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Neil Young announces new album, The Monsanto Years, plus US tour dates

on April 20, 2015, 5:40pm

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.

The Monsanto Years marks Young’s third new studio album in the last two years following the Jack White-produced A Letter Home and Storytone.

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