Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real share new track
24 May 2019
Today, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real premiered “Turn Off The News (Build A Garden),” the poignant and timely title track from their highly anticipated new album — out June 14th, 2019 on Fantasy Records. The uplifting and emotional song, with backing vocals from Sheryl Crow, is a message of hope, positivity and activism. “We're trying to encourage a lifestyle where people can be active in their local communities, and do something constructive, rather than glued to a device,” said Nelson. “It’s really about living your life with your heart leading the way."
Today’s track premiere follows the release of the album’s anthemic first single, “Bad Case”.
Inspired by their keen interest in the environment and association with organisations such as Farm Aid, the band has launched a video series called “Good News Garden,” encouraging fans to share their stories of hope, community gardening and local activism. In each new episode, their favourite letters will be read from the road via video. Fans whose submissions were chosen will receive special seed cards and other promo items.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real last week achieved two triumphant career milestones, opening for The Who at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena followed by their first-ever headline performance at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium, which sold-out instantly.
Following the new album’s mid-June launch, they will make a series of high-profile live appearances in the UK including a headline date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire (June 27th), Glastonbury (July 28th) and a Hyde Park date with Neil Young (July 12th) . Confirmed tour dates listed below.
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 helmed the group's previous, self-titled effort 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 analog 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.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on tour: May 25 – Napa Valley, CA @ Bottle Rock* May 27 – Topanga, CA @ Topanga Days May 31 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore SOLD OUT June 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore SOLD OUT 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 SOLD OUT 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* 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 Park^ 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 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 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 Festival 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^ *w/ Neil Young **Outlaw Country ^ w/ Zac Brown Band ^^ w/ Steve Earle