Showing posts with label Foster The People. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Foster The People announce North American tour

Foster The People have announced a spring North American tour in support of their forthcoming album, “Supermodel”, and new single, “Coming Of Age.”

Kicking off in April at Coachella, the tour will include festival performances at Governors Ball, CounterPoint and Big Guava as well as headline dates throughout the United States and Canada.

A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available at starting on Wednesday, January 22, at 9:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME for each show.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at on Friday, January 24, at 9:00A.M. LOCAL TIME for all shows except Toronto, which goes on-sale at 10:00A.M. ET.

Due March 18, “Supermodel” is the follow-up to the group’s 2011 debut, “Torches”, which has sold nearly two million albums and over nine million singles worldwide, including the No. 1 single, “Pumped Up Kicks.”

This Thursday, January 23, Foster The People will play a free show in Los Angeles to celebrate the announcement of the new album.Fans should follow the band's Twitter for more information about tickets and location.

Foster The People
2014 North American tour

Jan 23: Los Angeles, CA—Location TBA
Apr 12: Indio, CA—Coachella
Apr 18: Las Vegas, NV—Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan *
Apr 19: Indio, CA—Coachella
Apr 25: Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium *
Apr 25-27: Kingston, GA—CounterPoint Music Festival
Apr 28: Tulsa, OK—Cain's Ballroom *
Apr 29: Dallas, TX—South Side Ballroom *
Apr 30: Houston, TX—Bayou Music Center *
May 02-4: Tampa, FL—Big Guava Music Festival
May 03: New Orleans, LA—New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 05: Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore Charlotte *
May 09: Boston, MA—House of Blues *
May 13: Toronto, ON—Massey Hall *
May 15: Detroit, MI—The Fillmore Detroit *
May 16: Chicago, IL—Riviera Theater *
May 21: Vancouver, BC—Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
May 22: Portland, OR—Roseland Theater *
June 6-8: New York, NY—Governors Ball Music Festival

*with St. Lucia

See also:

VIDEO: Usher covers Foster The People’s Pumped Up Kicks
Foster The People announce 2012 North American tour
VIDEO: Behind the scenes with Foster The People
VIDEO: Foster The People – Call It What You Want

Thursday, June 14, 2012

VIDEO: Usher covers Foster The People’s Pumped Up Kicks

Usher let loose and showed some of his rock side this week during an appearance on the BBC.

The R&B star was in London to promote his new album, “Looking 4 Myself,” which hit stores on Tuesday; he played a show at the city’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Monday.

On Wednesday, Usher performed a set of tunes on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Series, and among them was a cover of Foster The People’s smash hit “Pumped Up Kicks.”

The singer played bass on the track, which he introduced as “one of my favorites.”

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Usher – Pumped Up Kicks
Original by Foster The People
BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge – London, UK - June 13, 2012

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VIDEO: Usher rocks Saturday Night Live

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Foster The People writing songs for new album

Foster The People are writing material for their sophomore album, and things will kick into gear once the band finishes its world tour with a series of late summer dates in the Middle East.

Frontman Mark Foster tells Billboard that the new album will have "surprises around every corner," although the project is in the very earliest stages of planning right now.

"I think it's going to take a lot of left turns," says Foster. "It's going to be really celebratory -- a lot like our first record (2011's 'Torches') is, but in a different way. I think there's going to be more grit, and I think it's gonna be extremely percussive. I've been listening to a lot of The Clash lately, and a lot of '60s, The Kinks. I think those bands are going to influence the next record heavily."

Foster says he's "starting writing on the road" with a portable studio. "I've got a lot of ideas," he notes. "I've just been writing down lyrical ideas, writing a lot of poetry and stuff like that."

He also has "200 gigs of drums" that the group, including its two adjunct touring musicians, recorded earlier this spring with engineer Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Beck). "We set up a studio for a few days with, like, six different drum kits and a bunch of percussion instruments from around the world," Foster says. "We just played tons of different rhythms, things at different bpm -- fast, slow, medium-paced and stuff that's really tribal, stuff that's really militant, stuff that's really funky, old Motown grooves, and we tracked all of it and ran it through different synthesizers and filters and weird stuff. So now I can just kind of pull different grooves and different things I'm attracted to and start writing over it. Whether or not we use these grooves or if they're going to be just the spark that lights the fire, I'm not really sure."

Foster The People recently released “Houdini,” the fourth single from “Torches.” Mark calls it his "favorite song on the record...I think 'Houdini' squashes 'Pumped Up Kicks.'"

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See also:

Foster The People announce 2012 North American tour
VIDEO: Behind the scenes with Foster The People
VIDEO: Foster The People – Call It What You Want

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Foster The People announce 2012 North American tour

Foster The People are bringing their music to the people next year.

The band has announced a 6-week North American tour, starting May 29 in New York and running into July.

Joining FTP will be three different opening acts covering various portions of the tour – including The Kooks, Tokyo Police Club and Mayer Hawthorne.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 16.

Prior to the North American shows, FTP will play a series of dates in Japan, Australia and Europe.

Foster The People
2012 North American Tour

May 29 - New York, NY - Rumsey Playfield
May 30 - New York, NY - Rumsey Playfield
Jun 01 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
Jun 04 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
Jun 05 - Austin, TX - The Backyard
Jun 07 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun 10 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jun 12 - Montreal, QC - Lachine Canal
Jun 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 15 - Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion
Jun 16 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
Jun 19 - Toronto, ON - Downsview Park
Jun 20 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
Jun 22 - Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Theater
Jun 25 - Burnaby, BC - Deer Lake Park
Jun 26 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theatre
Jun 27 - Portland, OR Edgefield
Jun 29 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
Jun 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
Jul 03 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul 05 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Salttair
Jul 06 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Jul 07 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan

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Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks

See also:

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with Foster The People
VIDEO: Foster The People – Call It What You Want

Sunday, December 4, 2011

VIRAL VIDEO: Biggest Pop hits of 2011 mashup

Think 2011 has just flown by?

What if you could relive it in 4 minutes and 8 seconds?

Now you can, thanks to Mashup Germany, who has taken the biggest pop hits of the year, put them together in a new mashup, and offered it out to music fans.

29 songs have been edited together, starting with Taio Cruz’ “Hangover” and ending with “Judas” by Lady Gaga.

Mashup Germany has provided the following song list for the track, and fans can even download the new mix here.

Mashup Germany
Top Of The Pops 2011 mashup

Taio Cruz – ‘Hangover’
LMFAO – ‘Party Rock Anthem’
Adele – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
David Guetta feat. Usher – ‘Without You’
David Guetta feat. Sia – ‘Titanium’
Snoop Dogg – ‘Sweat’
Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
Avicii – ‘Levels’
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – ‘We Found Love’
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – ‘On the Floor’
Swedish House Mafia – ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’
Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette – ‘Hello’
Aura Dione – ‘Geronimo’
Sak Noel – ‘Loca People’
DJ Antoine – ‘Welcome to St. Tropez’
Britney Spears – ‘Til the World Ends’
LMFAO – ‘Sexy and I Know It’
Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – ‘Moves Like Jagger’
David Guetta feat. Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj – ‘Where Dem Girls At’
Jason Derulo – ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home’
Enrique Iglesias – ‘Tonight’
Pitbull feat. Neyo – ‘Give Me Everything’
Alexandra Stan – ‘Mr. Saxobeat’
Mono & Nikitaman – ‘Dezibel’
Black Eyed Peas – ‘Just Can’t Get Enough‘
Rihanna – ‘S&M’
Foster the People – ‘Pumped Up Kicks’
Coldplay – ‘Paradise‘
Lady Gaga – ‘Judas’

Mashup Germany – Top Of The Pops 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with Foster The People

Foster The People are sharing some behind the scenes video.

The band has offered up footage of the group shooting the “Call It What You Want” video.

The song is the band’s new single from its “Torches” album.

Fans can check out what it takes to get a full video together these days.

“I listened to the song and I immediately knew that this was going to be a huge hit,” says director Ace Norton. "A lot of the things that are happening in this video are kind of inspired by a lot of the nightmares I used to have as a kid."

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Foster The People – Call It What You Want

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VIDEO: Foster The People – Call It What You Want

Thursday, November 3, 2011

VIDEO: Foster The People – Call It What You Want

Foster The People are still riding high on the charts with “Pumped Up Kicks,” and now the band is offering up another video from their “Torches” album.

"Call It What You Want" is the fourth single from their debut, which currently sits at #15 on the Billboard 200 album chart after 23 weeks on the list.

In other FTP news, the band has recently wrapped up its association on its current tour with The Do Good Bus, a transportable community service venture. The Do Good Bus stopped in 24 cities on Foster the People's North American tour from September 13 to October 20, 2011, partnering with local charities from each city and taking fans on community service projects.

Keeping with The Do Good Bus tradition, all of the service projects remained a mystery for fans until they arrived at the project site.

Foster the People and The Do Good Bus partnered on tour to create awareness for local causes, build community among passengers on The Do Good Bus and provide fun, volunteer experiences that would inspire people to volunteer again.

"Going out and volunteering sounds simple, but many people don't volunteer because they don't know where to start," said Mark Foster, lead singer of Foster the People. "The Do Good Bus was a perfect complement to our tour because we were able to do something different every day that matched the needs of the city we were in. It was a great way to show people how to volunteer, and we hope the experience inspires them to continue giving back."

During the tour, Foster the People fans rode The Do Good Bus to mystery projects where they had a chance to: play with children, feed the homeless, plant trees, package food, disassemble mattresses, sort clothing, harvest crops, raise money, move furniture, distribute books, discuss HIV/AIDS prevention, clean up parks, pass out eyeglasses and socks, help with habitat restoration, sanitize toy donations, guerilla garden and paint a mural.

Among their accomplishments, Do Good Bus volunteers/Foster the People fans:

• Raised $25,962 in Austin for the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund;
• Made 8,500 meals for a Dallas, Texas, food bank;
• Distributed 1,700 books to Richmond, Virginia, elementary school students;
• Sorted more than 2,000 pieces of emergency clothing for runaway youth in New York City.

Foster The People are currently on tour across Europe.

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Foster The People – Call It What You Want