June. The tour will be dedicated to Rieu's 30th Anniversary on stage. All concert dates and ticket information for the North America Concert Tour can be found at http://www.andrerieu.com.

Andre Rieu

The special thing about my North American fans is that they show their enthusiasm right from the first note, you don't see that anywhere else. Together we create a great atmosphere and that's why I keep coming back

The North American Tour: In April of 2009, André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra will begin their North American Tour in Toronto. They will go on to play thirty-five cities across Canada and the United States, completing the tour in June. All concert dates and ticket information for the North America Concert Tour can be found at http://www.andrerieu.com.

The tour will be dedicated to Rieu's 30th Anniversary on stage. Rieu will perform all the highlights of his 30 year career and the songs that his fans love most.

Rieu is looking forward to seeing his North American fans again. "The special thing about my North American fans is that they show their enthusiasm right from the first note, you don't see that anywhere else. Together we create a great atmosphere and that's why I keep coming back".

A violinist, conductor and showman, Rieu has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Eleven of his albums have gone gold or platinum and, together with his Johann Strauss Orchestra, he tours on five continents. Every year, 700,000 fans attend an André Rieu concert, establishing him as one of the top twenty touring acts in the world. In April 2008, Rieu topped the Australian charts, surpassing the Australian Idol and Madonna for the #1 album. His recent Australian tour saw an audience of more than 260,000 over 11 concerts.

Crowned the "King of Waltz" by the media, Rieu believes that everyone can enjoy classical music. Following in the footsteps of Johann Strauss himself, he encourages his audiences to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles.

April 17 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Center
April 18 Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
April 19 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
April 20 Syracuse, NY - War Memorial Arena
April 21 Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
April 23 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
April 24 Bridgeport, CT - Arena at Harbor Yard
April 25 Uniondale, NY - Naussau Coliseum
April 26 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
April 27 Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
April 28 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
May 14 Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
May 15 Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena
May 16 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
May 17 Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
May 18 Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
May 19 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
May 21 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
May 22 Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Theatre
May 23 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
May 24 Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
May 25 Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
May 26 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
June 12 Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
June 13 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
June 14 Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
June 16 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
June 17 Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
June 18 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
June 19 Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre
June 20 Ontario, CA - Citizens Business Bank Arena
June 22 San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
June 23 Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
June 24 Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena
June 25 West Valley City, UT - Usana Amphitheatre

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