Legendary Dutch violinist, conductor and composer, André Rieu has confirmed another date at the LG arena on 20 December 2012, meaning he will now perform in Birmingham for three consecutive nights.
André Rieu has recently been awarded the Classic FM Album Of The Year at the BRIT awards for the second consecutive year. “And the Waltz goes on” beat albums by Andrea Bocelli, Hayley Westenra and Russell Watson to the prestigious award. He shares the award with Silence Of The Lambs star Sir Antony Hopkins, who wrote the title track of the album especially for Rieu.
Billed as ‘the world’s most popular classical artist’ André Rieu is renowned for his energetic and festive live concerts, and will be visiting the LG Arena on 18, 19 and 20 December 2012.
Titled ‘An unforgettable evening with André Rieu’, the tour will show the maestro conducting his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and playing his world-famous Stradivarius violin – and fans are positively encouraged to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles.
Known as the ‘King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the best-selling live acts in the world. He has sold more than 30 million albums globally, and has broken all classical concert records, packing stadiums and arenas with more than 700,000 adoring fans each year. He has seven albums listed in the British music DVD top 40 and his latest release ‘Fiesta Mexicana!’ reached the number one.