With the second weekend of Coachella just a day away, ticket holders will see one act missing from the lineup. According to Pitchfork, French pop singer Héloïse Letissier aka Christine and the Queens has announced that she has canceled her festival performance due to her mother’s passing.
Letissier’s mom passed away in France Tuesday, April 16th and the singer has gone home to be with her family during this hard time. In a tweet posted on her social media account, Letissier wrote in French which translates to; “I can only write very simple sentences. I lost my mother on Tuesday night. I came back to cross this event with my loved ones – I will not be able to sing this Saturday. I kiss you.”
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Je n’arrive qu’à écrire des phrases très simples. J’ai perdu ma mère dans la nuit de mardi. Je suis rentrée pour traverser cette épreuve avec mes proches – je ne pourrai pas chanter ce samedi. Je vous embrasse.
— Chris (@QueensChristine) April 18, 2019
Christine and the Queens had performed a set during the first week of Coachella and was scheduled to perform again during the second weekend on Saturday, April 20th at the California’s based festival. No news yet as to whether the group will be replaced this weekend. She has also canceled a performance with Blood Orange at Santa Barbara Bowl tonight.