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Willie Nelson & Family, with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real @ Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014


The Redheaded Stranger is no stranger to Wilkes-Barre.

With six concerts already under his cowboy belt (all sellouts), it was announced today that Willie Nelson will return to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts for a seventh performance on Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, June 20th at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at (570) 826-1100 and online at A special Kirby Members Pre-Sale will begin Wednesday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m. Members buy first, so join today at (570) 823-4599, ext. 225.

Backed by his longtime touring and recording “Family,” Nelson is on the road again, this time in support of his 69th studio album, Band of Brothers, which is due out in August.

With a six-decade career and more than 200 total albums already in the rearview mirror, Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician, and has amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.

He is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger,” “Stardust” and countless others, and at the age of 81, the iconic Texan shows no signs of slowing down.

Earlier this year, Nelson was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, and later that week, he became a fifth-degree black belt in the martial art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul.

In 2012 he reached The New York Times Best Sellers list with his book, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die. His song by the same title was released earlier that year, featuring a guest appearance by rapper Snoop Dogg.

Nelson first appeared on the F.M. Kirby Center stage in August of 1988. His most-recent visit came in May of 2012.

Tickets Prices: $47.00, $57.00, $67.00, $97.00  plus applicable fees

There will be an extra family member on hand when Willie Nelson & Family visit the F.M. Kirby Center.

It was announced today that Lukas Nelson, Willie’s Son, and his band Promise of the Real have been added to the concert, which comes to Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, September 11th at 7:30 p.m.

Less than 200 tickets remain available for the concert, so fans are urged to secure their seats today.  Tickets can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office, by phone at (570) 826-1100, or online at

Lukas first picked up the guitar at age 11 to honor a promise he made to his father and managed teach himself the craft by playing along to classic Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix songs.

Now at age 24, Lukas is building his following the old fashioned way – by touring year-round and delivering high-energy performances to fans across the country.  He and his band mates have performed more than 400 shows in the past three years and have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King and Bob Dylan.

While the younger Nelson will be making his Kirby Center debut, his father will be returning for the seventh time.  Willie Nelson first visited the Kirby Center in 1998.  His most recent performance came in 2012.

Willie Nelson, Micah Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014


“My brother, myself, Kris Kristofferson and Dad in Maui. Dad says the Highwayman tour, which consisted of Him, Kris, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings carried 278 pieces of luggage!!”

– Lukas Nelson.

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Farm Aid 2013 “Just Breathe”

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Lukas Nelson in Rolling Stone Magazine

Thursday, August 21st, 2014


by Nick Murr

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Willie Nelson discusses the joys of touring with his sons: “I’ve been hearing my licks come back better than they went out,” he says. Now, one of his sons’ bands, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, who have also opened for stars like B.B. King and John Fogerty, are bringing some of those licks to a new LP – their third – titled Love Yourself. Below, listen to an exclusive stream of one of its tracks, the casual, swaying “Find Yourself.”

“This is my favorite song on the record – the most personal to me and yet I think anyone can relate to it,” says Nelson. “I always feel like I’m cleaning my soul out when I sing it. It’s my tribute to the soul musicians I grew up idolizing, and it’s really fun to play live.”

Currently, the band is in the middle of a late-summer tour that includes a stop at Raleigh’s Farm Aid and closes in Folsom, California.

Read article here.   and Listen to new song, “Find Yourself”

“Dad has the cover of the new rolling stone!!! Nice job dad!” — Lukas Nelson #willienelson

Saturday, August 16th, 2014



How cool would that be, to tell your friends to check out the new Rolling Stone, ’cause your dad is on the cover (again).

“Dad has the cover of the new rolling stone!!! Nice job dad!”  #willienelson – Lukas Nelson, on Instagram


Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, in Vail

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014



“Beautiful show tonight in Vail, to all of you#vail #musicislove” — Lukas Nelson

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real 2014 Tour (thanks, Guthrie Thomas!)

Monday, August 11th, 2014


Hello Linda…    I hope you are enjoying a pleasant day. Here is the new Lukas Nelson 2014 Tour Picks. Lukas will get them this Wednesday just in the nick of time. Designed by Brian Hager, Lukas’ guitar tech and good friend on tour and off…Obviously, the images certainly appear to me to have been taken by the excellent, photographic artist, Jim Eckenrode.

My best…Guthrie

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on Tour

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

photo: Stewart Levine

Jul 15 Knuckleheads Kansas City, MO
Jul 16 The Verve Terre Haute, IN
Jul 17 Stones Fest w/ Best Fest Ever
New Orleans, LA
Jul 18 Club Helsinki Hudson, NY
Jul 19 Solar Fest Tinmouth, VT
Jul 26 Jeezum Crow Festival Jay,
Jul 27 Surf Lodge Montauk, NY
Jul 29 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 30 Levoy Theatre Millville, NJ
Jul 31 World Cafe Live – Upstairs Philadelphia, PA
Aug 01 Jammin Java Vienna, VA
Aug 02 Arch Street Tavern Hartford, CT
Aug 03 Nantucket Music Festival Nantucket, MA
Aug 08 Wild West Saloon West Yellowstone, MT
Aug 09 Magic CIty Blues Festival Billings, MT
Aug 12 Gerald Ford Amphitheater Vail, CO
Aug 13 Seal Beach Summer Concert Seal Beach, CA
Aug 15 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
Aug 16 Fender Museum Corona, CA
Aug 19 Ukiah Brewing Co Ukiah, CA
Aug 21 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
Aug 22 Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA
Aug 23 Gleason Fest Spokane, WA
Aug 24 Whiskey Jaques Ketchum,
Aug 29 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
Aug 30 Front Porch Music Festival Livermore, CA
Nov 16 Simple Man Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 17 Simple Man Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 18 Simple Man Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 19 Simple Man Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 20 Simple Man Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL

For Ticket Information:

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real @ John Varvatos’ “Farm On! Hoedown” Benefit Concert (7/18/14)

Friday, July 11th, 2014


Friends of the Farmer Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival is a Series of Summer Events starting in bountiful July and culminating at the peak of the harvest season in the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York.

Each event raises awareness about the importance of food choices; educates consumers about what is being produced within the region; provides an opportunity to celebrate and meet the real stars of the food world – the farmers– and raises funds for the FarmOn! Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity.

By celebrating, reveling, eating, drinking, dancing and playing at FarmOn! events, guests forge new friendships, learn more about your local farming community, and help support the economic development of local family farms. FarmOn! also inspires youth to pursue careers in agriculture and continue the important legacy of local farming with succession planning fostering the entrepreneurial spirit at the farm.

Attend any one or more of our events and become a Friend of the Farmer in what promises to be our best year yet!

Join Lukas Nelson, help support Music Heals International, and music education in Haiti

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Hey Everyone!

I’m reaching out to my friends and music fans everywhere to help me raise $25,000 for our new non-profit, Music Heals International – we provide music education, instruments and concerts for Haiti’s children – our fall program begins October 2014 and runs through Summer 2015.

Everyone who donates at least $20, beginning July 1st and ending on September 1st, will be entered to win an acoustic guitar signed by Bob Weir and RatDog 2014.

The guitar will also be personally autographed to the winner by Bob Weir. The more times you donate the better your chances are to win this one-of-a-kind guitar!

You are entered to win each time you donate! So donate as many times as you can! Here is the link to donate and instructions on starting your own fundraising campaign for an even better chance of winning!

Much love and thanks!

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

Saturday, July 5th, 2014


Thank you, Dallas Wayne, for sharing this photo.

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson

Friday, June 27th, 2014


Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, Farm Aid

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

photo by: Alan Henrichsmeyer

Johnny Depp sits in with Willie Nelson & Family in Boston (6/17/14)

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014


@JohnnyDeppNews @jdeppitalia @willienelson @Linda_Colo Fun night!

Johnny Depp sat in with Willie Nelson and family at their show in Boston last night.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in NC (6/13/14)

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
by:  Leena Dbouk
For Lukas Nelson, following in his father’s footsteps seemed almost natural.Facts

Want to go?

Who: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival main stage, Harmon Field, Tryon, N.C.
Tickets: $8
Info: 828-859-7427

From a young age, Nelson was exposed to all sorts of terrific music courtesy of his father, who also introduced him first-hand to some of the world’s most famous musicians. At this point, it’s worth noting that his dad is the legendary Willie Nelson.

So imagine the soulful voice of Willie Nelson mixed with the rock music of Tom Petty and Neil Young and the jazz of Django Reinhardt, and you’ll get an idea of the sound created by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

Lukas Nelson and POTR will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday on the main stage of the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival in Tryon, N.C.

The peculiar name of Lukas Nelson’s band came from listening to and being inspired by the music of Young.

“The feelings and inspiration we got from his music is what led us to the name Promise of the Real,” Nelson said. “Neil is authentic. I love the concept of being real rather than perfect.

“People in the music industry are so focused on being perfect; they pay tons of money to sound perfect. Everyone has a dark and a light side, (and) real music is like that. It’s not perfect.”

Much of Lukas Nelson’s music focuses on the authentic. Everything from the instrumentation to the lyrics is simple and intended to move people to thought and experience.

“There are so many variables in a song,” he said. “I write about what I’m feeling, thinking or experiencing. It takes me a half an hour to write a song. I try not to overthink it. I just let it happen.”

Nelson attributes much of who he is today to his father.

Willie Nelson “is the biggest musical influence, not only musically, but also as a person,” he said. “He lives his life in a good way, if there can be a good way.”

Despite having a famous father, Lukas Nelson has made his own way through the music industry. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t look to his dad as a source of inspiration and admiration.

“I admire Dad’s ability to engage and connect to the audience,” Lukas Nelson said. “He really relates to them through his stage presence and his writing as well. There’s a lot to appreciate about him. He speaks to people on so many levels.”

After dropping out of college and being inspired by the life of the Buddha, Lukas Nelson left the comfortable life he had known as Willie Nelson’s son to experience the life of a man who had nothing but his friends, his car and the clothes on his back.

“I see parallels between everyone and the Buddha and Christ,” Lukas Nelson said. “They were both teaching against this separatist idea. You know Christ called people to follow the kingdom of heaven, not him. Leaving everything behind hasn’t really changed me.

“But it has made me more aware that things are the way they’re supposed to be and to accept that without trying to make everything right. Good and evil will always exist together; you can’t have one without the other. If people accept that, there would be a lot less anxiety.”

Music has always been Lukas Nelson’s life from the moment he was born to the time a guitar was put into his hand. But, while speaking from a golf course, he said that sports would be his other career path if not for music.

“I was on the swim team as a kid. I was pretty good at freestyle, and I loved butterfly,” Lukas Nelson said. “I wanted to go into the Olympics. I also played on the soccer team. I guess I would’ve been an athlete of some sort. Music and sports aren’t polar opposites. They’re very similar; they both have a rhythm.

“At the end of the day, music is something that I do. Music is the world. We are all a collection of vibrating atoms that emit a frequency.”