2020: BOC still on tour forever!!

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Gordon

BOC Rockin' the Central California coast! San Luis Obispo is a lovely little college town on the coast between Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara. Half an hour south of El Paso de Robles, where they play the mid-state fair.

The California Polytechnic University is known as the Harvard of the West. Go Mustangs!

First up was a local group calling themselves Rusted Stone. Well executed 80's cheese rock. They did a good job.

BOC hit the stage around 9:30. Once again they killed it! They performed so flawlessly, I thought for a moment that they must be miming! Great performance, nice audience, neat old theatre=ROCK!

They were shutting down anyone who tried to film, so there won't be any videos from this one. Boo! There may be an audio recording, but I don't know who would do such a thing!

Set:

  1. Red and the Black
  2. Golden Age
  3. Burnin'
  4. ME 262
  5. Harvest Moon
  6. The Vigil
  7. ETI
  8. Buck's Boogie
  9. Last Days
  10. Tattoo Vampire
  11. Godzilla
  12. Reaper - dedicated to Neil Peart, who'd died earlier in the week...
  13. Encores: Hot Rails
  14. Cities
Thu 16 - Sun 19 Jan
Anaheim Convention Center: NAMM (North America Music Merchandisers) 2020
Ralph

This year NAMM ran from Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 January, and - according to their FB posts - Eric, Buck and Richie attended as interested spectators on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th.

I'm not currently aware of any performances by them at the event, impromptu or otherwise...

Mcamp

Here's the setlist from the Palace Theater last night:

  1. Trans MC
  2. Golden Age
  3. B4U
  4. ME 262
  5. Shark
  6. Vigil
  7. ETI
  8. Bucks Boogie
  9. LDOM
  10. Hot Rails
  11. Godzilla
  12. Reaper
  13. Encores: Flaming Telepath
  14. COF

When I called the box office earlier in the day, they told me the band was slated to play two sets, but got nixed.

The obvious somewhat surprises: Hot Rails mid set, and Flaming encore.

Hot Rails was played instead of Tattoo according to Woody's setlist.

Reaper was dedicated to Woody's father who recently passed away... send him well wishes, he seemed a bit down.

Weird moment of the night... I swear Jules was beginning the night playing the drum into to Dr. Music... and then a false start, and into Trans MC...

The venue was far from sold out... capacity 880, with a few hundred seat unsold.

Nice old theater; friendly staff... good food/ drink across the street.

There was no opener.

K. Hekkus

Setlist:

  1. Dr. Music
  2. Golden Age
  3. Burnin
  4. Career of Evil
  5. Ruins
  6. HMoon
  7. Vigil
  8. ETI
  9. Bucks Boogie
  10. Last Days
  11. Workshop of the Telescopes
  12. Godzilla
  13. Reaper
  14. Encores: In Thee
  15. Flaming Telepaths
  16. Cities on Flame
Mark Santore

08 February 2020 - American Music Theatre, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  1. The Red & The Black
  2. Before the Kiss
  3. Burnin' For You
  4. OD'd on Life Itself
  5. Shooting Shark
  6. The Vigil
  7. ETI
  8. Buck's Boogie
  9. Then Came The Last Days of May
  10. Tattoo Vampire
  11. Godzilla
  12. The Reaper *
  13. Encores: Harvester of Eyes
  14. Hot Rails to Hell

* Dedicated to Orson Bean, Robert Conrad

262Pilot

No big surprises in the setlist last night but another great night with some of my best BOC friends: Ed, Paul, Ryan, Steve and Dale, with a very enjoyable dinner together before the show at Lancaster Brewing Co.

Feeling very lucky that I have seen them 3 times in less than a year and that at age 58, I still get to see them at all, 40 years after my first BOC show.

Fingers crossed they will return again to Valley Forge Casino in the fall, by then they will regularly be playing some new songs.

Here's the setlist:

  1. Red & Black
  2. Before The Kiss
  3. B4U
  4. OD'ed
  5. Shark
  6. Vigil
  7. ETI
  8. Bucks Boogie
  9. Last Days
  10. Tattoo Vampire
  11. Godzilla
  12. Noodle -->Reaper
  13. Encores: Harvester
  14. Hot Rails
Clifford Tichenor

Set list tonight:

  1. Dr Music
  2. Teen Archer
  3. Burnin for you
  4. OD on Life
  5. Shooting Shark
  6. Vigil
  7. ETI
  8. Bucks Boogie
  9. Then Came The Last Days Of May
  10. Tattoo Vampire
  11. Godzilla
  12. Noodle / Reaper
  13. Encores: Dominance and Submission
  14. Hot Rails
  15. Cities on Flame
Andy Thompson

Set list for Golden Nugget Casino, Las Vegas, 14.2.20.

  1. The Red & the Black
  2. Teen Archer
  3. Burnin' for You
  4. OD'd on Life Itself
  5. Harvest Moon
  6. The Vigil
  7. ETI
  8. Buck's Boogie
  9. Last Days of May
  10. Tattoo Vampire
  11. Godzilla
  12. Reaper
  13. Encores: Flaming Telepaths
  14. Hot Rails to Hell
  15. Cities on Flame

Notes: Buck messed up the first verse of Burnin' (!), first time we've seen Teen Archer in over ten years.

Bill Quinn

Great show, the sound was good. 6 song Encore after Don't Fear. The band was having fun!

  1. Transmaniacon MC
  2. Golden Age of Leather
  3. Burnin' for You
  4. Career of Evil
  5. OD'd on Life Itself
  6. Shooting Shark
  7. The Vigil
  8. E.T.I (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  9. Buck's Boogie
  10. Then Came the Last Days of May
  11. Tattoo Vampire
  12. Godzilla
  13. Bucks Noodle/Don't Fear the Reaper
  14. Encores: Flaming Telepaths
  15. Hot Rails to Hell
  16. ME 262
  17. I Love the Night
  18. Workshop of the Telescopes
  19. Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll
Worldwithoutend

Great show - quite an enthusiastic crowd. Kells Irish pub for a burger before the show.

Setlist:

  1. Transmaniacon MC
  2. Golden Age of Leather
  3. Burnin' for You
  4. Career of Evil
  5. OD'd on Life Itself
  6. Shooting Shark
  7. The Vigil
  8. E.T.I.
  9. Buck's Boogie
  10. Then Came the Last Days of May
  11. Tattoo Vampire
  12. Godzilla
  13. Noodle/Don't Fear The Reaper
  14. Encores: Flaming Telepaths
  15. Hot Rails to Hell
  16. ME 262
  17. I Love the Night
  18. Workshop of the Telescopes
  19. Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll
Quick Gig Facts
Rob Reich

A well timed business trip had me in Atlanta tonight for the UFO/BÖC show.

The venue announced, however, that UFO had to cancel due to illness and that instead BÖC would play two sets for an extended show. Well all righty then!

The venue was packed with a high energy crowd and the show was fantastic. The set list:

  1. Dr Music - I knew it was going to be a hot night from the crowd's reaction to Buck's first solo
  2. Before the Kiss
  3. Burnin
  4. ME 262
  5. Harvest Moon was so good I cried a little
  6. The Vigil
  7. ETI was so amazing I wept. Seriously. EB was on fire.
  8. I Love the Night
  9. Hot Rails
  10. Cities on Flame

...and thus ended set 1 with a rabid crowd. After a 20 minute break:

  1. The Red and The Black
  2. Golden Age
  3. Career of Evil
  4. Shooting Shark
  5. OD'd on Life
  6. Teen Archer
  7. Transmaniacon MC hell yeah
  8. Buck's Boogie
  9. Last Days
  10. Black Blade
  11. Godzilla
  12. The Noodle --> DFTR
  13. Encore: Dominance & Submission

Yep. Great night. And it was my birthday. Best birthday party ever!

The whole point of this performance was to play the full AOF album in the correct track order... the only problem is that they're not including the first track on the DVD!!

Missing off that first track, "Summer of Love", they've effectively negated the whole raison d'etre for the existence of the record... What a mess... :-(

I don't know of any gigs booked for November... but check here to see blueoystercult.com's current show list detailing BOC's current gig schedule for all the latest info...

I don't know of any gigs booked for December... but check here to see blueoystercult.com's current show list detailing BOC's current gig schedule for all the latest info...