Y&T’s Dave Meniketti to undergo ‘critical medical procedure’


Y&T rescheduled two shows due to leader Dave Meniketti having had to undergo an undisclosed “critical medical procedure” on February 11.

The iconic Bay Area rockers announced the postponement in a social media statement on Tuesday, February 1. The band said: “The Tracy and Santa Cruz shows have been postponed, but for a different reason: David must have a critical medical procedure on February 11 — that’s the earliest her doctor and hospital will be available, that’s the only date this month, and it’s important to do it as soon as possible. He is then ordered to rest for the first 48 hours after the procedure, so the whole weekend is over for him.

“We thank you for understanding that DavidHealth comes first. He can’t wait to put this necessity behind him and get back on stage. In the meantime, we all wish him the best.”

Reports Y&T tour dates:

February 25 – Tracy, CA @ The Grand Theater (was February 11)

February 26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (was February 12)

Meniketti is the only surviving member of the Y&T range – then known as YESTERDAY AND TODAY – who recorded the band’s self-titled debut album.

Original Y&T rhythm guitarist Joey Alves died in March 2017 at the age of 63. Two founders Y&T the musicians – Mist61, and Kennemore57, who had both left training – died of complications from lung cancer: Kennemore on January 7, 2011, and Mist September 11, 2016.

Y&TThe current formation of is completed by the guitarist John Nymandrummer Mike Vanderhule and bassist Aaron Leigh.

The band’s latest studio album, “Facemelter”was released in May 2010 via Borders.

In 2019, Y&T released their long-awaited documentary, “Y&T: On With The Show – The Documentary”on DVD and Blu-ray.

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posted by Y&T to Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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