New album “Sticks and Stones” out on July 14th
UK and Ireland Headline Tour Dates in June
GRAMMY Award-winning artist Lukas Nelson’s new song, ‘Alcohallelujah‘, is debuting today (May 11th). Listen/share HERE.
‘Alcohallelujah’ is the second song unveiled from Nelson’s highly anticipated new album, Sticks and Stones, which will be released July 14 via 6ACE Records/Thirty Tigers (pre-save/pre-order here). Ahead of the release, lead single, ‘More Than Friends‘, featuring CMA and ACM Award-winning artist, Lainey Wilson, recently debuted and is currently top 5 at Americana Radio and top 25 at Texas Radio. Of the song, Rolling Stone declares, “It’s a bright, rollicking country-rock anthem,” while The Boot praises, “Backed by richly layered, slow-rolling instrumentation, the instantly infectious and lively collaboration spotlights the strength of both artists’ impeccable vocals.”
The release adds to a celebratory few weeks for Nelson, who recently wrapped up his spring headline tour with numerous sold-out shows and performed at The Hollywood Bowl as part of “Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90, A Star-Studded Concert Celebrating Willie’s 90th Birthday” last month. Of his performance, The Los Angeles Times praised, “searching, soulful, downright celestial — maybe the best performance of the weekend,” while Rolling Stone declared, “Lukas Nelson stood in the center, guitar in hand, for one of the night’s best and most intimate moments, a stirring solo performance of ‘Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground.’”
Nelson and the band will continue to tour through this year in celebration of the new album, including a nine-show run across the UK and Ireland in June, as well as an extensive headline tour this summer into the fall—additional details to be announced soon. Full UK/Ireland dates below:
LUKAS NELSON + POTR UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES
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
Tickets and further information here.
Sticks and Stones was written solely by Nelson with the hope of bringing people together at the forefront of his mind, bringing upbeat energy and a sense of fun. Across the album’s twelve spirited tracks, Nelson explores the universal human experiences of love, celebration, longing and humor. Self-produced by Nelson and his longtime band, POTR, Sticks and Stones captures the band’s musical power and fits perfectly alongside the canon of the electric live performances they’re known for.
Reflecting on the record, Nelson shares, “This album is about celebrating the human connection, joy and excitement. We went from quiet and introspective on A Few Stars Apart to something big and fun to really showcase the band’s talent and performance. You can listen to the album Sticks and Stones from start to finish and get the songs to dance to and then the quiet, poignant songs. To me, this album is the perfect setlist.”