International Superstar Andre Rieu Adds North American Concerts

- "Celebration of Music Tour"

- Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra

- Tickets go on Sale Beginning May 1st

NEW YORK, April 28 /CNW/ - Andre Rieu, the world's most popular classical musician known for his energetic and festive live concerts, has added a second leg to his "Celebration of Music" 2010 North American Tour. The fall leg will start on November 29th at the Arena in Glendale, AZ, and includes concerts in Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; Ontario, CA; and Tampa, FL; as well as previously announced concerts in San Jose, CA and Vancouver, BC.

The aptly titled "Celebration of Music Tour" describes what fans can expect to experience during Rieu's 2010 North American performances. These aren't ordinary concerts, but celebrations of music in all its wonderful and powerful aspects featuring Andre Rieu, accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra.

"Music is the most wonderful thing in the world - it triggers emotions," says Andre Rieu. "I want to bring joy with an ode to waltzes, polkas, romantic ballads and many more beautiful melodies. It will be a very special night."

"His fans in the USA will love this new show," says Marthijn Graafland, Director North America at Andre Rieu Productions and the promoter for this tour. "Especially since this tour is in the midst of the holiday period, it is not to be missed. In Europe, his Christmas concerts attract over 20,000 fans a night. Andre is known for creating the perfect holiday show atmosphere."

Advanced tickets will go on sale to American Express(R) Cardmembers beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 29th through 10:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30th. Tickets for the new dates for the "Celebration of Music Tour" go on sale to the general public beginning May 1st through all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, or via (except the concert on November 30th in Las Vegas, NV).

Tickets for the November 30th Orleans Arena concert will be available by calling 702-284-777 or 888-234-2334 or at

Tickets are already on sale for the previously announced tour dates through Ticketmaster except the June 25th Centre Bell concert. Those tickets are available at

Andre Rieu is one of the best-selling live acts in the world. Billboard ranked Rieu's 2009 tour as the sixth best seller of the year, with 835,000 tickets sold worldwide. In 2008 and 2009, he toured the globe with a replica of the Viennese Schonbrunn castle, to which he added fountains and two ice rinks to make it the biggest stage in the world. Rieu, who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, travels with his own Johann Strauss Orchestra, and an entourage of more than 100 people in total. His concerts are known for their festive atmosphere, where fans are encouraged to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles. His latest album reached No. 2 on the UK pop charts, and he has been certified 100-times platinum in Australia, while he also has his own television series in the Netherlands. Due to the recent eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Rieu himself chartered a plane for more than 100 employees to fly to South Africa, rather than disappointing fans of his current tour there.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit:

                           "CELEBRATION OF MUSIC TOUR"
                                   ANDRE RIEU
                                    AND HIS
                             JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA

    June 18              New York, NY     Nassau Coliseum
    June 19         Atlantic City, NJ     Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
    June 20             Baltimore, MD     1st Mariner Arena
    June 21          Wilkes-Barre, PA     Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
    June 22           Wallingford, CT     Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
    June 23                Boston, MA     Agganis Arena at Boston University
    June 25              Montreal, QC     Bell Centre (Centre Bell)
    June 26               Toronto, ON     Air Canada Centre
    June 27              Detroit , MI     Fox Theatre
    June 28               Chicago, IL     Allstate Arena
    November 25       Mexico City, DF     Auditorio Nacional
    November 26       Mexico City, DF     Auditorio Nacional
    November 27       Mexico City, DF     Auditorio Nacional
    November 29          Glendale, AZ Arena
    November 30         Las Vegas, NV     Orleans Arena
    December 1          San Diego, CA     San Diego Sports Arena
    December 2            Ontario, CA     Citizens Business Bank Arena
    December 3        Los Angeles, CA     Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
    December 4           San Jose, CA     HP Pavilion
    December 6            Seattle, WA     KeyArena
    December 7         Vancouver, B.C.    General Motors Place
    December 9     Ft. Lauderdale, FL     BankAtlantic Center
    December 10             Tampa, FL     St Pete Times Forum


For further information: For further information: Scoop Marketing/Larry Solters, Anna Loynes, (213) 639-6167,

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