Foster the People is one of the hottest new indie pop groups to take the music world by storm. Founded recently in 2009, it is not often a group rises to such fame almost overnight. Foster the People became a viral sensation in 2010 following their song “Pumped Up Kicks”. They signed to Columbia Records and took off with performances at Coachella 2010 and South by Southwest in Texas. Their debut album Torches, released May 2011, became both a radio hit as well as No. 1 on Billboards Alternative Songs charts, and No. 3 on both the Rock Songs Chart and the Billboard Hot 100. Foster the People also made charts on the Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 Charts.
Lead singer of Foster the People, Mark Foster, was raised in Cleveland. He moved to Los Angeles after High School where he struggled in the alternative music subculture, working odd jobs, and drug addiction. When he was twenty-two Foster was signed with Aftermath Entertainment but that quickly fell through. He became a commercial jingle writer for Mophonics in 2008. He credits his musical revival and inspiration to learning what works in the commercial world. He also states the experience invigorated his confidence in his musical abilities as he successfully wrote hip hop songs then electronic songs, spiritual songs, classical piano, and more. This wide range of exploration also led to his unique musical styling’s with Foster the People.
After their debut tour in 2010 and not much stage experience, Foster the People released their first album in 2011, Torches. They also performed at Coachella 2011. After cutting their teeth on live acts and performances, Foster the People is looking at a full 2012. Already the band has been nominated for Grammy and Brit Awards in 2011 and 2012. With tour dates scheduled through August 26th 2012, Foster the People has scheduled two performance dates in Los Angeles, with a June 29th date at the Greek Theatre and June 30th/July 29th performances at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Don’t miss your chance to see Foster the People life in Los Angeles by ordering your Greek Theatre Foster the People tickets and Gibson Amphitheatre Foster the People Tickets. Barry’s Tickets works hard to carry exclusive tickets to the hottest Foster the People shows nationwide and now you can order yours today!