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Ween will return to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in March 2020 for the “March Mitzvah” run.
Ween wore costumes and delivered a mix of staples and rarities during their Halloween show at the Mission Ballroom in Denver.
Ween played their first headlining show of 2019 on Wednesday, when they kicked off a three-night stand at Mission Ballroom in Denver.
Ween heads back to Terminal 5 for a two-night run in February 2020.
Ween performed their 1994 album ‘Chocolate And Cheese’ in its entirety for the first time at Desert Daze which included the live debut of “Candi.”
Ween returns to the Northeast for a pair of December 2019 tour dates.
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- Big Jilm
- Transdermal Celebration
- I Gots a Weasel
- Captain Fantasy
- Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?
- The Stallion, Part 1
- Puerto Rican Power
- I'm Dancing in the Show Tonight
- The Mollusk
- Polka Dot Tail
- I'll Be Your Jonny on the Spot
- Mutilated Lips
- The Blarney Stone
- It's Gonna Be (Alright)
- The Golden Eel
- Cold Blows the Wind
- Pink Eye (On My Leg)
- Wavin' My Dick in the Wind
- Buckingham Green
- Ocean Man
- She Wanted to Leave
- Baby Hold On
- Happy Colored Marbles
- Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)
- Roses Are Free
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.
‘GarciaLive Volume 12’ features a Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders performance from January 23, 1973 at the Boarding House in San Francisco.
Amanda Shires confirmed an extensive tour to start 2020 that includes support from L.A. Edwards.
The first installment of ‘After Midnight,’ a five-episode episode original narrative podcast celebrating the 20th anniversary of Phish’s Big Cypress Millennium Eve festival in Florida’s Everglades has arrived.
Twiddle announced an extensive 2020 winter tour that ends with ALO joining for a pair of co-headlining dates.
The String Cheese Incident and additional artists are aboard for the 2020 Hog Farm Hangout festival in Laytonville, California.