Interview: Olly Murs is coming to Gloucester
By Matt Hall
With just a week to go until Olly arrives in the city, he can't wait for his first chance to experience the magic of Kingsholm.
We caught up with the star before he takes to the stage for the first concert at the stadium since 2017.
His appearance at the home of the Cherry and Whites marks the last date of his arena tour.
When asked whether he had any prior experience of Gloucestershire at all, he responded: "No, I think it's the first time I've ever been down to that part of the country so I'm really excited to see the area and see what it's like and the scenery!"
Quizzed about what can fans expect from the show, he replied: "Well it's going to be a fun night, because it's the only stadium I'm doing this summer."
"I've done quite a few last year, but because of my work commitments I can only fit this in."
"It's a massive stadium and we're just almost sold out, which is amazing. So, to do a live outside stadium gig for my tour is just going to be unbelievable.
"So, I just can't wait to get there and do the show."
Olly went on to talk about how he goes about choosing his setlist each gig.
He added: "It's a bit difficult. I'm happy to look at the set alone and just go through things to see roughly what we can do, we have the new album, I've obviously got all the old songs from the last six albums so it's going to be great."
"That's the great thing about touring and the great thing about doing this is that anyone who's a fan of my music or maybe isn't always buying my music but likes me; the show is for them.
"It's a fun show. It's going to be a great time for me."
When asked what his favourite tunes are - the ones that get the best reactions from the crowds, he said: "I mean, 'Dance with Me Tonight' is always a crowd pleaser.
"I think it's just something that people instantly recognise with me. Of course, Troublemaker as well, Heart Skips a Beat, Dear Darlin and Wrapped Up.
"It's really hard to pick one, because all the songs have been big parts of my career. So, when you perform live - Dance With Me Tonight is probably the one when I sing it live it just gets a huge reaction.
"It's like 'wow this is something you don't experience all the time'. It's great."
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