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New Beirut album out in February

By | Published on Tuesday 23 October 2018


Zach Condon has announced that he will release his fifth album as Beirut on 1 Feb next year. It will be called ‘Gallipoli’.

Of the inspiration for the album’s title track, which is out now, 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”.

Following the album’s release, there will be gigs, tickets for which go on sale this Friday. Here are the UK dates:

10 Apr: Manchester, Albert Hall
11 Apr: Leeds Town Hall
12 Apr: London, Hammersmith Apollo