‘André Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert’ With Exclusive Interview Comes to Select U.S. Cinemas for One Night This October
Fathom Events, CinemaLive, André Rieu Productions and Universal Music Bring ‘The King of Waltz’ André Rieu’s Legendary Hometown Performance to the Big Screen on October 20 Only
DENVER – September 21, 2015 – Experience a magnificent musical performance when “André Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert” comes to select cinemas nationwide for one night on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. (local time). Recorded live in the breathtaking setting of Rieu’s medieval hometown in Maastricht, The Netherlands, the concert has already broken box office records in the UK, The Netherlands, Denmark and Australia, and stars the Dutch maestro, along with his famous 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and some very special guests entertaining the audience with stunning performances, spectacular fireworks and sublime music. The theatrical event boasts extra features curated specifically for cinema audiences including an exclusive interview with André moments after he steps off stage.
Tickets for “André Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 210 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The concert features many notable guest artists and soloists, including Australian soprano Mirusia Louwerse, whom André calls the “Angel of Australia,” and The Platin Tenors. Some of the many highlights of André Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert in cinemas include Mirusia’s deeply emotional rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again”; the stirring “This Land is Mine” from Exodus and André’s signature waltz “The Blue Danube” and many more.
Rieu said, “I am so delighted that my hometown concert will be coming to cinemas! It’s going to be an incredible evening – and I can promise you it will be a musical night to remember. If you can’t join us in Maastricht, we will come to you, in your local cinema.”
“We are thrilled to bring this extraordinary concert event to U.S. cinemas all the way from The Netherlands,” said John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events. “André Rieu captivated the audience during his historic hometown show in Maastricht, and now we can offer the same sensational concert to U.S. audiences.”
CinemaLive CEO & Co-director Peter Skillman said, “We are very excited to be working with Fathom Events to bring André Rieu’s record breaking 2015 Maastricht concert to cinema audiences in the U.S. as André’s worldwide cinema audience continues to grow year on year.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About André Rieu
Known for his energetic and festive live performances and with album and DVD sales of more than 40 million worldwide, André is the world’s leading pop classical artist and consistently appears on the worldwide list of highest-grossing touring artists. Since his Johann Strauss Orchestra, with up to 60 musicians, began in 1987, his spectacular live shows have gained him hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world. In 2014, 700,000 people saw his live shows – with an audience of over 100,000 in the UK alone!
About Universal Music Enterprises
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for UMG. Working in concert with all of the company’s record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, a greater emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives and opportunities in new technologies.
CinemaLive is one of the world’s leading Event Cinema producers and distributors, providing the entertainment industry with direct live access (or filmed content) to cinema locations on an international basis. CinemaLive distributes theatrically to over 70 countries covering a range of Event Cinema including music concerts, opera, theatre, musicals and comedy. With offices in London and Sydney, the CinemaLive subsidiary has quickly become one of the fastest growing companies in its field since establishing in late 2008.