Oh yes this was music to my little ears…Yesterday Beirut announced via Pitchfork all the details on their 2nd album and a handful of U.S. tour dates…Drum role please…The album, which has yet to be titled will be released on October 9th on Ba Da Bing!

Album Tracks:

00 A Call to Arms
01 Nantes
02 A Sunday Smile
03 Guyamas Sonora
04 La Banlieu
05 Cliquot
06 The Penalty
07 Forks and Knives (La Fête)
08 In the Mausoleum
09 Un Dernier Verre (Pour la Route)
10 Cherbourg
11 St. Apollonia
12 The Flying Club Cup

In an interview last month with Pitchfork Condon explained what to expect on the new album, “I was listening to a lot of Jacques Brel and French chanson music– pop songs shrouded in big, glorious, over-the-top arrangements and all this drama…very much throwing myself in the world of classical pop music”. Ok I am just going to come right out and say it, I am really excited!

Tour Dates:

06-22 Dublin, Ireland – Tripod
06-24 Pilton, England – Jazz World Stage (Glastonbury Festival)
06-26 London, England – KOKO *
06-28 Malta, Poland – Malta Festival
06-30 Istanbul, Turkey – Radar Festival
07-03 Paris, France – Trabendo *
07-05 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof *
07-08 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-10 Athens, Greece – Vrahon Theater (Gagarin Open Air Festival)
09-23 Princeton, NJ – Terrace F Club #
09-24 New York, NY – Society for Ethical Culture (Wordless Music Series) #
09-26 New York, NY – Delacorte Theater #
09-30 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa #
10-02 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall #
10-04 Chicago, IL – Portage Theater #
10-08 San Francisco, CA – Herbst Theater #
10-09 San Francisco, CA – Herbst Theater #
10-10 Los Angeles, CA – Avalon #

* with Dirty Projectors opening
# with Colleen


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7 Responses to “Beirut New Album & Tour Info.”

  1. Mentok the Mindtaker on June 22nd, 2007 12:46 pm

    Malta… Istanbul…. Roskilde…? That’s some kinds crazy tour schedule. Wonder who scoped out those gigs for them.

  2. Rachel on June 22nd, 2007 2:14 pm

    It was probably him, Zach is quite the traveler. At least now with a complete full-time band he won’t have to worry about playing 52 million instruments…

  3. mjrc on June 23rd, 2007 4:37 am

    it’s kind of weird, i just listened to rufus wainwright’s new album and had the exact same impressions that zach uses to describe his new one–dramatic, theatrical, over-the-top pop but in a very good way. i say it’s weird because i don’t hear much of a resemblance in their music. : )

  4. pip ol' chap on June 23rd, 2007 8:24 am
  5. pip ol' chap on June 23rd, 2007 8:25 am

    I was so excited it didn’t even publish my comment properly…

  6. Rachel on June 23rd, 2007 10:57 am

    lol did you do that on purpose?

    Marcy I will have to check out that new Wainwright album now, and that is weird but oddly now I am even more excited than I was before. ;-)

  7. mjrc on June 24th, 2007 3:01 pm

    did you know in sept. he’s doing a re-creation of judy garland’s hollywood bowl concert from 1961? i love it. he’s perfect for it, too. i wonder if he’ll do her moves, too.

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