Details On the Neil Young/Promise of the Real Summer Tour

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Road trek to feature a heavy dose of activism and a whole lotta tent action!

To support Neil Young’s new album The Monsanto Years (out now on Reprise Records), a number of respected local, national & global activist groups will join the Rebel Content Tour that kicks off on July 5th. Each organization will host a booth on the concourse at each venue to provide information for concertgoers, forming what is being named “The Village of Action.”

The Monsanto Years album has the reoccurring theme of sustainable farming, however it also addresses a wide range of environmental and human rights issues like climate change, corporate accountability, social justice, renewable energy, ocean conservation, endangered species and more. Attending fans will have the opportunity to engage with The Village members to share valuable information about the most pressing ecological and social issues today. Please find the information and links to each organization participating in the The Village on the Rebel Content Tour below.

Young has announced that he will kick off the shows with a solo acoustic set then be joined by Promise of the Real for a full electric show. Both sets will feature new songs and old favorites. Promise of the Real is 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. Please see below for all upcoming dates.

Incidentally, THE MONSANTO YEARS FILM premiered exclusively on Yahoo! Music beginning on Monday, July 6th. It documents the making of the album for Young and Promise of the Real.

 

Rebel Content Tour dates:

Sun      July 5              Milwaukee Summer Fest                         Milwaukee, WI
Wed     July 8               Red Rocks                                             Denver, CO
Thurs    July 9              Red Rocks                                            Denver, CO
Sat       July 11            Pinnacle Bank Arena                             Lincoln, NE
Mon      July 13            Riverbend Music Center                        Cincinnati, OH

Tues     July 14             DTE Energy Music Theatre                     Clarkston, MI
Thurs    July16              Susquehanna Bank Center                    Camden, NJ
Fri        July 17             Bethel Woods Center for the Arts           Bethel, NY
Sun      July 19             Champlain Valley Expo                          Essex Junction, VT
Tues     July 21             Jones Beach                                         Wantagh, NY
Wed     July 22             Xfinity Center                                        Great Woods, MA
Fri        July 24             Wayhome Festival                                 Oro-Medonte, ON

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THE VILLAGE PARTICIPANTS

 FUTURE OF FARMING TENT

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. NSAC’s vision of agriculture is one where a safe, nutritious, ample, and affordable food supply is produced by a legion of family farmers who make a decent living pursuing their trade, while protecting the environment and contributing to the strength and stability of their communities. By bringing grassroots perspectives to the table normally dominated by big business, NSAC levels the playing field and gives voice to sustainable and organic farmers. www.sustainableagriculture.net

Greenhorns

Greenhorns is a grassroots organization that works to promote, recruit, and support the incoming generation of sustainable farmers in America. Their work focuses on event organizing, in person-networking, mixers, celebrations and workshops as well as the production of traditional and new media: radio, documentary film, blog, a book of essays, guidebooks, and web-based tools. Their mission is to build a more regional, more diverse and more resilient culture and farm economy. www.thegreenhorns.net

The California Grange

Since 1870, the Grange has shaped the rural landscape of California. For more than 140 years, they have preserved their founding principles of unity, liberty, and charity. Grange halls are often the center of their community, advocating for healthy family farms, local economies, cultural diversity, public schools and education, the arts, and a variety of charitable causes. Today, 10,000 members proudly serve 185 communities across the state. Today, 10,000 members proudly serve 185 communities across the state. Grange halls are often the center of their community, advocating for healthy communities, family farms, local economies, cultural diversity, public schools and education, the arts, and a variety of charitable causes. Young farmers are rediscovering the Grange as a grassroots organization that supports their good work and advocates for sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty. www.californiagrange.org

EARTH ECOLOGY TENT

Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature and the diversity of wild plants and animals. The CBD works to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. They do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/

Sea Shepherd  

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Their mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations. www.seashepherd.org

BAN GMO TENT

Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT)

The Institute for Responsible Technology is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about genetically modified (GM) foods and crops. Founded in 2003 by international bestselling author and GMO expert Jeffrey Smith, IRT has worked in nearly 40 countries on six continents, and is credited with improving government policies and influencing consumer-buying habits. IRT’s Campaign for Healthier Eating in America mobilizes citizens, organizations, businesses, healthcare professionals, and the media, to achieve the tipping point of consumer rejection of GM foods. www.responsibletechnology.org

GMO Free USA

GMO Free USA advocates for sustainable food and ecological systems, educates consumers about the potential hazards of genetically engineered organisms and supports all people to have access to clean food, regardless of income level. Since the inception of their Boycott Kellogg’s GMOs campaign in the fall of 2012, Kellogg’s has seen six consecutive quarters of declining internal net sales across all business segments. GMO Free USA has been actively involved in supporting anti-GMO victories in California, Hawaii, and Oregon.www.gmofreeusa.org

FREEDOM & JUSTICE TENT

Idle No More

Idle No More is a grassroots movement originating among the Aboriginal peoples in Canada that has spread around the world. Inspired in part by the hunger strike of Attawapiskat, Chief Theresa Spence,and a reaction to legislative abuses of Indigenous treaty rights, Idle No More calls on all people to join in a peaceful revolution to honor Indigenous sovereignty and to protect the land and water. www.idlenomore.ca

Move to Amend

Formed in September 2009, Move to Amend is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to working together to end corporate personhood and demand real democracy. Move to Amend is calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns. www.movetoamend.org

The Beehive Design Collective

The Beehive Design Collective is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist arts collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative art for use as educational tools for taking action. The ‘Bees’ create incredible works of Earth inspired art that eloquently tackles connections between globalization, ecosystem destruction & the plight of underrepresented communities around the world. http://beehivecollective.org/

 ENERGY & CLIMATE TENT 

350.org  

350.org is a global climate movement in over 188 countries, using people power to dismantle the influence and infrastructure of the fossil fuel industry, and to develop people-centric solutions to the climate crisis. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm. 350.org is working on campaigns like fighting coal power plants in India, stopping the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S, and divesting public institutions everywhere from fossil fuels.www.350.org

Rising Tide

Rising Tide was formed in the Netherlands in 2000 by environmental and social justice activists attending the UN climate talks. Rising Tide now spans four continents and is an all-volunteer climate justice network dedicated to confronting the root causes of climate change, standing with frontline communities, and challenging the worst of the worst fossil fuel companies. They challenge corporate-friendly “solutions” to climate change; and organize with a horizontal, anti-oppressive framework that promotes social justice as inextricably linked to biocentrism and environmentalism. www.risingtidenorthamerica.org

 NEWS YOU CAN TRUST TENT

The Village will also have the ultimate newsstand to peruse. The “News You Can Trust” tent will showcase some of the best independent media left standing. Concertgoers can check out creative yet hard-hitting journalism, focused on issues like energy, farming, climate change, wildlife, and the defense of the global environment. The Nation, Mother Jones, Yes!, Earth Island Journal, Permaculture Magazine, and The Center For Food Safety will all be there turning people on to news they really can trust.Hosted by Earth Island Institute & The Center For Food Safety, News You Can Trust will feature several progressive magazines including The Nation, Mother Jones, Yes!, Earth Island Journal & Permaculture Magazine will all be there turning people on to news they actually can trust.

 

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