Blue Oyster Cult Schedule
Most recognized for hits like "Burnin' for You," "Godzilla" and "(Don't Fear) The Reaper,"
American rockers Blue Oyster Cult has made quite a dent on the music scene since they surfaced more than four decades ago.
Blue Oyster Cult has sold more than 24 million albums globally, which you can still listen to today as its featured in TV
ads, sporting events, movies and TV shows.
Blue Oyster Cult has a number of upcoming concerts scheduled that will take
the band to places like the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut; Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington; Celeste
Center in Columbus, Ohio; Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California; and more! Keep tabs on these high-energy rockers
by signing up for event updates through StubHub today! That way you'll never have to miss them when they head to your hometown.
Blue Oyster Cult Background
AllMusic was right on the money when they coined Blue Oyster Cult as a "thinking
man's heavy metal group." The band that originally took shape in 1967 at Stony Brook College on Long Island, sustained a tight-knit
relationship with literary geniuses like Stephen King, Patti Smith, Michael Moorcock and Eric Von Lustbader, while churning
out metal music in the 70s. The band initially played under the guise of Soft White Underbelly and was comprised of: Albert
Bouchard (drums); Allen Lanier - who replaced John Wiesenthal (keyboards); Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar); and Andy
Winters (bass). Richard Meltzer and Sandy Pearlman penned tunes. They started out minus a frontman but eventually added Les
Bronstein to the lineup. The band inked a deal with Elektra Records and cut an album that never made its way to the public.
The band eventually let Bronstein go and Eric Bloom replaced him. The band then changed its name to Oaxaca. The band's second
album with Elektra was never released either, although a single was released under the Stalk-Forrest Group name.
the band's relationship with Elektra fell to the wayside, band members took up the new name of Blue Oyster Cult. Columbia
Records signed them on in 1971. At this time, Joe Bouchard replaced Winters. Their first album arrived in early 1972 and managed
to eclipse the charts. A promotional EP, Live Bootleg, was delivered to radio stations in the fall and was followed by the
release of Blue Oyster Cult's sophomore album, Tyranny & Mutation, in 1973. Secret Treaties dropped in the spring of 1974
and became the band's first effort to crack the Top 100. Eventually, the album claimed gold certification. A live double album,
On Your Feet or on Your Knees, came next in early 1975.
Agents of Fortune dropped next in May 1976, which featured the
hit track, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." The eclectic tune was also highlighted in the classic horror flick, Halloween. The album
earned both gold and then platinum certification. Spectres was the Blue Oyster Cult's sixth effort, which came out in 1977.
This album also went gold in early 1978. Some Enchanted Evening, a live album, earned its status as the group's second million-seller.
Mirrors came after in the early summer of 1979. Cultosaurus Erectus arrived in 1980, withFire of Unknown Origin, which featured
the infectious "Burnin' for You."
By the time the summer of 1981 rolled around, Rick Downey replaced drummer Albert
Bouchard. In the spring of 1982, Extraterrestrial Live, the group's third live album, came out, followed by The Revolution
by Night in the fall of '83. Both Downey and Lanier exited the group, with Downey being replaced by Jimmy Wilcox, Lanier replaced
by Tommy Zvonchek. In the meantime, the album, Club Ninja, dropped in early 1986. The lineup changed again with Joe Bouchard's
departure. Jon Rogers stepped in to replace Bouchard. In 1987, Lanier came back to the group, and Ron Riddle, who was eventually
replaced by Chuck Burgi, took over on drums. Imaginos was released as the Blue Oyster Cult's 14th effort.
In 1994, Cult
Classic, hit the music scene and was used in conjunction with The Stand - a Stephen King TV miniseries. Throughout the remainder
of the 90s, several more lineup changes occurred, but the band soldiered on with a global tour.
In the late 90s, the
CMC label took the band on, and the band put out its first album of original studio material for the first time in a decade.
The results were Heaven Forbid and The Curse of the Hidden Mirror. Now the band's music was resonating with a whole new crop
These days, you can still catch Blue Oyster Cult on stages around the world.
Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult's storied discography spans over four decades. It is comprised of works such as: Blue Oyster
Cult (1972); Tyranny and Mutation (1973); Secret Treaties (1974); On Your Feet or on Your Knees (1975); Agents of Fortune
(1976); Spectres (1977); Some Enchanted Evening (1978); Mirrors (1979); Cultosaurus Erectus (1980); Fire of Unknown Origin
(1981); Blue Oyster Cult (1981); Extraterrestrial Live (1982); Blue Oyster Cult Live (1982); The Revolution by Night (1983);
Club Ninja (1986); Imaginos (1988); Bad Channels (1992); Live 1976 (1994); Heaven Forbid (1998); The Curse of the Hidden Mirror
(2001); A Long Day's Night (2002); and Live (2005).
Blue Oyster Cult Trivia
Blue Oyster Cult members borrowed
their name from a 1960's poem penned by manager Sandy Pearlman. The "Blue Oyster Cult" was a group of aliens who had assembled
to secretly guide Earth's history. The name was quite apt for such an eclectic rock band. The Blue Oyster Cult has had an
impact on modern bands representing a wide range of genres. Blue Oyster Cult helped champion the development of different
styles of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. And, many of the most iconic bands consider the group as a major
influence, including Metallica and Iced Earth. These bands and many others have covered Blue Oyster Cult songs on studio recordings
and during live performances.
Blue Oyster Cult Concert Experience
Blue Oyster Cult has been around the
block a time or two. Their concert experience is nothing short of spectacular, as any fan can confirm, but it's still something
that you have to embrace if you want to truly appreciate. When a great group like Blue Oyster Cult takes the stage, the vibe
is ever-present, giving you plenty of reasons to click off the big-screen and head out to see it all happen up close and personal
as these seasoned musicians look to put on yet another fantastic show for their devout fan base.
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