LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL’S NEW ALBUM TURN OFF THE NEWS (BUILD A GARDEN) OUT TODAY!
BAND SET TO PERFORM "BAD CASE" ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT ON MONDAY, JUNE 17
14 JUNE 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s highly anticipated new album Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) is out today via Fantasy Records/Universal Music Canada. Straddling rock and roll, country, soul, folk and R&B, the new album is Lukas Nelson at his best, backed by one of the most talented, in-demand rock and roll ensembles working today. Guest turns include contributions from Margo Price, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Micah Nelson, Kesha, Shooter Jennings, Lucius and Neil Young among others. The band is set to perform their new single “Bad Case” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, June 17th.
Watch the video for "Bad Case", co-directed by Adria Petty and Alan Bibby HERE
Listen to Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) HERE
Watch the album trailer HERE
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: bassist Corey McCormick, drummer Anthony Logerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar, multi-instrumentalist Logan Metz and Lukas Nelson have played a number of landmark shows since kicking off their current tour, including opening for The Who at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the band’s first ever headlining gig at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium (which sold-out in a matter of hours), two epic sold-out shows at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium and a sold-out record release celebration this week at NYC’s Webster Hall. 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
“These diverse songs find their balance not just with a subtle mix of rootsy country, folk, pop, soul and Americana, but in Nelson’s homespun vocals inviting you to unplug and, well, do what the disc’s title suggests.”
"With Turn Off the News (Build a Garden), 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
"Sonically anthemic and fitted with backing vocals from Sheryl Crow, "Turn Off the News (Build a Garden)" is a testament to shutting out the world and enjoying the simple things in life with those you love. The song is refreshing in the fact that it doesn't dwell on the problems of society, but instead tries to instill and focus on the hope for betterment in the future."
- Paste Magazine
"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
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