Owl City Live From Los Angeles
Owl City’s Adam Young, a 25-year-old small-town Minnesotan who had never been on an airplane until he was 23, has experienced many extraordinary moments in his young career, including calling his mom back home on his cellphone while standing on The Great Wall of China. Young’s travels came in the wake of the blockbuster success of Owl City’s major-label debut album—the lush, lovingly created Ocean Eyes, which was released by Universal Republic Records in July 2009.
Filled with whimsical melodies and blissful beats, Ocean Eyes topped the Billboard Rock, Alternative, and Dance/Electronic charts and was certified platinum in the U.S. The album spawned the quadruple-platinum single “Fireflies,” which hit No. 1 in 24 countries including the U.S. (twice), and sold more than five million downloads. Its eye-popping success has made Owl City an international phenomenon, shifting nearly 13 million tracks worldwide, and selling out headlining shows in the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. As a follow-up to this early success, Owl City hit the road for a World Tour in June 2011, headlining shows in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Korea, the Philippines. and Indonesia following the June 14th release of his sophomore record, All Things Bright and Beautiful.
Forced to overcome his shyness and trepidation about performing live, Young is now enthusiastic about touring and showing up for his fans. “The gratification you get from flying across the world and playing to a room full of kids who know all your lyrics, even if they don’t speak your language, is incredible,” Young says. “It’s those times when you stand back and say, ‘I’m just a normal guy, I can’t believe this is happening.’” Owl City—Live from Los Angeles documents one stop on this seventy-six date of the All Things Bright and Beautiful World Tour.