The Bryce Jordan Center today announced a performance by Los Angeles band Foster the People and opening act The Velvet Teen at 8 p.m. Sept. 5.
Indie-rock trio Foster the People, founded by jingle writer Mark Foster, is known for its melodic and atmospheric dance-oriented pop.
After releasing the viral single “Pumped Up Kicks” in 2010, the band performed at Coachella and SXSW, and its song made it to Billboard’s Alternative Songs, Rock Songs and Hot 100 charts. The song also was featured on the TV shows “Gossip Girl” and “Homeland.”
In 2011, the band released its debut album, “Torches,” which earned the trio a Grammy Award nomination. Pitchfork reviewer Stephen M. Deusner said of the album, “The hooks are so big, blunt and persistent that even my 4-year-old niece counts Foster the People as her favorite band.”
This year, Foster the People continued its run with its sophomore album “Supermodel.”
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 27 at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium and Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets cost $39 and 35.50, and admission for Penn State students cost $20 with valid Penn State ID courtesy of UPAC.