Harry Styles's Harryween Opener, Orville Peck, Is Pretty Mysterious — Here's What We Know
Who's ready for some thrills and chills? Harry Styles just added two Halloween-themed shows to his Love On Tour concert dates, which will take place on Oct. 30 and 31 at NYC's Madison Square Garden. Tickets for "Harryween" will go on sale to the public on March 6, and Harry requested that fans show up in costumes. He also announced that Orville Peck will be opening the shows — and if you aren't familiar with the Canadian country musician, here's everything you should know about the up-and-comer (besides his penchant for wearing a fringed Lone Ranger mask).
First off, Orville Peck isn't his real name, though the man behind the pseudonym has yet to be revealed — probably because he has never shown his face. After releasing his debut album, Pony, in March 2019, Orville explained during an interview with Vice that his mysterious identity is part of a performance. "There's a lot of theatricality to what I do and that's purposeful," he said. "It's ironic because, at the same time, I truly believe this project is the most sincere thing I've done artistically, the most exposed that I've ever been as a singer, as a writer, as an artist."
He told The New York Times that he avoids personal questions because he's "trying to be obtuse," but he did share that he's 31 years old (or at least was in October 2019) and that he was a professional theater actor in London's West End before creating the masked character Orville Peck a few years ago. There is, of course, speculation about his true identity, but Orville prefers to remain anonymous.
After Harry tweeted out the announcement about Harryween to his fans, Orville replied, "Whoa nelly. YeeHarryween! See y'all there." It's unclear how or when Harry decided to tap the masked cowboy as a special guest, but we do know this much: Orville's Harryween costume likely won't disappoint.