Ween, having disbanded in 2012, will reunite for a pair of shows over President’s Day weekend. The shows will take place on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13, at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
The band’s style was eclectic, and while they could generally be referred to as rock music, one of their defining tendencies has been experimentation with various styles incorporating a strong element of humor and absurdity. Despite being generally unknown in pop music, Ween developed a large, devoted cult following.
Ween last performed together for a New Year’s run in 2011. On May 29, 2012, Aaron Freeman, aka Gene Ween, told Rolling Stone in an interview that he was “retiring Gene Ween.” His partner, Mickey Melchiondo, aka Dean Ween, was unaware. On July 20, 2012, he posted to Facebook saying that Ween will always exist. Eventually, Freeman confirmed that his retirement from Ween was to work on his sobriety. Both continued performing in solo acts and side projects during the breakup.
A press release announcing the reunion shows states that the band will “dig deep into the Ween catalog in Colorado” and try stuff they’ve never played live before. The shows will be entirely general admission. Single-day tickets are priced at $45 for floor and $38.75 for bowl seats. Two-day passes are also available. They are priced at $85 for floor and $75 for bowl seats.
An online ticket lottery is underway and will end at 3 p.m. MST Wednesday, Nov. 18. VIP and travel packages are currently available. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. MST Friday, Nov. 20.
Update (Dec. 3): Ween has been added to the lineup for the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival The festival will take place March 4 to 6 in Okeechobee, Florida. The festival also features Mumford & Sons, Hall & Oates, Grace Potter, Robert Plant and The Avett Brothers. Tickets are available now.