Reverend Billy

Neil Young and Promise of the Real (the band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah) recently released their Monsanto-criticizing album, The Monsanto Years, and will soon be on tour supporting it. The tour includes NYC-area venue Jones Beach on July 21 with Norah Jones' country band Puss 'N' Boots, and that show just got another opener: the anti-capitalist Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir. A press release reads:

Sharing their opposition to Monsanto and Starbucks and Walmart, Reverend Billy and the 40 singing-activists join forces with the radicalized rocker on Tuesday, July 21, at Jones Beach Theater in New York.

...Monsanto is also the Devil of the Church of Stop Shopping. This summer, the Rev & singers will perform "Non-Violent Dramatic Actions" to support a ban on Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most frequently used herbicide. New York City sprayed Monsanto's Carcinogenic Roundup more than 1,300 times on its parks and playgrounds in 2013. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, was declared a likely carcinogen by the World Health Organization.

The tour also includes NJ's Susquehanna Bank Center on July 16 with Band of Horses and Bethel, NY's Bethwell Woods Center for the Arts with Puss 'N' Boots. Tickets for all three of those shows are still available.

Watch a video of Reverend Billy's 'Monsanto is the Devil' at Joe's Pub, with the list of Neil's tour dates, below...


Neil Young & Promise of the Real -- 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
^ = w/ Puss 'N' Boots
# = w/ Reverend Billy