New Release & Tour: Beirut – Gallipoli

Photo Credit: Olga Baczynska

Zach Condon, the mastermind behind Beirut, will release his fifth studio album Gallipoli on February 1st

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 – take a listen below…

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”

To celebrate the release of Gallipoli, Beirut will play headline shows throughout North America and Europe. Tickets go on sale this Friday 27th October

10 February – BROOKLYN, NY, Brooklyn Steel
11 February – BROOKLYN, NY, Brooklyn Steel
12 February – BROOKLYN, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
14 February – WASHINGTON, DC, Anthem
15 February – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tower
16 February – BOSTON, MA, Orpheum
18 February – MONTREAL, QC, Metropolis
19 February – TORONTO, ON, Sony Centre
21 February – MILWAUKEE, WI, Pabst Theatre
22 February – CHICAGO, IL, Riviera
23 February – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Palace Theatre
26 February – VANCOUVER, BC, Orpheum
27 February – SEATTLE, WA, Paramount
28 February – PORTLAND, OR, Schnitzer
3 March – OAKLAND, CA, Fox
5 March – LOS ANGELES, CA, Wiltern
30 March – BERLIN, Funkhaus
31 March – BERLIN, Funkhaus
2 April – BRUSSELS, Forest National
4 April – GRONINGEN, De Oosterpoort
5 April – PARIS, Le Grand Rex
6 April – COLOGNE, Palladium
8 April – UTRECHT, TivoliVrendenburg
10 April – MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
11 April – LEEDS, Leeds Town Hall
12 April – LONDON, Eventim Apollo
14 April – VIENNA, Gasometer
15 April – MUNICH, Zenith
18 April – MILAN, Alcatraz
19 April – ZURICH, Volkshaus