MIKE KENEALLY BAND TO TOUR UK & EUROPE

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 (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 / Godsticks Tour Dates:

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Borderline
London, UK
Ticket Price: £17
Doors: 7:00pm
Over 14s only

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Clwb Ifor Bach
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Ticket Price: £14
Doors: 7:30pm
Over 18s only

Friday, March 22, 2013
Night ‘n Day Cafe
Manchester, UK
Ticket Price: £14
Doors: 8:00pm
Over 18s only

Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Cluny
Newcastle, UK
Ticket Price: £14
Doors: 7:30pm
Over 18s only

Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Voodoo Rooms
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Ticket Price: £15
Doors: 7:00pm
Over 18s only

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Paradox
Tilburg, Netherlands
Ticket Price: €15
Doors: 8:00pm

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Cafe Central
Weinheim, Germany
Ticket Price: €17 pre-sale / €20 doors
Doors: 8:00pm

Friday, March 29, 2013
Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ticket Price: €20
Doors: 7:30pm

Saturday, March 30, 2013
Der Club
Heiligenhaus, Germany
Ticket Price: €16 advance / €20 doors
Doors: 7:30pm
Info: +49 2056 6483

 

Sunday, March 31, 2013
Bergkeller
Reichenbach, Germany
Ticket Price: €20
Doors: 8:30pm

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Kellerperle
Würzburg, Germany
Ticket Price: €15 advance / €20 doors
Doors: 7:30pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Spirit of 66
Verviers, Belgium
Ticket Price: €17
Doors: 7:00pm

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Music Academy International
Nancy, France
Students Only
Doors: 7:00pm

Author: James McQuiston

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