Letissier, whom we named one of the best live acts of 2018, did perform during the first Coachella weekend. However, after learning of her mother’s passing on Tuesday evening, she returned home to France to be with her family and lay her mom to rest. She therefore won’t be at the California festival on Saturday, nor will she play with Blood Orange tonight at the Santa Barbara Bowl as originally scheduled.
In a tweet written in French, Letissier said (via Google Translate), “I can only write very simple sentences. I lost my mother on Tuesday night. I came home to go through this ordeal with my loved ones-I won’t be able to sing this Saturday. I kiss you.”
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
It’s not yet known if Coachella will scramble for a replacement or simply shift other acts around to accommodate Christine and the Queens’ absence. The group’s next scheduled concert is set for May 11th at Corona Capital Guadalajara in Mexico.