Ozzfest 2010: Mötley Crüe Rob Halford, Black Label Society


Mötley Crüe
More than 15 years after Ozzy Osbourne began the landmark metal gathering, Ozzfest returns this August in six American cities with a bill co-headlined by Ozzy and Mötley Crüe - touring together for the first time with Ozzy since he invited the group on his 1984 arena tour.

The 2010 Ozzfest - back after taking a year off in 2009 and the 2008 one-off stadium show 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.

The main stage will feature full sets from Ozzy, Mötley Crüe and Rob Halford 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 headliner and six-time Ozzfest veterans Black Label Society will be joined by Drowning Pool, Kingdom of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm.

Each Ozzfest date will include 13 bands on two stages with music beginning at 1:00 PM. In addition, concertgoers 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 founder's first album in three years and 10th studio album overall. Ozzy's band consists of his new guitar player, Gus G, bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.

Tickets for these shows go on sale May 22.

2010 Ozzfest Dates
Sat, Aug 14 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
Tue, Aug 17 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amp.
Thurs, Aug 19 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sat , Aug 21 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater
Sun, Aug 22 Camden, NJ Susquehanna
Tue, Aug 24 Boston, MA Comcast Center

For more on Mötley ones, check out the JamBase review of the 2009 Crüefest.


[Published on: 5/2/10]

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