Following a week of performances at CMA Fest in Nashville, including the Grand Old Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and appearances with Marty Stuart and Lainey Wilson. Lukas Nelson and his band POTR will commence their UK and Ireland headline tour tonight, June 13, at Oxford’s O2 Academy 2. Nelson’s new album, ‘Sticks And Stones’, will be released on July 14.
The concert will be the first of nine headline shows for the Grammy and BAFTA award winner, and comes with a main stage appearance at Black Deer Festival this weekend, where he will perform alongside other such luminaries as Steve Earle, Bonnie Raitt, and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.
Nelson is preparing for the release of his new album, ‘Sticks and Stones‘, which is set for release on July 14 via 6ACE Records/Thirty Tigers.
Nelson has already released two tracks from the album: lead single, ‘More Than Friends‘, featuring CMA and ACM Award-winning artist, Lainey Wilson, and ‘Alcohallelujah‘, which was described by Rolling Stone as a “bright, rollicking country-rock anthem”.
The tour follows a packed week in Nashville during CMA Fest, during which he appeared with Wilson for multiple performances of their duet, including on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage, and joined Marty Stuart at the iconic Ryman Auditorium for the 20th anniversary of his annual Late Night Jam.
Lukas Nelson also recently wrapped up a spring headline tour with numerous sold-out shows, including a performance at The Hollywood Bowl as part of “Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90, A Star-Studded Concert Celebrating Willie’s 90th Birthday” last month. After the UK and Ireland tour he will return to the USA to perform at Madison Square Garden with Tedeschi Trucks Band, among other dates.
While only limited tickets remain for all headline dates, there’s still a chance to catch Lukas Nelson + POTR on tour. Dates and venues below:
13th June – Oxford, O2 Academy 2
14th June – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
15th June – London, O2 Kentish Town Forum
17th June – Bristol, SWX
18th June – Kent, Black Deer Festival
19th June – Manchester, O2 Academy 2
20th June – Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket
22nd June – Belfast, Ulster Hall
23rd June – Dublin, Academy