Neil Young takes on Monsanto with his new album

Musician Neil Young performs onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs. For more information visit musicares.org.

Musician Neil Young performs onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs. For more information visit musicares.org.

Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS

Age hasn’t slowed Neil Young down one bit. Whether he’s been writing books or creating a new music eco-system with PONO or performing at Farm Aid or his own Bridge School benefits, it’s hard to believe that Neil’s just a few years away from hitting seventy years old.

This summer, Neil’s hitting the road with Promise of the Real, a band of youngsters featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah. Neil and Promise of the Real got together not long ago to record a brand new album titled The Monsanto Years, and they’ll be playing the Wayhome Festival in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. You can check out details of Neil’s new album below:

Neil Young + Promise of the Real have joined forces and will release a new studio album, entitled The Monsanto Years, on June 29th via Reprise Records.

The ecologically/environmentally-focused album will be released via all retailers and in the Neil Young Official Online Store. The Monsanto Years will be available in a special CD + DVD package, vinyl, iTunes, and PonoMusic high-resolution audio. The vinyl package will be released in August. Actual date to be announced shortly.

Beginning today, those who pre-order 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 DemocracyNow.org.

For this guitar-centric, full steam-ahead and highly-charged rock album, Young is joined by Promise of the Real, an LA-based rock band fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), along with Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals), Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass) and Tato Melgar (percussion). They have performed with their father, Willie Nelson, and Young on previous occasions. For further information on Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, visit: http://www.promiseofthereal.com/

As previously mentioned, along with every ticket purchased online for Neil Young, you will receive your choice of the CD + DVD package or digital editions of The Monsanto Years. You will receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album on June 29th. Offer is not valid for festival dates. Tickets are on sale now.

The Monsanto Years TRACK LISTING:

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 DVD TRACK LISTING:

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

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