What songs will Foster the People play in concert?
Foster the People is a new indie pop group that broke new ground and dominated charts in 2011 with their breakthrough debut Torches and its killer summer smash single, “Pumped Up Kicks.” The group is touring in support of that record’s seismic pop follow-up, Supermodel. The record expands on their traditional percussive based pop formula through bigger rock tracks, extended jams, and some slower melodic pieces. Supermodel is an intriguing, voluptuous, and elastic sound that dips into different genre bending styles. The group plays a lot of material from both their debut and their new sophomore release.
The band has two rotating openers. “Life on the Nickel” is a Torches era track and an odd opening choice considering it was one of the least well known tracks from that first album. They also open with “Ask Yourself,” but they may push that a little later in the set as well.
“Pumped Up Kicks” will appear towards the end of the main set or as the opener to the encore set. The group traditionally sticks to the same 15 or so songs, but will mingle their order. The most obvious pattern you notice is that Foster the People never sandwich two big singles next to each other. The only exception to this rule is their inclusion of “Pumped Up Kicks” as the encore opener, followed by an exciting rendition of “Helena Beat” that closes out the main set.
The oddest omission may be the rambunctiously fun “Call it What You Want.” The group flexes some deeper cuts from the album, and with only two studio releases to their name they can easily get away with it for now. “A Beginner’s Guide to Destroying the Moon” is a setlist staple, as well as the electronically infused bass thumping “Best Friend.”
Life on the Nickel
Are You What You Want to Be?
Call It What You Want
A Beginner’s Guide to Destroying the Moon
Coming of Age
Goats in Trees
Pumped Up Kicks
Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)
How long is a Foster the People concert?
The concert is roughly 90 minutes. With only two albums to work with (the first being just 35 minutes long) this is an appropriate set length.
Who is the opening act?
Lykke Li from Sweden is dominating the indie pop world. Her style is reminiscent of mainstream pop, but she carries this big indie credibility with her that is intoxicating. She is currently touring in support of her third full length album, I Never Learn.
St. Lucia is a little less well known. The pop songwriter is most popularly known for his new astounding single, “When the Night.”
How do I get access to presale tickets for Foster the People’s tour?
There are a number of ways to obtain presale tickets for Foster the People in 2014. The first is through the band’s official website. When the band makes an official tour announcement, they provide a special link for presales. Take advantage of these quickly because they go fast. No fan club membership is required. The link is to a trustworthy ticket distributor known as CrowdSurge, and the resource works with many big and smaller acts in providing reliable presales.
Two more roundabout options exist. Presale Passwords Info collects presales from a variety of sources and offers them in one accessible place. An individual needs an account with TicketMaster for physical ticket purchase.
TicketCrusader works in the same way, but they are a little less popular. You still need an account with them as well as TicketMaster for purchase.
Who is Foster the People’s publicist and press contact?
“He does the Travolta On Ice. He does the Moonjerk. He does the Funky Thom Yorke. Once in almost every song, FTP frontman Mark Foster floats away from his keyboard on silky heels, clicking his fingers or bashing a cowbell, and gets lost in his own unique dance moves. He’s so enthralled and enraptured by his own music that the cynics among us – you can spot them by the notepads – might argue he’s in a state of constant celebration at having gotten away with it.” – Mark Beaumont of NME
“As the band waned towards their encore, the energy diverged into the more serious. Though they can’t do anything about it’s massive radio success, the band still treat “Pumped Up Kicks” with all of the somber respect it deserves. The song’s message about broken homes and social outcast is never more evident than it is in the live setting, with Mark and his band playing their biggest single without once coaxing the crowd into hokey participation at the expense of the moral.” – Gerrit Feenstra of KEXP Seattle
“The Grog [venue] was filled with baby boomers, hipsters, bros, and tweens — all anxiously waiting to hear Foster play songs from their recently released debut album Torches. The entire crowd danced and sang enthusiastically to every note and word Foster and his band played. They covered almost every song from Torches, as they jumped, banged, and grooved along to the music, earning the buzz currently swirling around them.” – Michael Gallucci of the Cleveland Scene
Foster the People Get Pumped Up For 2012 Tour Tour Opening Acts: The Kooks, Kimbra, Tom Eddy
Started February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California | Ended October 21, 2012 in Mountain View, California
Torches Tour 2011 Tour Opening Acts: Kimbra
Started June 6, 2011 in San Francisco, California | Ended December 4, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota