Last night Ween concluded a three-night run through the Centennial State, with the second of two sold out shows at the Odgen Theatre in Denver, CO. The New Hope, Pennsylvania rockers once again dipped into their catalog for a mix of fan-favorites, rarities and bust-outs, and impressively only repeated one song in the 90 that were played over the course of the trio of gigs.
Ween opened the night with “Captain Fantasy,” from their 1991 release The Pod, with “Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy),” from 1992’s Pure Guava and “Even If You Don’t,” from 2000’s White Pepper following. The band went acoustic next for a five-song stretch that included just the second ever full band take on “Among His Tribe,” and the fifth version of “Kim Smoltz,” which the five-piece act debuted last year in Colorado.
From there guitarists Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo and Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman, bassist Dave Dreiwitz, drummer Claude Coleman Jr. and keyboardist Glenn McClelland continued to mix tour staples with deeper cuts. At the midpoint of the show Ween offered up their first bust-out of the night with “Old Queen Cole,” from their 1990 debut album GodWeenSatan: The Oneness, for the first time since July of 2008. While later in the set the band trotted out “The Stallion Pt 4” for the first time since 2011.
The bust-outs weren’t done there, when the band returned to the stage for their encore they dusted off “El Camino,” which hadn’t been played since February of 2010, and followed that with their first “Sketches Of Winkle” since 2015. Deaner, Gener and company concluded night with their only repeat of the entire Colorado run with their second take on Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir,” which they debuted two nights early at Red Rocks.
Ween returned to the stage tomorrow night for a gig the KettleHouse Amphitheater in Bonner, Montana.
Check out videos from last night captured by Monica Hampton, and see the full setlist below:
Setlist (via Brownbase)
Captain Fantasy, Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy), Even If You Don’t, Pork Roll Egg and Cheese*, Don’t Shit Where You Eat*, Japanese Cowboy*, Among His Tribe*, Kim Smoltz*, Drifter in the Dark, I Don’t Want It, Tick, Fat Lenny> Cold and Wet, I’m in the Mood to Move, Old Queen Cole, Voodoo Lady, Pumpin’ 4 the Man, Push th’ Little Daisies, The Final Alarm, Albino Sunburned Girl, Touch My Tooter, I Got to Put the Hammer Down, The Enabler, The Stallion pt 4, Put the Coke on My Dick, Demon Sweat
Encore: El Camino, Sketches of Winkle, Kashmir
*acoustic, Dean on acoustic, Gene on electric guitar and harmonica for Drifter, Dean on acoustic for I Don’t Want It, slow Voodoo, Gene on keys for Demon Sweat
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