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Dethklok, Zappa Band Contributor Mike Keneally Announces Select Shows

04/05/2010
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World-renowned virtuoso guitarist and multi-instrumentalist / composer Mike Keneally is set to launch his first full-band tour in nearly five years, bringing his ever-evolving, remarkably inventive musical vision to the Northeast US in early May for five shows in support of his latest Exowax Recordings release, Scambot 1.

From Keneally's well-documented recorded work as a guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist in Frank Zappa's last touring band, to his recordings and performances with Robert Fripp, Dethklok, Wayne Kramer, Steve Vai, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Andy Partridge and many others, he's earned a reputation as someone who can bring an intense, original musical voice to any situation. His extensive and wildly diverse original catalog of 19 albums and counting defies traditional classification, and concertgoers are regularly left awestruck by his band's high-wire-act execution of the eclectic material.

In a unique twist, this tour's Mike Keneally Band members also comprise the opening act, the band of Keneally's longtime bassist Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Dethklok), whose intricate jazz/rock compositions and tasteful playing earned his sophomore album Thanks In Advance widespread acclaim. The sneakily-titled "They're Both The Same Band" Northeast Tour 2010 features Keneally, Beller, drummer Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa), and guitarists Rick Musallam (Ben Taylor, Byrd York) and Griff Peters (Billie Myers, Anika Paris).

MIKE KENEALLY BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRYAN BELLER BAND "THEY'RE BOTH THE SAME BAND" NORTHEAST TOUR 2010 DATES:

Tuesday 5/4 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live

Wednesday 5/5 - New Haven, CT - (Lilly's Pad at) Toad's Place

Friday 5/7 - Boston, MA - The Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel

Saturday 5/8 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom

Sunday 5/9 - Baltimore, MD - Orion Sound Studios

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