SEP 20 2011
(New York – NY) - Singer, songwriter and producer, Mike Posner announced today that he will be hitting the road this fall on “The Layover Tour”. The tour, which kicked off on September 16th at Washington University in St. Louis continues all fall and hits numerous colleges and venues before wrapping on 11/11 in at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.
Posner, will be debuting material on the tour from his highly anticipated forthcoming mixtape called “The Layover” as well as trying out new material he has been working on in the studio for his upcoming sophomore album, due out in early 2012.
Since the release of 31 Minutes To Takeoff in August of 2010, Posner has traveled all over the world promoting his album and his three smash singles, the multi-platinum breakout hit “Cooler Than Me” and his top 10 follow up “Please Don’t Go” and “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” which featured Lil’ Wayne. He was nominated for an American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist and has performed on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, America’s Got Talent, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Lopez Tonight, Live! With Regis & Kelly and The Wendy Williams Show.
Critics have continued to praise Posner and the album, with Rolling Stone saying "Mike Posner is at the head of a new genre..." and praising it's "...big, club-friendly synth hooks". Entertainment Weekly called it "...sly, electro-pop..." and USA Today stated it is "...breezily infectious..."
In March of 2009, Posner’s first mixtape A Matter of Time (recorded in his dorm room) rose to the #1 position on iTunesU, promptly garnering him the attention of major labels. After signing a deal with J Records that summer, Posner returned to Duke to finish up his course load, all the while beginning work on his debut album, self-releasing his second free mixtape One Foot Out The Door (featuring collaborations with 3Oh!3, Bun B, Kid Cudi, Wale) through iTunesU and rocking shows every weekend at colleges and festivals across the country. 23 year old Mike Posner hails from Southfield, MI and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Duke University in May 2010 with a BA in Sociology and Business.
Below please find the current tour routing – and keep checking MikePosner.com for more dates coming soon:
9/16/11 - Washington University - St. Louis, MO
9/17/11 - Kent State University - Kent, OH
9/30/11 - Pure Nightclub & Venus Pool - Las Vegas, NV
10/1/11 - University of San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
10/2/11 - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino - Reno, NV
10/5/11 - Tulsa State Fair - Tulsa, OK
10/6/11 - Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
10/8/11 - Topsfield Fair - Topsfield, MA
10/9/11 - 12th & Porter - Nashville, TN
10/12/11 - Diesel - Virgina Beach, VA
10/13/11 - Ohio University - Athens, OH
10/14/11 - Seminole Hard Rock Live - Hollywood, FL
10/15/11 - Indiana State University - Terre Haute, IN
10/16/11 - Club Infinity - Williamsville, NY
10/18/11 - Chameleon - Lancaster, PA
10/19/11 - Virginia Polytech Institute - Blacksburg, VA
10/20/11 - The Recher Theater - Towson, MD
10/21/11 - St. Joseph’s University - Philadelphia, PA
10/22/11 - Wabash College - Crawfordsville, IN
10/28/11 - Grand Valley State University - Allendale, MI
10/29/11 - Xavier University - Cincinnati, OH
10/31/11 - Cabooze on the West Bank - Minneapolis, MN
11/01/11 - The Venue @ Playmakers - Fargo, ND
11/03/11 - The LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH
11/04/11 - Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY
11/06/11 - The Omni - Toledo, OH
11/10/11 - Toad’s Place - New Haven, CT
11/11/11 - Williams College - Williamstown, MA