Ween Dusts Off ‘Captain’ & ‘Laura’ In Kansas City


New Hope, Pennsylvania rockers Ween continued their first tour of 2018 on Sunday night at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City. The five-piece fit in rarities “Captain” and “Laura” among a career-spanning mix of 25 songs last night.

Ween led off with a quick romp through “Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)” in Kansas City. Guitarists Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo and Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman, keyboardist Glenn McClelland, bassist Dave Dreiwitz and drummer Claude Coleman Jr. then kept the fantasy theme going with “Captain Fantasy.” A run of staples “Take Me Away,” “Bananas & Blow” and “Buckingham Green” gave way to Ween’s first live version of “Captain” off quebec since November 26, 2016.


The concert rolled on with Deaner stepping to the mic to front “With My Own Bare Hands.” Next, “Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)” was followed by the Pure Guava rarity “I Play It Off Legit.” The quintet then delivered “Stay Forever” and “She’s Your Baby” before diving into a series of songs that included fan-favorites “Touch My Tooter,” “Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?” and “Piss Up A Rope.”

Last night’s main set came a close with “Someday.” Ween then returned for a five-song encore. “Awesome Sound” and “The Stallion Pt. 3” were up first. The quintet then dug into The Pod rarity “Laura” for the first time since February 19, 2017. Finally, Ween wrapped up the night with “I Can’t Put My Finger On It” and “Buenas Tardes Amigo.” Now, it’s off to Red Rocks for Ween, who will perform at the iconic venue on Tuesday and Wednesday.


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[Captain Fantasy]


[Buenas Tardes Amigo]

Setlist (via Brownbase)

Set: Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy), Captain Fantasy, Take Me Away, Bananas and Blow, Buckingham Green, Captain, With My Own Bare Hands, Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down), I Play It Off Legit, Stay Forever, She’s Your Baby, Ocean Man, Touch My Tooter, Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?, Pumpin’ 4 the Man, Your Party, Big Jilm, Piss Up a Rope, Waving My Dick in the Wind, Someday

Encore: Awesome Sound, The Stallion pt 3, Laura, I Can’t Put My Finger on It, Buenas Tardes Amigo