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Nov 18, 2008

André Rieu Press Release From Universal Music


PRESS RELEASE FROM UNIVERSAL MUSIC
November 19, 2008
André Rieu has made history. His concert at Melbourne's Telstra Dome on Saturday, 15 November, a record audience of 38,605, made it the biggest attendance of any Rieu show anywhere in the world. That it happened in Australia, the country that has so taken him to heart, pleases him endlessly. "It was an overwhelming experience. The warmth of the audience was overpowering."

People have asked where Rieu's seemingly endless resource of energy emanate from. After all, the show, a miracle of precise organisation, is fronted by a seamless flow of entertainment. Anything could go wrong. Yet, so tight is the control, it all runs like clockwork. And for nearly three-and-a-half hours. "My energy comes from the audience," Rieu says. I am only returning to them that which they give me."

André Rieu will return to Australia in October/November 2009 for a series of arena shows with a new program which promises to be as fun-filled and energising as his current Romantic Vienna Night tour. Tickets are available through www.ticketek.com.au and dates are below:

Sydney Acer Arena-October 15 and 16 - On sale December 1, 2008
Newcastle Entertainment Centre-October 18- On sale December 1, 2008
Brisbane Entertainment Centre-October 22-On sale December 8, 2008

Adelaide Entertainment Centre-October 26-On sale November 24, 2008
Melbourne Rod Laver Arena October 29 and 30-On sale Nov. 18, 2008

At the most competitive retail period of the year, this week's ARIA DVD chart boasts 8 Rieu titles in the top 10, including all of the top 5. His native country, the Netherlands, will see the Melbourne concert this Friday, 21 November, on the Tros network. Later in the year, on New Year's Eve, Germany's ZDF (also broadcasting to several other countries in Europe) will air the Melbourne show.

Rieu's inclusion of the "Neighbours" theme in an Australian medley given as an encore has led to an invitation to star in a role in the Network Ten soap next year.

Considered the biggest entertainment extravaganza ever seen in Australia, Rieu's show continued to Adelaide [18, 19 November] and will go to Perth [22 November], Sydney [27, 28, 29 November] and Brisbane [3, 4 December] - a total of eleven concerts which will draw crowds in excess of a quarter of a million attendees. Over 30,000 other homes around Australia also watched the Live Broadcast of Saturday's Melbourne show on Foxtel's Main Event channel.

Universal Music Australia, Rieu's record company, has released Deluxe DVD + CD Editions of nine of his best-selling titles, as well as a Sing-Along Deluxe Edition of "Waltzing Matilda" (his best-selling CD), a "Happy Birthday" CD single-with-card, and an offering for Christmas this year, being an intimate collection of Christmas songs entitled "The Christmas I Love". His recently-released 3DVD set, "The 100 Greatest Moments" continues to ride at No.1 in the DVD charts. All-up, sales of Rieu audio and video product through Universal Music are in excess of 1.75 million units, chalking up some 77 Platinum awards, the majority of these sales achieved in under two years, making it a record for any artist in any genre in Australia.

And the phenomenon shows no sign of abating.Courtesy of Universal Music Australia

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