Blue Öyster Cult The Academy, Dublin (2016)

Editor Notes:

Blue Oyster Cult confirm their first ever Irish appearance at Dublin’s The Academy on Thurs. 28th July 2016. Tickets on sale Tuesday May 24th @ 10am priced €40 inc bkg fee from & outlets nationwide & Sound Cellar.

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT announce first ever appearance in Ireland playing the classic ‘Agents Of Fortune’ album in full and more.
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. Check out the video for that classic on this link
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.

This event took place on Thursday, 28th July 2016 at The Academy, Dublin .
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