Ween Cancels Fall Tour

Ween has axed its fall U.S. tour due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members, who was not named.

Ween has axed its fall U.S. tour due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members, who was not named. "There is a problem within the band that requires an immediate intervention, for the health, welfare and safety of one of its members," Ween manager Greg Frey wrote fans earlier this week. "For this member, years of touring have taken their toll."

"This is very sad, of course, but if something is NOT done now, the consequences could be even more dire than the cancellation of these dates," he continued. The tour was scheduled to begin Oct. 31 in Boulder, Colo., and run through a Nov. 10 show in Bloomington, Ind. Refund information will be made available in the coming days.

"We are extremely sorry to those of you who purchased tickets and made travel plans, but we will be back and much better for it next year," group member Mickey "Dean Ween" Melchiondo wrote on Ween's official Web site. "We fully intend on making up the dates in the same cities and same clubs at a later time when our chi is better aligned or something. Again we are very sorry about this, but it's necessary right now."

It is unknown if the cancellation will affect work on Ween's next studio album. "We've basically written and recorded a few songs and are moving forward on the record at our typically slow pace," Melchiondo wrote last month.