One-man phenomenon Owl City has renewed plans to tour the United States in 2010 after completing a series of sold-out shows across the nation...

One-man phenomenon Owl City has renewed plans to tour the United States in 2010 after completing a series of sold-out shows across the nation this fall. Next year’s trek kicks off January 21 at Beaumont Club in Kansas City, MO, and concludes February 10 at Revolution Music Room in Little Rock, AR.

The 18-city trek will canvas the Midwest and East Coast over the course of three weeks. Along the way, Owl City will land for shows on January 24 at the Murat Egyptian Room in Indianapolis, IN; January 30 at NorVa in Norfolk, VA; and February 6 at The Melting Point in Athens, GA.

Presales for the winter trek begin October 16, and public onsales are scheduled to start October 24. Most ticket face values, according to Ticketmaster, will be set at $14. The winter outing will feature support from Lights and Deas Vail.

Owl City is a surprise success story in the industry, considering the musical mastermind behind the group, Adam Young, was originally opposed to touring. But over the past few months in particular, Internet-based word of mouth and the infectious single “Fireflies” transformed the self-professed “shy boy” into an electro-pop phenomenon.

“By the common definition, I am the ‘shyest’ person ever to walk the face of the Earth… I had no friends in high school. I didn’t eat lunch with the other kids,” Young said in an interview with Pollstar. He added, “I hated the idea of touring because I hated the idea of ‘acting’ or, in a sense, pretending to be anything other than who I really was.”

After several self-releases, recorded in the basement of his parents’ house, the 23-year-old Minnesota native dropped his major label debut, “Ocean Eyes,” on September 1.

The album was first released in July in an exclusive deal with iTunes, and within its first week on sale, “Ocean Eyes” sold more than 20,000 digital copies. Meanwhile, according to record label Universal Republic, “Fireflies” pulled more than 650,000 downloads as an iTunes “Single of the Week.”

Owl City is currently in the midst of a fall 2009 tour that launched in September and has been playing to sold-out audiences across the nation. Originally booked into small- and medium-sized clubs and theaters, demand prompted several shows to be relocated to higher capacity venues, only to sell out again.

The fall trek continues October 13 at Service Station in Spokane, WA, and continues through October 31 at Meridian in Houston, TX. Supporting acts for the remaining October performances are The Scene Aesthetic and Brooke Waggoner.

Owl City – Fall Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 13Spokane, WAService Station
October 15Vancouver, BCBiltmore Cabaret
October 16Seattle, WANeumos
October 17Portland, ORHawthorne Theatre
October 19San Francisco, CASlim’s
October 20West Hollywood, CATroubadour
October 22Anaheim, CAHouse Of Blues
October 23San Diego, CAThe Epicentre
October 24Scottsdale, AZMartini Ranch
October 25Albuquerque, NMLaunchpad
October 27Tulsa, OKThe Marquee
October 28 – 29Dallas, TXCambridge Room
October 30Austin, TXEmo’s Lounge
October 31Houston, TXMeridian

Owl City – Winter Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

January 21Kansas City, MOBeaumont Club
January 22Oklahoma City, OKDiamond Ballroom
January 23St. Louis, MOThe Pageant
January 24Indianapolis, INMurat Egyptian Room
January 26Madison, WIMajestic Theatre
January 27Cincinnati, OH20th Century Theatre
January 28Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall
January 29Towson, MDRecher Theatre
January 30Norfolk, VANorVa
February 1Charleston, SCMusic Farm
February 2Jacksonville, FLFreebird Live
February 3St. Petersburg, FLState Theatre
February 4Fort Lauderdale, FLCulture Room
February 5Lake Buena Vista, FLHouse of Blues
February 6Athens, GAThe Melting Point
February 8Birmingham, ALWorkPlay Theatre
February 9Baton Rouge, LAVarsity Theatre
February 10Little Rock, ARRevolution Music Room