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Beirut - New Album 'Gallipoli' Out Today
Beirut : New Album 'Gallipoli' Out Today
1st February 2019

Today, Beirut release their fifth studio LP Gallipoli via 4AD.  Critics are raving about the new album.  In a 8/10 review Uncut says it’s Zach Condon’s “best album in years, arguably his best yet” and The Line Of Best Fit says it “is the sound of one of our most talented musicians rediscovering his love for what he was born to do." Under The Radar says the album is so “swooningly gorgeous” it will “move you to tears and inexplicably.”  The band is confirmed to perform on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on February 7 and CBS Saturday Morning on February 9.  Tune into NPR’s Weekend Edition tomorrow to hear an interview with Zach Condon.

+ Gallipoli is available via 4AD Store here +
+ Available on all platforms here +

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), which he inherited from a traveling circus when he was a teenager.  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.

“Triumphant and understated.” - NPR Music
“Gallipoli is the sound of one of our most talented musicians rediscovering his love for what he was born to do." - The Line Of Best Fit (9/10)
“His best album in years, arguably his best yet… sumptuously romantic, restlessly inventive, emotionally generous and stylistically bold." - Uncut (8/10)
"Impressive." - Q ****
“Swooningly gorgeous and rich.” - Under The Radar (8/10)
“Exquisit world music experiment” - Popmatters
“A hug of a record.” - Record Collector ****
“Creates nostalgia for something lost...  bound to no time or place." - Cool Hunting

To celebrate the release of Gallipoli, Beirut will play headline shows throughout North America and Europe, beginning February 10th in NYC, and Europe.  Tickets on sale now at beirutband.com.

February 2019
10th - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY, US
11th - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY, US
12th - House of Blues, Boston, MA, US
14th - Anthem, Washington DC, US
15th - Tower, Philadelphia PA, US
16th - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, 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

2nd - Fox, 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]
17th - Le Printemps de Bourges, Bourges, France
18th - Alcatraz, Milan, Itay [TICKETS]
19th - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland [TICKETS]

28th - Rochkal Club, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
30th - Garorock (Open Air), Marmande, France

4th - Vida Festival, Vilanova I La Geltrú, Spain
7th - Down The Rabbit Hole, Ewijk, Netherlands
9th - Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany
11th - Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany
12th - Stimmen Festival, Löerrach, Germany
13th - Volkspark, Mainz, Germany

29th-1st - End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, UK