During their performance at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio implored his “friends” Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo, aka Gene and Dean Ween, to “get back together and start playing again.”
The shout-out came after Phish covered Ween’s song “Roses Are Free”, a tune that has been in Phish’s repertoire since 1997, though it was the first time played it on the band’s current tour. Here’s what Anastasio had to say:
“I have to just take a quick second and send a special message out to my friends Aaron and Mickey. They’re going to hear somehow through this. Guys, time to get back together and start playing again. That’s from me, here at Blossom. Aaron and Mickey, I hope you hear that!” Anastasio added, “Ween, one of my all-time favorite bands, they’ll have to get back together at some point.”
Aaron Freeman has been performing as Freeman, and recently performed with Umphrey’s McGee at Summer Camp Music Festival. Meanwhile, Melchiondo has been playing “Ween Minus” shows, and are currently on tour.
We hope they all get back together soon!
If you’re heading out on tour, don’t miss the Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Stratosphere All-Stars after party on August 11th, immediately after Phish’s performance at the Mann in Philadelphia, PA. It’s going to be a night of great music, so don’t miss out! Click here for details.
Tonight’s show is still ongoing, and a full recap is forthcoming.