On Saturday, May 22, The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will welcome rock legends Blue Oyster Cult with special guests Mark Farner’s American Band for a limited-capacity concert with distanced seating. Enhanced safety measures and protocols are in place, including contactless digital ticketing, face covering requirements and mobile ordering for concessions.
For more than four decades, Blue Oyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, New York-based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Oyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history as 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 BOC was listed in VH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. BOC's smash hits include three stone-cold classic songs: 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" from 1981's “Fire of Unknown Origin.”
Legendary all-American frontman and guitarist Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts, and today he’s a platinum recording artist 30 times over. At age 67, Farner commands the stage with the same intensity and outpouring of love as he did at 20 during the summer of ’69, and his fans are still flocking to their captain. The rock patriot’s synergy and open heart come through in epic hits that defined a generation — “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “We’re An American Band,” a recut of “The Loco-Motion” and “Some Kind of Wonderful” — and “rock star” is only one facet of this Michigan-born son’s legacy. Farner is also a husband, in his fourth decade of marriage to wife Lesia. He’s a family man with five adult sons, and a caregiver.
Tickets for Blue Oyster Cult with special guests Mark Farner’s American Band are on sale at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are sold in pre-configured pods (groupings) ranging from two-to-eight seats per pod. Each pod is at least six feet from one to the next, and all seats within the pod must be purchased together. Additionally, all tickets are digital. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The box office will only accept payment via debit or credit card.