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Ween Announce 2023 Tour

Ween Announce 2023 Tour

Ween's first extensive run since 2016 begins at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre.


Highlights of the 14-show run includes visits to Oakland, CA’s Fox Theater (July 29), Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (August 3), Chicago, IL’s Salt Shed Outdoors (September 9), and New York City’s The Rooftop at Pier 17 (September 14). Tickets Today Artist Presales begin Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00 am (local) exclusively via https://ween.shop.ticketstoday.com/. Venue, radio, and local presales – including a special Brooklyn Vegan presale for New York City’s Pier 17 (Password: BOOGNISH) – begin Thursday, March 23 at 10:00 am (local). All presales conclude Thursday, March 23 at 10:00 pm (local). All remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, March 24 at 12:00 pm (ET)/9:00 am (PT). For complete details and ticket availability, please see ween.com/tour.

The upcoming headline tour follows an already announced series of 2023 live dates set to hit Dallas, TX’s South Side Ballroom (April 25), Houston, TX’s White Oak Music Hall (April 26), and New Orleans, LA’s Orpheum Theater (April 28-29). In addition, Ween will make a festival performance at Scranton, PA’s Peach Music Festival, slated for June 29-July 2.

In addition to the band’s busy live schedule, Ween have also launched an official new webstore, showcasing a wide range of select merch including a webstore exclusive variant on gold foil of Todd Slater’s Las Vegas poster from this past weekend’s shows, and much more, all available exclusively at ween.themerchcollective.com.

Ween consists of Gene and Dean Ween alongside longtime band members Claude Coleman, Jr. (drums), Dave Dreiwitz (bass) and Glenn McClelland (keyboards).

WEEN - US TOUR 2023

APRIL

25 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
28 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
29 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater

JUNE

29-7/2 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival *

JULY

28 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
29 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
30 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

AUGUST

1 – Sandy, UT – Sandy Amphitheater
3 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
4 – Kansas City, MO – Grinders KC
5 – St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Music Park

SEPTEMBER

8 – Minneapolis, MN – Surly Field
9 – Chicago, IL – Salt Shed Outdoors
10 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
12 – Newport, KY – MegaCorp Pavilion
14 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
15 – Providence, RI – The Strand Ballroom
16 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

* Festival Appearance

More info: WEEN.COM.

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