Andre Rieu is Ill

A persistent viral infection has forced the Dutch “Waltz King” André Rieu to cancel two upcoming concert tours. One of the highest paid classical
performers, his tours with his “Johann Strauss Orchestra” have created legions of fans all over the world. Rieu, 61 on October 1st, had planned six
performances in England and Northern Ireland and twelve in Australia and New Zealand.

Rieu’s son, Pierre, told the newspaper “De Telegraff” that “Dad has never been sick as now. He is still plagued by dizzy spells and is not currently
on stage.” The concert tours are being rescheduled for early next year. Referring to earlier news reports of financial difficulties for the massive
organization, Pierre noted that his father was touched by offers of help from his many fans. “Rieu’s music companies have enough resources to
get through this situation,” said the son. “Papa hopes that people do not send envelopes with money.”

December concerts and beyond remain on his schedule, Rieu’s website is at: http://www.andrerieu.com

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