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8 October 2012, 11:28
André Rieu follows Classic BRITs win with a rapid-selling UK tour with dates added due to public demand.
Classic BRIT Award winner and King of the Waltz André Rieu has announced additional concerts as part of his UK tour this December. After selling out seven of the forthcoming UK concerts, extra concerts in Manchester on December 13th and in Birmingham on December 20th are revealed.
Rieu's waltz-themed shows have now become an international live music phenomenon. Last month saw Rieu and his orchestra play 30 sold-out concerts in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The forthcoming UK concerts also include shows in Glasgow, Dublin and London's O2 Arena.
The extra concerts also come after Rieu's announcement that a Christmas concert DVD recorded at his castle home in Maastricht would be available this month.
Rieu was triumphant in the Classic FM Album of the Year category at last week's Classic BRIT Awards (shown on ITV1 last night), where he dedicated his award to "the waltz", and shared it with his friend and composer Sir Anthony Hopkins.