Posted in music on May 15, 2008


In April, you canceled a bunch of European tour dates and posted that letter on your site. What led you to cancel those shows?

Zach: I was on tour again for maybe the fifth or sixth time that year. I'd been away from home for so long. And it wasn't homesickness, it was literally just... it's funny, I wanted to make this record, and I realized there was no way I could actually do it if I was still doing these tours.

So you're working on a new record?

Yeah, I'm working on it right now as we speak. I went down to Mexico to do that, and I'm going back soon, after this tour--finishing what I've started....

The rest of the Beirut interview can be found @ The Stranger. It definitely doesn't give the impression that they are breaking up. They kick off their sort-of-tour this Sunday in Brooklyn. Tickets are now sold out. Read an older interview with Beirut here



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Comments (8)

Beirut and mariachis-- my life is complete.

Posted by Marcela | May 15, 2008 4:14 PM

They have some great songs, but jesus that is the most brown-nosing interview I've ever read. That kids' head will blow up bigger then the Sun if it isn't already.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2008 4:37 PM

But if you read the article, Zach says it's not mariachi at all. More big brass processional stuff. But I echo your sentiment.

Posted by Beth | May 15, 2008 4:39 PM

The Stranger cycled through nearly a dozen music editors in the last 4 years. Someone help Seattle, please?

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2008 4:49 PM

I hope he plays some Real People songs if he remembers them. That would be a treat

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2008 9:35 PM

oh hey

Well he should have just said that in the first place. his letter on the website was so vague and kind of annoying. i love Beirut though, I'm really excited for Sunday.

Posted by Mandy | May 16, 2008 12:06 AM

I heard some of the rich people on needed to time to write new songs, too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2008 1:19 AM

will any tickets be available at the door?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2008 10:08 AM

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