With the Christmas season fast approaching, pop sensation Owl City is partnering with The Salvation Army for the second annual Rock the Red Kettle Tour to encourage volunteerism and support the Army’s upcoming Red Kettle Campaign. The tour kicks off today at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN, and will stop in 25 major cities across North America, including New York, Chicago, Orlando and Los Angeles.

This is the first leg of Owl City’s The Midsummer Station World Tour and begins just weeks after completing a sold-out July headlining tour. For this run, he’ll be making stops in 4 continents over a 45-date run in support of his latest full-length studio album The Midsummer Station, which was released August 21st via Republic Records.

The album debuted at #7 last week on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, making it Owl City’s third album to appear in the Top 10. The album also debuted at in the Top 25 at iTunes in 16 countries and hit #1 in the United States, Canada, and Japan.

The lead single “Good Time,” Owl City’s smash duet with Canadian pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen, has now sold over 1 million copies, earning it platinum status in the U.S. The week of release, Owl City teamed up with Carly Rae Jepsen for 5 national television performances, including Conan, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Arthur Ashe Kids Day, and America’s Got Talent.

“I am incredibly excited to partner with The Salvation Army,” said Owl City’s Adam Young. “The Rock the Red Kettle Tour is a great opportunity to celebrate the importance of volunteering and giving back year round, and I am excited to do my part on the road this fall.”

The Rock the Red Kettle Tour will help raise awareness for The Salvation Army’s 121st annual Red Kettle Campaign, the oldest charitable fundraiser of its kind in the United States. Money raised during the campaign helps the Army serve 30 million Americans in need each year in communities nationwide through an array of programs including toys for kids, coats for the homeless and food for the hungry.

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