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Blue Öyster Cult

Thursday, November 1 | 8PM
Doors Open at 6:30PM

Reserved Seating: $55.50
VIP Gold Circle: $75
+ $3 Additional Day of Show

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About Blue Öyster Cult

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success. The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BOC was listed in VH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.

Pioneering the heavy metal style while providing inspiration to psychedelic jam bands and arena rockers alike, genre-benders Blue Öyster Cult offer the world a taste of the wild side. The group has been known to incorporate elements of science-fiction and dark occultism into their jaw-dropping live show, and this allegiance to dynamic and masterful performances has led to the group being covered by everyone from Metallica and HIM to moe. Formed on a college campus in 1967, Blue Öyster Cult are best known for their smash singles "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," "Burnin' for You" and "Godzilla." Riff-heavy and head-banging while intelligently hook-laden, the band remains a staple among the heavy metal greats.

Upon the release of Blue Öyster Cult's self-titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-yet-heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song. BOC's canon includes three stone-cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976's Agents of Fortune, the pummeling "Godzilla" from 1977's Spectres and the hypnotically melodic "Burnin' for You" from1981's Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BOC songs include "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "Then Came the Last Days of May," "I Love the Night," "In Thee,""Veteran of the Psychic Wars," "Dominance and Submission," "Astronomy," "Black Blade" and "Shooting Shark."

Lead Vocalist Eric Bloom's distinctive vocals are the personality and power that drives Blue Öyster Cult's harder-hitting songs. Buck Dharma's guitar playing is the signature sound of Blue Öyster Cult. One of the greatest guitarists of our time, Buck is the driving sonic force of Blue Öyster Cult, and continues to push his playing in new uncharted directions. On stage, Richie Castellano's high energy bass performances start from the first note of every show and never let up until the house lights come on. Jules Radino has been on drums for BÖC since 2004, and Kasim Sulton comes to BÖC with an amazing resume, playing with Utopia, Meatloaf and Joan Jett. Blue Öyster Cult has always maintained a relentless touring schedule that brings new songs and classics to original fans.

 

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