Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Announce Headline Tour – Southgate House Revival On 5/21

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
$20 ADV / $25 DOS; 8 P.M. DOORS / 9 P.M. SHOW
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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 Ranchstarring 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.

:: Upcoming Tour Dates ::

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 – New Orleans, LA

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real:
May 3 – The Late Show With Stephen Colbert – New York, NY
May 10Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
May 11SOhO Restaurant & Music Club – Santa Barbara, CA
May 12Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
May 14Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
May 16Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
May 17The Waiting Room – Omaha, NY
May 19Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
May 21Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY
May 223rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN
May 24The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
May 26World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
May 27Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY

Neil Young + Promise of the Real: 
June 5The SSE Hydro – Glasgow
June 7SSE Arena – Belfast
June 83Arena – Dublin
June 10First District Arena – Leeds
June 11O2 Arena – London
June 13Zenith Arena – Lille
June 15Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon
June 16Le Dome – Marseille
June 21Le Zenith – Tolouse
June 23Accor Hotels Arena – Paris
June 24Sport Palace – Antwerp
July 5Dalhalla – Rättvik
July 7StavernFestivalen – Larvik
July 9Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam
July 13Villa Contarini – Padova
July 15Terme De Caracalla – Rome
July 16Summer Festival – Lucca
July 18Estathé Market Sound – Milan
July 20Völkerschlachtdenkmal Open Air – Leipig
July 21Waldbuhne – Berlin
July 23Castle Clam – Linz