Neil Young Invites Permaculture on Tour

Permaculture magazine
Monday, 29th June 2015

Neil Young's US tour, featuring new album, 'The Monsanto Years', will explore many environmental issues, and Permaculture magazine will be a part of it!

The Permaculture team are huge Neil Young fans, so it really is special for a world renowned singer, songwriter and activist to get in touch with us and ask us, on behalf of the whole permaculture community worldwide, to be involved in his new US tour, Rebel Content.

This US tour launches the new album, The Monsanto Years, from Neil Young and the Promise of the Real, an LA-based rock band.

The album has a strong organic farming theme, with songs exploring global hunger, pesticides, GMOs, seeds and our Earth.

The tour will also cover various environmental and human issues, from climate change and social justice, to renewable energy and ocean conservation. One way this will be incorporated into the tour is through the Village - six tents focussing on different issues.

One of the tents will be 'News You Can Trust' and Permaculture magazine has been selected as one of only five magazines to attend. Alongside Permaculture magazine will be Earth Island Journal, The Nation, Mother Jones Magazine, Yes Magazine and Center for Food Safety.

The other tents will be:

Freedom & Justice 

Move to Amend

Idle No More

Earth Ecology Tent

Center for Biological Diversity

Sea Shepherd

Future of Farming Tent

National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition


California Grange

Ban GMO Tent

Institute for Responsible Technology


Energy & Climate 


Center for Biological Diversity (or Rising Tide)

Bold Nebraska

News You Can Trust 

Earth Island Journal

The Nation

Mother Jones Magazine

Yes Magazine

Permaculture magazine

Center for Food Safety

Copies of Permaculture magazine will physically be available at each show but if you are attending any of the dates you will also be able to access the magazine for free via our app. So, while you are strolling the grounds of any of Neil’s concerts you can have a first look at the permaculture community via Permaculture magazine! Save the contact details and have a proper look later … after you have enjoyed Neil’s performance! 

There will be a permaculture ambassador at each concert so hopefully you will also have the chance to speak to a real person about permaculture.

Rebel Content Tour dates:

Sun, July 5 - Milwaukee Summer Fest, Milwaukee
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, July 16 - 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, Canada

For more about Neil’s new album, The Monsanto Years, do see the brand new issue of Permaculture magazine, PM85, published at the end of July 2015.

The Monsanto Years, is out June 29th via Reprise Records. You can buy the album from Pono. You can hear 'Rock Starbuck' from The Monsanto Years HERE.

The team here at Permaculture are thrilled by this opportunity and are so pleased that musicians such as Neil Young feel as strongly as we do about such important issues. Having musicians and artists be a part of the movement for a more sustainable future is a real contribution to permaculture.

We Need You

US permies, we need your help!

We need volunteers to run our Permaculture magazine stand at each of the Neil Young concerts. You'll get a free ticket to the concert, running the stand before and after Neil Young's set, giving out free magazines.

If you can help on any of the dates above, please let us know by the end of July 5th 2015, contacting Tony on tony[at]