Gene Ween does Bill Joel

At City Winery tonight (3/20) it's "An Evening with Aaron Freeman" which is sold out but the onetime Ween frontman will be back soon, and in a particularly New York state of mind. Freeman will be playing special shows as "Gene Ween does Billy Joel" at Brooklyn Bowl on May 28 & 31:

Gene Ween explores his deep and abiding man-love for the music of Billy Joel. Backed by a 7 piece band of fellow Joelophiles, Gene tears through the hits, and only the hits, from the man from Oyster Bay.

Gene Ween: Lead Vocals
Sean Brierty: Guitar
Will Bryant: Keyboards
Zach Djanikian: Keyboards, Sax, Backing Vocals
Peter Dougan: Guitar, Harmonica, Bkg Vocals
Paul Green: Bass Guitar
Dan Hickey: Drums

The 5/28 Brooklyn Bowl show is sold out already, though there will be limited tickets available at the door. Tickets for the 5/31 show go on sale today at 10 AM.

If you want to see the real thing, Billy Joel's neverending Madison Square Garden residency continues. Aaron Freeman will be doing a few other "Gene Ween does Bill Joel" on the East Coast (Woodstock, Philly), as well as other shows, and all dates are listed below.

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Freeman - 2014 Tour Dates
Mar 20 City Winery New York, NY
Mar 21 Capitol Theatre York, PA
Apr 10 Gene Ween Does Billy Joel Woodstock, NY
May 22 Summer Camp Music Festival (May 22 - 24) Chillicothe, IL
May 28 Gene Ween Does Billy Joel Brooklyn, NY
May 29 Gene Ween Does Billy Joel Philadelphia, PA
May 31 Gene Ween Does Billy Joel Brooklyn, NY
Jun 06 Free Press Summer Festival (June 6-7) Houston, TX