Blue Oyster Cult Reunite for 40th Anniversary in NYC

Published 10 years ago on November 8, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Blue Oyster Cult Reunite for 40th Anniversary in NYC-

Blue Oyster Cult reformed its original line-up on Mondaynight to perform a one-off show at the Best Buy Theater in New YorkCity. 

The 40th Anniversary show  featured founders EricBloom (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Donald"Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar) plus AllenLanier (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 topromote the release of a 17-disc box-set compiling of the bandsentire ColumbiaRecords back-catalogue.   

The set-list for the show was as follows:

Set 1

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)
09. Godzilla
10. I Love The Night

Set 2

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, JoeBouchard)
10. Career Of Evil (with Allen Lanier, Albert Bouchard, JoeBouchard)
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 TheReaper' Live 11/5/12 New York City



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