Giveaway: Foster The People, Oct. 9 at the AMP

Foster the People

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Update:This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Joseph Hitchcock.

The oppressive heat of the Arkansas summer has vanished, and the refreshing chill of fall is arriving, making it a the perfect time of year for outdoor music.

Just in time, Los Angeles pop band Foster the People is coming to town for a show at the AMP in a few weeks.

The band, best known for their 2011 hit “Pumped up Kicks,” will play the venue on Thursday, Oct. 9 with fellow L.A. band, 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.

Earlier this year, the band released their sophomore album Supermodel, produced by Grammy winner Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence and the Machine, John Legend).

Tickets to the show are $32, and are on sale now at Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

You won’t have to worry about tickets, though, if you’re the winner of our ticket giveaway. Good luck.

How to enter

Not everyone is a musician, but we have a theory that every person on the planet has a good idea for a band name in their back pocket. Just in case.

Leave a comment with your best band name idea, and you’re entered.

What you’ll win

One (1) winner chosen at random will win two general admission (2) tickets to the Foster the People show, Oct. 9 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion.

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • You may only enter this specific contest once.
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers, Walton Arts Center employees, Arkansas Music Pavilion employees, and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until 5 p.m. CST on Friday, Sept. 24
    Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address when filling out the comment form since that’s how we’ll contact you if you’ve won. Once we notify the winners, you’ll have 24 hours to respond via email to claim your prize.
  • You’ll have to provide us with your first and last name (if you win) and then be prepared to show a valid photo ID when picking up your tickets.

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