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Musical groups Neon Trees and Owl City headline the spring concert at Xavier on April 14

Tickets to the general public go on sale on Monday, Jan. 28

01/18/13

Performing artists Owl City and Neon Trees are headlining a concert on Sunday, April 14, at Xavier’s Cintas Center. Tickets go on sale Jan. 28 to the general public for $35 and are available through Ticketmaster.com and the Cintas Center Ticket Office.

The show, sponsored by Xavier’s Student Activities Council, begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Students can purchase discounted tickets online or at the ticket office starting on Thursday, Jan. 24, with a special kick-off event for students at Cintas on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Details about the concert can be viewed on the Student Activities Council’s website.

The two groups are touring together as the opening acts for Maroon 5’s 2013 North American tour, “Overexposed.” Owl City musician Adam Young released his new full-length studio album, The Midsummer Station, on Aug. 21 on Universal Republic.

“I’m known for creating music based on whimsical ideas and concepts from my own headspace, and another set of parameters I set for myself was to write about things people might relate to better,” Young said.

Owl City’s tour comes on the heels of his “Good Time” duet hit with “Call Me Maybe” pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen, which earned a No. 18 debut on the Billboard Hot 100. Learn more about Owl City at its website.

Neon Trees includes Tyler Glenn on vocals and keyboards, guitarist Chris Allen, Branden Campbell on bass and Elaine Bradley on drums and backup vocals. Neon Trees’ most recent album, “Picture Show,” spun the top 10 single “Everybody Talks.” The group was featured on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve 2013. “Animal,” from its debut album, was a double-platinum single and named the Top Alternative Song of 2011 by Billboard and was included on an episode of the TV show “Glee.” Neon Trees has its roots in southern California but relocated to Provo, Utah.

Owl City and Neon Trees are expected to play for approximately one hour each, with the show ending around 10:00 p.m.