On Friday, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real released their new, self-titled album via Fantasy Records. After a decade on the road, on their own and playing behind the legendary Neil Young, Lukas Nelson & POTR have developed into one of America’s most dazzling live acts, attracting a deeply devoted following.

With influences that range literate Texas songsmiths like surrogate ‘uncles’ Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings, to J.J. Cale, The Band, Clapton-era Delaney & Bonnie, Neil and of course, Lukas’ dad Willie Nelson, the new album has been hailed as a major leap forward by publications around the world including Rolling Stone, Associated Press, UNCUT, Entertainment Weekly, Texas Monthly, American Songwriter, Uproxx, All Music and many more.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are set to perform on CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, September 5th. Major dates this fall include the Outlaw Music Festival (with Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Margo Price among others, Farm Aid, and the Austin City Limits Festival. In November, the band begins a run with Nikki Lane on the Stagecoach Spotlight Tour. See all dates below.

Recorded at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) and features the band’s new six-piece line-up: Lukas Nelson (guitar, vocals), Tato Melgar (percussion), Anthony LoGerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass, vocals) along with new members Jesse Siebenberg (steel guitars, Farfisa organ, vocals) and Alberto Bof (piano, Wurlitzer, B3). Jess Wolfe and Holly Lessig of the indie-pop group Lucius contribute angelic background vocals on five tracks and Lady Gaga added stirring vocals to “Carolina” and “Find Yourself.”  Elsewhere, the lilting, Glen Campbell inspired gem, “Just Outside of Austin” features a classic Willie Nelson guitar solo, and piano from Lukas’ 86-year-old Aunt Bobbi.

TOUR DATES:

8/31 — Amagansett, NY @ The Stephen Talkhouse

9/02 — Ketchum, ID @ Wagon Days 60th Parade Street Party

9/03 — Sun Valley, ID @ The Pavillion At Sun Valley

9/08 — Holmdel, NJ @ Outlaw Music Festival

9/09 — Wantagh, NY @ Outlaw Music Festival

9/10 — Hershey, PA @ Outlaw Music Festival

9/13 — Nashville, TN @ AmericanaFest

9/15 — Cleveland, OH @ Outlaw Music Festival

9/16 — Burgettstown, PA @ Farm Aid ‘17

9/17 — Philadelphia, PA @ Outlaw Music Festival

9/19 — Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

9/20 — Nags Head, NC @ Kelly’s

9/21 — Charleston, NC @ Music Farm

9/22 — Hot Springs, NC @ Deep Water Soul Fest

9/23 — Hot Springs, NC @ Deep Water Soul Fest

9/30 — Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s

10/01 — Morrison, CO @ Laid Back Festival

10/04 — Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre

10/06 — Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

10/08 — San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest

10/08 — San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

10/10 — Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room

10/11 — Austin, TX @ Antone’s

10/13 — Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

10/14 — Houston, TX @ 15th Annual Ziegenbock Music Festival

10/18 — London, UK @ The Borderline

10/19 — Paris, FR @ Café de la Danse

10/20 — Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden

10/21 — Antwerp, BE @ Arenberg

10/23 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord

10/29 — Placerville, CA @ Hangtown Festival

11/01 — Chicago, IL @ Park West*

11/02 — Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club*

11/03 — Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe*

11/04 — Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave at Eagles Auditorium*

11/05 — Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Cafe*

11/10 — Birmingham, AL @ Saturn*

11/11 — Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*

11/12 — Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall*

11/14 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*

11/15 — Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live*

11/17 — Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall*

11/18 — Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios*

11/19 — Rutland, VT @ Paramount*

*Stagecoach Spotlight Tour w/ Nikki Lane

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