The Tour Chronology: 2010

A short Winter MyKeneally Tour.

In May the Mike Keneally Band tours with the Bryan Beller Band. It’s the THEY’RE BOTH THE SAME BAND Northeast Tour 2010.

June has MK in the studio with Joe Satriani.

A Fall 2010/Winter 2011 Joe Satriani world tour is next, with MK playing keyboards.

Also in October 2010 MK performs a selection of Steve Vai piano pieces at the Steve Vai Festival in Groningen, the Netherlands.

The Tour Chronology: 2010

January 2 2010 – Soda Bar, San Diego CA
San Diego Experimental Guitar Show
Mike Keneally, B+B Blues, Michael J. Stevens, Esteban Flores, Peter Graves, David Wightman, Marcelo Radulovich, Sam Lopez, and Nathan Aguilar
personnel:
setlist:
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January 6 2010 – The Baked Potato, Studio City CA
Rick Musallam and Friends, featuring Mike Keneally
personnel:
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January 9 2010 – The Baked Potato, Studio City CA
Mike Keneally, Rick Musallam, Brendon Small and Gene Hoglan
personnel:
setlist:
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MyKeneally Tour!
A New Way To Experience Mike Keneally And His Music
Featuring Mike Keneally and Bryan Beller

January 18 2010 – Private, El Cajon CA
personnel: MK, BB
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January 23 2010 – Private, Orland CA
personnel: MK, BB
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January 24 2010 – Arcata Theatre Lounge, Arcata CA
The Arcata Eye’s 13th Annual Eye Ball
also featuring Dell’Arte International and Shantaram The Magician
personnel: MK, BB
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February 28 2010 – The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood CA
WesFest 5:
A Concert To Benefit The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship
at Berklee College of Music
WesFest 5 Performing Artists
Tal Wilkenfeld (also featuring Oz Noy, John Beasley and Vinnie Colaiuta)
John Montagna
Joe Brooks
Danny Mo & the Exciters
(featuring 2009 Wehmiller Scholarship Winner Justin Schornstein)
The WesFest All-Stars
(featuring the Mike Keneally Band, I, Claudius, Tamara Silvera, Kira Small, and Ali Handal)
personnel:
setlist:
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March 12 2010 – The Loft at U.C. San Diego, La Jolla CA
personnel: Mike Keneally Band (MK, BB, RM, JT)
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March 13 2010 – The Baked Potato, Studio City CA
personnel: Mike Keneally Band (MK, BB, RM, JT)
setlist:
Set 1 – Voyage To Manhood, Career Politicians, Tiny Red Bug, I Was Not Ready For You, Uglytown, Open Up, Cowology, Pride Is A Sin
Set 2 – Hum, Hallmark, Cold Hands, Dolphins Medley, Hello, Father’s Day, Alice’s Restaurant (snippet), Lizard Tongue, Quimby, Panda, Top Of Stove Melting, Choosing To Drown, Self ‘N” Other, Killer Fish [info by Alec (Alleytabs)] tape:

April 9 2010 – Anthology, San Diego CA
A Tribute To Cream
personnel: MK, Robbie Pagliari and Kofi Baker (Ginger’s son)
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April 10 2010 – Spring Reverb Festival – Kava Gallery, San Diego CA
Ogd_S(11) Translation Has Failed
with featured special guest Mike Keneally
personnel: MK
setlist:
tape:

mkb / bbb tour 2010

Mike Keneally Band
with special guest
The Bryan Beller Band

THEY’RE BOTH THE SAME BAND
Northeast Tour 2010

 Rick Musallam – guitar/backing vocals
Joe Travers – drums
Mike Keneally – guitar/keys/vocals
Griff Peters – guitar
Bryan Beller – bass

May 4 2010 – World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA
personnel: MK, BB, JT, RM, GP
setlist:
BBB: Greasy Wheel, Life Story, Get Things Done, Thanks In Advance, Love Terror Adrenaline/Break Through, Seven Percent Grade
MKB: Tiny Red Bug, Career Politicians, Voyage To Manhood, Click, Life’s Too Small, Chee, Natty Trousers, Dolphins, Cold Hands, Tomorrow, Scotch, Chatfield Manor, Hallmark, ‘Cause Of Breakfast, Kedgeree, (encores:) Cowlogy, Potato [info by Brian Bernardini] tape: audio exists
photos: Matt Urban’s folder
note: Kedgeree was dedicated to our good friend the late Doug Boucher

photo © 2010 Matt Urban

May 5 2010 – Lilly’s Pad at Toad’s Place, New Haven CT
personnel: MK, BB, JT, RM, GP
setlist:
BBB: Greasy Wheel, Life Story, Get Things Done, Thanks In Advance, Love Terror Adrenaline/Break Through, Seven Percent Grade
MKB: Kedgeree, Pretty Enough For Girls, Taster, Blameless, Hallmark, Chee, Career Politicians, Vent, Hot For Teacher/Apple Pie, Tomorrow, Scotch, Voyage To Manhood, Click, Life’s Too Small, Chatfield Manor, Hum, Potato [info by Michael Pierry] tape: audio exists

May 7 2010 – Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, Cambridge MA
personnel: MK, BB, JT, RM, GP
setlist:
BBB: Greasy Wheel, Life Story, Get Things Done, Thanks In Advance, Love Terror Adrenaline/Break Through, Seven Percent Grade
MKB: Career Politicians, Pretty Enough/Taster, Cold Hands, Chee, Life’s Too Small, Dolphins, Tomorrow/Scotch, Natty Trousers, Hallmark, Chatfield, Breakfast, Kedgeree, (encores:) Spoon Guy/Uglytown, Tiny Red Bug, Potato [info by Mike Lerch (setlist), w/ additional info by MK] tape: audio exists
photos: Mike Lerch’s folder

May 7 2010 - Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, Cambridge MA [Thank you Mike Lerch!]
May 7 2010 – Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, Cambridge MA [Thank you Mike Lerch!]

May 8 2010 – Hiro Ballroom, New York NY
personnel: MK, BB, JT, RM, GP
setlist:
BBB: Greasy Wheel, Life Story, Get Things Done, Thanks In Advance, Love Terror Adrenaline/Break Through, Seven Percent Grade
MKB: Kedgeree, Click, Life’s Too Small, Chee, Natty Trousers, Vent, Dolphins, Blameless, Hallmark, Tiny Red Bug, Tomorrow/Scotch, Pretty Enough/Taster, Chatfield Manor, (encores:) Breakfast, Potato [info by Mario Casella (setlist)] tape: audio exists

May 8 2010 - Hiro Ballroom, New York NY [thank you Mario Casella!]
May 8 2010 – Hiro Ballroom, New York NY [thank you Mario Casella!]

May 9 2010 – Orion Sound Studios, Baltimore MD
personnel: MK, BB, JT, RM, GP
setlist:
BBB: Greasy Wheel, Life Story, Get Things Done, Thanks In Advance, Love Terror Adrenaline/Break Through, Seven Percent Grade
MKB: Tiny Red Bug, Career, Voyage, Pretty/Taster, Click, Life’s Too Small, Chee, Natty Trousers, Cold Hands, Vent, Dolphins, Blameless, Hallmark, Breakfast, Chatfield, Kedgeree, (encores:) Tomorrow -> Scotch, Hum, Potato [info by Bob “Bice” Eichler] tape: audio exists

September 15 2010 – The Baked Potato, Studio City CA
Mike Keneally Band with special guest The Bryan Beller Band: THEY’RE BOTH THE SAME BAND
personnel: MK, BB, JT, RM, GP
setlist:
tape:
nb Both Bryan and Mike are preparing a live album and/or DVD release.
Kerry was there and he posted this review to ammk.

From: Kerry
Newsgroups: alt.music.mike-keneally
Subject: Re: Baked Potato gig on Wed. Sep 15
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 14:00:16 -0700 (PDT)

Man, what a fucking performance last night — I’m talkin’ about the
Bryan Beller and Mike Keneally “Both The Same Band” show at the
classic Baked Potato in North Hollywood, California. Griff Peters and
Rick Musallem on additional guitars, Joe Travers behind the kit.

Monsterous.

It’s been several hours and a few years since I’d been privy to a
Keneally/Beller gig, and I can assure you now, I won’t let that much
time elapse ever again. Girlfriend dropped me off, met up with
SuperFan(tm) Stephane Peters (everyone in LA knows Stephane, “the
angry Frenchman”, ’cause the dude goes to every gig imaginable LOL —
awesome cat), had a nice potato dinner (sauteed mushrooms and cheddar)
and several beers.

As always seems to be the case at Keneally gigs, a pungent, sticky-
sweet skunk-like odor emanated from the smoking area out back; yeah,
it’s a Keneally gig for sure. Some damned fine stuff going around
these late-summer harvest days, I tell you.

I admit, I haven’t heard Bryan Beller’s latest, “Thanks in Advance”,
but the material showcased from said album really struck a chord with
me — the songwriting was gorgeous and there’s a maturation compared
to the writing on “View” in my most humbles. The title cut,
particularly, stood out as a highlight for me — kind of mellow,
languid, beautiful changes, and a really soulful Jeff Beck-ish solo
courtesy of Griff Peters. Bryan’s playing…what can I say? I felt,
for the first time, really, that Beller has truly come into his own as
a solo artist in his own right. There was a confidence and assuredness
to his playing that really touched me. Took me awhile, didn’t it?

After what seemed like a very short set (it wasn’t, really), I took a
reprieve on the patio, had a nice little skunk break, quaffed another
Miller Light(tm), then scurried back in time for Keneally’s shot at
stardom.

It was the set-list of my dreams; I can’t remember it all, but
imagine, if you will, the band opening with a stormy and passionate
rendering of the classic “Kedgeree”, Keneally just SMOKING the fucking
solo (he was amazing-amazing-amazing all night, incidentally), the
band so tight coins bounced off of ’em. Then one of my favorite songs
of all time, “Blameless (The Floating Face)” — oh my freaking GOD, I
love that song so, so much and to see/hear it presented live and in my
potato-stuffed face was akin to a spawning trout narrowly escaping the
toothy jaws of a young grizzly bear.

It just went uphill from there: hazy memories of a high-energy,
incredibly intense “Chatfield Manor”, the jaw-dropping “Pretty Enough
for Girls” executed beautifully, seguing RIGHT into a tree-
splintering, glass-shattering, Earth-heavy version of “Taster”. Holy
shit, the sheer weight of that piece floored me. The band fucking
nailed every nuance, too. Laughter-packed and spine-shivering versions
of “Life’s Too Small” and “Cold Hands” from SCAMBOT 1 (there were a
couple others from that album as well), a rockin’ closing version of
“Potato” appropriately enough. A bunch of other stuff I can’t remember
(should’ve snatched a setlist).

An incredible evening of music right there, I tell you what.

Mike was just so, so focused; I saw him squinting at the ceiling and
into the lights and I was thinking perhaps he was seeing the brown
triangles — sure sounded like it to these ears. An absolutely
flawless, completely on-fire, ultimately inspiring guitar (and
keyboard) clinic he put on. I’m still sitting here stunned over the
beauty of the man’s playing, his peculiar phrasing and insanely cool
and dissonant melodic outbursts, his tenderness and aggression, his
soul, his tone, his vibrato, all of it. Real, real humbling and quite
an amazing thing to have witnessed.

Musallem did his trippy pedalboard thing, throwing down a handful —
give or take a finger — of cool, ultra-melodic, classic Les Paul
guitar solos, so, so different from Keneally’s thing but no less
gorgeous. Travers is ridiculous, that’s all I can say. Man, talk about
driving the Greyhound! Beller and Peters did their respective things
perfectly and tastefully, the whole damned band psychically in sync
with each other.

Spell-binding.

Trust me on this one, the DVD the crew were shooting is gonna SLAY.

My only bummer was that “Evidence of Humanity” was for sale but I’d
pre-ordered and therefore have to wait a few more days. Poor, poor
pitiful me! However, I got to listen to the first 10 minutes or so on
the drive home with Stephane (he’d purchased it; he was also my
designated driver — thanks, Stephane!) and it sounded very, very
cool. Cannot wait to get my copy!

Anyway, it was an incredible, incredible night of world — no,
UNIVERSAL — class music delivered by some of the best motherfuckers
in the business in one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. All
sweet guys, too, very approachable and a bit on the goofy side, truth
be told. Great crowd (place was full as usual), too; reconnected with
some old buddies (hi, Kent and Susan!) and made some new ones (Hi
Chris!), and generally had myself a fine old time.

A bushel of gratitude and thanks to Mike, Bryan, Griff, Joe and Rick
— man, did you guys ever bring it, and I simply cannot thank you
enough for transcendant time we had.

September 25 2010 – Lestat’s Coffee House, San Diego CA
29th Annual Adams Avenue Street Fair
Tribute to Cream featuring Mike Keneally and Kofi Baker
personnel: MK, Kofi Baker
setlist:
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October 22 2010 – De Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands
Steve Vai Festival featuring Steve Vai, the Noord Nederlands Orkest and Mike Keneally
performing Steve Vai’s and his own music on solo piano
personnel: MK
setlist:
tape:

October 23 2010 – De Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands
Steve Vai Festival featuring Steve Vai, the Noord Nederlands Orkest and Mike Keneally
performing Steve Vai’s and his own music on solo piano
personnel: MK
setlist:
tape:
MK notes:
As you know, I have to bust off from the Satch tour for the Glasgow and Birmingham shows (Jem Godfrey will be holding down the fort for me while I’m gone) in order to play my Steve Vai piano arrangements at the Groningen Steve Vai Festival– three tunes from Vai Piano Reductions Vol. 1, and three from the yet-to-be-recorded Vol. 2. I ran all six tunes in a row for the first time yesterday and, thank goodness, I know them all. As I’ve shared with you in the past, putting together these Vai piano arrangements always end up being the most painfully challenging musical projects I involve myself with, but I’ve got them down now to the point where I can actually play them and have fun with them. So these gigs are going to be good, I think. I’ll also be playing the arrangements on a radio program with Steve recorded before a live audience happening in the Oosterport Small Hall on Saturday, October 23 at 1 p.m., to be broadcast on Radio 6 at 11 p.m. on December 6 and 13, 2010. [source: the Keneallist Oct.13 2010] The Groningen Vai festival was glorious, and after months of practicing and preparing for my performances therein, a massive relief to have finally pulled off. Many YouTube links exist of my performances, check them out if you like or wait until I get into the studio next year, with optimized arrangements informed by the lessons learned from debuting these arrangements live. [source: the Keneallist Nov.15 2010]

Joe Satriani World Tour
Mike on keyboards with Joe Satriani in Europe*

Live Band: Joe Satriani – Guitars / Jeff Campitelli – Drums / Allen Whitman – Bass
Mike Keneally – Keyboards / Galen Henson – Additional Guitar

October 16 Vicar St. Dublin, IE
October 17 Manchester Apollo Manchester, England GB
October 18 Bristol Colston Hall Bristol, England GB
October 19 Hammersmith Apollo London, England GB
October 21 Newcastle City Hall Newcastle, England GB
October 22 Clyde Auditorium
Mike did not perform at this Satriani show; he was in The Netherlands with Steve Vai (see above)
Glasgow, Scotland GB
October 23 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Mike did not perform at this Satriani show; he was in The Netherlands with Steve Vai (see above)
Birmingham, England GB
October 25 La Cigale Paris, FR
October 26 La Cigale Paris, FR
October 27 Le Colisee Roubaix, FR
October 28 Den Atelier Luxembourg City, LU
October 29 Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam, NL
October 30 Cirque Royal Brussels, BE
November 01 Dommelsch Zaal Tilburg, NL
November 02 E-Werk Cologne, DE
November 03 Arena HC Sparta Prague, CZ
November 05 BKZ Oktyabrsky St. Petersburg, RU
November 06 Arena Moscow Moscow, RU
November 08 Budapest Sportarena Budapest, HU
November 09 Gasometer Vienna, AT
November 10 Hala Tivoli Ljubljana, SI
November 11 Alcatraz Milano, IT
November 12 Gran Teatro Padova, IT
November 14 Atlantico Rome, IT
November 16 L’Amphitheatre Cite Internacionale Lyon, FR
November 17 Sala Apolo Barcelona, ES
November 18 Sala la Riviera Madrid, ES
November 20 Rockstar Live Bilbao, ES
November 21 Pavilhao Rosa Mota Oporto, PT
November 22 Campo Pequeno Lisbon, PT

Joe Satriani World Tour
Mike on keyboards with Joe Satriani in America

Live Band: Joe Satriani – Guitars / Jeff Campitelli – Drums / Allen Whitman – Bass
Mike Keneally – Keyboards / Galen Henson – Additional Guitar

December 1 Center Stage Atlanta, GA US
December 2 Pompano Beach Amphitheatre Pompano Beach, FL US
December 3 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL US
December 4 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL US
December 6 The Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA US
December 7 Aronoff Center for the Arts Cincinatti, OH US
December 8 Massey Hall Toronto, ON CA
December 9 House of Blues Boston, MA US
December 10 Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA US
December 12 Metropolis Montreal, QC CA
December 13 Nokia Theatre New York, NY US
December 14 Nokia Theatre New York, NY US
December 15 The Music Center @ Strathmore North Bethesda, MD US
December 16 Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI US
December 17 House of Blues Cleveland, OH US
December 19 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL US
December 20 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO US
December 21 Historic Paramount Theatre Denver, CO US