Following the release of their acclaimed new album The Rip Tide and a sold out show at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Beirut has added an extra show by popular demand at Melbourne’s Hi Fi on Monday 9 January 2012.

Since Beirut’s last album The Flying Club Cup (2007) sang a love-letter to France, many asked where his songs would voyage next. Few predicted the inward journey that Condon takes on his latest LP The Rip Tide, an album with the most introspective and memorable songs of his young career.

Recorded in upstate New York, Brooklyn and in Condon’s hometowns of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, The Rip Tide marks a distinct leaping point for Beirut. Beginning life as small melodies conceived on piano or ukulele, the songs were built upon by the entire band in the studio before Condon’s paring down and retrofitting.

Don’t miss a chance to catch one of the greatest live acts around performing at the Forum Theatre.