Five Mexican concerts postponedAndré gives donation to the earthquake victims
In September 2017 Mexico was hit by four consecutive earthquakes, south of Mexico City. André performed in Monterrey and Guadalajara, but had to reschedule the Mexico City concerts.Prior to one of André’s concerts in Guadalajara he announced his intention to donate the proceeds of his newest CD to the victims of the Mexican earthquakes. From André’s website: “From Monterrey we went by plane to Mexico’s second largest city: Guadalajara. It’s always a very overwhelming sight to enter the enormous Auditorio TELMEX. We played two sold out concerts here for over 15.000 people. Tomorrow we fly to Mexico City, where we will play five concerts in a row”.
TELMEX Auditorium, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Radio report from Guadalajara (by Paco Morales): Translated from Spanish, by Ineke/John and google.André Rieu, violinist, orchestra leader and conductor, appeared on Saturday September 23rd 2017 in Guadalajara at a sold-out Telmex Auditorium. From the very beginning the audience was full of enthusiasm to enjoy the show. The musician started the performance by directing a few words to the Mexican audience about the recent tragedy regarding the four consecutive earthquakes. He announced that soon he will launch a new album, whose profits will be destined to the victims of the Mexican earthquakes. The concert was full of the good humor that characterizes André Rieu’s shows and he started to sing along with the well-known Cielito Lindo song. He then promised that the live performance of the audience of this concert would be part of the new album. The Johann Strauss Orchestra which accompanies the musician, also participated in the antics of humor through its acting skills which brightened up the spectacle. Other highlights were the performances of the Platin Tenors and the three sopranos. Mr. Atala Sarmiento acted as translator for André Rieu’s address to the audience. After two hours of concert the artists said goodbye and left the stage accompanied by an ovation from the audience.
Club Colective Fire in Bucharest, Romania.On October 30th 2015, a fire killed many attendees of a disco in Bucharest, Romania. Here André did the same: he donated the proceeds of his DVD “Live in Bucharest” to the victims of the fire. To refresh your memory, click HERE. And HERE.
September 26th 2017: Latest news from André’s official website:Mexico City Concerts Rescheduled to March 2018!It is with deep regret that André Rieu is forced to reschedule his concerts, which were supposed to take place this week at the Auditorio Nacional, due to the aftermath of the terrible earthquakes, which shook Mexico City on the 19th of September. The five sold-out concerts have been rescheduled to take place at the same venue in March 2018. All tickets remain valid for the new dates, which are:PLANNED CONCERT and NEW DATES:Wednesday 27 September 2017 to Wednesday 21 March 2018Thursday 28 September 2017 to Thursday 22 March 2018Friday 29 September 2017 to Friday 23 March 2018Saturday 30 September 2017 to Saturday 24 March 2018Sunday 01 October 2017 to Sunday 25 March 2018André Rieu: “When we arrived in Mexico last week, my orchestra and I were deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible tragedy that hit the country and especially Mexico City. Our thoughts are with all of the victims and their families. Over the last years we have fallen in love with Mexico and the Mexican people. We go home with a broken heart and cannot wait to return to Mexico City in March 2018 to spend some wonderful evenings together with all of you!” The tickets for these performances remain valid for the new dates. In the unfortunate event that customers cannot attend the new dates, refunds will be available from Friday 29 September from point of sale. Acquisitions via internet and over the phone will automatically be reimbursed to the card if requested.André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra started their eagerly anticipated Mexican tour on 21st September in Monterrey and have since also performed two shows in Guadalajara, where André Rieu announced that he will donate all his proceedings of his new album, (which will be released in Mexico in October 2017) to the victims of the earthquake. André Rieu will also donate a part of the ticket proceedings from the special Cinema screenings of his hometown Maastricht concert, which will take place at the Cinépolis cinemas in Mexico on 19 & 20th October 2017.