It's a good thing that Ozzfest tour manager Sharon Osbourne held the press conference that announced this summer's lineup and tour dates for Ozzfest at the Osbournes own now-famous Beverly Hills house on Tuesday. Otherwise, husband and headliner Ozzy might not have known where he'll be playing this summer. When Sharon mentioned that the tour would kick off on June 28 in San Antonio, Ozzy seemed surprised; after all, this is the city whose most famous landmark, the Alamo, he had used as a urinal during a drunken binge in 1982. ''I won't be allowed back into f-----' town,'' he said, according to Reuters.
Other acts on the mainstage will include Korn (making their Ozzfest debut), Disturbed, Chevelle (promoted from the second-stage status they held last year), and Marilyn Manson, whose eponymous frontman was present at the press conference. Asked how Ozzfest will differ from the other hard-rock package tours crisscrossing the nation this summer, including the Vans Warped Tour, the Summer Sanitarium (featuring Metallica, Linkin Park, and Limp Bizkit), and the revived Lollapalooza, Manson said of Ozzfest, ''It's sweaty, it's physical, it's ugly.'' Apparently, that's a compliment.
Cradle of Filth and TRUSTcompany will headline the second stage, Launch.com reports. Other second-stage bands include Memento, Hotwire, Shadow's Fall, Grade 8, Twisted Method, Nothingface, Killswitch Engage, and Unloco.
Tickets for the tour, which includes 28 U.S. dates between June 28 and Aug. 28, will go on sale through Ticketmaster next month, though Sharon Osbourne said some $10 lawn seats will be available for purchase directly from individual venues. After the U.S. tour, the Osbournes hope to take Ozzfest to Europe, war permitting.