Rock legend Neil Young has just announced the details for his newest record entitled, The Monsanto Years. The record is slated for a release smack in the middle of June and will feature two of Willie Nelson’s sons, Lukas and Micah, with whom Young performed at a secret show last weekend.. The album has been said to consist of “politically/ecologically-charged” songs, most likely criticizing food industry conglomerate Monsanto.
For those that don’t know, Monsanto is responsible for a great deal of genetically modified food in the US. They have gained notoriety through high-profile lawsuits involving biological patents.
The Monsanto Years will be Young’s third new record in the last couple of years, following two records which were produced by Jack White. The Monsanto Years will be released on June 16th through Reprise Records. Neil will also be heading out on tour this summer; tour dates are listed below:
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
(*-with Band Of Horses)