BLACKPOOL, England, Dec. 9 /CNW/ - Along with Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé and Mika, André Rieu performed in The Royal Variety Performance. With his appearance before as many as 12 million viewers, Rieu has firmly established himself in England.
The Royal Variety Performance is an annual gala evening, which, ever since it was established in 1912, is traditionally attended by members of the British Royal Family. Consequently, Rieu had the opportunity to perform in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Phillip. The event was held in The Opera House Theatre in Blackpool.
The Royal Variety Performance is an evening full of entertainment, with performances by popular artists. Rieu therefore shared the stage with artists such as Bette Midler, Lady Gaga, Katherine Jenkins, Anastacia, Michael Bublé, Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), Mika and the cast of Sister Act with Whoopi Goldberg. The popular English comedian Peter Kay was the host.
Michael Bublé, Whoopi Goldberg and Queen Elizabeth spoke well about Rieu's performance. "I enjoyed his performance a lot and have told André that I will come to see his show in New York in June." Whoopi Goldberg said.
"A performance for the Queen of England and having the opportunity to share the stage with such great stars in front of more than 12 million viewers, which is an enormous honour. This is a new milestone in my career!" said Rieu, who had the opportunity to talk to Queen Elizabeth; "I shook her hand and spoke to her shortly. She was very friendly and told me that she enjoyed the beautiful melodies a lot".
On December 16, The Royal Variety Performance will be broadcast on British TV and will draw an estimated 12 million viewers. In June, November and December 2010, André Rieu will be touring through the United States and Canada with his orchestra.
TOUR DATA ANDRÉ RIEU 2010
18 Jun 2010 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
19 Jun 2010 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
20 Jun 2010 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
21 Jun 2010 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
22 Jun 2010 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theater
23 Jun 2010 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
25 Jun 2010 Montréal, QC Bell Centre
26 Jun 2010 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
27 Jun 2010 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
28 Jun 2010 Chicago, IL AllState Arena
29 Nov 2010 Phoenix, AZ Jobing.com Arena
30 Nov 2010 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena
01 Dec 2010 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
02 Dec 2010 San Bernardino, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
03 Dec 2010 Los Angeles, CA NOKIA Theatre LA Live
04 Dec 2010 San Jose, CA HP Pavillion
06 Dec 2010 Seattle, WA Key Arena
07 Dec 2010 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
09 Dec 2010 Ft Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Centre
10 Dec 2010 Tampa, FL St Pete Times Forum
11 Dec 2010 Orlando, FL Amway Center
SOURCE ANDRE RIEU STUDIOS
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