UK Pop Sensation Olly Murs Signs With Columbia Records

X Factor UK Singer's Debut Single "Heart Skips A Beat" Available May 22

Tour With One Direction Set For May/June 2012

PR Newswire
NEW YORK
May 7, 2012

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).

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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

For more info visit
http://www.ollymurs.com
http://www.columbiarecords.com/

SOURCE Columbia Records

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SOURCE: Columbia Records

UK Pop Sensation Olly Murs Signs With Columbia Records X Factor UK Singer's Debut Single "Heart Skips A Beat" Available May 22 Tour With One Direction Set For May/June 2012

PR Newswire

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).

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120507/NY02400 )

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

For more info visit
http://www.ollymurs.com
http://www.columbiarecords.com/

SOURCE Columbia Records

CONTACT: Mike Navarra, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-7545, Mike.Navarra@sonymusic.com; Jennifer Mozenter, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-4024, Jennifer.Mozenter@sonymusic.com


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