Foster the People continue their long string of shows and encourage peace and unity in Houston

Days after their Weekend 1 performance at Austin City Limits music festival, Foster the People brought their Sacred Hearts Club Tour to Houston, Texas for a mid-week performance.

The band, who broke through with their single ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ in 2010, released their third record Sacred Hearts Club via Columbia Records on July 21. It follows on from 2014’s ‘Supermodel’ and their recent EP ‘III’, released in April.

They opened up the show with their new indie-pop hit “Pay the Man” and even covered The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.” Near the end of their performance, front man Mark Foster took a moment to address the audience about current events in this country and the influences they had on the making of their new album. He said, “With this record, it’s like I felt every morning I woke up, you know, and I would look at the headlines in the news, and there was just something catastrophic that happened… I felt like on this record I really just wanted to make something joyful. The media will show you the bad, and try to divide us, but there is also good. It’s up to us to come together.”

It was a heartfelt moment well-received by the fans, and while our views and beliefs may certainly differ from one another, the band achieved their goal of creating a joyful atmosphere. For one night, we could put aside our differences to come together and enjoy the music.

Adrian Salinas

Adrian Salinas is a photographer in Houston. See his photos at instagram.com/adriansa_.

Foster the People continue their long string of shows and encourage peace and unity in Houston

Days after their Weekend 1 performance at Austin City Limits music festival, Foster the People brought their Sacred Hearts Club Tour to Houston, Texas for a mid-week performance.

The band, who broke through with their single ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ in 2010, released their third record Sacred Hearts Club via Columbia Records on July 21. It follows on from 2014’s ‘Supermodel’ and their recent EP ‘III’, released in April.

They opened up the show with their new indie-pop hit “Pay the Man” and even covered The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.” Near the end of their performance, front man Mark Foster took a moment to address the audience about current events in this country and the influences they had on the making of their new album. He said, “With this record, it’s like I felt every morning I woke up, you know, and I would look at the headlines in the news, and there was just something catastrophic that happened… I felt like on this record I really just wanted to make something joyful. The media will show you the bad, and try to divide us, but there is also good. It’s up to us to come together.”

It was a heartfelt moment well-received by the fans, and while our views and beliefs may certainly differ from one another, the band achieved their goal of creating a joyful atmosphere. For one night, we could put aside our differences to come together and enjoy the music.

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