Ween Reunites for Two Colorado Concerts
All hail the Boognish! Ween are reuniting for their first concerts in over four years. The group will perform February 12 and 13 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo.
"I can't wait to get on that stage and hear how happy this makes people," says Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween), who promises that the two shows are "going to be f---ing mind-blowing." Freeman left the group during his battle against addiction in 2012, telling fans on the Ween Forum message board, "I had to leave the Ween organization to stay sober." He went on to record two excellent solo albums – 2012's Marvelous Clouds and 2014's Freeman.
Meanwhile, Mickey Melchiondo, Jr. (Dean Ween), his childhood friend and Ween bandmate since 1984, toured with the Dean Ween Group, and predicted that he and Freeman would get back together someday. "As long as Aaron and I are both alive on this planet, Ween is still together," he told MTV Hive. "We've never broken up.. this isn't something you can quit. This is a life sentence."
Happily, it appears Melchiondo was correct. "Ween is an extension of who we are," he said in a press release announcing the reunion. "It's not a persona that we put on to go onstage." The duo will be joined by longtime drummer Claude Coleman, Jr., bassist Dave Dreiwitz and keyboardist Glenn McClelland. Freeman and Melchiondo promise set list surprises, specifically, "new stuff that nobody has ever heard live before."
So far there is no word of any further tour dates or recording plans for Ween. Ticket requests for Ween's reunion shows are currently being taken at the group's official site.
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