Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: 2021 Tour, Album

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will embark on an extensive 2021 headline tour this fall to celebrate their critically acclaimed new album, A Few Stars Apart, released on June 11 via Fantasy Records. Tickets are on-sale here.

The album, produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, was inspired by the stillness Nelson found while riding out the beginning of the pandemic with his family in Texas and was recorded with the full band live on eight-track tape over three weeks at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A. The band returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on June 22 to perform “Perennial Bloom (Back to You).” Watch it, as well as a new performance video, below.

“I’m from what one might say is the ultimate road family—I’ve been on the road my entire life,” shares Nelson. “I’ve never been anywhere longer than three months, and suddenly here we are, the four of us together. And thank god we were together. I can’t remember the last time we had that much time together as a family. We had a lot of really important bonding that happened during that time. And I have to say, as terrible as the pandemic has been in so many ways, for my inner peace, I was able to take a lot of good from this time. I was able to pause and reflect.”

Watch the band perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Based in Texas, Promise of the Real is: Nelson (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano), Anthony LoGerfo (drums, percussion, tambourine), Corey McCormick (bass guitar, upright bass, Mellotron, vocals), Tato Melgar (percussion) and Logan Metz (piano, Wurlitzer, B3 organ, lap steel, banjo, Mellotron, vocals). Since their debut over a decade ago, the acclaimed band have toured relentlessly playing countless sold-out one-night shows and festivals around the world and occasionally serving as Neil Young’s road band.

Watch the performance video for “Wildest Dream”

Related: Our review of Young and Promise of the Real at 2016’s Desert Trip

Nelson also co-produced the music for 2018’s lauded A Star Is Born film in addition to appearing in the film with the band and went on to win a BAFTA Award for Best Original Music and a Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for his work.

A Few Stars Apart Tracklist
1. We’ll Be Alright
2. Perennial Bloom (Back To You)
3. Throwin’ Away Your Love
4. A Few Stars Apart
5. No Reason
6. Leave ‘Em Behind
7. Wildest Dream
8. Giving You Away
9. Hand Me A Light
10. More Than We Can Handle
11. Smile

Listen to “Leave ‘Em Behind”

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real 2021 Tour (Tickets are available here)
Sep 03—Pioneertown, CA—Pappy & Harriet’s
Sep 04—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up
Sep 05—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up
Sep 07—Pomona, CA—Glass House
Sep 09—Ventura, CA—Ventura Theatre
Sep 10—Santa Cruz, CA—The Catalyst
Sep 11—Mill Valley, CA—Sound Summit Festival at Mt. Tamalpais State Park
Sep 14—Salt Lake City, UT—Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Sep 15—Steamboat Springs, CO—Strings Music Pavilion
Sep 17—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep 18—Telluride, CO—Telluride Brews & Blues Festival
Sep 19—Telluride, CO—Telluride Brews & Blues Festival
Sep 21—Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theater
Sep 22—Des Moines, IA—Hoyt Sherman Place
Sep 28—Madison, WI—The Sylvee
Sep 29—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
Sep 30—Chicago, IL—The Vic Theatre
Oct 02—Covington, KY—Madison Theatre
Oct 03—Louisville, KY—Mercury Ballroom
Oct 04—Indianapolis, IN—Deluxe at Old National Centre
Oct 07—Cleveland, OH—House of Blues
Oct 08—Grand Rapids, MI—The Intersection
Oct 09—Rockbridge, OH—Hocking Hills Music Festival
Oct 11—McKees Rocks, PA—Roxian Live
Oct 12—Detroit, MI—St. Andrews Hall
Oct 13—Buffalo, NY—Asbury Hall
Oct 15—Boston, MA—Royale
Oct 16—Providence, RI—Fete
Oct 17—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
Oct 18—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel
Oct 20—Northampton, MA—The Academy of Music
Oct 22—Port Chester, NY—Capitol Theatre
Oct 23—Washington DC—Lincoln Theatre
Oct 24—Richmond, VA—The National
Oct 26—Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre
Oct 28—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel
Oct 29—Knoxville, TN—The Mill & Mine
Oct 30—Atlanta, GA—Roxy
Nov 02—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
Nov 04—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom
Nov 05—Wichita, KS—The Cotillion
Nov 06—Dallas, TX—House of Blues
Nov 08—Houston, TX—House of Blues
Nov 09—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Nov 11—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theatre
Nov 12—Phoenix, AZ—The Van Buren
Nov 13—Santa Ana, CA—The Observatory
Nov 15—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
Nov 16—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
Nov 18-Oakland, CA-Fox Theater
Nov 21—Seattle, WA—The Showbox
Nov 22—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom

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