The official music video for Orville Peck’s “Queen of the Rodeo” is premiering today. Watch/share HERE. Directed by Austin Peters (Haim, Chvrches, Bastille), the video features several cameos including model Tess Holiday, star of “Dragula Season 3,” Louisiana Purchase, and drag artist Thanks Jem (the real-life subject of the song). It also includes a special interlude version of Peck’s song “Roses Are Falling.”

Of the video, Peck shares, “‘Queen of the Rodeo’ is a song about a drag queen friend of mine named Thanks Jem. Jem is a First Nations drag queen from Vancouver, BC and also the star of our video. She’s always fighting against perception and has a hard time fitting in with the other queens, but to me she has always been a star. The song and video are about allowing yourself to get out of your own way, beat your demons and crown yourself queen of the rodeo.”

“Queen of the Rodeo” comes from Peck’s critically acclaimed debut album Pony, out now on SubPop Records. In celebration of the album, Peck will continue his extensive U.S. tour this spring including stops at Seattle’s Showbox, San Francisco’s The Independent, Las Vegas’ Brooklyn Bowl, San Diego’s Humphrey’s and New Orleans’ Music Box Theatre among several others. Peck will also perform at both Coachella and Stagecoach festivals this spring, one of the select few artists performing at both events. Tickets for these shows are on-sale now via https://www.orvillepeck.com/tour.

Adding to his breakout year, Peck made his late-night television debut last month performing his song “Dead of Night” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Watch/share HERE. The performance came as part of Apple Music’s “Up Next” program, which recently selected Peck as their featured artist for January.

Additionally, Peck was recently the first country artist to be on the cover of GQ Style, plus he was featured on the cover of the inaugural issue of the Harper’s Bazaar Men’s issue alongside Travis Scott and J. Balvin, curated by Dior Homme. Peck also performed at the Dior Homme Men’s Fall 2020 launch this past December at Art Basel.

Pony continues to receive extensive critical acclaim:

“Orville Peck’s Pony might be the most engaging and eerie album to come along in quite some time. With a haunting croon that adds to the mystique, Peck mixes a classic country sensibility with nostalgic ballads and a contemporary gothic vibe.” –NPR Music

“It’s a country record, built out of broken-glass heartbreak, tearful melodies, and sweeping, deserted drama, wandering from one blackened torch song to the next.” –Fader

“The priapic ‘Dead of Night’ is Roy Orbison’s ‘I Drove All Night’ if it had a Grindr profile or The Ballad of Buster Scruggs with John Waters behind the lens. We love it so much we might cry.” –The Guardian

“This collection of shoegaze-tinged melodies paired with classic American-country vocals captures Peck’s admiration of country greats like Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash, with a hint of ‘80s glam and grunge.” –Paper

“As part of a long history of rockers going genre, most famously with glammy New York Dolls frontman David Johansen’s totally 80s transformation to lounge lizard Buster Poindexter, Peck gladly immerses willing listeners in his weird, Southern-fried world.” –Vice

“Pony makes for a compelling introduction to this self-anointed country star.” [“50 Best Albums of 2019 So Far”] –Bilboard

“Pony is a weirdly satisfying musical milkshake, an at-times spooky blend of classic country, shoegaze ambience and vintage rock ‘n’ roll that goes down more like a smooth slurp of whiskey.” –Paste

“You can hear Peck’s fascination with the past all over Pony…in addition to [Johnny] Cash, the carefully arranged music— built around his dramatic vocals that can sweep from a burly growl to a ghostly croon— echoes the doomed romance of Roy Orbison and Chris Isaak.” –Los Angeles Times

Since the release of Pony, the enigmatic country star has garnered widespread attention across the world as well as extensive critical acclaim from NPR’s “Morning Edition,” NPR Music, The New Yorker, Rolling StoneVogueThe Guardian, The Fader, the Los Angeles Times and many more. View additional press highlights HERE. Continuing his landmark year, Peck recently collaborated with jewelry designer Pamela Love for a special limited edition “Orville Peck” ring.

For more information, please contact Catherine Snead, Joe Cohen or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000

1. Dead of Night
2. Winds Change
3. Turn to Hate
4. Buffalo Run
5. Queen of the Radio
6. Kansas (Remembers Me Now)
7. Old River
8. Big Sky
9. Roses Are Falling
10. Take You Back (The Iron Hoof Cattle Call)
11. Hope to Die
12. Nothing Fades Like the Light

*with Teddy & The Rough Riders
†with The Ruen Brothers
‡with Paul Cauthen
§with Tania Tucker
**with Emily Nenni

March 9 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The Van Buren*
March 10 /// Tucson, AZ /// Rialto Theatre* 
March 11 /// Santa Fe, NM /// Meow Wolf* 
March 13 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Jones Assembly* 
March 14 /// Dallas, TX /// Canton Hall* 
March 15 /// San Antonio, TX /// Paper Tiger* 
March 16-17 /// Dripping Springs, TX /// Campfire Gathering at Camp Lucy
March 18 /// Houston, TX /// White Oak Music Hall*
March 19 /// Luck, TX /// Luck Reunion

March 28 /// Monterrey, Mexico /// Hellow Festival
April 7 /// Seattle, WA /// The Showbox†
April 8 /// Portland, OR /// Crystal Ballroom†
April 11 /// Indio, CA /// Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 13 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Independent†
April 14 /// Oakland, CA /// The New Parish†
April 15 /// Sacramento, CA /// Ace of Spades†
April 17 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Brooklyn Bowl†
April 18 /// Indio, CA /// Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 20 /// San Diego, CA /// Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay (Stagecoach Spotlight)‡ 
April 22 /// Santa Barbara, CA /// Arlington Theatre (Stagecoach Spotlight)‡ 
April 23 /// Pioneertown, CA /// Pappy & Harriet’s (Stagecoach Spotlight)‡§
April 25 /// Indio, CA /// Stagecoach Music Festival
April 28 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The Depot**
April 29 /// Denver, CO /// Ogden Theater**
April 30 /// Lawrence, KS /// Granada Theater**
May 2 /// New Orleans, LA /// Music Box Village**
May 3 /// Atlanta, GA /// Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 15-17 /// Gulf Shores, AL /// Hangout Music Festival 
May 23 /// Boston, MA /// Boston Calling
June 14 /// Manchester, TN /// Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival
July 18-19 /// Whitefish, MT /// Under The Big Sky Festival
July 31 /// St. Charles, IA /// Hinterland Music Festival
August 2 /// Montreal, QC /// Osheaga Festival