The Details: According to my records, this latest contest will mark the fifth time that I have done a giveaway for Y&T tickets and that is fantastic. So much so, I am repeating the scoop from a past contest to get this one online fast and furious. Here we go. 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, February 21st B.B. King Blues Club 7:00pm (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 three-month period) 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.
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13 thoughts on “Win A Ticket To See Y&T @ B.B. Kings On 2/21/2018”
1. As far as pulling double duty and playing guitar and singing goes, Dave Meniketti is one of the best in the business
2. While driving down to Maryland Deathfest every year at some point Contagious would be played in the car
3. Originally was not able to go but lost my job last week which opened up being able to go time wise but not financially which is somewhat ironic i suppose but at least tickets for Uriah Heep and Udo were purchased a while ago
Brief and to the point Max, so congrats on winning one of our tickets to see Y&T this Wednesday at B.B. King’s. Please refer to the part of the post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details.
I love this band and wanted to say a big “Thank You” for having this contest.
My first album of choice is In Rock We Trust. This album has some of my favorite songs (Don’t Stop Runnin, Lipstick and Leather, and I’ll keep on Believin’ (do you know). Two of these songs are played many times live. For any new fans, this is a good album to start with.
My second choice is Down for the count. Songs like All American Boy, Anytime At All, Face Like an Angel and of course Summertime Girls will have you singing in your car and even tempt you to take a ride down the shore (as we like to say in NJ) This album brings back many good memories. This is a good follow up album if you like my first pic.
My third choice for this contest was hard to narrow down. So many good albums followed and Phil Kennemore’s songwriting produced many impressive songs. My pick goes to Contagious. The opening song grabs your attention and Dave’s vocals keeps you wanting to hear more. A solid album in the 80’s, and still holds its’ own today.
I’ve seen Y&T before and even though the line-up has changed; the band still rocks. Dave is a front man who is not only talented, but has a good sense of humor as well. I would love to tell you more about the shows but I feel it is better to experience it live for yourself. You never know what songs will be played, but you are guaranteed to have a good time. Good luck to all who enter the contest!
That’s some pretty thorough notations Laura and it finds me saying congratulations on winning one of our tickets to see Y&T on Wednesday at B.B. King’s. Please refer to the part of the post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details.
1) Mean Streak (1983) – The first Y&T album i bought back in the day after seeing the video on USA Night Flight. Kick-ass title track with the ultimate riff from hell. The rest of the album is killer as well. This is a record that got me through some shitty times in my formative years. Produced by the late great Chris Tsangarides.
2) Black Tiger (1982) – This is pretty much a perfect record with every song being great. ‘All killer, no filler’ is definitely a fitting description. “Open Fire” is frequently the first song of the band’s 2+ hour live set & definitely pumps the audience up into a frenzy.
3) In Rock We Trust (1984) – The band really went for a more “commercial” sound with this record in hopes of attaining blockbuster sales. Though this never happened, record sales were somewhat respectable for its time. I really wanted to hate this record. I wanted to call them “sell-outs” as i welcomed in the slew of new thrash bands hitting the scene. But i couldn’t hate it because the band knew how to write infectious hooks that you’re unable to get out of your head. “Masters And Slaves” is my personal favorite. Always hope to hear it live. Side note: The video for “Don’t Stop Runnin'” is quite embarrassing. Love the song, but i cringe when i watch the video.
RIP Phil Kennemore (2011), Leonard Haze (2016) & Joey Alves (2017)
Great stuff George and wow isn’t it a sad thing to find so many of the classic lineup gone. That was a nice touch for sure to the contest but not why I am saying congratulations on winning one of our tickets to see Y&T at B.B. King’s on Wednesday. Please refer to the part of the post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details.
1. Facemelter: This is the final Y&T album to feature bassist Phil Kennemore. I remember a show years ago where I was lucky enough to get a table next to the side of the stage. Even though we weren’t in front of the band it wasn’t lost on them that we were there. When the show ended Phil came over and thanked us for coming and for “rocking out” during the entire show. Phil IMO was the heart and soul of this band. I miss seeing him onstage, but his music lives on forever.
2. Contagious: Like another poster said, the intro of the title song grabs your attention and kicks off one of many well written songs on this album. I love this album from start to finish.
3. Black Tiger: After the beautiful instrumental comes “Open Fire”. If this doesn’t get you in the mood to rock, I don’t know what will. So many great songs on this album it’s hard for me to pick a favorite song.
Okay Lisa that works for me. Wow everyone is doing the work with this one and that makes me say congrats on winning one of our tickets to see Y&T at B.B. Kings this Wednesday. Please refer to the part of the post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details.
1. Black Tiger: Start to finish not a bad song or filler on this record. Even the bonus track “Somebody For Me” from the Japanese CD reissue is a great track and should have been on the record if not for those pesky time restraints of vinyl back then.
2. Earthshaker: I remember working in The Little Record Store in Brooklyn when this came out. I already had the first 2 albums as Yesterday & Today and really liked them but thought that was the end of them. I opened the box of new releases and Earthshaker was the first LP out if the box. I looked at it and said to myself who the hell is this. So I cracked it open, put it on the turntable and heard that familiar sound of Meniketti’s voice. It was then that I realized it was Yesterday & Today renamed.
3. Ten: Not their greatest album but it contains one of my all time favorite tracks, “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark”. Unfortunately it wasn’t even written by Y & T. It’s a cover written by Taylor Rhodes & Robert Albin Johnson. But that solo at the end is so damn soulful. Pure Heaven.
Worlds of awesome here John so congrats on winning one of our tickets to see Y&T this Wednesday at B.B. King’s. Please refer to the part of the post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details.
Agreed 110% with you on them being one of the best live bands out there. I have seen them multiple times now and they deliver the goods and then some each and every time. Last time I saw them was the M3 Rock Festival in Colombia, MD back in 2015 in which their set was in the middle of the day on the second stage back in the woods and they hands down played one of my favorite sets of the weekend and as their set kicked into gear more and more people got off their lazy behinds from the main pavillion stage and way back and down the hill to where the band was playing. These guys should’ve been on the top of the bill that year alongside Kix, Tom Keifer and Europe. It started raining midway through their set but those who were there, myself included did not budge and braved the brief storm because that was nothing compared to the HURRICANE they were delivering.
Favorite albums of mine include:
Earthshaker – A rock solid album that spawned “Dirty Girl”, “Rescue Me” the above mentioned “Hurricane” and “I Believe In You” there is just no going wrong there. Outside of those essentials there is really not a clunker on the album. Love that in recent years “Squeeze” is in the set with John Nyman on vocals.
Contagious – The band flirted with the L A. glam sound here without turning into Poison or putting out inconsistent albums like KISS at the time who also flirted with that route. For the record I love Poison and KISS is one of my favorite bands ever but my point is Y&T still maintained who they were while going through the current timeframe of hard rock and metal and put out a monster album. “Contagious” the song is not only my favorite Y&T song but one of my favorite songs PERIOD. The video never gets old to that one and a line from that song I apply to every day life when it comes to taking risks and chances… “Don’t hesitate when the feelings right, forget about it shake a roll the dice” – I cannot tell you how many times I’ve sung that line in my head before doing something whether it be going for a promotion at work, asking a girl out or perhaps growing the balls to sing karaoke for the first time ?
Ten – A lot of people are probably scratching their heads like really? No Black Tiger, Open Fire, Down For The Count? Sure, I love thoae albums but I seem to have a thing for albums that aren’t regarded by fans as one of their bests. I feel like Ten has an awesome selection of songs especially the opener “Hard Times” as well as perhaps my number 2 favorite behind “Contagious” that being “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”. The year was 1990, metal was on its way out or going over the top bubble gum and I feel Y&T still came strong. Wish more fans thought highly of this album.
Whew, that is truly some of the most well thought out stuffs about the band. I am glad you wrote it all and let me say congratulations on winning one of our tickets to see Y&T on Wednesday at B.B. King’s. Please refer to the part of the post marked “If You Win This Contest” for all of the necessary details.
Alright my friends that is it and we are closing the doors on this latest contest. Congratulations to all of our winners who were notified right below their submission. Remember to check the part of the contest that says “If You Win This Contest” as all of the details you need are there. I am planning on being there too so if you see me around please feel free to say hello.
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