Indie-synth-pop sensation Owl City will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for a tour of dates this November. Following the success of his East Coast tour in 2011, which saw him visit on the highly successful All Things Bright and Beautiful, he’ll be returning again to play shows starting in Auckland on the 16th, and then heading to Melbourne (for two shows) and finishing in Sydney.
Back in May of this year, details of Owl City’s new full-length album, The Midsummer Station, was announced for an August release. When it came time to record Adam Young’s third album as Owl City, the Minnesota native set himself the following challenge: “Over the past several years I’d become fascinated with trying to capture magic in a jar through simple, concise pop songs,” he says. “I saw it as a great challenge to try to come up with catchy, unique, and memorable songs because it was a new method of songwriting I’d never approached before. I believe artists should never look back or repeat themselves and this was a new frontier for me.”
Owl City took a bold step forward on the new album by choosing to work with co-writers and outside producers for the first time, enlisting the help of Matt Thiessen (Relient K), Stargate (Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa) and Robopop (Maroon 5), and the team of Josh Crosby, Nate Campany, and Emily Wright (Dr. Luke’s engineer).
In addition, Young is joined by two very exciting guests on the new album. Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus will join him on the song Dementia, which documents some of the more psychotic thoughts and feelings Young dealt with in the wake of his debut album Ocean Eyes. The album’s first single, it will also feature pop star of the moment Carly Rae Jepsen.
Tickets for all shows go on sale Monday, 16th June, 9am (local time)
Owl City Australian Tour Dates November 2012
Friday 16th November – Powerstation, Auckland
Licensed All Ages
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz 09 970 9700
Sunday 18th November – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
2 Shows : Under 18s afternoon / 18+ evening
Tickets: http://www.cornerhotel.com 03 9427 9198
The Corner Box Office 57 Swan St, Richmond
Tuesday 20th November – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Licensed All Ages
Tickets: http://www.ticketek.com.au 132 849