Neil Young Takes on Monsanto With New Album

Ticketlodge 2One of the great music story tellers of all time, in my humble opinion, just announced a new album and subsequent tour with a pair of musical heirs.  Neil Young plans on releasing a new album titled “The Monsanto Years” and was recorded in collaboration with Promise of the Real, a band including the sons of the legendary Willie Nelson.  Lukas and Michah Nelson and Young plan to drop the album on June 16.

Young’s new album, “The Monsanto Years” is his third studio album in the last two years.   His last album “Storytone” was produced by Jack White.  The acts have described their latest album as “politically/ecologically-charged” and work to stick it to the huge food industry machine better known as Monsanto.  Sooooo….if you all will indulge me a moment…I think it’s super that he has a cause, but I just can’t help but roll my eyes hard at this.  Yes, the unknown is always scary with regards to GMO’s, and Monsanto is edging closer monopoly, but I can’t help but feel that a lot of these eco-minded folks are just a hoard of fear mongers, a la The Food Babe who is the biggest fear monger of them all. Young has been such an advocate for farmers with his Farmaid concerts, and I just think his time would better be served trying to find a solution for food deserts rather than taking down a corporation, ya know?

That said, I really am a huge Neil Young fan and if given the opportunity, you should check him out live.  His tour will kick off July 5 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI and will wrap up July 24 in Oro-Medonte, ON at the WayHome Music Festival.  See below for all upcoming Neil Young shows:

 

Light Up The Blues: Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle, The White Buffalo & Don Felder Pantages Theatre – CA
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday
4/25/2015
7:30 PM
Neil Young & Promise of the Real Marcus Amphitheater
Milwaukee, WI
Sunday
7/5/2015
TBD
Neil Young & Promise of the Real Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
Wednesday
7/8/2015
TBD
Neil Young & Promise of the Real Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
Thursday
7/9/2015
TBD
Neil Young & Promise of the Real Pinnacle Bank Arena
Lincoln, NE
Saturday
7/11/2015
7:30 PM
Neil Young & Promise of the Real Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH
Monday
7/13/2015
8:00 PM
Neil Young & Promise of the Real DTE Energy Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
Tuesday
7/14/2015
TBD
Neil Young & Promise of the Real Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ
Thursday
7/16/2015
TBD
Neil Young & Promise of the Real Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Bethel, NY
Friday
7/17/2015
TBD
Neil Young & Promise of the Real Champlain Valley Expo
Essex Junction, VT
Sunday
7/19/2015
TBD
Neil Young & Puss N Boots Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, NY
Tuesday
7/21/2015
8:00 PM
Neil Young & Promise of the Real Xfinity Center – MA (formerly Comcast Center)
Mansfield, MA
Wednesday
7/22/2015
7:30 PM

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