Get ready to hear all the music heads talk about this one: Ween is coming back to South Florida.
The experimental alternative band fronted by Dean and Gene Ween will be bringing its extensive and eclectic catalogue of songs, and likely its devoted cult following, to Miami Beach’s Fillmore on Saturday, October 13. The show will be the first of the four-date “Florida Georgia Line Tour,” which will also visit St. Augustine and Atlanta.
This gig will be the band’s first in South Florida in more than 10 years, and its first headlining show in the Sunshine State since Gene Ween’s cataclysmic meltdown onstage at a 2011 show in Vancouver induced a four-year breakup. Since reuniting in late 2015, the band has performed sporadically, including appearances at Okeechobee Music Festival in 2016 and at Suwanee Hulaween late last year.
Ween is known for its irreverent lyrics and the diverse range of its music. The band has dabbled in genres ranging from funk to punk rock to neo-psychedelia, and in 1996 released 12 Golden Country Greats, a pure country record recorded with respected session musicians in Nashville. The band will likely fit songs from each of those genres and more into the evening’s unique setlist.
Don’t miss out on the “if you know, you know” opportunity to see Ween play a rare and intimate show this fall in Miami, because we may not get this chance again.