Pop stars get their fans to go wild by singing about 10,000 fireflies
There is no doubt that everybody in America, and then some have heard Owl City's latest radio hit "Fireflies", most likely within 24 hours of reading this article. Owl City has been exploding all over with their latest single, and by the looks of the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday night, they don't show any signs of letting up. The band played to a sold out crowd, and it was clear that everyone intended on being there with so many of the bands songs belted out by the crowd as well as the band during the night.
The pop rockers were supported by some fantastic openers in Paper Route, an indie rock band from Tennessee as well as the absolutely gorgeous and talented electropop singer, Lights. Paper Route, recently finishing up a tour with pop punk giants Paramore, played an extremely fluid and polished set, most of their songs coming from their 2009 EP "Absence". Then to lay the ground work for Owl City's poppy dance vibe was the the female pop artist Lights. Her off stage name is Valerie Poxleitner (say her last name three times super fast, we dare you) who belted some unbelievable vocals that blended with her indie pop sound.
Then to provide the grand finale was Owl City. The band's upbeat and positive musical feel was paired excellently with the cosmic feel of the stage lighting that most certainly put smiles on every face in the crowd. Lead singer Adam Young's charismatic stage presence was firmly supported by the solid vocals from Breanne Duren on keys, most notably, as well as the rest of the band. Of course, the set was only complete after the band played its radio hit "Fireflies" which sent the crowd to cloud nine. It was a feel good performance from the radio sensation!