LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL IS #1 ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART

TURN OFF THE NEWS (BUILD A GARDEN) - Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

Rising Band’s new album TURN OFF THE NEWS (BUILD A GARDEN)

Scores Impressive Chart Debuts

Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real hit a career milestone this week as their brand-new album Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Chart, the band’s first-ever #1 country album. The record also debuted at #2 on the Americana Folk Chart and #13 on the Top 200 Sales Chart. The impressive chart numbers come on the heels of a jam packed release week which included a super-charged performance of the album’s lead single “Bad Case” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and a segment on VICE News’ “Bridge, Chorus, Verse” on HBO.

Listen/buy Turn Off The News (Build A Garden):  HERE

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are gearing up to perform for the first time at the Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. this Friday June 28th.  Additional upcoming tour highlights include multiple gigs on the Outlaw Music Festival Tour, a return engagement at the Newport Folk Festival, domestic and international dates with Neil Young and summer stadium shows opening for the Zac Brown Band. Additionally, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will support the Rolling Stones on two shows of their massive North American NO FILTER tour, in New Jersey on August 5th and Seattle August 14th. For more information and tour dates, please visit www.lukasnelson.com.

The Early Buzz:

“The title track is a standout in a record full of strong songs, with the 30-year-old Nelson taking on the role of sage, looking for a way to bring people together in this era of division.”

-The Associated Press

“Nelson conjures a power-pop-leaning song cycle that seeks a better way to live with dollops of Southern gospel and slinky R&B. The band mixes Levon Helm’s funkiness, Leon Russell’s cagey musicality and Tom Petty’s ardor.”

The Nashville Scene

“The album features everything from soaring wall-of-sound arrangements (the Roy Orbison-inspired “Where Does Love Go”) to wildly fun country-rock throwdowns like the joyous twin-guitar jam “Civilized Hell” – a duet between Lukas and his dad Willie.”

– Rolling Stone

“A fantastically heady album of topical, existential numbers that fuse road-dusted Americana with eastern sounds, rocksteady grooves and other unexpectedly eclectic jams, seamlessly melded by the band’s potent communal chemistry.”

– Flaunt Magazine

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on tour:
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 24 – Middletown, NY @ Orange County Fair 
July 26 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Fest
July 27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Fest          
July 28 – Floyd, VA @ FloydFest
August 4 – Amagansett, NY @ Stephen Talkhouse
August 5 – Holmdel, NJ @ MetLife Stadium+
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 14 – Seattle, WA @ Century Link Field+
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
+ w/ The Rolling Stones

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