Indochine - 40th birthday book

out now!


Indochine’s 40th birthday official book, by Nicola and Rafaëlle Hirsch-Doran, out now!
(Editions du Seuil)

September 29, 1981, Indochine, which has just been formed, goes on stage at the Rose Bonbon. It is the starting point of the band which knew, 40 years during, to renew itself and to attract fans of all the generations. For example, 3e Sexe, which tackled gender issues as early as 1985, has just reached the top of the charts thanks to its new version, featuring Christine and the Queens. And their latest album, “Singles Collection”, has sold +500,000 copies.

What are the reasons of this success? This is the question that this book explores, going back to the sources of the band until today. Including interviews with those who wrote the band history, and to the diaries of Nicola Sirkis, who reveals himself here as never before. The book is built around Indochine’s thirteen albums, each chapter telling the genesis of an album, the great events, disputes, meetings, recording and writing sessions, anecdotes that marked the creation. The very personal tone and the photos that illustrate it make it a unique, lively book. The undeniable reference on Indochine.

Nicola Sirkis is the singer-songwriter and founding member of the band. Rafaëlle Hirsch-Doran is a journalist. Her encounter with Indochine, at the age of 11, was a shock. She was chosen by Nicola Sirkis to write this book because she is undoubtedly one of those who knows the band best. She is also the author of a feature documentary on Indochine, which will be released in 2022.

Indochine has been consecrated as France’s favorite rock band (Le Parisien). It attracts fans of all generations, and has sold +500,000 tickets for the upocoming Central Tour, in less than two days.

It is the first time that Nicola Sirkis signs and carries a book about his band.

40 years of archives, diaries, personal photos, test models, notes, unpublished contents.

All those who wrote the history of the band, and who sometimes never spoke, have been interviewed: Nicola Sirkis himself, his mother, the successive members of the band, but also Xavier Dolan, Christine and the Queens, Asia Argento, the sound engineers, Jaco von Dormael, Mickey 3D, Marc Caro, etc.

More than 600 unpublished, rare or mythical photos, nearly 40 photographers, all the stage costumes.

220 x 285 mm, 512 pages.


Central Tour

Fight against the Black market / new tickets on sale this Friday at noon for sold-out gigs


Central Tour : fight against the black market / new tickets (for sold-out gigs) will be put on sale this Friday at noon on, and official ticket offices (France Billet / Fnac, Ticketmaster: Leclerc, Auchan, Cultura, Carrefour, and SeeTickets / Infoconcert).

Indochine’s Central Tour :

Paris, Stade de France : SAT., May 21, 2022 / SOLD-OUT
Bordeaux, Matmut Atlantique : SAT. June 4, 2022 / SOLD-OUT
Marseille, Orange Vélodrome : SAT. June 11, 2022
Lyon, Groupama Stadium : SAT. June 25, 2022 / SOLD-OUT
Lille, Stade Pierre Mauroy : SAT. July 2, 2022 / SOLD-OUT + SUN. July 3, 2022

Video of the week

'Je ne peux plus dire "je t'aime"'


> Taken from our LIVE 40 acoustic performance (September 2021).

Indo's playlist

Beabadoobee, 'He Gets Me So High'


Taken from the EP : Our Extended Play (2021).




Indo&U November: Email-us your pics, drawings, tattoos, coversongs (YouTube only) + other creations linked to Indochine! We are regularly adding selected elements on dedicated folders. Also mention your location if you want to be added on the IndoMap (link below). Thank you ! Photos – IndoCovers (YouTube) – IndoMap

IndoVideo by Barbara Henri.

Video of the week

'3SEX', ft. Christine and the Queens


Together Against School Bullying

Nicola as guest tomorrow night


 Together against school bullying : Tomorrow November 21, Nicola will be part of a special live program, hosted by Tryo, on their socials (Insta, Facebook and YouTube) from 6PM (Nicola around 8PM).

> Facebook Event

Indo's playlist

Wet Leg, ‘Chaise Longue’ (Live on Later... with Jools Holland)


Video of the week

'Nos Célébrations'


Indo's playlist

Requin Chagrin, ‘Bye Bye Baby’



Central Tour

190 days left!


Indochine’s Central Tour : a 360° central screen, the largest ever made (+2000 m²), and specially designed for the stadiums of the tour !

The shows in Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon and Lille 1 are sold out! Please note that new tickets will be sold around Christmas + 1 month before the shows in order to fight the black market. Do not buy your tickets on unofficial networks at prohibitive prices.

Indochine’s Central Tour :
Paris, Stade de France : Saturday, May 21, 2022 / SOLD OUT
Bordeaux, Matmut Atlantique : Saturday June 4, 2022 / SOLD OUT
Marseille, Orange Vélodrome : Saturday June 11, 2022
Lyon, Groupama Stadium : Saturday June 25, 2022 / SOLD OUT
Lille, Stade Pierre Mauroy : Saturday July 2, 2022 / SOLD OUT + Sunday July 3, 2022

> Tickets for Marseille and Lille 2 are available here


Happy you, Bobo !


Happy you, Bobo!

> Follow Boris on Insta + Facebook.

Video of the week



> Taken from the album Black City Parade (2013), and Indochine’s Singles Collection (2001-2021)

Central Tour

We need your testimonials


Hello everyone,
We need your testimonies for 2 videos that will be shown during the Central Tour concerts.

– Video 1: if you have been a victim of school bullying, or witnessed bullying, and you want to testify…
– Video 2: if you have been a victim of homophobia, transphobia or just want to express yourself on how the song 3ème Sexe has changed your life… we need you.

Thank you for sending us your testimony at, before December 1st :


> Download
If your video is selected, you’ll have to complete a compulsory document of broadcasting rights and images.
Thank you all!

Indo's playlist

TOYBLOÏD ft. SUN, 'Crown'