Beirut Cancels Tour

This week has been filled with way too many indie rock bummers. The latest comes from Beirut, who just canceled their upcoming performances. The bad news was announced on their website and MySpace page, citing Zach Condon's recent hospitalization due to extreme exhaustion as the reason. Here is the official announcement from the band:

It is with great regret that we must cancel the upcoming Beirut shows. This was an extremely difficult decision to make, and was only decided on after doing everything we possibly could to make it work out.

This is Beirut's first-ever tour, and while the band played some of the greatest shows of their lives, the attendant stress of organizing and traveling with a full-blown, 12-person orkestar took its toll. Having put all of his energy into each and every performance, Zach was briefly hospitalized for extreme exhaustion.

The band hopes to reschedule some of the shows in the future. Zach, meanwhile, is attempting to channel the spirit of Jacques Brel using a cowbell and a gong.

Get well soon Zach!

Beirut Cancels Tour