Photo by Pegi Young.
This June, Poble Espanyol will be taking a break from its usual DJ-filled lineup to welcome Canadian folk legend Neil Young, promoting his latest album, The Monsanto Years (2015), which broaches topics such as environmental issues and the plight of the farmer in today’s capitalist society. Despite bad reviews following his 2013 European tour, which accused Young of being self-indulgent, playing long guitar jams and few classic tunes, he’s back—this time accompanied by California-based rock band Promise of the Real, whose lineup includes Lukas and Micah Nelson, sons of country legend Willie Nelson. The North American leg of the ‘Rebel Content Tour’ saw Young and his entourage play old classics including ‘Alabama’, ‘Old Man’ and ‘Harvest Moon’, as well as some covers. It’s hard to predict what Young has up his sleeve, but with tickets priced between €80 and €290 it will hopefully be more crowd-pleasing than his last tour.