Mike Posner will play an acoustic show at Detroit's City Theatre as part of a walking cross-country tour

by

comment
Mike Posner. - DEBBY WONG / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
  • Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com
  • Mike Posner.

Singer-songwriter Mike Posner has had a weird career. The metro Detroit native catapulted to fame with his 2010 single "Cooler Than Me." At some point he took a pill in Ibiza with a random Irish dude to "show Avicci [he] was cool," and wrote another hit song about it. There was also that time he showed up at the Grammys looking like Jared Leto's Joker, insisting on only answering red carpet questions through a mediator.

So it might be no surprise that for his latest trick, Posner has embarked on a walking tour of the U.S. that has no set tour dates. The tour started on April 15 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and ends in Venice Beach, Calif. Apparently for everything in between, Posner is just winging it.

"The route is subject to change," he says on his website. "Projecting dates is impossible due to weather and the condition of my body. Also, if I feel like changing my mind, I will."

"The walk is something he has wanted to do for years and decided now is finally the time to accomplish it," according to a press release from Olympia.

Fortunately for Posner's Detroit fans, that includes a Motor City date. On Wednesday, Olympia Entertainment announced that the meandering tour will include an acoustic performance at City Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Tickets start at $30 and are available from 313Presents.com.

You know, unless Posner decides to change his mind.


Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.