Initial Bands Confirmed For Ozzfest 2007
Band Photo: Lamb of God (?)
Lamb of God and Lordi will perform on the main stage with Ozzy Osbourne, while Hatebreed will headline OZZFEST 2007's reliably down and dirty second stage with Mondo Generator, Ankla, Circus Diablo, Nile and The Showdown. These are only the first artists who have stepped forward to be part of this ground-breaking touring extravaganza, with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks for the main and second stages.
The 24-city OZZFEST will now launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. The tour was originally announced to start July 7 in Southern California but had to be moved to accommodate the extension of OZZY's European tour. OZZFEST 2007 will also hit Seattle, WA, George, WA, Sacramento, CA, Mountain View, CA, Devore, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Albuquerque, NM, Denver, CO, Kansas City, MO, Dallas, TX, San Antonio, TX, St. Louis, MO, Columbus, OH, Tinley Park, IL, East Troy, WI, Indianapolis, IN, Holmdel, NJ, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Detroit, MI, Charlotte, NC and West Palm Beach, FL.
As OZZFEST's founder and namesake, OZZY will make his triumphant return to the headlining position on this year's mainstage after surprising fans last year by performing on the second stage at a handful of dates. Audiences can expect the Prince of Darkness to unveil new songs from his forthcoming studio album (release date TBA), OZZY's first disc of new material since 2001.
To gain entry into this year's OZZFEST, fans will go to www.ozzfest.com or www.livenation.com to find links that will direct them to special sponsor sites where tickets can be secured. Select sponsors will have a unique opportunity to engage fans one-on-one utilizing one of music's best known brands. Tickets will be available for download on June 12. Stay tuned to www.ozzfest.com and www.livenation.com in the coming weeks for more ticketing information.
D. Randall, vocalist, Lamb of God: "OZZFEST! OZZFEST!" When we left Ozzfest three years ago, that was a mantra that burned itself into our collective subconscious, one that we repeat to this day in an almost autistic manner. To know once the power, the glory, the sheer brutality of the parking lot circus stupidity that is OzzFest is to be destined to repeat it. The fangs are out- our souls (and livers) needed three years to recover from the last run, but we are back and couldn't be more excited! BUHWHUUURHHH! OZZFEST? Bring it on! This time we have age and wis(dumb) on our side- be warned. It will be OVER this summer."
Jamey Jasta, lead singer of Hatebreed: "We are absolutely honored and beyond excited to be the sole headliner of the Ozzfest 2007 Second Stage. We had a great time on the Main Stage last year but it was obvious that our fans wanted to see us in the setting that they know and love. Having co-headlined the second stage twice in the past, once with Down in 2002 and again with Slipknot in 2004, it's a great achievement for us to now be able to close the show on the second stage and truly make Ozzfest history with our fifth appearance on the world's best tour. We can't wait to demolish the US once again, spending another crazy summer with Ozzy and his traveling circus of metal mayhem!!!! See you on the road!"
Mr. Lordi, Lordi: "It is a great honour for us to be on OzzFest and obviously it's gonna be a great opportunity for us to show the people in the U.S. what we can do.or what they think we can do. [laughs] My best friend is a huge Ozzy fan he's really jealous of the whole thing. I'm gonna try and remember to pick him up an OzzFest t-shirt when we return to Finland. For us the idea of playing OzzFest is still hard to believe. I'll believe it when we're there."
Stay tuned for further information about ticket distribution.
As previously reported, the OZZFEST 2007 routing is as follows:
07/12/2007 THU White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA
07/14/2007 SAT The Gorge, George, WA
07/17/2007 TUE Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
07/19/2007 THU Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
07/21/2007 SAT Hyundai Pavilion, Devore, CA
07/24/2007 TUE Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
07/26/2007 THU Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
07/28/2007 SAT Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
07/30/2007 MON Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Kansas City, MO
08/02/2007 THU Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX
08/04/2007 SAT Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX
08/06/2007 MON Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, MO
08/08/2007 WED Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH
08/10/2007 FRI First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
08/12/2007 SUN Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
08/14/2007 TUE Verizon Wireless Music Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
08/16/2007 THU PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
08/18/2007 SAT New England Dodge Music Theatre, Hartford, CT
08/20/2007 MON Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
08/22/2007 WED Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
08/24/2007 FRI Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
08/26/2007 SUN DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
08/28/2007 TUE Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
08/30/2007 THU Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
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