Owl City has been busy lately. Today they announced their new EP, which is set for release on May 15th. The band is joined by Mark Hoppus from Blink 182 on guest vocals for a track called “Dementia”. The four tracks will each be included on the bands forthcoming studio LP arriving this Summer. Fans wanting to see Owl City perform are in luck, a North American Promo Tour has also been announced in preparation for the new studio album.
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Here is the official press release:
New York, NY – 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 10AM EST) and on Twitter remember to follow the conversation using #OCTMS:
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.
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
July 9 – Mod Club, Toronto, ON
July 10 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
July 12 – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
July 13 – Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
July 15 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
July 18 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Demi Lavato)
July 21 – Slims, San Francisco, CA
July 23 – Triple Door, Seattle, WA
*all dates with special guest Jayme Dee unless otherwise noted
EX-NORTH AMERICA Promo Tour
July 27 – Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, JP
July 28 – Jisan Festival, Icheon, KR
July 31 – Vega, Copenhagen, DK
August 1 – Lido, Berlin, DE
August 2 – Werkstett, Cologne, DK
August 4 – Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht, NE
August 7 – KCLSU, London, UK (w/ Nina Nesbitt)