For five decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Now, Blue Öyster Cult returns to Bangor on November 10th, 2022, with special guest Mark Farner’s American Band!
The Blue Öyster Cult concert is sponsored by Blueberry Broadcasting’s WTOS 101.1 – 105.1 – 105.3 & Big 104 FM and Zone Radio’s WKIT 100.3.
|Door Times:||General doors will open at 6:30 PM (Southwest Entrance) |
*Door times subject to change without notice
|$20 – can be purchased in advance or day of as available (cash only day of)|
$10 – can be purchased in advance or day of as available (cash only day of)
Tickets for this and other shows at the Cross Insurance Center can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the Maine Credit Unions Box Office inside the Cross Insurance Center.
Price Level 1: $89
Price Level 2: $59
Price Level 3: $39
*Additional fees applicable depending on point of ticket purchase.
For five 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 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 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” from1981’s Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BÖC 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 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 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, and that’s what we know. The band members are proud of BÖC’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.
BÖC has always maintained a relentless touring schedule and an album of new material THE SYMBOL REMAINS was released October 9th 2020 to rave reviews.
Due to REDUCED levels (Medium or Low) of COVID-19 community transmission in Penobscot County, face coverings are welcome, but NO LONGER REQUIRED while inside the Cross Insurance Center. At this time, we are not requiring proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test. We reserve the right to do Temperature Checks and/or not grant access to any guest(s) that are demonstrating COVID-like symptoms.
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