Tour starts May 15– want to be Mike’s Guest Host?

Mike Keneally Guest Host ProgramHither!

For the Keneally-Bendian-Lunn May Tour (see dates and cities below), we’re bringing back an old custom that we used to do a lot in the ’90s and early ’00s – the Guest Host program.

Wanna be a Guest Host? It’s a fun way for (potentially) you and (definitely) I to connect, and for us to get some VERY needed and welcome assistance on the road.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic someone in each city of the tour to help us get people to the show, by distributing posters to record and music stores (if you still have such things in your region) and any other appropriate locations, spreading the word amongst your friends, contacting any local media you can gain access to, helping us with social media etc.

You’d meet us at the venue (bring a buddy and if you’re able to help with loading in our stuff, we appreciate it), hang with us, watch soundcheck and all the attendant rigamarole. You and your pal will get tickets to the show of course. You can introduce us at the beginning of the show, if you like.

And I’ll hand you a CD-R with a few mixes in progress from the upcoming Scambot 2 album. Only up to 14 of these CD-Rs will be handed out, one per city. You and I will pinky swear that you’ll keep the music private. If your pals want to hear, they can come over to your house and listen. In this way we will bring back the communal aspects of music listening in a way not seen since it was last seen.

If you’re interested, please write to and tell us, in any and all gory detail, why you’re the human for this job. If you have any specific ideas about promoting the show, let ’em fly, we’d love to hear about it.

Thank you!


Keneally-Bendian-LunnI’ve been sequestered in the studio working on Scambot 2. I’m having such a good time. But next week I’ll turn all my energies fully to the Keneally-Bendian-Lunn tour, examining the material we played at the two shows we did a few weeks ago and seeing what tunes are really working, supplementing them with additional material and practicing the heck out of everything.

The music on this tour is going to be very adventurous and demanding of me as a player and I’m going to bring everything I can to the stage. I’m listening now to some tracks that Gregg Bendian and Doug Lunn recorded for some Scambot 2 tracks and they make such a glorious sound. I can’t wait to develop the music over a good series of gigs with these guys. Join us in the cosmos.


Sluggo!Take note: there is a sale on at the Mike Keneally Store, going from now through to the end of the tour (which is May 31). 20% off of all purchases of $50 or more – please use the promo code MAYHEM. And thank you again!

Soon! More!

Best to yours and you,


Keneally-Bendian-Lunn May 2014 U.S. Tour Dates:

Thursday, May 15
Douglas Corner

2106 8th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37204
$15 tix
Doors 8pm

Friday, May 16
The Demo
4144 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
$20 tix
Doors 8pm

Saturday, May 17
Reggie’s (Music Joint)
2105 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
$20 tix
Doors 8pm

Sunday, May 18
Guitar Works
996 South Indiana 135
Greenwood, IN 46134
$15 tix
Doors 6:20pm

Tuesday, May 20
Rumba Café
2507 Summit St.
Columbus, OH 43202
$20 tix
Doors 7:30pm

Thursday, May 22
Orion Studios

2903 Whittington Ave #C
Baltimore, MD 21230
$25 tix
Doors 8pm

Friday, May 23
1100 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
$20 tix
Doors 8:30pm

Saturday, May 24
The Cutting Room
44 East 32nd Street
(between Park Ave and Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10016
$15 tix advance, $20 at the door
Doors: 6pm

Sunday, May 25
KJ Farrell’s
242 Pettit Ave.
Bellmore, NY 11710
$20 tix
Doors 6:30pm

Monday, May 26
NJ Proghouse
Roxy & Dukes
745 Bound Brook Rd.
Dunellen, NJ 08812
$27 advance tix, $35 at the door
Doors 6pm

Tuesday, May 27
The Middle East (upstairs)
472-480 Massachusetts Ave.
Central Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
$15 tix
Doors 8pm

Wednesday, May 28
Bearsville Theater
291 Tinker Street (Route 212)
Woodstock, NY 12498
$20 tix
Doors 7pm

Friday, May 30
The Empty Glass
410 Elizabeth St.
Charleston, WV 25311
304.345.3914$15 tix
Doors 9pm

Saturday, May 31
Arts on Main Pavilion
201 E Main St.
Scottsville, KY 42164
7pm showtime