Blue Oyster Cult Reunite for 40th Anniversary in NYC
Blue Oyster Cult reformed its original line-up on Monday night to perform a one-off show at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.
The 40th Anniversary show featured founders Eric
Bloom (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Donald
"Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar) plus Allen
Lanier (keyboards, guitar), Joe Bouchard
(bass) and Albert Bouchard (drums, percussion)
performing together for the first time in 25 years.
Asides from the anniversary celebrations the show was also to promote the release of a 17-disc box-set compiling of the bands entire Columbia Records back-catalogue.
The set-list for the show was as follows:
01. This Ain't The Summer Of Love
02. Golden Age Of Leather
03. Burnin' For You
04. Harvest Moon
05. Me 262
06. Then Came The Last Days Of May
07. Lips In The Hills
08. Shooting Shark (with Bruce Kapler - saxophone)
10. I Love The Night
01. Harvester Of Eyes (acoustic)
02. Astronomy (acoustic)
03. Gil Blanco County (acoustic)
04. Death Valley Nights (with Albert Bouchard vocals, acoustic)
05. In Thee (with Allen Lanier guitar, acoustic)
06. Summa Cum Laude
07. Arthur Comics
08. Black Blade
09. OD'd On Life Itself (with Allen Lanier, Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard)
10. Career Of Evil (with Allen Lanier, Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard)
11. The Red & The Black (with Allen Lanier, Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard)
12. (Don't Fear) The Reaper (everyone)
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.
Blue Oyster Cult - 'Dont Fear The Reaper' Live 11/5/12 New York City