Beirut Announces Fall North American Tour

By Joseph Giannone 2011-07-01 16:15:30
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Plenty of bands try to experiment in world music. Though most of them seem to fail at this conjecture, groups like Beirut and Yeasayer understand what musical beats to follow and what instruments to use. Unlike Yeasayer, Beirut has stuck to this formula with surefire accuracy on his latest debut The Rip Tide which is set to release August 30th. In preparation of the release date, Beirut and company will be going on a North American tour to play new songs and bring hype for the upcoming record. Check out the Fall dates:

July 29, Portland, ME (State Theater)
July 31, Montreal, QC (Osheaga)
Aug. 2 & 4, Toronto, ON (The Phoenix)
Aug. 6, Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza)
Aug. 10, Vancouver, BC (Commodore)
Aug. 12, Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
Aug. 14, San Francisco, CA (Outside Lands)
Sep. 21-21, New York, NY (Terminal 5)
Sep. 28, Denver, CO (Fillmore Auditorium)
Oct. 4, Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theatre)
Oct. 9, St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
Oct. 11, Royal Oak, MI (Royal Oak Music Hall)
Oct. 25, Richmond, VA (The National)
Oct. 27, Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse)
Oct. 29, Austin, TX (Stubbs Waller Creek)
Nov. 11, Cincinnati, OH (Bogarts)
Nov. 13, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)


Continuing his success in the music industry, Zach Francis Condon aka Beirut, has made or will make appearances at most of the major festivals this summer including Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. He even showed up on Conan. The artist also has multiple projects under his belt including his Electonica side-project Realpeople, his solo effort 1971, and a ever growing list of guest appearances with bands which includes Grizzly Bear and The New Pornographers. If you haven’t heard of Beirut by now, then you’ll know who he is after August.

Beirut is an extremely talented maestro, who directs his band into seemingly ingenious compositions all created by Condon himself. He is quite the artist and if you’ve never listened to his intelligent music, then you’d better start. Blending together world music and thoughtful lyrics, here’s Beirut:


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