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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NEWS; Blue Oyster Cult set for the first ever Irish show - and they're playing Agents of Fortune in full

IN celebration of the 40th anniversary since the original 1976 release of “AGENTS OF FORTUNE” on Columbia Records, the Long Island rockers will be jetting in from New York City to play their first ever show in Ireland on July 28th at the Academy in Dublin.

The show will feature the complete 'Agents of Fortune’ album, plus a full set of powerful classics from a back catalogue spanning over four decades. Godzilla may stalk Dublin's streets... 

The band said: “It seems unbelievable that after 44 years on tour we’ve never played Ireland. Having waited a lifetime to play there, we are extremely excited to be resenting this very special show for our debut live performance”.

Agents of Fortune, Blue Öyster Cult’s platinum-selling fourth studio album, included the hit single "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", arguably still one of the most haunting and recognised tracks in rock history. Check out the video below for the classic song

The band features core original members Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar, vocals) and Eric Bloom (guitar, keyboards, vocals), with a very special guest appearance from co-founding member Albert Bouchard (percussion, guitar, vocals) who was instrumental in writing the early material. Yes, Albert is back!!

The legendary line-up is completed by Richie Castellano (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Kasim Sulton (bass, vocals) and Jules Radino (drums, percussion), bringing a relentless and unrivalled energy to the stage.

BÖC have been a major heavy metal influence on many other acts, such as Metallica, and were listed in VH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.

And. let's face it, if you're not a fan of BOC then you're probably not a fan of hard rock and metal.

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