The Tour Chronology: 2004

The new year sees the release of the new Mike Keneally Band album DOG and the studio recording of The Universe Will Provide, as recorded with the Metropole Orchestra in September 2002.

MK and the MKB perform throughout the year.

The Tour Chronology: 2004

NAMM

January 15 2004 – Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim , CA
personnel: Mike Keneally with Lyle Workman
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January 16 2004 – NAMM, Anaheim Convention Center,Anaheim , CA
(for Taylor Guitars and the Museum of Making Music)
personnel: Mike Keneally
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January 16 2004 – Taylor Guitars Booth, NAMM, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim , CA
personnel: Mike Keneally and Bryan Beller
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January 17 2004 – Taylor Guitars Booth,  NAMM, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim , CA
personnel: Mike Keneally and Bryan Beller
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January 17 2004 – Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim , CA
(for Hamer Guitars)
personnel: Mike Keneally with Lyle Workman
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January 18 2004 – Taylor Guitars Booth,  NAMM, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim , CA
personnel: Mike Keneally and Bryan Beller
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February 28 2004 – The Baked Potato, North Hollywood, CA
personnel: MK/BB/NdV/RM
setlist:
Set One – Tuning Jam (into), Lhai Sahl, Panda, Choosing to Drown, Bober, Machupicchu, Splane, Career Politicians, She Said (Rockin’ Beatles cover), Physics
Set Two – Louie, Killer Fish, My Dilemma, Never Wrong, Raining Sound, L’il, 5 Legs, Father’s Day, Lizard Tongue, Potato, Nonker Chunk, Live in Japan [setlist provided by See.Kneel] note: many new songs

MK IN EUROPE#1

April 1 2004: Mike Keneally with Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble
LONDON, ENGLAND, April 1 2004: Mike, along with Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble, Napoleon Murphy Brock, turntablists the X-ecutioners and Django Bates, brought down the house at the Barbican Centre during a mind-searing performance of Absolute Zappa. The “Dirty Love” encore is shown here. A delectable array of Zappa material was completely reinterpreted by the talented group, taking Frank’s elusive “eyebrows” to new heights. The performance was so joyfully frenetic that, at one point early in the show, the conductor’s baton flew from Kristjan’s right hand. (photo: keneally.com)

April 1 2004 – Barbican Centre, London UK
Absolute Zappa
Live Remixes of Frank Zappa Originals
personnel: Mike Keneally with Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble, Napoleon Murphy Brock, the X-ecutioners and Django Bates
setlist: Filthy Habits, Dog Meat Variations, Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing? (with Napi), Lucille (with X-ecutioners), Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? (with X-ecutioners), Cosmic Debris (with Napi and Mike), Uncle Remus, Amnerica (with Napi), Planet of the Baritone Women (with Napi), Teenage Prostitute, Revised Music for Low Budget Symphony Orchestra (with Mike), Theme from Lumpy Gravy, RDNZL, G-spot Tornado, Duke of Prunes, T’Mershi Duween, Packard Goose (with X-ecutioners), Outside Now (with X-ecutioners), Muffin Men (with all),Peaches en Regalia, Dirty Love, Theme from Lumpy Gravy [setlist provided by Andrew Jones/Adrian Clark]

May 8 2004 – The Baked Potato, North Hollywood, CA
personnel: Mike Keneally, Doug Lunn, Rick Musallam & Nick D’Virgilio
Set One: Acoustic Keneally
Set Two: Electric Covers
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May 29 2004 – Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, CA
Mike & Bruce Fowler guest with the Neil Sadler Band
personnel: Neil Sadler (mostly percussion and some synthesizers), Mike Keneally (guitar), Bruce Fowler (trombone), Kurt McGettrick (baritone saxophone and bass clarinet), Milen Kirov (piano), Daren Burns (bass), Jason McKenzie (drumset and tabla).
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Taylor Acoustic Guitar Workshops

June 1 2004 – Sam Ash, Canoga Park, CA
personnel: MK/BB
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June 2 2004 – Instrumental Music, Santa Barbara, CA
personnel: MK
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June 3 2004 – Guitar Center, Lake Forest, CA
personnel: MK/BB
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MK IN EUROPE #2

June 11 2004 – Umeå International Chamber Music Festival, Black Box NorrlandsOperan, Umeå, Sweden
Mike’s Box
personnel: MK, Jaan Wessman, Schroeder, with Mikko Savela
setlist: That Just Might Be a Swedish Parking Lot (opening improv), Career Politicians, Astronomy Domine, Airport, Blameless>What Happened Next, 2001, Hello (with tuning), Day of the Cow, Cuckoo (old US folk song), Open Up, My Dilemma, Joe, A Salty Dog (Procol Harum cover), Uglytown>Naima>Uglytown, Indian War Whoop (old US folk song), Inca Roads (with Mikko Savela), Don’t Be Denied (with Mikko Savela), Skull Bubbles (with Mikko Savela), Aye Aye Monster, Beautiful, Performing Miracles [setlist provided by Andrew Jones] tape exists

June 14 2004 – Umeå International Chamber Music Festival, Black Box NorrlandsOperan, Umeå, Sweden
Mike’s Ba’rock
personnel: MK, London Baroque, Ensemble Ambrosius, Jaan Wessman, Schroeder and Napoleon Murphy Brock
setlist:
Madge, Crumb (both composed by Mike), Patience (composed by Napoleon Murphy Brock)
MK acoustic: Thanksgiving, 1988 was a million years ago
MKAF: I Can’t Stop
MKAF w/Napoleon Murphy Brock: If You Want Me To Stay, Montana, Stormy Monday Blues, Son of Orange County>More Trouble Every DayCoconut (excerpt), Inca Roads
MKAF: “Elvin Jones” (drum solo), Taru (bass led improv), We’ll Be Right Back, Day of the Cow>Kedgree>Day of the Cow
[setlist provided by Andrew Jones] tape: exists

June 24 2004 – The Baked Potato, North Hollywood, CA
Mike Keneally & Bryan Beller Acoustic Set
Plus Mike guests for the debut of the Bryan Beller Band (BB/RM/MK/Wes Wehmiller/Griff Peters/Joe Travers)
personnel: MK/BB
setlist:
Bryan Beller Band set: Bear Divide, Seven Percent Grade, Supermarket People, Elate, Get Things Done, Backwoods, Bite, Blackout [John Scofield], Eighteen Weeks, Projectile, Wildflower, No, See You Next Tuesday, View [setlist provided by Neil Sadler, added info by Paul Berkholst + Bryan Beller]

July 3 2004 – CalProg 2004, The Center Theater Stage, Whittier, CA
personnel: MK/BB/RdV/RM
setlist: Nonkerchunk, the entire Dog-album, Cause of Breakfast [setlist by Dave Tempo]

July 10 2004 – NEARfest, Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA
personnel: MK/BB/RdV/RM
setlist: Li’l, Career Politicians, 2001, Ragged Ass, Hum, Splane, Gravity Grab, two quick snippets of Yes (Mood for a Day) and Gentle Giant (Experience, from In a Glass House), Shadow Self, I Was Not Ready For You, Physics, Choosing to Drown, This Tastes Like a Hotel, Panda, Nonkerchunk, Aye Aye Monster [setlist provided by da9ve]

July 16 2004 – Room 5 Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
Chris Opperman CD Release Party
Mike Keneally guests with Special Opps
personnel: MK, Chris Opperman
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July 31 2004 – The Baked Potato, North Hollywood, CA
personnel: MK/BB/NdV/RM
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August 7 2004 – Java Joe’s Live Music Pub, San Diego, CA
Mike Keneally Solo (Short set– also featured: Four Eyes, Joey Harris, Bart Mendoza, Dylan Martinez)
personnel: MK
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August 17th 2004 – Level One Restaurant & Supper Club, Los Angeles, CA
Mike Keneally Solo / Opening acts: Chris Opperman and Andre LaFosse
personnel: MK
setlist: 1988 Was a Million Years Ago, 5 Legs, Splane, Backwards Deb, Father’s Day, Pride Is A Sin, Song Of The Viking (Todd Rundgren Song), Joe, Airport, 2001, Happy Birthday to ?, We’ll Be Right Back Intro > The Idiot Bastard Son, Keneally/Opperman Improv, Stop For Flashing Red Light [setlist provided by Steve Laub]

September 5 2004, Lestat’s, San Diego, CA
Opening act: Four Eyes
personnel: MK/BB/NdV/RM
setlist: [not in order] L’il Warmup “Jam”, Top of Stove Melting, My Dilemma, Nonkerchunk, Bober, Choosing to Drown, Splane, Live in Japan, Potato, Physics, Pride is a Sin, Gravity Grab, 1st 8 bars of Mexican Radio

MK IN EUROPE #3

September 10 2004 – MusikFest Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Absolute Zappa
personnel: Mike Keneally with Absolute Ensemble
setlist: Filthy Habits, Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?, Dog Meat Variations, Inca Roads, While You Were Art I, Teenage Prostitute, Planet Of The Baritone Women, G-Spot Tornado, Uncle Remus, T’mershi Duween, Catholic Girls, Muffin Man, Dirty Love, Outside Now, Revised Music For Low Budget Symphony Orchestra > Theme From Lumpy Gravy > RDNZL > Duke Of Prunes > Cosmik Debris > Packard Goose > Montana > Peaches En Regalia? > (Rap) > Theme From Lumpy Gravy [setlist provided by Ulrich Mrosek] tape: audio exits

September 11 2004 – The Piano Bar, Ludwigslust, Germany
personnel: MK
setlist: We’ll Be Right Back, Ankle Bracelet, The Idiot Bastard Son, Pride Is A Sin, Physics, 5 Legs, The Desired Effect, Rosemary Girl, Hello, Father’s Day, What’s New In Baltimore?, Amos Moses, Karma Police, 2001, Joe, Splane, Skull Bubbles, Cinnamon Girl, Mission Impossible, Potato, Uglytown, Aye Aye Monster, Live In Japan, I’m Afraid [setlist provided by Ulrich Mrosek] tape: audio exists

Mike Keneally And Friends: Germany

September 14 2004 – Waldsee, Freiburg, Germany
personnel: MK, Jaan Wessman, Schroeder
setlist: 2nd tableau from Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ (Stravinsky)>Pride is a sin, Career politicians, Mystery Music, Raining Sound>Panda, 2001 (feat. Herve), A Salty Dog (Procol Harum), Open Up, My Dilemma, Hello, Splane, Taster (feat. Johnny Gomer), Skull Bubbles, Cheddar, Blue Jean Baby, Desired Effect, Piezzo Clambake, Top of Stove Melting, Joe, Friends & Family, Cheddar, Lover, You Should’ve Come Over (feat. Rainer Lenz), Montana (Frank Zappa), Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd), Frozen Beef, We’ll be right back [setlist provided by Claude Kuhnen/Herve Marchetti] tape: audio exist

September 16 2004 – Objekt 5, Halle/Saale, Germany
personnel: MK, Jaan Wessman, Schroeder, with Johnny B Gomer (guitar)
setlist: 2nd Tableau From Igor’s Firebird, Band Intro, Pride Is a Sin, Career Politicians, The Mystery Music, Piezo Clambake, Top Of Stove Melting, Splane, Choosing To Drown (riff), Panda, Wailing Wall (T.Rundgren), 2001, Open Up!, My Dilemma, Beautiful, Hello, Taster, I Can’t Stop, Bober, Live In Japan, Cheddar, Joe, Skull Bubbles, The Desired Effect, Inca Roads (FZ), Montana (FZ), Lover,You Should’ve Come Over, Frozen Beef, Day Of The Cow pt.1, Snowcow, Day Of The Cow pt.2, Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd), We’ll Be Right Back
tape: audio exist

September 17 2004 – Der Club, Heiligenhaus, Germany
personnel: MK, Jaan Wessman, Schroeder (Johnny Gomer’s presence on acoustic guitar in Heiligenhaus is indicated by “+”)
setlist: Firebird Intro, Pride Is A Sin, The Mystery Music, Aye Aye Monster, A Salty Dog (Procol Harum), Backwards Deb + Broken String Improv, Cortez The Killer (Neil Young), My Dilemma, Wailing Wall (Todd Rundgren), Blameless, Friends And Family, Schroeder Improv, Guardian Angel+ (John McLaughlin), Hello+, Taster+, Cheddar, We’ll be right back, Story of 200 Motels (Jaan Wessman), Inca Roads (Frank Zappa), Montana (Frank Zappa), Skull Bubbles, The Desired Effect, Skies Of Los Angeles, Piezo Clambake, Top Of Stove Melting, Good Morning Sometimes, Bober, The Car Song [setlist provided by Claude Kuhnen] tape: audio exist

September 18 2004 – Kolner Philharmonie, Köln, Germany
Absolute Zappa
personnel: Mike Keneally with Absolute Ensemble
setlist: Filthy Habits, Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?, Dog Meat Variations, Inca Roads, While You Were Art I, Teenage Prostitute, Planet Of The Baritone Women, G-Spot Tornado, Uncle Remus, T’mershi Duween, Catholic Girls, Muffin Man, Dirty Love, Outside Now, Revised Music For Low Budget Symphony Orchestra > Theme From Lumpy Gravy > RDNZL > Duke Of Prunes > Cosmik Debris > Packard Goose > Montana > Peaches En Regalia? > (Rap) > Theme From Lumpy Gravy [setlist provided by Ulrich Mrosek] tape: audio exits

Taylor Acoustic Guitar Workshops

September 23 2004 – Guitar Center, Fairfax, VA
personnel: MK/BB
setlist: Backwoods, Quimby / Bober, Panda (fast shuffle version), Hello, Inca Roads, Thanksgiving, Pride Is A Sin, Supermarket People, The Desired Effect, Gravity Grab, Dee N A / Dancing [setlist provided by J.D.Mack]

September 24 2004 – Music Central, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
personnel: MK/BB
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September 25 2004 – Orion Sound Studios, Baltimore, MD
personnel: MK/BB
setlist: Career/Quimby/I Can’t Stop, Beautiful, Ankle Braclet, Dolphins / 1988, Physics, Inca Roads, Never Ever Wrong, Splane, Supermarket People, Desired Effect, Choosing To Drown, Skull Bubbles, Dee N A / Bear Divide, Dancing, Thanksgiving, Cowlogy, Aye Aye Monster,Encore: Untitled Improv [setlist provided by J.D.Mack]

September 27 2004 – Guitar Center, Manhattan, NY
personnel: MK/BB
setlist: Aye-Aye Monster, Splane, Choosing To Drown, Thanksgiving, Macchupicchu, Dee ‘n’ A > Bear Divide, The Desired Effect, Lightning Roy, Supermarket People, Pride Is A Sin [setlist provided by Mike Puterbaugh] tape: audio exists

September 28 2004 – Union Music, Worcester, MA
personnel: MK/BB
setlist: Li’l, Pride Is A Sin, Macchupicchu, Career > Quimby > I Can’t Stop, Love Theme from Vulture Fun, I’m Afraid, And Your Bird Can Sing, Dancing, Supermarket People, We’ll Be Right Back, Hello, Physics > Father’s Day, Potato [setlist provided by Ron Moses/Michael J.Ventura]

September 29 2004 – Guitar Center, Colonie, NY
personnel: MK/BB
setlist:Lil, 5 Legs, Physics, Pride Is A Sin, Supermarket People, Hum, Splane, Dolphins, Inca Roads [setlist provide by Rob Sadowski] tape: audio exists

September 29 2004 – Valentines, Albany NY
personnel:Project Object (w. Ike Willis, Napoleon Murphy Brock), special guest Mike Keneally
setlist: Zoot Allures -> Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, T’Mershi Duween, Florentine Pogen, Filthy Habits, Stick It Out, Uncle Remus, Lonely Little Girl, King Kong, Montana, Andy, Inca Roads, Pygmy Twylite, Idiot Bastard Son, Keep It Greazy ->Outside Now, Village of the Sun -> Echidna’s Arf (Of You) ->Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?, crowd, Zomby Woof, I’m The Slime [setlist provided by Lerch]

September 30 2004 – Guitar Center, Totowa, NJ
personnel: MK/BB
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October 1 2004 – Pro Line Music, Fairless Hills, PA
personnel: MK/BB
setlist: L’il, Hello, Guitar Talk, Live In Japan, Guitar Talk, Dee en’ A, Desired Effect, I’m Afraid, Splane, Potato, Q & A, Inca Roads [setlist provided by Brian Lagerman] tape: video exists

October 23 2004 – The Baked Potato, North Hollywood, CA
Opener: Rick Musallam’s new band, Smug
personnel: MK/BB/Joe Travers (w/RM on a couple of songs)
setlist: Career/Quimby, I Can’t Stop, Lightning Roy, Car Song, Spoonguy, Uglytown [incl.Vincent], Zomby Woof, Voyage To Manhood, Blameless, What Happened Next, Skies Over Los Angeles, Frozen Beef, Killing In The Name Of, My Dilemma, Top Of Stove Melting, Cowlogy, Performing Miracles, Beautiful, Own, ‘Cause Of Breakfast, Inca Roads [setlist provided by David Foster]

Taylor Acoustic Guitar Workshops

October 26 2004 – A Sharp Music, Renton, WA
personnel: MK
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October 27 2004 – Guitar Center, Eugene, OR
personnel: MK
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October 28 2004 – Guitar Center, Beaverton, OR
personnel: MK/BB
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October 29 2004 – Guitar Center, Tacoma, WA
personnel: MK/BB
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November 16 2004 – Sam Ash Music, Carle Place, NY
personnel: MK
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November 17 2004 – Sam Ash Music, Springfield, NJ
personnel: MK
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November 18 2004 – Sam Ash Music, New Haven, CT
personnel: MK
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November 19 2004 – Sam Ash Music, King of Prussia, PA
personnel: MK
setlist: Pride Is A Sin, Splane, 5 Legs, And Your Bird Can Sing, Machupicchu, Father’s Day, Walkie Talkie (Improv, named by Joe Hlavaty), What’s New In Baltimore (Excerpt), Raining Sound, Rosemary Girl, 1988 Was A Million Years Ago, Potato, Physics, Performing Miracles, Aye-Aye Monster [setlist by Brian Bernardini] tape: video exists

November 20 2004 – Sam Ash Music, Richmond, VA
personnel: MK
setlist: Johnny One-Note, I Can’t Stop, Never Ever Wrong, Physics, 1988, Amos Moses (Jerry Reed), Pride Is A Sin, Hello, And Your Bird Can Sing (Beatles), Splane, Medley: Skull Bubbles / Dee N A, The Desired Effect, The Mayor of Simpleton (XTC song excerpt), One More Day (Todd Rundgren), I’m Afraid, Live In Japan [setlist by JD Mack]

December 1 2004 – Lestat’s Coffeehouse, San Diego CA
Mike Keneally And Rick Musallam – Live and Acoustic
Opening acts: Kelli Rudick, StephJohnson Band
personnel: MK, RM
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December 15 2004 – Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
A Real Fun Evening With Mike Keneally and the Electric Notebook
Hosted by 101 KGB-FM’s Cookie “Chainsaw” Randolph
personnel: MK/RM/Wes Wehmiller-bass/Joe Travers-drums
setlist: set 1- Quimby, Frozen Beef, Live In Japan, Snowcow, I Was Not Ready For You, Pride Is A Sin, Beautiful, What Happened Next, I Can’t Stop
set 2 – Acoustic Duet, Splane, Performing Miracles, Top Of Stove Melting, My Dilemma, Blameless, Own, Car Song, Potato [setlist provided by Kris Jeter]