Foster the People drummer Mark Pontius exits the band

On Wednesday (October 13), the drummer of Foster the People , Mark Pontius, announced that he would be leaving the band after 11 years. The news was posted on the band’s social media as “A Statement from Mark Pontius.”

“I’ve had trouble finding the words to start this ad, so I guess I’ll take off the band-aid and say I’ve decided to leave the band I helped start 11 years ago, Foster the People,” Pontius. the note began.

In the note, the former member of Foster The People, who performed several times in Mexico, the father of a 2-year-old daughter told fans that he hopes to spend his time “watching my son grow up” now that “he has marked everything. that I had on my career wish list. “

Her son is her main reason for leaving Foster The People

The drummer decided to retire to spend more time with his family

“I will miss Mark, Isom and Sean, they are my family forever and I am sure we will work together again one day,” he said of his Foster bandmates, adding: “As for me, I have some ideas. For the future, but I’ll take it one day at a time for now. “

The band was formed in 2009 in Los Angeles and released their debut album Torches in 2011. The album featured the band’s 2010 smash hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was a top five on el Billboard Hot 100and topped the Alternative Airplay chart. The 10th anniversary edition of their debut album, titled Torches X, will be delivered on November 12.

Read Pontius’s full note below

I’ve had trouble finding the words to start this ad, so I guess I’ll take off the band-aid and say that I’ve decided to leave the band I helped start 11 years ago, Foster the People.

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our first album Torches, I am flooded with memories of our sudden success, achieving all my career aspirations in just a few years, and the beautiful times I spent with my brothers in the band. What a privilege it was all, I am eternally grateful for everything.

I’ve grown a lot since we started, and in the couple of years since our last live show, my life has changed in every way. I’ve had a lot of time to myself to reflect on what really matters. Among those things, I became the father of a now 2 year old daughter who has really changed the way I feel about living my life on the road. I am drawn to things closer to home. I’ve seen the world (a couple of times) and I really ticked everything off my career bucket list. Now my aspirations are more about hanging out in nature and watching my son grow up.

These last 2 years have consisted of closing great chapters in my life and, after many comings and goings, I accepted that I am ready for this one to close as well. I say goodbye and move on from today.

I will miss Mark, Isom and Sean, they are my forever family and I am sure we will work together again one day. As for me, I have some ideas for the future, but I’m going to take them one day at a time for now.

Thanks to everyone who supported the band over the years, I love you.

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