This week Olly Murs kicked off his fifth headlining UK tour in Glasgow, before heading to the North East to play two sold out nights at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.
Its been almost two years since Olly last played in the North East and the fans came out in they thousands for the return of their favourite Essex boy. Both nights the audience consisted of mainly women (of all ages) with a lot of children and a scattering of token boyfriends and husbands too.
Olly made his entrance onto the stage sending the crowd wild as he burst into song with his hit single You Don't Know Love. 
Olly had a huge stage and set, some would worry this was too much for a solo act to cover, but Olly made the most of all areas as he sang, danced, shook his bum and thrusted his hips, much to the delight of all of the ladies in the audience. 
If you've seen Olly live before, you'll know he is a true showman, and he really doesn't disappoint.

Other recent fan favourites followed with Wrapped Up, Grow Up and Up, plus album tracks Unpredictable and the beautiful Flaws which really showed another side to Olly's personality and vocal range. 
Then there were a few mash ups where Olly remixed his songs with Tina Turner's What's Love Got To Do With It and Hailee Steinfeld's Starving. 
Between songs there was plenty of banter, with Olly constantly joking and flirting with the crowd, at one point he even did shots with his tour manager to celebrate his birthday - only in Newcastle!
With his live vocals, live band and amazing backing singers who he refers to as the BV's, the show was constantly electric and the crowd never stopped dancing, screaming and singing along (yes, even the men!) Olly proved that he really has the swagger, the charisma and the charm that we all know and love him for, plus the stamina to really go for it from start to end.
During the medley section of the show, Olly urged fans to put away their phones and go crazy while he sang That's The Way I Like It, Never Too Much, She's Got The Vibe and Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling. Although some die hard fans did keep out their cameras and phones, the majority did as they were told and this had to be the highlight of the show... I'm sure if the roof could have lifted of, it would have at this point!
Classic Olly tracks including Heart Skips A Beat, Dear Darlin', Dance With Me Tonight and Troublemaker weren't forgotten and the show was brought to an end with my personal favourite Kiss Me and Olly's most recent single Years & Years. 

The hour and a half set was truly a show not to be missed, and really showcased how talented Mr Murs is. If you have tickets for any of the upcoming shows, you're in for a treat... Prepare to sing your heart out, dance all night long and if you find Olly as attractive as I do, you'll be getting a little hot and bothered at the same time!

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