First Three Ozzfest Dates With Ozzy Osbourne Announced
The first three Ozzfest 2006 dates to feature Ozzy Osbourne in the headlining slot have been announced. They are as follows:
Jul. 01 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
Aug. 01 - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts - Mansfield, MA
Aug. 04 - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront – Camden, NJ
The main-stage lineup of this year's Ozzfest will feature Osbourne for 10 shows, along with SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DISTURBED, HATEBREED, LACUNA COIL and another major act (strongly rumored to be AVENGED SEVENFOLD) to be announced on May 23.
The tour begins July 1 in San Francisco (Mountain View) and will run through August 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The second stage features BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ATREYU, UNEARTH, BLEEDING THROUGH, NORMA JEAN, A LIFE ONCE LOST, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE RED CHORD, FULL BLOWN CHAOS, ALL THAT REMAINS and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.
The Ozzfest dates will be Osbourne's first solo performances in three years; he has spent the last two summers on stage with his pioneering metal act BLACK SABBATH, which will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later today (March 13).
Since it debuted in 1996, Ozzfest has grossed more than $186 million and drawn 4,699,900 headbangers to 287 shows, according to Billboard.com.