Rieu rules the Odeon roost with concert

Andre Rieu - Odeon screening
Andre Rieu - Odeon screening
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Classical chart topper André Rieu (pictured right) will be performing live in Blackpool later this month – at the Odeon!

The renowned Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu is the world’s most successful male touring artist, beating the likes of Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC and Coldplay to the number one spot for attendance figures.

In 2010 he played to over 100,000 adoring fans in the UK, so if you missed him on tour, now you can take a front row seat and see him on the big screen at the Odeon as he performs in his hometown, Maastricht in The Netherlands on Saturday, July 23.

Each year André holds a series of concerts in Maastricht with thousands of fans flying from all over the world to witness this incredible music event set against the dramatic backdrop of Maastricht’s beautiful town square.

As always, André will conduct his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra and also performing this year will be the Harlem Gospel Choir, the Soweto Gospel Choir and Russian musicians, The St Petersburg Trio.

World famous actor Sir Anthony Hopkins will be a special guest at the concerts and has composed a waltz titled, And The Waltz Will Go On which will be performed especially for the occasion. 

André said: “It fills me with great joy to be able to share my favourite concert of the year, live from my hometown in Maastricht with all of my friends in the UK.

“It is going to be a magical evening with some very special guests. Come and enjoy the music on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.”

Tickets can be booked online at odeon.co.uk or by visiting the Odeon Blackpool box office.

n André Rieu’s UK profile took off after he and his orchestra appeared at the Royal Variety Show staged in Blackpool at the Opera House.