Y & T

From08 January 2019to 10 November 2019

Y & T

https://www.songkick.com/artists/519515-y-and-t/calendar

 

Y&T is a band hailing from Oakland, California, the United States who formed in 1974. Since their debut in 1976, they have released twelve studio albums and become one of the unsung heroes of American rock, while also being one of its most unmissable live acts.

In true rags to riches style, Y&T began life in 1972 as an unnamed cover band slogging through the most decrepit bars of Hayward, California. Of course, this would be nowhere near enough for any self-respecting rock ‘n roller, so in 1973 the trio began auditioning for a lead guitarist with the intention of becoming a fully-fledged rock band with their own back catalog. Luckily enough, the band found Dave Meniketti, a guy who remains their lead singer and lead guitarist to this day and were booked for their first show under the new line-up the year afterward. The only thing they didn’t have was a name, so while booking the gig, they picked the title of whatever record was playing on their drummer’s turntable at that time. Turns out it was The Beatles’ “Yesterday And Today”, and finally, the band were on their way.

Soon after playing their first shows as Yesterday And Today, the band started writing their own material and soon secured a record deal with London Records. The debut album was released in 1976, and for the next four years the band was the best underground band in America, constantly finding new fans during support slots with the likes of Wild Cherry and bringing them to their own headline shows, which were getting bigger and bigger with each passing hour. By around 1979/80, the funniest thing started to happen. Whenever the band would go offstage before their encore, their fans, understandably finding Yesterday And Today a bit of a mouthful, would start chanting “Y And T! Y And T!” instead. In 1980, the band secured a major label deal with A&M Records, and the band clearly saw this as a new beginning, so they changed their name to Y&T when they signed.

The band spent the rest of the 1980s as one of the most critically acclaimed rock acts around, and in 1984 they finally managed to take their sound into the mainstream, with their album “In Rock We Trust” selling nearly half a million copies to be certified Gold. Ever since then the band has remained one of the finest classic rock acts around, able even in the 21st century to absolutely slay any festival or venue they find themselves performing for. With acclaimed albums being released to this very day, and a back catalog to make any rock band at their level green with envy, Y&T come highly recommended.

 

Tuesday 08 January 2019

Y & T

The Republik, Honolulu, HI, US

 

Saturday 26 January 2019

Y & T

with Chrome Sparks

The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, US

 

Sunday 10 February 2019

Y & T

Blk Live, Scottsdale, AZ, US

 

Thursday 14 February 2019

Y & T

Proof Rooftop Lounge, Houston, TX, US

 

Friday 15 February 2019

Y & T

3ten Austin City Limits Live, Austin, TX, US

 

Sunday 17 February 2019

Y & T

with Gilby Clarke

The Ballroom at Warehouse Live, Houston, TX, US

 

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Y & T

Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN, US

 

Tuesday 05 March 2019

Y & T

Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD, US

 

Wednesday 06 March 2019

Y & T

Sellersville Theater 1894, Sellersville, PA, US

 

Saturday 09 March 2019

Y & T

The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY, US

 

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Y & T

Greasy Luck BrewPub, New Bedford, MA, US

 

Friday 15 March 2019

Y & T

The Machine Shop, Flint, MI, US

 

Saturday 16 March 2019

Y & T

Arcada Theatre, St Charles, IL, US

 

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Y & T

Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO, US

 

Friday 22 March 2019

Y & T

Club Sur, Seattle, WA, US

 

Saturday 23 March 2019

Y & T

Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR, US

 

Saturday 20 April 2019

Y & T

Cargo Concert Hall, Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno, NV, US

 

Thursday 26 September 2019

Y & T

Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain

 

Saturday 28 September 2019

Y & T

Sala But, Madrid, Spain

 

Thursday 03 October 2019

Y & T

with tricklebolt

Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands

 

Friday 04 October 2019

Y & T

with tricklebolt

De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands

 

Saturday 05 October 2019

Y & T

with tricklebolt

De Pul, Uden, Netherlands

 

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Y & T

Event Center Landhaus Walter Downtown Bluesclub, Hamburg, Germany

 

Friday 18 October 2019

Y & T

Blues Garage, Isernhagen, Germany

 

Saturday 19 October 2019

Y & T

Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany

 

Sunday 20 October 2019

Y & T

Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany

 

Friday 25 October 2019

Y & T

Le Forum, Vauréal, France

 

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Y & T

The Brook, Southampton, UK

 

Saturday 02 November 2019

Y & T

O2 Academy Islington, London, UK

 

Sunday 03 November 2019

Y & T

Tramshed, Cardiff, UK

 

Thursday 07 November 2019

Y & T

The Garage, Glasgow, UK

 

Friday 08 November 2019

Y & T

O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

 

Saturday 09 November 2019

Y & T

with Sam Fender

Rock City, Nottingham, UK

 

Sunday 10 November 2019

Y & T

The Picturedrome, Holmfirth, UK

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