UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- SLP Concerts/Knitting Factory will present Foster the People and The Velvet Teen at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Formed in Los Angeles in 2009 by multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Mark Foster, indie rock trio Foster the People is known for their melodic and atmospheric, dance-oriented pop. Their single "Pumped Up Kicks" picked up considerable buzz online and alongside packed performances at Texas music showcase SXSW. This inevitably garnered the attention of major labels, which they signed to Columbia’s Startime International. The song became a worldwide hit and was featured on television shows such as "Gossip Girl" and "Homeland."
The band released its debut record, "Torches," and then embarked on tours across North America and Europe to support its release. In 2012 they took home the Billboard Music Awards' Top Rock Song accolade and were nominated for a host of others honors, including Grammy, BRIT, NME and Teen Choice awards.
In 2014, Foster the People returned with their sophomore album, "Supermodel," and are currently touring in Europe in support of that release.
Tickets for general admission and reserved theater seats are $39 and $35.50. University Park student tickets are $20 courtesy of the University Park Allocation Committee with a valid Penn State ID.
A UPAC presale will be held from 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium and Penn State Downtown Theatre only.
Only a limited amount of UPAC tickets are available.