International superstar André Rieu is thrilled to be returning to Perth Arena with a brand new tour on 3 November 2016.
André Rieu is quite simply a musical phenomenon like no other. The Dutch King of Waltz is the world’s most successful violinist ever having sold a massive 40 million CDs and DVDs. Along with his Johann Strauss Orchestra, André has created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas which are second to none. Having received over 400 Platinum Awards, he is one of the biggest solo male touring artists in the world. Each year he performs in front of around 600.000 fans and outsells mega artists such as Coldplay, AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen.
Australians first became enthralled with André back in 2008 when he became the country’s Biggest Selling Artist for three straight years. André now proudly calls Australia his “second home” and has immense love for his massive legion of loyal fans Down Under. He is always amazed at the wonderful reception he receives from captivated Aussie audiences.
“I am so much looking forward to finally coming back to Australia after three years. I remember well the first time I performed in Australia, it felt like people were waiting for us to come for a long time and they gave us such a warm welcome,” André says. “I have never experienced that anywhere else and I can’t wait to see you all again in 2016.”
On 13th November, André released his brand new album Roman Holiday (Universal Music) which features well-loved favourites such as Gabriel’s Oboe, Mascagni’s famous intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana, Mattinata, Felicità, Arrivederci Roma and excerpts from Verdi’s La Traviata and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly as well as his 2015 Maastricht DVD Wonderful World (Universal Music).
On stage, André’s incredible musical prowess, passion, charisma and humour make for a magical spectacle. His romantic and fun concerts are the only ones where people regularly jump to their feet and dance in the aisles. It’s not uncommon to see devoted Australian fans laughing, weeping, clapping, dancing and embracing as André and his orchestra belt out the most beautiful waltzes, classics from the world of opera, film and folk music, as well as iconic Australian songs like Waltzing Matilda.
Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most popular live acts in the world at Perth Arena on 3 November 2016.