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Owl City Announces Cinematic North American Tour

By April 23, 2018News

20+ Show Run Marks Owl City’s First Tour in Over Three Years

Matthew Thiessen & The Earthquakes To Support on All Dates


NEW YORK, NY (April 20, 2018) — Owl City announced today the “Cinematic Tour” — his first North American tour in over three years. Kicking off this September in Milwaukee, WI, the tour will bring Owl City (Adam Young) to 24 markets across North America in support of his new album — Cinematic — which is slated for release on June 1.

“After spending the last few years working in my studio, it’s finally time to hit the road,” said Owl City. “I’m excited to pack my bag, grab my guitar, and go on a journey that will take me around the country. See you on the road!”

Supporting Owl City on all dates is friend and fellow collaborator Matthew Thiessen & The Earthquakes. Thiessen is best known for his work as co-founder, lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Relient K, as well as his collaborative work on Owl City’s breakout debut album Ocean Eyes.

The “Cinematic Tour” will bring new music to Owl City fans across the country in support of his new sixth full-length album and first independent offering Cinematic.

Cinematic, which was preceded by a trio of three-song “Reels” (EPs) which are available now, is described by Owl City as, “…a personal narrative, as if a film was made from key scenes throughout my life. My hope is there’s a way to teach yourself to recognize and appreciate what I like to call, ‘movie magic moments’, so you don’t miss out on them. That’s what the title alludes to. You have an audience cheering you on. Everybody is in your corner. Do your best for them.”

The entire undertaking represents the apex of Young’s decade-long output to date. Hailing from the tiny town of Owatonna, Minnesota, he quietly became one of pop’s most ubiquitous voices, selling over 2.5 million albums and 18 million singles globally. 2009’s Ocean Eyes yielded a timeless smash in the form of “Fireflies,” which went seven-times RIAA platinum, soared to #1 in 26 countries, and ignited a meme frenzy in 2017 nearly ten years removed from its initial release. Among a discography of hits, “Good Time (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)” also earned a triple-platinum certification and toppled charts worldwide.

Presales for the “Cinematic Tour” start on Monday, April 23 at 10:00 AM local time. Public onsale begins next Friday, April 27 at 10:00 AM local time. See full tour dates below.

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“Cinematic Tour” 2018 Dates
September 13 – The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
September 14 – Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
September 15 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
September 17 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
September 18 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
September 19 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
September 21 – Paradise – Boston, MA
September 229:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
September 23 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC
September 25 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
September 26 – The Plaza “LIVE” – Orlando, FL
September 28 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
September 29 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
October 1 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
October 2 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
October 3 – Regency – San Francisco, CA
October 5 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
October 6 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
October 7 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
October 9 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
October 10 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
October 12 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
October 13 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
October 14 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

About Owl City
With humble small town beginnings in Owatonna, MN, Owl City (aka Adam Young) remains an avantgarde hitmaker in his own right. With total album sales over 3 million and single sales surpassing 20 million globally, his smash “Fireflies” from 2009’s Ocean Eyes received a five-times RIAA platinum certification in addition to going No. 1 in 26 countries. His popular hit “Good Time feat. Carly Rae Jepsen” went Top 4 in the U.S. and racked up sales of close to 3 million. Following the release of 2015’s Mobile Orchestra, which saw him team up with Aloe Blacc, Hanson and Jake Owen, to name a few, Adam Young took a year to work on his eponymously named side project and begin to lay the groundwork for Cinematic – Owl City’s 2018 offering and first independent album. Rolling out in a trio of EPs – dubbed “Reels” –the 18-track album Cinematic album is slated for release on June 1, 2018.