Ween Debuts Outkast Cover At The Tabernacle In Atlanta


The first portion of Ween‘s Fall Tour 2018 came to a close with a pair of shows at The Tabernacle in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday night. Ween honored Atlanta’s own Outkast by debuting a cover of “Hey Ya” within Saturday’s show.

Guitarist Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo handled vocals and went acoustic on the cover of the song from Outkast’s 2003 album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Gene Ween sang backup with a huge smile spread across his face. Ween’s version of “Hey Ya” came towards the middle of a 27-song performance on Saturday that also included the 2018 debuts of “The Blarney Stone” and “Even If You Don’t” as well as an unusual arrangement of “Stroker Ace” featuring Mickey on lead vocals. “That’s the only time I’m ever gonna do that,” Deaner told the crowd at the end of the cover. Watch video of “Hey Ya” captured by Monica Hampton:

Setlist (via Brownbase)

Set: I’m Dancing in the Show Tonight, The Grobe, Waving My Dick in the Wind, Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?, Voodoo Lady, Pork Roll Egg and Cheese, Now I’m Freaking Out, Happy Colored Marbles, Reggaejunkiejew, I Gots a Weasel, The Stallion pt 2, The Stallion pt 5, The HIV Song, Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down), The Rift, Hey Ya, Stroker Ace, Roses Are Free, Mutilated Lips, I Don’t Want It, Ice Castles> The Final Alarm, Your Party, The Golden Eel, The Blarney Stone

Encore: Fiesta, Even If You Don’t

  • – Gene on megaphone for Reggaejunkiejew
  • – Dean on lead vocals, acoustic for Hey Ya, Gene on backing vocals
  • – slow “funky” Stroker Ace with Dean on lead vocals, without Gene