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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real at Empire Dine and Dance

Posted May 02, 2012, at 12:27 p.m.
Last modified May 02, 2012, at 1:50 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine - Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress Street. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and are available online at www.portlandempire.com and at Bull Moose Music Locations

$10 advance / $12 day of show / General Admission, 21+.

For Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, 2011 was a year packed with over 200 high-energy, spirited performances, including such mega-musical events as Farm Aid, Bridge School Benefit, Stagecoach, and Country Throwdown, the chance to spread their unique brand of gritty rock and roll to millions of people via the greatest of the late night shows, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and the adoption of the name Realers by their growing base of supporters.

But 2011 was also the year, through blood, sweat and trying times, that Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – which also includes drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar and bassist Corey McCormick – made good on that promise to keep it real, and to make their way out of the shadow of a famous father and into the hearts and souls of music fans nationwide the way that they wanted to… on their own down-home rock and roll merits.

During the summer of 2011 Nelson, 22 years old at the time, found himself in the most intense writing jag of his early career. His journey spanned three soul-searching summer months during an intense 15-week tour. The result, the band’s second full-length album, Wasted.

www.portlandempire.com

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