Y&T at Times Square
Type: Music & Concerts
Before Motley Crue, 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 the members 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 Motley Crue.
Born in Oakland, California, Y&T is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's own innovators of the hard rock sound. A world-renowned headliner on its own, the band also remained the most requested support act on the hard rock road, touring with icons Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, and more. Whether performing to a festival crowd of 50,000 or in an intimate nightclub, Y&T's high-energy set still captivates legions of fans around the globe, proving the band's music timeless.