For Immediate Release June 4, 2015
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL UNVEIL “BOOTLEG” PROJECT
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT CONCERTS AND WEBSITE
BAND’S NEW ALBUM TO FOLLOW
NEIL YOUNG ALBUM, THE MONSANTO YEARS,
AND TOUR WITH GROUP TO LAUNCH IN JUNE
(Los Angeles) 2015 is a banner year for “realers” — fans of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
Following highlights that include a sizzling set at March’s Heartbreaker Banquet during South By Southwest that kicked off their ongoing tour, Nelson and his band are offering audiences at their shows and visitors to www.promiseofthereal.com an exclusive opportunity to purchase a unique collection of original music.
Realer Bootlegs Vol. 1 includes five of their songs plus one by Nelson’s side group with Alberto Bos, Lazers of God. None of the POTR tracks has been heard previously or is available elsewhere; the LOG performance, also titled “Lazers of God,” was included in the soundtrack to the Albee Layer and Matt Meola surf film Attractive Distractions.
Commenting on the POTR tracks, Nelson observes, “‘Livin’ It Up’ was born the first day of recording on the beach. It’s raw live groove pays tribute to our love of soul. With ‘Find Yourself,’ we went straight soul. The lyrics coupled with the soul of the groove send me right back to church. ‘Little Girl’ is raw and laid back, a tribute to the girls that want to keep moving and shaking their whole lives through. ‘Higher’ is a nod to the West Coast hip-hop scene and our love of pushing vertical limits. And ‘For Me’ is a cinematic ode to life on the road and love left behind. I must say I’m proud of my vocal performance on this one — something that until now I have not been able to say.
“It’s important for us to make this music available as a way of thanking our fans for all they’ve done for us,” Nelson adds. “While everyone is waiting for our next album, we’re offering Realer Bootlegs Vol. 1 to fans who come out to our shows and follow us online. We wouldn’t be here without them.”
Expect much more to come from POTR throughout the rest of 2015, including a collaboration with Neil Young. In January, joined by Lukas’s brother and fellow guitarist Micah Nelson, they joined with the rock legend to record The Monsanto Years. The first single, “Rock Starbucks,” released on Warner Bros. in May, with the album following June 29.
On his tour to support The Monsanto Years, Young will perform onstage with POTR and Micah Nelson as his band.
Expect to see the next full-length POTR album later this year as well. They recorded it prior to the Young project, in the William Westerfield Mansion, one of the celebrated Victorian-era “Painted Ladies” facing San Francisco’s Alamo Square Park.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real consists of Nelson on vocals and guitar, bassist Corey McCormick, percussionist Tato Melgar and drummer Anthon LoGerfo.
Check www.promiseofthereal.com for more information and news updates on POTR.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real tour dates:
6/11/15 Firehouse Saloon Houston, Tx
6/12/15 Brazos Nights Waco Tx
6/13/15 Republic of Texas Biker Rally Austin Tx
6/26-27/15 Kate Wolf Music Festival Laytonville CA
6/28/15 Monterey Baconfest Monterey CA
7/5/15 Summerfest Milwaukee WI – with Neil Young
7/8/15 Red Rocks Amphitheater Denver CO – with Neil Young
7/9/15 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Denver CO – with Neil Young
7/11/15 Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln NE – with Neil Young
7/13/15 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati OH – with Neil Young
7/14/15 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston MI – with Neil Young
7/16/15 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden NJ – with Neil Young
7/17/15 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel NY – with Neil Young
7/19/15 Champlain Valley Expo Essex Junction VT – with Neil Young
7/21/15 Nikon at Jones Beach Wantagh NY – with Neil Young
7/22/15 Xfinity Center Mansfield MA – with Neil Young
7/24/15 Wayhome Festival Ontario – with Neil Young
7/25/15 Jeezum Crow Festival Jay VT
7/26/15 Iron Horse Northampton MA
7/28/15 Songs At Mirror Lake Series Lake Placid, NY
7/29/15 Kimball Theatre Williamsburg VA
7/30/15 Kelly’s North Carolina
7/31/15 Ziggy’s Winston-Salem NC
8/2/15 Levitt Shell at Overton Park Memphis TN
8/4/15 Buffalo Chip Sturgis, SD
8/5/15 Crested Butte Mountain Resort Crested Butte, CO
8/6/15 Ute Theater Rifle, CO
8/7/15 Arise Music Festival Loveland CO
8/8/15 Bigstock Bend OR
8/14/15 Wein’s Family Cellars Temecula CA
8/15/15 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
8/21/15 3rd Annual Mountain Town Fest Golden, CO
8/27/15 Waterfest Concert Series Oshkosh WI
8/28/15 Bacon Blues & Brews Fest 2015 Batesville, IN
9/5/15 Oak Harbor Music Festival Oak Harbor, MI
9/6/15 Keeping It Real Fest Huntsville UT
9/12/15 Chinook Fest Naches WI
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