In order to take care of his body and his mind, the masked singer Orville Peck announced Thursday through an Instagram publication that he had to take a break. “It is with a broken heart that I bring you this news,” he wrote.

This means that the Canadian musician will not take the MTELUS stage on July 4, an evening that was included in the program of the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

“This is the most difficult decision I have had to make in my life,” Mr. Peck explained, “but my current mental and physical health would not allow me to give you the best of myself. “All the shows on the itinerary of his American-Canadian tour, which was to continue until August, have thus been postponed to later dates, to be determined. “I sincerely hope you can understand. »

LBGTQ icon, Orville Peck is the craftsman of a so-called alternative country, which charms indie rock fans as much, if not more, than the usual fans of the genre. His second album released in April 2022, Bronco, was praised by the world music press.

“Behind his fringed mask, the Canadian cowboy deploys a song capable of Johnny Cash-like bass, but also of an astonishing lyricism apparently inspired by his love of musicals,” wrote our colleague Alexandre Vigneault last December. “Imagine the panache of Rufus Wainwright, but in atmospheres where the enigmatic cinema of David Lynch (a bright side at that) meets the nocturnal country-folk of the 1950s, and you will have a sense of the universe of Orville Peck. »