The Tour Chronology: 2000

The Vai world tour lasts until Spring 2000. During this tour MK does various solo-gigs.

Following the Vai tour MK-BFD enter the studio for the recording of Dancing, which is released in the Fall. By this time MK-BFD is an 8-piece band.

Several gigs follow, including Nonkerstock 2000, the first gathering of Forheads.

In Fall MK joins the Vai band for a G3 show in Malaysia.

The Tour Chronology: 2000

Several solo gigs during the January/February leg of the Vai-solo tour. Unfortunately, I lost a couple of files containing vital info, like dates, places, what, where, when, so if anyone out there can help me… you will shine forever and ever.

January 5 2000 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marc Ziegenhagen, Evan Francis, Jason Harrison Smith, Rick Musallam, Bob Tedde
guests: Doug Lunn (bass on Rosemary Girl), Chris Opperman appearing through the magic of mobile phones…
setlist: Oreo (w/Oppy), Cardboard Dog, Killer Fish, Performing Miracles, Lightning Roy, Rosemary Girl, Desired Effect, Dolphins, My Dilemma Top Of Stove Melting Looking For Nina, Potato, Cardboard Dog, Beautiful, Tranquillado, Voyage To Manhood, Knife And Drum, Self And Other Pretty Enough For Girls/Taster, Ragged Ass, Selfish Otter, Backwards Deb, Kedgeree, The Night Before, Inca Roads (not in this order)
tape: audio exists

January 23 2000 (afternoon) – Disc Union, Shinjyuku-Ku Tokyo
Keneallive in Tokyo
Free MK solo acoustic appearance and friendly visit
Kenealliaison: Hiroshi Ota & Open Up!
personnel: Mike Keneally
setlist: Potato, Backwards Deb, Day of the Cow, Live In Japan, interview nonkertompf, 1988 [info by Paul Berkholst] tape: audio exists

January 28 2000 – Tokuzo, Nagoya Japan
Keneallive in Nagoya
MK solo acoustic concert
with special guest Henry Kaiser
Kenealliaison: Hiroshi Ota & Open Up!
personnel: Mike Keneally, Henry Kaiser
setlist: Skunk / ??? / Potato / Tranquillado / Blameless / Always Man / Joe / Beautiful / Own / Karma Police / Airport / ??? / I’m Afraid / the Cow suite: Day of the Cow, Pt. 1 – The Idiot Bastard Son – Day of the Cow, Pt. 2
w/HK: Dropped D / Aye Aye Monster / Improvisation(?) / Scatterbrained / Cortez the Killer
Encore (MK only): Destiny Boy / Rosemary Girl / The Attitude Song
note: Mike and Henry appeared on a live radio talk show at FM-Danvo, 76.5 FM (in the Aichi area only)
tape: audio exists, under embargo

February 8 2000 – Concept Music, Perth, Australia
Keneallaison: Gary Cox
personnel: Mike Keneally
setlist: Potato, 1988 medley, Day of The Cow, Desired Effect, Karma Police, Kedgeree, The Idiot Bastard Son, The Car Song, Zomby Woof
tape: guerilla audio and video exist

February 21 2000 – San Diego, CA
Live on 89.5 KPBS-FM’s “The Lounge” radio show, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marc Ziegenhagen, Evan Francis, Jason Harrison Smith, Rick Musallam, Chris Opperman
setlist:
Medley one: “Poo-Tee-Weet?” a capella version / “Self ‘n’ Other” / “Frozen Beef” / “Poo-Tee-Weet” instrumental version
Medley two: “We’ll Be Right Back part one” / “Beautiful” / “5/4 Groove” / “Cheddar Coda”
“Kedgeree” , “Signing Off Improv”
tapes: audio exists

February 23 2000 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marc Ziegenhagen, Evan Francis, Jason Harrison Smith, Rick Musallam, Chris Opperman, Bob Tedde
setlist:
Opening set by Bob Tedde and his amazing Horns:
Heavy Disguise (The Strawbs), Say These Words, My Friend The Sun (Family), Perfection (Badfinger)
Set 1
Poo-Tee-Weet > Self ‘n’ Other > Frozen Beef (Come With Me) > Poo-Tee-Weet (Bob Tedde, Jason, Rick and Mike are the vocalists on the a-capella Poo-Tee-Weet) / ‘Cause of Breakfast / Blameless / Tranquillado / Own / Ragged Ass / The Wreckage was Large / I, Drum-Running, Am Clapboard Bound / Rosemary Girl
Set 2
We’ll be right back / The knife & drum / Pretty Enough for Girls / Taster / Looking for Nina / I Can’t Stop with some Big Swifty / The Car Song / Kedgeree / Beautiful / some freeform fusion fun / Immigrant Song / Funk #49 / Amos Moses / Top of Stove Melting
Encore
Joe
tapes: audio exists

February 29 2000 – MTV3 “Jyrki” tv-show, Helsinki, Finland
personnel: Mike Keneally (acoustic guitar, keyboard)
setlist: I Can’t Stop, Joe, Backwards Deb
tapes: excellent video exists (incl.interview)

May 26 2000 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marc Ziegenhagen, Jason Harrison Smith, Rick Musallam, Chris Opperman, Bob Tedde, Tricia Williams (percussion)
setlist: I Was Not Ready For You/Lonely Man/Friends and Family/Joe/Live in Japan/We’ll Be Right Back/I Will/Apple Pie-Both Sides NowIdiot Bastard Son/Backwards Deb/Ankle Bracelet/Dancing/Lhai Sal/Beautiful/Pretty Enough/Only Mondays/Kedgeree/I Can’t Stop
tapes: only official audio/video

August 5 2000 – Nonkerstock 2000, San Diego CA
A gathering of ForHeads
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marc Ziegenhagen, Jason Harrison Smith, Rick Musallam, Chris Opperman, Tricia Williams
setlist:
(trackinfo from Bermuda’s N2K set)
cd1:  Soundcheck (MK-BFD) /  Live In Japan
[Ron explains Nonker-rules] Disguising Godiva (Ron Spiegelhalter, Stephen Hart, Scott Lurowist) /  My Dear Heather / Andy Warhol / Dumb / Bleeding Heart Contingent / Dazed And Confused / Basketball Retiree
Gary Cox Experience (Gary Cox, Doug Boucher*, Marc Ziegenhagen*, Wade Buehler^)
Solo Guitar #1 / Solo Guitar #2 / Solo Guitar #3 / Zoot Allures*/ Heavy Duty Judy* / Wade Bonnett*^ / My Sharona*
cd2:  Oppy set: Intro / WHWYGVEYYWSBS1MA / [Ron raffles some N2Kgoodies] / 22nd Overture / Snot Woman, act 1 scene 4 / the Park Bench Canal / Sophia’s Dream (vs.Reality) / Beefy Intro / Ain’t Got No Beef / Beware of the Random Factor / Send Your Money
Mike & Jesse Keneally: Chick Corea / A Whole New World / Jesse’s Pan Flute
cd3: BFD set 1: Forhead Time Is Here / Nonker-intro / Aye Aye Monster / Ankle Bracelet / We’ll Be Right Back / I Was Not Ready For You / Pretty Enough For Girls / Taster / Live In Japan / Selfish Otter / Self ‘n Other
cd4: Mike speaks / Backwards Deb / Mexican Radio / Free At Last (the ending of Selfish Otter) / Skull Bubbles / Kedgeree
cd5: BFD set 2: Mike speaks / Lhai Sol / Only Mondays / Ragged Ass / Mystery Music / Assembly Language / Joe / Paranoid Android / Inca Roads
tapes: lots of audio/video

August 10 2000 – The Freight & Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley CA
personnel: Mike Keneally, Henry Kaiser, Bob Bralove, Neil Sadler, Michael Manring
setlist:
set 1
Piano improv (MK/HK), I Was Not Ready For You (MK), Joe (MK), Airport (MK), Live in Japan (MK), Potato (MK), Day of the Cow(MK), I Will > Ankle Bracelet(MK), Shoot Out the Lights (MK/HK), Sleep Dirt (Zappa)(MK/HK), Aye Aye Monster(MK/HK)
set 2
It’s A Wonderful Life (HK), Flavor Bud Living(HK), Acoustic Talk(HK), Scatterbrained (HK/BB), Preamble to Dropped D (MK/HK/NS), Palace of Love Theme (HK/MK/MM/NS), Don’t Be Denied (Neil Young)>Veteran’s Day Poppy (Beefheart) (HK/MK/MM/NS), Words (between the lines of age) (Neil Young)(HK/MK/BB/MM/NS)
tapes: audio/video

September 1 2000 – Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
Yo’ Miles
personnel: Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), Henry Kaiser (guitar), Michael Manring (bass), Steve Smith (drums), Chris Muir (guitar), Tom Coster (keyboards) + Special Guests: Mike Keneally (guitar), Karl Perazzo (percussion), Greg Osby (alto sax), John Tchicai (tenor sax; reed solo)
setlist:
set 1: What I Say, Band Introductions, Jabali, On The Corner Jam, Jack Johnson, It’s About That Time, Willie Dixon, Shinjuku, Mister Toon
set 2: Bitches Brew, IFE, Great Expectations, Go Ahead John, Agharta Funk, Tune In 5 + Phone Call
encore Hollywuud/Big Fun
tapes: in circulation

September 26 2000 – Lou’s Records, Encinitas CA
personnel: Mike Keneally, Rick Musallam, Tricia Williams
setlist: a.o. Ankle Bracelet, Live In Japan, Joe, Backwards Deb, We’ll Be Right Back, and I Was Not Ready For You
tapes: video exists

September 30 2000 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
“Dancing” CD Release Party!
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marc Ziegenhagen, Jason Harrison Smith, Rick Musallam, Chris Opperman, Tricia Williams, Evan Francis
setlist:
Aye Aye Monster / Backwards Deb / We’ll Be Right Back / Why Am I Your Guy? / Taster / Ragged Ass / Dancing / Selfish Otter / I Was Not Ready For You / Ankle Bracelet / Mexican Radio [Wall of Voodoo] / Free At Last (the ending of Selfish Otter) / Skull Bubbles / Kedgeree / Natty Trousers / Lhai Sal / Live In Japan / Only Mondays / Beautiful / Chatfield Manor / The Mystery Music / Voyage to Manhood / Killer Fish / Gypsy Queen [Santana] / Day of the Cow 1 / Snowcow / Day of the Cow 2 [setlist provided by Ron Spiegelhalter] tapes: audio exists
Mike sez: “All the new material we played at Nonkerstock will be re-unleashed, with the added bonus of the actual presence of Evan Francis (who couldn’t make the last gig). Come to think of it, that makes this… let me make sure, but I think it is… yes… YES, I’m ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN… this is the LIVE DEBUT of the FULL EIGHT-PIECE BEER FOR DOLPHINS! Right?”

October 10 2000 – Humphrey’s By The Bay (in the bar), San Diego CA
The San Diego Project #1, also featuring Mark DeCerbo, Bob Tedde and Eve Selis
personnel: Mike Keneally (acoustic)
setlist: Live in Japan, Ankle Bracelet, Backward’s Deb, I Was Not Ready for You, Poo-Tee-Weet?, Apple Pie, Dancing, We’ll Be Right Back, Day of the Cow
tapes:
Mike sez: “My portion of the show is gwine to be me and Rick Musallam doing stuff, with a few of the other artists on the bill joining in when they feel like it. Fun, loose, casual. Wear khakis and sing along.”

November 10 2000 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marc Ziegenhagen, Jason Harrison Smith, Rick Musallam, Chris Opperman, Tricia Williams, Evan Francis
setlist:
Set one: Cardboard Dog, Ankle Bracelet, Skunk, Top of Stove Melting, Lhai Sal, ‘Cause of Breakfast, Open Up, Spoonguy, Uglytown, We’ll Be Right Back
Set two: The National Anthem (Radiohead), Self ‘n Other, Chatfield Manor, the Car Song, Vulture Fun -attempt, Pencil Music -attempt, Dolphins Trilogy, Killer Fish, Performing Miracles, Joe, Room, Kedgeree
tapes:

December 10 2000 – The Casbah, Hollywood CA
A Trummerflora Christmas
Trummerflora featuring Marcos Fernandes, Hans Fjellestad, Damon Holzborn, Nathan Hubbard, Robert Montoya, Marcelo Radulovich with guests Mike Keneally, Abel Ashes, Sara Sterling and others.
personnel: Mike Keneally
setlist:
tapes:

December 30 2000 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
Mike Keneally & Beer for Dolphins’ New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Eve!
Featuring Special Guest Reeves Gabrels and an opening solo piano set by Chris Opperman
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Marc Ziegenhagen, Jason Harrison Smith, Rick Musallam, Chris Opperman, Evan Francis
w/Reeves Gabrels
setlist:
Oppy’s set: Sophia’s Dream / Melodious Monk / Sharel’s Lullabye II
Set one: SnowCow/ Click (aka Snowclick), Potato (slow), Aglow, Lightening Roy, Backwards Deb, Natty Trousers, Drum Running, I Can’t Stop, Dhen Tin, Scotch
Set two: Mystery Music, Looking for Nina, Good Morning Sometime, Knife and Drum, Desired Effect, Ankle Bracelet, Selfish Otter, Tug, Voyage to Manhood (first really slow…then really fast), Kedgeree
Encores: Wreckage, South Side of the Sky
tapes: audio exists
note: On 5/22/02, I received an e-mail from Wch1isPink which reads: “There’s no mention of it in the chronology BUT South Side of the Sky was performed that evening with Bob Tedde on the Vocals — I know, I was there!”