by Jahna Peloquin
File this under the “seems too good to be true” department: iconic comedic actor Bill Murray, known to crash a party in New York City and at SXSW, just announced a Party Crashing Tour of the U.S. of A. this August – and he’s planning a Minneapolis stop. There’s no telling where he’ll be crashing, but people are already talking about hosting karaoke parties. It could all be a hoax, but we’re hoping not.
More details according to Murray’s agent: “All we ask is that if Mr. Murray does decide to crash your party, please give him his space. He’s a human being, just like you and me. He’s just looking for a good time and a fun way to connect with fans.” Horner then went on to explain more details about the tour, “At these parties, Mr. Murray does not want to be called ‘Bill Murray’ but instead wants to be referred to as ‘Kaiser Soze’. Activities that Mr. Murray enjoys are drinking and karaoke. Having those two things at your party will definitely increase your chances of him making an appearance. Also it is extremely important that any house or location interested in participating have a sheet or banner of some kind attached to their establishment the night of the party. It must say in big bold letters, ‘BILL MURRAY CAN CRASH HERE’. This will let Mr. Murray know at what locations he is welcome.”
Local photographer/music booker/lawyer Stacy Schwartz has offered her place, aka the Cake House (which regularly hosts live music events), as a potential party spot. City Pages‘ Molly Priesmeyer also offered her place as a potential spot (with Andy Sturdevant as karaoke host) as has MPLS.TV’s Bobby Kahn. This is going to be interesting.
View the flyer for details on how to submit a request to host a Party Crashing Party.
Cities around the country have already started displaying their “BILL MURRAY CAN CRASH HERE” signs. This one is from Washington, D.C.:
UPDATE: It’s sounding more and more like this is a hoax. Though various news sources are reporting it as truth, it seems that the official source of the story is Super Official News, which has been known to report hoaxes in the past. We’re going to chalk this one up as an almost believable fake-out.