FRENCH MUSIC IN LA

April 3, 2015 | By FRENCH CULTURE LA
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With festival season swiftly coming upon us, over a dozen top French musicians are coalescing upon the Southwest to play during the month of April. This month goes without precedent for the sheer number of Francophone concerts that will take place from April 2nd to 30th. Coachella too expensive? Couldn't get your hands on tickets? Check out our schedule below to see who is coming to a city near you this month and jump on buying your tickets before they sell out too!

Many artists, such as StromaeYelleMadeon, and Gesaffelstein, are coming to perform at the Coachella Festival that runs from April 10-19, while others, such as Lilly Wood & the Prick, are making their USA debuts. You can catch Lilly Wood & the Prick at their US debut on April 7th at the Echoplex in Los Angeles

In between the Coachella Festival and their other tour dates around the world, many artists have booked shows in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego to take advantage of their time in the Southwest during Coachella season.

To give a quick run-down of this month’s amazing schedule, the month ‘de la musique’ will kick off with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara who will be having a show at Pomona College on April 2. Soon after, David Guetta will be in Las Vegas the at the XS Nightclub on April 3, followed by DJ Snake at the Surrender Nightclub on April 4th.

Magma, a French progressive rock band founded in 1969, will be coming to Los Angeles as part of their North American tour. They will be performing at the Echoplex on April 6.

Yelle will be rockin' the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood on April 10.

Between his performances at Coachella, Stromae will be performing at the Club Nokia with Yelle in Los Angeles on April 14, and then another show two days later on the 16th at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Madeon will be making a stop at the El Rey theater in Los Angeles between Coachella weekends as well. Tough week for busy musicians!

French sensation Christine and the Queens will be making her first live performance in California in Los Angeles on April 15th at the Echo Theater, and her second in San Diego on April 18th at the North Park Theater. 

On April 23rd, IAM, the long-running rap group from Marseille will be making a stop in Los Angeles at the Club Bahia during their US tour.

Following their performances at Coachella, Cedric Gervais and Martin Solveig are coming to Las Vegas. Cedric Gervais will be playing at the Marquée Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas on April 25, and Martin Solveig will be playing the same week on April 30 at the Encore Beach Club.

The month of April will close with singer Keren Ann performing at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on April 30.

Check out our full schedule of events and our playlist to see which shows could interest you this month!

April Schedule


Los Angeles

Las Vegas

San Diego

Palm Springs

Santa Ana

Coachella (see our full Coachella article here)

Friday, April 10 & 17
DJ Snake
 
Saturday, April 11 & 18
Yelle
 
Sunday, April 12 & 19
David Guetta
Madeon
Stromae
Cedric Gervais
Gesaffelstein
Martin Solveig
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