Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir to Open for Neil Young and Promise of the Real's Rebel Content Tour + Village of Action
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir will open select dates for Neil Young and Promise of the Real's Rebel Content tour this summer.
A press release reads:
Sharing their opposition to Monsanto and Starbucks and Walmart, Reverend Billy and the 40 singing-activists join forces with the radicalized rocker on Tuesday, July 21, at Jones Beach Theater in New York.
...Monsanto is also the Devil of the Church of Stop Shopping. This summer, the Rev & singers will perform "Non-Violent Dramatic Actions" to support a ban on Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most frequently used herbicide. New York City sprayed Monsanto's Carcinogenic Roundup more than 1,300 times on its parks and playgrounds in 2013. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, was declared a likely carcinogen by the World Health Organization.
During a recent trip to Chicago to lead the March Against Monsanto, they exorcised Monsanto from Home Depot and their new office building. They also visited the sacrifice community of Marktown, IN. This small town suffers extreme rates of cancers and asthma, living in the shadow of the largest tar sands refinery in the United States, the Whiting Refinery, owned by BP and the Koch Brothers.
Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir: Monsanto is the Devil
Also, 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.