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A LETTER FROM MARK REGARDING AN UPDATE ON THE MURAL

Fri August 1, 2014

For the past few weeks since Mayor Garcetti saw your petition and intervened to halt the painting of our mural, we have been in discussions with the City to try and come up with a solution that works for everyone. After reviewing more closely and exploring all possible options, it has been determined that the current mural needs to be painted over. 

However, the Mayor’s Office has offered to give us a space in the city to create a NEW mural that can live for years to come. When we get back from tour, I am going to assemble a creative team of some of my favorite artists and friends in Los Angeles to collaborate on the design of the new mural. When it comes time to paint, I would love for all of you to get involved in putting this new work on the wall so we can all experience creating something together and truly embrace the rise of downtown Los Angeles as a community.  

My only request is that you respect this process and quietly let them do what they need to do to return the building on 5th and Main to its original state. Everybody involved knows it’s not an easy situation and I would love it if our side would be graceful about this transition. 

I’m excited to build something new. I want to thank you again for all your support. It’s been a beautiful thing to witness a unified voice realized. I’m looking forward to hearing that voice again when it’s time to invest our energy into a new work of art for the city. Bless. 

-Mark

OFFICIAL MURAL STATEMENT FROM FOSTER THE PEOPLE, THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES & SANTA FE LOFTS

Fri August 1, 2014

The City of Los Angeles, Foster the People, and Capital Foresight have explored all the options for the mural at 539 S. Los Angeles Street. However, since the Santa Fe Lofts is a State Historic Building that receives tax credits for maintaining original design features under the Mills Act, it is necessary to remove the mural to return this historic property to its original state.

We all agree that public art is part of what makes L.A. great, so the Mayor’s Office, Foster the People, and Capital Foresight have committed to working together to create a new mural in another downtown location that all Angelenos can enjoy for many years.  Details of the mural will be revealed at a later date.

SUPERMODEL MURAL

Tue July 15, 2014

Thank you to everyone who came down to the mural yesterday and all of you who signed the petition! You surprised everyone and saved this mural. Your overwhelming support has been inspiring. Thank you Mayor Eric Garcetti for listening and intervening on such short notice. Thank you Los Angeles Times for covering the story. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the mural if you are in Los Angeles: 539 S. Los Angeles St.

Supermodel Mural Update

Fri July 11, 2014

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Our Supermodel mural must come down by Monday July 14th. This news has come as a surprise and disappointment to me and everyone else that collaborated on making this project happen. This mural was our contribution to the city of Los Angeles - our kiss of color to the city we love. The permits that we were told were approved, have retroactively been denied due to a number of issues involving the building and the city. Therefore, we wanted to let you know that it will be there for the next few days in case you haven’t seen it and want a chance to visit before it comes down. 
 
Thank you for all your support. The show that we played in January under the mural was a landmark for me and my personal relationship with this city. Never did I think I would be involved in creating an art piece of this scale and magnitude. We feel truly honored to have been able to share it with you over the last year. Art brings to life things that can seemingly be dead, and can put a fresh perspective on things that are living. It’s so important we keep creating. 
 
Soon a space that used to have art on it will be blank. We won’t be able to fill that exact space, but if we are conscious of what we are losing, we can be conscious of creating something in its place and continue to keep the creative world in balance. 
 
Lastly, we are going to be filming the painting over of the mural. We will have a camera documenting YOUR THOUGHTS on July 14th from 8am to 7pm at the site of the mural and would love to speak with you about art, your history with Los Angeles, music, community, and anything else that you might have on your heart. 

Sincerely,

Mark Foster

Fall US Tour Announced & Pseudologia Fantastica Animated Video Premiere

Mon June 23, 2014

Foster The People are happy to announce new Fall US tour dates, including shows at New York’s United Palace Theater and the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available at 10am local time this Wednesday, June 25 at www.fosterthepeople.com. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 27 at 10am local time. You can check out a complete list of dates below.

Additionally, watch the premiere of the new animated video for “Pseudologia Fantastica” via Juxtapoz HERE

New Fall US Tour Dates:

August 28: Anchorage, AK—Moose’s Tooth Pub
September 5: University Park, PA—Penn State University - Bryce Jordan Center ∆
September 8: Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE-Outdoors ∆
September 11: Buffalo, NY—Canalside ∆
September 12: Columbus, OH—The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre ∆
September 13: Milwaukee, WI—Eagles Ballroom ∆
September 27: San Diego, CA—RIMAC Arena
September 30: Las Cruces, NM—Pan American Center-New Mexico State University ††
October 2: Oklahoma City, OK—Downtown Airpark
October 8: Columbia, MO—The Blue Note-Outdoors
October 16: Miami Beach, FL—The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
October 18: Orlando, FL—Hard Rock Live
October 20: Louisville, KY—Louisville Palace
October 24: New York, NY—United Palace Theater
October 25: New York, NY—United Palace Theater
November 8: Oakland, CA—Fox Theater &
November 10: Sacramento, CA—Memorial Auditorium &
November 14: Los Angeles, CA—Shrine Auditorium & 
November 15: Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl & 


†† with Fitz & The Tantrums
∆ with The Velvet Teen
& with Sylvan Esso

Best Friend

Thu May 29, 2014

Foster The People are excited to share their new music video for “Best Friend”. The video, directed by Brewer, can be seen here http://smarturl.it/BestFriendVid

Torches Goes Platinum

Tue May 6, 2014

Foster The People’s debut album Torches has just been certified Platinum by the RIAA, and “Pumped Up Kicks” has been certified six times Platinum. The new album Supermodel is now on sale on ITunes for $7.99. You can buy it HERE.  

Additionally, you can watch the band perform their new single “Best Friend” on “The Late Show with David Letterman” tonight, May 6 at 11:35pm ET/10:35pm CT on CBS. 

#FosterTour

Fri April 25, 2014

You can follow along with Foster The People on tour and share your Instagram photos and videos on the band’s tour map HERE by tagging your show photos with #FosterTour.  

Also, watch Foster The People’s performance of “Best Friend” on Jimmy Kimmel Live HERE, and listen to the band’s live session for Spotify HERE.

Additional US Tour Dates Announced

Mon April 14, 2014

Foster The People are excited to announce additional US tour dates, including a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO on August 6, supported by Lykke Li. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available at 10am local time this Wednesday, April 16. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 18, at 10am local time at www.fosterthepeople.com

May 8: Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom**
August 4: Maplewood, MN - Myth*
August 5: Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Stir Cove*
August 6: Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater*+
August 9: Troutdale, OR - Edgefield*

* With NONONO

** With St. Lucia
+ With Lykke Li

Nevermind (Alternate Version)

Tue April 1, 2014

You can now listen to the alternate version of “Nevermind”, plus a playlist curated by the band, exclusively on Spotify HERE.

Also, you can watch Supermodel Episode (V) on FILTER, which explores the making of the song “Best Friend.”

Supermodel is now available on iTunesAmazon MP3 and in the web store