Owl City is an American electronic/synthpop musical project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young, formed in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota. Adam began creating music in his parents’ basement. He posted his electro-pop songs on iTunes and MySpace and was quickly selling 2,000 tracks a week. Instruments he plays include vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, guitar, violin, cello, xylophone, accordion, and drums.
Adam released his first Album Maybe I’m Dreaming in 2008. Despite Owl City not being signed to a record label, the album reached #13 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. He was then signed with Universal Republic and released his second album Ocean Eyes in 2009. His single 'Fireflies' was released in 2009. His third album All things Bright and Beautiful was released on June 14, 2011.
Although Adam records and writes all his music by himself he does have a traveling tour band which performs with him at concerts. Currently he is on his All Things Bright and Beautiful tour; from June 13 to July 30 he will be touring North America with Mat Kearney and Unwed Sailor. Then Adam starts his Australian Tour August 15-18. He will then travel to Europe to begin his European tour in Dublin, Ireland on September 5 and continue throughout Europe until October 5th.