Neil Young has announced details of his new album, which was recorded in collaboration with Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Michah Nelson. Entitled The Monsanto Years, the album will be released on June 16th through Reprise Records.
The albums is described as “politically/ecologically-charged,” featuring songs inspired by food industry conglomerate Monsanto. As previously reported, Young and Promise of the Real debuted several album tracks — including “Rock Starbucks”, “Monsanto Years”, “Too Big to Fail”, and “Seeds” — during a surprise gig in San Luis Obispo, California last week.
In support of the album, Young and Promise of the Real will embark on a tour this summer, including festival gigs at Summerfest in Milwaukee and Ontario’s WayHome Festival. Band of Horses will open five of these dates.
Neil Young 2015 Tour Dates:
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