Owl City reveals plans for new album, tour

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Owl City has revealed plans to hit the road this fall in support of his new album, The Midsummer Station. The synthpop favorite, born Adam Young, will make his way to Boston for a performance at the Paradise Rock Club on Thursday, September 13. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster for $25.

The Midsummer Station, Owl City’s fourth studio effort and follow-up to 2011’s All Things Bright and Beautiful, will hit stores on August 21. For the first time, Young chose to work with co-writers and outside producers on the new album. He’s also joined by two special guests with Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus contributing to “Dementia”, while Canadian pop-star Carly Rae Jepsen joins Young on lead single “Good Time”. The latter, which debuted at #18 on Billboard’s Hot 100, is streaming below.

In a press release, Young explained how the collaboration with Jepsen came to fruition. “I love Carly’s song ‘Call Me Maybe’, he said. “I remember hearing it for the first time and immediately became a huge fan of hers – it is absolutely contagious.  A bit later, I actually found out that she had known of my music for a while and even went to a couple of shows of mine in Vancouver so I definitely knew I wanted to collaborate with her.”

Jepsen was glad to work to work with Young and described the song as “pure, sweet summer” before adding, “I hope it makes people smile. Abandon all plans and take an impromptu road trip!”

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