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Los Angeles indie-pop band Foster the People was added to the fall lineup at the Arkansas Music Pavilion this week.
The band, best known for their 2011 hit Pumped up Kicks, will play Thursday, Oct. 9. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show should begin at 7 p.m.
2014 AMP lineup
June 7 – Blake Shelton
June 20 – Darius Rucker / Pat Green
July 7 – Willie Nelson / Allison Krauss / Jason Isbell
July 12 – Miranda Lambert / Swon Brothers / RaeLynn
July 24 – Steely Dan / Bobby Broom Organi-sation
Aug. 2 – Pepe Aguilar
Aug. 3 – Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Aug. 7 – Tim McGraw / Kip Moore / Cassadee Pop
Aug. 15 – Boston
Aug. 23 – Cheech & Chong and War
Aug. 29 – Foreigner / Uncrowned Kings
Sept. 11 – Jake Owen / Eli Young Band / Cadillac Three
Sept. 26 – The Avett Brothers
Oct. 5 – Santana
Oct. 9 – Foster the People / Fitz and the Tantrums
Foster the People was formed in 2009 by multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster, who began recording the band’s signature dance-y melodic pop before adding bassist Cubbie Fink and drummer Mark Pontius.
The following year, the band posted the ultra-catchy Pumped up Kicks to their website, where it took off almost immediately. The track garnered an instant online buzz and radio play, and lead to a packed SXSW showcase. Ultimately, it landed the band a contract with Columbia’s Startime International label. When the song appeared on the band’s 2011 self-titled EP, it became a worldwide hit.
The band just released their sophomore album Supermodel earlier this year, produced by Grammy-winner, Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence and the Machine, John Legend).
Fellow Los Angeles band Fitz and the Tantrums will open the show.
Tickets are $32, and go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15 at waltonartscenter.org.