Win A Ticket For Y&T @ B.B. King Blues Club on 4/26/2017

The Details: I’ve said this before and I will say it again. Y&T are one of the best Hard Rock bands in history if you ask me. I mentioned once that I got into the band very late but have done what I can with the site to support their efforts. If you have not seen them yet you might want to get up on that since I can honestly say that there has never been a show done by them that I didn’t feel pulled out all the stops and left the audience screaming for more. Thought the lineup has changed since the beginning the group is still commanded by the great Dave Meniketti who has those powerful pipes and plays that guitar like it’s nobody’s business. All of this makes me happy to announce that the band will once again be returning to the stage of the B.B. King Blues Club and thanks to the venue some of the PiercingMetal readers are going to get to enjoy the show for free. Cool right? Read more below on how this works.

When and Where: Wednesday, April 26th at B.B. King Blues Club 7:30pm (237 West 42nd Street NYC)

To Participate: As you know, Y&T has about a dozen albums by now so I want to know what your top three albums in their catalog might be. I’ll ask you to tell me a few things about each of those that make them the top of your list. Now of course any show is bound to have some new people wanting to come in and if that means you then you have no such background. You’ll need to give me three proper reasons for selection. Make them solid to read more than just a plain old “because they rock man” because that is just too un-original and boring. If you’ve seen them do their thing together before then maybe let us know what we are all in store for here in NYC. I’ll be responding to the comments that I like most right below their answer. If you want to really impress me you can add some stuff about live experiences and how the band has affected you for so many years. Before submitting, please refer to these guidelines for good measure.

– Enter only enter once. The comments are moderated and will not appear immediately after submission and must be approved by an administrator. Once approved it shows online.
– Number them for ease of knowing if you followed the instructions or not if I’ve asked for a list of any kind.
– Please enter your full real name in the comment form along with an email address that you can be reached at if you win. This is necessary for listing purposes as you need to show ID at the venue. Please do NOT put this information in the comment itself out of privacy concerns.
– Only enter if you CAN and WILL attend the show should you win and it’s logistically possible for you to do so. Essentially if you live a couple of hundred miles away we don’t think you’re coming here for a show in NYC.
– Subscribe to the comments and check back to see the responses so you know if you won or not.
– Make sure you are entering a NEW comment and not replying to another contestant’s entry as that makes notifying you difficult should you be marked as a winner.
– I suggest you typing your submission on a PC or in an email note first if you are using a mobile device since sometimes a lost connection will cause you to lose your work. Once your entry is completed just copy and paste it in and edit from there.

Bring it on as this one will close by noon on the day before the show or when allotment has been depleted.

Restrictions: PiercingMetal contests are open to our Loyal Readers, Official Facebook Page and Twitter Followers living in the Tri-state area. That said we are always looking for the new names first to the giveaways. We want EVERYONE to have a chance to enjoy a show on the provider and PiercingMetal, but if you just won a contest recently you will likely not have a chance for this one. Don’t let that stop you from entering of course but we do keep track based on the overall demand for this stuff at this point. Please note that Anonymous or Guest comments will not be approved. This is for a single ticket only and no plus ones can or will be honored so don’t ask for one. If you have recently won a contest on the site (within a month) you will not qualify for this event. Bring it on.

If You Win This Contest: If you are marked as one of the winners for this contest, here is how to claim the ticket. On the night of the show go to the podium at the entrance to the club and ask for the House Guest List. Please bring proper identification (driver’s license, passport, NYC ID card) and your name will be checked off that list for you to enter. If you encounter any difficulty, please politely ask for an onsite manager and cite how this contest was done in coordination with venue Marketing and PiercingMetal.com. You can also expect an email to the provided address reminding you of the win so make sure that @piercingmetal.com is listed as a safe domain to receive notes from.

Official Links:
Y&T: http://www.yandtrocks.com/

21 thoughts on “Win A Ticket For Y&T @ B.B. King Blues Club on 4/26/2017”

  1. 1. Seeing the band that inspired Lars Urlich to become a musician and eventually form Metallica, who can argue it’s a bad thing?

    2. I’ve seen Y&T a couple of times and I have to say that David Meniketti is a natural guitarist and singer. It looks like he does it so effortlessly, which is the mark of a true musician. The people around him feed off his vibe and round up the live performance well.

    3. Not only Y&T is a talented band with a great historical track record, but they are also very down to earth people, easily approachable and friendly. looking forward for the show. Cheers!

    1. I agree with you on all of these point Emil so congratulations you are going to see the great Y&T this Wednesday at the B.B. King Blues Club. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details you need to claim it.

  2. This was pretty difficult to name my top 3 albums but here goes. My first choice is In Rock We Trust. The song list is solid with rock and roll’s gonna save the world, lipstick and leather, and don’t stop running to name a few. This album was my first introduction to this band.

    My second album is Down for the Count. When this album came out I played it until my friends were sick of hearing it. Remember the days of the boom box? You would see me carrying one down the street or on the boardwalk blasting this album over and over. Of course there’s Summertime Girls, but songs like Anytime at All, All American Boy, and Face Like and Angel kept this girl rocking all Summer long.

    My third favorite album is Ten. This album was always in the car and Dave’s voice is phenomenal! Just listen to the opening of Going off the Deep End. Every time I hear it I get chills. This is another solid album with so many favorites and not one bad song on the list.

    This band has always been one of my favorites; and I look forward to seeing them live. BB Kings has always been a good venue to see the band; and I am thankful they keep coming back.

    1. Well Laura, I’m pretty sure you’ve one a contest here over the years and you know we love to make you earn it. That being said I loved the list and will say congratulations on winning one of our tickets to see the great Y&T this Wednesday at B.B. King Blues Club. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details you need to claim it.

  3. 1 – Black Tiger (1982) is my personal favorite and is a must own for any Y&T fan. This album was produced by Max Norman who also did the first two Ozzy solo records. I have actaully worn my disc out and have to purchase another copy.

    2 – Earthshaker (1981) is the first album after they had to change the name from Yesterday & Today to Y&T. Several songs off this are still in the live set. Including a show highlight called I Believe in You. The Second guitar solo in this song will melt your face.

    3 – Meanstreak (1983) title track on this was a hit and still played live. Another fantastic album from start to finish.

    In Closing I have seen Y&T over 30 times and never met anyone who went once and didn”t go back again.
    They are one of hardest working bands and best live acts you will ever see. Get off the couch and go to this show.

    1. Wow a fan for more than 30 shows???? I am guessing that is a LOT of years behind the band. You are not only getting a ticket tonight but I think we should have a cold beer and talk band history. Please refer to the details cited in the “If You Win This Contest”. See you there.

  4. Y&T is one of all time greats with one of the best ever singer /guitarists in Dave Meniketti. I prefer the early 80s albums, starting with Earthshaker. Sporting a biting rock sound Y&T really hits the ground running here with classics like Rescue Me. A personal favorite to hear live is I Believe in You, which usually has an super extended live solo. Next album, Black Tiger continues the mean streak (hehe) with songs like Forever and Winds of Change ( best rock ballad ever? Certainly better than the more famous Scorpions tune of the same name). I think this album is a band favorite too, since their tour van license plate is BLCK TGR 🙂
    3rd favorite album is the more glammy In Rock We Trust. I still like it because of the great songs. It does rock more live which is another great reason to see Y&T live.
    I should mention that I am also very excited about the local melodic rock heroes Station getting to open this show.

    1. Thanks Steven, all of this works for me for sure so congratulations on winning one of our tickets to see Y&T this Wednesday at B.B. King’s. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details you need to claim it.

  5. 1) Mean Streak – The album that first introduced me to the band. I saw the video for the title track on MTV. Ran out and bought the album with allowance money. Title track has one of the greatest riffs ever. Great record overall.

    2) Black Tiger – Possibly a better record than Mean Streak but bought this 2nd in their catalog. Open Fire has been their live opener every time i’ve seen them. I did hear that its not in the set this time around so we’ll wait and see

    3) Struck Down – This was actually recorded when they were called Yesterday & Today. KInd of an underrated record for them but a damn good one. Saw them once where they did a medley of songs from their first 2 Yesterday & Today records. Not sure if the crowd knew the songs but i sure did.

    Lastly, RIP Phil Kennemore, Leonard Haze, Joey Alves.

    1. These work for me George, thanks for the submission and let’s get you a ticket for the show on Wednesday night at B.B. King Blues Club. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details you need to claim it.

  6. 1. Black Tiger. A solid album from start to finish. Who doesn’t love “Barroom Boogie”? I still laugh every time at the line “But you are home”. I’d love to know the back story behind that song. Winds of Change is one of my favorite Y&T songs – so powerful, yet inspiring.

    2. In Rock We Trust. Don’t Stop Runnin’ was the first song I ever heard from the band and was hooked ever since. Y&T has a wicked sense of humor with “Lipstick and Leather.” Call me curious, but I’d love to know who ended up with a Dominatrix, haha!

    3. This one was hard because Y&T has so many great albums! I’m going with Contagious. From the opening title track (which was co-written by Meniketti and Tayor Rhodes) this album starts out with a bang and never stops. Even the last song the instrumental “I’ll Cry For You” evokes loud cheers from the audience every time it’s played.

    1. Good stuff Lisa and let me proudly proclaim that you will have a ticket for the show waiting for you at the venue on Wednesday night at B.B. King Blues Club. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details you need to claim it.

  7. I’ve only seen Y&T once back in 1985 at the Metro in North Brunswick, NJ, but I’ve never stopped being a fan. Here are my top 3 albums:

    1. Contagious. This album filled with great riffs and catchy melodies. Dave Meniketti is definitely an unsung guitar hero, and his vocals are among the best in the genre. Each band member had more talent than a lot of “known” bands out there.

    2. Musically Incorrect. Not many people think of this album when they think of Y&T. It’s not an album for casual fans. They obviously were shunning trends, which at that time was alternative rock and grunge. Some of my favorites on this album are “Cold Day In Hell” and “No Regrets”. “I’m Lost” is actually a re-recorded version of the band’s own song – it was originally on Struck Down.

    3. Mean Streak. I can still remember listening to this in the early 80’s. It’s an amazing showcase of what this band had to offer. The title track, Midnight in Tokyo, and Hang ’em High are great songs! Great album cover art to boot.

    1. Wow Tom, only once and so long ago. We need to fix that so let’s get a ticket for the show at the ready for Wednesday night at B.B. King Blues Club. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details you need to claim it.

  8. Ahh, Y&T. Just hearing the name makes me think of my adolescence, Heavy Metal Detectors, and Boy’s nights out. Y&T has played such a part in my musical upbringing and life; it’s hard to just think of three albums that mean the most to me.

    A little backstory – When I was a teenager in the mid 2000’s, a lot of newer rock and metal bands didn’t appeal to me that strongly – I tended to listen to older artists, Metallica, Motley Crue, and Ozzy were a few favorites. The Eddie Trunk Rocks shows on Q104.3 was my salvation, and I learned about bands like Queensyrche, Manowar, and Dio, staying in on a Fridays and just listening to the radio.

    One day, I heard a really amazing guitar lick open a song. Instantly, I was hooked, I needed to hear this song in it’s entirety. I was equally surprised to hear how good the vocals were, I couldn’t believe it when I heard it was the same guy singing and playing! That band was Y&T, and the song was mean streak, and my feelings were strengthened when Eddie went on about how much of a fan he was. He also mentioned that black tiger and mean streak were getting re-issued for the first time in years. That was my cue, and I ordered them the next day. Both were fantastic, and it left me hungry for rock, as well and hungry for more. Unfortunately, most of their other records were not widely available, which led me to looking at flea markets, used records stores, and good old eBay to find decent versions of older albums. Picking a top 3 is a hard task, so these three are the ones that have the most special memories in my heart. So, here we go…

    1. Meanstreak – My favorite record. The title track alone makes it for me. It’s possibly one of the most underappreciated rocks songs ever – great guitar riff, catchy chorus, awesome solo – this is on par with anything Van Halen, Kiss, or the original Ozzy Osbourne band ever put out. The rest of the albums matches up, with songs like hang ‘em high, midnight in Tokyo, and sentimental fool being personal favorites. I still remember, in high school, listening to this on my cd player, walking through high school, completely enamored by the genius that was Dave Menikietti. Right after I bought this, I was lucky enough to win tickets to see their first show in NYC in twenty years! I brought a friend, completely unfamiliar with the band, and we were amazed on the performance they put on. They mist have played for over two hours, reaching far back into their catalog. It was a performance I’ve never forgotten, and it’s inspired me to see them almost every time they’ve come around. Since 2006, I must have seen the band 6 times. They’ve always remained a constant favorite, and I owe mean streak to opening my eyes to what an amazing band they are.

    2. Contagious – Now for something completely different, Contagious is not quite the hard rock masterpiece of Meanstreak, black tiger or earthshaker – this record is way more polished, way more glam, and way more poppy than their previous releases, and unlike down for the count (their other glammier, release) it doesn’t have the benefit of a massive single like “Summertime girls.” However, there’s a very good reason this album is on this list. In addition to being head and shoulders better than down for the count, this record has left a huge impact on me and my group of friends. A few years ago, y&t was playing bbkings (shocker, I know) and I came across a record I didn’t have at Generation records in the used CD sections. I recognized it was from the glam era, so I did have mixed feelings, especially after listening to down for the count years ago. While I love glam, I wasn’t a massive fan of that album, and didn’t know if this record still had the fire I’d expect from them. Lo and behold, this record surprised the hell out of me. The title track is outrages, and dare I say, contagious. Fight for your life has one of the best hooks in their history, and armed and dangerous remains my second favorite song they’ve ever released. It’s not as heavy as previous albums, but it’s so damn catchy. Driving down to Maryland death fest one year, we put the record on in the car, wanting like hell to annoy my friend who hates glam rock. I had only listened to the album once, and it hadn’t quite sunk in – so, when we heard the chorus of LA Rocks – “Boys night out, in the city, yea.” We started cracking up like beavis and butt-head. Maryland death fest at that point was on a place called “Gay Street,” so boy’s night out on Gay Street became a mantra for the weekend. This became so engrained in our friend’s consciences, that my friend Brent wrote a song called “ Boys night out (on gay street) for his band Ferret, which features guest vocals by Danny from malignancy. If you like yet and glam rock, definitely check ‘em out.

    3. Ten – another odd choice, as its not one of their more classic records like black tiger or earthschaker, but in addition to what I consider to be a massively underrated record – don’t be afraid of the dark is among the best they’ve ever written, as is surrender, Hard times and red hot and ready – but the circumstances getting this record were patriculalry memorable to me. I grew up going to flea markets and yard sales, and I recall going to a flea market in Fishkill, where there was a giant tent with a massive Eric Carr banner. Wearing my Y&T shirt, the owner pulled me over and needed to talk to me. He told me about seeing Y&T back when they were yesterday and today, how he must have seen them 60 times, and how he was amazed someone my age was into them. He showed me his collection, which was mainly tapes, but he had one CD left – Ten. I cranked that album the whole day, and I still have the poster from it on my wall.

    While these three are listed here, I can’t deny the awesomeness that is black tiger, earth shaker, and in rock we trust. You can’t go wrong with a Y&T record, and you can’t go wrong seeing them live. One of the best live bands I’ve seen, and one of the most consistent. Y&T never disappoint, and I’ll remain a fan – FOREVER!

    1. Holy Mackerel Max, that is one truly epic response for sure even if you did scare me just a tad in the not too PC parts in submission #2. Way to promote a friends band, I have heard the name whispered secretly in the assorted taverns across our fair Metal Metropolis. This all means that you will have a ticket for the show on Wednesday at B.B. King Blues Club. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details you need to claim it.

  9. I’m from the world when Y&T was originally called Yersterday & Today
    But I felt the albums
    Earthshaker
    With the songs
    Rescue me
    I Believe in you
    Hurricane
    ——————–
    Black Tiger
    Songs
    Forever one of the greatest guitar sounds opening a song
    Open Fire should be their opening song every night
    Winds of change – another amazing guitar & vocal from Dave
    ————-
    Mean streak
    Tracks
    Hang em high
    Midnight in Tokyo
    Lonely side of town
    All killer hard driving songs
    —————————–
    This band
    Dave Meneketti – vocals & lead guitar
    Joey Alves – rhythm guitar
    Phil Kenmore – Bass
    Leonard Haze – drums
    This is a band that deserves to be in the
    Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame

    1. These all work fine Blair so congrats on winning one of the tickets to see the obviously popular and legendary Y&T on Wednesday at B.B. King’s. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details you need to claim it.

  10. 1. Black Tiger. Although I was introduced to the band when they were called Yesterday & Today by a guy who lived up the block from me (who also introduced me to Scorpions Taken By Force and Judas Priest Stained Class. thank you Anderas wherever you are. You changed my life forever.). This album I feel that the band really hit their stride. not a bad song top to bottom. My personal favorite out of all of them.

    2. Contagious. Don’t know what it is, but something about this album gets me. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark is one of my favorite songs although sadly they did not write it (Taylor Rhoades).

    3. Facemelter. Although there are many other great albums in their catalog, I felt like this one still shows that they can sound and write songs that are still relevant today and still have that classic Y & T sound. Another one that I feel doesn’t have a bad one on it.

    1. Hey Gonzo that’s good stuff too so let’s lock a ticket in for you for the show on Wednesday. Please refer to the part of the contest post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details you need to claim it.

  11. Alright my Metal Legions this contest is 100% officially closed. No more submissions can be honored and congratulations to all of our winners who were notified beneath their entry. All should refer to the “If You Win This Contest” part of the post for details. I’ll be at this show as well and its going to be a rocking good time.

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