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Crazy time, 3 BEIRUT shows next week, 3 in September

Arcade Fire, David Bowie, & Final Fantasy @ Radio City Music Hall – 2005 (MORE)
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CRAZY TIME
Highline Ballroom opened with Lou Reed. The David Bowie Highline Festival. Sunset Rubdown. Ted Leo. Blonde Redhead. Two Dan Deacon. Two Modest Mouse Man Man shows. Two Amy Winehouse. Two Daniel Johnston. Two Type O Negative. Three Patrick Wolf. Three Bjork & Konono. Three Arcade Fire & National. AND three Final Fantasy & Beirut. It’s a big two weeks of shows going on right now in NYC.

BeirutBEIRUT & FINAL FANTASY NOW
Beirut‘s three sold out shows at Bowery Ballroom are this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Final Fantasy (who, like Craig Wedren, Jake Shears, Kanye West, Antony, Ed Droste, and Elijah Wood, were spotted at Bjork last night) is opening all three shows. Coincidentally, Owen (Final Fantasy)’s sometimes-other band the Arcade Fire are playing two of those nights in NYC too.

Sun 06 – Beirut @ Bowery Ballroom,
Mon 07 – Beirut @ Bowery Ballroom, Arcade Fire @ United Place
Tue 08 – Beirut @ Bowery Ballroom, Arcade Fire @ United Palace, Bjork @ Apollo
Wed 09 – Arcade Fire @ Radio City

BEIRUT NEXT
Beirut is playing three more NYC shows in September at the Society For Ethical Culture in conjuction with the Wordless Music Series, except unlike last time Beirut showed up at a Wordless show, these shows WILL HAVE WORDS. Exact dates TBA, and whether these shows coincide with the next Beirut album release TBD.

Beirut is also putting out a single for Elephant Gun on 4AD in Europe on June 25th. It includes the songs ‘Elephant Gun’, ‘Transatlantique’ and ‘Le Moribound’ (a Jacques Brel cover, recorded live at Austin City Limits for KEXP).

Tour dates below…

Final Fantasy – 2007 Tour Dates
May 6 – Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
May 7 – Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
May 8 – Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Jun 22 – Umsonst & Draussen Würzburg
Jun 23 – Arcadium Graz
Jun 24 – Fashion Biennale Arnhem
Jul 1 – Harbourfront Centre (Free) Toronto, Ontario
Jul 7 – Winnipeg Folk Festival Bird’s Hill, Manitoba
Jul 8 – Winnipeg Folk Festival Bird’s Hill, Manitoba
Jul 12 – Ottawa Blues Festival Ottawa
Jul 13 – Melt Festival Dessau
Jul 14 – Manchester Film Festival Manchester
Jul 15 – Latitude Festival Suffolk
Jul 20 – Poolbar Festival Feldkirch
Jul 26 – Calgary Folk Festival Calgary
Jul 27 – Calgary Folk Festival Calgary
Jul 28 – Calgary Folk Festival Calgary
Jul 29 – Calgary Folk Festival Calgary

Beirut – 2007 Tour Dates
May 6 – Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
May 7 – Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
May 8 – Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Sep ? – Wordless Music Series New York, New York
Sep ? – Wordless Music Series New York, New York
Sep ? – Wordless Music Series New York, New York

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