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Neil Young donates tickets to Lincoln, NE concert with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real to support Bold Nebraska — July 11, 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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Click here to buy tickets to see Neil Young in concert + Bold Nebraska’s “Politics & Pints” on July 11th.

Our hero and fellow Pipeline Fighter Neil Young is coming to Lincoln on Saturday, July 11th to perform a concert at Pinnacle Arena with the band Promise of the Real — which includes Lukas and Micah Nelson.

For anyone who attended the “Harvest the Hope” concert last fall, Promise of the Real stood out as a force. Rock legend Neil Young teaming up with the Nelson boys is a show that cannot be missed!

Neil has generously donated a batch of tickets to his July 11th concert to Bold Nebraska, which we have put on sale as a part of a fundraiser that also includes admission to our pre-concert “Politics + Pints” event with speakers, local musicians, and Special Guests.

Click here to purchase tickets.

(**Your concert tickets will be held for pick-up at Vega during the pre-concert “Politics & Pints” event**)

YOUR $80 DONATION TO BOLD NEBRASKA INCLUDES:

  • 1 ticket to the Saturday July 11th Neil Young & Promise of the Real concert at Pinnacle Arena in Lincoln, NE
  • Admission and a guaranteed seat at the Bold Nebraska Pre-Concert “Politics + Pints” event at Vega (2-minute walk from Pinnacle Arena)
  • 1 “Harvest the Hope” concert poster (must be picked up at Vega pre-concert event)
  • WHAT: Bold Nebraska “Politics + Pints” Event
  • WHERE: VEGA: 350 Canopy Street #220, Lincoln, NE 68501
  • WHEN: Saturday, July 11th 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • MUSIC: The Bottle Tops and more to be announced soon
  • SPEAKERS: Jane Kleeb (Bold Nebraska); Shane Davis (founder Fractivist.org); Greg Grey Cloud (Wica Agli); Art Tanderup (farmer and host of Harvest the Hope); Special Guests; more to be announced soon
Neil’s new album is called “The Monsanto Years,” and his current tour is focused on the risks that corporation brings to farms and our food system. The “Politics & Pints” event will focus on issues around Monsanto and other threats to our land and water.

(You may also RSVP to attend the “Politics & Pints” event if you’re not going to the Neil Young concert, but the only way to be guaranteed a seat is to purchase a ticket through the Bold Nebraska website.)

Click here to buy tickets to see Neil Young in concert and attend Bold Nebraska’s “Politics & Pints” pre-concert event at Vega.

Looking forward to rocking out again together with Neil!

Jane Kleeb and the Bold Nebraska team

Neil Young and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: The Monsanto Years (June 29)

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

“The Mission” directed by Don Hannah an excerpt of The Monsanto Years documentary

“I want a cup of coffee, but I don’t want a GMO.

“I’d like to start my day off — without helping Monsanto.”

      — Neil Young

         #BoycottStarbucks

 

THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM
THE MONSANTO YEARS
PRE-ORDER AT WWW.NEILYOUNG.COM — AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE JUNE 29TH

More on Promise of the Real and our sessions making The Monsanto Years. I can’t wait to hit the road again with The Rebel Content Tour, playing songs from throughout the years, from solo acoustic to full on electric.
See you soon
Neil

 

Neil Young & Promise of the Real, “The Monsanto Years”

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

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THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM
EVERYWHERE JUNE 29TH
Pre-Order Now and Get“A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop,”“A New Day For Love”and “Big Box” Instantly

Neil Young Boycotts Starbucks

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Neil Young and Promise of the Real, “The Monsanto Years”

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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www.theboot.com
by: Gayle Thompson

More information, including a track listing, is emerging about The Monsanto Years, the highly anticipated album from Neil Young and Promise of the Real, the band featuring Willie Nelson‘s sons, Lukas and Micah Nelson.

The nine-song album, which also comes with a DVD, will be available on June 29; a track listing is available below. The Monsanto Years will be available in a special CD / DVD package, on vinyl and through iTunes and PonoMusic. (Vinyl copies will not be available until August.)
Young hinted earlier in the year that he was working on an album with the Nelsons, noting at the time that The Monsanto Years would be “an upbeat review of the situation.” The project began as a result of Young’s advocacy against Monsanto, a company that produces food additives that are included in many foods, including items allegedly sold at Starbucks, which led Young to boycott the famous coffee chain.

“Still no latte for me,” Young says. “No more Starbucks at all until the giant corporation stands up and comes clean.”

In support of the upcoming record, Neil Young and Promise of the Real are launching the joint Rebel Content Tour, which will launch on July 5 at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. All dates are available at PromiseoftheReal.com.
Pre-orders of The Monsanto Years are currently available at NeilYoung.com. All pre-orders will receive instant downloads of “Big Box” and “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop.”

Neil Young and Promise of the Real, 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”

 

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Neil Young wants the world to know it’s time to #OutgrowMonsanto

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

www.RollingStone.com
by:Jon Blistein

Neil Young and his recent collaborators, Lukas and Micah Nelson — the sons of country great Willie Nelson — performed an acoustic rendition of their new protest song, “The Monsanto Years,” during an anti-GMO event in Maui this weekend, Stereogum reports.

Just like the song — and forthcoming album of the same name — the Outgrow Monsanto event sought to raise awareness of the agrochemical giant’s unhealthy and environmentally unfriendly practices, especially their propagation of genetically modified foods and seeds.

“The Monsanto Years” specifically looks at the issue from the perspective of a farmer who resorts to growing Monsanto-manufactured crops, but thinks often of his mother and father and the untainted farming traditions they passed down. Young and the Nelson brothers’ performance has an impromptu, communal feel as their steely acoustic guitars overlap over rhythms meted out on the bottom of a bucket.

Later that same day, Young and the Nelson brothers did away with their acoustic guitars and blasted through a rendition of “Down By the River,” off Young and Crazy Horse’s 1969 classic, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. Backed by the bellows of the audience, the performance remained true to the original and Lukas held his own during the enviable — but certainly not easy — task of trading solos with Young.

“We exploded Charley’s last night with Neil !”

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Micah Nelson on Instagram:
“We exploded Charley’s last night with Neil ! ???????????? #paia #old_digs…”
Corporations have feelings
Corporations have soul
That’s why they’re like people
Just harder to control
They don’t wanna fall so when they fall they fall on you
Too big to fail
Too rich for jail…
— ‘Big Box’

Neil Young and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real @Charley’s

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Thank you, Angelina Hills Ribet, for sharing this photo of Neil Young and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real @ Charley’s Restaurant on Maui.

Neil Young talks about new album with Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, and Monsanto

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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photo: Ebet Roberts

www.RollingStone.com
by:  Andy Greene

Last September, just before he took the stage at Farm Aid Neil Young was hanging out on his tour bus with Willie Nelson’s sons Micah and Lukas. Out of nowhere, he asked if they wanted to come out and join him on “Rockin’ In The Free World” at the end of his set. “We were like, ‘Fuck yeah, dude,'” says Micah. “It felt great, like we’d been jamming together forever.”

Lukas and Micah both play guitar and have their own bands. Lukas, 26, fronts Promise of the Real, while Micah, 25, plays with Insects vs Robots and occasionally plays solo under the name Particle Kid. They have known Young as far back as they can remember. “He’s ‘Uncle Neil,'” Micah tells Rolling Stone. “But until a couple of Farm Aids ago, we never had a chance to just hang out and get a vibe from each other. At the same time, I feel like I’ve always known him forever through his music because it’s so honest.”

In the fall of 2007, Lukas met his future Promise of the Real bandmate Anthony Logerfo when they both caught Young’s show at Nokia Live in Los Angeles. “After the show, we went back to his place and went surfing in the night with a bunch of his buddies,” says Lukas. “I got stung by a stingray, and that night I had to sleep on his couch with my foot in a bucket of hot water to neutralize the [venom] protein. He brought me this huge pile of weed and I knew we’d be best friends after that.”

They called their new band, which features Logerfo on drums, Tato Melgar on percussion and Corey McCormick on bass, Promise of the Real after Young’s line, “Some get stoned, some get strange, but sooner or later it all gets real” from 1974’s “Walk On.” “We listened to Neil Young every day when we started the band,” says Lukas. “And ‘Walk On’ has always been one of my favorite songs.”

“Monsanto is the poster child for the problems we’re having with the corporate government,” Young recently said.

Two weeks after last year’s Farm Aid, Young and Nelson headlined the Harvest the Hope concert in Neligh, Nebraska to protest the proposed Keystone Pipeline. “We were playing as my father’s band that night,” says Lukas. “And Neil called us onto his bus and worked out a few songs he wanted to play with us. All of us just had a blast.”

The Bridge School Benefit came about weeks later, and once again Young called out Micah, Lukas and Promise of the Real to back him on a few songs. “We didn’t know that was going to happen,” says Lukas. “But we brought our instruments just in case he wanted us to join him. It went really well, but after that we didn’t talk for a while.”

Sometime in December, an e-mail arrived from Young. “He was like, ‘Hey, I wrote a bunch of new songs,” says Micah. “I want you guys to come do the record with me. Love, Neil.” They were stunned beyond belief. “I was so stoked,” says Lukas. “I can’t even describe how elated I was.”

The weeks passed and no plans came into place, but on January 7th, Rolling Stone asked Young about his next album at the International Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “‘I’m working on another album now that I’m going to be doing with Willie Nelson’s sons,” he said. It’s called The Monsanto Years. It’s an upbeat review of the situation.” The album is set for release in June, but at the time, this was news to more people than just Young fans. “That’s how we knew it was real,” says Micah. “With Neil, we’ve learned not to expect anything until it’s actually happening. Once it’s in print in the press and he said it, that was the moment where we knew it was for real.”

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Neil Young and Willie Nelson, “From Hank to Hendrix”

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Neil Young, Willie Nelson, “Four Strong Winds” (Farm Aid IV) (April 24, 2015)

Friday, April 24th, 2015

“Long May You Run” — Neil Young

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Today is Patriots’ Day here in Massachusetts, which means our office is closed. It’s also the day of the 119th Boston Marathon, so in celebration of everyone running today, we’d like to say, “Long May You Run.”

— Farm Aid

Neil Young surprises fans at secret show with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

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photo:  Good Medicine Presents

www.sanluisobispo.com
by: Matt Fountain and Sarah Linn

Legendary folk rocker Neil Young stopped Thursday in San Luis Obispo for a secret show.

The Grammy Award winner took the stage at SLO Brewing Co. at 9 p.m., backed by rock band Lukas  Nelson & Promise of the Real and played until midnight.

The spur-of-the-moment concert was presented by Good Medicine Presents and Numbskull Productions.  Good Medicine co-owner Todd Newman said he and his wife, Korie, have been working with Nelson, son of country star Willie Nelson, since 2007.

“Lukas contacted us last week and asked to work on a secret show,” Todd Newman wrote in an email. “He didn’t offer many details. He simply said, ‘Let’s plan for a concert Thursday and we are going to bring something special to Good Medicine and SLO.’

”It wasn’t until shortly before the show that we found that Neil was the special surprise.”

San Luis Obispo resident Jason Hill was sipping a beer at McCarthy’s Irish Pub at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday when a friend sent him a text message about the Neil Young concert.

“I dropped my beer, ran to the show and got right in line. And then I realized I had no cash,” said Hill, who borrowed enough money to purchase pre-sale tickets for himself, his friend and their fathers.

“It was the best show in San Luis Obispo at SLO Brew,” Hill said. “Because it was a total surprise — and it was Neil Young.”

When Mike Johnson, who lives a few blocks from downtown San Luis Obispo, heard about the show after work, he, too, raced to SLO Brewing Co.

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Johnson said. “Seeing Willie Nelson’s son’s band play backup for Neil Young in a tiny venue at the spur of the moment? It was one of the more entertaining things I’ve ever experienced.”

Concertgoers paid just $10 to hear Young play two sets that included a nearly 10-minute long version of “Down By the River” as well as favorites such as “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere” and “Ordinary People.” The energetic crowd that packed SLO Brewing Co., which has a capacity of 457 people, ranged from college students to older folks.

Young announced in January that he is working on a new album with Lukas Nelson and his brother, Micah Nelson.

Known for a long string of hit songs that includes “Harvest Moon,” “Old Man” and “For What It’s Worth,” Young helped shaped the sound of the 1960s and ’70s as a member of two bands — Buffalo Springfield and rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He’s also enjoyed a successful, decades-spanning career as a solo artist.

Young was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo musician in 1995 and as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.

Read article, see more photos:
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/04/17/3591199/neil-young-lukas-nelson-slo-brew.html

Willie Nelson and Neil Young, “Heart of Gold” (Farm Aid 1995)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Neil Young performs “Heart of Gold” with Willie Nelson at the Farm Aid concert in Louisville, Kentucky on October 1st, 1995. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid’s board of directors in 2001.

www.FarmAid.org

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Neil Young: Heart of Gold” premiere in Nashville

Monday, March 9th, 2015

 

Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

On March 9, 2006, Willie Nelson attended a screening of the film “Neil Young: Heart Of Gold” at Nashville’s Green Hills 16, along with Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Jeff Hanna, Kim Carnes, Jon Randall and musicians Al Anderson, James Burton, Spooner Oldham and Ben Keith