Ween was formed in 1984 by members Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchionodo. The two are better known by their stage names, Gene and Dean Ween (respectively). Freeman and Melchionodo are from New Hope, Pennsylvania, and met in their junior high school typing class.
Over its 37 year history, the band has released nine studio albums. Originally, the lineup included only Freeman and Melchionodo, but with the release of their fourth studio album, Chocolate and Cheese, they expanded to include members Dave Driewitz on bass, Claude Coleman Jr. on drums, and Glenn Mclelland on keyboard. The band broke up once in 2011 when Aaron Freeman announced he intended to pursue solo music.
Ween got back together in 2015. Though they haven’t released any new music since their 2007 La Cucaracha album, they continue to play together live.
UPDATE (8/2): Ween has added some new dates to their 2021 tour, including shows in Oakland, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and the DC area.
Ween Summer 2021 Tour Dates
08/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Surly Brewing Co.
08/22 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival 2021
10/02 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
10/03 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
10/04 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
10/29 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
10/30 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
10/31 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
11/04 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
11/05 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
11/06 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12/10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
12/11 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
12/12 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
06/24 – Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheater