Archive for the ‘Promise of the Real’ Category

Neil Young and Promise of the Real, “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World” (Farm Aid 2016)

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Neil Young, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Two Shows in Telluride (Sept. 30, Oct. 1)

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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Event Info

Singer, songwriter, musician, producer and two-time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Neil Young will visit Telluride, Colorado to play back-to-back shows, September 30th and October 1st, at the new state-of-the-art stage in Telluride Town Park. Young will be joined on stage for his sets by Promise of the Real. These once-in-a-lifetime shows will mark the first-ever slated performances from Neil Young in Telluride, Colorado. Telluride is one of the most scenic, majestic, and stunningly beautiful music venues in the world. For complete concert information, visit www.NeilYoungTelluride.com

See Neil Young and Promise of the Real in Telluride (September 30, October 1)

Friday, August 26th, 2016
 

Neil Young + Promise Of The Real will play back-to-back shows in Telluride, Colorado this September 30th and October 1st. Telluride is one of the most scenic, majestic, and stunningly beautiful music venues in the world. Get your once-in-a-lifetime tickets today and be a part of music history.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on Tour

Friday, August 12th, 2016

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL

DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS
TOUR: SOMETHING REAL TOUR
08/13/16 BEND, OR BIGSTOCK TICKETS
08/19/16 TEMECULA, CA WEIN’S FAMILY CELLARS
08/20/16 MISSION VIEJO, CA LAKE MISSION VIEJO
09/03/16 SALT LAKE CITY, UT THE STATE ROOM
09/04/16 HUNTSVILLE, UT SNOWBASIN BLUES, BREWS, & BBQ TICKETS
TOUR: SOMETHING REAL TOUR
09/05/16 SUN VALLEY, ID SUN VALLEY PAVILION TICKETS
10/01/16 WISCONSIN DELLS, WISCONSIN KILBOURN CITY LIVE

LUKAS NELSON & SHOOTER JENNINGS

DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS
09/10/16 THE WOODLANDS, TX TOWN GREEN PARK TICKETS

Neil Young & Promise of the Real Show in Telluride (Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2016)

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

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Sep 30 – Oct 1 · Telluride

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow to headline Outlaw Festival in Scranton, PA (Sept. 18, 2016)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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photo:  Gary Miller

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by:  Joseph Hudak

Outlaws never die; they just headline new music festivals. On Sunday, September 18th, the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival gets underway in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with preeminent rebels Willie Nelson and Neil Young topping the bill.

A daylong celebration of artists who go against the grain, the concert also features Lee Ann Womack, Brothers Osborne, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Sheryl Crow, with more performers to be announced at a later date. As usual, Nelson will be joined by his Family Band, while Young is backed by Promise of the Real, featuring Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson. The group has been supporting Young throughout his summer tour.

The Outlaw Music Festival will be held at the Pavilion on Montage Mountain, a site that has become a destination for music fans throughout the Northeast. Since 2012, it’s hosted the Peach Music Festival, the Allman Brothers Band’s annual gathering. This year’s Peach, featuring Gregg Allman, will be held August 11th through 14th. Nelson headlined last year’s event.

The outlaw-country genre remains one of the most popular — and profitable. On February 26, 2017, the second Outlaw Country Cruise, with Blackberry Smoke, the Mavericks, Shooter Jennings and Steve Earle, will depart Tampa for Cozumel.

Tickets for the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival go on sale Friday, July 29th.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Concert, Sun Valley Resort (Sept. 5, 2016)

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
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Willie Nelson sits in with Neil Young and Promie of the Real, in Italy

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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by:  Scott Bernstein

At Neil Young & Promise Of The Real’s first show of 2016 back in April, the band was joined by the legendaryWillie Nelson in Texas. Last night in Rome, Willie came out towards the middle of the show to sit-in with Neil & POTR, which features his sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, on two songs at Terme di Caracalla.

Willie Nelson emerged 11 songs into the set to lend a hand on “Are There Any More Real Cowboys” and then led the group through the Neil & POTR debut of The Red Headed Stranger’s “On The Road Again.” Both of Willie’s guest spots came after his son Lukas fronted the ensemble on another version of the Italian classic “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu,” aka “Volare.” There were plenty of other highlights in Rome including the year’s second “Mr. Soul,” the rare “Vampire Blues” and a jammed-out “Rockin’ In The Free World.” But the show will also be remembered for Young finally dusting off one of his most beloved songs with Promise Of The Real.

Last night’s encore in Rome was “Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black).” While Neil Young has played the Rust Never Sleeps rocker over 500 times in his career, Friday marked the first time he teamed with Promise Of The Real on the song. It also was Neil’s first performance of “Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)” in any form since his Summer 2013 Tour with Crazy Horse. The tour continues tonight in Lucca, Italy.

Watch fan-shot footage of “Are There Any More Real Cowboys?” and “On The Road Again” from Rome:

Here’s the Neil & POTR live debut of “Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)”:

[Hat Tip – Rolling Stone]

Setlist

Neil Young + Promise of the Real at Terme di Caracalla

  • After the Gold Rush  
  • Heart of Gold  
  • The Needle and the Damage Done  
  • Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)  
  • Out on the Weekend  
  • Hold Back the Tears  
  • Unknown Legend  
  • Human Highway  
  • From Hank to Hendrix  
  • Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)  
  • Are There Any More Real Cowboys?  
  • On the Road Again  
  • Winterlong  
  • Words (Between the Lines of Age)  
  • Alabama  
  • Love to Burn  
  • Mansion on the Hill  
  • Powderfinger  
  • I’ve Been Waiting for You  
  • Mr. Soul  
  • Western Hero  
  • Vampire Blues  
  • After the Garden  
  • Country Home  
  • Seed Justice
  • Monsanto Years
  • Rockin’ in the Free World  
ENCORE
  • Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)  

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Anthony LoGerfo, in Italy

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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“All smiles in Lucca Italy. Homegrown” — Anthony LoGerfo

Willie Nelson joined Neil Young and Promise of the Real on stage in Lucca, Italy.

Neil Young with Lukas Nelson, & Promise of the Real on tour

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

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Billboard for tonight’s show in Belfast.

NEIL YOUNG WITH PROMISE OF THE REAL

DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS
06/07/16 BELFAST SSE ARENA TICKETS
06/08/16 DUBLIN 3ARENA TICKETS
06/10/16 LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA TICKETS
06/11/16 LONDON THE O2 ARENA TICKETS
06/13/16 LILLE ZENITH ARENA TICKETS
06/15/16 LYON HALLE TONY GARNIER TICKETS
06/16/16 MARSEILLE LE DOME TICKETS
06/18/16 MADRID MAD COOL MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS
06/21/16 TOULOUSE LE ZENITH TICKETS
06/23/16 PARIS ACCOR HOTELS ARENA TICKETS
06/24/16 ANTWERP SPORT PALAIS TICKETS
07/05/16 RÄTTVIK DALHALLA TICKETS
07/07/16 LARVIK STAVERNFESTIVALEN TICKETS
07/09/16 AMSTERDAM ZIGGO DOME TICKETS
07/13/16 PADOVA VILLA CONTARINI TICKETS
07/15/16 ROME TERME DI CARACALLA TICKETS
07/16/16 LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL – PLAZZA NAPOLEONE TICKETS
07/18/16 MILAN ESTATHÉ MARKET SOUND TICKETS
07/20/16 LEIPZIG VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL OPEN AIR
07/21/16 BERLIN WALDBUHNE TICKETS
07/23/16 LINZ CASTLE CLAM TICKETS

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Denver (May 16, 2016)

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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Lukas Nelson on guitar and vocals, Tato Melgar on percussion, Anthony Logerfo on drums, Corey McCormick, on bass.

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real played at the Bluebird in Denver last night.  What a fantastic show!  The guys just get better and better and better and better, and they are so good already, that’s hard to believe.

The crowd was full of fans, lots of fans from Colorado, and also other Realers from California, Texas, Oklahoma, and beyond.  Their fan base grows and grows and grows.  It was fun to stand in the audience and listen to fans sing along with the hits.

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Karlee Escobar, from Colorado, took these great photos, of Lukas and his new guitar he bought that day, and Corey on bass.

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I took this one of Lukas.

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The band has a new album out, and covered some of them last night.  They sound great!

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  1. Surprise
  2. Something Real
  3. Set Me Down On A Cloud
  4. Don’t Want To Fly
  5. Ugly Color
  6. I’ll Make Love To You Any Ol’ Time
  7. Georgia
  8. Everything Is Fake
  9. San Francisco

They are in the middle of their POTR tour now.  And bonus — on a few of the shows, Chicago and Nashville at least, his niece Raelyn Nelson and her band will be openeing for POTR.   Next month, the will join up again with Neil Young for some dates on Europe.   Check out their tour dates, and go see them if you can!

Tour Dates

Keep in touch with their website  www.PromiseoftheReal.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat, too.

I took this one.  Lukas does an acoustic set before he invites the band out to rock with him.  Take a look at this set list:

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on Stephen Colbert Show (May 3, 2016)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

See Lukas Nelson and Promise of the real on the Stephen Colbert show tonight! (May 3, 2016)

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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That’s CBS!

New Neil Young and Promise of the Real album, “Earth”

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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EARTH
hearing this record, its hard not to realize that music is actually all around us all the time; one only needs to stop and listen

http://ecowatch.com

Young described his latest project on social media:

We made a live record and every creature on the planet seemed to show up. Suddenly all the living things of Earth were in the audience going crazy. Then they took over the stage, letting their wild sounds mingle with the Vanilla Singers perfect corporate harmony. Earth’s creatures let loose, there were Bee breakdowns, Bird breakdowns and yes, even Wall Street breakdowns, jamming with me and Promise of the Real! The show was non stop bliss for 98 minutes, no breaks. EARTH does not fit on iTunes. It breaks all their rules (and couldn’t all really be heard that way anyway) No one who was there will ever forget the love, wonder and beautiful madness of EARTH. I know I won’t. Neil

EARTH consists of recordings from Young’s tour last year with the band Promise Of The Real for his preceding album, The Monsanto Years. AlterNet described Young’s 36th studio album, as a “concept-based criticism” of Monsanto, the world’s biggest seed company, and also a condemnation of other multinational agriculture giants like Syngenta, Dow, Dupont and Bayer that have also, like Monsanto, “garnered control of global seed production.”

Promise Of The Real guitarist Lukas Nelson lauded the new LP. “I just listened to our new record EARTH with Neil Young … One of the single greatest audio experiences I’ve ever had,” he wrote on Instagram.

The world premiere of EARTH will be hosted by the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles on May 6. And, according to anannouncement about the event, it’s sure to be spectacular:

Against the backdrop of the Museum’s blossoming outdoor Nature Gardens, musician and icon Neil Young will present the first public playback of his upcoming release, EARTH, in its entirety in Pono high definition fidelity audio, before its June 17 release. The album features “After the Gold Rush,” “Vampire Blues,” and an explosive 29-minute version of “Love & Only Love,” and includes some unexpected accompaniment—the sounds of many different kinds of wildlife.

The Grammy Award-winning artist and environmental crusader said in a press release that EARTH “flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together. Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well, and the animals, insects, birds, and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times.”

Young also told Rolling Stone last year that EARTH is “like nothing that I’ve done. It’s more like a giant radio show.”

“It has no stops,” he continued. “The songs are too long for iTunes, thank God, so they won’t be on iTunes. I’m making it available in the formats that can handle it … Imagine it’s a live show where the audience is full of every living thing on Earth. And also they overtake the music once in a while and play the instruments. It’s not conventional, but it is based on live performance.”

On Tuesday, Young kicked off his 2016 world tour with Promise Of The Real in New Braunfels, Texas with guest star and legendary rocker Willie Nelson.

The tour then stopped by Nashville, Texas’s Ascend Amphitheater yesterday. The concert received rave reviews from local publication, The Tennesseean:

At 70 years old, the rock icon hasn’t lost a step. His voice is still in fine form, and the audience sang along reverently to every word of classics like “Heart of Gold” and “Long May You Run.” After an opening set from singer-songwriter Steve Earle (whose debut album “Guitar Town” turned 30 this year) and half a dozen of his own solo songs, Young brought out his backing band Promise of the Real: Five rootsy rockers including Willie Nelson’s sons, Lukas and Micah Nelson—and played another 90 minutes.

Willie Nelson joins Neil Young and Promise of the Real onstage for Tribute to Merle Haggard

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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Neil Young & Promise Of The Real’s first show of 2016 featured a Willie Nelson sit-in, a tribute to Merle Haggard, at Whitewater Amphitheater, New Braunfels, TX.