Mike Posner to go unplugged on spring tour

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Mike Posner has announced plans for a series of special acoustic shows this spring. The rising pop star will bring his “Unplugged” tour to Boston for a night at the Foundation Room at the House of Blues on Tuesday, April 1. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at noon through Live Nation for $20.

At the upcoming show, Posner is promising an acoustic set with “never before heard personal stories behind the music” as well as question and answer sessions between songs.

Posner is also expected to preview material from his forthcoming sophomore album Pages on the tour. No official release date has been announced for the follow-up to 2010’s 31 Minutes to Takeoff but is expected to hit stores this summer. It features lead single “The Way It Used To Be”, which was co-written by Posner and co-producers Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls and Ammo.

“This is going to be a treat for my most loyal fans that have supported me through the years,” explained Posner in a recent interview with Billboard. “I’ve never been able to present my music in this fashion, over just an acoustic guitar or just a piano. It’s how most of my music is written, so it’s incredibly exciting for me as a performer to get to play these sorts of really small venues. Of course, having toured last year and doing arenas with Justin Bieber, it’s fun to do the opposite.”

“For the last year or so, we’ve been doing a lot of speaking events, whether it’s visiting my old high school or Chicago Ideas Week — things of that nature,” he added. “I really enjoyed the interaction at all of them. Sometimes I think people get as much, if not more, out of Q&A sessions or a story about a hardship or a battle to overcome. I know that’s not a customary thing to do on a tour, but, you know, there’s no roof. I know it’ll be very fulfilling for both me and my fans.”

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