Elton John World News: Breaking News About Elton's Upcoming Oscar Bash

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Wednesday 18 January 2012 @ 17:16 - GMT

The Elton John AIDS Foundation has just announced that their 20th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party will feature a special performance by the Grammy nominated and Billboard chart-topping band, Foster the People. This year's event, hosted by Elton and David Furnish, will be sponsored by Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells Fargo.

Best known for their edgy smash single, Pumped Up Kicks, off their debut album Torches, Foster the People has become a popular indie band. The group will briefly take a break from their world tour just in time to perform at the EJAF Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 26.

"We were thrilled when Sir Elton John asked us to play his Academy Awards party," says Foster the People front-man Mark Foster.  "His foundation has globally impacted the lives of millions of people suffering from HIV/AIDS and we're honoured to be involved in any way we can."

"Torches by Foster the People is one of my favorite albums of 2011 and Pumped Up Kicks was my favourite single," Elton declares. "I'm so thrilled that they are playing at our 20th anniversary Oscar party and I'm so impressed that they want to give back so early in their career."

In the fall of 2009, Mark Foster joined forces with Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius to form Foster the People. Shortly after releasing their first single, Pumped Up Kicks, the band received numerous accolades from high-profile print publications helping to send the track to the top of the charts. They are currently nominated for two Grammy trophies: Best Pop/Duo Group Performance and Best Alternative Album.

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