Y&T guitarist John Nymann will miss the band's appearances at the Ramblin' Man Fair (July 28) and Rock & Blues Custom Show (July 29) festivals in the United Kingdom after becoming "very ill." Frontman Dave Meniketti states: "Though we'll miss him at this weekend's festivals, we all wish John the best on his full recovery and know he will be fine. He's so disappointed, and this is the first time he’ll miss a show in his long career due to illness. John looks forward to returning to the U.K. with Y&T on the fall tour."While this is a shocker to us all, Y&T will power through and play Ramblin' Man Fair and Rock & Blues Custom Show as a trio, with a local U.K. friend joining in on a few songs to help round out the sound. "We know that our awesome U.K. fans will be supportive, and we want you all to know that we're completely ready to kick some ass on these two festivals!" Y&T's current lineup is rounded out by drummer Mike Vanderhule and bassist Aaron Leigh. Y&T's live album, "Live At The Mystic", was released in November 2012 via Frontiers Records. The band's first studio album in 13 years, "Facemelter", came out in Europe in May 2010 via Frontiers.
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