SPENCE APPROVED SECOND STADIUM CONCERT FOR THE KING OF WALTZ

Sport Minister, Judy Spence, as Minister responsible for Queensland's Stadiums, today announced The King of Waltz, Andr Rieu, will present his "Romantic Vienna Night" extravaganza at Suncorp Stadium for a second night.

Ms Spence said following the incredible public response to the first concert announced late last year, Andr Rieu had agreed to play a second night in Brisbane on Thursday 4 December.

"Andr is ecstatic with the reaction from fans all over Australia and has agreed to the second Brisbane show because he didn't want anyone to miss out on the chance to see this world class event," Ms Spence said.

"Andr is internationally acclaimed for his stellar performances and extravagant shows and I am delighted more Queenslanders will now have a chance to view the spectacle of his show at Suncorp Stadium.

"As with previous concerts, strict noise levels on the night will be enforced and the 10.30pm finishing time will be adhered to."

A spokesperson for Andr Rieu Productions said the Stadium would be transformed into a replica of the Castle of Schonbrunn complete with ballrooms, golden coaches, ice rinks, fountains and hundreds of dancers, musicians and artists.

"Andr Rieu's unique and exuberant style makes his shows one of the most talked about in the world of popular classics," the spokesperson said.

Rieu's popularity in Australia is growing at record proportions and surpassed more than half a million CD and DVD sales last year.

Tickets go on sale for the second Brisbane performance through Ticketek on Wednesday 6 February.

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