Owl City is the stage name of Adam Young.... and his certified "Gold" album is called Ocean Eyes.
I've seen Owl City easily sell out larger capacity venues, so it was no surprise me that Owl City sold out the Varsity Theater this Friday, July 13th. If you don't have a ticket to Owl City, your other alternative is buy tickets for Owl City's return to Minneapolis (First Avenue) show on October 4 (tickets goes on sale July 13th at noon).
So what's new with Owl City? He's just announced a world tour this fall in support of his new studio album, The Midsummer Station (to be released on August 21st on Universal Republic). The tour officially starts this September 5th, but fans who are seeing him in July will probably be previewed to his new songs (including "Good Time", the pre-album single).
If you really love Owl City, I do suggest buying your tickets early as his shows has a tendency to sell out. Be on the lookout for The Midsummer Station in August.
07.10.12 Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY
07.12.12 Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL
07.13.12 Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
07.15.12 Bluebird Theatre in Denver, CO
07.18.12 Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
07.20.12 Power Balance in Sacramento, CA
07.21.12 Slims in San Francisco, CA
07.23.12 Triple Door in Seattle, WA
09.05.12 Nashville, TN @ Cannery
09.06.12 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
09.07.12 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
09.08.12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
09.10.12 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
09.11.12 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09.13.12 Boston, MA @ Paradise
09.14.12 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
09.15.12 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall
09.16.12 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09.18.12 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
09.19.12 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
09.20.12 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
09.22.12 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
09.26.12 San Francisco, CA @ Regency
09.28.12 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09.29.12 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10.01.12 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10.02.12 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10.04.12 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10.05.12 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont
10.06.12 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10.07.12 Detroit, MI @ Crofoot
10.18.12 Paris, France @ Trabendo
10.19.12 Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte
10.21.12 Munich, Germany @ Hansa 39
10.22.12 Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
10.23.12 Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
10.25.12 London, UK @ Forum
10.26.12 Birmingham, UK @ Library/HMV Institute
10.27.12 Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
10.28.12 Glasgow, UK @ Garage
10.30.12 Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
10.31.12 Oxford, UK @ Academy 2
11.02.12 Gent, Belgium @ Vooruit
11.03.12 Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg
11.07.12 Osaka, Japan @ Big Cat
11.08.12 Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya Ax
11.12.12 Taipei, Taiwan @ Legacy
11.14.12 Jakarta, Indonesia @ Tennis Indoor
11.16.12 Auckland, NZ @ Powerstation
11.18.12 Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel
11.20.12 Sydney, Australia @ The Metro
We've written about Andrew Bird, a few times.
Anyway, critics are raving about Andrew Bird's latest release, Break It Yourself. NPR called it "something beautiful", TIME called "delightful pop songs", and Newsweek puts it best with "perfect for the sensitive souls".
He's been on somewhat of a media blitz, appearing on "The Colbert Report", "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon", "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and NPR's "Weekend Edition".
If you haven't picked up Break It Yourself, you can hear him playing those new songs on his tour. He's recently added some new dates, including Austin City Limits Festival.
07/08/12 Fifth Third Bank Ballpark Geneva, IL*
07/10/12 North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, NC†
07/11/12 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond, VA†
07/13/12 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA‡
07/14/12 Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY
07/15/12 Frederik Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids, MI
07/16/12 Artpark Lewiston, NY
07/18/12 Theatre De Verdure Montreal, QC
07/19/12 Echo Beach Toronto, ON
07/20/12 Higher Ground Shelburne, VT
07/21/12 Hope Artiste Village Courtyard Pawtucket, RI
07/27/12 Soundtown Festival Somerset, WI
08/10/12 Outside Lands San Francisco, CA
08/11/12 The Spreckels Theatre San Diego, CA
08/12/12 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
08/14/12 Red Butte Garden Salt Lake City, UT
08/15 /12 Chautauqua Auditorium Boulder, CO
08/17 /12 Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre Denver, CO
08/18/12 Jackson Hole Center for the Arts Jackson, WY
08/20/12 Peter Kiewit Concert Hall Omaha, NE
08/21/12 Simon Estes Amphitheatre Des Moines, IA
09/26/12 Overture Hall Madison, WI§
09/27/12 Midpoint Music Festival Cincinnati, OH§
09/29/12 Singletary Center Lexington, KY§
09/30/12 Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN§
10/01/12 Orange Peel Asheville, NC§
10/02/12 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC§
10/04/12 Tennessee Theater Knoxville, TN§
10/05/12 Georgia Theater Athens, GA§
10/06/12 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC§
10/08/12 Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Miami Beach, FL§
10/09/12 Ferguson Hall Tampa, FL§
10/10/12 House of Blues Orlando, FL§
10/12/12 House of Blues Houston, TX§
10/13/12 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX
* with Wilco
† with Mavis Staples
‡ with Death Cab For Cutie
§ with Here We Go Magic
I mentioned Blue Bird last year.
It looks like they are back with a debut self-titled full length album. Don't bother searching for it on amazon, I can tell you that it's not searchable.
Maybe you can pick up the album when you see this Omaha band live:
July 11 PIttsburgh, PA Howler's Coyote Cafe
July 12 Louisville, KY The Bard's Town
July 13 Nashville, TN The National Underground
July 14 Columbia, MO The Bridge
July 28 Omaha, NE The Sydney
Sept 22 Laramie, WY Gryphon Theater
The Black Swans are from Columbus, Ohio, and they have a new album, Occasion for Song, out on July 31st via Misra Records. Fans might want to pre-order the album now, as you do get a little discount.
The album, I have read, is in memory of death of their founding member and violinist Noel Sayre, who drowned in a swimming accident in 2008.
Frontman Jerry DeCicca described the album as "about a loved one's absence, how death affects the emotional lives of the living, and how their absence affects memory."
Is it morbid to feature the swimming pool where the accident occurred? No, it is just a location, but what's more fascinating is the meaning and feeling associated with it by the band members.
Formerly known as Heart of Bristol, this local Minneapolis band, The Lone Crows, are playing the 400 Bar this Thursday, July 11th with guest special guest Kelcy Mae from New Orleans. They are hoping you'll come to their show and keep them company so they won't feel so lonely.
The Lone Crows are a bluesy rock band, so it should be interesting to see how they will play with acoustic alt-folk styling of Mae.