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Ozzy taps Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford for Ozzfest 2010

on May 01, 2010, 11:30am

The two-day wait is over, and after skipping a year Ozzfest returns with a lineup that, at first glance, one might place in 1980, not 2010. This August (not July, as previously reported), touring with Ozzfest 2010 will be headliners Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe, and Rob Halford, frontman of Judas Priest.

The old-school heavyweights will be joined on the main stage by DevilDriver and Nonpoint. Black Label Society, in its seventh sixth appearance at Ozzfest, will headline the second stage, accompanied by Drowning Pool, Kingdom of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours, and Kataklysm.

This lineup is at odds with various rumors naming everyone from Metallica and Phil Anselmo’s band Down, to BlackDiamondSkye tourmates Alice in Chains and Mastodon. Of course, if that’s more your speed, head right over here.

Ozzfest will tour six dates nationwide, beginning in San Bernardino, California (where Ozzfest originated in 1996) on August 14th. The series is rounded out by dates in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Boston, and Camden, New Jersey. The tour is promoted by Live Nation and will take place in amphitheatres and arenas, depending on the town.

Osbourne will be supporting his new album Scream — his 10th overall — which features at least one killer track. Halford, who appeared at the 2004 edition of the festival with Judas Priest, will be performing solo stuff along with songs from Priest and Fight. Mötley Crüe are Ozzfest first-timers, but toured with Osbourne during his 1984 arena tour.

Along with the two stages featuring music beginning at 1:00 p.m., fans will be free to wander into the “Village of the Damned”, which features “a mix of interactive activities, shopping and entertainment throughout the venue concourses.”

You’ll be able to score tickets beginning May 22nd at Ozzfest.com and Ticketmaster.

Ozzfest 2010 Tour Dates:
08/14 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
08/17 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amp.
08/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
08/21 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theater
08/22 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/24 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center

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