Review: Olly Murs - Wembley Arena, London


Saturday 11th February 2012: Olly Murs brought his latest tour to a packed out Wembley Arena, and the audience went absolutely crazy for him.

Coming up through the top of the stage amongst pyrotechnics and dazzling lights, Olly instantly had the audience on their feet, dancing and screaming his name. His eight piece band sounded great, not too over powering, Olly's vocals coming out on top at all times, a very good sound mix. The three piece brass section were in fine form, sounding tight throughout.

Olly did a selection of numbers from both his old and new album. The crowd were loving Thinking Of Me, and things slowed down a little for This Song Is About You. He left the stage at the end of this song, and video was played of him being backstage in his dressing room, whoops of delight from the audience of footage of him in the shower!

At the end of this video, Olly emerged in amongst the Wembley crowd and everyone made even more noise, again more dancing to be had to the funky ska hit I'm OK.

Then things slowed again for And I Love You Too, with his two guitarists and backing singers sitting on the centre steps. More upbeat ahead, with a cover version of Madness' It Must Be Love, with video in the background of various people who had sent in their pictures of them making love heart shapes with their hands. The crowd once again going mad when Olly breaks into a crazy Suggs dance (kids - if you don't know who Suggs is, ask somebody older).

A huge bridge/walkway drops down from the roof of the arena for Olly to walk to the centre of the venue above everyones head. Miss Piggy and The Muppets make an appearance on screen for Dance With Me Tonight. He then sings his new single Oh My Goodness, followed by the last track off his new album, I Need You Now.

Olly then went back through the audience onto stage singing a medley of James Brown numbers, Sex Machine, Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Get Up Off Of That Thing and I Feel Good.
Finishing the set with Please Don't Let Me Go and a huge amount of pyrotechnics with golden streamers, we were in for one last song for an encore, the incredibly huge hit Heart Skips A Beat, this time with gold confetti all over the audience.

A thoroughly entertaining evening from a very good showman. It looked good, sounded good, and it is well worth catching Olly on his current tour for a great night out.

Tour Dates

Sun 12th - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Mon 13th - Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Wed 15th - Bournemouth BIC
Thurs 16th - Bournemouth BIC
Sat 18th - Manchester MEN Arena
Sun 19th - Liverpool Echo Arena
Wed 22nd - Aberdeen ECC
Fri 24th - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sat 25th - Glasgow SECC
Sun 26th - Aberdeen ECC
Tue 28th - Belfast Odyssey
Wed 29th - Dublin O2

Sat 24th - London O2 Arena