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Owl City / October 2012 English Tour

By on Tuesday, 10th July 2012 at 8:30 am

American computer whiz Adam Young, aka Owl City, have announced a short tour of England this October. A presale will begin at noon on Thursday (12 July), with the general sale to follow on Friday 13 July at noon. Tickets are £16.50 each plus booking fee, except in London (£19.50).

Thursday 25th October 2012 – London HMV Forum
Friday 26th October 2012 – Birmingham HMV Library
Tuesday 30th October 2012 – Manchester Academy 3
Wednesday 31st October 2012 – Oxford Academy 2


Owl City / November 2010 UK tour

By on Wednesday, 2nd June 2010 at 8:00 am

Owl City, better known to his Mum as Adam Young, has announced details of his biggest UK tour to date.

Tickets go on sale on Friday (4th June) at 9am. Catch him at:

Wednesday 17th November 2010 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Thursday 18th November 2010 – Manchester O2 Academy
Friday 19th November 2010 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Saturday 20th November 2010 – Edinburgh Picture House
Sunday 21st November 2010 – Leeds O2 Academy
Tuesday 23rd November 2010 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Wednesday 24th November 2010 – Dublin O2 Academy


Bands to Watch #153: Owl City

By on Tuesday, 5th January 2010 at 12:00 pm

Adam Young is a 23 year old American who took on the plurally-suggestive pseudonym that is Owl City, and proceeded to hit the music industry back in 2007 with his starry-eyed synth pop. Adam’s already blagged himself a surprising number one over in America with hit track, Fireflies, so perhaps it’s time we started paying a little more attention to this thriving talent over here in Blighty.

Young claims his musical talents spawned from the bouts of insomnia he experienced while living in the basement of his parents’ home in Minnesota. When not working at his local Coca Cola factory, Owl City would rush home to pass those darkened hours creating DIY beats upon his computer. The result of these sleepless, yet productive nights? A cutesy-voiced young man effortlessly spinning a web of glittery digital-pop equal to that of audio cotton candy, which, at times, yes, can perhaps be a little too sweet, but in small amounts, is simply delightful. Think the sugary synths of hellogoodbye mixed with the poppy emo of Metro Station and you’re on track, readers.

Young recently gained himself a nomination in BBC’s Sound of 2010 poll, an extraordinary hint at his coming success. So, if you’d like to hear more from Adam, hit Owl City’s MySpace page now. While you’re here, why not also check out the official video to ‘Fireflies’, below.



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