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 13 Spokane, WA Service Station
October 15 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
October 16 Seattle, WA Neumos
October 17 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
October 19 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
October 20 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
October 22 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
October 23 San Diego, CA The Epicentre
October 24 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch
October 25 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
October 27 Tulsa, OK The Marquee
October 28 – 29 Dallas, TX Cambridge Room
October 30 Austin, TX Emo’s Lounge
October 31 Houston, TX Meridian

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

January 21 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
January 22 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
January 23 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
January 24 Indianapolis, IN Murat Egyptian Room
January 26 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
January 27 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
January 28 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
January 29 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
January 30 Norfolk, VA NorVa
February 1 Charleston, SC Music Farm
February 2 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
February 3 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
February 4 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
February 5 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
February 6 Athens, GA The Melting Point
February 8 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
February 9 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
February 10 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room