Though you may never have heard of her, Christine and the Queens are huge in France. Her debut album went to #2 last year, her music videos have millions of views, and, judging from poking around YouTube, she’s performed on every French TV show there is. Now, like so many artists before her that have to assure doubters “I’m big in [any country that’s not America]”, she’s trying to break stateside. And she’ll probably do it.
A new version of her debut album is being released in the States, with appearances by Perfume Genius and Tunji Ige. And, in an almost too-perfect metaphor for bridging the cultural divide, one track combines a cover of Kanye West‘s “Heartless” with a cover of “Les Paradis Perdus” by an older French star, Christophe.
In a recent French interview, she said her dream was to have Christophe cover one of her songs (well, according to Google Translate she said “If one day Christopher sang one of my texts would be a great recognition for me,” but you get the idea). After he hears this, maybe he will. Hope he’s a Kanye fan.
Christine and the Queens Tour Dates:
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