Classic rockers Blue Oyster Cult perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on May 29


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Extract from a press release:

Classic rock band Blue Öyster worship, best known for the singles “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Burnin ‘for You” and “Godzilla” in the 1970s and 1980s which are still in rotation today, will perform live at the Circle Drive-In Theater in Dickson City on Saturday, May 29.

This show will kick off the outdoor venue’s summer concert series which includes Led Zeppelin tribute group Take out the LED Friday June 11 and Steve earle Sunday July 25.

Like last year, the artists will perform live in person as they are projected onto the big screen and sound comes from large speakers next to the stage as well as car radios. Fans can bring chairs and watch from the parking spaces next to their vehicles. All state and CDC health and safety guidelines will always be in place, so masks must be worn when leaving the vehicle to visit the dealership booth or washrooms.

Tickets for Blue Öyster Cult, which cost $ 179 per wagon (up to four passengers per vehicle), are on sale now at Tickets for the other summer concerts are also available via AXES.

For nearly 50 years, Blue Öyster Cult has been rocking intelligent hard rock fans around the world with powerful albums loaded with classic songs.

Based in Long Island, New York, BÖC is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. The group occupies a unique place in rock history as it is one of the very few hard rock / heavy metal groups to achieve both critical mainstream and commercial success.

The band is often cited as a major influence by bands like Metallica, and Blue Öyster Cult has been listed in VH1’s countdown to the greatest hard rock bands of all time.

At the end of their eponymous debut album in 1972, the group was praised for their catchy yet heavy music and lyrics which could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song. Their canon includes three cold classic songs that will float in the cosmos long after the sun has gone out – the truly haunting “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” from 1976. “Fortune agents”, the “Godzilla” hype of the 1977s “Specters”, and the hypnotic melodic “Burnin ‘for You” from 1981 “Fire of unknown origin.” Other notable songs include “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll”, “Then Came the Last Days of May”, “I Love the Night”, “In Thee”, “Veteran of the Psychic Wars”, “Dominance and Submission ”,“ Astronomy ”,“ Black Blade ”and“ Shooting Shark ”.

The intense creative vision of the original BÖC duo of lead singer / guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser and singer / rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom, is complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards and the longtime rhythm section. bassist Danny Miranda and drummer Jules Radino.

Now approaching its fifth decade, Blue Öyster Cult is still “on tour forever,” maintaining an unrelenting touring schedule and performing sold-out shows in the US and abroad. On October 9, 2020, they published “The symbol remains”, their 15th studio album and first since 2001 “The curse of the hidden mirror”, proving that they’re still determined to bring new songs and classics to original fans and, as Bloom says, “green-haired teens.”

“We realized that we were a ‘classic rock’ band. It’s who we are, it’s what we do best, it’s what we know, ”the group said.

“The band members are proud of BÖC’s classic sound and delighted that the band is creating a vibrant piece for disenfranchised music lovers who don’t like homogenized, pre-fabricated pop or similarly-formulated rap metal which monopolizes the airwaves. radio and bestseller charts. “


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