Wednesday, April 11, 2007

This World Fair begins tour today

Minneapolis based rock band This World Fair will make their major label debut on August 14 with their self-titled album, released through Rethink/EMI. Prior to the release, the band will launch a 14-stop tour (including dates with Phantom Planet and Guster) throughout April and May (tour dates below), wrapping up with a show in their hometown on May 26.

This World Fair is comprised of lead vocalist, pianist and guitarist Chris Kalgren; guitarist Zack Carroll; bassist George Hadfield and drummer Jordan Medina. After committing the last two years to writing, recording and touring, Kalgren and the band have emerged delivering highly emotive, insightful and melodic rock to their recordings and live shows. The band pulls from a wide variety of musical influences, but prefers to let their growing legion of fans define their sound. With a heavily trafficked MySpace page ( and a growing national fan base, This World Fair is bracing for a big year ahead.

This World Fair’s original song, “Don’t Make Me Wait,” is prominently featured in the upcoming DreamWorks thriller Disturbia. The film, directed by D.J. Caruso (Two for the Money; Taking Lives) and starring Shia LaBeouf (I, Robot; Even Stevens, Holes, and upcoming Transformers) will be in theatres nationwide on April 13. The soundtrack for the film, which includes “Don’t Make Me Wait,” was released on April 3 and is in stores now. A music video for the song, directed by Caruso, stars Kalgren as a main character in a storyline shadowing the movie plot.

This World Fair is managed by Stephen Short and Randy Spencer for Ping Pong Music and represented by Bryan Myers and Jeff Krones for Creative Artists Agency (CAA). This World Fair’s self-titled debut full-length CD will be released on Rethink/EMI on August 14.

Upcoming Residency Tour Dates for This World Fair include:

April 11 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
April 12 Frankie’s Inner City Toledo, OH
April 21 MSU Union Ballroom East Lansing, MI (w/ Phantom Planet)
April 24 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
May 1 University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI (w/ Guster)
May 2 Schuba’s Chicago, IL
May 8 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
May 12 The Loft Madison, WI
May 15 & 22 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
May 24 Frankie’s Inner City Toledo, OH
May 26 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN

For more information on This World Fair including updated tour dates, photos and more, please visit their website or join them on MySpace at

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