UK Pop Sensation Olly Murs Signs With Columbia Records
NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records is proud to announce the signing of UK pop sensation Olly Murs. The X Factor UK singer will release his debut single “Heart Skips A Beat” on May 22,( )2012 (listen to the track below). Olly will make his US performance debut as the special guest on One Direction’s sold out 2012 US Summer Tour (see below for full dates).
Olly Murs’ rise to fame began after he auditioned for Britain’s top singing competition show The X Factor in 2009 where he performed “Superstition” in his first audition. Simon Cowell said it inspired “the easiest yes I’ve ever given.” In a short amount of time Murs has achieved international success including two double platinum albums & three #1 singles in the UK. The British Superstar to date has sold over 4 million records internationally.
“I can’t wait to come over to the US to tour with the One Direction boys and release my first single there!” said Olly Murs. “‘Heart Skips A Beat’ is a favorite of mine and my fans, and I hope you guys will love it too.”
“Heart Skips A Beat” the debut single featuring hip hop duo Chiddy Bang will be available digitally on May 22. Listen to the single here: http://soundcloud.com/ollymurs/heart-skips-a-beat-feat-chiddy.
Olly Murs’ US debut album will be released FALL 2012.
One Direction Tour Dates Date City Venue 1-Jun Detroit, MI Fox Theatre 2-Jun Chicago, IL Allstate Arena 8-Jun San Diego, CA Viejas Arena 9- Jun Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood 10-Jun Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre 13-Jun San Jose, CA Events Center 14-Jun Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre 16-Jun Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre 17-Jun Anaheim, CA The Theatre At Honda Center 23-Jun Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 24-Jun Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 26-Jun Atlanta, GA The Arena At Gwinett Center 27-Jun Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena 29-Jun Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre 30-Jun Orlando, FL Amway Center 1-Jul Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
SOURCE Columbia Records