In 2022, rock legends Blue Öyster Cult celebrated their 50th anniversary with a very special set of 3 sold-out shows at Sony Hall in NYC. With individual releases promised of each night of these historic performances, the first release is available now across CD, DVD, Vinyl, and Blu-ray. The ‘First Night’ saw the band perform their debut album in its entirety, along with a set of deep cuts and hits – including, of course, (Don’t Fear) The Reaper.
Blue Öyster Cult: 50th Anniversary Live – First Night is available now on CD, DVD, Vinyl, and Blu-ray from Frontiers Music
The legendary american Hard Rock band BLUE ÖYSTER CULT celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a very special set of 3 sold-out shows in a row in September 2022 at Sony Hall in NYC. For this historic career milestone, each show featured the band playing in its entirety one of their first three albums (BLUE OYSTER CULT, TYRANNY AND MUTATION, and SECRET TREATIES), followed by a set of deep cuts and classics from their other albums. Founding member Albert Bouchard was a special guest on all three nights, as well thus featuring a line-up including three original members (Buck Dharma, Eric Bloom, and Albert Bouchard) who were front and center tonight, ably supported by Danny Miranda, Richie Castellano, and Jules Radino. The band played for nearly 3 hours and delivered an amazing set performing the S/t debut album back to back and the second set also included some fans’ favorite and deep cuts along with some of their best-known songs. BLUE ÖYSTER CULT were truly on fire and many songs showcased five guitars strung across the stage, blasting away. All in, they played for nearly three hours for the delight of the fans that filled the venue. The Frontiers label will release each night as a special individual package. For over five decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. They occupy a unique place in rock history, because it’s one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim and commercial success. The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1’s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. Upon the release of BÖC’s self-titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-yet-heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song.