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Following the success of his East Coast tour in 2011 off the back of the 5 x Platinum & ARIA #1 single Fireflies, Chugg Entertainment are thrilled to confirm that indie-synth-pop sensation, Owl City, is returning to New Zealand and Australia for a series of headline shows this November. The highly anticipated The Midsummer Station World Tour will be kicking off around North America and Europe in September, before finishing up with a string of shows in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney this November.
The Australasian dates for singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Young, will start in New Zealand on Friday 16th November at Auckland’s Powerstation (licensed all ages), followed up by two Melbourne shows on Sunday 18th November at The Corner Hotel; one Under 18s show in the afternoon and an 18+ show in the evening, finishing up in Sydney on Tuesday 20th November at the Metro Theatre (licensed all ages).
Back in May of this year, details of Owl City’s new full-length album, The Midsummer Station (available to pre-order now on iTunes), were announced for an August release. When it came time to record The Midsummer Station, 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.”
Good Time debuted this week on ARIA charts at #15, hit #1 on iTunes and the RIANZ charts in New Zealand, and is also a Top 5 US iTunes hit. When asked about working with Jepsen, Young said “I love Carly’s song Call Me Maybe. I remember hearing it for the first time and immediately became a huge fan of hers – it is absolutely contagious. A bit later, I actually found out that she had known of my music for a while and even went to a couple of shows of mine in Vancouver so I definitely knew I wanted to collaborate with her. And Jepsen had this to say about working with Young: “This song is pure, sweet summer. Big thanks to Adam for letting me sing on it. I hope it makes people smile. Abandon all plans and take an impromptu road trip!”
Young has come a long way since his days posting his musical experiments on MySpace and YouTube, launching both an online savvy and radio-friendly career that the New York Times called “a textbook illustration of how the music business needs new and old forms of media to make an artist a star.” Before becoming an Internet sensation, Young, the only child of a mechanic and a schoolteacher, attended community college and worked dead-end jobs, including one in a warehouse loading Coca-Cola trucks. He began creating melodies and beats on his laptop as a way to combat insomnia and eventually self-released an EP, 2007’s Of June and an album, 2008’s Maybe I’m Dreaming, both of which reached the Top 20 on Billboard’s Electronic Albums chart.
Come experience Owl City’s catchy tunes and experimental beats this November.
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