Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real | Photo by Joey Martinez
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will play Union Transfer this fall
It’s time to dust off your cowboy boots and break out the bolo ties because Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real are hitting the road again. Restless as ever, the band has announced an extensive U.S. tour this fall, which includes a stop in Philly. They will take the stage at Union Transfer on October 17.
The band will be touring in support of their new album, A Few Stars Apart. A known rolling stone, frontman Lukas Nelson was forced to settle down for a few months at the onset of the pandemic. Never staying in the same place for more than three months, it seems that the time at home gave him some peace and clarity. With his Texas twang, his folk-country focuses on stillness.
“It took me a really long time to come back to the home in my heart. In a physical sense, that’s Texas and Hawaii. But in a spiritual sense as well—I think I finally decided not to run from who I am and who I am destined to be. First and foremost, that’s a songwriter. That’s what this record means to me. There’s a story being told through the whole record. A story about connection and coming home,” Nelson said in a statement.
Occasionally serving as Neil Young’s road band, TPOTR possess the same timeless charm. Reminiscent of hat-tipping and southern hospitality, they seem to be from a different age entirely. The album was recorded live at the historic RCA Studio in Nashville over three weeks on eight-track tape. Wearing the city’s influence on its sleeve, it’s a record that only could’ve been made in the music city. From the lovelorn “Leave ’em Behind” to the regrets and self-sabotage on “Throwin’ Away Your Love,” it’s perfect for all the Cassanova cowboys and their victims.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 25 at 10:00 am; more information can be found here. You can stream A Few Stars Apart out now, and catch them on Jimmy Kimmel tomorrow night playing “Perennial Bloom (Back To You).”