André Rieu brings his show back to Liverpool in December

WITH his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra (the largest private orchestra in the world), André Rieu has created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas around the world. Having received over 500 Platinum Awards, three Classical Brit Awards for “Album of the Year” and billions of YouTube views, André is one of the biggest solo male touring artists in the world. Each year his live shows attract more than 600.000 fans and outsell artists such as Coldplay, AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen. “My concerts are about joy and love!“ says André Rieu. “We should make decisions in our lives with our hearts, not our heads. People often ask me ‘how do you choose your program?’ – the answer is: with my heart. I love Johann Strauss but I am also fascinated by Andrew Lloyd Webber or Bruce Springsteen. We should stop limiting ourselves with categories and boundaries – not just in terms of music but in our lives in general”. Before returning to the UK and Ireland, audiences will also be able to live the André Rieu experience over the 22nd – 23rd July, as he looks forward to welcoming them via satellite in local cinemas to his hometown. The record-breaking Maastricht concert in cinemas in 2017 will hold extra special significance, as it marks 30 years since André formed the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Tickets are priced at £50 / £71.50 / £88.50 / £105 and go on sale at 9am on Friday 5 May To book tickets log on to http://www.echoarena.com/andrerieu Call the Echo Arena Box Office on 0844 8000 400* *Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge