Beirut has released a gorgeous music video for the title track of its latest album, The Rip Tide. The video portrays a boat at sea while the sky becomes a beautiful collage of colored clouds. Directed by Houmam Abdallah, the video expands upon the scope of the song as frontman Zach Condon explains in a press release:
 
“I always felt that “The Rip Tide” wasn’t fully able to project its own ambitions in song form…no matter how it was performed or recorded, it felt contained by sound alone…I wanted more, as I often do with my music, and this is not a bad thing. Growing to accept a song’s limits is part of the process of creating and loving them. Which was why I was so excited to see what Houmam had dug into when he picked “The Rip Tide” out of all others for a video. The concept fit, and the product brought the song somewhere that I had only been able to describe to myself, now available for others to see and feel it much more as I had in the process of writing it.”
 
Tour Dates For Beirut:
06/22 – Arena Vienna, AT – Full Hit Of Summer Festival
06/23 – Ob Eck, DE – Southside Neuhausen
06/24 – Sheessel, DE – Hurricane
06/26 – Arendal, NO – Hove Festival
06/27 – Aarhus, DK – Train
06/29 – Werchter, BE – Rock Werchter
06/30 – Dusseldorf, DE – Open Source Festival
07/13 – Quebec City, QC – Quebec City Intl Summer Festival
07/16 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis Theatre
07/17 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis Theatre
07/19 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy
07/21 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
07/23 – Winnipeg, MB – The Burton Cummings Theatre
07/25 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Event Centre
07/26 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Music Festival
07/28 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
08/28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston
08/29 – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield
09/01 – 9/02 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Festival
09/03 – Oakland CA – Fox Theater
09/05 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
09/06 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
09/07 – Portland, OR – MusicfestNW
09/11 – Glasgow, UK – Barrlowlands
09/12 – Leeds, UK – Academy
09/14 – London, UK – Hammersmith HMV Apollo
09/15 – Paris, FR – We Love Green Festival
09/16 – Leffinge, BE – Leffinge Lauren
09/18 – Munich, DE – TonHalle
09/19 – Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle
09/21 – Area Istanbul, TR – Turkcell Kurcesme
11/11 – Melbourne, AU – Harvest Festival – Werribbe Park
11/17 – Sydney, AU – Harvest Festival – Parramatta Park
11/18 – Brisbane, AU – Harvest Festival – Botanical Gardens