The legendary Blue Öyster Cult gave an electrifying performance at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. The band played a lot of classic material from their eponymous first album to material from ‘Agents of Fortune’, ‘Tyranny and Mutation’, and ‘Specters’. The band is still led by both original members Eric Bloom and Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser along with guitarrist Richie Castellano, drummer Jules Radino, and bassist Kasim Sulton. Kasim has played bass on numerous classic albums such as ‘L’ by ‘Gongs’ Steve Hillage, and on Meat Loafs ‘Bat Out Of Hell’. Kasim has also famously worked with producer legend Todd Rundgren’s musical project ‘Utopia.
For every hit song the band performed, the audience cheered and sang along. Radio hits such as ‘Burnin’ For You’ and ‘Godzilla’ kept the audience on their feet throughout the night. They finished the night with the classic ‘(Don’t) Fear The Reaper’ which had the audience standing on their feet. The band is currently finishing up their North American tour but they will soon head to Europe to perform a couple music festivals in celebration of their 45th anniversary.
Blue Öyster Cult will celebrate their 45th anniversary with a run of festival and headline dates across the UK and in Europe starting June 16 with their first ever appearance at the Graspop Festival in Belgium and ending at Barcelona Rock Fest on July 1.
The band will make a triumphant return to London, after last year’s advance sell-out success at The Forum, for the Stone Free Festival on June 17 which will see the band headline the Indigo O2 stage. Four UK headline dates in Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow and Newcastle are the group’s first regional shows since 2008.
In Europe, BÖC will hit several festivals: Graspop, Hellfest, Retro C Fest, Against The Wind and Barcelona Rock Fest along three headline dates with very special guests Queensryche in Prattelin, Switzerland, Cologne, Germany and Utrecht, Netherlands.
Below is a list of the tour dates and cities:
JUNE 16: Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Festival
JUNE 17: London, England – Stone Free Festival
JUNE 18: Clisson, France – Hellfest
JUNE 20: Prattlen, Switzerland – Z7
JUNE 21: Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
JUNE 22: Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
JUNE 24: Tilloloy, France – Retro C Trop Festival
JUNE 25: Machester, England – Academy
JUNE 26: Newcastle, England – Northumbria University SU
JUNE 28: Nottingham, England – Rock City
JUNE 29: Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC
JUNE 30: Gannat, France – Against The Wind Festival
JULY 01: Barcelona, Spain – Rock Fest Barcelona
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