OCT 08 2010
MIKE POSNER TO PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PLEASE DON’T GO” EXCLUSIVELY ON THE ITUNES STORE ON OCTOBER 12TH
MIKE IS CURRENTLY HEADLINING THE ‘UP IN THE AIR’ TOUR
(NEW YORK – NY) Singer, songwriter, producer, Mike Posner will be premiering the music video for his second single “Please Don’t Go” exclusively on the iTunes Store on October 12th. The artfully crafted video was directed by acclaimed direction team BB Gun (Kid Cudi, J. Cole) and shot in Los Angeles in late September.
“Please Don’t Go”, the second single from Posner’s debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff (J Records) is currently skyrocketing up the charts, about to break into the Top 20 at Top 40.
Posner's explosive first single "Cooler Than Me" reached the #3 position on the Top 40 Chart and has sold 2 million downloads, securing it’s position as one of the summer’s biggest hits.
Critics have been praising 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..."
Earlier this month Posner, who is currently a MySpace Music "Introducing..." artist, debuted his weekly SIRIUS XM show, The Mike Posner Show, which airs on SIRIUS XM’s Faction, SIRIUS channel 28 and XM channel 52 Friday nights at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT. Mike's official iphone app (http://bit.ly/posnerapp) was released July 1st and has been downloaded by thousands of fans since its release.
Posner is currently on his first headlining club tour, The Up In The Air Tour, produced by Live Nation and sponsored by Karmaloop.com. Tickets are available now at LiveNation.com. The Up In The Air Tour will make 22 stops at premier clubs throughout the country, with shows confirmed through mid-October.
In mid-May the Los Angeles Times declared “Mike Posner is on a quest to be pop’s next best thing.” This was about a week after Posner opened for Drake at his sold out Nokia Theater show and a mere four days after he walked across the stage in Durham, North Carolina to receive his bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Duke University. 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. 22 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.