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Neil Young and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real @Charley’s

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Thank you, Angelina Hills Ribet, for sharing this photo of Neil Young and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real @ Charley’s Restaurant on Maui.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Salt Lake City (5/21/15)

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Thanks to Jenny Thompson, for capturing screen shots from the Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Show last night. The band performed with Lost Lonely Boys, in the State Room, in Salt Lake City, and the show was streamed live, which was so nice, because fans could watch it everywhere. I am really starting to like this streaming stuff.

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See Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real — Win VIP Passes to ARISE Music Festival in Loveland, CO

Monday, May 18th, 2015

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Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real will perform at the ARISE festival in Loveland this summer, August 7 – 9, 2015.   Westword Magazine in Denver is having a contest to win two VIP tickets to the show.

Enter to win a pair of VIP passes here.
“Part Burning Man…Pure Colorado” —Denver Post

The ARISE Music Festival, featuring six stages of music, three days of yoga, workshops and camping in the majestic Rocky Mountains just outside of Loveland, CO. ARISE was recently named one of the top seven next-gen festivals in the nation by Buzzfeed

Located in Loveland, Colorado the ARISE Music Festival features 3 days of Music, Yoga, Workshops and co-creative experiences of all kinds. Surrounded by national forest, the festival takes place at Sunrise Ranch – an oasis in the heart of Colorado’s legendary Front Range. Featuring sweeping vistas and beautiful meadows, this magical and secluded landscape is a perfect container for participants to entertain and be entertained, be inspired, explore their creative potentials, connect with nature, stretch out, dive in, and dance. With a focus on conscious music, the ARISE Music Festival seeks performers in multiple genres and styles to keep the lineup diverse. You may find that you discover as many new bands at ARISE, as the number of bands you came to see.

Lukas Nelson, Jason Crosby, Roger McNamee, Aaron Redner, perform at Benefit for Music Heals (May 26, 2015)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

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A Benefit for Music Heals International

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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, and Doobie Decibel System (Jason Crosby, Roger McNamee, Aaron Redner (Hot Buttered Rum, Grateful Bluegrass Boys) and other California musicians will perform at A Benefit for Music Heals International on May 26, 2015.  The concert will be at the Sweetwater Music Hall, in Mill Valley, CA

Tue, May 26, 2015
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$35 Advance/$40 Day of show/$60 VIP
The show is all ages.  

Please join MHI and SWMH for A Magical Evening of Music Benefiting the Children of Haiti and to Support the Continuing Great Work of Sara Wasserman & Music Heals International.

Neil Young talks about new album with Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, and Monsanto

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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photo: Ebet Roberts

www.RollingStone.com
by:  Andy Greene

Last September, just before he took the stage at Farm Aid Neil Young was hanging out on his tour bus with Willie Nelson’s sons Micah and Lukas. Out of nowhere, he asked if they wanted to come out and join him on “Rockin’ In The Free World” at the end of his set. “We were like, ‘Fuck yeah, dude,'” says Micah. “It felt great, like we’d been jamming together forever.”

Lukas and Micah both play guitar and have their own bands. Lukas, 26, fronts Promise of the Real, while Micah, 25, plays with Insects vs Robots and occasionally plays solo under the name Particle Kid. They have known Young as far back as they can remember. “He’s ‘Uncle Neil,'” Micah tells Rolling Stone. “But until a couple of Farm Aids ago, we never had a chance to just hang out and get a vibe from each other. At the same time, I feel like I’ve always known him forever through his music because it’s so honest.”

In the fall of 2007, Lukas met his future Promise of the Real bandmate Anthony Logerfo when they both caught Young’s show at Nokia Live in Los Angeles. “After the show, we went back to his place and went surfing in the night with a bunch of his buddies,” says Lukas. “I got stung by a stingray, and that night I had to sleep on his couch with my foot in a bucket of hot water to neutralize the [venom] protein. He brought me this huge pile of weed and I knew we’d be best friends after that.”

They called their new band, which features Logerfo on drums, Tato Melgar on percussion and Corey McCormick on bass, Promise of the Real after Young’s line, “Some get stoned, some get strange, but sooner or later it all gets real” from 1974’s “Walk On.” “We listened to Neil Young every day when we started the band,” says Lukas. “And ‘Walk On’ has always been one of my favorite songs.”

“Monsanto is the poster child for the problems we’re having with the corporate government,” Young recently said.

Two weeks after last year’s Farm Aid, Young and Nelson headlined the Harvest the Hope concert in Neligh, Nebraska to protest the proposed Keystone Pipeline. “We were playing as my father’s band that night,” says Lukas. “And Neil called us onto his bus and worked out a few songs he wanted to play with us. All of us just had a blast.”

The Bridge School Benefit came about weeks later, and once again Young called out Micah, Lukas and Promise of the Real to back him on a few songs. “We didn’t know that was going to happen,” says Lukas. “But we brought our instruments just in case he wanted us to join him. It went really well, but after that we didn’t talk for a while.”

Sometime in December, an e-mail arrived from Young. “He was like, ‘Hey, I wrote a bunch of new songs,” says Micah. “I want you guys to come do the record with me. Love, Neil.” They were stunned beyond belief. “I was so stoked,” says Lukas. “I can’t even describe how elated I was.”

The weeks passed and no plans came into place, but on January 7th, Rolling Stone asked Young about his next album at the International Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “‘I’m working on another album now that I’m going to be doing with Willie Nelson’s sons,” he said. It’s called The Monsanto Years. It’s an upbeat review of the situation.” The album is set for release in June, but at the time, this was news to more people than just Young fans. “That’s how we knew it was real,” says Micah. “With Neil, we’ve learned not to expect anything until it’s actually happening. Once it’s in print in the press and he said it, that was the moment where we knew it was for real.”

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Neil Young, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real announce Rebel Content Tour

Monday, April 20th, 2015

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Lukas Nelson, Neil Young, Micah Nelson
photo: Mary Francis Andrews

http://fox6now.com
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.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at ARISE festival (Loveland, Colorado) (Aug. 7-9)

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at Thunder Bay Blues Fest (July 6, 2015)

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

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by:  Leith Dunick

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.

READ ARTICLE HERE:
http://www.tbnewswatch.com/Artsentertainment/368820/Blues_Fest_lineup_has_something_for_everyone

New Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real album nears completion

Monday, March 9th, 2015

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“Happy to say that the record we are working on in San Francisco at the Westerfeld House has exceeded our expectations. Can’t tell you when it’s coming yet, but we are getting close” — Lukas Nelson

Live at the Belly Up: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Nominate Micah Nelson & Insects vs Robots to play at Austin Psych Fest #Levitation2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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LEVITATION2015 is happening May 8-10 at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin!

We’ll be announcing a 2nd round of lineup additions in February! Who do you want to see most on the next wave of artist announcements?”

www.austinpsychfest.com.

 Lobby for Insects vs Robots:

via email at info@austinpsychfest.com.

 

Get tickets, passes, camping info here:
https://austinpsychfest.frontgatetickets.com/

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, in Aspen (12/14/15)

Monday, December 15th, 2014

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www.aspentimes.com
by:  A. Travers

Lukas Nelson has made a case for himself as an honorary Aspenite over the past five years.

Soon after forming his band, Promise of the Real, in 2009, Nelson started playing Aspen a handful of times a year, building local buzz with swaggering, good-time rock shows punctuated by Nelson’s crowd-pleasing guitar theatrics.

As he’s returned seasonally, his band’s national profile ­— and reputation for raucous stage shows — has risen, with three albums and hundreds of live shows. He counts Belly Up Aspen owner Michael Goldberg and the club’s crew as some of Promise of the Real’s earliest champions in the music business.

“Michael’s a good friend of mine, and I consider him a mentor,” Nelson said recently from his home in Hawaii. “I can’t wait to get back there. It’s really like a family reunion.”

Now 25, Nelson is the son of a legend with a seemingly inescapable shadow — Willie Nelson. And while the twang in Nelson’s voice is reminiscent of his father’s, it’s getting easier to see him as his own musical animal as he blazes his own trail with Promise of the Real. He counts his father as his biggest influence, but his live performances are often more comparable to Stevie Ray Vaughan or Jimi Hendrix (he memorably covered Hendrix’s “Pali Gap”on Promise of the Real’s self-titled debut album).

Two songs the band released in recent months — “Little Girl,” on the “Dumb and Dumber To” soundtrack, and the single “Find Yourself” — showcased a mellower side of Nelson. “Little Girl” has a reggae feel to it. “Find Yourself” is laid back and R&B inspired.

But Nelson isn’t losing his edge. He and his quartet recorded an album, titled “Love Yourself,” that included those and other less aggressive tracks, but then scrapped it. They recently laid down 14 new songs in a recording session in San Francisco, which they plan to release next year instead.

“The record we’re putting out in the next few months will be full-on rock and roll,” he said. “There may be a few vibey ones like that on it, but it’s mostly just straight, guitar-heavy rock. It’s pretty fun.”

The band — rounded out by Nelson’s childhood friend and percussionist Tato Melgar, drummer Anthony LoGerfo and bassist Corey McCormick — has made its rollicking concerts its calling card. And they decided they needed to make songs that are built to play live, Nelson said.

“Those songs are much better and more fun to play live,” he said. “We want to be able to tour and rock and roll when we play.”

Their hard-touring, road warrior approach, he said, has helped the band continue to improve and hone its sound.

“It’s become more of a solid band,” he said. “Our telepathy is growing stronger every show that we do.”

Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real in Salt Lake City (Dec. 11, 2014)

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

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“Coming in hot in the cold land of Salt Lake City . Thanks everyone who helped sell out the show . Stoked our road manger Red Fallon is back on the road with us.” — Anthony Logerfo

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real to play Vail Snow Daze (12/13/14)

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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http://www.realvail.com

Opening day Friday, Nov. 21 is just around the corner at Vail Mountain,, and the resort announced Monday the entertainment for the signature early-season celebration, Vail Snow Daze. This year the resort’s annual festival to kick off the winter season will take place over two weekends, Dec. 12-14 and 19-21, and the lineup will include free concerts from Lukas Nelson and The Wallflowers on Saturday, Dec. 13, and 10,000 Maniacs and Rusted Root on Saturday, Dec. 20.

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On Saturday, Dec. 13 Bud Light presents Lukas Nelson and The Wallflowers at Solaris in the heart of Vail Village. Lukas Nelson, American rocker and son of Willie Nelson, and his band P.O.T.R. (Promise of the Real) will get the show started. Nelson and his band have played with the likes of Neil Young, John Fogerty, Bob Weir, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan.“We’re thrilled to announce the entertainment lineup for Vail Snow Daze and get our guests as eager about the start of the 2014-2015 winter season as we are,” said Davy Ratchford, director of marketing at Vail Mountain. “Early season is such a great time to visit the resort. There is a palpable energy in the air when guests return to Vail and get back on the snow for the first time, and what better way to celebrate the kick-off of winter than with free concerts at Vail Snow Daze.”

The Wallflowers will close out the first evening of free concerts at Vail Snow Daze. Fronted by co-founder Jakob Dylan, the Los Angeles-based alternative rock band are now in their 25th year. Over the course of their career The Wallflowers have released six studio albums including hits such as “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache,” sold more than seven million records worldwide, and have taken home several Grammys.

The following weekend on Saturday, Dec. 20 Pepsi presents live performances from 10,000 Maniacs followed by the eclectic musical powerhouse, Rusted Root.

Kicking off the evening of free live music is the classic, alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. Throughout their 30-year collaboration, the 10,000 Maniacs have sold more than nine million albums and helped define college rock, creating the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.

The powerhouse ensemble, Rusted Root, will cap off the Snow Daze celebration with a sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performance. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. The band has played and toured alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Grateful Dead to name a few.

All Vail Snow Daze concerts are free of charge and will be held at Solaris in the heart of Vail Village. Doors open at 5 p.m. and shows start at 5:30 p.m. each night. The schedule of activities for Vail Snow Daze 2015 will also include the return of the sponsor expo village and gear demos at the base of Gondola One, as well as après and after-dark parties in the Town of Vail.

Vail Snow Daze is presented by Vail Mountain, Pepsi, Bud Light, and the Town of Vail, and sponsored in part by Helly Hansen, GoPro, Mountain Living, Liberty Skis, Colorado Mountain Express, Vail Daily and KZYR.

For more information on Vail Snow Daze, including the full schedule of events, visitwww.vail.com/snowdaze. For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.com or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

Lukas Nelson, Promise of the Real (with Micah Nelson) “Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes”

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Lukas Nelson, and Promise of the Real, with Micah Nelson, at Harvest the Hope Concert, Neligh, NE (9/27/14)

Sorry for the poor quality.