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Mike Keneally Band / Godsticks
U.K. - Europe Tour 2013
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For the first time ever, world-renowned virtuoso guitarist and multi-instrumentalist/composer Mike Keneally is bringing a full band from the U.S. to share his remarkably inventive musical vision in 13 cities in the U.K. and Europe this March and April, supporting his latest Exowax Recordings release, Wing Beat Fantastic: Songs written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge.

From Keneally’s well-documented recorded work as a guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist with Frank Zappa to his recordings and performances with Robert Fripp, Wayne Kramer, Steve Vai, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Andy Partridge and many others, he’s earned a reputation as someone who brings an intense, original musical voice to any and all musical happenings. Mike is also currently a touring member of Dethklok (as a guitarist) and the Joe Satriani Band (as a keyboardist). His extensive and wildly diverse original catalog of 21 albums (and counting) defies traditional classification, and concertgoers are regularly left awestruck by his band’s high-wire-act execution of the eclectic material.

The Mike Keneally Band features longtime Keneally compadres Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Steve Vai, Dethklok) on bass, drummer Joe Travers (Duran Duran, Zappa Plays Zappa), and guitarist Rick Musallam (Ben Taylor, Cirque du Soleil).

This classic MKB lineup makes Mike very happy. "I wanted my band for this tour to be a seasoned unit that knows the material really well, so the first time we play the U.K. and Europe would be truly representative of what my music sounds like," he explains. "We'll cover a lot of ground from all of my solo albums, but we have a tendency to change things up from night to night, so anyone who would like to catch multiple shows will definitely get a different experience."

All Music Guide calls Keneally "the leading progressive rock genius of the post-Zappa era," and Time Out New York adds "this band, with such a peculiar genius leading it, is a thing to savor."

Supporting the Mike Keneally Band's first European tour will be Godsticks, an adventurous UK-based trio consisting of Darran Charles on vocals, guitar and keys, Steve Roberts on drums and keys and bassist Dan Nelson. Their new album is The Envisage Conundrum.

Mike Keneally Band Photo 1 (2.9MB JPG):

(l. to r.) Rick Musallam (guitar, vocals), Mike Keneally (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Joe Travers (drums, vocals), Bryan Beller (bass, vocals), Griff Peters (guitar). (Photo by Scott Chatfield)

Mike Keneally Band Photo 2 (2.9MB JPG):

(l. to r.) Rick Musallam (guitar, vocals), Joe Travers (drums, vocals), Mike Keneally (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Bryan Beller (bass, vocals). (Photo by Matt Urban)

Mike Keneally Photo 1 (1.5MB JPG):

Mike Keneally (guitar, keyboards, vocals). (Photo by Tore Kersten)

Mike Keneally videos:

Joe Satriani on his new album, Mike Keneally and more:

Keneally Concert Calendar:

Mike Keneally plays keyboards and guitar on
Joe Satriani's USA 2013 Tour
with Bryan Beller (bass) and Marco Minnemann (drums)!

(More info here)

August 29, 2013 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA
August 30, 2013 Pearl Concert Theatre at Palm Springs Las Vegas, NV
August 31, 2013 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
September 1, 2013 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom Scottsdale, AZ
September 2, 2013 Kiva Auditorium Albuquerque, NM
September 4, 2013 Historic Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
September 5, 2013 Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center Midland, TX
September 6, 2013 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX
September 7, 2013 House of Blues Houston, TX
September 8, 2013 Austin City Limits - Moody Theater Austin, TX
September 10, 2013 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
September 11, 2013 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
September 12, 2013 Parker Playhouse Fort Lauderdale, FL
September 13, 2013 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
September 14, 2013 Saenger Theatre Pensacola, FL
September 15, 2013 Symphony Hall Atlanta, GA
September 17, 2013 War Memorial Auditorium Nashville, TN
September 18, 2013 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
September 19, 2013 Lakewood Civic Auditorium Lakewood, OH
September 20, 2013 Taft Theatre Cincinatti, OH
September 21, 2013 Wings Stadium Kalamazoo, MI
September 22, 2013 Macomb Music Theatre Mt. Clemens, MI
September 24, 2013 The Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
September 25, 2013 The Warner Theatre Washington, DC
September 26, 2013 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
September 27, 2013 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
September 28, 2013 Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA
September 29, 2013 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Munhall, PA
October 1, 2013 University of Buffalo Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY
October 2, 2013 Palace Theatre Albany, NY
October 3, 2013 State Theatre Portland, ME
October 4, 2013 Centre at Casino New Brunswick Moncton, NB CA
October 5, 2013 Rebecca Cohn Auditorium Halifax, NS CA
October 7, 2013 Capitole Theatre Quebec City, QC CA
October 8, 2013 National Arts Centre Ottawa, ON CA
October 9, 2013 Theatre St. Denis Montreal, QC CA
October 10, 2013 Centre in the Square Kitchener, ON CA
October 11, 2013 Massey Hall Toronto, ON CA
October 14, 2013 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB CA
October 15, 2013 TCU Place Saskatoon, SK CA
October 16, 2013 Northern Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton, AB CA
October 17, 2013 Southern Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB CA
October 19, 2013 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC CA
October 21, 2013 Fox Theatre Spokane, WA
October 22, 2013 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
October 23, 2013 Elsinore Theatre Salem, OR
October 25, 2013 Vina Robles Amphitheatre Paso Robles, CA
October 26, 2013 Fox Theater Oakland, CA

Website and Contact Info:

Mike Keneally: www.keneally.com

Godsticks: www.godsticks.co.uk

Mike Keneally Management: Scott Chatfield, Obvious Moose Communications, Email: scott@obviousmoose.com, Phone: 1-760-753-7111, Fax: 1-760-632-0033

U.K. booking: Darran Charles, Email: godsticks@gmail.com, Phone: +44 (0) 7815 839208

Europe booking: Jeff Aug, Maximum Booking, Email: info@maximumbooking.com, Phone: +49-(0)8324-933-851, Fax: +49-(0)8324-933-829

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