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Ween fit in a few rarities including a bust out of “Ode To Rene” during their 2020 tour opener in New Haven.
Ween will hit the road for a six-date 2020 summer tour.
Ween will perform a concert at Surly Brewing in Minneapolis in May.
Summer Camp Music Festival’s initial 2020 lineup includes moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and dozens more.
As Ween readies for their to return to Philadelphia, check out this show from 2000 at the Electric Factory which is bookended by two classic rock covers.
Ween announced a handful of April 2020 tour dates.
Latest Ween Setlist
Ween at Terminal 5
- What Deaner Was Talkin' About
- Captain Fantasy
- Don't Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy)
- Wavin' My Dick in the Wind
- My Own Bare Hands
- Happy Colored Marbles
- A Tear for Eddie
- Light Me Up
- Big Jilm
- I'll Be Your Jonny on the Spot
- L.A. Woman
- Japanese Cowboy
- Boys Club
- Woman and Man
- She's Your Baby
- El Camino
- Ocean Man
- Licking the Palm for Guava
- Mushroom Festival in Hell
- Never Squeal
- Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?
- The HIV Song
- Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)
- Buckingham Green
- Your Party
- The Mollusk
- Polka Dot Tail
- Buenos Tardes Amigo
Ween is a rock duo formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when Mickey Melchiondo and Aaron Freeman met in a junior high school typing class. They christened themselves with the pseudonyms Dean Ween and Gene Ween respectively, drawing on such punk surname collectives as the Ramones. Thousands of home recordings later, Ween created its own self-contained universe and collected a large underground fanbase. Supposedly the two were visited by a God/Demon named Boognish who directed them to start a rock band.
Their earliest home recordings were anarchic and free-spirited, drawing on influences as far-reaching as the Beatles, Prince, Butthole Surfers, The Residents and the lo-fi punk movement. They self-released 4 cassettes in the late eighties; The Crucial Squeegie Lip, Axis: Bold As Boognish, The Live Brain Wedgie/WAD, and Prime 5. Around this time, Gene also released his own tape, Synthetic Socks, which featured Dean on a few songs. Ween, often compared in their early years to other offbeat artists such as Frank Zappa and They Might Be Giants, would always eschew such comparisons.
Various outside collaborations have also ensued over the years. Dean is a member of the heavy metal side project Moistboyz, and the noise rock group Z-Rock Hawaii is made up of members of Ween and Boredoms. Ween has composed pieces for The X-Files Soundtrack, Schoolhouse Rock Rocks!, Beautiful Girls Soundtrack, Road Trip Soundtrack, Chef Aid, SpongeBob SquarePants, and the Grounded for Life TV theme. They have also worked with Rob Vaughn and Queens of the Stone Age. They also guest starred as puppets on the Comedy Central show Crank Yankers where they gave audiences a preview of their song “Fancypants”.
Dean Ween has been a significant contributer to Queens of the Stone Age and his friend, Joshua Homme’s (of QOTSA) side project Desert Sessions. On QOTSA’s most critically acclaimed album “Songs for the Deaf”, Dean Ween played guitar on Mosquito Song, Do It Again, and Six Shooter.
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard added dates to her 2020 tour in support of her debut solo album, ‘Jaime.’
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will bring the Trey Anastasio Band on the road for a nine-show tour in late-May and early-June that includes a date with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit.
The String Cheese Incident added a pair of multi-night runs to their 2020 summer tour.
Neil Young said “anything is possible” when it comes to a CSNY reunion and noted he doesn’t plan to tour in 2020.
The Wood Brothers added seven shows to their 2020 spring tour in support of ‘Kingdom In My Mind.’