NEWS: Beirut to play Leeds O2 Academy in September

Indie-rock six piece Beirut will play the O2 Academy in Leeds this September as part of a larger UK tour. Having already been confirmed to appear at next month’s Field Day Festival in London, the band, originally from Sante Fe, New Mexico, will play three post-summer dates. In addition to Leeds, Beirut will perform to crowds at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom and London’s Hammersmith HMV Apollo. These shows will be the band’s largest UK headlining performances to date.

This express UK tour comes just one year after the release of their critically acclaimed third album The Rip Tide which features the infectiously indie track Sante Fe. This record also marked a slight departure from their earlier work which took its influences from a grab bag of European sounds and worldly music. Instead a more traditional American pop style took precedence at the forefront of their creative endeavors. Full details of Beirut’s upcoming tour can be found below:

Full list of UK/ European Festival Dates are as follows: 
31-May / ES, Barcelona Primavera
02-Jun / UK, London Field Day
04-Jun / IRE, Dubin Forbidden Fruit
22-Jun / AT, Vienna Arena – Full Hit of Summer Festival
23-Jun / DE, Munich Southside
24-Jun / DE, Schessel Hurricane
26-Jun / NO, Arendal Hove Festival
27-Jun / DK, Aarhus Train
29-Jun / BE, Werchter Rock Werchter
30-Jun / DE, Dusseldorf Open Source Festival
Full September dates:
11-Sep / UK, Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom 0844 847 2487 /
12-Sep / UK, Leeds, 02 Academy / 01132455570
14-Sep / UK, London, Hammersmith HMV Apollo / 0871 220 0260
18-Sep / DE, Munich Tonhalle
19-Sep / DE, Berlin Columbiahalle
21-Sep / TU, Istanbul Turkcell Kurucesme Arena
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Words by Simon Bland. 
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