Blue Öyster Cult will be featured in a self-titled concert special that will premiere on Audience Network this Friday, September 2, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The veteran rockers will perform their classic 1976 album Agents of Fortune in its entirety on the program, which also will include an in-depth interview with some of the band’s longtime members.
Agents of Fortune features Blue Öyster Cult’s signature tune “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” which peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself went on to sell more than a million copies in the U.S.
In a preview clip from the show, founding Blue Öyster Cult singer Eric Bloom points out that some of the songs from Agents of Fortune had “never been performed, even back in those days.” He also explains that the program is special because the band’s current lineup was being joined by original Blue Öyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard.
The Blue Öyster Cult show was taped recently at Red Studios in Los Angeles. It can be viewed on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse TV.
Meanwhile, Blue Öyster Cult has more than 20 U.S. dates lined up through next March. Here are all of the band’s upcoming concerts, according to BlueOysterCult.com:
9/2 — Marshfield, WI, Central Wisconsin State Fair
9/3 — Virginia Beach, VA, American Music Festival
9/10 — Chesterfield, MO, Chesterfield Amphitheatre
9/11 — Oklahoma City, OK, Zoo Amphitheatre*
9/16 — Newton, NJ, Newton Theatre
9/17 — East Durham, NY, Catskill Mountain Thunder Festival
9/23 — Hogansburg, NY, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino
9/24 — Lake George, NY, Charles R. Wood Park – American Music Festival for the Lake
9/30 — Lakewood, NJ, First Energy Park – Rock Carnival
10/7 — Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
10/8 — Annapolis, MD, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
10/15 — Tyler, TX, Butler Square
10/28 — Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
10/29 — Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
11/4 — Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn’s Peak
11/11 — Hammond, IN, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino**
11/12 — Kansas City, MO, Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Kansas City
12/17 — Stateline, NV, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
1/19/17 — El Cajon, CA, Sycuan Casino
1/27 — Brooks, CA, Cache Creek Casino
1/28 — Everett, WA, Historic Everett Theatre
2/25 — Peekskill, NY, Paramount Hudson Valley
3/4 — Warren, PA, Struthers Library Theatre
3/18 — Sheboygan, WI, Weill Center for the Performing Arts
* = with Bad Company
** = with Jefferson Starship.
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Source: Classic Rock News