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Y & T News/Tour
Y&T's European tour is well under way and going great. Come on out to a show near you!
already announced more tour dates for 2017, including a good portion of
the US spring tour. Check the web site for the most up-to-date concert
info on the Y&TTour Dates page.
Another Fallen Brother ~ RIP Leonard Haze
in the Y&T camp is saddened by the recent loss of original Y&T
drummer, Leonard Haze. As the band was overseas about to start their
European tour, they received the news of Leonard's passing. Starting
with the first show, Dave Meniketti has dedicated this tour to Leonard.
A message from Dave:
friend and Y&T brother, Leonard Haze, passed away in his sleep on
September 11. It was a shock to all of us, even though we knew he was
not in the best of health the past few years. Leonard had been
struggling with COPD for quite some time, and he dealt with his disease
while still managing to play a few gigs every so often, with the help of
an oxygen tank always nearby. COPD is not normally a disease you get
better with, but sometimes it can be managed, to some degree.
Unfortunately, he had recently been diagnosed with Stage IV as the
disease had progressed.
last saw Leonard when he jammed with Joey Alves and the rest of the
current Y&T lineup at the Fillmore show on April 2 of this year. He
had also jammed with us at the Fillmore the year prior, and the fans
loved every minute of it. He'd told me that playing with Y&T at the
Fillmore was a "Bucket List" item he could cross off, and we did it 2
years in a row. Now, more than ever, am I glad that we all had the
opportunity to play together for one more time on stage, just a few
short months before his passing.
was responsible for creating a drum sound that helped the band be
distinctive at a time when no one else was playing that style in that
way. His "Thunderfoot" single kick fast bass drum style ended up
influencing many artists and fans across the world. Together, Leonard,
Phil, Joey, and I created some amazing music to start Y&T off in a
direction that the band continues to represent to this day.
video documentary producers have tons of recent interview footage of
Leonard that they have been working with every day, and he will, along
with Phil Kennemore, be faithfully represented in the film, which is now
even more important than ever.
will miss his crazy, nutty intensity, and the funny wit and spirit that
was truly his own. As this European tour progresses, I dedicate every
show to Leonard, and he will always be a major thread woven into the
fabric of this 42-year career that is Y&T."
A Very Special Mystic Weekend
celebrate the huge life of Leonard Haze at this year's Mystic Theatre
weekend (November 18 & 19 in Petaluma, CA). Leonard's band,
the HazeXperience, will honor their founder and the music he created
with them at this year's Y&T Mystic shows. This weekend of shows
always sells out, so be sure to get your tickets while they're still
available for these extra special shows.
to everyone for your love and support as our beloved sound engineer,
Tom Size, battles Melanoma cancer. All of us in Y&T are so humbled
by the generosity of our fans. Tom's treatment is ongoing, but he's
still dealing with intense pain, which severely limits him from working.
Please visit the GoFundMe campaign web page
to get the latest information on Tom from Dave and Kelly. Any
donation, even just $5, is very much appreciated. We're hopeful that
we'll see Tom back rockin' Y&T's live sound soon.
year's cruise stops at some awesome new ports: Cozumel, Mexico and
Georgetown, Grand Cayman. Plus, a new ship! Y&T takes to the seas
once again, on the 2017 Monsters of Rock cruise, this time to Cozumel,
Mexico and George Town, Grand Cayman. Come sail away next year with
Y&T and Vince Neal, Cinderella's Tom Keifer, Queensryche, Night
Ranger, Saxon, Stryper, TNT, Slaughter, Danger Danger, D-A-D, Soto,
Saigon Kick, Lynch Mob, Tora Tora, The Answer, Electric Boys, John
Corabi, Faster Pussycat, Kip Winger, Beasto Blanco, Joel Hoekstra,
Inglorious, Heavens Edge, Paradise Kitty, and more to come. Hurry,
there are literally only a few cabins left!
Details for each of the shows below are on the Tour Dates page of the website.
October 6 ~ Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle + Special Guest Praying Mantis
October 7 ~ Isernhagen, Germany - Blues Garage
October 8 ~ Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
October 9 ~ Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch
October 11 ~ Bensheim, Germany - Rex Musiktheater
October 13 ~ Essen, Germany - Turock
October 14 ~ Zwolle, Netherlands - Poppodium Hedon
October 15 ~ Uden, Netherlands - de Pul
October 16 ~ Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Cultuurpodium Boerderij
October 18 ~ Verviers, Belgium - Spirit of 66
October 22 ~ Vauréal, France - Le Forum
October 23 ~ Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun
October 25 ~ Norwich, UK - The Waterfront + Special Guest Praying Mantis
October 27 ~ Southampton, UK - The Brook
October 28 ~ London, UK - O2 Academy Islington + Special Guest Praying Mantis
October 29 ~ Bilston, UK - The Robin 2
October 30 ~ Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy Liverpool + Special Guest Praying Mantis
November 1 ~ York, UK - Fibbers + Special Guest Praying Mantis
November 3 ~ Glasgow, UK - The Garage + Special Guest Praying Mantis
November 4 ~ Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - O2 Academy Newcastle + Special Guest Praying Mantis
November 5 ~ Nottingham, UK - Rock City + Special Guest Praying Mantis
November 6 ~ Bristol, UK - O2 Academy Bristol + Special Guest Praying Mantis
January 27 ~ Tracy, CA - Grand Theatre
January 28 ~ Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
February 2-7 ~ Cozumel, Mexico & Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Monsters of Rock Cruise
February 9 ~ Largo, FL - Largo Cultural Center
February 25 ~ Fresno, CA - Tower Theatre
March 2 ~ Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon
March 3 ~ Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
March 4 ~ San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
March 5 ~ Pasadena, CA - The Rose
April 7 ~ Las Vegas, NV - Vamp'd
April 8 ~ Scottsdale, AZ - Livewire
April 12 ~ Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
April 14 ~ Austin, TX - 3Ten @ ACL Live
April 15 ~ San Leon, TX - 18th St Pier
April 18 ~ Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
April 20 ~ Marietta, GA - 120 Tavern & Music Hall
April 21 ~ Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
April 22 ~ Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
April 25 ~ Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
April 26 ~ New York, NY - BB King Blues Club
April 28 ~ Stafford Springs, CT - The Palace Theater
April 29 ~ Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theater
April 30 ~ Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
May 2 ~ Fall River, MA - Narrows Center for the Arts
May 4 ~ Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
May 5 ~ Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
May 6 ~ St Charles, IL - Arcada Theatre
May 7 ~ Cudahy, WI - The Metal Grill
May 11 ~ N Kansas City, MO - VooDoo Lounge @ Harrah's
May 13 ~ Central City, CO - Lava Room @ Reserve Casino Hotel
May 16 ~ Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
May 18 ~ Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
May 19 ~ Portland, OR - Star Theater
May 20 ~ Grants Pass, OR - Rogue Theatre
Check the web site Tour Dates page for the most up-to-date concert information.
Schedule subject to change. Be sure to verify with each venue.
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