Blue Öyster Cult to play the UK in July

Blue Öyster Cult make a rare visit to the UK, with their first headline gig in several years at The Forum in London on Fruday July 29th.

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 other 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 Kentish Town Forum 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 unrivalled 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.

With bands of this vintage you never know if you’ll get another chance to see them live; and the “Classic album in full” set is an interesting choice. When did they last play songs like “The Revenge of Vera Gemini” or “Sinful Love” live?

Tickets go on sale on mainstream ticket outlets on Friday, but there’s a pre-sale on the Planet Rock website.

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