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Do Billy Squier and Blue Oyster Cult Fit (Insert 80s Festival Here)?

Every night of my life, I poke around on Pollstar. I check festivals to see if any bands have leaked - and then randomly check venues around my home. You know, sheds in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus. I'm in the very fortunate - and rare - position to have a small concert venue right across the street from my house called Fraze Pavilion. The venue holds just over 4,000 people - but does get some big acts. I've seen Ringo Starr (and Billy Squier as part of the All Starr Band), Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Peter Cetera and some other people there.

Last night I checked Pollstar and noticed that Billy Squier and Blue Oyster Cult are playing the Fraze together on July 31. I'm going to that show! I also got to wondering if both acts fit Rocklahoma (or any of the other many 80s festivals these days)? I think they do! It doesn't appear that Billy and BOC are doing a full fledged tour together - just appearing in tandem at select venues.

Now, the routing isn't great for either Billy or BOC to appear at Rocklahoma  - but it is possible. This doesn't mean it will happen. In fact, I probably think it won't, but still, it's fun to talk.

See, Billy Squier has some darn good songs. I wouldn't call him Glam, but he's definitely an 80s rocker and would fit in a nostalgia festival. I like seeing different acts - and I think I'd rather see Billy - and BOC! - versus another band I've already seen in concert 17 times.

Just my opinion.



Reader Comments (11)

Billy Squire? Live? you are so lucky! he is an amazing singer and guitar player. I hope does big tour this year. He fits in any rock show.
February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill
February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterALEXX
Blue Oyster Cult would fit into ANY festival because they;re so damn awesome.
Lucky person.
February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
Sure they'd fit. Ofcourse I hear there's a pretty stringent booking policy in place for Rocklahoma; at least it all seems pretty hush, hush with only occassional leaks from people supposedly "deep inside" Rocklahoma...
February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
they both belong...absolutely as long as they arent in the Headliner positions, as Triumph was
February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTommy
both would fit i think, billy is great live i saw him a few years back with styx and bad company, he was great minus the brutal acc. version of the stroke but would like to see them there
February 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
I would love to see Billy Squier at Rocklahoma. Already have my tix and I've been requesting ROK to book him for Thurs nite via their forum. He has soooo many great hits and still sounds great. I don't believe anyone attending ROK '09 would be disappointed.
March 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjayidol
BOC and Billy Squire? Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter together...perfect! And they are totally 80's (Adam Lambert could sing anything they did in 1982 for the American Idol "Year You Were Born" theme show week of April 7th. Adam would kill by tweaking Burnin For You, Don't Fear the Reaper, or Everybody Wants You).
April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAltRockAddict
Billy Squier is glam (IMO). so yea he would fit in rocklahoma.. and BOC would fit 2 even tho they rnt glam but just because they r awesome!! haha
July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlamMetalHead69
Gooey Ducks grow to about two pounds in four or five years.
February 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergeoduck
I think u have to much time on ur hands.... And the whole world cares about the concert itinerary in ur community
March 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjason

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