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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

with special guest Christopher Shayne



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Location(s): 
Alliant Energy PowerHouse - 319-398-5211

SCHEDULE
General Doors: 6:00 p.m.
Showtime: 7:00 p.m.

*Schedule subject to change.

PARKING
Parking is available through Park CR. Lots will fill up quickly, please plan accordingly.

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Blue Oyster Cult with special guest Christopher Shayne at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse in Cedar Rapids on August 13th.
Blue Öyster Cult , originally scheduled for December 29th, has been rescheduled for Friday, August 13th. Ticket holders should hold onto their original tickets and they will be honored for the new date. Please contact the PowerHouse Ticket Office with questions by January 18th.

BLUE ÖYSTER 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 and have an album of all new material “THE SYMBOL REMAINS” just released after a nearly 20-year wait.

CHRISTOPHER SHAYNE


On the forefront of a new horizon, Christopher Shayne has all the pieces in place to move forward and carve an expansive road as a powerful solo artist.

With strong vocals, an energetic live stage presence, and songwriting that encompasses timeless elements, Shayne has partnered with internationally renowned producer/engineer Chuck Alkazian for this newest adventure beginning with the CD release, Turning Stones. With an onslaught of fresh ideas at Alkazian’s Pearl Studios outside of Detroit, Shayne and his team created an engaging blend of classic southern and blues influenced rock, complete with modern tones and contemporary twists.

Shayne, well known throughout the Southwest as the creative force behind his former band, “Whiskey Six”, is building on his success by creating a unique Americana sound with just enough familiarity to immediately make listeners feel right at home and want to stay. Influenced by blues artist R.L. Burnside, the Black Crowes, country rockers Blackberry Smoke and the ultimate in southern rock, ZZ Top, Shayne brings an authenticity to his songwriting, blending his own life into relatable lyrics with a genuine nature truly appreciated by his fans.

Turning Stones, Shayne’s most personal CD to date, includes the anthem “Give A Damn”, an ode to his frustrations as an emerging artist, the self-reflective “Take Your Time” and “The River Revival”- a modern tribute to the American gospel influences in today’s blues music. Dave Lansing, Shayne’s writing partner and former lead guitarist for Whiskey Six, is also prominently featured on Stones.

Together with Lansing, Christopher Shayne continues with the momentum garnered with his prior band and moves forward with a distinct voice in today’s complex music landscape.
Christopher Shayne is not a just studio band with amazing production. Shayne and the band deliver a precise, energetic and amazing musical rendering of Turning Stones and other crowd favorites during every live performance. Shayne and his band garner an electric response from the crowd at every show. The live performance will have any crowd on their feet wanting more and in awe of the powerful vocals and seamless musical performance that Christopher Shayne delivers.


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