The Tour Chronology: 2006

In the final weeks of winter, MK are back in Europe again. One of the main events is a reprise of The Universe Will Provide with Holland’s Metropole Orkest (w/BB). Before that, Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble featuring Mike Keneally and Napoleon Murphy Brock perform Absolute/Zappa® in Austria and Italy.

MK/BB acoustic gigs continue.

GuitarTherapy Live gets its release.

Mike Keneally’s Circus of Values! returns to Dizzy’s, with guests including Chad Wackerman, Scott Thunes and Marco Minneman.

MK/BB “do” the Midwest as part of their ongoing Taylor Guitars tour.

In the Fall of 2006 MK announces that he is named the National Musical Director for Paul Green’s School of Rock and will also be running the San Diego branch of the School of Rock.

The Tour Chronology: 2006

NAMM 2006

January 21 2006 – John Lennon School Bus Stage, NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA
Mike Keneally performs two songs with the Paul Green School of Rock All-Stars
personnel: MK, Paul Green School of Rock All-Stars
setlist:

February 16 2006 – The Gig, Hollywood, CA
Mike Keneally Band, Bryan Beller, Rick Musallam’s band Smug and others perform at WesFest:
A Concert To Benefit The Wes Wehmiller Memorial Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music
[performers are: The Mike Keneally Band, SMUG, Kira Small, Dan Rockett, Ali Handal, Touched, Bryan Beller] personnel: MK, BB, RM, JT
setlist: Quimby, Beautiful, Top of Stove Melting, Cause of Breakfast
MK comments: Wes Fest last night was absolutely beautiful. Sorry you couldn’t all be there. Bryan Beller will probably do a full report on his website at some point so check out www.bryanbeller.com periodically until he does. We played a four-song set of Wes’ favorite Keneally songs — Quimby, Beautiful, Stove and Breakfast. Since it was a short set we didn’t have to conserve energy so it was pretty much a nonstop explosion. Very enjoyable and wherever Wes was listening from, I sure hope he liked it.

MK IN EUROPE

Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble
featuring Mike Keneally and Napoleon Murphy Brock
perform Absolute/Zappa®

February 20 2006 – Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria
personnel: Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble featuring Mike Keneally and Napoleon Murphy Brock
setlist:

February 23 2006 – Festspielhaus, St.Pölten, Austria
personnel: Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble featuring Mike Keneally and Napoleon Murphy Brock
setlist:

February 25 2006 – Etnafest, Teatro Sangiorgi, Catania, Sicily
personnel: Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble featuring Mike Keneally and Napoleon Murphy Brock
setlist:

March 3 2006 – Groningen, The Netherlands
Private party for Herbert van Hoogdalem
personnel: MK, BB, Pieter van Hoogdalem (guitar), Richard Yeltis (drums)
setlist:
Acoustic set (MK/BB): Hello, Aye Aye Monster, Knife & Drum, Live In Japan, 1988, I’m Afraid, Dee ‘n’ A, Bear Divide, Desired Effect
Electric set (band): Almost, Panda, Hum, Pride, Potato, Skull Bubbles [info by Mike Keneally] MK comments: The crowd of about 250 people or so were friends, family and business associates of Herbert, covering all age groups, and not a lot of them were familiar with my music, but Herbert generously provided a lengthy introduction which helped to make them not terrified, and they were extremely attentive, kind and appreciative — and I was jazzed to find that the rowdier and crazier we got, the more they dug it. Many sincerely white-haired people thanked me afterwards for the “beautiful music.” Right on!

March 12 2006 – Philharmonie, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Mike Keneally and the Metropole Orchestra
conducted by Jurjen Hempel
perform
The Universe Will Provide
personnel: MK, BB, The Metropole Orchestra
setlist:
1. PERFORMANCE SMALL ENSEMBLE (MK called it the “Mini-pole Orchestra”)
Improv 1, Chee, Improv 2, Ack
2. THE UNIVERSE WILL PROVIDE (orchestration: Mike Keneally and Chris Opperman)
Blue 68, All of Them Were Quiet, Room, Insert Here, Pt. 1, Archaic Peace Strategies, Four Slices of Toast, Mwah2, Worrywart Spoonguy, When Drums Dream, Insert Here, Pt. 2, Not Just Flutes, Quiet?, Bullies [info by Scott Chatfield] audio: exists

March 15 2006 Concertzaal Conservatorium, ArtEz Conservatorium, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Nonkertompf Live, with students of the ArtEz Conservatorium
personnel: MK, ArtEz students
setlist: Click Interludes 1 & 2, What Are You Doing part 2, conducted accents, I Just Got Here, Naked Horse, Blue Jean Baby, Knife, Show Yourself, the sounds of Philip, Nine, Sunset Over The Paprika Festival, Hum, Clumpy Clumpy O, Airport, Self ‘n’ Other, Don’t Hurt Our Paprika, Paprika, Rake’s Men Hurt Their Back, Oprah Talks To Teens, group improv, The Boing-Ah Steroid, On A Glandular Level, Click Interlude 2 reprise, What Are You Doing part 2 reprise [info by Mike Keneally] audio: exists

April 28 2006 The Baked Potato, Studio City CA
personnel: MK, BB, RM, JT
setlist:
tape:
photos: check out Jon’s photos here

April 29 2006 – Galaxy Concert Theatre, Santa Ana, CA
Mike Keneally & Bryan Beller open for their friends Which One’s Pink as they perform Pink Floyd’s The Wall
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
tape:

May 6 2006 – Lost Coast Live, Ferndale CA
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Wooden Smoke, Lhai Sal, Potato, Pride Is A Sin, 2001, Tranquillado, I’m Afraid, Splane, Live In Japan, Inca Roads [info by Scott Chatfield] tape:
actual setlist

May 27 2006 – The Steve Allen Theater, Hollywood CA
Mike Keneally appears as a special guest at The Tomorrow Show (a comedy/music stage show starring Craig Anton, Ron Lynch and Brendon Small)
personnel: MK
setlist:
tape:

June 3 2006 – Coda, New York NY
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
tape:

June 4 2006 – Orion Sound Studios, Baltimore MD
personnel: MK, BB, Paul Sears
setlist: Opening Improv, Lhai Sal, Father’s Day, Bober, 1988 Was A Million Years Ago, Inca Roads, Supermarket People, Dee N A, Desired Effect, Make it With You (Excerpt) (Bread song), Beautiful, Potato, We’ll Be Right Back, Aye Aye Monster, Cowlogy, Down On The Corner (Excerpt) (C C R song), Improv with Paul Sears #1, Improv with Paul Sears #2, The Immigrant Song (with Paul Sears) [info by J.D.Mack] tape: audio and video exist
comments by J.D.Mack:
Mike Keneally – Taylor T-5 guitar (he played a guitar belonging to Matt Resnicoff for the last three songs, but I couldn’t tell what it was)
Bryan Beller – Mike Lull 5-string bass
Paul Sears – Drums on the last three songs

June 15 2006 – Sam Ash, Westminster CA
Taylor Guitars Acoustic Clinic
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
tape:

June 17 2006 – The Baked Potato, Studio City CA
personnel: MK, BB, RM, NDV
setlist:
Set 1: Li’l, Career Politicians, Pride Is A Sin, Choosing To Drown, 5 Legs, Lhai Sal, Pretty Enough For Girls, Taster, 2001, Selfish Otter, Live In Japan
Set 2: Physics, Bober, Ragged Ass, Bryan’s solo: Bear Divide, Snowcow (extended), Ankle Bracelet, Aye Aye Monster, Panda, We’ll Be Right Back, Fathers Day, Nonkerchunk [info by Terry Weaver] tape:video (and probably audio) exists

June 19 2006 – Sam Ash, Cerritos CA
Taylor Guitars Acoustic Clinic
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
tape:

June 20 2006 – Sam Ash, City of Industry CA
Taylor Guitars Acoustic Clinic
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
tape:

June 24, 2006 – La Jolla Festival of the Arts, UCSD’s East Campus, La Jolla CA
personnel: MK, BB, RM, NDV
setlist:
Set 1: My Dilemma, Splane, Hum, Live in Japan, Ankle Bracelet, Self N’ Other, Father’s Day (Nick had broken his snare and was offtrying to fix it during this tune)
Set 2: Pride is a Sin, unknown, We’ll Be Right Back, Potato, Snowcow [info by Rod Hodgy] tape:

June 25 2006 – Lou’s Records, Encinitas CA
Guitar Therapy Live Release Concert-ette
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
tape:

July 1 2006 – De Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands
The concert featured new compositions written especially for guitarist Peter Tiehuis by Steve Vai, George Duke, Mike Keneally, John Scofield, Mike Stern and Michiel Borstlap.
personnel: Peter Tiehuis & The Metropole Orchestra, featuring Special Guest Mike Keneally, conductor: Jörg Achim Keller
setlist: No Name/Chelsea (w/MK) [check out the program here] tape: video and audio exist
note: The Chronologist and his father were present.

August 6 2006 – Abbey Pub, Chicago IL
Benevento/Russo, w/MK guesting
personnel: Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz, Joe Russo, Brendan Bayliss
setlist: all Led Zeppelin songs, w/MK guesting on Immigrant Song
tape: audio exists
[Is the August 6 2006 correct?]

September 7 2006 – Dizzy’s, San Diego CA
Mike Keneally’s Circus of Values returns to Dizzy’s
personnel: MK, Chad Wackerman (drums), Doug Lunn (bass)
setlist:
tape:

Mike Keneally & Bryan Beller
Midwest Tour
Taylor Guitars Acoustic Clinics

September 25 2006 – Steilberg String Instruments, Louisville KY
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
tape:

September 26 2006 – Buddy Roger’s Music, Cincinnati OH
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
Live in Japan, Supermarket People, Desired Effect, Splane, Inca Roads, Panda, Lightning Roy [info by Sheryl Warren] tape: video exists

September 27 2006 – Motor City Guitar, Waterford MI
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
Lhai Sal, Haugseth, Them Dolphins Is Smart>1988 Was A Million Years Ago>Yep, Them Dolphins Is Smart, Alright, Thanksgiving, Dancing, Supermarket People, Dee & A>Bear Divide>Desired Effect
Splane, Amos Moses, Skunk>Inca Roads, Lightnin’ Roy [info by Andy Ogodzinski] tape: audio + video exist

September 28 2006 – Great Lake Music, Mundelein IL
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
Machupicchu (soundcheck fragment)
L’hai Sal, Haugseth, The Desired Effect, Lightning Roy (fragment), Hello, Supermarket People, Dolphins, Dancing, Cowlogy
Amos Moses, Rosemary Girl, Immigrant Song, Pride Is A Sin, Inca Roads, Worrywart Spoonguy, Panda [info by Jeremy Cox + Paul Berkholst] tape: audio + video exist

September 30 2006 – Cascio Interstate Music, New Berlin WI
Guitar Fest ’06
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
Dolphins medley, Live in Japan, Hello, Lhai Sal, Thanksgiving, Supermarket People, Medley: Dee’n’ A / Bear Divide / The Desired Effect
Amos Moses, Inca Roads, Cowlogy [info by Paul Berkholst] tape: audio + video exist
photos: here

October 2 2006 – Dave’s Guitar Shop, La Crosse WI
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
tape:

October 3 2006 – Morgan Music, Eau Claire WI
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
Lhai sal, Haugseth, Supermarket People, Physics, Pride is a sin, Some Taylor literature to music, Dolphins is smart/1988/yep them dolphins is smart alright, Hello (unplugged), Dee n A, Bear divide, The desired effect
Self ‘n other, Amos Moses, Inca Roads, Cowology [info by Neil Schlegel] tape: audio exists

October 4 2006 – Rhapsody Music, Mankato MN
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
tape:

October 5 2006 – Carlson Music Center, Alexandria MN
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Amos Moses, Dolphins/1988/Yep them dolphins is smart alright, Car Song, Supermarket people, Bear Divide, Panda, Inca Roads, Dancing, Lhai Sal, Dee ‘N’ A (not sure on this), Quimby, Physics (last song) [info by Slam] tape:

October 6 2006 – Marguerite’s Music, Moorhead MN
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
tape:

October 8 2006 – Kenny’s Music, Grand Forks ND
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Quimby, Lhai Sol, Haugseth, Hello, Fathers Day, Taylor Info/When I’m 64, Them Dolphins…, 1988 was a Million…., Yep Them Dolphins…., Supermarket People, Dee N’ A, Bear Divide, The Desired Effect, Thanksgiving (Un-Amplified), Intermission (we all had cake, provided by Kenny’s), Amos Moses, Inca Roads, I’m Afraid, The Car Song [info by Jon Matthews] tape: video exists

October 9, 2006 – Eckroth Music Co., Bismarck ND
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
tape:

October 10 2006 – Engel Music, Aberdeen SD
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
incl. Hello – Lhai Sal, Dee ‘n’ A/ Bear Divide, When I’m 64 music only to Taylor GS review spoken/sung by MK, Dolphins Melody, Supermarket People, Dancing, Desired Effect
Amos Moses, Inca Roads, The Black Page, Career/ Quimby/ Panda [info by David Larson] tape:

October 12 2006 – Mojo’s Music, Edwardsville IL
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:
Hello, Supermarket People, Quimby / Panda, Physics, Dee n A / Bear Divide / Desired Effect, Dolphins/1988, Thanksgiving (completely unplugged), Excerpt from Peaches, Excerpt from Moggio, Also select quotes from a Taylor review in some guitar magazine to the tune of When I’m Sixty Four
Amos Moses, Snowcow, Blackbird, Inca [info by Dave Tempo] tape:

October 13 2006 – Off Broadway, St. Louis MO
A Friday the 13th Concert in St. Louis
personnel: MK, BB, Eric Slick (drums)
setlist: Snowcow, Father’s Day, Dolphins, Pride is a Sin, My Dilemma, 2001, Supermarket, Uglytown, Haugseth, Performing Miracles, Mystery Music, Panda, Nonkerchunk, Potato, Inca Roads, Scotch, Skull Bubbles, Breakfast [info + actual setlist by Mark Leaver, Michael Schrand] tape: audio + video exist

photo by Mark Leaver
photo by Mark Leaver

October 21 2006 – Dizzy’s, San Diego CA
Mike Keneally’s Circus of Values returns to Dizzy’s
personnel: MK, Scott Thunes (bass), Jen Scaffidi (vocal, guitar), Brock Avery (drums)
setlist:
tape:

October 21 2006 - Dizzy's, San Diego CA
Mike Keneally’s Circus of Values returns to Dizzy’s, with Scott Thunes (bass), Jen Scaffidi (vocal, guitar), Brock Avery (drums) [photo: keneally.com]
October 23 2006 – Old Globe Theatre, San Diego CA
The San Diego Shakespeare Society Presents
A San Diego Celebrity Sonnets Evening
Featuring Mike Keneally on guitar, accompanying Jazz 88 Program Director Claudia Russell on sonnets VIII and XVII, along with many other San Diego celebrities.
personnel: MK
setlist:
tape:

November 3 2006 – Dizzy’s, San Diego CA
Mike Keneally’s Circus of Values returns to Dizzy’s
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Marco Minnemann (drums)
setlist:
tape:

November 4 2006 – The Baked Potato, Studio City CA
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Marco Minnemann (drums)
setlist:
Nonkerchunk, Performing Miracles, Beautiful, Drum-Running, Spoon Guy, Uglytown (with half-hour improv including “Hush” by Deep Purple and “Right Off” by Miles Davis [not “Go Ahead John”], the riff also referred to as “Theme from Jack Johnson”. I started playing it out of desperation when I needed to extend the improv a few more minutes so we could get to 10:30. We didn’t have that many tunes so the improvs needed to be long!), Cause of Breakfast
Snowcow, Top of Stove, Dolphins, Supermarket People, Pride is a Sin, Cheddar (with long improv including “And Your Bird Can Sing” and “Black Page 1 and 2”), Choosing to Drown [info by Mike Keneally through Jon from Joytown] tape:

PAUL GREEN SCHOOL OF ROCK
ALL-STARS TOUR
presented by MIKE KENEALLY

December 26 2006 – FIRST ACT/BILLS BAR, Boston, MA
December 27 2006 – HIGHER GROUND, Burlington, VT
December 28 2006 – ASBURY LANES, Asbury Park, NJ
December 29 2006 – MOUNTAIN CREEK SKI RESORT, Vernon NJ
December 30 2006 – THE JEWISH MOTHER, Virginia Beach, VA
December 31 2006 – WORLD CAFE LIVE, Philly, PA
(MK performs with the School of Rock All-Stars on some songs)
MK comments:
The major news for the moment and for the foreseeable future is that I’ve been named the National Music Director for the Paul Green School of Rock. I’ve known Paul since 2003, feel deeply what he feels and have witnessed firsthand the benefits which the kids in his program have been receiving – in fact some of the most exciting musical moments I experienced this year were at School of Rock All-Stars shows. The whole School of Rock scene is totally infectious, and the opportunity to have an impact on the musical development of young people across the country is something I take most seriously. I’m very grateful for this opportunity and will make the most of it.
In addition to my duties as National Music Director, I’ll also be running a San Diego branch of the School of Rock. We’re still in the preliminary stages of locating a suitable venue for the school but will be open for business early in 2007. Do you want your kids, 8 through 18 years of age, to be trained by me to rock like a massive unfair behemoth? Of course you do. For enrollment information you should write to me at deleted@deleted.com.
One of my first official duties, though, will be leading a group of All-Stars on the road, starting the day after Christmas, on their East Coast tour. These are not Keneally performances – I’ll be presenting the group and perhaps I can be coerced into picking up a guitar on an encore or something, but these shows are firmly about the kids rocking like maniacs. You owe it to yourself to check this out.