Brad Lang Joins forces With Doug Aldrich

Former Y&T bassist Brad Lang joins forces with famed guitarist Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake, Dead Daisies). Brad joins Aldrich’s band Burning Rain. Vocalist is Keith St. John, drum duties are handled by former Slaughter drummer Blas Elias. A new album will be out in March 2019 through Frontiers Records.

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John Nymann Releases Solo album

John will be releasing his first solo album in 2019. Interesting to hear how that will sound! Prior to the release of the album, there will be a EP coming out with all proceeds going to a good cause. More info on this RIGHT HERE

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The Magical Mystic Weekend

Last weekend the annual Mystic weekend was happening again. A bit more special as Dave managed to overcome his ongoing back problems. Hopefully for good.  The fans were treated to a double dose of Y&T classics.  Here are the setlists of both nights;

Night 1, November 16th;

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Night 2, November 17th:

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Here is a picture taken by Kat Owens from night one;

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Merced Show review

Nice words and pictures…RIGHT HERE

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Finally….

Dave is back on his feet and the stage, here is a shot from the show in Merced from last night. Picture was taken by Kat Owens.

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Dave Is On The Better Hand

Dave posted this message on his Facebook page, good news!

Just wanted to update everyone since I haven’t posted much lately. My back injury, that started in mid-July, has finally turned the corner and I’ve been feeling much better the last two weeks. So amazing to have started feeling like a normal person again.

Many thanks need to be credited to the ongoing help of a few folks for getting me back on track – Fabrice at OPTM physical therapy, my sports doctor – Dr Millard, the much needed time off to rehab, the support of my close friends, and especially my wife for dealing with a many times frustrated and sometimes grumpy husband during this long protracted down time.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all of you for being so kind and understanding during this time away from touring. It’s meant a lot to me and the band to read all of your supportive posts.

I am so ready to get my ass back up on stage and get back to what I truly live for. Can’t wait for the upcoming Merced Theater show on November 2 and the November Mystic Theater shows. YES!!!!

Enjoy Halloween 🎃 and I’ll see you at the upcoming shows in what will be a true celebration for me.

Cheers,
-Dave

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Massive Tourdates Update For 2019

Well, the band has loads of shows confirmed for 2019, even the European Tour in the fall of 2019 is announced. The band will play three shows in Holland;

October 3 ~ Zwolle, The Netherlands – Poppodium Hedon

October 4 ~ Zoetermeer, The Netherlands – Cultuurpodium Boerderij

October 5 ~ Uden, The Netherlands – de Pul

There will even be a show on Hawaii in january 2019 and two shows in Japan. Way to go!

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As from now, I will not be updating the Tourdates section on ths site anymore. There will be a simple link to the Official Y&T website for a direct source and confirmed shows.

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Nice Tribute To Phil and Hannah

Recently Hannah Kennemore passed away sadly enough….In this video she talks about herself and Phil (or Phillip as she called him), worth watching.

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European Tour Cancelled…

Sadly, Y&T will not be on the road in Europe with Saxon coming fall. Dave his back problems are still to serious. And believe me, I saw this man fight through a lot of physical trouble, but still playing his ass off. Below you can read Dave’s post on Facebook. Dave, all the best with your recovery!!

It is with great disappointment that I announce Y&T’s decision to withdraw from Saxon’s upcoming fall Europe/UK tour. As many of you already know, I severely injured my back in July and have been under the care of a sports doctor/back specialist ever since. After I received two rounds of cortisone injections to reduce the inflammation, we all had high hopes I’d get “back on the field” in time for this tour. But as many people know, recovering from this kind of back injury takes time.

Given the advice of my doctor and the urging of everyone around me, really, the only course of action for my long-term health is to stay home and properly complete my recovery. This decision has weighed heavily on me–and believe me, I’d much rather be on tour playing for all of you–but getting on an 11-hour flight and sitting for five weeks on drives of up to 10+ hours every day in a van traveling 11,000 miles/18,000 km would be a reckless approach at this stage of my recovery. I can’t risk another setback like I experienced last month when I played a show against my doctor’s advice.

I apologize to the fans and to our buddies in Saxon for any inconveniences and disappointments that this has caused. We’re big fans of Saxon and consider them to be one of the best live straight-ahead rock bands out there, so we’re all disappointed to miss what surely would’ve been a great time on tour with them.

For my part, and for Y&T going forward, I’m on the mend and can’t wait to get back up on stage later this year. To our amazing fans in Europe and the UK, again, my apologies. We’ll be back in 2019.

Cheers,
-Dave Meniketti

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New Vinyl Release

For all you vinyl afficionados….

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You can get your copy in the Official Y&T store RIGHT HERE

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