Y & T News/Tour

Y&T's European tour is well under way and going great.  Come on out to a show near you!
We've 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&T Tour Dates page.

Another Fallen Brother ~ RIP Leonard Haze

Everyone 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:
"My 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.
"I 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.
"Leonard 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.
"Our 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. 
"I 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

Come 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.

Y&T on NYE

Come rock out 2016 and ring in 2017 with Y&T at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA on New Year's Eve!

Get Your Swag On

We have loads of items available in our webstore, including:
* pick/plectrum set
* promo photo
* our super-popular Summertime Girl tank top
* Y&T baseball cap
* 2016 tour shirt, featuring the classic Black Tiger art on the front and the tour cities on the back
* patches to fill your denim vest, jacket, or fave jeans
* Y&T/Mike Vanderhule "signature" drums sticks
* Welcome to Groove House--a rock novel by Y&T's manager, Jill Meniketti - now in paperback
Some items are also available at select Y&T shows. Visit our Y&T webstore to see these items and much more.

Size Matters

Thanks 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.

Monsters of Rock Cruise 2017

Next 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!

Y&T Shows

Details for each of the shows below are on the Tour Dates page of the website.
More to come!

November 18 ~ Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theatre
November 19 ~ Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theatre
December 31 ~ Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades

October 4 ~ Flensburg, Germany - Roxy Concerts
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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