Fans of New Hope avant-pop favorites Ween have been holed up in bummertown for a few years now. Though the band has historically phased in and out of activity, co-frontman Gene Ween (nee Aaron Freeman) announced back in a 2012 Rolling Stone interview that the band was over, a blow their many devout fans still feel. Freeman toured behind a well-received solo album, and longtime collaborator Mickey Melchiondo toured as The Dean Ween Group (which was essentially 4/5 of the longtime Ween live band) but it wasn’t the same. Until today, that is, when it was announced that Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo Jr. will be resuming their partnership and perform once again as Ween.
The reunion show will take place this February on President’s Day Weekend at Colorado’s 1stBANK Center in Broomfield. The duo will be joined by their longtime backing band and aim to bring to light the music that longtime Ween fans likely feared they’d never again get a chance to hear.
It is unclear as of now whether these shows are a sign of things to come — i.e. new music and a possible full tour — but this news alone is likely to give their throngs of fans enough to get excited about. You can check out the guys play “My Own Bare Hands” from their final full-length La Cucaracha below and click here for information on how to get tickets to the Colorado shows. And keep your eye on the John and Peters calendar, since a warm-up gig there wouldn’t be totally out of character.
Now Hear This: Ween is reuniting
La Cucaracha, Ween