Neil Young Shares Excerpt of ‘Rock Starbucks’ From ‘The Monsanto Years’
Legendary Canadian rocker Neil Young has never shied away from sharing his political views through song, and he'll be taking it to a new extreme on June 16 when he releases The Monsanto Years, an album devoted to criticism of Monsanto, a major company in the food and agriculture industry. This week, Young previewed a snippet of a track from the album, "Rock Starbucks," on Democracy Now. Watch the brief clip below — the song begins at 26:30 into the video:
Sample lyrics include, "If you don’t like to rock Starbucks, a coffee shop / Well, you better change your station 'cause that ain't all that we got / Yeah, I want a cup of coffee, but I don’t want a GMO / I like to start my day off without helping Monsanto."
The album was first announced in April and was recorded with Promise of the Real, a band that features Lukas and Micah Nelson, sons of Willie Nelson. Young and Promise of Real will embark on a brief tour in July in support of the album, and you can find complete dates below. Band of Horses will serve as support during the starred dates.
Neil Young The Monsanto Years 2015 Tour
July 5: Milwaukee, Wis. - Summerfest
July 8-9: Denver, Colo. - Red Rocks *
July 11: Lincoln, Neb. - Pinnacle Bank Arena *
July 13: Cincinnati, Ohio - Riverbend Music Center *
July 14: Clarkston, Mich. - DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 16: Camden, N.J. - Susquehanna Bank Center *
July 17: Bethel, N.Y. - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 19: Essex Junction, Vt. - Champlain Valley Expo
July 21: Wantagh, N.Y. - Jones Beach
July 22: Great Woods, Mass. - Xfinity Center
July 24: Oro-Medonte, Ontario - Wayhome Festival