September 12, 2008 06:00 ET

Andre Rieu Celebrates the Music and Composers of Vienna With "Andre Live In Vienna"; Concert Spectacular Airs Nationally on PBS Beginning in September

"Andre Live in Vienna" CD, DVD and Limited Edition CD/DVD Set in Stores September 30th on Denon Classics; Unprecedented US Tour Begins Spring '09

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - September 12, 2008) - Denon Classics, the U.S.'s #1 independent Classical label, is set to release "ANDRE LIVE IN VIENNA," an all new blockbuster production featuring Andre Rieu that began airing nationally on PBS September 6th. "Andre Live In Vienna" is a live concert spectacular featuring the beloved maestro performing with his Johann Strauss Orchestra and Choir on the square in front of the beautiful Imperial Hofburg Palace in the heart of Vienna. Rieu's return to Vienna reflects a sincere love of the city and its composers and it's the kind of show that made viewers fall in love with him in the first place. There's definitely a festive energy in the air as Rieu and orchestra are joined by a host of guest performers including the Platinum Tenors, the sopranos Dagmar Koller, Carmen Monarcha, Carla Maffioletti, Mirusia Louwerse and Suzan Erens; the Ballet of the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Debutantes from the Elmayer Dance School, and the renowned interpreter of the traditional Viennese song, Karl Moik. All come together to celebrate and perform the compositions of the most famous Viennese composers including Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman, W.A. Mozart, Robert Stolz and many others. Denon Classics will release "Andre Live In Vienna" September 30th on CD, DVD and a Limited Edition CD/DVD set featuring 2 bonus tracks and a bonus DVD containing video clips from Live in Vienna, Tuscany, Radio City and a teaser of the forthcoming Schonbrunn Spectacular program.

Andre Rieu has earned the distinction as the #1 pledge drive artist for PBS and the #3 Classical Artist according to Billboard Magazine. Already established as one of the top performing and selling classical artists worldwide and a platinum selling artist in the U.S., Rieu's popularity shows no signs of waning as both WONDERLAND and RADIO CITY debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical chart. Rieu's worldwide appeal is as strong as ever having recently earned his third Platinum sales award in Canada and continues to sell out arenas around the globe.

Andre Rieu will return to the United States in the Spring of 2009 for an unprecedented tour of both the East and West Coasts. Dates confirmed:

4/23    New York                Hammerstein Ballroom
4/24    Bridgeport              Arena @ Harbor Yard
4/25    Nassau, NY              Nassau Coliseum
4/26    New Jersey              Prudential Center
4/27    Reading                 Sovereign Center
4/28    Philadelphia            Susquehanna Bank Center
5/14    Baltimore               1st Mariner Arena
5/15    Wilkes-Barre            Wachovia Centre
5/16    Cleveland               Quicken Loans
5/17    Pittsburgh              Mellon Arena
5/18    Columbus                Nationwide Arena
5/19    Detroit                 Fox Theatre
5/21    Chicago                 Allstate Arena Rosamont
5/22    Milwaukee               Milwaukee Theatre
5/23    Minneapolis             Target Center
5/24    Des Moines              Iowa Events Center
5/25    Omaha                   Qwest Center
5/26    Denver                  Pepsi Center
6/12    Vancouver               GM Place
6/13    Seattle/Tacoma          Tacoma Dome
6/14    Portland                Rose Garden Arena
6/16    San Francisco           Oakland Arena
6/17    Sacramento              Arco Arena
6/18    Fresno                  SaveMart Arena
6/19    Los Angeles             Nokia Theatre
6/20    San Bernardino          Citizens Business Bank Arena
6/22    San Diego               Cricket Wireless Pavilion
6/23    Phoenix        Arena
6/24    Las Vegas               Orleans Arena
6/25    Salt Lake City          Usana Amphitheatre

The Savoy Label Group (SLG) features not only the historic Savoy Jazz label but also the Denon, Denon Classics, SLG and 429 Records labels. Savoy Label Group is the North American unit of Columbia Music Entertainment (formerly Nippon Columbia), the oldest music company in Japan. SLG is lead by Steve Vining and CME is headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media which owns interests in and manages an array of media companies.

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