Following the unprecedented success of his debut Australian concert tour in November / December 2008 and his DVD “André Rieu Live in Australia”, which became the fastest selling music DVD in Australian history (and is still No. 1 on the ARIA Motorola DVD charts), André Rieu has created a song to raise money for Australians affected by recent disasters.
Moved by the terrible events that have overtaken Australia in the last two weeks, Andre felt compelled to assist in the best way he knew how, through his music. The single ‘Yours Forever’, an inspiring and calming instrumental piece, written and performed by André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, will go on sale Wednesday February 18, with all proceeds going to The Red Cross Disaster Appeal.
André’s sincere message is simple; “I have watched with great sadness in my heart the natural disasters that have engulfed your country, and my thoughts are with each of you”.
“I have always considered Australia to be my second home and I’d like to help in the best way that I can, through music. I believe music has a power to heal like nothing else and I’d like nothing more than to ease the sorrow of the wonderful people in this beautiful land”.
“In the hope it will provide some comfort and relief, I give to you all my song ‘Yours Forever’. May it bring you hope and may it strengthen your spirit.”
The CD single ‘Yours Forever’ will be available from participating music outlets from February 18. All proceeds from sales of the single will go to the Red Cross to assist the victims of the 2009 bushfires.