Foster the People brought their U.S. tour to a close with an energetic performance at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, July 7. The Grammy-nominated indie-pop trio rocked the sold-out crowd with hits such as “Miss You,” “Don’t Stop” and an encore featuring “Pumped Up Kicks.”
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
Earlier in the day prior to the concert, Foster the People invited fans and local Las Vegas residents to join in on an afternoon of volunteering at The Cambridge Recreation Center. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. volunteers came together with band members Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius and local artist Jerry Misko to bring art inspired restoration to the Cambridge Skate Park located at 3930 Cambridge, Las Vegas.
Together, the crowd of volunteers helped to create a mural with the goal of visually creating an environment that provides additional inspiration to the kids that skate at the park on a daily basis. The effort was part of Foster the People’s Do Good Project, which is an effort to inspire fans to give back to their communities.
Foster the People released their chart-topping, acclaimed debut Torches in May 2011. The album, which includes the four-time platinum single “Pumped Up Kicks,” catapulted the band into a whirlwind of successes leading into 2012’s Grammy nominations for “Best Alternative Album” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.”
Next up at the summer concert series at the Boulevard Pool is Bloc Party and Santigold on Saturday, August 11 and Jane’s Addiction on Friday, September 7. Photo credit: Erik Kabik/ erikkabik.com
Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.