Owl City, whose twee electro-pop hit “Fireflies” is one of the hottest songs of the year, will continue spreading his gooey sweetness into 2010 with a spring tour that starts March 30 in Boise, Idaho.
But first, OC, who is really just Adam Young, will play Europe and Australia (the latter with Cobra Starship) and heading a tour in January.
Between now and then, "Fireflies" will undoubtedly continue to sell like crazy. The single has surpassed the 2 million sales mark.
And Young will be looking over his shoulder for Ke$ha. As Owl City peformed "Fireflies" Monday night in Houston, Ke$ha -- who was also on the bill -- jumped on stage with two bandmates, dressed as fireflies and flitted around the stage, according to Idolator. We have it all captured below for your viewing pleasure.
Here are Owl City's tour dates:
March 30th Knitting Factory Boise, ID
31st Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
April 1st Paramount Theater Seattle, WA
3rd Roseland Theater Portland, OR
5th Fillmore San Francisco, CA
6th Fillmore San Francisco, CA
7th Fox Theater Pomona, CA
8th Soma San Diego, CA
9th Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
10th Marquee Phoenix, AZ
12th Salt Air Salt Lake City, UT
13th Ogden Denver, CO
15th Stubbs Austin, TX
17th Nokia Theater Dallas, TX
19th War Memorial Nashville, TN
20th Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
22nd DAR Hall Washington, D.C.
23rd House of Blues Boston, MA
24th Terminal 5 New York, NY
25th Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
28th House of Blues Cleveland, OH
29th Royal Oak Detroit, MI
30th Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
May 1st State Theater Minneapolis, MN
2nd Eagle Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Just in time for the holidays, Rihanna has made a special little video for the troops. Who know she was so patriotic? She’s not even American, for gosh’s sake.
Did he jump or was he pushed? Regardless, Kid Cudi has left his supporting spot on the Lady GaGa’s “Monster Ball” tour. In a statement, the rapper’s representatives said he had departed to work on his new album and acting commitments, according to Billboard. He will start his own headlining tour later this month.
Videos for songs featured in movies are a tricky thing. How do you highlight the artist performing the song and still plug the movie, since that’s the entire purpose of the clip?
As these types of clips usually are, the video for “I See You” from "Avatar," which debuted on Myspace Music today, is a complete hybrid of Leona Lewis’ performance-- that has nothing to do with the movie-- interspersed with footage. (As hokey as it was, at least the video for “2012’s” “Time for Miracles” pretended to insert Adam Lambert into the action. To the video's credit, the movie footage looks phenomenal and does a pretty good job of conveying the love story aspect of the film, which is all it really needs to accomplish since this is a love song.
Lewis doesn’t have a lot to do other than stand there, lip sync (which she’s very good at) and look emotional without ever moving her feet---it’s as if she’s glued to the floor by James Cameron himself. A hurricane could have blown threw and those feet weren’t about to stray. There are a few attempts to throw in some atmospheric shots of Pandora and a few winged creatures go by as Lewis warbles, but that’s about it.
We’re a little bummed that the video creators didn’t turn her into an Avatar-- seems like a wasted opportunity to us—even if the Avatars do remind of us Smurfs. Do they have to be the exact same blue as Papa Smurf?
"I See You" was nominated for a Golden Globes Best Original Song award just this morning.
The Golden Globes got it half right: the nominations, announced today, hit a homerun when it comes to best original score. The choices are predictable, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy.
Michael Giacchino’s “Up” is touching and should win for the opening segment about the now-widowed Carl and his courtship and his life with his wife. Marvin Hamlisch’s score for “The Informant!” is whimsical and humorous and perfectly reflects the wackiness and delusions going on Matt Damon’s head. Similarly, Karen O and Carter Burwell’s “Where the Wild Things Are” music fits beautifully with the magical, disturbing and thought-provoking movie’s theme. James Horner’s “Avatar” score befits a sweeping James Cameron blockbuster. I confess that I haven’t heard Abel Korzeniowski’s score for “A Single Man,” so I can’t comment on that.
With Best Original Song, they went for the safe, established nominees other than Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett for “The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart.” Just the names U2 and Paul McCartney are enough to garner nominations, regardless of the quality of the song and where it fits in. Also, it’s a much bigger ratings grabber to have U2 and a Beatle up on stage rather than someone like Karen O, who should have gotten nominated for “All is Love” from “Where the Wild Things Are.”
Other notable omissions are a number of songs from Disney’s latest animated feature, “The Princess and the Frog,” including Randy Newman’s “Down in New Orleans,” and “I Can See in Color,” written by Mary J. Blige and Raphael Saadiq and performed by Blige for “Precious.”
Neither Miley Cyrus' “The Climb” from “Hannah Montana” or the Adam Lambert-performed “Time for Miracles” from “2012” were eligible because they were not written specifically for the films in which they were featured.