Here’s the news release (in whole):
EXPLOSIVE 2010 BILL THIS
TO BE HEADLINED BY
OZZY OSBOURNE AND MOTLEY
OTHER ARTISTS ONBOARD
METAL LEGEND ROB
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY,
DEVILDRIVER, AND DROWNING POOL
This is the tour where the fans
have always screamed the loudest…
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, Mtley Cre–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, Mtley Cre 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.
The 2010 OZZFEST dates are as follows:
Sat, Aug 14 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel
Tue, Aug 17 Chicago, IL First
Midwest Bank Amp.
Thurs, Aug 19 Pittsburgh, PA First
Sat , Aug 21 Hartford, CT Comcast
Sun, Aug 22 Camden, NJ
Tue, Aug 24 Boston, MA Comcast
Since 1996, OZZFest has been a
virtual breeding ground for rising bands. The festival has been
instrumental in igniting the careers of platinum-selling artists like
System of a Down, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Incubus, Slipknot, Queens of
the Stone Age, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Mudvayne, Lamb of God,
Killswitch Engage and Lacuna Coil, among others. It was cited as “one of
rock’s biggest juggernauts” in the cover feature of Sunday’s New
York Times‘ “Arts & Leisure” section (6/25/06).
About Live Nation:
Live Nation Entertainment
(NYSE-LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world,
consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations,
sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management.
Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment
experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show.
In 2009, Live Nation sold 140
million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors
and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites.
For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.”