Foster the People–that indie pop band you know because of that song that hipsters use to love until it went mainstream (and was, ironically, about killing hipsters)–will be hitting the road this fall. The guys, who released their second album, Supermodel, in March, and are currently touring in Europe, start the new tour in Anchorage, AK, on August 28 and then play a couple shows in Canada, before hitting Seattle for the Bumbershoot Festival on September 1. After that, they’ll jet out to the East Coast to play Penn State, followed by shows in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. The band will play the Ottawa Folk Fest on September 10, then make their way to San Diego via Buffalo, Columbus and Milwaukee.
After a couple performances in the Southwest, they’ll bounce between Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, and then cross the border into Mexico to play the Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City on October 11 and 12. The guys will then make a run through Florida, play a quick show in Louisville, and spend two nights at the United Palace Theater in New York, all before heading back to Mexico to play the Pal Norte Rock Festival in Monterrey on October 31. From there, it’s a run through their home state of California. They’ll finish up at the Santa Barbara Bowl on November 15.
Originally formed as a solo project in 2009 by multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster, Foster the People eventually evolved into a trio with Cubbie Fink on Bass and Mark Pontius on drums. The group gained considerable buzz in 2010, before they were even signed to a record label, thanks to a memorable appearance at SXSW and the online popularity of their song “Pumped Up Kicks.” They eventually put out a debut album, Torches, in 2011 that went Platinum in four countries.