From left to right: Mark Pontius (drums), Cubbie Fink (bass) and Mark Foster (vocals)
The guys of Foster The People came to greet the press and fans at their presscon earlier today sharing their different inspirations and stories behind their songs, videos and their hit album, "Torches". Before taking questions from the media, they were surprised by a Gold Record award from Ivory Music and Video for the impressive sales of their debut album in the Philippines! Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius mentioned that they'd still want people to experience the joy of physically getting an album of your favorite artist. And looks like their Filipino fans wanted the same thing too, proved by their Gold award.
"I'm so excited to be here right now, seriously." Vocalist and lead songwriter Mark Foster candidly told the press. Apparently, he's the 3rd generation Foster to come to the Philippines. His grandfather came here in the 1940's, his father in the 70's and Mark, in the 21st century, touring along with his internationally famous band. To share further, he read an e-mail from his father that he stayed in Baguio while serving the Peace Corps.
The guys from Maroon 5 have also a lot of good things to say about the Philippines and no wonder the news got to Mark. "Everybody can sing on pitch. The whole crowd sings along and they sound amazing," This was enough to pump up this indie rock band for their show tonight at the Big Dome and the fact that they are playing where Ali VS. Frasier's "Thrilla In Manila" happened.
If these aren't enough to pump you guys up too, watch the video below and listen to Mark Foster's story about his dad's funny encounter at the Baguio Cathedral! Plus, check out their photos from the press conference HERE
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