Owl City Supports ‘Midsummer Station’ with World Tour
Owl City has announced an extensive world tour to support the upcoming release of a new album, The Midsummer Station.
Adam Young, who records under the name Owl City, will kick off the tour with a handful of U.S. dates, starting in Chicago on July 12. He will stay in the U.S. until a Seattle show on July 23, after which he will head to Asia and then Europe for festival appearances that will continue into early August.
After those dates, he will be back for a more extensive North American tour that will begin in Orlando on August 7 and continue through a October 7 date in Detroit. Other cities he will visit during this stretch include New York, Boston, Toronto, Dallas, San Francisco, Vancouver and Salt Lake City. Another stint in Europe, followed by a trips to Asia and Australia will follow.
The Midsummer Station will be released August 21, and is the fourth Owl City full-length. This follows an EP titled Shooting Star, which contained four tracks from the upcoming record. The first single, “Shooting Star,” features vocals by Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus. The album also will feature a duet with Carly Rae Jepsen, of “Call Me Maybe” fame. Their song together, “Good Time,” is currently number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
The new album will be Young’s first album since last year’s All Things Bright and Beautiful. His most successful record to date was his second album, Ocean Eyes, which was his first to be released on a major label. That album included the mega hit “Fireflies,” which has been certified quadruple-platinum.
Young was first discovered when he began recording music in his parents’ basement and posting the results to MySpace. This led to his signing with major label Universal Republic in 2008.