June 21, 2021—Lukas Nelson and the promise of reality will embark on a massive headline tour this fall, featuring newly confirmed shows at The Vic Theater in Chicago, The Royale in Boston, Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, Roxy in Atlanta, The Showbox in Seattle, El Rey Theater in Los Angeles (two evenings) and the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville among many others. See below for the full itinerary. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m. local time, full details are available at www.lukasnelson.com/tour. Ahead of the fall run, the group will also be giving three special shows this week at the Grand Olé Opry (June 22), Nashville Basement East (June 23) and Austin’s that of Anton (June 26).
These performances celebrate the critically acclaimed band’s new album, A few stars apart, which is now available on Fantastic Records. Stream / buy HERE. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave cobb, the record testifies to the discovery of a human bond: between family and close friends, as well as between his own heart. The album was inspired by the calm Nelson found during the onset of the pandemic with his family in Texas and was recorded with the entire band live on eight tracks for three weeks at historic RCA Studio A in Nashville. songs, Nelson reveals what it means to come home, stand still, and find community – and yourself. To celebrate the new music, the band will return to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”Tomorrow night to perform the lead single,“ Perennial Bloom (Back to You). ”
“I come from what you could call the quintessential road family – I’ve been on the road my whole life,” Nelson shares. “I’ve never been anywhere for more than three months, and all of a sudden here we are, the four of us together. And thank goodness we were together. I can’t remember the last time we spent so much time together as a family. We had a lot of very important connections that happened during this time. And I have to say, as terrible as the pandemic has been in many ways, for my inner peace, I have been able to derive a lot of good from this time. I was able to pause and think.
He continues, “It took me a long time to come home to my heart. In a physical sense, it is Texas and Hawaii. But in a spiritual sense too, I think I finally decided not to run away from who I am and who I am meant to be. He is above all a songwriter. That’s what this record means to me. There is a story told throughout the record. A story of connection and coming home.
Based in Texas, Promise of the Real is: Lukas Nelson (vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano), Anthony LoGerfo (drums, percussion, tambourine), Corey McCormick (bass, double bass, Mellotron, vocals), Tato Melgar (percussions) and Logan Metz (piano, Wurlitzer, organ B3, lap steel, banjo, Mellotron, vocals). Since their debut over a decade ago, the acclaimed group has toured relentlessly, playing countless sold-out shows and festivals across the world and occasionally serving as Neil Young’s road band. Nelson also co-produced the music for 2018 A star is born film in addition to appearing in the film with the group and won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Music and a GRAMMY Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for his work.