Bullseye Records of Canada

Bullseye Records of Canada

April 11, 2005 10:00 ET

Klaatu To Reunite And Play For The First Time in 23 Years

Fans of the legendary Canadian band Klaatu, once thought to be The Beatles, are coming from as far away as Switzerland, Denmark and Germany to participate in events that start Friday, May 6, 2005 Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor TORONTO, ONTATIO--(CCNMatthews - April 11, 2005) - Editors Note: Picture to accompany this release is available on the PR Direct website.

It was 28 years ago that reporter Steve Smith of the Providence Journal newspaper theorized that a mystery band by the name of Klaatu - otherwise known as Canadian musicians John Woloschuk, Dee Long and Terry Draper - might actually be the Beatles in disguise. Following the hype and multi-platinum album sales of their debut record '3:47 EST', featuring the band's hit song "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft", which was also made famous by The Carpenters, fans of the group were able to see beyond the marketing and media machine and appreciate the act on its own terms - specifically through the music.

More than two decades later, the fans have never abandoned their heroes. On May 7, 2005 at the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel Toronto Airport, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto. Fans First Incorporated in association with Klaatu's Canadian distributor Bullseye Records of Canada presents Klaatu*Kon: World Contact Day, 2005.

Together in public for the first time in 23 years, the original three members of Klaatu will reunite for a day of celebration to commemorate the release of their new CD anthology, "Sun Set: 1973 - 1981" a collection of rarities, demos, outtakes and live performances. "With the release of the Sun Set' to retail in June, the band members felt it important to promote the CDs as they would have back in the days when they were releasing brand new studio albums. This boxed set will be their last collective output on CD and the three original members are 100% behind promoting it.", explains Bullseye Records President Jaimie Vernon.

The original trio will be performing a short acoustic set of material from their studio albums, as well as signing autographs, answering questions, and having photos taken with attendees. John Woloschuk says, "I look forward to meeting Klaatu fans in person and the opportunity to perform some of our tunes that we have never performed publicly before."

Fans of the semi-legendary Toronto band are coming from as far away as Switzerland, Denmark and Germany as well as from all over Canada and the US to participate in events that start Friday, May 6 and culminate on Sunday, May 8. These events include a magical bus tour of Toronto, a buffet breakfast, and a charity auction of Klaatu items donated by band members and fans alike for the benefit of Canadian Feed The Children.

Special guests from the band's career will also be attending including former manager and Daffodil Records president Frank Davies, Rhode Island journalist Steve Smith who originally formulated the Beatles rumour in February of 1977, and Klaatu's Juno nominated graphic designer Ted Jones.

"The response to this has been wonderful," Fans First Incorporated president Sharon Vernon said. "Our staff is really looking forward to putting on a show that these long-time fans will remember for years to come."

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