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Chappell Roan Announced Much-Anticipated Debut Album 'The Rise And Fall Of A Midwest Princess'

Updated: Sep 11, 2023



The album artwork for Chappell Roan's Debut Album The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess.

"Beneath the layers of rhinestone, she has a singular voice (which she describes as a “yodel”) and takes big, ecstatic swings with her music, from soaring hooks to uptempo call-and-response tracks that evoke a particularly raunchy pep rally" Vulture

“Kneel before the sanctum of Chappell Roan, whose dauntless disposition and lewd lyrics will have you surrendering to her musical prowess” V MAGAZINE

“A pop star for the ages” — TEEN VOGUE

“Chappell Roan’s glamorous safe space is the real thing” — NYLON

“the ‘Thrift Store Pop Star’ ready to take over the world.” — ROLLING STONE

“Chappell Roan is ready to shine.” BILLBOARD

“A superstar is born? On the basis of Tuesday night, Chappell Roan already was one — it’s just taken the world a minute to catch up.” VARIETY

Chappell Roan’s moment has arrived. Today, the trailblazing, charismatic and unapologetically honest emergent pop star announces her highly anticipated debut album, The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess out September 22 via Amusement / Island Records. Watch the album trailer HERE.

With bold hooks, powerhouse vocals, and theatrical flair Chappell Roan has built up a cult-like fanbase over the past year across releases like the booming, dancefloor-ready “Red Wine Supernova”, her breathtaking self-written ballad “Kaleidoscope”, and last year’s cinematic fan favorite “Casual”. Her synth-pop smash breakthrough, 2020’s “Pink Pony Club” (co-written and produced by Dan Nigro), set the tone for Chappell’s evolution into her own version of pop stardom: a small town rhinestone cowgirl delivering euphoric, heartfelt bangers, and a queer icon for a generation.

About her debut album, Chappell says,

"After 4 years in the making comes my 14-song album holding stories of unearthing my true self and fearlessly embracing queerness. With the contrast of my Midwestern upbringing and living in one of the biggest cities in the U.S., ‘The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess’ mirrors the rollercoaster of becoming the popstar I always wanted to be.”

This fall, Chappell will embark on an expansive North American headlining tour that will scale up her intoxicating live show experience across the US and Canada—The Midwest Princess Tour, already sold out in 12 cities, kicks off in September with tickets on sale at An electrifying performer, Chappell wrapped her debut headline Naked in North America tour in March, selling-out all tour stops including New York (Webster Hall), Los Angeles (The Fonda), San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and more. Often featuring opening sets from drag queens, each night incorporated a different dress theme (like “homecoming dance” and “goth, grunge, and glitter”). The ecstatic shows earned universal praise for Chappell’s exhilarating performances and for creating a “glamorous safe space,” and disco dance party where everyone can feel like the most fun, the most free version of themselves,” in rooms bursting at the seams with energy.

Chappell Roan continues to connect with her growing fanbase by championing open and honest expression of identity and unapologetic sexuality. Through her music, art, style and spirit, she has already earned press nods from Pitchfork, NPR, MTV, Vulture, Billboard, V Magazine, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue and more. This year, Chappell was named Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Artist of 2023. Earlier heralded releases Naked In Manhattan,” and the “deliciously vindictiveMy Kink Is Karma received well-deserved traction in both the digital and live music world paving the way for The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess and more live shows coming this year.



September 25 — Goldfield Trading Post, Sacramento, CA

September 27 — The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT

September 29 — Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

October 1 — First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

October 3 — The Rave/Eagles Club - The Rave Hall, Milwaukee, WI

October 4 — House of Blues, Chicago, IL

October 7 — Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville TN

October 8 — Deluxe at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN

October 10 — Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI

October 11 — The Opera House, Toronto, ON

October 12 — Théâtre Fairmount, Montreal QC

October 14 — The Fillmore Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

October 15 — House of Blues, Boston, MA

October 17 — Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY

October 20 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

October 22 — The Underground, Charlotte, NC

October 24 — Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA

October 25 — The Beacham, Orlando, FL

October 26 — Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

October 28 — Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA

October 29 — House of Blues, Houston, TX

October 31 — House of Blues, Dallas, TX

November 1 — Scoot Inn, Austin, TX

November 3 — The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ

November 4 — 24 Oxford, Las Vegas, NV

November 7 — The UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA

November 9 — Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

November 10 — Hollywood Theatre, Vancouver, BC

November 11 — Showbox, Seattle, WA

November 14 — The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA


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Amusement Records is a record label founded by producer/writer Daniel Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo, Conan Gray, Caroline Polachek). Chappell Roan is the label’s first signing in partnership with Island Records.


Since Chris Blackwell first started Island Records in Jamaica in 1959, it has remained one of the world’s most legendary record labels and a coveted destination for new and established artists across genres.

The most recent press photo for rising pop artist Chappell Roan.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Clemens.

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