Christine and the Queens Returns To US With Tour Dates
Today, the French artist Christine and the Queens announces she'll bring her dynamic live performance back to America, this time on the road opening for Florence and The Machine, including a show at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre and will play a co-headline with Blood Orange in Santa Barbara. This news follows her announced top billing returns to Coachella and Boston Calling, as well as the GLAAD Media Awards nomination for Outstanding Music Artist and a 2nd Brit Awardsnomination for International Female Solo Artist alongside Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B and Janelle Monáe.
Christine and the Queens landed her groundbreaking album Chris and multiple singles, "Girlfriend", "Doesn't matter", "5 dollars" on to nearly every "Best of 2018" list: Time Magazine, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Associated Press, Noisey, FADER, Esquire, Refinery29, CoS, The Daily Beast, etc, plus named #1 album of the year by not only The Guardian and Evening Standard, but also The Independent and Clash.
She released her brilliant Capitol Records Studios session, exclusively for YouTube: "Girlfriend", "5 dollars" and "Doesn't Matter" and "Comme si" as well as Spotify Singles session, recorded at RAK Studios in London in September 2018. Chris performed a live version of "The walker," as well as debuting a defining cover of Sade's iconic 1992 hit single "No Ordinary Love" mixed with Kate Bush' "Wuthering Heights" for the first time. These releases cap an incredible year for the French artist, coming after the end of her critically acclaimed sold out Chris world tour, including two nights at Brooklyn Steel, two nights at London's venue Eventim Apollo and ended with two incredible nights at the 18,000-capacity AccorHotels Arena in Paris to rave live reviews. Last October, Chris delivered a head-turning performance of "Comme si"at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and last June saw a live performance "Girlfriend" with Dâm-Funk and The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Chris was written, arranged, produced and performed by Christine and the Queens. It is the follow up to her already-iconic debut recordChaleur Humaine (Christine and the Queens in USA), released to near-universal acclaim in France in 2014 and the UK in 2016, and selling more than 1.3 million copies to date. Chris is available in English and French language versions, in digital and physical formats, including double CD and vinyl versions, as well as limited edition boxsets, courtesy of Because Music.
Christine and the Queens live:
^ co-headline w Blood Orange
* w Florence and The Machine
Sat 4.13 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
Thu 4.18 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl ^
Sat 4.20 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
Wed 5.15 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion *
Fri 5.17 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena *
Mon 5.20 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
Fri 5.24 - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
More dates to be announced