13th Floor Entertainment & Appalling Events Presents: Y & T

13th Floor Entertainment & Appalling Events Presents: Y & T

Chemicals Of Democracy, Dawn Of The Rising

Sat, January 27, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Club Red - East Theater

Mesa, AZ

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is 21 and over

Y & T
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, three greatest hits collections, plus a boxed set, Y&T has 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 Kennemore’s untimely passing from lung cancer, the band carries on the legacy that is Y&T. Y&T continues to tour the world, featuring Dave Meniketti (guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Aaron Leigh (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs from Facemelter as well as all the hits and fan favorites. Prepare to have your face melted.
Chemicals Of Democracy
Chemicals Of Democracy
Hot off their UK debut and electrifying performance at Hammerfest IV, Phoenix, Arizona natives "Chemicals Of Democracy" have released their inaugural Dark Lord Records album 'The American Scream' in April 2012. Produced by the band and the Grammy-nominated Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Anvil, Depeche Mode, Exodus, Bruce Dickinson) the record and their live show has already garnered a huge response from the media including Classic Rock Magazine, Hard Rock Radio, Planet Mosh, Phoenix Radio. Their triple axe onslaught fuses the pommeling riffage of thrash mavericks Metallica and the juicy melodic leads trademarked by Iron Maiden into the modern approach of bands like Bullet For My Valentine. Catchy choruses, mega hooks and vocals you can't forget make 'The American Scream' an effort bound to turn heads across the metal spectrum.
Dawn Of The Rising
Venue Information:
Club Red - East Theater
1306 W. University
Mesa, AZ, 85201