WILL FERRELL AND ZACH GALIFIANAKIS KICK OFF 11-CITY WHISTLE-STOP TOUR FOR ‘THE CAMPAIGN’

The comedy icons hit the road to meet fans and talk about their roles as

rival candidates who will stop at nothing to win an election.

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis hit the campaign trail today at The Grove in Los Angeles, joking with fans and fielding questions at a press conference that focused on their roles as out-of-control political rivals in the irreverent new comedy The Campaign.

The event launches an 11-city whistle-stop tour of public appearances that will have the two travel across North America from now until Tuesday, July 31.

On the first leg of their tour, Ferrell and Galifianakis will next touch down in St. Louis, later today. On Wednesday, July 18, they appear in Dallas/Ft. Worth and Chicago; on Thursday, July 19, they will campaign in Chicago and Seattle; and on Friday, July 20, in San Francisco. The second leg will then take them to Boston and Toronto on Monday, July 30; and on Tuesday, July 31, appropriately enough, they will wrap with visits to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Among the trip’s highlights, Ferrell and Galifianakis will coach opposing teams in a ferocious tug-of-war contest at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Ft. Worth, Texas, which will later host an advance screening of the film. At Chicago’s famed Wrigley Field, the two will throw out dueling first pitches at the Chicago Cubs/Florida Marlins game and, in Toronto, they will visit Canada’s beloved Hockey Hall of Fame, where their arrival will coincide with the arrival of the also-touring Stanley Cup. In Philadelphia, they will don tricorn hats and attempt to recreate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and finally, in D.C., pose for photos at the U.S. Capitol. Other events will be announced locally.

The Campaign opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 10.

About the film:

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis star as rival North Carolina congressional candidates out to bury each other in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy from Meet the Fockers director Jay Roach, that takes today’s political circus to the next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there’s always room to dig a whole lot deeper.

The Campaign also stars Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott and Katherine LaNasa, with John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd and Brian Cox. Directed by Jay Roach and written by Chris Henchy & Shawn Harwell, from a story by Adam McKay & Chris Henchy & Shawn Harwell, the film was produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jay Roach and Zach Galifianakis. Amy Sayres, Jon Poll and Chris Henchy served as executive producers.

The Campaign will be distributed by Warner Bros. Photos courtesy of Warner Bros.

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