Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real announce album and tour dates

Straddling rock and roll, country, soul, folk and R&B, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real reach a new high on their highly anticipated new album Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) which is their second full-length record on Fantasy Records.

This is Lukas Nelson at his best: as a songwriter, a singer, a guitarist and bandleader, backed by Promise of the Real, one of the most talented, in-demand rock and roll ensembles working in the music industry at the moment.

Recorded at Shangri-La in Malibu and the Village Studios in West L.A., Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) was co-produced by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and John Alagia, who worked on the group’s previous album in 2017.

The band: bassist Corey McCormick, drummer Anthony Logerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar, multi-instrumentalist Logan Metz and Lukas Nelson, worked fast recording 30 original songs during brief breaks between tours.  They tracked straight to analogue tape, keeping overdubs to a minimum while focusing on the live performances. Vocal and instrumental contributions from friends and family include Margo Price, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Micah Nelson, Kesha, Shooter Jennings, Randy Houser, Lucius, Madison Ryann Ward, Hunter Elizabeth and Neil Young.

The trailer for the new album showcases what seems to be a fun and upbeat album.

Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) TRACKLIST:

  1. Bad Case 
  2. Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) 
  3. Where Does Love Go 
  4. Save A Little Heartache  
  5. Lotta Fun  
  6. Civilized Hell  
  7. Mystery  
  8. Simple Life  
  9. Out In LA 
  10. Something Real  
  11. Stars Made Of You 
  12. Turn Off The News (Build a Garden) [Acoustic] 
  13. Consider It Heaven

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have seen their profile rise dramatically in the two years since the release of their self-titled Fantasy debut. The band has headlined shows and festivals all over the world and made a number of prestigious television appearances, all while continuing to blow minds as Neil Young’s go-to musical ensemble both on the road and in the studio.

Additionally, Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) arrives hot on the heels of the group’s high-profile collaboration with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on 2018’s blockbuster film and soundtrack, A Star Is Born. Lukas 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 the lead character’s (Jackson Maine) musical persona. And in a classic case of art imitating life, Nelson and Promise of the Real appear in the movie too, performing as Maine’s backing band just as they’ve performed with Neil Young for years. Just recently, Lukas, Gaga and Cooper won the BAFTA Award for Film Music, one of the many accolades bestowed on the acclaimed project since its release.

2019 is shaping up to be another year full of career milestones. On May 16th, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will open for The Who at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The next day, May 17th marks their first-ever headline performance at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium, which sold out in a matter of days. Other highlights also include a headline show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, dates with Neil Young including Hyde Park and summer stadium shows opening for the Zac Brown Band.  

May 7 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads

May 8 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads

May 10 – New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater

May 11 – Arlington, TX @ Kaaboo Texas

May 13 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre

May 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

May 15 – San Francisco, CA @ 6th Annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure Event 

May 16 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

May 17 – Nashville, TN @ The Ryman

May 20 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount

May 21 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount

May 23 – Eugene, OR @ Knight Center

May 25 – Napa Valley, CA @ Bottle Rock

May 27 – Topanga, CA @ Topanga Days

May 31 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore   

June 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore

June 7 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

June 8 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

June 9 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre^

June 12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall 

June 14 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront

July 15 – Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam

June 16 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre

June 19 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

June 27 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush

June 28 – Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival

June 29 – Odense, DEN @ Tinderbox*

June 30 – Dortmond, GER @ Westfalenhalle

July 2 – Dresden, GER @ Elbufer

July 3 – Berlin, GER @ Waldbuehne

July 5 – Mannheim, GER @ SAP Arena

July 6 – Munich, GER @ Olympiahalle

July 9 – Antwerb, BEL @ SportPaleis

July 10 – Amsterdam, NET @ Ziggo Dome

July 12 – London, UK @ Hyde Park

July 14 – Kilkenny, IRE @ Nowland Park

July 26 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Fest

July 27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Fest           

July 28 – Floyd, VA @ FloydFest

August 8 – Park City, UT @ Deer Valley Amphitheater 

August 9 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field

August 11 – Portland, OR @ Portland Zoo

August 13 – Seattle, WA @ Jet City

August 29 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium

August 30 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ SPAC

August 31 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park

Sept 1 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Par

Sept 2 – Montauk, NY @ Surf Lodge

Sept 6 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

Sept 7 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavillon

Sept 8 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre

Sept 11 – Forest Hills, NY @ Venue TBD

Sept 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Music Center

Sept 14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Vet’s United Home Loans Amphitheater

Sept 15 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Amphitheater

Sept 20 – Louisville, KY @ Bourbon and Beyond Festival

Sept 21 – E. Troy, WI – Alpine Valley (Farm Aid)

Sept 22 – Nashville, TN @ Pilgrimage

Sept 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall

Sept 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity

Sept 26 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

Sept 27 – Columbia, MO @ Roots and Blues Festival

Sept 28 – Sacramento, CA @ Farm To Fork

Sept 29 – Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Fest

Oct 12 – New York, NY @ NY Food and Wine

Oct 18 – W. Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheater

Oct 19 – W. Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheater

Oct 20 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater

Oct 25 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Amphitheater

Oct 26 – Dallas, TX @ DosEquis Pavilion

Oct 27 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) will be released on June 14th. You can pre-order the album here.

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Written by Kelly McFarland

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