Blue Oyster Cult live in concert.

Blue Oyster Cult

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Critic Consensus

Based on 32 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that Blue Oyster Cult is rated as a decent live performer, with shows that lack distinction. Blue Oyster Cult concert reviews describe live shows and performances as spellbinding and thunderous.


Bally's Twin River, Lincoln, United States (July 12);


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Latest Release

50th Anniversary Live - First Night (December 8, 2023)

Artist Info

Stony Brook, Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, United States (1967 - present) (1967 – present)
Blue oyster Cult (often abbreviated BoC or BOC) is an American rock band formed on Long Island, New York, in 1967, whose most successful work includes the hard rock songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," "Godzilla," "Black Blade," "Burnin' for You" and "Shooting Shark."
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Critic Concert Reviews

Rocknytt (Sweden)

June 9, 2023
Blue Oyster Cult Live In Concert In Sweden

Norway Rock Magazine (Norway)

June 7, 2023
Blue Oyster Cult Live In Concert At Sweden Rock Festival 2023

Chicago Concert Reviews (USA)

April 6, 2023
“The Symbol Remains” as Blue Oyster Cult keeps burnin’, Mark Farner gives Genesee Grand Funk

Mercury News (USA)

July 12, 2022
Is Blue Oyster Cult (sans cowbell) worth seeing in 2022?

Nippertown (USA)

March 7, 2022
It has been 55 years since Blue Öyster Cult formed in Stony Brook, NY as Soft White Underbelly. A name change in 1971 led to an influential, fifteen album career.

Music In Minnesota (USA)

April 6, 2019
Blue Oyster Cult/The Tubes bring contrast to Medina

Louder Than War (UK)

March 7, 2019
Manchester, UK

Past critic reviews published in

National Rock Review, eGigs (UK), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (USA), The Columbus Dispatch (USA), Record Collector Magazine (UK) and more

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