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Beirut - New Album 'Gallipoli', Title Track Streaming Now
Beirut : New Album 'Gallipoli', Title Track Streaming Now
22nd October 2018

Zach Condon, the mastermind behind Beirut, will release his fifth studio album Gallipoli on February 1st 2019, and today he shares the title track and details of a North American and European tour.

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The 12-track Gallipoli started life in the winter of 2016, with Condon returning to his old Farfisa organ, the same one used to write the first two Beirut albums (2006’s Gulag Orkestar and the following year’s The Flying Club Cup). Following recording stints in New York and Berlin (where he now calls home), Condon settled in Sudestudio, a studio complex deep in rural Puglia, southern Italy. It was here that he rediscovered the old joys of music as a visceral experience which became the founding principle for Gallipoli.

Available today, Gallipoli’s title track is a cathartic embrace of old and new. Condon says, “We stumbled into the medieval-fortressed island town of Gallipoli one night and followed a brass band procession fronted by priests carrying a statue of the town’s saint through the winding narrow streets behind what seemed like the entire town. The next day I wrote the song entirely in one sitting, pausing only to eat.”  A deeper dive into the origins of Gallipoli, in Condon’s own words, is available here.

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To celebrate the release of Gallipoli, Beirut will play headline shows throughout North America and Europe.  Tickets are on-sale on Friday 26th October from 10am local.

February 2019
10th - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY, US
11th - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY, US
12th - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, US
14th - Anthem, Washington DC, US
15th - Tower, Philadelphia PA, US
16th - Orpheum, Boston MA, US
18th - Metropolis, Montreal QC, US
19th - Sony Centre, Toronto ON, Canada
21st - Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee WI, US
22nd - Riviera, Chicago IL, US
23rd - Palace Theatre, Minneapolis MN, US
26th - Orpheum, Vancouver BC, Canada
27th - Paramount, Seattle WA, US
28th - Schnitzer, Portland OR, US

3rd - Oakland CA, US
5th - Wiltern, Los Angeles CA, US
30th - Funkhaus, Berlin, Germany [TICKETS]
31st - Funkhaus, Berlin, Germany [TICKETS]

2nd - Forest National, Brussels, Belgium [TICKETS]
4th - De Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands [TICKETS]
5th - Le Grand Rex, Paris, France [TICKETS]
6th - Palladium, Cologne, Germany [TICKETS]
8th - TivoliVrendenburg – Ronda, Utrecht, The Netherlands [TICKETS]
10th - Albert Hall, Manchester, UK [TICKETS]
11th - Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK [TICKETS]
12th - Eventim Apollo, London, UK [TICKETS]
14th - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria [TICKETS]
15th - Zenith, Munich, Germany [TICKETS]
18th - Alcatraz, Milan, Itay [TICKETS]
19th - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland [TICKETS]