Beirut cancel tour after Zach Condon is diagnosed with acute laryngitis

The band Beirut have cancelled the rest of their tour for 2019 after announcing in a message on Facebook that singer Zach Condon had been diagnosed with “acute laryngitis” and was told not to sing or tour, requiring them to cancel shows through the end of the year. Read the full post below.

The band was set to play on September 30th in Stockholm, Sweden.


09-30 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet
10-02 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
10-04 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
10-05 Aarhus, Denmark – Train
10-06 Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg – Grote Zaal
10-08 Paris, France – Salle Pleyel
10-13 Zagreb, Hungary – Culture Factory
10-15 Linz, Austria – Brucknerhaus
10-16 Vienna, Austria – Arena Wien (Open Air)
10-17 Warsaw, Poland – Progresja Music Zone
11-11 Mexico City, Mexico – Plaza Condesa
11-12 Mexico City, Mexico – Plaza Condesa
11-18 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
11-19 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
11-21 Austin, TX – ACL Live
11-22 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11-23 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
11-25 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
11-26 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
11-27 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
11-29 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11-30 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
12-01 New York, NY – Terminal 5

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. OBLIVIUS – The Strokes

2. You’re Too Weird – Fruit Bats

3. Carry the Zero – Built to Spill

4. Strangers – Lotus Plaza

5. The Start of Something – Voxtrot

6. East Harlem – Beirut

7. 3am Spiritual – Smith Western

8. A.M. 180 – Grandaddy

9. I’ll Believe in Anything – Wolf Parade

10. Bookshop Casanova – The Clientele

11. Elvis’ Flaming Star – Pond

12. Melted Rainbow – Mr. Gnome

13. Teenage Wasteland – Wussy

14. Like a Child – Oketo

15. I Love You So – The Walters

16. Indian Food – Dumbo Gets Mad

17. Said So What – French Kicks

18. Seattle Party – Chasity Belt

19. Parking Lots – Plums

20. Give it to Me – HOMESHAKE

Beirut explore island of trash in new video for “Gibraltar”

In June, Beirut released the video for “No No No,” a clip that had the band using baguettes and skunks as instruments. In the latest video from the band, “Gibraltar, directed by Brother Willis again, the group wandered across an island that looked nothing like the track’s namesake, the Mediterranean destination. It is completely overrun by trash which Beirut go through and try to salvage. Watch here.

 As the follow-up to The Rip Tide, No No No is set to be released on September 11th through 4AD. 

Beirut premieres new video for “No No No”

Beirut has premiered the video for “No No No”, the lead single from their upcoming album of the same title. The video, which was directed by Brother Willis, sees the band performing on an American Bandstand sort of stage that is rigged with surprises.

Rather than performing on normal instruments, the band is forced to play on strange objects such as skunks and baguettes. There is a scene even where Zach Condon is smashed in the head with a random #dadbod. Watch it below.

The album, No No No is the follow-up to the widely acclaimed The Rip Tide and will come out September 11th through 4AD.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Lonesome – Dr. Dog

2. Turn on Me – The Shins

3. We Will Become Silhouettes – The Postal Service

4. Havana Affair – Ramones

5. Put Me to Work – PAPA

6. Dancing Song – Little Comets

7. High – Young Rising Sons

8. No Fit State – Hot Chip

9. Cheated Hearts – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

10. Wolf Like Me – TV On the Radio

11. Small Stakes – Spoon

12. Little Numbers – BOY

13. Mayonnaise – The Woolen Men

14. Old White Lincoln – The Gaslight Anthem

15. Hang Loose – Alabama Shakes

16. Lady Touch – Sugar Glyder

17. Santa Fe – Beirut

18. If You Wanna – The Vaccines

19. A Little – Carlos Arzate and the Kind Souls

20. Doctor – Finish Ticket

Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist