Ween Announces Run In New York City
The good news keeps coming for Ween fans as the newly reunited band has just announced a three-night stand in New York City.
Gener, Deaner, Dave, Claude and Glenn will play Terminal 5 in New York City on April 14 – 16. An online ticket request period for tickets is currently underway at Ween Ticketing. The ticket request period will end Wednesday, December 9 at 5:00 pm ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm ET.
Ween’s New York City shows come after the announcement of a three-night stand at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado February 12 – 14. The band will also appear at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida. Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman and Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo formed Ween in their hometown of New Hope, Pennsylvania in 1984. At first, the duo performed backed by tracks played on a tape recorder but later enlisted what turned into their longtime backing band of bassist Dave Dreiwitz, keyboardist Glenn McClelland and drummer Claude Coleman, Jr. Dave, Glenn and Claude are all aboard for the reunion shows.
After Gener issued a statement breaking up the band in 2012, he went on to issue his first solo album, Marvelous Clouds, a tribute to singer/poet Rod McKuen. In 2014 he formed a band called Freeman and issued an LP under the moniker. Earlier this year he started using the Gene Ween name once again for a series of “Gene Ween Does Billy Joel” performances, solo band shows and an appearance with Umphrey’s McGee at the Summer Camp Music Festival. Melchiondo formed The Dean Ween Group shortly after the breakup and for a while was backed by Dreiwitz, McClelland and Coleman as well as guitarist Scott Rednor. More recently McClelland departed the group and was replaced by Harry Waters.
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