Neil Young Announces Release Date for New Album, 'The Monsanto Years'


Neil Young and Promise of the Real have announced the details of their forthcoming album, The Monsanto Years, due out June 29.

The ecologically and environmentally focused album, named for Monsanto, one of the largest agricultural companies in the country, was recorded by Young with Promise of the Real, a Los Angeles–based band fronted by Lukas and Micah Nelson, two of Willie Nelson’s sons.

The album seeks to raise awareness of the agrochemical company’s practices, in particular its propagation of genetically modified foods. The Monsanto Years views the issue through the eyes of a farmer who grows Monsanto-made crops while recalling the purer farming traditions of his parents.

The album will be available in a special CD & DVD package, vinyl, iTunes, and PonoMusic high-resolution audio. Pre-orders begin today.

Beginning today, those who preorder The Monsanto Years will instantly receive downloads of two brand-new tracks from the album: "Big Box" and "A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop." You can view the video for "A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop" right now at

Young is hitting the road with Promise of the Real starting July 5. Check out the dates, and the track listing for the new album below.

The Monsanto Years


1. A New Day For Love
2. Wolf Moon
3. People Want To Hear About Love
4. Big Box
5. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
6. Workin' Man
7. Rules Of Change
8. Monsanto Years
9. If I Don't Know

The Monsanto Years


1. Big Box
2. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
3. Rules Of Change
4. Workin' Man
5. Monsanto Years
6. A New Day For Love
7. Wolf Moon
8. People Want To Hear About Love
9. If I Don't Know

Rebel Content Tour dates:
July 5: Milwaukee Summer Fest, Milwaukee, WI
July 8: Red Rocks, Denver, CO
July 9: Red Rocks, Denver, CO
July 11: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE
July 13: Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
July 14: DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
July 16: Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
July 17: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY
July 19: Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, VT
July 21: Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
July 22: Xfinity Centerm Great Woods, MA
July 24: Wayhome Festival, Oro-Medonte, Canada