| June 21, 2011 | Comments (1,233)

California’s Foster The People are currently on tour for their debut album “Torches” which was released on May 24th, 2011. This past weekend, the band played at the National venue in Montreal for a sold out show and this is the case for almost every show of their tour until October!  The band was formed in 2009 and they are already number one on the Billboard’s alternative song charts in the United States with their song Pumped Up Kicks and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 23rd! This proves that even though the band is just starting, they are definitely headed for popularity shortly.

Opening for them was Gardens & Villa, a band from Santa Barbara that heat up the crowd until around 9:15 pm, to let the stage to the very awaited Foster’s.

Foster The People took over the stage about fifteen minutes later. Mark Foster, lead singer, arrived on stage with his troupe with a glowing smile on his face. They started immediately their set for the frantic crowd that was waiting for them anxiously. Originally a three piece band, the touring five used 4 keyboards, 3 drum stations, mixers, guitar and bass foundations and that was really impressive to see them swapping between every instruments. Being only at their first album, fans had the chance to hear all the songs of their debut full length. Hits like of course Pumped Up kicks, Helena Beat, Houdini and Broken Jaw which is my favorite.  Mark Foster’s voice is clearly the strength of the band, a little high-pitched which is often making him compared to Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5.  

They were vibrant and energetic and that was contagious, with their youthful vibe they were able to hook everyone in the place. People were dancing, waving hands in the air and singing along the whole time. The whole band showed so much enthusiasm throughout the show! They were not too chatty with us but it wasn’t a problem at all, they were so nice, smiling and laughing all the time that we didn’t really care about it! 

The band did come back on stage at the end for encore as the crowd was yelling so loud for them to come back it was amazing! After one more song, the band left for good leaving the crowd satisfied and happy. Even though they are really young, they do a great job onstage and Mark Foster, seemed to be comfortable as a lead. Of course, with times they will evolve with experience, and just get even better!

Unfortunately we don’t have photos from the Montreal show, but we do have a few from the Toronto one that was held this past weekend as well! CLICK HERE FOR DAVE LOGAN’S PHOTOS!

Find out more about Foster the people on theses websites:

Tour dates:

Jun 21 
Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT New York, NY

Jun 22 
9:30 Club – SOLD OUT Washington, DC

Jun 24
dcode Festival Madrid, SPAIN

Jun 26
Glastonbury-SOLD OUT Glastonbury, UNITED KINGDOM

Jun 28
TLA Philadelphia, PA

Jun 29 
Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN , US

Jun 30
Masquerade Atlanta, GA, US

Jul 1
Warehouse Live Houston, Texas, US

Jul 2
Emos – SOLD OUT Austin, TX

Jul 3
The Loft Dallas, TX

Jul 5
Rialto Theatre-Tucson Tucson, AZ, US

Jul 7
El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT Los Angeles, CA

Jul 8
El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT Los Angeles, CA

Jul 14 
Hultsfred Festival Hultsfred, SE

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