Blue Öyster Cult are one of my all time favourite bands and I have seen them a fair few times live, however recently they have played the UK sparingly, sometimes only at one of the classic rock themed festivals at a holiday camp. This should be a good night as it features Albert Bouchard plus the band’s line-up now has Kasim Sulton on bass, who has worked with Meat Loaf and Todd Rundgren/Utopia.
To mark the 40th anniversary since its original 1976 release on Columbia Records, the Long Island rockers will be jetting in from NYC to play their ‘Agents of Fortune’ album in full, plus a full set of powerful classics from a back catalogue spanning over four decades.
Agents of Fortune, Blue Öyster Cult’s platinum-selling fourth studio album, included the hit single “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, arguably still one of the most haunting and recognised tracks in rock history.
This special night in July at the London O2 Forum Kentish Town will feature the band’s original core members Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (guitar, vocals) and Eric Bloom (guitar, keyboards, vocals), with a very special guest appearance from co-founding member Albert Bouchard (percussion, guitar, vocals) who was instrumental in writing the early material. The legendary line-up is completed by Richie Castellano (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Kasim Sulton (bass, vocals) and Jules Radino (drums, percussion), bringing a relentless and unrivaled energy to the stage.
BÖC have been a major heavy metal influence on many other acts, such as Metallica, and were listed in VH1’s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 13 May at 10am via http://www.myticket.co.uk