Beirut

From10 February 2019to13 July 2019

Beirut

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Formed in 2006, Beirut is an American folk pop outfit, originally the brainchild of Zach Condon, who hails from Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are a concoction of indie-rock and world music.

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on February 13th 1986, Condon spent his adolescence in Newport News, Virginia and Santa Fe. It was around this time that he played trumpet in a jazz band. He dropped out of Santa Fe High School at 17 to pursue music, and stumbled across Mexican music such as mariachi. When he worked in a cinema, where he would show international films, he had his first experience of Balkan music. It was when he enrolled at the University of New Mexico, where he studied Portuguese and photography that Condon recorded most of “Gulag Orkestar” in his bedroom and then finished it with the help of Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost who became a part of the band. Despite everything coming together, beginning to take off, gaining critical acclaim for the debut album it was his first official music video was for the song “Elephant Gun” that launched him to success, which has amassed 10.5 million views. It is also the opening track of the “Lon Gisland” EP.

When Beirut released “The Flying Club Cup” full-length album on October 9th 2007, it reached number 69 in the UK. It was a step in a new direction experimenting with instrument that Condon hadn’t played before. The sound was of a classical pop music sort of variety. In the program notes that were handed out to patrons during Beirut’s performance at The Society for Ethical Culture in New York on September 24th 2007, each song on the album is written to evoke a different French city despite that fact that Guaymas is a Mexican city.

When Beirut perform live, their line up consists of Condon himself on trumpet, flugelhorn and ukelele, and then a band behind him made up of accordion, cello, drums, melodica, electric bass, double bass, trombone, sousaphone and glockenspiel. He insists on using the musicians who have played on the original recordings.

Sunday 10 February 2019

Beirut

Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY, US

 

Monday 11 February 2019

Beirut

Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY, US

 

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Beirut

with Helado Negro

House of Blues – Boston, Boston, MA, US

 

Thursday 14 February 2019

Beirut

The Anthem, Washington, DC, US

 

Friday 15 February 2019

Beirut

with Helado Negro

Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA, US

 

Saturday 16 February 2019

Beirut

Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, US

 

Monday 18 February 2019

Beirut

with Helado Negro

Mtelus, Montreal, QC, Canada

 

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Beirut

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

Friday 22 February 2019

Beirut

Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, US

 

Saturday 23 February 2019

Beirut

Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN, US

 

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Beirut

with Helado Negro

Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Beirut

with Helado Negro

Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, US

 

Thursday 28 February 2019

Beirut

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR, US

 

Saturday 02 March 2019

Beirut

with Helado Negro

Fox Theater – Oakland, Oakland, CA, US

 

Monday 04 March 2019

Beirut

The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA, US

 

Tuesday 05 March 2019

Beirut

The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA, US

 

Saturday 30 March 2019

Beirut

Funkhaus Nalepastraße, Berlin, Germany

 

Sunday 31 March 2019

Beirut

Funkhaus Nalepastraße, Berlin, Germany

 

Tuesday 02 April 2019

Beirut

Forest National / Vorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium

 

Thursday 04 April 2019

Beirut

with Helado Negro

De Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands

 

Friday 05 April 2019

Beirut

Le Grand Rex, Paris, France

 

Saturday 06 April 2019

Beirut

Palladium, Cologne, Germany

 

Monday 08 April 2019

Beirut

TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands

 

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Beirut

Albert Hall, Manchester, UK

 

Thursday 11 April 2019

Beirut

Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK

 

Friday 12 April 2019

Beirut

with Helado Negro

Eventim Apollo, London, UK

 

Monday 15 April 2019

Beirut

Zenith, Die Kulturhalle, Munich, Germany

 

Friday 19 April 2019

Beirut

Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland

 

Thursday 27 June 2019

Beirut

with Christine and the Queens, Columbine, and 2 others

Plaine de la Filhole, Marmande, France

 

Thursday 27 June 2019 – Sunday 30 June 2019

Beirut

Festival Garorock 2019

Marmande, France

 

Friday 28 June 2019

Beirut

with Christine and the Queens, Columbine, and 2 others

Plaine de la Filhole, Marmande, France

 

Saturday 29 June 2019

Beirut

with Christine and the Queens, Columbine, and 2 others

Plaine de la Filhole, Marmande, France

 

Sunday 30 June 2019

Beirut

with Christine and the Queens, Columbine, and 2 others

Plaine de la Filhole, Marmande, France

 

Tuesday 02 July 2019

Beirut

Auditorio Kursaal, San Sebastián, Spain

 

Tuesday 09 July 2019

Beirut

Stadtpark Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

 

Thursday 11 July 2019

Beirut

Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany

 

Friday 12 July 2019

Beirut

Stimmen-festival Marktplatz, Lörrach, Germany

 

Saturday 13 July 2019

Beirut

Volkspark Mainz, Mainz, Germany

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