What the cock? Beirut is headlining Brixton Academy, amongst a series of dates over the coming months...
DiS has long admired the euphoric-folkish emotings of Zach Condon, aka the main chap from Beirut. In fact, he even came along to a little DiS party at SXSW a few years back and serenaded us with a rendition of 'Postcards from Italy'. We were so excited we forgot to film it. Plus it was in a fish restaurant, so it probably would have just looked a bit crappy. But anyway, he's gone on to far bigger and better things since then, and it looks like he'll be playing his biggest UK show to date at Brixton Academy in September. Ahead of that, he's playing alsorts of shows, including Hyde Park with Arcade Fire, somewhere in Italy with The National and End of the Road festival.
If you would like to stalk him, these are the places you will find him...
9th Norfolk VA The Norva (US) w/ Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
11th, Baltimore MD Rams Head Live (US) w/ Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
13th, Montclair NJ The Wellmont Theater (US) w/ Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
6th Dallas TX South Side Music Hall (US) w/ Twin Sister
8th Austin TX ACL Live (US) w/ Twin Sister
10th New Orleans LA Republic (US) w/ Twin Sister
14th Washington DC Black Cat (US) w/ Twin Sister
17th Brooklyn NY Northside Fest (US) @ McCarren Park
30th London Hyde Park w/ Arcade Fire
3rd St. Gallen Switzerland, Montreuz Jazz Fest
5th Ferrara, Italy, Castello Piazza w/ The National
7th Novisad, Serbia, EXIT Festival
9th Trencin, Slovakia, Pohoda Festival
12th Arles, France, Festival Les Suds
14th Meco, Portugal, Super Bock Super Rock Festival
16th Benicassim, Spain, Benicassim Festival
18th Lyon, France, Festival Nuits De Fourviere
20th Nyon, Switzerland, Paleo Festival
29th Portland ME State Theater (US)
Looks like he's taking some well-earned time off.
2nd Dorset, End of the Road
4th Stradballyr Ireland Electric Picnic
8th Amsterdam Holland Paradiso
12th Paris France Olympia
14th Brussels Belgium AB
16th London Brixton Academy
There are not currently any details about a forthcoming Beirut release but I'm sure if we badger the label enough details will emerge...