Monday, April 20, 2015

Neil Young announces new album and tour

Neil Young will release a new album, “The Monsanto Years”, on June 16.

The project sees Young team with Promise Of The Real, featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson.

Rolling Stone reports Young has railed for years against Monsanto, a chemical company specializing in genetically modified seeds.

Last November, Young urged a boycott of Starbucks when they partnered with Monsanto in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont in an attempt to block a landmark law that requires genetically-modified ingredients be labeled on food packaging.

On April 16, Young and Promise Of The Real performed a surprise concert at San Luis Obispo, California's SLO Brewing Co. where they debuted 11 new tracks that might appear on the joint album.

The pairing will launch the “Rebel Content” tour on July 5 at Summerfest in Milwaukee.

“The Monsanto Years” marks Young’s third album in the past year, following “A Letter Home” and “Storytone.”

Neil Young & Promise Of The Real
Rebel Content tour 2015

07/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/08 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
07/09 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
07/11 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena *
07/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center *
07/14 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/16 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center *
07/17 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
07/19 – Essex Junction, VT @ Champlain Valley Expo
07/21 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/22 – Great Woods, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/24 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music Festival

* = w/ Band of Horses

See also:

AUDIO: Randy Bachman premieres Little Girl Lost with Neil Young
VIDEO: Neil Young and Jimmy Fallon perform Old Man on The Tonight Show
Neil Young to guest on The Tonight Show
Neil Young bassist Rick Rosas dead at 65
Search Neil Young at hennemusic