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Legendary Rock Band Y and T to perform at the Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre 417 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940
September 18, 2021
  • Location: Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA
  • Phone: (831) 649-1070
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: see website
  • Description:

    Before Metallica, before Motley Crue, there were Y & T and this legendary longtime hard rock heavy metal band is coming to perform at the Golden State Theatre on September 18th.


    WHAT: Y & T




    Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

    TICKETS: Buy individual tickets (tickets range from $39-$99. Tickets are available at, or by calling 831-649-1070 or on the day of the show. Group ticket discounts are available for 10 or more.

    Ben Bransford, Golden State Theatre Concert Promoter for these events, comments, “We’re thrilled to have Y&T rock out at the Golden State Theatre. They are the original heavy metal hard rockers and they’ll be putting on a great show!”

    About Y & T:

    Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the '80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

    Born in Oakland, California, Y&T is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's own innovators of the hard rock sound. Whether performing to a festival crowd of fifty-thousand or in an intimate nightclub, Y&T's high- energy set and passionate performances still captivate legions of fans around the globe, proving Y&T's music timeless.

    Originally formed as Yesterday and Today, the initial powerhouse quartet—featuring Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), Phil Kennemore (bass), Leonard Haze (drums), and Joey Alves (rhythm guitar)— tore through the '70s and '80s with their own brand of hard rock. After two '70s albums on London Records, they shortened their name to Y&T and released eight albums on A&M in the '80s. Two more albums with Geffen Records marked an era of change with Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper, Suicidal Tendencies, Megadeth) on drums and Stef Burns (Alice Cooper, Berlin, Huey Lewis) on guitar.

    With a discography of 18 albums, four greatest hits collections, plus a box set, Y&T have sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception. The band's most recent single "I'm Coming Home" has climbed to roughly 1.5 million views on YouTube. Y&T received extensive airplay with hits such as Forever, Rescue Me, Mean Streak, Don't Stop Runnin', and Summertime Girls—which played in heavy rotation on MTV. Y&T songs have been featured in a multitude of movies and television shows, including Real Genius, Out of Bounds, Baywatch, and Hunter. After five top 100 albums, songs that tipped into the 40s, two Bammie Awards, and many international television appearances, Y&T's hits are still played on VH1 Classic and Classic Rock radio stations worldwide.

    With the passing of Kennemore, Haze, and Alves, it’s Meniketti who carries on the legacy that is Y&T. Y&T continues to tour the world, featuring the dynamic original frontman Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Aaron Leigh (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs that span the band's five-decade career and including all the hits and fan favorites. Prepare to have your face melted.

    Some sample songs can be heard here:

    Clips from Winterland 1974’s performance:

    For more information, go to:

    The Golden State Theatre has announced these shows so far for the 2021 season: Nikki Glaser – Friday, August 20, 2021; Chris Botti – Friday, September 10, 2021; The Beach Boys – Thursday, September 16, 2021; Y & T – Saturday, September 18, 2021; Judy Collins – Saturday, September 25, 2021; The Wailin' Jennys – Friday, October 1, 2021; Get The Led Out (Led Zeppelin Tribute Band) – Saturday, October 9, 2021; Demetri Martin – Saturday, October 16, 2021; Christopher Cross – Thursday, October 21, 2021; Felipe Esparza – Saturday, October 23, 2021; Sara Evans – October 29, 2021; Michael Smith – November 4, 2021; Lewis Black – November 6, 2021; The Temptations – Saturday, November 20, 2021; Tower of Power – Saturday, November 27, 2021; Kathleen Madigan – Friday, December 3, 2021.

    To buy tickets, to be added to the newsletter list and for more information, go to or call (831) 649-1070.

    To arrange any interviews, please call Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444 or email




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