07.15.12 Bluebird Theatre in Denver, CORead More
07.18.12 Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
07.20.12 Power Balance in Sacramento
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 @ Theatre of Living
09.15.12 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert
09.16.12 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music
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
09.29.12 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10.01.12 Salt Lake City, UT @ 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, Ger @ Batschkapp
10.23.12 Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
10.25.12 London, UK @ Forum
10.26.12 Birmingham, UK @ Library/HMV
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
11.16.12 Auckland, NZ @ Powerstation
11.18.12 Melbourne, Aus @ Corner Hotel
11.20.12 Sydney, Australia @ The Metro
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.
She's always writing music, so she unveiled a new songs that she wrote a few days ago called "Keep Away," which she ended her set. Highlight of her show for me was her cover of Britney Spears' "Toxic."
Before we get to Owl City's performance, I have to say that it was really nice to see such a devoted fanbase. The mostly teen girls (some as young as 10 years old, so their parents were acting as chaperone) stood for hours in the pouring rain with homemade T-Shirts and signs with messages like "you inspired me". Also every time the Varsity Theater showed "Owl City at the Varsity, Sold-Out" slideshow, it caused a huge reaction with the crowd. Clearly every single person in the venue was there to see Owl City.
It was also nice to see Breanne Düren, on keys and backup vocals. I didn't know the other band members, but they all seemed seasoned enough, playing and dancing with confidence.
One of the louder rock songs they did on their set was "Dementia," which Adam Young started with him fist-pumping into the air (which caused the entire audience to mimic). It shouldn't be a surprise that it was more upbeat because the song was co-written with Blink-182's Mark Hoppus.
Highlight of his set for me was, of course, his big hit single, "Fireflies." You haven't heard the song until you hear it live, with his ten million fans singing "I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly. It's hard to say that I'd rather stay."
Owl City is currently on tour to promote The Midsummer Station, to be released on August 21st on Universal Republic. If you are kicking yourself for missing Owl City this time around, he's coming back to Minneapolis in October at First Avenue. Although the venue has a larger capacity, I predict it will sell out - so get your tickets now as they just went on sale last night.
Owl City at the Varsity Theater, Minneapolis (07/13/12)