Quirky rock duo Ween has lined up a three-week European tour, kicking off Nov. 27 in Stockholm and wrapping Dec. 16 in Dublin.
The group’s North American trek in support of its latest Sanctuary album, “Quebec,” hits Northampton, Mass. Oct. 28 and will run through a Nov. 7-9 stand at Chicago’s Vic Theater. While in the Windy City, Ween will also make an in-store appearance Nov. 8 at Tower Records on Clark Street.
“There is a very good chance that all three nights in Chicago will be professionally filmed and recorded for a DVD to be released on Sanctuary,” guitarist Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo writes on the band’s official Web site (http://www.ween.com). “The Chicago shows are selling unlike any other concerts we’ve ever done, so please follow the crowd and be a part of the first ever official live Ween concert movie.”
With “Quebec” having debuted at a career-best No. 81 on The Billboard 200 in August, Ween is also getting a lift thanks to the usage of an older song, “Ocean Man,” in a commercial for the Honda Civic.
“Funnily enough, we never even heard about any of this until the spot aired,” Melchiondo says. “Apparently they contacted some people higher up in our organization early this year to get a quote on usage of the tune and then never heard back from them again. Make no mistake though, we have no problem with getting paid by Honda.”