Christine and The Queens at the RDS, Dublin: Everything you need to know

What songs she will play, performance time and more for her Dublin concert

Héloïse Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, aka Chris

Héloïse Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, aka Chris

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At Longitude two-and-a-half years ago, Christine and the Queens delivered a thumping performance that drew in a huge crowd of converted pilgrims and curious strays. Many a believer was made that day. Now, for the first time since dropping her latest album, Chris, earlier this year, the French art pop chanteuse rolls into town to unleash her fizzing art-pop numbers on an Irish crowd once more. The RDS this Friday is the latest stop on Héloïse Letissier’s European tour. Expect her daring new record to feature heavily, with the star probing gender, femininity, strength and vulnerability with orchestration that firmly looks to the funk. Ahead of the show, here’s all the information you need.

Are tickets still available?

At time of writing, yes. Tickets are priced €54.50 inclusive of booking fee on sale now via Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie.

What time does everything kick off?

Doors are due to open at 6.30pm. Support act Le Boom are due on stage at 8pm with Christine and the Queens to follow at 9pm.

What is she likely to play?

Christine and the Queens have been pretty consistent with their setlist recently so don’t expect too many surprises. Here’s what was played on November 26th at the O2 Academy 2 in Birmingham.

  • Comme si
  • Girlfriend
  • Le G
  • Science Fiction
  • Make Some Sense
  • Paradis Perdus
  • iT
  • Feel So Good
  • Tilted
  • 5 dollars
  • What’s-Her-Face
  • Here
  • The Stranger
  • Goya Soda
  • Damn (What Must a Woman Do)
  • Nuit 17 à 52 / Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson cover)
  • Doesn’t matter
  • The Walker
  • Encore:
  • Saint Claude
  • Intranquillité

How do I get there?

Traffic around the RDS can get busy so use public transport if you can. The direct Dublin Bus routes to RDS Ballsbridge from Nassau Street, outside Trinity College, are 4, 7, 18, 7a and 27X. There are also routes serviced to and from the nearby Donnybrook Road, Bus Garage on the N11, which is only 10 minutes walking distance from the venue. They are the 46a, 145, 32x, 39a, 41x, 7b, 51x, 66x and 67x. The closest Dart station to the venue is Sandymount.

There are a limited number of parking spaces in the Simmonscourt Extension Car Park (located on Simmonscourt Road). Pay-and-display street parking is also available.

Mobility impaired access

There will be designated viewing platforms for wheelchair users. If you’ve any requests or queries relating to access, contact the promoter in advance of the concert on access@mcd.ie. Accessible tickets can be booked by contacting Ticketmaster.

What about security?

If you absolutely have to bring a bag, it needs to be no bigger than A5 size (11.45cm x 15.25cm or 4.5 in x 6.0in) and will be subject to a search. The RDS warns that any person deemed to be offensive or abusive or who may compromise public safety will not be admitted.

Prohibited articles and items include professional video cameras and audio recording devices such as iPads/tablets. You can’t bring in bottles, cans, glass vessels, illegal substances, umbrellas, selfie sticks, belt chains, laser pointers, large posters (A3+), large flag poles, alcohol, drinks or food.

Will food and drink be available?

There will be food stalls and bars inside the venue. A valid photo ID may be required to purchase booze

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