Queen Elizabeth Theatre | Vancouver, British Columbia
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When talking about Orville Peck, what comes to mind are his flashy masks that make you wonder who truly is the person behind them. At the same time, you are reminded that as unique as his masks, his style of outlaw music, which has goth and indie rock undertones, pays homage to the 50s, 60s, and 70s country landscape. There is truth in the belief that to stand out is to allow freedom of your queerness since this has worked well for Orville. A true outlaw musician, his strategy to catch people's attention is defying the established tropes in the subgenre, making him a true game changer. Orville's purpose in wearing a mask is to allow people to have their own take on his mysteriousness. This also applies to his musicality by putting out songs open to many interpretations. Whatever your take, the best way to experience them is to immerse yourself in Peck's live performances. What better way to do your explications than seeing him in his concert? Since he will be visiting different cities in North America for his "Bronco" tour this year, fans in Vancouver, spend your summer night of July 14 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as Orville Peck brings his unique and intimate music there. Experience his live performance of the songs "Trample Out the Days," "City of Gold," "All I Can Say," and many more. Reserve your tickets now!
Wearing flashy masks, Orville Peck stands out among the outlaw country musicians with his additions of goth and indie rock styles to his enigmatic music. Inspired by classic country, especially from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, he has crafted tunes that are distinctly his own.
Daniel Pitout, before he was professionally known as Orville Peck, started performing at a young age. He is partly a self-taught musician, picking up a guitar and a Casio keyboard at 15. Early on in his life, he was exposed to voice work and voiced cartoon characters due to his father's job as a sound engineer. His emergence in the music industry started when he got cast in roles for touring musicals.
In the 2010s, Orville decided to dip his feet into being a solo artist. While working in a coffee shop and living with his parents, he started to work on his first album. His debut was a long work as he "wrote, produced and played every instrument he could" to perfect it. The album, which was entitled "Pony," came out in 2019. Many critics found his style refreshing, a "palate cleanser" in the country scene due to its uniqueness and intimacy. In 2020, the album brought him the Juno Award for the category of Alternative Album of the Year. In 2022, his sophomore "Bronco" came out. The album received universal acclaim, which many critics connect to his more polished arrangements and lyricism. Harry West of NME took note that the track appears "wholly modern and proudly queer" – a showcase of how true to himself Orville is as an artist.
Headlining his "Bronco" Tour, see Orville on his stops in multiple cities nationwide. Joining in on the fun is blues, country, and Americana Singer Charley Crockett, who gained attention for his song "Welcome to Hard Times." Vancouver fans, meet them at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday, July 14. Get tickets now!