Aaron Freeman Cancels North Carolina Show – Is The Entire Tour Next?
I am pretty sure I can safely say that every Concert Confessions regular took the Ween break up rather hard. We have posted reviews of the band in both major markets like Los Angeles and New York as well as small towns like Bend and Missoula. While it is not our place to judge, the entire Gene Ween becoming Aaron Freeman and breaking up the band via Rolling Stone while allegedly not telling Dean Ween left a bad taste in our mouth. Perhaps we are not the only ones.
Earlier today the North Carolina music venue The Grey Eagles posted that the Gene Ween show which was scheduled for July 15th has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales and perhaps the entire tour was in jeopardy?!?!?!?! The following statement was posted on the venues site:
As we were typing this story, what appears to be former Ween drummer Claude Coleman tweeted about the cancellation.
unreal! Just 3 wks after blindsiding us all, his tour dead, his wallet bare G wants 2 tour “for the fans” us 2 help him “as a friend” huh?
— Claude Coleman Jr. (@claudecolemanjr) July 8, 2012
So is the
Gene Ween Aaron Freeman tour dead in the water before it even launches? Is the Ween reunion we all want already here? We will keep you posted as the story develops.
Update: According to our friends at Hidden Track it has been a busy morning in the world of Ween. In addition to multiple shows in Georgia being cancelled, Claude has deleted the above tweets. Freeman went to the official Ween forum and posted the following statement (which has also been deleted).
“Gonna reluctantly chime in here regarding Claude’s tweet? You can now hear it from me, no Ween shows, never were. That door is closed for good. -AF”
Update 2: It appears based off his Facebook post that Freeman has cancelled Atlanta, Athens, Asheville and Nashville while the Boston and Cape Cod gigs are still scheduled as planned.
My sincere apologies for having to cancel these recent shows. It sucked having to make the call but there was no other choice. I thank you all who did buy tickets and hope to see you in Boston, Cape Cod. Much love,