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Artist Update: Foster The People

posted April 30, 2012, 1:06 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Torches, Foster The People, Houdini


A month shy of the one year anniversary of Torches, Foster The People have released the video for their fourth single, “Houdini.”  The video premiered worldwide on MTV recently.  Directed by Daniels (The Shins, Chromeo, Battles), the video for “Houdini” is a darkly comedic take on the age-old saying “the show must go on.”

On the heels of groundbreaking performances at this year’s 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® and Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Oscar Party, Foster The People will kick off their Summer tour on May 29th including  three sold-out nights in New York City’s Central Park playing to 17,000. The band will also make their debut at this year’s Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival.  Foster The People will go on to play multiple sold-out shows in major cities around North America, including nights at Chicago’s Congress Theatre, the Gibson Theatre in Los Angeles, and a performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado (see all dates below). Support along the way will include The Kooks, Tokyo Police Club, Mayer Hawthorne & The County and Kimbra.

During their summer tour (tour dates below), Foster The People will reunite with The Beach Boys in Cubbie Fink’s hometown of San Diego, CA at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, as well as in Mark Foster’s hometown amphitheater, Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

Foster The People released their GRAMMY nominated album Torches in May of 2011 which, to date, has sold over 800,000 copies in the US. The band’s GRAMMY nominated single “Pumped Up Kicks” has now been certified 4x platinum. 

 

 

Foster The People on tour:

5/12        Carson, CA                        KIIS FM Wango Tango

5/25       San Diego, CA                    Cricket *Opening for The Beach Boys
5/29       New York, NY                    Rumsey Playfield  (SOLD OUT) &*
5/30       New York, NY                    Rumsey Playfield  (SOLD OUT) &*
6/1         Columbus, OH                   The LC Pavilion (SOLD OUT)  &*

6/2         Kansas City, KS                  Livestrong Sporting Park

6/4         Grand Prairie, TX              Verizon Theatre &*

6/5         Austin, TX                            The Backyard (SOLD OUT)  &*

6/7         Alpharetta, GA                  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park &*

6/8         Manchester, TN               Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

6/10       Columbia, MD                   Merriweather Post Pavilion &*

6/11       New York, NY                    Summerstage (SOLD OUT) $*

6/12       Montreal QC                      Lachine Canal $*

6/13       Cuyahoga Falls, OH          Blossom *Opening for The Beach Boys

6/14       Philadelphia, PA               Mann Center for the Performing Arts $*

6/15       Boston, MA                        Bank Of America Pavilion  (SOLD OUT) $*

6/17       Detroit, MI                          The Fillmore Detroit (SOLD OUT) $*

6/19       Toronto, ON                       Downsview Park $*

6/20       Chicago, IL                           Congress Theater  (SOLD OUT) $*

6/21       Chicago, IL                           Congress Theater  (SOLD OUT) $*

6/22       Minneapolis, MN             US Bank Theater at Target Center $*

6/25       Burnaby, BC                       Deer lake Park

6/26       Seattle, WA                        WaMu Theatre AT Qwest Field @*

6/27       Troutdale, OR                    Edgefield Amp (SOLD OUT) @*

6/29       Berkeley, CA                      Greek Theatre Berkeley (SOLD OUT) @*

6/30       Universal City, CA            Gibson Amp.  (SOLD OUT) @*

7/1         Universal City, CA            Gibson Amp. (SOLD OUT) @*

7/3         Morrison, CO                     Red Rocks Amp @*

7/5         Magna, UT                          The Great Salt Air @*

7/6         Phoenix, AZ                        Comerica Theatre @*

7/7         Las Vegas, NV                    Cosmopolitan  @*

 

& The Kooks opening

$ Tokyo Police Club opening

@ Mayer Hawthorne & the County

* Kimbra is supporting all dates

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