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Owl City to Release Shooting Star EP on Tuesday, May 15th
Posted: Friday May 11th, 2012
Project features new single "Shooting Star"
Announces North American promo tour as he gears up for new full-length studio album due out summer 2012 on Universal Republic
Toronto date scheduled for July 9th
Owl City is set to release the Shooting Star EP on Tuesday, May 15th featuring his new single "Shooting Star" along with "Gold", "Take It All Away" and "Dementia" which features blink-182's Mark Hoppus on guest vocals. All four tracks are from Owl City's upcoming full-length studio album due out Summer 2012 on Universal Republic and fans can get an early listen courtesy of exclusive premieres via several media partners. Follow links below to hear each track (available until Monday 10:00 AM EDT):
"Shooting Star" - www.billboard.com
"Gold" - www.celebuzz.com
"Dementia (featuring Mark Hoppus)" - www.altpress.com
"Take It All Away" - www.idolator.com
When it came to writing the first single "Shooting Star", Owl City enlisted his friend Matt Thiessen (Relient K), Stargate (Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa), and the team of Josh Crosby, Nate Campany and Emily Wright (the latter known for her work with Dr. Luke). Seeking out co-writers and outside producers for the first time is something new for Owl City and he embraced the opportunity for the new album. This openness to working with others came after several very positive collaborating experiences including songs with Paul Van Dyke ("Eternity"), Armin van Buuren ("Youtopia"), and He Is We ("All About Us") as well as a desire to grow as an artist.
"After four years of writing music, making records, meeting new people and performing live around the world, my relationship with God is still what gets me out of bed in the morning," he says. "God has called me to do what I do and create the music I create so that I may shed a bit of light into the world and perhaps paint a picture of His unfailing love. It's been a roller coaster of a ride, but after every unexpected twist or turn, I am only made stronger because of the grip I have on the hand of my Creator."
As "Shooting Star" makes its way to radio, fans discover new songs via the Shooting Star EP and Owl City gears up for the release of his full-length studio album this Summer, the band will embark on a short North American promo tour. The trek has Owl City playing intimate venues in most stops along the way. Confirmed dates below and for ticket pre-sale details please visit www.owlcitymusic.com.
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North America Promo Tour
06.29: SpiritSong Fest, Mason, OH
06.30: KingsFest, Doswell, VA
07.09: Mod Club, Toronto, ON
07.10: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
07.12: Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
07.13: Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
07.15: Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
07.18: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Demi Lavato)
07.20: Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, CA (w/ Demi Lavato)
07.21: Slims, San Francisco, CA
07.23: Triple Door, Seattle, WA
*all dates with special guest Jayme Dee unless otherwise noted
Ex-North America Promo Tour
07.27: Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, JP
07.28: Jisan Festival, Icheon, KR
07.31: Vega, Copenhagen, DK
08.01: Lido, Berlin, DE
08.02: Werkstett, Cologne, DK
08.04: Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht, NE
08.07: KCLSU, London, UK (w/ Nina Nesbitt)
Owl City's concert Blu-ray and DVD, Live From Los Angeles, is available today at your local Canadian Christian retailer. If you do not live near a retailer, you can order it here. For more information on the concert video, visit Owl City's YMZ artist page.
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