December 12, 2016

Richie Castellano presents an overview of Blue Öyster Cult's onstage equipment

Music gearheads can get an up close and personal look at the equipment that BÖC uses on tour in this video hosted by Richie Castellano. He, along with stage left tech/musician and B¨C secret weapon Andy Ascolese, and stage right tech Jim Mears give an overview of all the guitars, amps, keyboards, drums and effects that the band uses, and includes explanations from Eric, Buck, Kasim, Jules, and of course Richie.

A must-see for BÖC musician fans!

BÖC Gear Walkthrough Video


September 2, 2016

Missing Song from DirecTV Broadcast

Due to an unforeseen licensing issue that has yet to be resolved, "This Ain't The Summer of Love" from BLUE ÖYSTER CULT'S "AGENTS OF FORTUNE" special on AT&T/ DirecTV's AUDIENCE Network has been cut from the concert segment of the show.

Tune in to tonight's premiere broadcast, Friday, September 2, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch. 239/U-verse Ch. 1114). For more information on how to view, visit the DirecTV/AUDIENCE Network website here: AUDIENCE Network website.


August 29, 2016

Watch Blue Öyster Cult Perform "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" in Clip From Audience Network Concert: Exclusive Premiere on Ultimate Classic Rock.com

Blue Öyster Cult fans can catch an early glimpse of the band's upcoming AUDIENCE Network concert special with this exclusive premiere on UltimateClassicRock.com -- a clip capturing the set's performance of "(Don't Fear) The Reaper."

For the special, which is scheduled to air Sept. 2 on DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114 at 9PM ET/PT, the group performed its 1976 album "Agents of Fortune" in its entirety, as well as sitting with host Ted Stryker for a conversation that the press release describes as "an in-depth interview spanning their history."

Blue Öyster Cult's Audience Network appearance finds the band in the middle of their latest round of tour dates, which will find them traveling throughout the U.S. through early 2017. Take a look at the complete list of currently scheduled shows and visit the Audience Network's website for a list of upcoming concert specials, including appearances from Cheap Trick and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

WATCH the trailer and song clip on the Ultimate Classic Rock website!.


August 26, 2016

AUDIENCE Network to air Blue Öyster Cult Friday, September 2 at 9pm ET/PT

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special "BLUE ÖYSTER CULT" airing Friday, September 2, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114). The band stopped by Red Studios in Los Angeles to perform their seminal album Agents Of Fortune in its entirety live.

BÖC's original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and rhythm section of bass guitarist Kasim Sulton, and drummer Jules Radino. For the taping of this special performance, they are joined by former member Albert Bouchard (guitar, percussion, vocals).


July 5, 2016

"Agents of Fortune" Show in London, England **SOLD OUT** - Some Tickets Still Available for The Academy Show in Dublin, Ireland. Don't miss this!
Last chance to see the AGENTS OF FORTUNE album performed in full with Albert Bouchard!
Buy Tickets to show at The Academy, Dublin, Ireland

The 40th anniversary "AGENTS OF FORTUNE" show in London, England has SOLD OUT! But you can still grab a chance to see this historic show in Dublin, Ireland at The Academy. Not only will this show feature the "Agents of Fortune" album played in its entirety, but it will also feature a guest appearance by founding Blue Öyster Cult member Albert Bouchard. Additionally, this show will be the FIRST time in the band's decades-long career that they will play in Ireland!

So, if you missed out on tickets to the London show, get thee to a travel website and book yourself a plane ticket to see this one in Dublin! Last chance to see "Agents of Fortune" played in its entirety...

Buy Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.ie.


May 20, 2016

Blue Öyster Cult announce first ever appearance in Ireland
Band to play AGENTS OF FORTUNE album in full and more at The Academy in Dublin
Tickets on sale Tuesday 24 May

In celebration of the 40th anniversary since the original 1976 release of "AGENTS OF FORTUNE" on Columbia Records, the Long Island rockers will be jetting in from NYC to play their first ever show in Ireland on July 28th at The Academy in Dublin. The show will feature the complete "Agents" album, plus a full set of powerful classics from a back catalogue spanning over four decades.

Commented the band, "It seems unbelievable that after 44 years on tour we've never played Ireland. Having waited a lifetime to play there, we are extremely excited to be presenting this very special show for our debut live performance."

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.

The band features core original 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.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday 24 May at 10am via http://www.ticketmaster.ie.


May 19, 2016

Blue Öyster Cult to Honor Allen Lanier at Final "Reaper Residency" show at B. B. King's on June 17

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT honor the life and music of ALLEN LANIER.

Special guest appearances by JOE BOUCHARD and ALBERT BOUCHARD.

We lost our dear friend and band mate Allen Lanier to complications from COPD in 2013.

As we approach Allen's 70th birthday (June 25th) we are going to salute him by devoting the first set of the 3rd and final "Reaper Residency" show at BB Kings in NYC on June 17th to Allen's musical legacy.

Please join us as we celebrate the words and music of ALLEN GLOVER LANIER.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION in ALLEN's memory.

Tickets are available at: Ticketmaster.


May 9, 2016 *UPDATED MAY 10 with PRESALE TICKET INFO*

Blue Öyster Cult Confirm London Show Date on Friday 29th July - Exclusive U.K. Appearance Playing "Agents Of Fortune" in its Entirety

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.

BC 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.

*UPDATE*There is a 48-hour presale of tickets starting Wednesday, May 11 at 10am.
Presale link: Presale Ticket Link

Regular sale tickets go on sale Friday 13 May at 10am via www.myticket.co.uk.


April 17, 2016

AUDIENCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR DIRECTV TAPING - MONDAY, APRIL 18

LOCATED IN THE L.A. AREA?

WANT TO GO SEE THE TAPING OF AUDIENCE MUSIC/ "AGENTS OF FORTUNE-LIVE" TOMORROW NIGHT?

A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO BӦC FOR OUR FANS.

Here's how you can get in!

Go to this link: https://1iota.com/Show/527/Audience-Music-Presents

Sign up and request tickets (up to 3) for tomorrow night’s taping, and use the following promo code: AOF40

This will guarantee you will get tickets ahead of the general public for tomorrow. You will have to print them once you receive a confirmation link and bring i.d.


Agents of Fortune show to be recorded for DirecTV Audience show

April 13, 2016

There is going to be an additional performance of AGENTS OF FORTUNE on Monday, April 18th.

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT will be taping a 40th Anniversary AOF episode of AUDIENCE MUSIC for AT&T/DIRECTV at RED Studios in Hollywood CA.

The show will be available later this year via the following outlets:

  • Television: AUDIENCE channel on DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse
  • Smartphones and Tablets: DIRECTV App and AT&T U-verse App
  • Online: directv.com, uverse.com

Image of rehearsal for Agents of Fortune shows

April 6, 2016

A photo from the yesterday's rehearsal for Thursday's Agents of Fortune show at the Reaper Residency #2 at B.B. King's in New York. (Click for larger image)


AGENTS OF FORTUNE LIVE UPDATE

April 4, 2016

AGENTS OF FORTUNE - LIVE - UPDATE!

What do these 3 songs have in common?

  • The Revenge of Vera Gemini
  • Sinful Love
  • Debbie Denise
If you answer was "all 3 songs feature former BÖC member ALBERT BOUCHARD on lead vocals" you would be correct!

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT is very excited to announce that Albert will be joining them at all of the AOF Live shows to sing those songs.

You don't want to miss this!

Tickets for Thursday April 7th in NYC at BB Kings for "Reaper Residency" show #2:
Tickets for Thursday, April 7 "Reaper Residency" show #2 at B.B. King's Blues Club

and

Tickets for Sunday April 17th in Los Angeles CA at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills:
Tickets for Sunday, April 17 show at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA


AGENTS OF FORTUNE LIVE IN CONCERT

March 22, 2016

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the release of their iconic, multi-million selling LP "AGENTS OF FORTUNE," Blue Öyster Cult is planning two special shows which will include an unprecedented live performance of the entire AOF album from start to finish. The first show will take place in New York City at the second "Reaper Residency" show at B.B. King's Blues Club on April 7, and the second will occur April 17 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA.

To buy tickets to either of these historic shows:

NEW YORK:
Tickets for Thursday, April 7 "Reaper Residency" show #2 at B.B. King's Blues Club

LOS ANGELES:
Tickets for Sunday, April 17 show at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA

BOC doing a three-show Reaper Residency in New York City

January 7, 2016

BOC announces a unique three-show experience in New York City, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the release of "(Don't Fear) The Reaper."

The "Reaper Residency" is made up of three shows spaced through the first half of 2016. The event will occur at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill, 237 W 42nd St, New York, New York 10036.

The shows are on February 13, April 7 and June 17. Fans who purchase a ticket to all three shows recieve a signed commemorative poster, as well.

Learn more on the B.B. King's Website

To purchase tickets to all three "Reaper Residency" shows--or individual shows--go to Ticketmaster: Purchase Tickets