Time Out has the latest news as British star Olly Murs will be live in the UAE on Friday April 28
Time Out Dubai Staff
One of the biggest names in British music is heading to the UAE. On Friday April 28, Olly Murs will be playing live at the du Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, bringing his 2017 Spring Tour headline show to our shores.
The star shot to fame after becoming runner-up on the sixth series of X-Factor back in 2009. Since, he has gone on to sell more than ten million records across the world, release a certified double platinum album and plenty of number one singles like Please Don’t Let Me Go and Heart Skips a Beat.
No stranger to the UAE, Murs performed live at the Dubai Jazz Festival in 2014. And now he’ll be back with a new album under his belt, 24 Hours, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and includes huge hits like You Don’t Know Love and Grow Up.
An exclusive tickets pre-sale for du customers starts tomorrow, Monday February 6 at 12pm, and a FLASH pre-sale starts Tuesday February 7 at 12pm. Both pre-sales end on Wednesday February 8 at 11am. Registration for the FLASH pre-sale is now open – fans can register at www.thinkflash.ae
Tickets for the Olly Murs Spring Tour go on sale to the general public at 12pm on Wednesday February 8, and will be available at www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE. Tickets from Dhs250. April 28. Du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.thinkflash.ae.
20 incredible Olly Murs facts!
1. Olly Murs can do an Australian accent.
2. He's okay at German, too.
3. And he's not bad at Enrique Iglesias either, come to think of it.
4. For seven months in 2011, Olly Murs held the record for the most cups of tea made in one hour, after brewing up 496 times.
5. His index finger and middle fingers are the same length. Check your own hand - they're not supposed to be.
6. He has a twin brother called Ben Murs, but they haven’t spoken since Olly was forced to miss Ben’s wedding because of the X Factor.
7. In 2007, before he was famous, Olly appeared on gameshow Deal Or No Deal. He won just £10.
8. His song of choice for his X Factor audition in 2009 was Stevie Wonder’s Superstition.
9. Olly was mentored by Simon Cowell during his time on The X Factor and eventually finished in second place.
10. Olly’s friendship with Robbie Williams started on the show’s final, when they duetted on Angels.
11. Robbie later chose Olly as his support act on his 2013 Take The Crown stadium tour.
12. Olly has even performed with the Muppets. He sang his single Dance With Me Tonight with them on the X Factor.
13. In 2012, Olly released his autobiography Happy Days. The Fonze sadly wasn’t in it.
14. Olly’s favourite football team is Manchester United. But don’t hold that against him.
15. Before auditioning for the X Factor, Olly worked in a call centre.
16. Olly previously played football for Witham Town, but had to give it up due to an injury.
17. For the Comic Relief charity, he spent five days in North Kenya’s Kaisut desert.
18. He also once won £10,000 for charity, after appearing on celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
19. Before becoming successful, Olly performed in duo Small Town Blaggers.