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Promise of the Real Ready New Album ‘Something Real’

Neil Young provides guest vocals on track off backing band’s upcoming LP

Fresh off supporting Neil Young on one of his best tours in decades, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will release Something Real, their third LP, this February. The group also premiered the album’s bluesy title track through Conan O’ Brien’s Team Coco site. The video, like the recording sessions themselves, was filmed at San Francisco’s William Westerfeld Mansion, a one-time residence of Janis Joplin.

Something Real was actually recorded in late 2014, prior to Promise of the Real laying down The Monsanto Years with Young and subsequently embarking on a tour with the rocker; their joint trek concluded October 24th and 25th at the Bridge School Benefit concert. However, the band waited to release their new LP until after their Rebel Content tour, allowing them to recruit Young to provide guest vocals on the Something Real cut “San Francisco.” “I love all the bands I have played with,” Young said in a statement. “But this band (and the multi-generational thing) is epic!”

Something Real finds the band, which features Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah, perfecting a genre they dub “cowboy hippie surf rock.” The album will arrive February 26th. However, although the Rebel Content tour has winded down, Promise of the Real will be right back out on the road in November with another stretch of dates that wraps up with three nights at Willie Nelson and Family’s New Year’s performances in Austin, Texas.

November 10 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
November 11 – Pawling, NY @ Daryl’s House
November 12 – Wilmington, DE @ World Café Live
November 13 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
November 14 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Putnam Den
November 15 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
December 3 – San Jose, CA @ Rockbar Theater
December 4 & 5 – Bolinas, CA @ Smiley’s Schooner Saloon
December 10 – Hermosa Beach, CA @ Saint Rocke
December 11 – Malibu, CA @ The Malibu Inn
December 12 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
December 13 – Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
December 29, 30 & 31 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits (Willie Nelson & Family New Years)

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