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Violin Superstar André Rieu returns to the UK and Ireland in 2023!

VIOLIN superstar André Rieu, who made classical music accessible to millions around the world and turned the waltz into an international sensation, has announced new UK/Ireland Arena Dates as part of his World Tour 2023.

It starts in London (OVO Arena Wembley) on 14 April and ends in Glasgow (OVO Hydro) on 27 May 2023, stopping at M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, on Friday, 12 May 2023. Performances are scheduled for:- Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Nottingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

André Rieu's romantic and joyful programs include a mixture of light classics, waltzes, music from film and opera as well as pop songs, performed by his Johann Strauss Orchestra, the biggest private orchestra in the world.

André Rieu said:- "Emotions are the key. Everybody is welcome in my concerts. We open our hearts for the audience and the audience opens their hearts for us. Every night my orchestra and I see people dancing and singing in the aisles, enthusiastic and carefree. Together we spend evenings that we do not forget. When people write me that they need 2 weeks to come down after my concerts, it makes me the happiest man in the world! "

André's YouTube videos have reached far over 1 billion views; almost 9 million fans follow him on Facebook. Among his 40 million sold albums, his 2022 release "Happy Together " has reached top 10 positions in many countries again, including Nr. 6 in the UK Pop charts. André Rieu's tours are regularly outselling the world's top pop and rock stars. His concerts are also a visual treat, from the sight of him and his musicians entering through the crowd and up on to the stage at the beginning of the concert, to the lavish costumes and the vast screen behind the orchestra displaying beautiful imagery tailor-made for each song, guaranteeing a magical evening for the whole family.

In April and May 2022 the Dutch violinist and his 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra performed their biggest UK/Ireland Tour ever, playing for 150.000 people and are now very much looking forward to returning to the UK/Ireland in 2023.

André Rieu is not just for an evening, he is for life!

About M&S Bank Arena Liverpool...

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @MandSBankArena.

M&S Bank Arena Liverpool has a capacity of 11,000 and has hosted a range of high profile events including the MOBO Awards 2010 and 2012, the European MTV awards, BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2008 and 2017, the Davis Cup and Sir Paul McCartney 3 times.

Since opening in January 2008, the arena has hosted around 1,350 performances and has welcomed more than 5.9 million visitors.

M&S Bank Arena offers a variety of products including The Auditorium for intimate performances within the convention centre and Space by M&S Bank Arena for live events within the Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Liverpool electronic signature specialist Videosign announces new instant access platform

DIGITAL security software specialist Videosign has launched a new instant access version of its pioneering electronic signature platform. Videosign is an online meeting service that uses artificial intelligence powered facial recognition software to compare an individual with their passport or driving licence photo to confirm their identity when they sign a contract or legal document online. The latest version offers the chance to sign up online and start using the platform immediately. Chief Executive Steven Tallant said:- "This new release of Videosign opens the platform up to businesses of all sizes. Earlier versions were more suited to larger multi user organisations, but it was always part of our vision to make it available to anyone and everyone. We're delighted that we can now offer customers the chance to subscribe via our website and start using Videosign straight away. We're confident that new subscribers will be amazed by how much more efficient it is to meet and sign contracts with Videosign, with the added bonus of the best security features on the market."

Subscription options range from individual accounts to up to 10 business users. Bespoke packages are available for larger organisations in need of more than 10 user accounts. Videosign offers users the facility to record video and other evidence like IP addresses and timestamps when remotely witnessing signatures of legal documents. Facial recognition software is used to verify the identity of signatories before tamper proof electronic signatures are made, witnessed by everyone in the meeting and backed up with video and metadata evidence. The company, with bases in Liverpool and Glasgow, supports businesses in a wide range of sectors, including:- financial advice and conveyancing. Steven Tallant said:- "We're really excited about this next stage of Videosign's development, which puts the very best security and customer experience in the reach of all businesses."

Popular North West pub chain announces exciting new Bold Street venue opening

AS Bold Street continues to be a hugely popular destination for incoming tourists and locals looking for a different day or evening out, the team behind Pub Invest Group are pleased to announce the opening of Tops Dart Club. Located directly above Cheers Big Ears, which is based in the former premises of the Crafty Chandler, it is a unique addition to the City Centre's leisure, food and drink scene.

Tops Dart Club is situated at 48 to 50 Bold Street, and has its own dedicated space as an interactive games floor, offering a groundbreaking mix of digital darts and high quality cocktails. With individual lanes, it is perfect for everyone from couples looking for some chilled time to larger groups, whether it be for a great day or evening out, or as a team building exercise, for which Tops can be hired for by any business or organisation looking for a brilliant way to boost team morale.

Cheers Big Ears has already established itself as a firm favourite as a lively party venue, featuring high end cocktails and beers, weekend DJ's and a destination to visit for all sports viewing, The food menu will be introduced within the next 2 weeks and will serve up a roster of snacks, mains and light bites, complemented by the wide selection of beers, spirits, wines and cocktails.

Tops Dart Bar is continuing the same levels of service upstairs. From a menu including the Southside Fizz to the Little Mango Daiquiri, it is all about the frozen cocktails and interactive dart boards to equal a very different and entertaining day or night out.

Pub Invest Group is a highly respected, local independent enterprise with over 30 bar and nightlife venues in its growing portfolio, making it 1 of the Region's most successful operators. Each site is tailored to meet the needs of its individual demographic, so that it retains its individuality. From a whole host of household names including:- Soho, Level, Zanzibar and the recently established Blush Rooftop Garden, Tops Dart Club is joining a roster of leisure and night time establishments all known for their welcoming atmosphere and exacting standards.

Head of Marketing Philip Gillespie explains:- "Cheers Big Ears has already brought its one sense of fun and laid back attitude to Bold Street, which retains its own unique eclectic blend of bars, restaurants and retail outlets, which we are really proud to be a part of. Opening Tops Dart Bar directly upstairs from Cheers made perfect sense to us, to make the best use of such a valuable space. We wanted to carry the Cheers Big Ears vibe up there with us, and we know that customers will find it to be a really relaxing space in this busy, beating heart of our City. We hope the combination of daiquiris and darts will make sure fans of an easy day or evening out will return to us again. As a group, we are so glad to see our own venues, and everyone in our industry, back open fully, busy and preparing for a very fruitful summer season ahead."


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