Country music's very own masked cowboy is returning to the stage this fall. On social media, Orville Peck announced his upcoming Drive Me, Crazy Tour, complete with a run of dates that'll keep him on the road through September and October.

The tour takes its name from a track on Peck's Show Pony EP, which he released in August of 2020. He has described the six-song collection as a "middle sister" between his full-length debut, Pony (which arrived in 2019) and the album that lays ahead -- "which we can hopefully look forward to next year," the singer estimated to The Boot around the time he put Show Pony out.

But in the meantime, Peck's fan-grabbing, theatrical brand of velvet-throated classic country will once again take center stage in a live setting. The Drive Me, Crazy Tour begins with a set at the 2021 Nashville Pride Festival on Sept. 18 and proceeds across the U.S., ultimately concluding with a two-night stop -- the second of which is on Halloween night -- at Madison Square Garden, opening for pop superstar Harry Styles.

Amid the post-pandemic return of live country music in 2021, Peck has already made a triumphant return to the stage: In July, he played a show at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre alongside Yola and Charley Crockett.

Peck also recently joined forces with Lady Gaga as part of the singer's 10th anniversary edition of her Born This Way album, contributing "The Country Road Version" of her iconic song "Born This Way" to the project. This spring, Peck also teamed with singer-songwriter and RuPaul's Drag Race star Trixie Mattel for a version of the country classic "Jackson."

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Orville Peck, Drive Me, Crazy 2021 Tour Dates:

Sept. 18 -- Nashville, Tenn. @ Nashville Pride
Sept. 19 -- Asbury Park, N.J. @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival
Sept. 21 -- Providence, R.I. @ Fete Music Hall
Sept. 22 -- New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall
Sept. 23 -- Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
Sept. 24 -- New York City @ Governors Ball Music Festival
Sept. 25 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Roxian Theatre
Sept. 27 -- Portland, Maine @ State Theatre
Sept. 28 -- Albany, N.Y. @ Empire Live
Oct. 21 -- Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva
Oct. 22 -- Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat's Cradle
Oct. 23 -- Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West (Shaky Knees Late Night)
Oct. 24 -- Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
Oct. 26 -- Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel
Oct. 27 -- Richmond, Va. @ The National
Oct. 30-31 -- New York City @ Madison Square Garden*

* with Harry Styles

5 Hottest Country Tours of Summer 2021

There’s a lot to consider when making a list of the hottest tours of summer 2021, including star power, opening acts, venues and set lists. Add to that concerns and cautions as the country begins to emerge from a pandemic and that no one has seen live music in 14 months. It’s quite likely you’re craving live music like a drug that’s just out of reach ... or you’re scared shirtless to surround yourself with 10,000 fans indoors. 

All the emotions about reengaging with the live country music community are valid. While at first it seemed September would be start-up month, several tours on this Hot List begin in July and August at outdoor venues across America. The No. 3 tour and No. 1 tour on our list are mostly indoors, but both are banking on increased safety that comes from a majority of the population having the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Once those lights go down, all of these worries will be carried away by the buzz in the air (and maybe, from your cup). Find five total professionals on this list of Hot Summer Tours, each bringing a total stage show, plus several in-demand opening acts with a proven track record of live entertainment at the highest level. There’s no fat on any of these country tours — if you stick to the tailgate through an opener’s set, you’ll truly be missing something special. 

As always, let us know who you can’t wait to see on tour in 2021 via Twitter or email

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