Last year Neil Young joined forces with Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's son Lukas, in order to release his 36th studio album, 'The Monsanto Years' (2015), which sends an open criticism to the business of transgenic agriculture and agribusiness. Monsanto is the world leader in genetic engineering of seeds and maker of herbicides, which, since its inception nearly a century ago, has been involved in constant controversies having to do with the safety, health and ethics of its products.
Young presents the songs from 'The Monsanto Years' in a concert along with Promise of the Real at Poble Espanyol, but the tour set list also includes tunes such as 'Old Man', 'Out on the Weekend', 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere', 'After the Gold Rush' and 'Harvest Moon', as well as a Buffalo Springfield cover or two.
Born in Canada 70 years ago and now a US resident, Young is an acclaimed musician, songwriter, producer, screenwriter and film director. He started out playing with bands such as Buffalo Springfield, went solo in 1968 and the became one of the most influential artists of his and future generations.