The Tour Chronology: 2007

MK once again returns to Europe for several one off gigs.

The School of Rock All-Stars tour the US, with MK as the musical director.

Exowax re-releases the long out of print albums hat. and Boil That Dust Speck, both including nifty DVDs and additional material.

Mike Keneally presents PAUL GREEN SCHOOL OF ROCK MUSIC — SAN DIEGO performing Pink Floyd’s THE WALL.

In the Fall MK and BB tour as part of Dëthkløk.

The Tour Chronology: 2007

NAMM 2007

January 18 2007 – J.T. Schmid’s, Anaheim CA
The Bryan Beller Band appears at The NAMM Bass Bash 2007
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January 19 2007 – NAMM, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA
At the Sonic Reality booth
The Mike Keneally Band reunites with Nick D’Virgilio!
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January 19 2007 – NAMM, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA
Mike Keneally/Bryan Beller acoustic duo In the Taylor Guitars room
personnel: MK, BB
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ANAHEIM, CA, January 19, 2007: Mike and Bryan romped through an acoustic set for the crowd at the Taylor Guitars booth during the NAMM convention. Mike picked this new Taylor GS off the display wall just before the show and Bryan got reacquainted with the same T5 bass prototype he played during last fall's midwest Taylor tour with Mike.
ANAHEIM, CA, January 19, 2007: Mike and Bryan romped through an acoustic set for the crowd at the Taylor Guitars booth during the NAMM convention. Mike picked this new Taylor GS off the display wall just before the show and Bryan got reacquainted with the same T5 bass prototype he played during last fall’s midwest Taylor tour with Mike.

January 19 2007 – NAMM, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA
Fender Frontline
MK guests with the “Incendiary Triumvirate” featuring Greg Koch, Reggie Hamilton, and John Calarco.
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January 21 2007 – The Epicentre, San Diego CA
Mike Keneally sitting in with THE PAUL GREEN SCHOOL OF ROCK ALL-STARS
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March 6 2007 – The Gig, Hollywood CA
WesFest 2: A Concert To Benefit The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship At Berklee College Of Music
Hosted by:Bryan Beller
w/ Stu Hamm, Danny Mo and the Exciters (Will Snyder, Danny Morris and James Gadson), The Dirty Janks (Arlan Schierbaum, Rick Musallam, Dorian Heartsong, Joe Travers), Jariya, Janet Robin, Jude Crossen, The WesFest All-Stars (Mike Keneally, Ali Handal, Kira Small, Griff Peters, Bryan Beller, Tristana Ward, and the ever-popular I, Claudius)
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March 18 2007 – The Casbah, San Diego CA
The Playground Slap (with special guest Mike Keneally)
w/ Leslie and the Lys
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MK comments: “This will be the first Playground Slap gig in something like 18 years. The Slap were always my favorite local band in the 80’s. Incredible creativity and innovation and funk and atmosphere. Their prime dog Marcelo Radulovich collab’d with me on “Wooden Smoke” and still strikes me as one of the most uncanny and creative musicians I’ve ever encountered. I joined them at their rehearsal yesterday and there will be steaming action at this gig — the band is hot. Come on over.”

March 31 2007 – The Steve Allen Theater, Hollywood CA
The Tomorrow Show, starring Craig Anton, Ron Lynch, Brendon Small, and special guests (including MK)
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April 5 2007 – The Tiki House, San Diego CA
The Playground Slap (with special guest Mike Keneally)
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MK comments: “I’ll be playing the whole set with them.”

April 7 2007 – Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad CA
Henry and Mike provide live music and narration to film from Henry’s last excursion to Antarctica as cameraman for an upcoming Werner Herzog documentary.
personnel: MK, Henry Kaiser
setlist: improv [info by Kevin Douglas] tape:

April 18 2007 – The Triple Crown Pub, San Diego CA
The Playground Slap (with special guest Mike Keneally)
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April 21 2007 – The Triple Crown Pub, San Diego CA
The Playground Slap (with special guest Mike Keneally)
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April 27 2007 – Baked Potato, Studio City CA
personnel: Mike Keneally, Rick Musallam, Bryan Beller (?), Joe Travers
setlist: Quimby***, My Dilemma, Choosing To Drown, Lightning Roy*, Beautiful, The Last Ride (Todd Rundgren), Hum, Magic Fingers (Zappa), Respectable Street (XTC), I Can’t Stop
Panda, Spoon Guy, Uglytown/Isolation (John Lennon)/Uglytown, Seven Percent Grade, Joe’s solo, Rosemary Girl, The Car (“Joe”) Song**, Day of The Cow [info by Paul Rose] tape: audio exists, video exists
Paul Rose comments:
*Mike Keneally had hum (no pun) problems with his (new?) wireless system during the 9/4 part, during which the rest of the band vamped quietly for awhile. After the problem was fixed, Mike played keyboards and guitar for a bit (with the band still vamping in a variety of styles) and then Rick played a great, long solo just before the band finally went back to conclude Lightning Roy. The problems with Mike’s guitar actually added several opportunities for the band to do wonderful improvisations within the song.
**Joe Travers was getting married in the near future; part of the Car Song included two separate snippets of “here comes the bride”.
*** In celebration of the re-release of Hat., MKB took the audience “way back”, with a version of Quimby that included Mike & Rick singing “Hat”, a very short snippet of Day of the Cow, “Thank you for buying Hat”, “Hat”.

June 1 2007 – Spreckels Theatre, San Diego CA
Mike Keneally guests with Rockola performing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album on the 40th anniversary of its release, with the Magical Symphony Youth Orchestra
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June 14 2007 – House of Blues, San Diego CA
Umphrey’s McGee Meets Mike Keneally
personnel: MK w/ Umphrey’s McGee
setlist: Set One Jazz Odyssey > Hurt Bird Bath*, Liquid > In the Kitchen >”Jimmy Stewart”^ > In the Kitchen, Uncommon, Wizard Burial Ground**
Set Two The Triple Wide > Intentions Clear > jam^^ > It’s About That Time$, White Man’s Moccasins$, Partyin’ Peeps, The Bottom Half > Glory > The Bottom Half
Encore Layla
Notes Alfred Howard and the K23 Orchestra opened
* with Crazy Train jam
^ with Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) on keys
** first time played, original
^^ with Mike Keneally on guitar, then later on bass
$ with Mike Keneally on guitar
[info by liveviddy at ammk] tape audio exists (flac)

Umphrey's McGee Meets Mike Keneally: Mike (third from left) was invited onstage to join the band for a few songs during famed jam band Umphrey's McGee's tour-ending concert at the House of Blues. It was a spontaneous, incendiary night of music as Mike travelled from keyboards to guitar to bass, with the crowd enthusiastically cheering his and Umphrey's every move.
Umphrey’s McGee Meets Mike Keneally: Mike (third from left) was invited onstage to join the band for a few songs during famed jam band Umphrey’s McGee’s tour-ending concert at the House of Blues. It was a spontaneous, incendiary night of music as Mike travelled from keyboards to guitar to bass, with the crowd enthusiastically cheering his and Umphrey’s every move.

June 23 2007 – 4th Avenue & Kingsley Street, Asbury Park NJ
School of Rock Festival (featuring Ween, Benevento/Russo Duo and many others)
personnel: MK, Doug Lunn (bass), Eric Slick (drums), Eric Svalgard (keyboards and theremin), Rich Stone (bass clarinet and tenor sax)
setlist: Snowcow, My Dilemma, Dolphins/1988/Dolphins, Uglytown, Performing Miracles, Mystery Music, Nonkerchunk, Inca Roads [info by Mike Puterbaugh] tape:
MK comments: “Amazing weekend at the inaugural School of Rock Festival in Asbury Park. You were only sixteen miles away and you didn’t come? Wow. I had a super-interesting band: Doug Lunn, Eric Slick, Eric Svalgard on keyboards and Rich Stone on bass clarinet and tenor sax. No rehearsal. You try playing the “Dolphins” medley with no rehearsal. Hung out with lots of cool people — Mickey (Dean) from Ween invited me to go see a show with him but I couldn’t because I was about to sit in with Bustle In Your Hedgerow (featuring Dave from Ween and Scott from Rana and both halves of the Benevento/Russo Duo, and they all rock pretty damn ferociously).
Loved sitting in with Umphrey’s McGee a couple of weeks ago too [no details available -AA]. Loving the making of new friends and the making of good music and the having of good times very much.”

June 29 2007 – Birch North Park Theatre, San Diego CA
With the Allan Holdsworth Band (featuring Jimmy Johnson on bass and Chad Wackerman on drums)
personnel: MK, RM, DL, Marco Minnemann
setlist: Snowcow, Spoon Guy/Uglytown, Nonkerchunk, Dolphins, Beautiful, Performing Miracles, Top of Stove Melting, Marco’s solo [info by Ed Lucas] tape:

July 2 2007 – The Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar CA
San Diego County Fair
The Playground Slap (with special guest Mike Keneally)
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July 3 2007 – The Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar CA
San Diego County Fair
Mike Keneally presents PAUL GREEN SCHOOL OF ROCK MUSIC — SAN DIEGO performing Pink Floyd’s THE WALL
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photos: Douglas O’Neill
notes: Mike Keneally is the National Music Director of the Paul Green School of Rock, and the Music Director of the new San Diego branch. Since the beginning of April, MK has been training a group of 7 to 18 year-old musicians of varying experience to play the entire “Wall” album. The three shows below are the public debut of Mike’s first School of Rock class. Mike will not be performing but he will present, conduct, cajole and make a nuisance of himself all night. The musicians are fantastic and will rock you ferociously.

July 5 2007 – Rosalie and Alva Performance Gallery, San Pedro CA
personnel: MK, RM, DL, JT
setlist: tracks from hat. and Boil That Dust Speck, Skull Bubbles, Martha My Dear
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photos: Douglas O’Neill
Douglas O’Neill comments: “They played one long set with songs from hat. and Boil That Dust Speck. The encore was Skull Bubbles and Martha My Dear (Mike on the piano and Joe on drums). My favorite moment was when Mike starts playing a Zappa song (Black Page #1 [info by Dave Foster]) on the keyboards and putting Joe through his paces on the drums.”

SAN PEDRO, CA, July 5, 2007: The Mike Keneally Band and its fans found a sweet new venue in the Rosalie & Alva Performance Gallery, by day a dance studio and by night an intimate, acoustically transparent oasis where good music is celebrated. Alva's was recommended to Mike by our über-drummer pal Marco Minnemann. There's only seating for 60 people, so a very memorable night is virtually guaranteed. MKB hopes to perform there again some time soon.
SAN PEDRO, CA, July 5, 2007: The Mike Keneally Band and its fans found a sweet new venue in the Rosalie & Alva Performance Gallery, by day a dance studio and by night an intimate, acoustically transparent oasis where good music is celebrated. Alva’s was recommended to Mike by our über-drummer pal Marco Minnemann. There’s only seating for 60 people, so a very memorable night is virtually guaranteed. MKB hopes to perform there again some time soon.

July 6 2007 – The Baked Potato, Studio City CA
personnel: MK, RM, DL, JT, with Evan Francis guesting
setlist: Cheddar, Performing Miracles, Uglytown, The Car Song, Beautiful, The Mystery Music, Snowcow, Top of Stove Melting, Rosemary Girl, My Dilemma, Scotch, Skunk, Desired Effect, I Can’t Stop – Encore: Inca Roads (Joined by a gentleman on guitar I do not know) [info by Jon from Joytown] tape:

July 13 2007 The Epicentre, San Diego CA
Mike Keneally presents PAUL GREEN SCHOOL OF ROCK MUSIC — SAN DIEGO performing Pink Floyd’s THE WALL
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July 14 2007 The Epicentre, San Diego CA
Mike Keneally presents PAUL GREEN SCHOOL OF ROCK MUSIC — SAN DIEGO performing Pink Floyd’s THE WALL
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August 3 2007 – Outreach Festival, Festzelt Sportzentrum, Schwaz Austria
personnel: Mike Keneally, Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller
setlist: Top Of Stove Melting, Dolphins Medley, Beautiful, Spoon Guy
tape: FM radio

August 5 2007 – Outreach Festival, Festzelt Sportzentrum, Schwaz Austria
Heavy Miles (A Tribute to Miles Davis)
personnel: Mike Keneally, Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller, with Adam Holzman (keyboards) & Franz Hackl (trumpet)
setlist: songs included the “Jack Johnson” theme, “What I Say,” “Mademoiselle Mabry,” “Black Satin,” “Its About That Time,” and several others
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School of Rock All-Stars

August 7 2007 – The Magic Stick, Detroit MI
August 9 2007 – Walter Street Music Hall, Rochester NY
August 10 2007 -The Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA
August 11 2007 – Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park NJ
August 12 2007 – World Café Live (MK will not be present), Philadelphia PA
(Mike does not perform, but presents the concerts performed by students aged 13 to 18)

August 18 2007 – OffsideOpen International New Music Festival, Geldern Germany
personnel: MK
setlist: Improv > Friends And Family, Tranquillado, You Must Be This Tall, 1988, Pride Is A Sin, 5 Legs, Cold Hands, Airport, Hallmark, Ankle Bracelet, Improv > Fencing > Always Man > Sluggo, Da Dun Dar, We’ll Be Right Back, Potato
tape: audio exists (Radio6 NL)

GELDERN, GERMANY, August 18, 2007: Mike's first European solo concert was presented, fittingly, at the debut of Burkhard Hennen's Offside Open International New Music Festival, in a delightful outdoor summer environment. The 70-minute performance saw Mike employing guitars and piano, sometimes simultaneously. In addition to a few Keneally catalog gems not often played, Mike previewed some music from his upcoming Scambot project. Thanks to Co de Kloet and NPS' Studio 6 radio for inviting Mike to play. (photo by Pieter van Hoogdalem)
GELDERN, GERMANY, August 18, 2007: Mike’s first European solo concert was presented, fittingly, at the debut of Burkhard Hennen’s Offside Open International New Music Festival, in a delightful outdoor summer environment. The 70-minute performance saw Mike employing guitars and piano, sometimes simultaneously. In addition to a few Keneally catalog gems not often played, Mike previewed some music from his upcoming Scambot project. Thanks to Co de Kloet and NPS’ Studio 6 radio for inviting Mike to play. (photo by Pieter van Hoogdalem)

September 9 2007 – Acoustic Alliance, Brick By Brick, San Diego CA
(The Acoustic Alliance Series gathers 12 songwriters who share the stage and trade the spotlight to perform three of their best songs in the round, presented in a candlelit “storyteller” format.)
personnel: MK
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September 22 2007 – Rosalie and Alva Performance Gallery, San Pedro CA
personnel: MK, RM, DL, MM
setlist: Room (First time quartet performance of the TUWP tune), Nonkerchunk, Selfish Otter, Hallmark (a new song from Scambot with Mike on piano), Doug Lunn Piano Solo > Nefertiti (Wayne Shorter), In a Silent Way (Joe Zawinul) (beautiful bass solo by Doug Lunn), Ankle Bracelet
Mike goofing on the piano (singing the Mike Keneally Band song as the others came back on stage; Sabre Dance (Khachaturian)), Dolphins, Spoon Guy (with vocals), Uglytown, Snow Cow
Performing Miracles, Improv — I’m All Ears, Top of Stove Melting
Rosemary Girl [info by Douglas O’Neill] tape: audio exists
photos: here
MK comments: “The piano improv at the beginning of the second set turned into Sabre Dance by Khachaturian — Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, I Feel Pretty from West Side Story and Black Page # 1 all got inserted into improvs in the second set too. There was a huge improv between Miracles and Stove which was probably a song to itself — for set list purposes let’s say it was called “Improv — I’m All Ears.””
Douglas O’Neill comments: “One of Mike’s SOR students, Austin, was invited to the stage to play a solo during one of the songs.”

SAN PEDRO, CA, September 22, 2007: During the sound check before their sold-out concert at the intimate Alva's, Mike and the band ran through a new band arrangement of
SAN PEDRO, CA, September 22, 2007: During the sound check before their sold-out concert at the intimate Alva’s, Mike and the band ran through a new band arrangement of “Room,” from his 2004 orchestral album The Universe Will Provide. The band also premiered a new song, “Hallmark,” from Mike’s upcoming album project, Scambot, with Mike on grand piano. You gotta be there next time Mike Keneally Band plays Alva’s; seriously.

A streaming movie of the rehearsal is here, if you please.

September 28 2007 – The Baked Potato, Studio City CA
personnel: MK, RM, DL, MM
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October 13 2007 – Budapest Autumn Festival, Millenáris Teátrum, Budapest Hungary
Zappa Music Project w/ Ed Mann
personnel: MK, Ed Mann
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MK comments: “We used themes from “Revised Music,” “Marqueson’s Chicken,” “We Are Not Alone,” “What’s New In Baltimore” and “Moggio” and constructed an hour-long free-form duet fantasia around them, which was exhilarating as hell.”

October 13 2007 – Budapest Autumn Festival, Millenáris Teátrum, Budapest Hungary
Zappa Music Project w/ the Modern Art Orchestra
personnel: MK, the Modern Art Orchestra (conducted by Tom Trapp)
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October 20 2007 – IB Expo ’07, Kulturhuset, Halmstad Sweden
Featuring Mike Keneally, Isildurs Bane, Pamelia Kurstin (theremin), Björn J:son Lindh (flute, keyboards), Luca Calabrese (trumpet) and Christian Saggese (guitar)
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setlist: a.o. a 25-minute rearrangement of pieces from The Universe Will Provide (
MK comments: “We played “All of Them Were Quiet,” “Archaic Peace Strategies,” “Not Just Flutes” and “Blue 68″ — a really cool selection of pieces, I have to admit”
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Dëthkløk
Tour

(featuring Brendon Small, Mike Keneally,
Bryan Beller & Gene Hoglan)
Also performing: …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

October 29 2007 – University of New Mexico, Student Union Ballroom, Albuquerque NM
October 31 2007 – University of Nevada, Student Union Ballroom, Las Vegas NV
November 1 2007 – University of California, Ackerman Grand Ballroom, Los Angeles CA
November 2 2007 – University of California, Pauley Ballroom, Berkeley CA
November 5 2007 – Colorado State University, Lory Student Center Ballroom, Fort Collins CO
November 7 2007 – University of Minnesota, Coffman Memorial Union’s Great Hall, Minneapolis MN
November 8 2007 – University of South Dakota, Slagle Auditorium, Vermillion SD
November 11 2007 – University of Colorado at Boulder, Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder CO
November 13 2007 – Southern Illinois, Shryock Auditorium, Carbondale IL
November 14 2007 – University Of Wisconsin, Majestic Theatre, Madison WI
November 17 2007 – University of Kansas, Kansas Memorial Union Ballroom, Lawrence KS
November 18 2007 – Northwestern University, Ryan Auditorium, Chicago IL
December 13 2007 – Center Stage, Atlanta GA

WESTWOOD, CA, November 1, 2007: Heralded by hundreds of chanting, moshing devotees, Mike Keneally and Bryan Beller performed as half of the mythical, somewhat satirical, speedmetal juggernaut Dëthkløk at UCLA's Ackerman Ballroom. The live band, also consisting of creator/guitarist/lead vocalist Brendon Small and drummer Gene Hoglan, performed in perfect sync with their animated counterparts in this 52-minute high-tech shredfest that hurls the Cartoon Network Adult Swim's Metalocalypse show at the metal-hungry masses.
WESTWOOD, CA, November 1, 2007: Heralded by hundreds of chanting, moshing devotees, Mike Keneally and Bryan Beller performed as half of the mythical, somewhat satirical, speedmetal juggernaut Dëthkløk at UCLA’s Ackerman Ballroom. The live band, also consisting of creator/guitarist/lead vocalist Brendon Small and drummer Gene Hoglan, performed in perfect sync with their animated counterparts in this 52-minute high-tech shredfest that hurls the Cartoon Network Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse show at the metal-hungry masses.