Olly Murs banned from Manchester events
Olly Murs has been banned from performing at any official events in Manchester.
The 'Dear Darlin' hitmaker pulled out of the city's Olympic and Paralympic parade show on Monday (17.10.16) after organisers attempted to alter his set at the last minute, but his decision to axe his gig hasn't gone down well with councillor Pat Karney and he's now told him he's not allowed to play any future shows in the borough in northwest England.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Olly said: "This guy that has been talking about it on the radio, he is a Manchester councillor. This guy is the only person who has come out and said anything. The organisers haven't said anything. He is making a name for himself. If you want to come and speak to me, mate, then let's have a chat about it. I would never mouth off about someone unless I know the facts. And he doesn't know the facts. He is entitled to his opinion but he should find out the details first."
The 32-year-old hunk came under fire for cancelling his performing at the parade show and, instead, going to Manchester United's match against Liverpool but he insists it wasn't his decision to walk away and his management encouraged him to pull out.
He explained: "People were saying I went to the Liverpool game and couldn't be bothered to go to the gig. That's where I drew the line. I was like, 'Hang on a minute, that is really starting to p*** me off now'. I was going to the gig and I actually said, 'Obviously, if the Olympics runs over, we can't go to the football'.But on the day my management and my team were having issues behind the scenes with different things. It just wasn't organised. I never pull out of gigs. Ever. It's not my style. But I trust my management. So when they ring me up saying, 'Olly, we are pulling you from this gig. We don't want you to do it. It's all a bit of a shambles', I just said, 'Well if that's your decision then I trust you.' "