NEW: CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS "PARADIS PERDUS" VIDEO HERE + VOGUE PREMIERE HERE
CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS TOURS NORTH AMERICA W MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER + HEADLINES WEBSTER HALL ON 11/11
Christine and the Queens live:
10/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre*
10/20 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater*
10/21 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater*
10/23 - Portland, OR @ Roseland*
10/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore*
10/25 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount*
10/27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex*
10/28 - Denver, CO @ Ogden*
10/30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Northop*
10/31 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
11/02 - Toronto, ONT @ Sound Academy*
11/03 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis*
11/04 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
11/09 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
11/10 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
11/11 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
*supporting Marina And The Diamonds
"Christine punctuates her sweet, off-kilter pop music with a distinct type of movement: a mix of Michael Jackson, fluid contemporary, vogue." - Pitchfork
"The fluid-in-every-way French pop star is taking America." - i-D Magazine
"Christine and the Queens is far from your average pop star, and she just might be a Michael Jackson for a new generation." - V Magazine
"What do electro-pop act Christine and the Queens and fashion darling Simon Porte Jacquemus have in common? Both are French sensations taking to the world stage with grace and apparent ease. The silent third partner to this joint creative is Kanye West"- Vogue
Today, Christine and the Queens releases the critically acclaimed English self-titled debut album in North Americavia Neon Gold / Because Records / Atlantic Records. The pop sensation will join Marina and The Diamonds on tour starting 10/19, which will go through California, Portland, Canada, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, and end with 3 New York shows; two at Terminal 5 and a solo headline show at Webster Hall.
Christine and the Queens about the video: "This pink suit is the real protagonist of the videoclip - I wanted it to be that way. It had to grow. To be alive. It had to make me feel too old and then too young, too little and then too big. I'm lost in it, lost myself in it. The old man and the little boy are both floating in the fabric. One used to fit in his clothes, the other one will one day. Isn't it the same ? I wanted someone who would play with proportions with the mind of a child - to help me with this suit, this story. Simon Jacquemus is, for me, a storyteller, a very gifted child - and an old man like me is very proud of our collaboration."
JACQUEMUS about working with Christine: "I met Christine over a glass of orange juice a few months ago, after I told her that I loved her on Instagram. We talked about a lot of things, about « Paradis Perdus » and of course about this XXL outfit. I feel very connected to her, to her songs, to her minimalist aesthetics, to the way she moves. Her album is one my favorite, of all categories. I hope I’ll have the opportunity to work with her again."
Hailed worldwide as a visionary live artist, Christine was among the breakout stars performing at this year’s South By South West (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. From there, Christine and her band served as special guests on fellow Neon Gold recording artist Marina and The Diamonds’ west coast tour dates.
Recently named “Female Artist of the Year” at the French GRAMMY-equivalent Victoires de la Musique ceremony, Christine is already a household name in her native country. “Saint Claude” – which received “Music Video of the Year” honors at the Victoires de la Musique – has proven a massive worldwide hit, earning more than 13 million individual views thus far HERE. In addition, “Christine” HERE – the French-language version of “Tilted” HERE – has drawn nearly 14 million views and counting.
Christine and the Queens came together in London where the Nantes-born Letissier went after studying art and theatre. The artist – named in honor of Christine’s cross-dressing friends at Soho’s famed Madame Jojo’s drag bar – released a series of three EPs beginning in 2011, each one earning further attention and acclaim for her utterly individual brand of French-language freak-pop. Chaleur Humaine arrived in 2014 and immediately established Christine as a phenomenon, earning over 5x platinum certification in just over a year.
Critical acclaim has flowed from major media outlets around the globe, including our own The New York Times’ T Magazine, which applauded Christine’s “androgynous style and herky-jerky choreography...is gunning for pop-music stardom that doesn't depend on sex.” NYLON hailed Christine as “ridiculously stylish” while praising her “sophisticated art-pop” Huffington Post decreed Christine and the Queens as “the Next Big Thing at SXSW,” noting her mix of modern pop and killer choreography…all rock star swagger and MJ moves…seduces and slays in equal measure.” “The coolest French import since Brigitte Bardot,” raved Entertainment Weekly. “(Christine’s) electro-tinged pop has a smooth, rich vibe that combines the glitz of the ‘80s with the soul of the future. We can’t get enough.”
Christine and the Queens - Christine and the Queens trackslist:
2. Saint Claude
4. No Harm Is Done feat. Tunji Ige
5. Science Fiction
6. Paradis Perdus
7. Half Ladies
8. Jonathan feat. Perfume Genius
9. Narcissus is Back
10. Safe And Holy
11. Night 52