2011.08.25 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
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Mike Posner and The Brain Trust Oct. 6 at Sokol Auditorium
Omaha - UNO’s Maverick Productions presents Mike Posner and The Brain Trust at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Sokol Auditorium in downtown Omaha.
Student tickets ($10) are available in the Milo Bail Student Center Business Office.
General public ticket sales ($27) begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, at www.etix.com.
Since the release of 31 Minutes To Takeoff in 2010, Posner has traveled the world promoting his album and his first two singles, "Cooler Than Me" and "Please Don’t Go."
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 its "...big, club-friendly synth hooks."
Posner spent the fall of 2010 on his first headlining club tour, The Up In The Air Tour, produced by Live Nation and sponsored by Karmaloop.com.
In March of 2009, Posner’s first mixtape, A Matter of Time (which was recorded in his dorm room), rose to No. 1 on iTunes, promptly garnering him the attention of major labels.
After signing a deal with J Records that summer, Posner returned to Duke University to finish up his course load and begin work on his debut album, self-releasing his second free mixtape One Foot Out The Door through iTunes.
Posner, 22, is a Southfield, Mich., native and lives in Los Angeles.
He graduated from Duke University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Business.
Call Maverick Productions at (402) 554-2623 for more information, or visit their office inside Student Organizations and Leadership Programs on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.
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