Owl City China Tour 2009

Owl City China Tour 2009

In the US state oflies a small town called Owatonna with roughly 22,000 inhabitants. Within that city is a quiet road with a modest house. In that house there’s a messy basement with no windows. That’s where you’ll find 23-year-old Adam Young aka Owl City hard at work perfecting candy-coated electro-pop, like a hipster Willy Wonka.

From within the “cave” of his parents’ basement, as Adam likes to call it, he has begun to quickly win over a large audience thirsty for something genuine, melodically infectious, and uplifting. The same adjectives could easily describe Owl City’s first official full-length album – Ocean Eyes – which is soon to be released by Universal Records in China after becoming a #2 bestseller on iTunes earlier this year, and was recorded in – you guessed it – his parents’ basement.

Adam’s brand of fizzy, escapist electro-cottoncandy has earned him comparisons to fellow synthesizer-lovers the Postal Service; but the ambiance of Adam’s music – conjuring up hot-air balloon rides, underwater dives, and sun-bleached landscapes – represents the workings of his own imagination, fused with influences ranging from New Wave to disco and synthpop.

Having gained a rabid following on MySpace, Adam released his EP Of June in 2007, followed by the Maybe I’m Dreaming in 2008. Maybe I’m Dreaming hit #16 on the Billboard Album charts, a jaw-dropping debut from an indie singer-songwriter.

Split Works is excited to be bringing the MySpace phenomenon to China for the first time, and to give his fans in China a chance to experience his live set, where he will be joined onstage by a 4-person band and talented local support from The Lovesong (HK), A Hidden Trace (WH), Ben Houge (SH) and Silkfloss (BJ).

Hong Kong

Presented by The People’s Party

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8pm

Opening Act: The Lovesong


@ Grappa’s Cellar

Jardine House

1 Connaught Place, Central

HKD 220 (advance) / HKD 250 (door)

Includes one free drink

Ticket Info:

  • Grappa’s Cellar: (852)25212322
  • White Noise Records: (852)25910499



Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:30 pm

Opening Act: A Hidden Trace


@ Vox Livehouse

118 Lumo Rd., Guoguang Tower Bldg. B, Luxiang, Wuchang

RMB 80 (presale)/ RMB 100 (door)



Friday, Nov. 20, 7pm

Opening Act: Ben Houge


@ Zhijiang Dream Factory

4/F, 66 Yuyao Rd (near Xikang Rd)

RMB 120 (presale)/ RMB 160 (door)



Saturday, Nov. 21, 7pm

Opening Act: Silkfloss



@ Yugong Yishan

West Courtyard, former site of Duan Qirui Government

3-2 Zhangzizhong Rd., Gulou

Dongcheng District

RMB 120 (presale)/ RMB 160 (door)

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