March 12, 2020.
Photo: Marcel van Hoorn.
The USA tour has been
canceled after one concert
“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
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.
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
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.