Blue Oyster Cult
401 W. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 13 and over
Watch & Listen
Blue Oyster Cult
For over four 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, 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 that brings new songs and classics to original fans and, as Bloom puts it, "teen--‐agers with green hair.
Michael Nitro's vocals and high energy rock guitar riffs are why many consider him one of the most musically entertaining acts on the music scene today. Nitro’s love of music and passion to perform come from both of his musician parents.
As a teenager, he would entertain his High School mates by leaping onto the lunch tables and doing his best Elvis impression. The singer/songwriter and guitarist has come a long way since the schoolyard and has warmed the crowd for national acts from The Allman Brothers to Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, REO Speedwagon, Yngwie Malmsteen and the list goes on.
You never know who is going to show up at a Michael Nitro gig or who he will be on stage with next. In June, out of the blue, the call came in from Sammy Hagar asking Michael and his band to join him and Alice Cooper on stage for one of his upcoming television episodes.
Then in July, Derek St. Holmes of the Ted Nugent Band after witnessing The Michael Nitro Band’s opening set, handed Michael his own guitar and invited Michael onstage to play a
version of All Right Now by Free.
“I have so many amazing memories and have been incredibly fortunate to share the stage with legendary performers like Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Bo Diddley and Sam Moore. I view each experience as a lesson in greatness.”
When watching the Michael Nitro Band perform, their hunger to play is apparent and their love of music is clear as they bring renewed energy to the stage every night. Michael brings the energy wherever he goes and includes everyone in the fun of every show.
“[Performing his original songs is] what his fans love him best for… rock guitar, seasoned with blues sound.” (Fast Lane Magazine). Michael Nitro – when you need to rock.
The Michael Nitro Band’s previous recordings are available on iTunes and Michael is currently writing songs for their new release. Inspired and influenced by Led Zeppelin, Bad Company and Aerosmith, among others, his rock is reminiscent of feel good rock and roll from the 1970s with the underlying message of fun, party, and good times.
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