TVD Ticket Giveaway: The Kooks with Foster the People at MPP, 6/10

Few things in life are actually worth waiting for – but the long-anticipated third studio album from The Kooks is one of them. And you have a chance to win a pair of Pavilion tickets to see the UK pop stars with Foster the People on June 10th at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Despite a three-year wait since their immensely successful sophomore album, The Kooks prove they still have it with 2011’s Junk of the Heart, which the The Guardian calls “winsome, highly listenable harmonic pop.”

There’s quite a line-up of hit makers joining The Kooks on Sunday at Merriweather. Complementing the British invasion-inspired band is the dance-heavy L.A. trio Foster the People, as well as New-Zealand based singer-songwriter Kimbra.

If there’s one thing uniting these three acts, it’s that you’ve likely listened to singles from each of them on repeat while belting out the lyrics. Don’t try to deny it – Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” is probably stuck in your head right now. The Kooks have “Always Where I Need To Be,” among others. And while the American version of Kimbra’s album just debuted, she also has the song-stealing cameo in Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

While there’s more to each of these artists than the just these pop hooks, there is also a certain joy in knowing every single word to a great song – and having the chance to sing along to it with thousands of your closest friends. Sounds like the perfect way to kick off summer.

For your chance to win two Pavilion tickets, tell us which summer hit you’re singing in the shower these days.

Personally I haven’t been able to get “Shine On” out of my head since 2008. And that’s just fine by me.

We’ll choose one winner for the pair of tickets on Friday (6/8) at noon! The winner must confirm the tickets via email by 5pm.

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  • SCS1

    Really liking “The Rifle’s Spiral” Shins

  • plock

    “That’s what’s up” E Sharpe & Zeros

  • MrsZebra74

    “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove

  • Chadley

    “baby’s on fire” by die antwoord

  • Helloleash

    Ho Hey- The Lumineers!

  • Chris

    “Some Nights” by Fun

  • JessicaEWilson

    Sadly, I can’t seem to get Call Me Maybe out of my head… Is it a crime? Yes! Can I help it? Maybe If I won these tickets, and had the chance to have my brain infused with some worthy summer hits, by some very talented artists. 

  • ERichxx

    R U Mine? – Arctic Monkeys

  • breton365

    “payphone” by Maroon 5 has been stuck in my head for weeks! (and it’s always on the radio)

  • AlanSimpson

    Payphone and Call Me Maybe. So much so that i think I need to write a mash up of the two. They seem to fit well together

  • weatherman2111

    Gotye and Kimbra.

  • zeusofolympus

    National Anthem by Lana Del Rey

  • Nikki P

    All of Soundsystem by 311!!

  • columbiakev

    I can’t get that damn Gotye song ” Somebody that I used to know” out of my head!!

  • lindamac7

    Call Me Maybe won’t leave my head. It was cute and catchy the first 100 times I heard it. Now it’s just an ear worm lol help!

  • Brettkid02

    Definitely “somebody that I used to know!”

  • Dubs

    Gold on the Ceiling- The Black Keys

  • jamohnit

    “Glad You Came” by The Wanted… it won’t leave my head and I can’t get away from it…..seems to be playing everywhere I go.  Kinda funny…now knowing what the song is about! 🙂

  • peluja1012

    “Midnight City” by M83

  • zwmusic

    Myth by Beach House! Good luck getting that song out of your head.

  • clarissa

    “Memory Police” by HRVRD

  • JanRigelGalvan

    “swimming song” by Vetiver.

  • TimGallagher

    @Schools Out,my 12 yr.old son gets out of school this week.We both like the Foster the People.Would be a great way to kick off the summer!

  • manayer

    fun. ‘we are young’

  • Jenny

    “Call Me Maybe.” I feel comforted by the number of people who also have this constantly stuck in their head.

  • oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!


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