‘Surfing to Shockwave’ tour with Satriani & Keneally!

Photo by Troy Conrad

Halloo to all ships at sea!

I hope you’re doing incredibly well, Skeezitz. (I decided to call you “Skeezitz” just then, which I hope is cool.) I just wanted to poke my head in your direction to let you know that the next Joe Satriani US tour, featuring Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann and myself, kicks off in Seattle on Feb. 24 and continues on for two months hence. Perhaps you might attend one of these performances. Perhaps you will have the time of your life there! Shouldn’t you at least come to the show and see if this is, in fact, the case?

All the details you need regarding these “Surfing to Shockwave” shows, presenting material from the entirety of Joe’s stellar career, can be found below, with more info here on the World Wide Web. It’ll be a blast and three-quarters to tour the States again with the lads, and I’m looking forward to a lot of exciting and extremely fun shows. This is an “Evening With” presentation – we’re doing two sets with intermission and no opening act, which we’ve never done before – so I’m jazzed to find out where this is heading.

Also – dig it: details are still being finalized regarding Scambot 2 (as well as a second album of music from the sessions). I love it (them). Thanks for your patience and keep hanging tight.

The photo at the top is from backstage at the recent Delray at the El Rey show (a night of comedy and music celebrating Dean Delray‘s 50th birthday at the El Rey theatre in LA) – I played AC/DC and Motorhead songs at the end of the night with Rudy Sarzo, Dave Lombardo and Chris Goss from Masters of Reality – and Dean absolutely killing it on lead vocals (earlier in the evening he did one of the best stand-up comedy sets I’ve ever seen) – what a great night!

All right all of you, bops on the nose and love to each of you and as always, thanks for paying attention. Y’all are awesome.

Blue, blue, electric blue,
Mike


“Surfing to Shockwave” Tour with Joe Satriani, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann

2/25 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
2/26 Salem, OR @ Historic Elsinore Theatre
2/27 Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Theatre
2/28 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
3/01 San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
3/02 Tucson, AZ @ Fox Tucson Theatre
3/03 Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center
3/04 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino
3/05 Scottsdale, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Ballroom
3/07 Denver, CO @ Historic Paramount Theatre
3/08 El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
3/09 Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
3/10 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
3/11 San Antonio, TX @ Laurie Auditorium
3/12 New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
3/14 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
3/15 Pensacola, FL @ Saenger Theatre
3/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
3/17 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
3/18 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
3/19 Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
3/21 Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
3/22 Charlotte, NC @ Knight Theater
3/23 Atlanta GA @ Symphony Hall
3/24 Richmond, VA @ The National
3/25 Virginia Beach, VA @ Sandler Center
3/26 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
3/29 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
3/30 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
3/31 Providence, RI @ The Vets
4/01 Brookeville LI @ Tilles Center
4/02 Washington DC @ Lincoln Theatre
4/04 Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
4/06 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
4/08 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
4/09 Buffalo, NY @ UAB Center for the Arts
4/10 Cleveland, OH @ Hard Rock
4/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall
4/13 Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit
4/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
4/15 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
4/16 St. Paul, MN @ The Fitzgerald Theatre
4/21 Calgary AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
4/22 Enoch, AB @ River Creek Casino
4/24 Vancouver, BC @ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

Complete Remaining Satriani Tour Dates with Mike!

Joe Satriani’s “Surfing to Shockwave” tour soldiers on with Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann:

Europe:
Oct 27 Admiralspalast Berlin, DE
Oct 28 Theaterhaus Stuttgart, DE
Oct 29 Salle Metropole Lausanne, CH
Oct 30 Ruhrcongress Bochum, DE
Nov 1 Manchester 02 Apollo Manchester, GB
Nov 2 Birmingham Symphony Hall Birmingham, GB
Nov 3 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, GB
Nov 4 Sheffield City Hall Sheffield, GB
Nov 5 Cardiff St. David’s Hall Cardiff, GB
Nov 7 Southend Cliffs Pavilion Southend-on-Sea, GB
Nov 8 Bristol Colston Hall Bristol, GB
Nov 9 Portsmouth Guild Hall Hampshire, GB
Nov 10 Eventim Hammersmith Apollo London, GB

North America:
February 25 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
February 26 Historic Elsinore Theatre Salem, OR
February 27 Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV
February 28 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
March 1 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA
March 2 Fox Tucson Theatre Tuscon, AZ *
March 3 Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside, CA
March 4 Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino Las Vegas, NV
March 5 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom Scottsdale, AZ
March 7 Historic Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
March 8 Abraham Chavez Theatre El Paso, TX
March 9 The Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX
March 10 House of Blues Houston, TX
March 11 Laurie Auditorium San Antonio, TX
March 12 Orpheum Theater New Orleans, LA
March 14 Iron City Birmingham, AL
March 15 Saenger Theatre Pensacola, FL
March 16 Parker Playhouse Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 17 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
March 18 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
March 19 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL
March 21 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
March 22 Knight Theater Charlotte, NC
March 23 Symphony Hall Atlanta, GA **
March 24 The National Richmond, VA
March 25 Sandler Center Virginia Beach, VA
March 26 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
March 29 College Street Music Hall New Haven, CT
March 30 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
March 31 The Vets Providence, RI
April 1 Tilles Center Brookville, LI
April 2 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
April 4 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ **
April 6 Venue to be announced Philadelphia, PA
April 8 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Ontario
April 9 UAB Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY
April 10 Hard Rock Cleveland **
April 12 Carnegie Music Hall Pittsburgh, PA
April 13 Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI **
April 14 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI **
April 15 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL **
April 16 The Fitzgerald Theatre St. Paul, MN
April 21 Grey Eagle Event Centre Calgary
April 22 River Creek Casino Enoch, AB ***
April 24 Venue to be announced Vancouver, BC
* on sale 11/18 | **on sale date 11/13 | ***on sale date 11/2

New interview with me at Make Weird Music

I am surely appreciative to Anthony Garone who did a pretty comprehensive 90-minute interview with me a couple of weeks ago, just before I left on this here Satriani tour. Anthony is a voracious enjoyer, appreciator and maker of weird music and we had a lot to talk about regarding the making of unusual sounds. Thanks also to the legendary Carl King for camerawork, technical knowhow and several cogent questions at crucial moments. I hope you enjoy watching/listening/reading as much as I enjoyed yappin’.

http://makeweirdmusic.com/interview/mike-keneally/

(Anthony did a nice graphic of my head which I tried to paste in here but am unable to “for security reasons.” He must be very protective of his art. Good for him!)

Scambot 2 & Concert Updates!

 

I have been radio silent for a while, I know – but we’ve been real busy.

Yesterday was the last day of studio work on Scambot 2, and the additional album of material from the Scambot 2 sessions.

This album (these albums!) has (have!) been a long time coming, and we are most grateful indeed for your patience.

We’ll have a lot more to tell you, including release date and pre-order info, very soon.

In the meantime, some upcoming gigs…

This Friday, Aug. 21, I’ll be a special guest with San Diego’s wonderful Back To The Garden playing some Eric Clapton tunes at a free concert in El Cajon. Really a nice way to wind up your work week. I’m looking forward to having a good time at this show!

Back To The Garden Celebrates the Music of Eric Clapton

Special Guest: Mike Keneally

Friday, Aug 21st

6:00-8:00 pm

Downtown El Cajon’s Dinner and A Concert

at Prescott Promenade

230 East Douglas St

El Cajon, CA 92021

Admission: free!

The new Joe Satriani album Shockwave Supernova came out recently and is being really well received, I’m happy to say. It’s the first of Joe’s albums to feature his current band of Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann and myself. We start touring behind the album in September in Europe – for ticket links, please visit Satriani.com, and in the meantime check out the dates here:

Sep 17 Zénith Nantes Métropole Nantes, FR

Sep 18 Espace du Crouzy Boisseuil, FR

Sep 19 Théâtre Fémina Bordeaux, FR

Sep 20 Casino Barriere Toulouse, FR

Sep 21 Silo – Marseille Marseille, FR

Sep 22 Amphithéâtre de la Cité Internationale Lyon, FR

Sep 24 Grand Rex Paris, FR

Sep 25 Théâtre Sébastopol Lille, FR

Sep 26 Limburg Hall Heerlen, NL

Sep 27 De Roma Antwerp, BE

Sep 28 De Oosterport Groningen, NL

Sep 30 Kursaal Auditorium San Sebastian, ES

Oct 1 Circo Price Madrid, ES

Oct 2 Sala Barts Barcelona, ES

Oct 3 Salle Garnier Monte-Carlo, MC

Oct 5 Teatro della Luna Milan, IT

Oct 6 Teatro Obihall Florence, IT

Oct 7 Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome, IT

Oct 8 Palariviera San Benedetto del Tronto, IT

Oct 9 Patria Hall Budapest, HU

Oct 11 National Palace of Culture Sofia, BG

Oct 12 Sala Polivalenta Bucharest, RO

Oct 13 Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca, RO

Oct 14 Aegon Arena Bratislava, SK

Oct 15 Tisport Arena Prague, CZ

Oct 16 Werk Arena Trinec, CZ

Oct 18 Torwar Warsaw, PL

Oct 19 Rock Café Tallinn, EE

Oct 20 Circus Helsinki, FI

Oct 22 Debaser Medis Stockholm, SE

Oct 23 Skraaen Aalborg, DK

Oct 25 Cirkus Krone Munich, DE

Oct 26 Laeishalle Hamburg, DE

Oct 27 Admiralspalast Berlin, DE

Oct 28 Theaterhaus Stuttgart, DE

Oct 29 Salle Metropole Lausanne, CH

Oct 30 Ruhrcongress Bochum, DE

Nov 1 Manchester 02 Apollo Manchester, GB

Nov 2 Birmingham Symphony Hall Birmingham, GB

Nov 3 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, GB

Nov 4 Sheffield City Hall Sheffield, GB

Nov 5 Cardiff St. David’s Hall Cardiff, GB

Nov 7 Southend Cliffs Pavilion Southend-on-Sea, GB

Nov 8 Bristol Colston Hall Bristol, GB

Nov 9 Portsmouth Guild Hall Hampshire, GB

Nov 10 Eventim Hammersmith Apollo London, GB

This is the first leg of the tour – we’ll be visiting many more places in 2016. I’m delighted and grateful to be heading out on another tour cycle with my friends Joe, Bryan and Marco and look forward to seeing a lot of you at Satriani shows over the next year or so!

As always I’m grateful to you for staying in touch with what I’m doing musically and I hope you’ll be as happy with Scambot 2 as I am. I’ll type more at you soon.

Thank you!

Mike

MK & BFD SHOWS START SATURDAY!

Yo, you!

Getting ready to do Beer For Dolphins gigs – we’ve got San Pedro this Saturday, San Diego (El Cajon actually) on Sunday and San Francisco on Wednesday. Figured out the setlist yesterday. It’s going to be a hootenanny and three-quarters – please come to one of these shows if you can!

And hey! We’ve got a couple of free tickets for the San Francisco gig, which we are exclusively making available here on The Keneallist. Here’s how to get them – rewrite the lyrics to the beginning of one of my songs, and send them to rewritemike@keneally.com. Whichever lyrics make me smile the widest and/or laugh the loudest gets the comps – just have them sent in by Tuesday please. Good luck!

And, hey again! We somehow published the wrong date for the upcoming Baked Potato Beer For Dolphins show in the last Keneallist – it’s actually FRIDAY JUNE 19 (not Saturday the 20th). Sorry for the confusion!

Also, the night before that (Thursday June 18th) I’ll be playing in Jamie Kime‘s band at the Baked Potato. We’ll be playing songs from his seriously wonderful debut album Alleys (seriously co-produced by me) and some other things as well. Tickets here!

And on June 12th I’ll be at the Wiltern in LA in Joe Satriani‘s band as part of BENEFIT FOR CLIFF III, along with Steve Vai and Animals As Leaders, with a special guest appearance from Brendon Small. I just checked the seating chart here and there are still some seats available but this night looks likely to sell out, so move on it quickly if you want to witness this special event.

I know there’s a lot of people wanting to see Beer For Dolphins in places other than California, but between my schedule finishing up Scambot 2, Bryan Beller‘s Aristocrats touring and Joe Travers‘ continuing work with the Zappa tape vault, this is all we’ve got time for right now. We will do our best to make more shows happen in more locations in 2016.

OK! Back to practicing. Thank you!

Mike

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Alva’s Showroom
1417 W 8th Street
San Pedro, CA 90732
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25
All ages welcome
Info: 800-403-3447

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Semi-Private Backyard Party
El Cajon (near San Diego), CA 92109
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
For more info, email bfdbash@laffland.com

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Biscuits & Blues
401 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24 1st show & $20 2nd show
All ages welcome
Info: 415-292-2583

Friday, June 19, 2015
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
9:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25
21 and over
Info: 818-980-1615

MIKE & BFD ARE ROAD-READY! SAN DIEGO PARTY ADDED!

Wow, can you believe it’s 2015 already?

Hi, space travel fans! I’m on the home stretch of making the Scambot 2 album. I’m not making any predictions, but I predict it’s going to be a good album. We’ll announce pre-order details when we know the release date, and I hope to know that very soon. I’m making a lot of progress daily on it and I have a date in my head by when I intend for us to be done with the tracking and mixing.

I’m taking a few moments away from the studio next month, though, to get some Beer For Dolphins gigs in with Bryan Beller and Joe Travers. I wish there were time for us to do anything other than a few California dates, but Scambot 2 is a heavy priority right now.

We’ll be doing a handful of very fun things – gigs at Alva’s in San Pedro, Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco, and the Baked Potato in Los Angeles – plus an exclusive gig in the backyard of a friend of ours’ place in El Cajon near San Diego (if you’re interested in attending this semi-private gala please write to our host at bfdbash@laffland.com. It promises to be insanely fun, in the way that only things that happen in backyards can be.)

There won’t be much time for many more MK/BFD gigs this year it seems, so if you want to see one of our shows and you can be in California in early June, please try to come around and see us.

NEW RELEASES

So many new albums coming – besides my own, I’m also on the new Joe Satriani album Shockwave Supernova which comes out in July.

That album also features Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann, members of The Aristocrats (they’re also both on Scambot 2). The new Aristocrats album Tres Caballeros comes out in June. And Marco’s new album Celebration is out in a couple of weeks too.

It’s a lot of new albums, but we’re all trying to get in under the wire before the worldwide ban on album-making takes hold in early 2016. (Well okay, it’s not strictly worldwide, but it will be illegal for anyone other than Taylor Swift and Yo-Yo Ma to make albums.)

Oh and jeez another new album you need to know about is Godsticks‘ new one Emergence. It comes out in August. Godsticks are a brilliant band that we were fortunate to play and travel with on the last Keneally Band European tour, and they are wonderful lads, in addition to making beautiful and complex hard rock music that you would enjoy greatly – please check it out.

MORE EVENTS

On June 12 I’ll be playing in Satriani’s band as part of Benefit For Cliff III, in support of our friend Cliff Cultreri who definitely can you use our help in his medical struggles – Steve Vai and Animals As Leaders will also perform.

And in late June please come on out to The G4 Experience, where I’ll be immersed in all things guitar for four days in gorgeous Cambria, CA, alongside Joe Satriani, The Aristocrats and Animals As Leaders – a fearsome lineup of players and instructors if ever there were a fearsome lineup of players and instructors!

And! If you are in Europe! Between September and November! I’ll be over there with the Satriani band for the first leg of the Shockwave Supernova tour (more to come in 2016).

Thank you everyone – hope you’re doing well – and hope to see you soon.

Love,

Mike

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Alva’s Showroom
1417 W 8th Street
San Pedro, CA 90732
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25
All ages welcome
Info: 800-403-3447

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Semi-Private Backyard Party
El Cajon (near San Diego), CA 92109
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
For more info, email bfdbash@laffland.com

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Biscuits & Blues
401 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24 1st show & $20 2nd show
All ages welcome
Info: 415-292-2583

Friday, June 19, 2015
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
9:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25
21 and over
Info: 818-980-1615

More MK/BFD shows in June! 21% off all Keneally products NOW!

I’m camped out on my couch letting my back recover from a move. We moved to where there’s a few more trees around. No regrets!

Main thing I wanted to say here: Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins (the Keneally/Beller/Travers version thereof) are going to be bouncing around California a bit in June, doing gigs in San Pedro, LA and San Francisco – we’re going to rage righteously! (See dates below.) Our last Baked Potato gig was insane – I honestly think we’ve never played better and I’m excited to discover how much further things can go. Please attend if you can my friend!

(Also – on June 19, the night before the BFD gig at the Potato, I’ll be playing there with Jamie Kime again. If you weren’t able to make last month’s Kime gig, voila! Another shot!)

Beer For Dolphins first emerged as a band name 21 years ago – and I understand that the Keneally Store is commemorating this reality – allow me to step aside momentarily for a commercial interruption please…

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What’d I miss? I was in the kitchen.

More sssstuff (that’s my Chuck Barris impersonation): in late June the G4 Experience will be taking place again in Cambria, CA, featuring Joe Satriani, The Aristocrats, Animals As Leaders and myself doing instruction and performances in a severely idyllic setting. Guitar overload and a big ton of fun. Last year’s was great and I’m very happy to be returning for more.

The new Satriani album is hitting the “shops” in July and the next round of Satch touring begins soon afterward – check out Satriani.com for details. We’re hitting Europe first, with lots more dates to come.

Had a great time a few nights ago at the 1st anniversary of BAKED with Brendon Small and Steve Agee at the Baked Potato. A great lineup of comics including Brody Stevens, Marc Maron, Dean Delray, Dana Gould, Karen Kilgariff – it was nuts I tell ya! Both Marc and Dean asked me to appear on their podcasts so keep an ear cocked for that.

I’m not making any promises here, least of all to myself, but I am severely dedicated to the CONCEPT of completing Scambot 2 in the next few weeks. I have an end date in my head which I’m keeping in there for now, but I’m fired up and ready to put this sucker to bed. Maybe we’ll do a live stream of an album session like we did a few times while we were doing Wing Beat Fantastic and You Must Be This Tall (those session videos are still archived on the Keneally Ustream page btw). Would y’all be into that? We will pre-order info for you as soon as we feel thoroughly sure that that light we see is actually the end of the tunnel and not just oncoming traffic.

Thank you for reals! See you soon!

Love,

Mike

Mike Keneally & Beer For Dolphins Dates

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Alva’s Showroom
1417 W 8th Street
San Pedro, CA 90732
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25
All ages welcome
Info: 800-403-3447

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Biscuits & Blues
401 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24 1st show & $20 2nd show
All ages welcome
Info: 415-292-2583

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
9:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25
21 and over
Info: 818-980-1615