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Wednesday, August 8, 2012


André Rieu is still topping the music charts, leaving behind artists like Justin Bieber, Sting and Coldplay. For anyone who has been to one of his memorable performances, it is easy to see why he remains one of the best-selling live acts in the world.

With arena performances in Cape Town, Durban and the first-ever performances in Johannesburg at the Coca-Cola Dome, thousands more fans will be able to experience the unique magic that they have come to expect from Rieu's DVD's and TV-specials: the maestro conducting his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and playing his world-famous Stradivarius violin to create a celebratory atmosphere, where fans are encouraged to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles.

Rieu has sold more than 30 million albums globally, and has broken all classical concert records, packing stadiums and arenas with more than 700,000 adoring fans each year. Over 100,000 South African fans have attended his sold-out tours over the past two years and still there is no slowing down for the King of Waltz according to sales for his upcoming tour in August.

Following on from the highly successful partnership between DStv and Hunta Live during the previous tours, DStv will once again be the proud presenting partner to these prestigious events in August 2012.

André Rieu: Live in South Africa comes to Durban on August 21 at 20h00 at ICC: Durban. Tickets priced between R400 and R950. Early booking is advised. Bookings through Computicket ( or by calling 0861 915 8000) For more information and tour updates, visit www.andré