Owl city O-town concert
Owl City tickets go on sale again on Friday
By: MELISSA KAELIN
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:38 pm
Adam Young, an Owatonna resident performing as digital pop sensation Owl City, will perform a concert in Owatonna on Sunday, Oct. 31, at Owatonna High School.
OWATONNA — When students shuffled back onto the grounds of Owatonna High School this week for orientation and school pictures, they found a little something unexpected in their welcome back packets.
About 2,000 fliers were distributed to OHS students, letting them know that come Oct. 31, their school building would play host to one of Minnesota’s most popular music icons. A 2005 graduate of OHS, Adam Young of Owl City will perform in a limited concert, presented by the Owatonna People’s Press, in the high school gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Halloween.
Young said he was thrilled to have the chance to bring his music back to his hometown, after making his big break on the international music scene. Though his audiences have increased exponentially from when he recorded music under different band names, like Windsor Airlift and Port Blue, Young has not lost sight of his beginnings. He still speaks fondly of his parents’ basement where he began recording music, and his company has recently honored his earlier work, by releasing the album “An Airplane Carried Me to the Bed” under a side project called Sky Sailing.
Though Young’s first three concerts in August were canceled due to a medical emergency and a fall tour of Europe has been postponed indefinitely, Owl City has begun touring the U.S. with concerts slated for destinations like New York, Florida, California and Hawaii, and many states in between. He will support popular artists Maroon 5 and John Mayer before moving onto to an international fall tour, which will take him to Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
In the month following his last slated appearance in Massachusetts and days before he departs for Osaka, Japan, Owl City will return to his roots for the performance at Owatonna High School.
As of Tuesday, only 900 tickets remained for the concert, which is being offered to friends, family and fans in Young’s hometown. Even the proceeds from the event will benefit Young’s alma mater, Owatonna High School.
The funds will be made available to the high school arts programs through a grant made to the Owatonna school district, according to Seth Cummings of Foundations Artist Management.
After an initial sale on Monday, Aug. 2, tickets for the Owl City with Relient K supporting, will go on sale again at the office of the Owatonna People’s Press, 135 W. Pearl, on Friday. Only 900 tickets will be available, with a limit of four tickets per person, between the times of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cash only will be accepted for the tickets, which run $30 per ticket.
Any remaining tickets will be made available online at ticketmaster.com, with the password “huskies.” No seating will be available at the concert.
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