Singer, songwriter, producer Mike Posner has announced that fans will be able to listen to his debut album 31 Minutes To Takeoff (J Records) over a week in advance of release on MySpace Music and SIRIUS XM. 31 Minutes to Takeoff is currently available on iTunes for pre-order.Due to popular demand, Posner, who is a MySpace â€˜Introducingâ€¦â€™ artist, will be exclusively streaming his album on his official MySpace Music profile on August 1st starting at 12:01am up until the August 10th release date. Additionally it will be played on August 1st at 10pm on ET on SIRIUS XM Hits 1 (SIRIUS channel 1) and XMâ€™s 20 on 20 (XM channel 20).
It was just announced that Posner will be hosting a weekly SIRIUS XM show, The Mike Posner Show, which debuts September 10 on SIRIUS XMâ€™s Faction, SIRIUS channel 28 and XM channel 52. The show will air Friday nights at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT.
â€œCooler Than Meâ€ the explosive first single off â€œ31 Minutes to Takeoffâ€ has been certified platinum and continues to dominate the Top 40 and Rhythm charts. It is also #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Songs Chart.
Posner will be hitting the road this fall on his first headlining club tour, The Up In The Air Tour, produced by Live Nation and sponsored by Karmaloop.com. Tickets go on sale to the public on July 23rd at LiveNation.com. Fans can receive exclusive access to pre-sale tickets for The Up In The Air Tour when they pre-order 31 Minutes To Takeoff at MikePosner.com.
The Up In The Air Tour will make 22 stops at premier clubs throughout the country, with shows confirmed through October 15th in Toronto, Canada at the Mod Club. Posner will be joined by five supporting acts throughout the tour; Far East Movement, Stephen Jerzak, 2AM Club, Bad Rabbits and XV. Additional dates to be announced soon.
In mid-May the Los Angeles Times declared â€œMike Posner is on a quest to be popâ€™s next best thing.â€ 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 bachelorâ€™s degree from the prestigious Duke University.
In March of 2009, Posnerâ€™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.
Mike Posner The Up In The Air Tour Dates
9/14 LOS ANGELES, CA HOUSE OF BLUES
9/16 SAN FRANCISCO, CA FILLMORE
9/18 LAS VEGAS, NV HOUSE OF BLUES
9/20 HOUSTON, TX HOUSE OF BLUES
9/21 DALLAS, TX HOUSE OF BLUES
9/22 NEW ORLEANS, LA HOUSE OF BLUES
9/26 MYRTLE BEACH, SC HOUSE OF BLUES
9/30 INDIANAPOLIS, IN EGYPTIAN ROOM
10/1 ST. LOUIS, MO THE PAGEANT
10/3 CLEVELAND, OH HOUSE OF BLUES
10/6 PHILADELPHIA, PA TLA
10/11 BOSTON, MA HOUSE OF BLUES
10/12 NEW YORK, NY FILLMORE
10/13 ASBURY PARK, NJ STONE PONY
10/15 TORONTO MOD CLUB