May 3rd, 2010
10:15 AM ET

'OZZfest' lineup and tour dates announced

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Heads-up headbangers. "OZZfest" returns for 2010 with a bill co-headlined by Motley Crue and the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne. The tour reunites the two metal giants, who haven't shared a stage since a 1984 trek best remembered (or not remembered, in this case) for its rock and roll debauchery. Each will play full sets, as will Rob Halford - who was last seen at OZZfest in 2004 with Judas Priest. This year's extravaganza kicks off August 14 in San Bernardino, CA, then travels to five other cities - Chicago, IL, Hartford, CT, Camden, NJ, Pittsburgh, PA and Boston, MA.

The announcement was made by in the bordello-like studio of Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, who hosts a daily radio show out of Sherman Oaks, CA. Creepy artwork lined the walls, while leopard carpet padded the floors and sculptures of hands graced wood tabletops. All the comforts of home for a rock star.

Speaking of home - Halford has a residence in Phoenix, although he's "not very happy with Arizona at the moment." When pressed about his feelings, he told CNN he's examined both sides of the state's new immigration bill - which allows authorities to request proof of U.S. citizenship when people are suspected of a crime (ie speeding) - and found it to be "racist."

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  1. Joe Metalhead

    ONE??? One meager show west of the Mississippi??? Come on Oz, bring it to Colorado. Nobody and I mean NOBODY rocks like the Mile High State!!

    May 6, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. russ allen

    Thisgoes out to Halle Berry, i'am a single down to earth guy living in Canada.I would love it if you would ever consider just getting away to place where we could hang out and do anything you want. let go of all the same old same old and just be yourself. I'am a 47 year old guy live on my own amd would love nothing better than to have an oppurtunity to meet you and just hang out.I promiss no games or harm just two normal people trying to get to know each other or at least become friends.Hope you thingk about it sometimesthings good happen by taking chances.All the best, and hop tohear from you.Cheers!

    May 6, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. jc522

    Natalie/Moviebuff/Jordan: I've enjoyed Ozzy's music for decades and respect the work he's done.

    That said, if you'd seen Ozzy and Sabbath in the 70s you'd understand that his singing voice today cannot compare with what it was 35 years ago.

    I was fortunate to see Sabbath/Ozzy several times "back in the day" OUTSTANDING CONCERTS.

    Not an insult meant at all – age has it's effects as does lifestyle. That doesn't mean we can't still enjoy his show.

    May 6, 2010 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. Has Been

    Halford should move to SanFran where he belongs and leave Arizona to normal people.

    May 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. James

    Micheal Jordan should come out of retirement and play more basketball, I love basketball and I would pay all my money to see Michael Jordan get smoked by younger players! sure there would be a flashes of brilliance here and there. but for the most part, true basketball fance would wonder why Jordan is even on the court, the Rest of the general public would be paying there hard earned money to see a washed up basketball player who needs another bently. BUT He is the greatest of all time!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. James

    as a musician Ozzy himself knows this, thats why there are only 6 shows. The music part will still be there, he has a young guitarist, drummer and bass player, so that part will sound as it always did.

    and who attacks someones grammer? your an idiot.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. James

    I saw Ozzy on Bark at the Moon, No Rest for The Wicked, No More Tears, and at the Ozzfest with Black Sabbath. At this point I would agree with Debbie. Ozzy keep your shirt on. He can sing, a few hundred octives lower than what it used to be, but he can sing. Im sure the other bands will be great.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scott....

    Hey Ozzy, How about a stop stop in Dallas or KC? The Midwestern boys enjoy your shows too... ROCK-ON!!!

    May 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. DebbieMumbles

    @Roland, your comments about "Debbie" made my day rotfl

    And @dee Lcomp I totally agree with you, keep rocking on with Ozzy, I plan to 🙂

    May 3, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mr.I

    Its OZZY and we all know it will be a great concert. If Ihave the money I will go. Ozzy always puts on a good show amd the rest of the line up should be good.

    May 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chaos

    Debbie (1st post May 3 11:28 am...

    You discuss burnouts not being able to speak correctly. Your grammatical errors show YOU to be the idiot.

    May 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dee Lcomp

    Ozzy rocks and will always rock. I'm 58 years old,and have been rocking out to his music since i was a young girl.He is the coolest. Rock on Ozzy.

    May 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kerri

    PLEASE come to San Antonio......I WOULDN'T miss the Crue and Ozzy'll be ROCKIN'!!

    May 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Steve

    SIX DATES??? that's it? thanks a lot sharon.
    why even f'ing bother???

    May 3, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. andrew johnson

    C'mon, there there has to be a stop up in Northern, Cal.....Deb, you need help, Ozzy completly rocks and the Crue, well, there as good as they always been, Halford is what rock's dirty secret is all about...

    May 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  16. wayne

    I agree..Debbie seems like a dim bulb....

    May 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jessie

    How come the Yanks have all the dates? We southerners know how to rock too! Come on Ozzy !

    May 3, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Bigbill327

    No DC????

    May 3, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mr. Speed

    @Roland- YOU ROCK!!! ROFLMBO!!!

    C'mon Ozzfest how bout a date in Middle Tennessee???

    May 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Leslie

    One stop on the West Coast and other dates in the North East. Not fair! All those areas in the North East are close together. Come on down to Texas!!

    May 3, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Roland

    people like Debbie shouldnt talk about things that they know nothing about. i have been going to Ozzfest since the 90's and ive seen Ozzy's solo act and seen him play with the rest of Black Sabbath and he was great. And Jordan is exactly right. Its a metal festival with tons of good bands. Ozzy just tops of the evening. So debbie i dont know if you just hate metal or metal killed your mom or something but i would keep your ill feelings to yourself. Go and pop in the smooth and soothing sounds of Kenny G cd you love so much and stop filling my ears with this putrid garbage coming out of your middle aged suburbanite mouth. Someone might take offense

    May 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  22. moviebuff10

    I've seen both Judas Priest and Ozzy in concert several years ago.
    They are some of Rock and Metal's finest. They put on a great show and had a blast at their concerts. I hope one day I can see them again. THEY ARE LEGENDS!!

    May 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jennifer

    Ozzy and Motley together on ONE stage. Eeek!!!!! Awesome! Awesome!! Awesome!!!!

    May 3, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Jordan

    Ozzy may have trouble speaking.......but he sings as well as he ever did! I would certainly pay "good" money to see him again! And, remember, one doesn't necessarily go to see him, but to see SEVERAL acts! OzzFest is always a good time!

    May 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Natalie

    You know Debbie your a fool... saw him at MSG a few years ago & Ozzy was great...

    May 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Rosie

    What happened to stopping in Dallas, Texas ..... Geeze!!!! Please consider making another stop PLEASE!

    May 3, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  27. Debbie

    Who'd pay good money to see someone so burned out they can't even speak? What a waste. I do agree the mess in Arizona is going to be nothing but an unenforcable boon doggle, and police in Az are very unhappy about it as Latinos have come forward as witnesses and helped them catch perps, now they won't.

    May 3, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |

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