Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: New, Live Videos

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Classic rock fans may not instantly recognize the name Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. But the music group has quickly developed a significant resume. Nelson has emerged as a much-sought-after artist in recent years balancing work with his band, as well as his role as Neil Young’s band leader and lead guitarist — and of course, the never-ending road work alongside his father in Willie Nelson & Family.

The group released a new album, Turn Off The News (Build A Garden), on June 14, and today (July 24) Vevo released live performances of two songs from the album, “Bad Case” and “Where Does Love Go.”

On the album, their second full-length release for Fantasy Records, Nelson has sharpened the edges of his singular sound, straddling rock and roll, country, soul, folk and R&B. It includes guest appearances from Young, Willie Nelson, and Sheryl Crow, among others.

Watch the live performance of “Bad Case”

The band includes bassist Corey McCormick, drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar and Logan Metz on slide guitar and keys. They have a busy 2019 tour schedule including dates with Zac Brown Band and the Rolling Stones.

Watch the Roy Orbison-influenced “Where Does Love Go”

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

Lukas Nelson (Photo: Joey Martinez; used with permission)

Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) arrives on the heels of Nelson’s collaboration with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on 2018’s blockbuster film and soundtrack, A Star is Born. Nelson not only co-wrote and co-produced much of the film’s multi-platinum, Oscar-winning soundtrack, he also worked closely with Cooper in crafting Jackson Maine’s musical persona. Nelson, along with his real-life cohorts in Promise of the Real appear in the movie too, performing as Cooper’s (Jackson Maine’s) backing band just as they’ve performed with Young for years.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real 2019 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

Aug 09 – Denver, CO – Coors Field*
Aug 14 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field#
Aug 29 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*
Aug 30 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC*
Aug 31 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*
Sep 01 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*
Sep 06 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion*
Sep 07 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion*
Sep 08 – Hartford, CT – XFinity Theatre*
Sep 11 – Forest Hills, NY – Outlaw Music Festival
Sep 15 – Wanut Creek, NC – Outlaw Music Festival
Sep 18 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion%
Sep 21 – East Troy, WI – Farm Aid
Sep 24 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
Sep 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
Oct 18 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre*
Oct 19 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre*
Oct 20 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Oct 25 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP*
Oct 26 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion*
Oct 27 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*

*With Zac Brown Band
#With the Rolling Stones
%With Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Watch Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real backing Young in London’s Hyde Park, July 12, 2019

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