Orville Peck has announced dates for the fall Drive Me, Crazy tour
He will start at Nashville Pride in September and end by opening for Harry Styles at Madison Square Garden in October.July 27, 2021
Orville Peck has announced dates for his fall Drive Me, Crazy tour. The country singer with an alternative flair will play over a dozen shows across the United States, starting at Nashville Pride Sept. 18 and ending at Madison Square Garden. There, Peck will open for Harry Styles Oct. 30 and 31.
Between those dates, Peck will also perform at multiple music festivals. First, he will appear at Sea.Hear.Now Festival alongside the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Idol and Grouplove. Next, he will go to Governors Ball and perform alongside Billie Eilish, Leon Bridges and Portugal. The Man. Finally, Peck will stop at Shaky Knees, beside the Strokes, Modest Mouse and Phoebe Bridgers.
After a year without live music, the Drive Me, Crazy tour is set to keep the masked singer busy. The run will directly follow Peck’s July to August Summertime tour.
Peck announced the dates on his Instagram, saying, “Y’all didn’t know we were just getting started! Tickets for the Drive Me, Crazy fall tour are on sale Friday morning 10am local. Check out all tour info at the Link in bio and see you tomorrow night, Chicago!”
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Aside from touring, Peck teamed up with Rupaul’s Drag Race star and fellow musician Trixie Mattel in April to playfully reimagine the iconic country song “Jackson.” Peck talked about the legacy of the song at the time of the release.
“There’s never been a greater country duo than Johnny Cash and June Carter,” Peck says. “I think ‘Jackson’ has remained iconic through the years because it perfectly captures the humor, storytelling and relationship between performers that every good country song should.”
“I consider myself a country musician, but I definitely see people framing me as alternative by today’s standards,” Peck says. “[My music] pulls references from all kinds of genres, so maybe that confuses people. The irony is that I make music that sounds similar to what I would consider ‘classic country’ more than what country music sounds like today. And I’ve always had an alternative spirit. I come from the DIY space. I grew up listening to all kinds of music. So it doesn’t bother me.”
His authenticity doesn’t just apply to his sound—it’s also relevant to his fashion choices. Peck also told AltPress about the inspiration behind his stage persona in the same cover interview.
“The punk musicians of the early ’70s—I think of the mask scene in Los Angeles, the Germs and X and the Screamers and all those bands—they all had crazy stage names,” Peck says. “They all wore costumes. But they were singing about deeply personal, edgy things. I think someone like Bowie is a great example of that—very theatrical but still writing very evocative, heartfelt music. That is inherent in country music, especially the era of country music that I love. So, it’s not really a hard balance because I think the key is to be as sincere as possible, to be as personal as possible, with the music that I write, and that allows me to get away with being as theatrical as I want. You have to have a little bit of courage to put yourself out there, in a lot of ways.”
Drive Me, Crazy tour dates:
09/18 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Pride
09/19 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival
09/21 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
09/22 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
09/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
09/24 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
09/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
09/27 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
09/28 – Albany, NY @ Empire Live
10/21 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10/22 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West (Shaky Knees Late Night)
10/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
10/26 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
10/27 – Richmond, VA @ The National
10/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
10/30 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden*
10/31 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden*
* supporting Harry Styles