WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
Bluesfest Touring is proud to announce an unmissable double header for rock 'n' roll fans – Gov’t Mule with special guests Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. The Metro in Sydney and The Corner in Melbourne are set to come alive with the sound of epic guitar and thundering drums when the bands roll into town in March.
Gov't Mule have showcased their virtuosity, intelligence and breadth for more than two decades; encompassing 15 studio and live albums, millions of album and track sales and thousands of performances. Formed as a side project for members of The Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule have become a human encyclopedia of timeless American music, adding to that canon with their signature sound. Their many Australian fans will relish the chance to hear their early improvisational interplay, an impressive skill that has since become a signature of Gov't Mule's albums and live shows.
The buzz around the Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real was immense when they last played Australia in 2016, and has done nothing but intensify over the past 2 years.
Lukas first piqued music lovers’ attention on his dad Willie Nelson’s 2012 album, Heroes when their voices blended with potent DNA. Two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Young has guided the grateful young musicians ever since as they backed the legend on a world tour and on his two most recent albums.
These experiences were undoubtedly invaluable, but none of what has come before will prepare you for the cosmic country soul of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, the band’s new, self-titled album released on August 25, 2017. Drawing on Lukas’ lineage as well surrogate uncles like Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and of course mentor Neil Young, they began to develop their own distinctive style of music. Sydney and Melbourne will be in for a treat when Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real deliver their self-described blend of ‘Cowboy Hippy Surf Rock’ next March.
Gov’t Mule also play Bluesfest 2018 on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th March
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real play Bluesfest on Thursday 29th March, Saturday 31st March, Sunday 1st April and Monday 2nd April.