RUDY SARZO Joins BLUE ÖYSTER CULT For 'Balance Of 2007'

Starting today, June 16, 2007, Rudy Sarzo joins BLUE ÖYSTER CULT as bassist for the balance of 2007. Former bassist with QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE and longtime friend of the band, Rudy will play until Ronnie James Dio returns from touring with HEAVEN AND HELL (Rudy is the current bassist in Ronnie's band DIO).

Rudy and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT singer Eric Bloom have been friends since meeting up at "Hear 'N Aid" in 1985. Eric says that "Buck and I are really happy to have Rudy playing bass with us. He's a great fit and a great guy."

Richie Castellano will continue handling the left side of the stage on keyboards, guitar and vocals.

A video clip of Sarzo handling bass guitar duties for BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's April 28, 2007 concert at the Hawgs of Texas motorcycle rally in Lake Somerville, TX has been posted at "Burnin' for You" at YouTube.

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Upcoming BLUE ÖYSTER CULT shows:

Jun. 16 - Uniontown, PA - State Theatre
Jun. 20 - Jackson, CA - Jackson Rancheria Casino
Jun. 23 - Rothbury, MI - 19th Annual Corley Memorial Bike Run
Jun. 29 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
Jun. 30 - Mt. Clemen, MI - Stars and Stripes Festival
Jul. 01 - Naperville, IL - Ribfest
Jul. 02 - Chandler, AZ - Gila River Casino (with STEPPENWOLF)
Jul. 03 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues (with THE SMITHEREENS)
Jul. 04 - Frederick, MD - Baker Park
Jul. 05 - Virginia Beach, VA - Neptune's Park
Jul. 07 - Park City, UT - Forum at the Canyons (with FOGHAT)
Jul. 13 - Beloit, WI - Riverfest with Cheap Trick
Jul. 14 - Chippewa Falls, WI - North Wisconsin State Fair
Jul. 27 - Superior, WI - Head of the Lakes Fair
Jul. 28 - Morgantown, WV - Mountainfest Motorcycle Rally
Jul. 31 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion (with DEEP PURPLE)
Aug. 02 - Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre (with DEEP PURPLE)
Aug. 03 - Kalamazoo, MI - Ribfest
Aug. 04 - LaJunta, CO - Music at the Junction Festival
Aug. 09 - Sturgis, SD - Boneyard Saloon Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair (with ALICE COOPER)
Aug. 11 - Sedalia, MO - Missouri State Fair
Aug. 16 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Ctr. (with FOGHAT)
Aug. 18 - El Paso, TX - Custom Car & Chopper Festival
Aug. 24 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Aug. 25 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
Sep. 01 - Essex Junction, VT - Champlain Valley Expo (with JOAN JETT, FOGHAT)
Sep. 17 - Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico State Fair

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