More than 15 years after OZZY OSBOURNE debuted OZZFest, the defining
blueprint for hard rock tours and festivals returns this August in six
American cities with an explosive bill co-headlined by OZZY and, in
their first-ever OZZFest appearance, Mötley Crüe—touring together for
the first time with OZZY since he invited the group on their now
legendary 1984 arena tour. Expect the energy to go way off the charts
at the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment.
The 2010 OZZFest--back after taking a year off in 2009 and the 2008
one-off stadium spectacular in Dallas, TX with OZZY and Metallica
headlining--will kick off August 14 in San Bernardino (the birthplace
of the first OZZFest in 1996) and then make stops in Chicago, IL,
Hartford, CT, Camden, NJ, Pittsburgh, PA and Boston, MA. Live Nation
will promote the tour nationally.
The main stage will feature full sets from Ozzy, Mötley Crüe and Rob
Halford (who last appeared on OZZFest in 2004 with Judas Priest),
performing songs from his solo career along with material from Judas
Priest and Fight. DevilDriver and Nonpoint will round out the main
stage line-up. Second stage headliners and six-time OZZFest veterans
Black Label Society will be joined by Drowning Pool, Kingdom of Sorrow,
and Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm.
Each OZZFest date will include 13 bands on two stages with music
beginning at 1:00 PM. In addition, concert-goers can once again visit
the OZZFest “Village of the Damned” featuring a mix of interactive
activities, shopping and entertainment throughout the venue concourses.
These OZZFest dates mark the first concerts in the U.S. in connection
with the June 15 release of SCREAM (Epic Records), the OZZFest’s
founder’s first album in three years and 10th studio album overall.
OZZY’s band consists of his OZZY’s new guitar player, Gus G., bassist
Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.