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Apr 17, 2008

André Rieu Announces Dates For May Visit to Australia


Australian fans need not wait until November to see ther favourite ‘King Of The Waltz’. Acclaimed violinist André Rieu will be making a surprise trip to Australia in less than a month - just in time for Mother’s Day. André Rieu will visit Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne during his brief sojourn May 8 – May 13.And the surprises keep coming. Making her first home-coming since being whisked away to perform as a soloist in Andre Rieu’s worldwide musical extravaganzas, the 23 year old Australian soprano Mirusia will join him to promote their new all-Australian album ‘Waltzing Matilda’, to be released April 26. Sumptuously arranged for voice, solo violin, orchestra and choir, the album features songs such as Botany Bay, Waltzing Matilda, I Still Call Australia Home and Home Among the Gum Trees.‘Waltzing Matilda’ is expected to follow the success of Andre Rieu’s previous releases. ‘The 100 Most Beautiful Melodies’, which was released March 22, is currently at #2 on the national ARIA pop charts and making history as the first-ever six CD box set to hold this position.

André Rieu’s sales are in now in excess of 1 million units, most of which occurred in the past 12 months making him Universal Music Australia’s highest-selling international artist of the past five years.In all, his platinum accreditations for his DVDs amount to 50 – a record unequalled by any other artist.Andre Rieu has cumulatively held the #1 DVD position for eighteen weeks over the last twelve months and for the last fourteen weeks has never had less than six titles in the DVD top ten ARIA chart. In October 2007, he became the first artist in history to hold nine of the top ten DVD spots. This week, Andre boasts fifteen DVD titles in the top 40. Just last week, sales of his DVDs accounted for a staggering 48% of total top 40 DVD sales.

Andre has this message for his fans; “My success in Australia has touched me deeply. I make music to touch the souls of people as it’s a language we all can speak. I thank all my friends and audience in Australia for believing in me, and with my forthcoming album ‘Waltzing Matilda’ which I dedicate to Australia, and my forthcoming debut tour in November this year, I look forward to strengthening this bond. God bless you all!”

Thank you to Jann from ♦Aussie Fans For André for sending this to us!

An Important Note from JH about the CD on Amazon.com!
Amazon.com is accepting pre-orders for the May 6th release of this new Waltzing Matilda CD.You'll need to search for it as "Rieu Matilda" since they list the performer as "Rieu & Andre Mirusia".So far, the album #20,470 in the Amazon Music sales rank. It will be fun to see how quickly that number changes! :-) JH

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazon.com is accepting pre-orders for the May 6th release of this new Waltzing Matilda CD.

You'll need to search for it as "Rieu Matilda" since they list the performer as "Rieu & Andre Mirusia".

So far, the album #20,470 in the Amazon Music sales rank. It will be fun to see how quickly that number changes! :-)

JH

Sue said...

Thank you JH!!

This is the first I have heard about sales available to us here in the states. I'm going to put your comment on the front cover with the article to be sure everyone sees it .... Sue :)

Margaret S said...

André will be in Brisbane on May 9-No other details yet.

Sue said...

I looked at the CD on Amazon.com.
It will be available to us at least, but it's $38.99! Yikes!

I guess because it's an import.
A lot of money, but at least we know we can get it if we want to. It costs more than that to order it from Australia though when you add the shipping.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the prices for DVDs on Andre's Boutique? Almost $40 U.S. For Europeans paying with Euros, they are almost $15 less. I didn't check out CDs, but they are usually close behind. Does Caiman have it for pre-order JH? JH has been a wonderful source of products for me. I have had the 6-CD set since last June and much less expensive than now. Many thanks!

Laurie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Brisbane info, Margaret!
Annie

Anonymous said...

Hello Laurie and all,

I checked and the album is available through Caiman.uk. Here is the link: http://www.caimanzone.co.uk/details.cfm?ASIN=B0017RRDRI

The price is £19.99 (£17.01 on pre-order) Air Mail postage is £3.08 (6-10 days. The total in dollares comes to $39.91. So this time, Caiman is not the best price.

Laurie, I'm glad we were able to purchase the box-set when we did. Even through Caiman, it has nearly doubled in price.

I hope this helps.

All my best,

JH

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