In mid-February, Ween announced that they’d perform at the iconic Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018. Recently, cult hero alt-rock oddballs expanded their trip to Colorado, adding a second night to their Red Rocks run on Wednesday, June 6th.The band last performed at Red Rocks on July 12th of last year and has played there 6 times dating back to 1995, when they served as one of the supporting bands for Big Head Todd and The Monsters for their two-night headlining run. So far, these announcements mark the band’s first scheduled date of 2018. However, Freeman’s touring schedule is completely clear according to his website, and Melchiondo is only booked during the end of March and beginning of April with The Dean Ween Group, so we wouldn’t be surprised if there are even more new Ween dates in the works.Tickets for Ween’s show on June 5th are already on sale and can be purchased here. Tickets for the newly added Ween show on June 6th go on sale on Friday, March 2nd, at 10 a.m. (MST), with a pre-sale beginning on Thursday, March 1st, at 10 a.m. with a password of “brown” here.
On Saturday night, Dave Matthews Band made the penultimate stop on their summer tour at Mountain View, CA’s Shoreline Amphitheatre. The band delivered a well-crafted set comprised of a number of fan-favorites originals, covers (like The Zombies‘ “Time of the Season” and Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer”), and cuts from their new album, Come Tomorrow, that have been staples of their setlists this summer. The show also included just the second rendition of “Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back)” of the summer following its 2018 debut at The Gorge last Friday night.Following Monday night’s tour closer at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA, Matthews and guitarist Tim Reynolds will prepare for a pair of Dave & Tim engagements later in the month, including a slot at Farm Aid 2018 in Hartford, CT on Saturday, September 22nd alongside Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid, as well as a set at Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, TN on Sunday, September 23rd. For more information on Dave Matthews’ upcoming dates, head here.Below, you can check out the setlist from the show and view a gallery of photos from Dave Matthews Band’s stop at Shoreline Amphitheatre courtesy of photographer Matthew Rea.Setlist: Dave Matthews Band | Shoreline Amphitheatre | Mountain View, CA | 8/8/18Set: Do You Remember, Don’t Drink The Water, Satellite, That Girl Is You, Seek Up, Again and Again, Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back), Everyday, Time of the Season*, Dancing Nancies, Warehouse, Come Tomorrow. Grey Street, Here on Out, Sledgehammer^, Digging a Ditch, You Might Die Trying, Ants MarchingEncore: Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin), Shake Me Like A Monkey*The Zombies cover^Peter Gabriel coverDave Matthews Band | Shoreline Amphitheatre | Mountain View, CA | 9/8/18 | Photos: Matthew Rea Load remaining images
Today, Weezer has officially released their latest album, The Black Album, via Crush/Atlantic. The album was produced byTV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, and is the follow-up to 2017’s Grammy-nominated Pacific Daydream.Weezer – “Living in L.A.”[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]Listen to Weezer’s new The Black Album in its entirety below:Weezer – The Black AlbumAfter touring with alternative rock outfit the Pixies over the summer, Weezer recently announced that the two bands are joining forces again this spring after having so much fun together during this past tour. The new spring tour starts out with two southern shows, March 8th and 10th, before moving through Montreal; Albany, NY; Mashantucket, CT; and Baltimore, MD from March 13th–17th. Heading west, the bands will make stops in Columbus, OH; Grand Rapids, MI; Memphis, TN; St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, MO; Tulsa, OK; Des Moines, IA; St. Paul, MN; and Madison, WI from March 19th–31st. The tour ends with a run through the Pacific Coast, with stops in Nampa, ID; Portland, OR; Vancouver, BC; Sacramento, CA; Oakland, CA; and Las Vegas, NV from April 5th–12th.For more information on ticketing and upcoming tour dates, head to Weezer’s website here.Upcoming Weezer/Pixies Tour Dates:March 8th – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! CenterMarch 10th – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life ArenaMarch 13th – Montreal, QC @ Bell CentreMarch 14th – Albany, NY @ Times Union CenterMarch 16th – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand TheaterMarch 17th – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms ArenaMarch 19th – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein CenterMarch 20th – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel ArenaMarch 22nd – Memphis, TN @ FedEx ForumMarch 24th – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise CenterMarch 26th – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint CenterMarch 27th – Tulsa, OK @ BOK CenterMarch 28th – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo ArenaMarch 30th – Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterMarch 31st – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center – Veterans Memorial ColiseumApril 5th – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center ArenaApril 6th – Portland, OR @ Moda CenterApril 7th – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers ArenaApril 9th – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 CenterApril 10th – Oakland, CA @ Oracle ArenaApril 12th – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events CenterView All Tour Dates
UW\’s Jason Bohannon was able to keep OSU\’s Jon Diebler under raps in their only meeting of the season.[/media-credit]Although the NCAA Tournament doesn’t start for another week, the real March Madness begins this weekend as the Badgers take on the Ohio State Buckeyes Friday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.The Badgers enter the tournament as the defending champions. Last year, they were able to defeat Michigan, Michigan State and Illinois en route to the 2008 title. This year, however, their success seems to have been forgotten due to their 19-11 record, which includes a six-game losing streak.“It seems to me like everybody forgot about that,” Wisconsin forward Marcus Landry said. “The way we have been playing, I truly believe a lot people forgot about that, that Wisconsin won the Big Ten championship. But, we have to go in there with that mentality and say, ‘Hey, we’ve got it done before, we are going to get it done again.’ And even though we didn’t win the conference this year, there is still a chance to win the [tournament] championship.”This year, Wisconsin enters the tournament as the fourth seed and received a first-round bye. Their first game against the Buckeyes in the tournament’s second round will be just the second game the Badgers play against Ohio State this year.In the teams’ first meeting, the Badgers were able to defeat the Buckeyes 55-50 at the Kohl Center. It ended up being a physical match between Landry and the Ohio State’s big men Dallas Lauderdale and B.J. Mullens.“They always have a guy in the middle and they have a tough team,” Landry said. “So, no blood, no foul.”Also against the Buckeyes, despite giving up 23 points to Evan Turner, the Badgers were able to keep Jon Diebler, who is third in the conference in three-point field goal percentage and second in three-point baskets made, to just two points thanks to UW guard Jason Bohannon.“I was just trying to get in his face and not let him get a clean shot off,” Bohannon said. “You know, he got a couple shots, but I’m just trying to make him not feel comfortable out there. You know, that’s the big thing. Anytime they are a shooter and you can make them uncomfortable, it’s going to be a tough night for them.”For both the Badgers and the Buckeyes, their play in their opening-round game and in the tournament could be a deciding factor not only in their seeding for the NCAA tournament but also if they make the Big Dance at all. But, Wisconsin assistant coach Gary Close said this is the time of year all the teams want to be making a push to make the tournament.“I thought they played well when they played here and I would expect the exact same thing,” Close said of the Buckeyes. “They’re playing very good basketball right now and they are talented. I think every team wants to be playing well. This is the time of year you want to be playing well so you can go as far as you can go.”With both the Badgers and the Buckeyes making the push to make the tournament, so are at least six other teams in the conference. While teams like No.1 seed Michigan State and No. 2 seed Illinois may have a lock on spots once the tournament starts in two weeks, teams like Michigan, Penn State and even Northwestern are going to try to make their case to the selection committee to be in the field of 65 come next weekend.“Obviously, the tournament is wide open,” Close said. “The depth of the league has been talked about. Since I’ve been here, there are more teams that are capable of winning this tournament then there have ever been. It should make for a heck of a weekend.”Even though there is the temptation to look to the national tournament, or even the next round of the Big Ten tournament, where Wisconsin may have the chance to redeem itself against Michigan State, the coaching staff and upperclassmen realize how important it is to remain focused on the first game.“The only 40 minutes we have guaranteed are these 40,” Close said. “If we lose, we are done. Then, that tournament is done, so we have to wait around to see who we play next. So, let’s just focus on Ohio State and try to play the best game we have all year, then try to advance.”