Just in time for Mother's Day, Tickets.com, Inc, MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, and Times Union Center, Albany New York, announce an unprecedented event marking the first time a major ticketing company, venue and artist have worked together to broadcast a live concert, featuring international violinist sensation, Andre Rieu, on May 13th.
Andre Rieu was named the No. 2 Top Classical Artist by Billboard's Best of 2006, and he was also awarded the Top Classical Album for "Tuscany" and "Live in Dublin" plus Top Classical Crossover Album for "At The Movies." Rieu has toured in countries all over the world, including many stops in Japan, is considered an excellent conductor, a talented violinist, and a great showman. Overall, he has sold more than 22 million albums and CDs.
Available live and also for 30 days following the "live" event date, fans of the well known violinist and his orchestra, can enjoy his "Live Mother's Day" performance for $4.99 or become a part of history and see Andre Rieu live at the venue.
With fans across the globe, Andre Rieu makes a great first impression in introducing Internet streaming video capability, catering to several markets all at once. For the Times Union Center and Tickets.com, this is the first of many future events in providing just another way to enjoy live events.
"We're very excited to host and work with Andre Rieu in offering a unique experience to all of his fans," says Bob Belber, Times Union Center's General Manager. "This is an event that not only Albany fans can enjoy, but many others throughout the US and internationally."
"We've been pleased to work with two great organizations, Andre Rieu, USA and Times Union Center," Derek Palmer, Tickets.com Chief Commercial Officer replied. "The desire to provide fans with another option to live entertainment works well with our passion to meet a performer's and fans' needs."
Access to Andre Rieu's live streaming video concert is available through http://www.andrerieulive.com. Fans opting to use this method, although available internationally, should note customer service is available in English only. Tickets to attend the event can be purchased at http://www.timesunioncenter-albany.com or Tickets.com.
About MLB Advanced Media, LP
Established in June 2000 following a unanimous vote by the 30 Major League Baseball club owners to centralize all of Baseball's Internet operations, MLB Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) is the interactive media and internet company of Major League Baseball. MLBAM manages the official league site, http://www.MLB.com, and each of the 30 individual Club sites to create the most comprehensive Major League Baseball resource on the Internet. MLB.com offers fans the most complete baseball information on the web, including up-to-date statistics, game summaries, extensive historical information, and exclusive features about Major League Baseball events and programs, including on-line ticket sales, baseball merchandise, authenticated memorabilia and collectibles, fantasy games, live and archived radio broadcasts of every game, live and archived video webcasts of entire games, pitch-by-pitch enactment of games, and hosted post-game video highlight shows. MLB.com offered more live events on the Internet than any other website in the world. For more information, call 212-485-3444.
Tickets.com, a subsidiary of MLB Advanced Media, LP, the interactive media and Internet Company of Major League Baseball, is a premier event ticketing solutions and services provider for thousands of top worldwide entertainment and sports venues. http://www.tickets.com.
About Times Union Center
The Times Union Center is owned by Albany County and managed by SMG, the world's largest facility management company. It has hosted major concerts such as the Rolling Stones, U2, Billy Joel, Elton John, Metallica, Aerosmith, Cher, Garth Brooks, Celine Dion, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Genesis and many more. The NCAA has hosted Division I basketball in 1995 (1st & 2nd Rounds) and 2003 (Sweet Sixteen Regionals), the NCAA Frozen Four, NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships and many NCAA Regional Hockey Championships. The facility's capacity is 17,500 seats and hosts all of the touring family shows including the Ringling Bros. Circus, Disney on Ice, Stars on Ice, Harlem Globetrotters, the Wiggles and many more. For information or booking information contact Bob Belber at (518) 487-2008 email@example.com.