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Beirut - New Video For 'When I Die', New Tour Dates
Beirut : New Video For 'When I Die', New Tour Dates
10th April 2019

Watch the new Beirut video for ‘When I Die’ directed by contemporary multimedia artist Brody Condon.  The video echoes the themes of the song, which is loosely inspired by a fictional suicide cult.  Filmed inside a Futuro 13 House in Berlin, the band tests each other’s boundaries with a series of group experiments.  ‘When I Die’ appears on the latest Beirut album Gallipoli, out now. 

Beirut have also announced a host of new international tour dates, you can find the full list in bold below.

Watch the video here.

Read director Brody Condon’s artist statement:

After the psychosomatic session that inspired the Gallipoli cover art, I ran another session with Zach to guide a new video for 'When I Die.'  Something was missing.  Later I learned the song was loosely about a fictional suicide cult, so I facilitated a group encounter with the band beforetheir show in Berlin.  I was surprised by their willingness to test each other’s boundaries, and spontaneously embody elements of Zach’s inner zone.  They told me these intimate processes didn’t feel so differently from what they already do on stage.

Led by Zach Condon, Beirut’s fifth studio record Gallipoli was released earlier this year to wide spread praise.  In a 4 star review Rolling Stone says it’s Zach Condon’s “most emotional set yet” and The Associated Press hailed “Gallipoli is the album we need today—one that celebrates cultures colliding.”  Uncut says it’s Zach Condon’s “best album in years, arguably his best yet” and in their 9/10 review 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."

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“Triumphant and understated.” - NPR Music
“Gallipoliis the album we need today—one that celebrates cultures colliding.”The Associated Press 
"“ndie pop at its most wide-eyed” - Pitchfork
“It’s impossible not to get lost in his smooth, flowing brush strokes.” - Relix
“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

UPDATE: Beirut have announced 29 new tour dates today including further UK, European and US headline shows and a stop in Gallipoli, Italy, the namesake of the band’s fifth studio album, which was released earlier this year. 

11th - Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK [TICKETS]
12th - Eventim Apollo, London, UK [SOLD OUT]
14th - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria [SOLD OUT]
15th - Zenith, Munich, Germany [TICKETS]
17th - Le Printemps de Bourges, Bourges, France
18th - Alcatraz, Milan, Itay [TICKETS]
19th - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland [SOLD OUT]

28th - Rochkal Club, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg [TICKETS]
29th - Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgian [TICKETS
30th - Garorock (Open Air), Marmande, France [TICKETS]

2nd - Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain [TICKETS]
3rd - Noches del Botánico, Madrid, Spain [TICKETS]
5th - Vida Festival, Vilanova I La Geltrú, Spain [TICKETS]
7th - Down The Rabbit Hole, Ewijk, Netherlands [TICKETS]
9th - Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany [TICKETS]
11th - Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany [TICKETS]
12th - Stimmen Festival, Löerrach, Germany [TICKETS]
13th - Volkspark, Mainz, Germany [TICKETS]

16th - La Route Du Rock, Saint-Malo, France [TICKETS]
17th - Rock Altitude Festival, La Locle, Germany [TICKETS]
18th - Musikfestwochen, Winterthur, Germany [TICKETS]
20th - Teatro Romano, Verona, Italy [TICKETS]
21st - SudEst Indipendente, Gallipoli, Italy [
23rd - TODAYS Festival, Turin, Italy [
25th - Tramshed, Cardiff, UK [
26th - Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland [TICKETS]
27th - Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland [TICKETS]
29th - Rock City, Nottingham, UK [TICKETS]
31st - End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury, UK [TICKETS]

30th - Munchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden [TICKETS]

2nd - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway [TICKETS]
4th - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark [
5th - Train, Aarhus, Denmark [
6th - TivoliVredenburg – Grote Zaal, Utrecht, Netherlands [
8th - Salle Pleyel, Paris, France [
13th - Culture Factory, Zagreb, Croatia [
15th - Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria [
16th - Arena Wien (Open Air), Vienna, Austria [
17th - Progresja Music Zone, Warsaw, Poland [

11th - Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico [TICKETS]
12th - Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico [
18th - Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA, US [
19th - Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN, US [
21st - ACL Live, Austin, TX, US [
22nd - White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX, US [
23rd - Granada Theater, Dallas, TX, US [
25th - Ogden Theater, Denver, CO, US [
26th - Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO, US [
27th - Uptown Theater, Kensas, MO, US
29th - Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH, US  [
30th - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH, US [

1st - Terminal 5, New York, NY, US [TICKETS]