Indie darlings turned indie men Foster the People are coming to Manila! With a new lineup and a fresh album in their arsenal, they’re bringing their “Sacred Hearts Club Tour” to the KIA Theater on January 26, 2018.

More Than a One-Hit Wonder

Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” proved to be a sleeper hit; Nylon magazine used track for a campaign and after being featured on several blogs, it went viral. Mark Foster, Mark Pontius, and Cubbie Fink began to play shows in festivals like South by Southwest in 2010, leading them to a deal with Columbia imprint label Startime International. The trio began to record their debut album to back up their viral hit and went on to release “Torches” in May of 2011. “Torches” garnered the band three Grammy Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and two NME awards during the album cycle.

They toured non-stop in 2012, stopping by Manila in September of that year where they played the Araneta Coliseum. Their 2014 sophomore album “Supermodel” turned out to be a “more organic, more human” record. Foster’s lyricism focused more on the ugly side of capitalism, consumerism, and society’s outlook on self-worth and social media. The downfall of having a hit like “Pumped Up Kicks” became evident in the new release, with critics claiming that the album is nothing like their 2010 hit—a totally unfair comparison in my opinion.

New Lineup, New Album

In 2015, bassist Cubbie Fink announced his departure from the band to pursue other opportunities. Foster the People carried on with their third debut album “Sacred Hearts Club” in July of this year. They switched up their sound, drawing upon EDM, R&B, dance genres while maintaining their electropop signature. With a new album cycle underway, the remaining members absorbed touring members Sean Cimino and Isom Innis into the band.

Tickets will be available starting Saturday, October 21, on TicketNet Prices and opening acts are yet to be announced. See you there!

Featured image from Campus Vinyl