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Foster the People opens for Beach Boys at Blossom

February 21, 2012 - Andy Gray
Foster the People must really like The Beach Boys.

The band, led by one-time Clevelander Mark Foster, paid tribute to the California popsters at the Grammy Awards earlier this month. Now the band will open for The Beach Boys on its 50th anniversary tour stop at Blossom Music Center on June 13.

It appears to be a one-shot deal. Foster the People is doing its own headlining tour this summer, and the Blossom show falls on an off-day on its schedule.

According to the press release sent out this morning by Live Nation, Foster went to see the Beach Boys at Blossom when he was 7 years old, which I guess explains the logic behind the odd pairing.

Foster the People’s “Torches” was one of my favorite albums of 2011, but I don’t know if its danceable sound will be embraced by most Beach Boys’ fans looking for nostalgic “Good Vibrations” as the group’s original living members tour together for the first time in decades.

And, frankly, those who want to see Foster the People would rather see the band do a headlining set for less money than pay $35 to $95 to get a pavilion seat for the show (lawn is $25).

Tickets for the Blossom show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The closest Foster the People is getting on its headlining tour is a June 1 show at Lifestyles Community Pavilion in Columbus.


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