Olly Murs' final stop of his United States tour landed him inside the House of Blues, on Jan. 29. Chris Wallace was the opening act.
John Allen and Darren Ellison are the backup vocalists, Donavan Hepburn is the drummer, Rupert Fenn is the guitarist and Ben Lyonsmyth is the bassist whom accompanied Murs.
Before Murs walked on stage, those in attendance chanted his name. Cheers echoed through the venue, as his band walked on stage. He was introduced by Allen and greeted the crowd. He started his set with “Dance With Me Tonight”.
After “Heart On My Sleeve”, Murs mentioned how impressed he was with the audience because they knew the words to every song he had sung prior. He noticed a birthday sign in the crowd and wished the audience member a happy birthday. Then, he joked how cold the weather in Los Angeles had been and followed with a performance of “Busy”.
Murs sang the first portion of the chorus of Nelly’s “Hot in Herre”, before “What a Buzz”. Members of the audience helped him finish the rest. Afterwards, he said his debut album in the United States would be available on Apr. 16. He went onto say he wouldn’t be surprised if everyone had the whole album because it might have been leaked on the Internet.
Shortly after “Oh My Goodness”, Murs wanted to see how well the audience knew him. He asked which show he hosted in the United Kingdom and what song he sang for his audition of their version of “The X Factor”. After a series of questions being answered correctly, he sang the Stevie Wonder medley which got him on the show. He began with “Superstition”, followed with “Sir Duke” and finished with “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”.
Soon after “Troublemaker” came to an end, Murs mocked his encore. He said he wasn’t going to follow through with the routine because he knew the response he would receive. Instead he remained on stage and finished his set with “Heart Skips A Beat”. He reminded the audience of the release date of his album and thanked them for providing the energy, which kept him going. As he parted the stage, the spectators continued to chant his name.
“Thinking of Me”, “I’ve Tried Everything”, “I’m OK”, “Please Don’t Let Me Go”, “Dear Darlin’”, “Oh My Goodness” and “I Need You Now” were also part of Murs’ set.