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Sat Jan 14th, 2012

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UPDATE: The Wellington Beirut show has changed venue from The San Francisco Bathhouse to The Opera House.

All original tickets remain valid.

Original tickets will now be for non-allocated seating in the downstairs level of The Opera House.

New tickets on sale WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14th from

At the heart of Beiruts unstoppable rise is the ability to combine a wide variety of musical styles - Balkan folk, French chanson, American indie and Mexican funeral songs – with founding member / songwriter, Zac Condons, stunning voice and beautifully written melodies.
Live, their diverse instrumentation of accordion, keyboards, saxophone, clarinet, mandolin, ukulele, horns, glockenspiel and percussion paired with Condons distinctive low croon is genuinely spine-tingling. Delivering a rich sound that is contemporary yet timeless, Beirut will have you swaying on your feet in no time.

With full Beirut band, Condon will perform songs including those from their stunning third full-length release, 2011s The Rip Tide (Pompeii Records/Remote Control).

Lyrically and musically, The Rip Tide has garnered much acclaim. With stand out tracks including the pristine bouncy synths on Sante Fe and the yearning emotion of Goshen, it is evident that Condon has crafted his most intricate, intimate album yet, with indelible songs that are their most accessible to date.

Something of a musical prodigy in love with travel, Condon started out making one-man D.I.Y bedroom recordings playing multiple instruments, culminating in his 2006 debut album Gulag Orkestra. From the smallest blogs to mainstream media, critical acclaim soon followed, pegging him as a one-man cross between Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel), Conor Oberst and Sufjan Stevens. Soon after the EP Lon Gisland followed in 2007, leading up to the full-length The Flying Club Cup later that year.


Saturday 14 January, The Opera House - Wellington
Monday 16 January, The Powerstation - Auckland

Tickets on sale October 19th from UTR and Slow Boat for the Wellington show and Ticketmaster and Real Groovy for the Auckland show.

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