Neil Young Debuts New Tracks With Nelson Brothers

Neil Young has debuted some new songs, according to reports, and he first played them live at a secret show on Thursday night at the SLO Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo, California alongside Willie Nelson’s two sons Lukas and Micah, known together as The Promise of the Real. You can see the set list for the unannounced and unpromoted gig below.

1. Country Home
2. People Want To Hear About Love*
3. New Song 2 ‘ New Day For The Planet??*
4. Down By The River
5. New Song 3 ‘ Too Big To Fail??*
6. New Song 4 ‘ GMO-Starbucks??*
7. Walk On
8. Monsanto Years*
9. New Song 6 ‘ I Don’t Know You??*
10. New Song 7 ‘ Seeds??*
11. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
12. Wolf Moon*
13. Love And Only Love
14. Workin’ Man*
15. Country Home
16. Roll Another Number
* ‘ song debut

The trio, as well as the rest of the band that make up The Promise of the Real, will hit the road this summer in support of their upcoming album together, The Monsanto Years, according to Rolling Stone. Young’s new LP will reportedly arrive on June 16th according to a press release sent to promoters, while the Rebel Content Tour itself will kick off July 5th at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. You can see the rest of the tour dates below.

For the last several years, Neil Young has pushed up against Monsanto, the chemical company specializing in genetically modified seeds, as he has always disagreed with the practice, hence the name of the album The Monsanto Years. In January, Young revealed that he was working on an album called The Monsanto Years, but the rocker appeared to be joking about the title at the time. “I’m working on another album now that I’m going to be doing with Willie Nelson’s sons,” Young said. “It’s an upbeat review of the situation.”

Young’s Rebel Content tour will feature the rocker’s first ever concert in Vermont. The newspaper speculates that Young is rewarding the Green Mountain State for their stance on genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Vermont passed a law requiring companies to list whether their food contained GMOs, and in a note to fans, Young called for a boycott of Starbucks for their part in the effort “to sue Vermont, and stop accurate food labeling.”

Neil Young Tour Dates

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