Biggest Keneally Sale EVAH Soon OVAH!

Citizens! Kindfolk! Gang!

I am catapulting more love at you than you can likely handle. Deal!

I’m standing in my Prague hotel listening to Todd Rundgren and dancing while I type. Try to prove me wrong. This here G3 Europe tour is just underway and I’m having more fun than organisms of my advanced age are supposed to. Surrounded by wonderful folks and loveliness everywhere. The snowy Czech landscapes took my breath away as we bus’d into town this morn. It’s a beautiful freaking world. This is a sober man talking! This is empirical truth!

Anyway…

There’re

9 DAYS LEFT in the ONE-THIRD OFF SALE AT THE KENEALLY STORE

(L to R: Jesse Keneally, MK, Chelsea Jones - photo by Sarah Crochet)
(L to R: Jesse Keneally, MK, Chelsea Jones – photo by Sarah Crochet)

George Clooney just gave us twelvety billion dollars (UNTRUE) and we’re passing the savings on to you!

(But the part about the savings is TRUE!!)

Cuz: for the rest of March 2018 everything at the Keneally Store is one-third off. (That doesn’t mean you’ll only get two-thirds of Boil That Dust Speck if you buy it [which is still twenty songs and a bargain by any standard] but it does mean that we will slash a whopping 33.3% off the purchase price of anything at the Keneally Store you want to have. ANYTHING. CDs, shirts, downloads. All of them are QUITE A BIT CHEAPER THAN USUAL.)

Use the promo code “THIRD OFF” at checkout, or click this link to claim your discount. Your March One-Third Off sale prices will show up in your shopping cart at checkout.

We who continue to believe in and unconditionally love album-length musical statements, and shirts, thank you unreservedly for your energy and support!

G3 EUROPEAN DATES ARE HAPPENING

G3, baby. Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth. Joining me in Satriani’s band are my compadres Bryan Beller and Joe Travers. First two gigs in Moscow and Warsaw were delightful. I trust that tonight in Prague will be as well (that one will have already happened by the time you see this, dear reader).

Here’s the rest of the itinerary (I’m not going to make Keneallist-Meister Scott C. encode all the weblinks for these dates, because all that info awaits you already, neatly arranged at satriani.com/road. This is just a handy guide so you can check if your town is one that we’re about to visit. And if we are, you should go to satriani.com/road, click the relevant link, buy some tickets and come to the show. It’s really that hot-damn simple):

Mar 24 Oslo
Mar 25 Aalborg
Mar 26 Filderstadt
Mar 27 Offenbach
Mar 28 Koln
Mar 29 Berlin
Mar 31 Groningen
Apr 2 Rome
Apr 3 Florence
Apr 4 Milan
Apr 6 Bilbao
Apr 7 Barcelona
Apr 9 Madrid
Apr 11 Zurich
Apr 14 Eindhoven
Apr 15 Lyon
Apr 16 Paris
Apr 17 Bordeaux
Apr 18 Toulouse
Apr 19 Nantes
Apr 21 Antwerp
Apr 23 Lille
Apr 24 Southend
Apr 25 Hammersmith
Apr 26 Bristol
Apr 27 Manchester
Apr 29 Portsmouth
Apr 30 Birmingham

And there’s some Canadian Satriani dates coming up! These are longer Satriani shows, rather than G3 dates. And I’m led to understand that there are more than just these three dates still to be announced for Canada. You’ll know when we do.

May 25 Montreal
May 26 Rouyn-Noranda (Festival Des Guitares Du Monde)
May 27 Rouyn-Noranda (Festival Des Guitares Du Monde)

Again, hasten your internet-browsin’ eyes to satriani.com/road for ticket links, venue details and more gigs as they are announced. We’re not done by a relatively long shot!

LET’S WIND THINGS UP WITH A POEM ABOUT WYCLEF JEAN WEARING MY HEADPHONES

Wyclef Jean
Put my headphones on
And gently swayed and grooved
I watched him from
A nearby drum
That hovered, buzzed and moved

“Hey Wyclef Jean!
Would you like some flan?
Who you listening to? Fred Frith?”
He didn’t hear
Cause his headphone ear
Was too full to hear me with

“Hey Wyclef Jean!
What’d you think of ‘Tron’?
Should a parrot wield a shield?”
He walked away
Leaving me to say
“Nothing is revealed.”

FIN

Hey, what do you want for nothing? Rubber biscuit?

I love you!

BIGGEST KENEALLY SALE EVAH!

Greetings, buddies! We hope you are doing very well!

There are a few items to discuss:

ONE-THIRD OFF EVERYTHING AT THE KENEALLY STORE IN MARCH!

(L to R: Jesse Keneally, MK, Chelsea Jones - photo by Sarah Crochet)
(L to R: Jesse Keneally, MK, Chelsea Jones – photo by Sarah Crochet)

No matter what year it is, March is always the third month. That’s kind of amazing and to celebrate it, everything at the Keneally Store is one-third off for the entire month of March. This is the biggest discount ever and we hope you take advantage of this to finally grab that one album (or three) you still haven’t gotten, buy a T-shirt for your considerate neighbor who smiles at you all the time, or fill your phone up with album downloads. Have at it!

Use the promo code “THIRD OFF” at checkout, or click this link to claim your discount. Your March One-Third Off sale prices will show up in your shopping cart at checkout.


JOE SATRIANI ‘BEYOND THE SUPERNOVA’ FILM DEBUTING ON AXS.TV on TUESDAY, MARCH 6

Beyond The Supernova

Joe‘s son ZZ Satriani filmed us throughout our Asia and European Shockwave Supernova tours, and created a rather beautiful film about Joe’s creative journey, featuring a lot of onstage, backstage and other-stage footage. It’s a hugely entertaining look at the touring life and beyond – ZZ is an insanely creative dude. I think you’ll like this a lot. It’s premiering on AXS.TV at 10pm (9pm Central time) on Tuesday, March 6. More details, including trailers, at Joe’s page.


WESFEST 13 at S.I.R. HOLLYWOOD on THURSDAY, MARCH 8

Wesfest 13
It will be a pleasure to once again honor the memory of our friend Wes Wehmiller with a special live performance, benefitting the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. This year the headliners are Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun (of Living Colour) with their project Head>>Fake. I’ll be performing with the WesFest All-Stars featuring Bryan Beller, Joe Travers, Rick Musallam, Griff Peters, Mike Olekshy and Colin Keenan, and we’ve got a nice set planned including a couple of my tunes and the world premiere of a song from Bryan’s upcoming solo album. Please help us pay tribute to Wes and enjoy a night of great music – and if you can’t make it, a donation to the scholarship is always an option. All the details are here.


G3 TOUR CONTINUES IN EUROPE MARCH 16 through APRIL 30

G3 TOUR CONTINUES IN EUROPE MARCH 16 through APRIL 30

We just got off the road from seven weeks in the US. This was the first Satriani touring with the new band of Joe, me, Bryan Beller and Joe Travers, and as much as I’ve enjoyed all the Satriani touring over the past eight years, I’ve never loved a Satch tour as much as this one. Obviously, Beller, Travers and I have forged a serious connection over the decades, and the chemistry of Satriani playing with us really has some incredible fire to it.

The US tour featured John Petrucci and Phil Collen of Def Leppard and those dudes are seriously on point as well. Phil is a wonderful guy and fantastic player and he’s got to go do some Def Leppard dates with Journey now, so for the European dates the G3 combo will be Satriani, Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth, which will definitely be killer and another great adventure. We start in Moscow on March 16 and end in Birmingham on April 30 – check out all the dates here and I hope to see you out there!


Thank you for continued interest and support and much love to you!

High five!

Days Of Future Forward

(Photo by Marc Mennigmann)
(Photo by Marc Mennigmann)

My friends!

MIKE KENEALLY BAND with CHAD WACKERMAN AT BAKED POTATO DEC. 29

I’ll be at the Baked Potato in LA for one final 2017 show on Fri. December 29. This will be a special Mike Keneally Band show with Bryan Beller, Rick Musallam, and Chad Wackerman on drums who we are honored to share the stage with for these two sets. I very rarely get the opportunity to play with Chad – this will be only the fourth time since 1988 – so I’m looking forward to this greatly. We’ll be doing some songs of mine that haven’t been played in the USA for quite a few years…along with tunes by Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Pavement, plus a healthy dose of pure improv. I’m excited. Tickets await you at this juicy weblink.

JOE SATRIANI/G3 – ON THE ROAD NEXT YEAR with JOE TRAVERS

January 11 marks the beginning of the next round of heavy Joe Satriani activity. The band this time consists of Joe S., me, Bryan Beller, and none other than Joe Travers on drums! For as long as Bryan and I have been playing with Joe T., this is the first time we’ll be doing anything close to this quantity of worldwide touring with him, and I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with him as he’s one of my most favorite people. I’m very glad that so many new listeners will be experiencing his absurdly awesome drumming.

We’ll be playing (as the youngsters say) “a heck of a lot” in 2018, starting with a bunch of G3 touring in the US and Europe. For the US leg (January 11-February 25) the other “G”s on the bill will be John Petrucci and Phil Collen from Def Leppard; in Europe (March 16-April 30) our bill-mates will be Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth. Will these be the guitar events of the seasons? Simply put, yep!

A couple of weeks ago we had a week of rehearsals, breaking in the new tunes from Joe S.’s new record What Happens Next and working Mr. Travers into the band. It’s a very different show we’ll be presenting this time around and it’ll be a stone pleasure bringing it to a bunch of you. All the info you need to know ’bout these shows has been gathered up for you at this handy web portal. More dates for the rest of the year will be announced soon.

Let me wrap up with a couple of recent items of note –

NOTOPIA

Last year while I was in Europe, right after touring with Jaan Wessman and Schroeder as The Mike Keneally Report, Jaan and I joined our friends Marc Mennigmann (keyboards), Peter Alexius (guitar), and Sven Kosakowski (drums) – the three of them are the nexus of an ongoing music project called NOTOPIA. The five of us convened for a couple of days of improvising inside of Goldsound Studio in Hohenlimburg, Germany. Marc then spent many intense months forming the best of the sessions into a wonderful album called Celebrating Life.

I asked the extraordinary Peter Hammill if he’d be interested in creating vocal tracks to go along with a couple of industrial-ish drones we’d laid down in the studio, which he did almost immediately upon being asked, and to absolutely astonishing effect. The album also contains outstanding vocal contributions from Mimi Ventura and Divinity Roxx. It is a special release indeed.

I played guitar for the vast majority of the sessions, but at one point I joined Marc at his keyboard station for two improvisations, which Marc fashioned into a separate release, Two Pianos. Together these two releases do a remarkable job of capturing the friendship and creativity at play in the studio. I hope you “enjoy the holy heck” out of them.

PANZERBALLETT – XMAS DEATH JAZZ

Just in time for this very special season, the brutally brilliant Panzerballett from Germany, featuring the ferocious and brilliant guitarist Jan Zehrfeld, has created a remarkable album called Xmas Death Jazz, containing extremely powerful and inventive new versions of some of your holiday favorites. I was most grateful to be asked to sing on “Let It Snow,” which is legitimately one of my favorite Christmas tunes, and it was great fun to record my tracks at Double Time studios with Jeff Forrest, the engineer on my very earliest solo albums. You won’t believe Jan’s arrangement of this song, and you would do well to invite the magic of Xmas Death Jazz into your life, which also features guest performances from Mattius IA Eklundh and Jen Majura. Here’s a page that Anthony Garone of Make Weird Music put together to celebrate the album.

BEN LEVIN/MIKE KENEALLY COLLABORATION

Finally, I was delighted that, last year while I was on the road with Beer For Dolphins, the quite unbelievably talented Ben Levin from Bent Knee made it his mission to find me somewhere on the road, set up his portable recording rig and capture some guitar work. We ended up meeting at the Rhode Island home of my friend David Brady on a Sunday morning, before BFD had to undertake a very long drive that day. With very little time to spare, Ben showed up, set up, and a sufficient quantity of guitar craziness was captured. I had no real idea what Ben would do with it – and what he ended up doing was THIS amazingly intense track, “The Gods Are All Right.” Ben also did the animation for this video. It’s phenomenal work. He is a creative powerhouse and I’m delighted to have done this collaboration with him, and hopeful that it leads to more. The track is available here.

DING DONG MERRILY ON HIGH

Yes the gods are all right and you folks are all right too, for reading this and for continuing to hang with my own ongoing story. Thank you for everything, happy holidays and let’s all do what we can to have a fantastic 2018.

A big tall thank you also to Scott Chatfield for keeping these Keneallists going out to you for all these years, and for everything the “heck” else he does. Salute!

Now let’s all have a good time!

Love to you and you and yoooouuuuu,
Mike