Full Show Audio: Ween Kicks Off 2018 Tour In St. Louis
On Saturday night Ween kicked off their 11-date summer tour with a show at The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri. The New Hope, Pennsylvania rockers have been off the road since last November when they wrapped a 34-date run at Stubbs in Austin, Texas that saw them dig deep into their catalog for rarities throughout the tour. Last night’s opener found the five-piece delivering a mix of fan-favorites with a handful of deeper cuts along with two encores.
Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman, bassist Dave Dreiwitz, keyboardist Glenn McClelland and drummer Claude Coleman Jr. got their first show of 2018 going with “Nan” from GodWeenSatan: The Oneness. After a take on “Tick” the quintet offered up just their 24th take on “I Gots A Weasel” which had rarely been played prior to it being revived back in 2016. The band then peppered the mid-portion of their set with a string of their best-known material highlighted by takes on “Transdermal Celebration,” “Pork Roll Egg And Cheese” and “The Mollusk.”
Ween then reached for “Polk Dot Tail” next, the tune from 1997’s The Mollusk made its way back into the band’s setlists last year after it had been sitting on the shelf since 2011. “The Goin’ Gets Tough From The Getgo” followed as it was trotted out for just the sixth time in six-plus-years. Later in the night Ween once again leaned on their staples as they served up “The Golden Eel,” “Roses Are Free,” “The HIV Song” and “You Fucked Up.”
Ween’s night in the Gateway City finished up with not one, but two separate encores as they worked their way first through a three-song run of “She Fucks Me,” “The Stallion Pt 1” and “Buckingham Green” then returned back to the stage for “Never Squeal” to close out their night.
Watch video captured by Monica Hampton, listen to full show audio, check out the full setlist and last night’s poster below:
Audio | Taped by Melissa Fry
Setlist (via BrownBase)
Nan, Tick, I Gots a Weasel, Transdermal Celebration, Object, Pork Roll Egg and Cheese, Frank, The Mollusk, Polka Dot Tail, The Goin’ Gets Tough From the Getgo, Happy Colored Marbles, Tender Situation, Back to Basom, The Golden Eel, Roses Are Free, The HIV Song, Captain (tease), Boy’s Club, You Fucked Up
Encore 1: She Fucks Me, The Stallion pt 1, Buckingham Green
Encore 2: Never Squeal