Christine and the Queens Drop off Second Weekend of Coachella Following Death of Singer's Mother

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Christine and the Queens performs at the Outdoor Theatre during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 13, 2019 in Indio, Calif.

Christine and the Queens were forced to drop off the bill for the second weekend of the Coachella Festival due to the death of the singer's mother. In a translation of a tweet from vocalist Héloïse Letissier on Thursday (April 18) she revealed, "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.”

The band was slated to perform on Saturday (April 20) following their glitzy set at the California desert festival's first weekend; their show with Blood Orange at the Santa Barbara Bowl slated for Thursday night was also canceled.