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11th June 2017

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Blue Öyster Cult's appearance at the O2 Indigo for the Stone Free Festival on June 17th will start with a unique performance of their debut album in its entirety in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the initial release.

The full set is being recorded and videotaped in 4K UHD for possible future release.

The eponymous 'Blue Öyster Cult' album was released in 1972 and featured songs such as 'Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll', 'Stairway To The Stars' and 'Then Came The Last Days Of May', all of which the band still play regularly during their concerts, but this will be a rare opportunity for die hard BÖC fans to hear such tracks as album opener 'Transmaniacon MC', 'She's As Beautiful As A Foot' and 'Workshop Of The Telescopes'.

Blue Öyster Cult will be performing the album in full at the London show only. The band will be on stage at 5.15pm. Capacity at the O2 Indigo is limited, so plan accordingly.

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow headline the event inside the main arena.

BÖC are to undertake a regional UK tour after Stone Free, their first headline UK shows outside of London in nearly a decade.

These five shows are part of the Long Islanders' 45th anniversary tour that will see them play "all the hits and cult classics" throughout Europe and beyond.

In Europe, BÖC will hit several festivals: Graspop, Hellfest, Retro C Fest, Against The Wind and Barcelona Rock Fest along three headline dates with very special guests Queensrÿche in Prattelin, Switzerland, Cologne, Germany and Utrecht, Netherlands.

Tickets are on sale right here.

Blue Öyster Cult UK tour dates are:

Saturday 17th: London Stone Free Festival
Sunday 25th: Manchester Academy
Monday 26th: Newcastle Northumbria University
Wednesday 28th: Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 29th: Glasgow O2 ABC

blue oyster cult

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MetalTalk has two pairs of tickets to give away for this Saturday...




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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