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Photo Credit: Aaron Farley

Photo Credit: Aaron Farley

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special “BLUE ÖYSTER CULTairing Friday, September 2, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114). The classic rock band stopped by Red Studios in Los Angeles to perform their seminal album Agents Of Fortune in it’s entirety live. In the episode, the group sits down with Ted Stryker for an in depth interview spanning their history.

For a preview of the AUDIENCE Network concert special BLUE ÖYSTER CULT,” watch an exclusive “First Look” as the band performs their classic hit “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” on ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK (here)..

View the trailer for BLUE ÖYSTER CULTairing Friday, September 2, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on AUDIENCE Network, DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114 (here). Watch and share behind-the-scenes clips of the episode (here) and (here).

AUDIENCE Network‘s new music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K*, to audiences nationwide since multiple series began airing this past January. Recent concert specials include: CeeLo Green, Hank Williams Jr., Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Flo Rida, Martina McBride, Lukas Graham, Kelsea Ballerini, Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco2 Chainz, Keith Urban, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Cypress Hill, Dan + Shay, Josh Kelley, Andra Day, JR JR, Young The Giant and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 8:00 PM ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114,as well as streaming on directv.com, uverse.com and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.**

AUDIENCE Network‘s multiple series of original and exclusive performances give music fans an intimate view of music’s most influential artists today. The network collaborates directly with musicians to create a unique show from their perspective.

Photo Credit: Aaron Farley

Photo Credit: Aaron Farley

For over four decades, BLUE ÖYSTER 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 ÖYSTER CULToccupies 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 BÖC was listed in VH1‘s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. Upon the release of BÖC‘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. BÖC‘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. The intense creative vision of BÖC‘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  Kasim Sulton, and drummer Jules Radino. For the taping of this special performance, they are joined by former member Albert Bouchard (guitar, percussion, vocals).

For more information on BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, visit: Website: http://www.blueoystercult.com/, and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blueoystercult/.

Catch BLUE ÖYSTER CULT on tour in the following cities:

DATESLOCATIONVENUE
FRI9/2Marshfield, WICentral Wisconsin State Fair
SAT9/3Virginia Beach, VAAmerican Music Festival
SAT9/10Chesterfield, MOChesterfield Amphitheatre
SUN9/11Oklahoma City, OKZoo Amphitheatre
FRI9/16Newton, NJNewton Theatre
SAT9/17East Durham, NYCatskill Mountain Thunder Festival
FRI9/23Hogansburg, NYAkwesasne Mohawk Casino
SAT9/24Lake George, NYCharles R Wood Park American Music Festival for the Lake
FRI9/30Lakewood, NJFirst Energy Park Rock Carnival
FRI10/7Ridgefield, CTRidgefield Playhouse
SAT10/8Annapolis, MDMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts
SAT10/15Tyler, TXButler Square “Rock the Square” KKTX 96.1 event
FRI10/28Northfield, OHHard Rock Live
SAT10/29Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
FRI11/4Jim Thorpe, PAPenn’s Peak
FRI11/11Hammond, INThe Venue at Horseshoe Casino
SAT11/12Kansas City, MOVoodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Kansas City
SAT12/17Stateline, NVHarrah’s Lake Tahoe
THU1/19El Cajon, CASycuan Casino
FRI1/27Brooks, CACache Creek Casino
SAT1/28Everett, WAHistoric Everett Theatre
SAT2/25Peekskill, NYParamount Hudson Valley
SAT3/4Warren, PAStruthers Library Theatre
SAT3/18Sheboygan, WIWeill Center for the Performing Arts

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