28 April 2022
André Rieu, originally due to perform on 8 May 2020, and later rescheduled to 21 April 2021, has been further postponed. The new date for the show is now 28 April 2022.
Please see the statement below:
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic André Rieu’s postponed 2020 UK/Ireland tour, scheduled for 2021, has been rescheduled to 2022, coming to Liverpool on 28 April 2022. Current ticket holders should retain their tickets as they will be automatically honored for the new dates.
André Rieu says: “My Johann Strauss Orchestra and I were looking forward so much to returning to the UK and Ireland this year! I am therefore very sad that due to the ongoing pandemic, we are forced to reschedule our tour to 2022. My top priority is that you feel safe, happy and comfortable. My concerts are about sharing: Sharing the love, the laughter, sharing the singing. Sharing the joy of beautiful music and waltzing the night away TOGETHER – not apart. Unfortunately, none of this is possible yet. But there’s hope! The introduction of the vaccine will mean an end to this awful pandemic. Your tickets will automatically be honored for the new dates, and when this is over, when my orchestra, chorus, soloists and I are back on stage in the UK and Ireland, I promise we will make you forget all your sorrows. We will make you forget your worries. And we will spend happy evenings filled with music, which you and I will remember forever! I thank you from my heart for your loyalty and patience, for being a member of our big “André-Rieu-Family”. Please stay healthy and see you in 2022!
Much love, André”
Please note all tickets purchased will remain valid for the new date on Thursday 28 April 2022.
Violin superstar André Rieu has made classical music accessible to millions around the world and has turned the waltz into an international sensation, recently extending his record as the highest grossing classical artist in Billboard’s Boxscore history. Further, he continues to be the classical act with the highest attendance regularly outselling the world’s top pop and rock stars. Rieu has had football crowds swaying to Shostakovitch and has sold over 40 million albums. His romantic and joyful programs include a mixture of light classics, waltzes, music from film and opera as well as pop songs, performed by his Johann Strauss Orchestra, the biggest private orchestra in the world. His concerts are also a visual treat, from the sight of Rieu and his musicians entering through the crowd and up on to the stage at the beginning of the concert, to the lavish costumes and the vast screen behind the orchestra displaying beautiful imagery tailor-made for each song. André Rieu performs for over half a million people each year. His YouTube videos have reached far over one billion views and 8 million fans follow the “King of Waltz” on Facebook. His current album “Jolly Holiday” has reached top 10 positions in many countries, including the UK Pop charts. André Rieu will return to the UK in 2022 with his full orchestra, soloists and choir for his three-hour concerts.
André Rieu is not just for an evening. He is for life!
André Rieu, the Dutch “King of Waltz” who has made classical music accessible to ordinary people, will bring his Johann Strauss Orchestra to M&S Bank Arena in April 2022.
Dubbed the Maestro of the Masses (New York Times) and a Weapon of Mass Happiness (The Spectator), André Rieu returns with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, the largest private orchestra in the world, the Platin Tenors and many international soloists.
2018 was the Dutch violinist and conductor’s most successful year, with more than 700,000 tickets sold worldwide. And he dreams of performing on the moon one day! The audience can look forward to fantastic melodies from film, musical, opera and operetta as well as traditional music, and of course they are invited to waltz the night away in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.
André Rieu firmly believes that classical music is made for everybody to enjoy, not just for an elite. At his concerts everything is allowed: laughing, weeping, singing, dancing in the aisles. Rieu has sold more than 40 million CDs and DVDs (his current albums are Romantic Moments II - CD and Love in Maastricht – DVD). He has reached 30 number 1 chart positions and 500 platinum awards. His YouTube videos reached far over a billion views so far and 4.5 million subscribers follow the King of Waltz on Facebook.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
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The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
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Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of M&S Bank Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.
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