André Rieu to bring 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit next year

Tickets go on sale Dec. 2 at 11 a.m.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 12: Andre Rieu performs with the Johann Strauss Orchestra at Palau Sant Jordi on February 12, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jordi Vidal/Redferns) (JORDI VIDAL, 2022 Jordi Vidal)

DETROIT – One of the most successful classical artists in the world is stopping in Detroit during a series of concert dates next year.

André Rieu will perform at Little Caesars Arena on Sept. 13, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. Rieu is also stopping in Chicago, Columbus, Washington, New York and Boston. Tickets start at $84 and go on sale Friday (Dec. 2) at 11 a.m., and

André Rieu is known to millions around the world as the “King of the Waltz.” He has sold 40 million CDs and DVDs and notched 30 No. 1 chart positions worldwide

Along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra (the largest private orchestra in the world), André has created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas which are second to none.

Having received 500 Platinum Awards, three Classical Brit Awards for “Album of the Year” and billions of YouTube views, André Rieu is one of the biggest solo male touring artists in the world.

“Emotions are the key,” André Rieu said. “Everybody is welcome in my concerts. We open our hearts for the audience and the audience opens their hearts for us. Every night my orchestra and I see people dancing and singing in the aisles, enthusiastic and carefree. Together we spend evenings that we do not forget. When people write to tell me that they need two-weeks to come down after my concerts, it makes me the happiest man in the world!”

Rieu offers romantic and joyful programs include a mixture of light classics, waltzes, music from film and opera as well as pop songs, performed by his Johann Strauss Orchestra. Rieu has had soccer crowds swaying to Shostakovich during several Champions League Games and his world tours reach over half a million people each year.

“It has always been my dream to tour the world with my own orchestra. My plan for the future is to play on the moon,” Rieu says. “I’ve already talked to Richard Branson about it, and when he opens a hotel, I want to be the first to play there.”

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U.S. concert dates are listed below:

  • Chicago, Illinois, at Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC on Sept. 12, 2023
  • Washington, D.C., at Capitol One Arena on Sept. 16, 2023
  • Detroit, Michigan, at Little Caesars Arena on Sept. 13, 2023
  • New York, N.Y., at UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Sept. 17, 2023
  • Columbus, Ohio, at Schottenstein Center on Sept. 14, 2023
  • Boston, Massachusetts at TD Garden on Sept. 19, 2023

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