Blue Oyster Cult

Boarding House Park
40 French Street
Lowell, MA Venue Information
Buy Tickets Friday August 2, 2019 7:30 PM
Special Guest: Victim of Circumstance
$49 in advance / $149 premium / $55 day of concert
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For over four decades, Blue Oyster 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. Blue Oyster Cult occupies 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 as well as commercial success.

The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BOC was listed in VH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.

Upon the release of BOC'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. BOC's canon includes three stone cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976's Agents of Fortune, the pummeling "Godzilla" from 1977's Spectres and the hypnotically melodic "Burnin' for You" from 1981's Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BOC 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 BOC's original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda, and drummer Jules Radino.

We realized we're a 'classic rock' band. That's what we are, that's what we do best, that's what we know. The band members are proud of BOC's classic sound, and pleased the band is creating vibrant work for disenfranchised music lovers who don't like the homogenized, prefabricated pop or sound-alike, formulaic rap/metal, which monopolizes the radio airwaves and best seller charts.

BOC has always maintained a relentless touring schedule that brings new songs and classics to original fans and, as Bloom puts it, "teenagers with green hair.

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Special Guest: Victim of Circumstance

Victim Of Circumstance is a young, up and coming rock trio, born and raised in Hudson, New Hampshire. Members Cameron Levesque (Vocals/Guitar), Brad Hartwick (Bass), and Harrison Foti (Drums) combine and fuse their musical talents to create powerhouse rock and roll. After meeting and connecting with each other in a high school jazz band, it wasnâ??t long until they knew their unique musical relationship would last. Raised on classic rock, blues, funk, jazz, and R&B, each member of VOC has their own unique influence and talent to bring to the table. With vocals that reach the stratosphere, guitar licks that stimulate the soul, bass fills that'll raise the hairs on the back of your neck, and drums straight from the god of thunder, Victim Of Circumstance truly separates themselves from any other rock band.

VOC's shared message within their music is meant to heal the soul, to shed light to anyone who is, or may be a victim of circumstance themselves. Though listening to their music is one thing, seeing their live show is an experience thatâ??ll leave you breathless!

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