June 22, 2007 0:05

Beirut reveal new album details

They'll support it with a US tour

Beirut reveal new album details
Beirut have revealed the details of their forthcoming album.

The follow-up to 2006's 'Gulag Orkestar' is due out October 9 and includes 13 tracks.

Masterminded by singer-songwriter Zach Condon, the album features an eight-piece band. Final Fantasy's Owen Pallett provided string arrangements on the album and guest vocals on the track 'Cliquot'.

The as-yet untitled album is a "love letter to French culture" according to a band spokesperson, and features a "notable shift in sound" from Beirut's debut album.

The band have also announced several tour dates throughout the US to support the new album.

The album tracklisting is:

'A Call To Arms'
'Nantes'
'A Sunday Smile'
'Guyamas Sonora'
'La Banlieu'
'Cliquot'
'The Penalty'
'Forks and Knives (La Fête)'
'In The Mausoleum'
'Un Dernier Verre (Pour la Route)'
'Cherbourg'
'St. Apollonia'
'The Flying Club Cup'


The tour dates are:

Princeton, NJ Terrace F Club (September 23)
New York, NY Worldess Music Series @ Society for Ethical Culture (24)
New York, NY Delacorte Theater (26)
Montreal, QU La Salla Rosa (30)
Toronto, ONT Danforth Music Hall (October 2)
Chicago, IL Portage Theater (4)
San Francisco, CA Herbst Theater (8, 9)
Los Angeles, CA Avalon (10)


--By our Los Angeles staff.
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