André Rieu tour beats Lopez, Bieber sales figures

18 December 2012, 11:36 | Updated: 18 December 2012, 11:42

André Rieu's European tour has been named as the second most popular tour in the world this week, beating artists like Jennifer Lopez and Justin Bieber.

The European tour from Dutch violinist André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra has been named the second most popular live show in the world this week, after Barbra Streisand's tour of the US and Canada.

Rieu's 15 shows in Germany, Switzerland and France this October attracted more than 63,000 ticket-buying fans, and made almost $5.5m dollars, according to Billboard.

The tour grossed more money than pop artists like Jennifer Lopez and Justin Bieber, rock acts like Radiohead and Robert Plant, and comedian Michael McIntyre's residency at London's O2 Arena.

Rieu is currently in the middle of his UK tour, having played London's O2 Arena last night. He is due to play three shows in Birmingham before Christmas, before one final concert in Rotterdam.