When genre-deconstructing rock institution Ween crumbled in a haze of substance abuse and discord in 2012, the group left behind a not-too-shabby legacy, with nine albums that match warped pop hooks and stoner craziness with incredible musicianship. Over three decades, the New Hope, Pennsylvania, duo of Gene Ween (Aaron Freeman) and Dean Ween (Mickey Melchiondo) fed punk, hip-hop and country into the proverbial blender for a uniquely twisted take on what a rock band could be. Thankfully, time heals all wounds because Ween—Gene and Dean along with longtime members Claude Coleman Jr., Glenn McClelland and Dave Dreiwitz—is reuniting for a tour that visits Terminal 5 for what promises to be three epic concerts in NYC. For newbies, or longtime fans who’ve fried a few too many brain cells, here are eight things to know about the band.
Ween plays Terminal 5 Thursday, April 14, Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at 9pm.