Olly Murs Signs With Columbia Records and Joins One Direction On Tour This Summer!

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

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.