Previewed: Blue Oyster Cult at Manchester Academy

Manchester music - Blue Oyster Cult will headline at Manchester Academy

Iconic New York rockers Blue Öyster Cult will perform an eight date UK tour culminating in a Manchester gig at Manchester Academy.

Over a four-decade career, Blue Öyster Cult have established themselves as one of the most iconic bands of their time.  Hits including the instantly recognisable (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, Godzilla and Burning For You put them at the forefront of the music scene.

Following their highly-acclaimed performance at last year’s Stone Free Festival, which saw the band play their eponymous debut in full, Blue Öyster Cult will play eight dates, starting in Norwich on 21 February and finishing in Manchester on the 1 March.

The run of UK shows marks their first tour of these shores in eight years.



Supporting will be acclaimed blues rockers The Temperance Movement. Since formation in 2011, the band have made a huge impact with three studio albums including their most recent A Deeper Cut, which includes the latest single Caught In The Middle. The band are also a renowned live entity having honed their craft opening up for the likes of Nickelback, Queen and Deep Purple.

When do Blue Oyster Cult headline at Manchester Academy?

Blue Oyster Cult headline Manchester Academy on 1 March 2019.  The Manchester gig is one of eight UK shows the band is playing:
21 February   –   Norwich, UEA
22 February   –   London, Eventim Apollo
23 February   –   Newcastle, O2 Academy
24 February   –   Glasgow, O2 Academy
26 February   –   Leeds, O2 Academy
27 February   –   Birmingham, O2 Institute
28 February   –   Bristol, Anson Rooms
1 March   –   Manchester, Manchester Academy

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