On July 20th, Owl City will make his national network television debut when he performs live on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ in Hollywood. Adam Young will be performing his new single ‘Deer in the Headlights’, off of his new album ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’, as well as his mega-hit ‘Fireflies’, from his debut album ‘Ocean Eyes’. Fans can watch the performance at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ for free as this will be part of their outdoor mini-concert series. Get an RSVP at 1iota.com.
Owl City kicked off a headlining tour of the US on Monday night at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The tour kicked-off on the eve of the release of his new full-length studio album ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’. The new album is the follow up to his platinum selling debut ‘Ocean Eyes’.
Confirmed Tour Dates for Owl City:
June 13 – Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
June 14 – Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
June 16 – House of Blues Orlando, FL
June 17 – Fillmore Charlotte. NC
June 18 – Pier Six Baltimore, MD
June 20 – Olympia Montreal, QC
June 21 – Kool Haus Toronto, QC
June 23 – Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
June 25 – The Mann Philadelphia, PA
June 26 – House of Blues Boston, MA
June 28 – Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN
June 29 – Fillmore Detroit, MI
June 30 – Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
July 1 – LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
July 2 – Creation East Mount Union, PA
July 11 – Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO
July 12 – Fillmore Denver, CO
July 13 – MacKay Event Center Salt Lake City, UT
July 15 – Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
July 16 – The Center Vancouver, BC
July 17 – Roseland Ballroom Portland, OR
July 19 – Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
July 21 – Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
July 23 – Fox Theatre Pomona, CA
July 25 – Verizon Theatre Houston, TX
July 26 – Verizon Theatre Dallas, TX
July 27 – ACL Live Austin, TX
July 29 – Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
July 30 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium Minneapolis, MN
Owl City has released the new galactic mission themed music video for ‘Alligator Sky’, off Adam Young’s latest album ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’, out June 14th on Universal Republic. ‘Alligator Sky’ features Los Angeles rapper Shawn Chrystopher.
“‘Alligator’ and ‘sky’ are two words that don’t really go together, but conjure up an image, which fits the idea of the song,” Adam Young explained. “It’s about how there are so many weird things coming at you every day. Why not just meet them head on and take charge even though you have no say over what’s going to happen? You and those around you are what matter most.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Owl City’s Adam Young did an ‘Ask:Reply’ Q&A with Vevo, fielding questions from the site’s visitors about what inspired him to become a singer, what he likes to eat before performing, hip hop artists he looks up to, valuable life lessons he’s learned, how he thinks up his songs, and more. “I never really inspired to be a singer until being a singer was sort of thrust upon me,” Adam said in response to the first question. “I started programming and sequencing music in the box, in the computer, and need a vocalist at some point and nobody was around, so I thought I could give it a shot myself to save the hassle of finding somebody and suddenly they’re saying you need to go on tour and you need to play shows. So I’m thinking I’ve gotta learn how to sing because I don’t really know. I never sang before my parents or any of my friends or at church or anything, so it was really a zero to sixty thing but now that I’m a singer by trade it’s been a lot easier to own.” Watch the comments below.
AOL Music spoke with Owl City’s Adam Young in a Q&A, talking about whether he got a response to his musical Valentine he dedicated to Taylor Swift, which was a response to Swift’s song ‘Enchanted’. “I’m definitely a shy guy. So that was the one moment where I could get up the nerve and get the courage to talk to her,” Young said. “But she never actually did respond. I was never really expecting to hear a response per se, but it was a fun thing to do. I think she’s such a sweet girl. And when I heard the original version of [‘Enchanted’], I added up the letters and it spelled my name and I was freaking out. So it was the one place where I figure I should respond and make it very respectful and make it for Valentine’s Day.” The story at music.aol.com has since been removed.
Owl City is out with the music video to his new single ‘To The Sky’, featuring film footage from the animated movie ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole’. Watch it via YouTube below.
Billboard spoke with Adam Young about the release of his new album as Sky Sailing called ‘An Airplane Carried Me to Bed’, which the artist determined wasn’t the right fit to be released under the pseudonym most recognize him with – Owl City. “It was clear early on that it needed to be separate from Owl City,” Young explained. “Overall, this piece is disconnected enough to be its own thing.”
His manager Steve Bursky agrees. “If one artist puts out five different CDs with five totally different sounds under one name, it would be utterly confusing to people,” Bursky says. “We want to open people’s eyes to Adam as an artist instead of Adam as Owl City.” Read more.
Before rocketing to success with Owl City and ‘Fireflies’, Adam Young had a project called Sky Sailing. The Owatonna, Minnesota artist is set to release the first album as Sky Sailing, ‘An Airplane Carried Me To Bed’, via iTunes on July 13th.
“Three and a half years ago, I recorded a collection of songs in my parent’s basement during the bleary-eyed hours of night when sleep and I could not bring ourselves to meet,” Young writes. “I was a metalworker, working 6 AM to 4 PM at a warehouse in my little southern Minnesota town. I was writing, creating, thinking, imagining and breathing music with every second I had to spare.”
Preorder before the release and fans will get a free download of ‘Brielle’ immediately and a free bonus track when the album is digitally released. Watch an album preview below.
During the Owl City concert in San Diego at Soma on Thursday (April 8), Chelsea King was honored with her parents coming on stage during his performance. The singer told his MySpace friends the next day, “Last night was one of the most moving moments of the first two years of Owl City. I will never forget the feeling as we stood by Brent and Kelly King, in memoriam of their daughter Chelsea. As we all stood on stage, in tears, to an audience of friends and family, I realized that music has the power to make change – and to move people to do good. Owl City stands by Brent and Kelly in their effort to spread Chelsea’s Light across the globe.”
The body of 17-year-old Chelsea was found five days after she vanished on February 25th on a run in a San Diego park. Convicted sex offender John Albert Gardner III has been charged with her murder. Help Owl City reach his goal to help Chelsea’s Light gain 100,000 “Changemakers” by this coming Monday morning by becoming a fan at facebook.com/chelseaslight.
Watch the touching moment via YouTube below.
Owl City (Adam Young) is out with the music video to his new single ‘Vanilla Twilight’, the second release from the Owatonna, Minnesota synthpop artist’s second full-length album ‘Ocean Eyes’, out now on Universal Republic. The Steve Hoover directed clip was filmed on location in Pittsburgh and features a cameo from Shaquille O’Neal. Watch it via YouTube below.