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NEW YORK, U.S.A. – 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|
|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|
Image Courtesy of http://www.ollymurs.com