Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Headline Tour With New Music

Late Show Performance May 3; Dates With Neil Young Upcoming

(AUSTIN, TX) With critics raving about their new album Something Real, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are taking their music to the people over the coming months, with a few very notable names worked in along the way.

Led by the “groove-laden” (Rolling Stone) title track first single (see the video here), Something Real delivers a “melting pot of influences that come into play on any given song,” according to All Music. “That knack for variety serves them well and suggests that there just might be something to that ‘cowboy hippie surf rock’ claim.”

Almost 40 dates are already on the books through mid-summer, including two runs as Neil Young + Promise of the Real, the latter being a lengthy trek through Europe. The band also headlines their own dates throughout the U.S. in support of Something Real. Wedged into the schedule is Lukas’ acoustic date with fellow second-generation music maker Shooter Jennings and, with the full band, a trip to New York for a May 3 appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Much like their music, the lineup iterations for Lukas Nelson and friends are constantly evolving. Anthony LoGerfo, Corey McCormick and Tato Melgar are the core of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, with Lukas’ brother Micah Nelson serving as a guest and honorary member. Micah was part of the recording of Something Real and often joins on the road when not fronting his own band Insects Vs. Robots. That band, incidentally, are opening the bulk of the May LN&POTR dates.

Additionally, Lukas, Anthony, Corey, Tato and Micah are always present in the Promise of the Real part of Neil Young + Promise of the Real. Occasionally, Lukas finds himself in an acoustic-only pairing with Shooter Jennings, and their cover of “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” is actually the theme for Netflix’ new series The Ranch starring Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson.

Music lovers lucky enough to catch any of the above are in for an “intoxicating” treat. As Popmatters recently noted, “What really puts Lukas Nelson at a higher level is how he’s just as good a soulful songwriter as he is a guitar player … He also knows how to craft a setlist to keep a set energized and a crowd engaged …. using the power of music to transform an ordinary venue into a sacred musical temple.”

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s album Something Real is out now on Royal Potato Family.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
April 16          Breckenridge Spring                       Breckenridge, CO
Lukas Nelson & Shooter Jennings
April 20          Lola’s Saloon                                   Fort Worth, TX
Neil Young + Promise of the Real
April 26          Whitewater Amphitheater              New Braunfels, TX
April 28          Ascend Amphitheater                          Nashville, TN
April 29          Beale Street Music Festival                 Memphis. TN
May 1             New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
May 3              The Late Show With Stephen Colbert      New York, NY
May 10           Great American Music Hall                        San Francisco, CA
May 11           SOhO Restaurant & Music Club      Santa Barbara, CA
May 12           Troubadour                                       West Hollywood, CA
May 14           Belly Up Tavern                                Solana Beach, CA
May 16           Bluebird Theater                              Denver, CO
May 17           The Waiting Room                          Omaha, NY
May 19           Lincoln Hall                                      Chicago, IL
May 21           Southgate House Revival              Newport, KY
May 22           3rd & Lindsley                                  Nashville, TN
May 24           The Sinclair                                      Cambridge, MA
May 26           World Cafe Live                               Philadelphia, PA
May 27           Brooklyn Bowl                                  Brooklyn, NY
Neil Young + Promise of the Real
June 5           The SSE Hydro                                Glasgow
June 7           SSE Arena                                        Belfast
June 8           3Arena                                              Dublin
June 10         First District Arena                           Leeds
June 11         O2 Arena                                           London
June 13         Zenith Arena                                     Lille
June 15         Halle Tony Garnier                          Lyon
June 16         Le Dome                                           Marseille
June 21         Le Zenith                                           Tolouse
June 23         Accor Hotels Arena                         Paris
June 24         Sport Palace                                     Antwerp
July 5              Dalhalla                                             Rättvik
July 7              StavernFestivalen                            Larvik
July 9              Ziggo Dome                                     Amsterdam
July 13            Villa Contarini                                   Padova
July 15            Terme De Caracalla                         Rome
July 16            Summer Festival                             Lucca
July 18            Estathé Market Sound                     Milan
July 20            Völkerschlachtdenkmal Open Air Leipig
July 21            Waldbuhne                                       Berlin
July 23            Castle Clam                                     Linz


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