March 12, 2020.Photo: Marcel van Hoorn.The USA tour has been canceled after one concert in Tampa.“It is with great sadness that we must confirm the rescheduling of our remaining USA tour dates due to the risks of COVID-19. The well-being of our beloved fans, musicians and staff is always our top priority. Although we are very disappointed not to be able to perform for you now, we are committed to doing our part to help protect you at this stage.
We are already working to reschedule the concerts and all tickets will be honored for the new dates. My orchestra and I look forward to returning to the U.S. to celebrate unforgettable nights of joy, music and dance with all of you. Please stay safe.Much love, André Rieu and Johann Strauss Orchestra”.
Video by the Dutch TV program: Shownieuws, of March 12, 2020.Translation: Ineke, assisted by John.
March 12, 2020.André Rieu cancels USA tour due to the coronavirus travel ban.Rieu had been due to perform in the US with the Johann Strauss Orchestra later this month, but was forced to call off the tour following the President’s new travel ban.André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra have canceled their US tour, following President Trump’s announcement that all European flights into the country are temporarily suspended as concerns mount over COVID-19 (Corona virus).The US President delivered the news of the 30-day travel restriction to the nation on Wednesday (11 March), during a prime-time Oval Office address on the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.As a result, Dutch conductor and violinist, Rieu, and 100 others who had flown to America for the tour are now trying to book flights back home to Holland, after performing their first concert in Tampa last night.The remaining shows, which had sold more than 70,000 tickets, were due to take place in Sunrise, Orlando, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego, Las Vegas, Anaheim and Oakland, but these have all been canceled in a bid to contain the virus.
André’s guest in the USA concert series would have been prodigy Emanne Beasha. She now only joined them in Tampa, the first concert out of 8. The next 7 concerts had been canceled due to the Corona virus.