Owl City Announces The Midsummer Station World Tour
Owl City has announced a world tour this fall in support of his new full-length studio album, The Midsummer Station – out August 21st on Universal Republic. The tour, which kicks off on September 5th at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom, begins just two weeks after the album release and will hit major cities across the U.S. and Canada before the North American leg concludes on October 7th at The Crofoot in Detroit, MI. Afterwards, Young will take off to France and make his way from Europe to Asia and finally wrap up the 45 date tour in New Zealand on November 3rd.
The announcement of Owl City’s The Midsummer Station World Tour comes on the heels of a massive first week for “Good Time” – the debut single off Young’s forthcoming album that features a duet with “Call Me Maybe” pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen. The song was added by more than 100 radio stations and sold 140,000 copies in the first week earning “Good Time” a #18 debut on the Billboard Hot 100. The track also found fans in the press with raves coming in from Entertainment Weekly who said the single “…goes down easier than a frozen margarita at a beachfront tiki bar,” Billboard chimed in with “…a track that could become a radio staple for the rest of the summer,” and MTV described the single as “…a sparkling, synth-heavy pop jam that was tailor-made to soundtrack all summer activities.”
With “Good Time” already making itself heard as this summer’s feel-good anthem, Owl City has set the stage for The Midsummer Station. If you miss Owl City this month on his SOLD OUT North American promo tour (which also hits select cities in Asia, Europe and the UK), don’t fret as the fall tour tickets will go on sale July 13th at 12pm local time. For the most up to date information on Owl City, check www.owlcitymusic.com, and check out all confirmed dates for Owl City’s The Midsummer Station World Tour below!
Owl City‘s Adam Young and his band are hitting the road starting Sept. 5 in Nashville and continuing with an international leg of shows that will run through late November.
Promoting the upcoming 4th album, The Midsummer Station, the Owl City tour will feature 23 shows at clubs in the U.S. and Canada, ending in Detroit on Oct. 7. Then the worldwide portion begins Oct. 18 with a concert in Paris. The album will hit stores in August. See dates below:
Owl City 2012 North American Tour Dates: 9/5 – Nashville, Tenn. | Cannery 9/6 – Atlanta, Ga. | Center Stage 9/7 – Orlando, Fla. | Beacham Theatre 9/8 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. | Revolution 9/10 – Washington D.C. | 9:30 Club 9/11 – New York, N.Y. | Irving Plaza 9/13 – Boston, Mass. | Paradise 9/14 – Philadelphia, Penn. | Theatre of Living Arts 9/15 – Toronto, Ont., Canada | Phoenix Concert Hall 9/16 – Columbus, Ohio | Newport Music Hall 9/18 – Houston, Texas | House of Blues 9/19 – Dallas, Texas | House of Blues 9/20 – Austin, Texas | La Zona Rosa 9/22 – San Diego, Calif. | House of Blues 9/26 – San Francisco, Calif. | Regency 9/28 – Vancouver, B.C., Canada | Commodore Ballroom 9/29 – Seattle, Wash. | Neptune 10/1 – Salt Lake City, Utah | The Depot 10/2 – Denver, Colo. | Ogden Theatre 10/4 – Minneapolis, Minn. | First Avenue 10/5 – Kansas City, Mo. | Beaumont 10/6 – Chicago, Ill. | Vic Theatre 10/7 – Detroit, Mich. | Crofoot
Owl City 2012 International Tour Dates: 10/18 – Paris, France | Trabendo 10/19 – Zurich, Switzerland | Mascotte 10/21 – Munich, Germany | Hansa 39 10/22 – Frankfurt, Germany | Batschkapp 10/23 – Hamburg, Germany | Knust 10/25 – London, U.K. | Forum 10/26 – Birmingham, U.K. | Library/HMV Institute 10/27 – Dublin, Ireland | Whelans 10/28 – Glasgow, U.K. | Garage 10/30 – Manchester, U.K. | Academy 3 10/31 – Oxford, U.K. | Academy 2 11/2 – Gent, Belgium | Vooruit 11/3 – Amsterdam, Holland | Melkweg 11/7 – Osaka, Japan | Big Cat 11/8 – Tokyo, Japan | Shibuya Ax 11/12 – Taipei, Taiwan | Legacy 11/14 – Jakarta, Indonesia | Tennis Indoor Senayan 11/16 – Auckland, N.Z. | Powerstation 11/18 – Melbourne, Australia | Corner Hotel 11/20 – Sydney, Australia | The Metro
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Always a good time with Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen
American pop-electro artist Owl City and “Call Me Maybe” Internet sensation Carly Rae Jepsen team up to create a unique smash hit as they work together for the teenybopper summer anthem, “Good Time”. The duet is the third single that Owl City has released in less than two months, following “Shooting Star” and “Dementia”, both lifted from his Shooting Star EP. According to Billboard.com, Owl City (Adam Young) worked with pop producers Emily Wright and frequent Rihanna collaborator Stargate for his upcoming album entitled “The Midsummer Station”. He is joined by Jepsen, the voice behind the undeniably catchy “Call Me Maybe,” for the album’s infectious first single, a track that could possibly be the next viral tune on the Worldwide Web.
The promising new single, which was just released to digital retailers last June 26, has already generated positive reviews:
"This is the PERFECT follow up tune to the catchiest song EVER, Call Me Maybe. Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen have meshed their musical talents, delivering a super summer SMASH of a jam in the form of Good Time!""This is the PERFECT follow up tune to the catchiest song EVER, Call Me Maybe…American pop-electro artist Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen have meshed their musical talents, delivering a super summer SMASH of a jam in the form of Good Time!"
"This is the PERFECT follow up tune to the catchiest song EVER, Call Me Maybe…American pop-electro artist Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen have meshed their musical talents, delivering a super summer SMASH of a jam in the form of Good Time!"
~ Perez Hilton
"We never woulda guessed that Carly Rae Jepsen’s first single after her Internet anthem, "Call Me Maybe" would be a duet with Owl City. But get ready, because it’s happening and it’s actually pretty legit. If you recall, Adam Young (aka Owl City) took the world by storm with his song "Fireflies," and his collaboration with Carly is probably about to do the same thing."
"We never would’ve guessed that Carly Rae Jepsen’s first single after her Internet anthem, "Call Me Maybe" would be a duet with Owl City. But get ready, because it’s happening and it’s actually pretty legit. If you recall, Owl City took the world by storm with his song "Fireflies," and his collaboration with Carly is probably about to do the same thing." ~ www.buzzworthy.mtv.com
"With the production-friendly voices of Owl City and Jepsen, the instantly hooky chorus, and the “Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh” refrain, “Good Time” goes down easier than a frozen margarita at a beachfront tiki bar." ~ www.music-mix.ew.com
"Considering that Carly is the It Pop Star of the summer with her infectious #1 single “Call Me Maybe”, we wouldn’t be surprised if “Good Time” was all over the radio for the rest of the season."
"Considering that Carly is the It Pop Star of the summer with her infectious #1 single “Call Me Maybe”, we wouldn’t be surprised if “Good Time” will be all over the radio for the rest of the season." ~ www.idolator.com
That said, it’s just a matter of time until the song becomes the next internet anthem. In the meantime, let’s chill and have a ‘good time’with Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen!
It’s finally starting to feel like Summer’s here. School is out, artists are churning out catchy-as-ever jams, and Call Me Maybe is playing in every facet of the media. However, it looks like Carly Rae Jepsen’s #1 hit has a new challenger. Herself.
Two days ago, Owl City—the one-man project you probably know from 2009’s ubiquitous radio staple Fireflies—released the first single from his upcoming album The Midsummer Station. Adam Young, the 25-year old behind Owl City, called up Carly Rae in an attempt to branch out and try working with other artists only to find out she was a fan of his work as well. The two, along with Relient K singer Matt Thiessen, worked together to pen the track and get it recorded. The verdict seems to be in: Good Time may be 2012’s big summer jam!
The electropop track is full of Young’s penchant for fitting synths into every song, and his love for europop is pretty clear. It’s a simple, fun, bouncy beat that’s not at all complicated and is bound to get stuck in your head once you’ve heard it. Adam and Carly trade off verses and lines in the chorus. “Good morning and goodnight/I wake up at twilight/It’s gonna be alright/We don’t even have to try/It’s always a good time” the duo sing, sounding genuinely thrilled to be wherever they are.
The simplicity of Good Time is bound to be polarizing, however. Owl City, from debut EP Of June to latest release All Things Bright and Beautiful, has been known for overly abstract lyrics. It’s drawn fire from critics for being naïve and meaningless while earning Young a legion of fans for crafting worlds and wondrous images outside of reality, a stark contrast to 99% of music. So while this may very well be a Hot 100 hit, it’s also going to be a hit to all the fans he’s gathered up until now. With the 4-song taste of The Midsummer Stationhis earlier Shooting Star EP gave, he’d better hope they hang on for the ride.
But in the end, what’s it matter? It’s always a good time.
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The new single, which was released to digital retailers on June 26, is poised to debut in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week.
Based on sales forecasts from industry sources, Billboard projects that the song may sell between 95,000 to 125,000 downloads by the end of the week on Sunday, July 1.
The Billboard Hot 100 ranks the most popular songs of the week in the U.S., based on sales, airplay and streaming data. The new Hot 100’s top 10 will be released on Wednesday, July 4.
The early radio profile for “Good Time” likewise looks promising.
KKHH Houston leads all Pop Songs chart panelists with 39 plays in the past seven days (June 21-27), according to Nielsen BDS. Other early top 40 radio believers include WDJQ Canton, Ohio (37 plays in that span), KDWB Minneapolis (31) and WKSE Buffalo, N.Y. (23).
Through the first three days of the current Pop Songs building chart — highlights of the final full-week version of the survey will be revealed Monday (July 2) on Billboard.com — “Good Time” ranks at No. 36 with 446 plays (up 343), setting up a likely debut on the radio-based ranking when it’s finalized.
"Good Time" follows Jepsen’s smash single "Call Me Maybe," which rules the Hot 100 for a second week. It is also the year’s third-biggest selling song, having sold 3.8 million downloads in 2012, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Gotye’s "Somebody That I Used to Know" is tops (5.3 million) while fun.’s "We Are Young" is in second place (5 million).
"Good Time" is the third single that Owl City has released in less than two months, following "Shooting Star" and "Dementia." The latter two tracks were sent to top 40 and alternative radio formats, respectively, in mid-May. They were lifted from his "Shooting Star" digital EP.
However, Owl City’s record label, Universal Republic, recently switched gears from promoting those two tracks to focus on “Good Time.” Further, Universal Republic has teamed with Interscope Records, Jepsen’s label, to work the track to radio. “Good Time,” along with “Shooting Star” and “Dementia” will all be included on Owl City’s upcoming album “The Midsummer Station,” due out on Aug. 21.
Interscope’s involvement with “Good Time” could lead one to think that the song will also appear on Jepsen’s upcoming set, due in September. A track list for the still-in-the-works album has not been announced.
"Good Time" will mark the return of Owl City to the Hot 100 for the first time since "Vanilla Twilight" spent five weeks on the list in late 2009 and early 2010. Owl City previously notched a No. 1 hit with "Fireflies," which reigned for two weeks in November 2009.
Remember this post? We got a few tweet backs from some of the radio stations around the world, and Adam Young himself. While “Shooting Star” didn’t get to number 1, our effort was not lost. To those who did end up tweeting and voting, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen have collaborated and released their latest single “Good Time”. It’s an awesome new track that needs deserves to be #1 on the music charts around the world!
If we all teamed up together and requested Owl City’s songs to every radio station all over the world, we’ll be helping Owl City get the recognition he deserves. If ten hoot owls voted ten times each, that’s 100 votes all up! Imagine how many votes that would be with MORE of us to MORE radio stations!
Heres what you have to do:
Go to ALL the voting sites below and vote “Good Time” at least 10 times as much as you can everyday! (Artist: Owl City, Song: Good Time)
Tweet as much as you can about@OwlCity and his new EP. All you have to do is click ALL the links below, sign in, then press “send tweet”. Simple!
Make #goodtime a Twitter trending topic around the world! Tweet as much as you can! Don’t forget to mention @OwlCity and @OwlCityAus
Tell all your friends! Remind everyone all day err day!
Owl City Calls Carly Rae Jepsen Collaboration 'Dream Come True'
A day after releasing “Good Time”,Owl City a.k.a Adam Young took some time to share how he gotCarly Rae Jepsen as his duet-partner in the song. Having nothing but good words for the “Call Me Maybe” hitmaker, Young called their collaboration “a dream come true.”
In a phone interview with MTV on Thursday, June 21, Young explained how he first came out with the idea to write “Good Time”. He dished, “I feel like every artist is inherently granted one shot to sing about having a good time in his or her life, and six months ago, I realized I hadn’t cashed in my chips yet.”
"So I thought, ‘I’m gonna sit down and I’m gonna give this a shot… and get my friend Carly to sing on it’," he said of the song which tells about listening to Prince and partying until morning. “The final product rarely exceeds your expectations, and this thing just kind of happened.”
On how he approached Jepsen to work with him, the 25-year-old musician explained that his people called the Justin Bieber protege’s camp and “it was this whole worlds-collide thing, and it was kind of dream come true.” He enthused, “I can’t believe it happened.”
Young, who branded the collaboration “a happy accident,” went on sharing, “[It was] so kind to lend her talent to this song, so yeah, it worked out… I feel like it’s one of those songs, it kind of always needed to be a duet. That was the initial idea from step one.”
"Good Time" was written by Owl City back in the winter of 2011. The Minnesota native wanted to create a tune that "anybody from any walk of life can sing." After releasing the song, Owl City and Jepsen are set to shoot its music video in New York though Young actually wants to film it in Hawaii.
"It would have to take place in Hawaii, ‘cause it’s such a summer song," he said. "So there’s probably $1 million in flights right there. But probably somewhere very dreamy and summery and somewhere you can feel like you can take a look around you, and you’re already having a good time."
Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Good Time”, which was released on Young’s SoundCloud account on June 20, has received generally positive reviews from observers. Billboard wrote, “It only makes sense that he’s joined by Jepsen…[on] a track that could become a radio staple for the rest of the summer,” while Entertainment Weekly stated, ” ‘Good Time’ goes down easier than a frozen margarita at a beachfront tiki bar.”