Rockin’ the Downs Presents: Blue Öyster Cult

  • Rockin’ the Downs Presents: Blue Öyster Cult

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  • Get 2 VIP tickets when you book a hotel room for the night of a concert. Use the following promo code for each show; (Hotel Promo Code: BOC76)

    Join us on outside on the racetrack Friday, July 6th, 2018 for Blue Öyster Cult at Rockin’ the Downs! Doors at 4:00 PM, opening acts start at 5:30 PM. Opening acts will be posted at BataviaConcerts.com! Get 2 VIP tickets when you book a hotel room for the night of a concert using the “group attendee” code BOC76

    $10 for General Admission, $25 VIP (seating closer to the stage), $60 GA season pass for all 8 shows & $150 VIP season pass for all 8 shows. Purchase tickets at BataviaConcerts.com.

    PLEASE NOTE
    GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET HOLDERS MAY BRING THEIR OWN CHAIR. VIP ticket holders will have seating provided but are welcome to bring their own chairs. All tickets & information at BataviaConcerts.com. All ages welcome to attend. Ticket holders ages 18+ can redeem concert ticket for $10 Free Play at Player’s Club. *No weapons allowed on property, including small knives*

    Blue Öyster Cult is a hard rock band from New York, USA. The name Blue Öyster Cult first came into use in 1971, but the roots of the group date back to 1967 to a psychedelic group called Soft White Underbelly, which featured Albert Bouchard (drums), Allen Lanier (keyboards, guitar), Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (guitar), Andy Winters (bass), and Les Braunstein (vocals, AKA Les Vegas (3)) and operated under the guidance of manager/producer Sandy Pearlman. Braunstein departed in 1969 and was replaced by Eric Bloom. The band changed their name to The Stalk-Forrest group shortly after. Later, Winters was fired and replaced by Albert’s younger brother, Joe. The band released their debut album in 1972.

    All the members contributed to the songwriting but lyrics were often provided by people outside of the group, including Sandy Pearlman, rock scribe Richard Meltzer, poets Patti Smith (Lanier’s longtime companion) and Jim Carroll, and science fiction author Michael Moorcock, amongst others. Eric Bloom served as the band’s primary lead vocalist, but Donald Roeser sang what are arguably the band’s most famous songs, including “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Godzilla”, and “Burnin’ For You”. The Bouchard brothers also contributed lead vocals.

    1976’s “Agents Of Fortune”, featuring the aforementioned “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, was the group’s most successful studio album. After a commercial decline in the latter half of the 1970’s, the group found renewed success with 1981’s “Fire Of Unknown Origin”. However, Albert Bouchard was fired after its release (he returned temporarily in 1985). The band continued but was unable to recapture their commercial fortunes. Lanier departed in 1985 and Joe Bouchard left in 1986. Lanier returned in 1987 and the band continued to tour, although they recorded very little. 2001’s “Curse Of The Hidden Mirror” is the band’s last studio recording to date. Roeser and Bloom continue to tour with new members (Lanier retired from the band in 2006 and passed away in 2013) .


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