Preview: Christine and the Queens, O2 Academy Birmingham

France’s Pop saviour Christine and the Queens will play her first ever Birmingham show this Monday 26 November, at O2 Academy.

The French singer, real name Héloïse Letissier, is famous for tracks such as ‘Tilted’ and ‘5 Dollars’ and for vocally and lyrically challenging ideas of gender and sexuality.

She is currently in the middle of the UK leg of her world tour in support of her second album, ‘Chris’, released in September of this year. The record went straight in at number two in the UK album chart.

Christine has been on an impressive trajectory over the past few years, with her own brand of genre and gender-defying slick power pop. Her debut album, Chaleur Humaine, released in 2016, has sold well over a million copies worldwide since it was released.

Despite being two albums in and accruing a passionate UK fan base, she has played precious few performances in the UK – most notably a rain-soaked set at Glastonbury Festival. As such, this tour will be the first opportunity for many UK fans to see her live and in person.

The already highly-acclaimed tour is expected to deliver a theatrical and thought-provoking experience when it rolls into Birmingham on Monday. Supporting Christine and the Queens on the tour is the hotly-tipped West London MC, Lava La Rue.

Tickets for Christine and the Queens at O2 Birmingham Academy on Monday 26 November at the venue’s official site here.

Words: Gareth Griffiths


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