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by: Katie Delong
MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the ninth major show slated for Summerfest 2015. The Rebel Content Tour featuring Neil Young and Promise of the Real (with special guest to be announced) will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Sunday, July 5th as the closing performance of Summerfest.
Neil Young and Promise of the Real have joined forces and will release a new studio album, entitled The Monsanto Years, on June 16th via Reprise Records. The politically/ecologically-charged album will be released via participating digital retailers and Young’s online music store PonoMusic.com, as well as on physical CD and vinyl in stores and on Neil’s official web store: http://neilyoung.warnerbrosrecords.com/.
Promise of the Real is an LA-based rock band fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar) and Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals), along with Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass) and Tato Melgar (percussion). They have performed with their father, Willie Nelson, and Young on previous occasions. For the first time, they have recorded and will now tour together under the banner of the Rebel Content Tour. For further information on Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, visit: http://www.promiseofthereal.com/.
The Rebel Content Tour featuring Neil Young and Promise of the Real will kick off on July 5th at Summerfest.
Every ticket purchased will include the choice of a standard physical CD or standard digital copy of his new album, The Monsanto Years. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates.
The Rebel Content Tour dates:
July 5 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
July 8 Red Rocks Denver, CO
July 9 Red Rocks Denver, CO
July 11 Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, NE
July 13 Riverbend Music Center Cincinatti, OH
July 14 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI
July 16 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
July 17 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY
July 19 Champlain Valley Expo Essex Junction, VT
July 21 Jones Beach Wantagh, NY
July 22 Xfinity Center Great Woods, MA
July 24 Wayhome Festival Oro-Medonte, Canada
Tickets for the Rebel Content Tour featuring Neil Young and Promise of the Real on Sunday, July 5th go on sale Friday, May 1st at 10:00 a.m. CDT and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office in person and by phone at 1.414.273.2600, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line). Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home. Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.
PLEASE NOTE: To purchase Marcus Amphitheater tickets in person at the Summerfest Box Office on the day of the on sale, patrons must visit the temporary location at the Mid Gate on the corner of Harbor Drive and Chicago Street. Parking will be available across the street.
Summerfest fans get access to “Stay Connected” Pre-sales before tickets go on sale to the general public when they subscribe to receive Summerfest News email alerts at Summerfest.com, “Like” Summerfest on Facebook or follow Summerfest on Twitter. The Rebel Content Tour featuring Neil Young and Promise of the Real presale will run Thursday, April 30th from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. CDT or until pre-sale inventory has been exhausted.
Summerfest 2015 will take place June 24th – 28th and June 30th – July 5th from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 29th.
Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.com.
by: Matt Fountain and Sarah Linn
Legendary folk rocker Neil Young stopped Thursday in San Luis Obispo for a secret show.
The Grammy Award winner took the stage at SLO Brewing Co. at 9 p.m., backed by rock band Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and played until midnight.
The spur-of-the-moment concert was presented by Good Medicine Presents and Numbskull Productions. Good Medicine co-owner Todd Newman said he and his wife, Korie, have been working with Nelson, son of country star Willie Nelson, since 2007.
“Lukas contacted us last week and asked to work on a secret show,” Todd Newman wrote in an email. “He didn’t offer many details. He simply said, ‘Let’s plan for a concert Thursday and we are going to bring something special to Good Medicine and SLO.’
”It wasn’t until shortly before the show that we found that Neil was the special surprise.”
San Luis Obispo resident Jason Hill was sipping a beer at McCarthy’s Irish Pub at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday when a friend sent him a text message about the Neil Young concert.
“I dropped my beer, ran to the show and got right in line. And then I realized I had no cash,” said Hill, who borrowed enough money to purchase pre-sale tickets for himself, his friend and their fathers.
“It was the best show in San Luis Obispo at SLO Brew,” Hill said. “Because it was a total surprise — and it was Neil Young.”
When Mike Johnson, who lives a few blocks from downtown San Luis Obispo, heard about the show after work, he, too, raced to SLO Brewing Co.
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Johnson said. “Seeing Willie Nelson’s son’s band play backup for Neil Young in a tiny venue at the spur of the moment? It was one of the more entertaining things I’ve ever experienced.”
Concertgoers paid just $10 to hear Young play two sets that included a nearly 10-minute long version of “Down By the River” as well as favorites such as “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere” and “Ordinary People.” The energetic crowd that packed SLO Brewing Co., which has a capacity of 457 people, ranged from college students to older folks.
Young announced in January that he is working on a new album with Lukas Nelson and his brother, Micah Nelson.
Known for a long string of hit songs that includes “Harvest Moon,” “Old Man” and “For What It’s Worth,” Young helped shaped the sound of the 1960s and ’70s as a member of two bands — Buffalo Springfield and rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He’s also enjoyed a successful, decades-spanning career as a solo artist.
Young was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo musician in 1995 and as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.
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Paul Rodgers will have anything but bad company surrounding him when he takes the stage on July 6 to close out the 14th edition of the Thunder Bay Blues Festival.
This year’s lineup has a little something for everyone, says Bob Halvorsen, who’s been scouring the music scene all winter long looking for the perfect mix of musicians to set the Lake Superior shoreline a-rockin’ this summer.
Rodgers, best-known as the front-man of ‘70s rockers Bad Company, will be joined by the likes of Johnny Reid and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who returns to the headlining stage after a seven-year absence.
Other well-known names include the Sheepdogs, former Glass Tiger singer Alan Frew and Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle, who brings his solo act to Thunder Bay.
Lesser-known names sure to create electricity at Marina Park include Doyle Bramhall II, who shreds for Eric Clapton and spent time in the Arc Angels, and Lukas Nelson, son of country legend Willie Nelson and no slouch himself on the guitar.
It’s Nelson that has Halvorsen salivating to see.
“I always seem to have one who sticks in my brain, and this year it’s Lukas Nelson on Sunday,” Halvorsen said, admitting he didn’t like the first song he heard when first contacted by Nelson’s agent.
But not one to give up quickly, he clicked on another song and was sold in a heartbeat.
“I spent Sunday night going through YouTube watching his videos. There are two or three videos of him on the Letterman show and I was just absolutely star struck. The guy is an absolutely phenomenal guitar player,” Halvorsen said.
At the time he didn’t realize who Nelson’s famous father was, but the voice gave it away.
“Once you hear that voice, combined with that playing, it really is incredible,” Halvorsen said. “I really think people are going to be very, very impressed with Lukas Nelson.”
Organizer Trevor Hurtig said they’ve tried to diversify the Blues Festival lineup in recent years, bringing in the likes of Serena Ryder, 38 Special and Great Big Sea to appeal to broader audiences. But they’ve never strayed from the annual festival’s blues roots.
It’s a chance to expose both sides to different genres, Hurtig said.
“I don’t hear too many people coming down and saying, ‘Well, I only came for this artist and I didn’t enjoy anything else,” he said. “Most everybody tells us they had a great time and that they really enjoyed all of the music, even though they may have only come for one of the artists.”
Reid, Friday’s headliner, has played the Community Auditorium a couple of times and is almost always sold-out.
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