André Rieu plays at Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. (Getty Images)

Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu has taken his Johann Strauss Orchestra to 15,000 or More Capacity venues and proven that classical music is as big a draw as pop and rock. This week, 70-year-old Rieu claimed the No. 1 spot on that chart with six shows at Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, with a gross of $5,892,655. He and his orchestra played to 75,915 music fans, with a ticket range of  $44.62-$133.87. The shows wer...


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