MONDO GENERATOR Video For “Lie Detector” Posted Online; Band on Ozzfest

MONDO GENERATOR have uploaded the video for “Lie Detector,” from their recently released new album Dead Planet, online at the following location: www.one.revver.com/watch/327137

MONDO GENERATOR recently returned from their European tour where front man Nick Oliveri checked in from the road with the following update:

“Eastern Baltic rock! There were tons of hot girls, but unfortunately none of them were at our gigs. Estonia was cool, but Bulgaria was the best as me and Ian got to sing ‘Sex and Violence‘ with THE EXPLOITED; I’ll never forget it,” says Oliveri recapping MONDO GENERATOR‘s recent European tour. “Warsaw is always a good time, but I haven’t played there since I played with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 7 years ago. We had crazy drives through Serbia and Croatia going into Romania, where we got lost thinking we were taking an exit, but it was really an entrance. We had a great time playing for all the European fans and hope to get back there soon.”

MONDO GENERATOR’s new album Dead Planet landed in stores this week through Suburban Noize Records. The band is currently on the road all summer long on the second stage at Ozzfest 2007 and playing off dates with CIRCUS DIABLO. Dead Planet is already getting a strong reaction from radio where MONDO GENERATOR was the #3 most added on FMQB’s Loud Rock charts.

Recorded by producer Nick Raskulinecz at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606, Dead Planet is thunderous, raw rock ‘n’ roll at its best. The album has already generated significant critical acclaim upon European release.

MONDO GENERATOR was originally formed by ex-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and KYUSS bassist Nick Oliveri in 1997. The band has previously released two critically acclaimed albums, their classic debut album Cocaine Rodeo in 2000 and 2003’s A Drug Problem That Never Existed. Initially intended as a side-project, the band has now become Oliveri’s full time venture.

MONDO GENERATOR is not a side-project anymore,” Oliveri says bluntly. “I used to do MONDO every now and then on spare time and now it’s my first choice. All other bands I play in have become my side-project, so in other words my mistress has now become my wife.”

MONDO GENERATOR Tour Dates:

7/17 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Ampitheatre*
7/18 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord**
7/19 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Ampitheatre*
7/20 Los Angeles, CA Viper Room**
7/21 Devore, CA Hyundai Pavilion*
7/22 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick**
7/24 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion*
7/26 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion*
7/27 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge**
7/28 Denver, CO Coors Ampitheatre*
7/29 Salina, KS The Blue Goat**
7/30 Kansas City, MO Verizon Wireless Ampitheater*
8/01 Houston, TX Meridian**
8/02 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center*
8/04 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre*
8/06 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Ampitheater*
8/07 Cleveland, OH Peabodys**
8/08 Columbus, OH Germain Ampitheatre*
8/10 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre*
8/11 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection**
8/12 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre*
8/13 Reedsburg, WI Badger Music Theatre**
8/14 Indianapolis, IA Verizon Wireless Music Theatre*
8/16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center*
8/18 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Theatre*
8/20 Boston, MA Tweeter Center*
8/22 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center*
8/24 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion*
8/25 Warren, MI The Ritz**
8/26 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre*
8/28 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
8/30 Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre*

* Ozzfest 2007
** w/ CIRCUS DIABLO

NILE’s New Album Streaming at MP3.com

MP3.com is streaming NILE‘s fifth studio album, Ithyphallic, in its entirety for seven days prior to the album’s North American street date of July 17th at the following link: http://www.mp3.com/artist/nile1/summary/

Engineered by Bob Moore and produced by Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE), Decibel Magazine recently praised Ithyphallic in their August 2007 issue: “The trio’s attack is more brutal than ever, their sound richer and more redolent with Middle Eastern flourishes. The opener, ‘What May Safely Be Written‘ is the band’s grandest to date – a manicured orgy of horns and gongs that gives way slowly to an opening dirge dominated by blast beats.”

In the same article penned by journalist Rod Smith, guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders (who was also voted #4 Top Death Metal Guitarist of All Time) provided the background story for the song “Papyrus Containing The Spell To Protect The Possessor From Attacks From He Who Is In The Water,” which debuted on the official Ozzfest website on June 6th:

“It’s from The Book Of Overthrowing Apep. There’s a spell in there, a chant that’s supposed to stop crocodiles from attacking your boat. I tried to picture it and thought, ‘Your boat’s being attacked by crocodiles. Are you really supposed to dig out your scroll, fumble through it, find the right chapter, repeat the words, and the crocodiles are gonna leave you alone? When the croc is about to bite you in half, are you gonna be able to find that chapter fast enough?’ It’s a ridiculous concept. I found myself thinking, ‘This song needs to have the words said as fast as possible.’ We decided this song would be frantic, fast as anything we’d ever done, with the words super-frantic fast, for that ‘trying to escape from the jaws of the crocodile’ feeling.”

NILE are confirmed artists for Ozzfest 2007’s second stage and will be headlining off-date shows with CHTHONIC and DAATH. To view complete summer tour dates, visit www.nile-catacombs.net and www.myspace.com/nilecatacombs.

Taiwan’s CHTHONIC Prepares for Ozzfest and Album Reissues

This week two albums by Taiwan’s premier metal act CHTHONIC – dubbed the “BLACK SABBATH of Asia” by their home country’s largest newspaper, and soon to be the first-ever Asian act to take part in Ozzfest – will finally be released in North America. Relentless Recurrence, initially released in 2002, and last year’s A Decade on the Throne live double album/DVD will continue the momentum started by the acclaimed Seediq Bale, the group’s first American release.

The music of CHTHONIC (pronounced THON-ick) focuses in part on the history of the Taiwanese people. The band has even christened its upcoming international tour – which will commence in suburban Seattle when the group kicks off the summer’s first Ozzfest – “UNlimited,” in part to protest how the United Nations (UN) limits Taiwan’s full participation as an independent country. (Visit www.myspace.com/CHTHONICtw for more on “UNlimited CHTHONIC, UNlimited Taiwan.”)

Set to a riveting soundtrack of symphonic black metal, Relentless Recurrence relays a Taiwanese folk tale about a demonic ghost hell-bent on revenge. Like the group’s other recordings, the album sees CHTHONIC use a Hena, a traditional Asian instrument comparable to a violin, to emphasize the legend’s sorrow and grief. Meanwhile, A Decade on the Throne is an engrossing live double album/DVD set recorded before a sold-out crowd in the band’s home country, and features guest performances by the so-called Oriental Orchestra as well as the Taipei Ladies’ Choir. It will be released in a lavish digibook with special artwork and a velvet covering.

Though the band’s image is reminiscent of the black metal legends of Scandinavia, CHTHONIC’s use of corpse paint is inspired by the history of their own culture. In Taiwanese folklore, deities known as the “Eight Generals” wear corpse paint to become empowered with Taoist spirits that give them the power to judge good and evil. It is this spirit that the band conveys on stage.

CHTHONIC has been pushing boundaries throughout their career, and having singlehandedly launched an extreme metal scene in their home country, the group now sets their sights squarely on the rest of the world. The band will continue taking its music abroad in August when it performs at Wacken Open Air, Germany’s largest annual metal festival, and it will embark on its first full European tour this fall. And though CHTHONIC — like all rotating second-stage Ozzfest bands — will have just 20 minutes to make its case on tour this summer, the group hopes its message reverberates long after their final notes are played.

CHTHONICUNlimited” tour dates (more dates TBA):
7/12 White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA (Ozzfest)
7/13 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA*
7/14 The Gorge – George, WA (Ozzfest)
7/15 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR*
7/17 Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Sacramento, CA (Ozzfest)
7/18 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA*
7/19 Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA (Ozzfest)
7/20 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA*
7/21 Hyundai Pavilion – Los Angeles, CA (Ozzfest)
7/22 Orpheum Theatre – Flagstaff, AZ*
7/23 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA*
7/24 Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ (Ozzfest)
7/25 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM*
7/26 Journal Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM (Ozzfest)
7/27 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO*
7/28 Coors Amphitheatre – Denver, CO (Ozzfest)
7/30 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Kansas City, MO (Ozzfest)
7/31 Bob’s – Tulsa, OK*
8/02 Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX (Ozzfest)
8/03 Wacken Open Air Festival – Wacken, Germany
8/06 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO (Ozzfest)
8/07 Pearl Room – Mokena, IL*
8/08 Germain Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH (Ozzfest)
8/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH*
8/10 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL (Ozzfest)
8/11 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN*
8/12 Alpine Valley Music Theatre – Milwaukee, WI (Ozzfest)
8/13 Forest Hills Lodge – Rockford, IL*
8/14 Verizon Wireless Music theatre – Indianapolis, IN (Ozzfest)
8/15 The Silo – Reading, PA*
8/16 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ (Ozzfest)
8/17 Mark’s Showplace – Bedford, NH*
8/18 New England Dodge Music Theatre – Hartford, CT (Ozzfest)
8/19 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY*
8/20 Tweeter Center – Boston, MA (Ozzfest)
8/21 B.B. King’s – New York, NY*
8/22 Tweeter Center – Philadelphia, PA (Ozzfest)
8/23 Huntington Music Hall – Huntington, WV*
8/24 Post Gazette Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA (Ozzfest)
8/25 Harpos – Detroit, MI*
8/26 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI (Ozzfest)
8/27 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA*
8/28 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC (Ozzfest)
8/29 The Haven – Winter Park, FL*
8/30 Sound Advice Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL (Ozzfest)
9/01 The Muse – Nashville, TN
9/02 Uncle Pleasant’s – Louisville, KY
9/05 Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
9/06 B.B. King’s – New York, NY**
9/07 The Funhaus – Toronto, Ont.
9/08 The Embassy – London, Ont.
9/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/16 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA

* with NILE
** with KATATONIA

Monster Energy Giving Out More Free Ozzfest Tickets

Tickets for this summer’s free Ozzfest have reportedly “sold out” through LiveNation.com. However, Monster Energy still has tickets which they are giving away via specially marked Monster Energy 4-packs and 8-packs via retail outlets throughout the U.S. Those select packs contain a secret code for ticket registration. (Possession of a code does not guarantee entry into Ozzfest).

428,000 tickets were fully distributed through LiveNation.com for all 24 Ozzfest shows over a span of four days. Obtaining tickets through Monster Energy is the only remaining way to score free ticket’s to this summer’s Ozzfest.

Visit monsterenergy.com for full details.

BEHEMOTH Invades North America this Month; Complete Work on The Apostasy

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH make their much-anticipated return to North America on April 26th to perform five special shows. This trek includes an appearance at the renowned New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and two rare headlining shows in addition to performances alongside such acclaimed acts as CANNIBAL CORPSE and DIMMU BORGIR, among others. The band will then return to the U.S. this summer on Ozzfest 2007 having landed the direct support, non-rotating slot right before second stage headliners HATEBREED. See below for their complete touring itinerary.

BEHEMOTH recently completed work on their most ambitious and epic offering yet, The Apostasy, which was recorded in the band’s hometown of Gdansk with Nergal (vocals, guitars) and longtime sound engineer Malta in the producers’ chairs. The effort was mixed with the acclaimed Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Studios in Sweden and mastered by Bjorn Engelmann. The highly anticipated offering is set for a July release.

Be sure to check out this link to view the latest video installment from The Apostasy recordings: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Behemothofficial

Tour dates:
04/26 Le Medley – Montreal, QC (Headlining)
04/27 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)
04/28 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA (w/DIMMU BORGIR, DEVILDRIVER, KATAKLYSM)
04/29 Irving Plaza – New York, NY (w/CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE RED CHORD, JOB FOR A COWBOY, PSYOPUS)
04/30 Jaxx – Springfield, VA (Headlining)

Ozzfest – Second Stage
07/12 White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA
07/14 The Gorge – George, WA
07/17 Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Sacramento, CA
07/19 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
07/21 Hyundai Pavilion – San Bernardino, CA
07/24 Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
07/26 Journal Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
07/28 Coors Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
07/30 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Kansas City, MO
08/02 Smirnoff Music Center – Dallas, TX
08/04 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – San Antonio, TX
08/06 Verizon Wireless Amptheater – St. Louis, MO
08/08 Germain Amphitheatre – Columbus, OH
08/10 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
08/12 Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08/14 Verizon Wirless Music Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
08/16 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
08/18 New England Dodge Music Theatre – Hartford, CT
08/20 Tweeter Center – Boston, MA
08/22 Tweeter Center – Philadelphia, PA
08/24 Post Gazette Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
08/26 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
08/28 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
08/30 Sound Advice Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL

Free Ozzfest: Initial Ticket Details Announced

Ticket codes for this summer’s free Ozzfest (a.k.a Freefest) will be distributed through sponsor websites beginning May 12. Details on these programs are available on ozzfest.com, livenation.com, monsterenergy.com, jagermusic.com and fye.com. Additionally, various sponsors will have offline initiatives for acquiring tickets, details of which will also be available via their respective websites.

These codes can be redeemed for tickets beginning June 12–exactly one month before the first Ozzfest 2007 show in Seattle. Fans will return to the site where they registered or www.livenation.com/ozzfest, enter their code and download two tickets to the show of their choice. Tickets are limited to two per customer.

Freefest is set to feature OZZY OSBOURNE, LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, LORDI, BEHEMOTH, MONDO GENERATOR, NILE, ANKLA, CIRCUS DIABLO, THE SHOWDOWN, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, DAATH, CHTHONIC, and IN THIS MOMENT.

The 24-city earth-pounding 12th annual Ozzfest will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. Ozzfest will also hit 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.

BEHEMOTH, CHTHONIC, DAATH Added to Ozzfest’s Second Stage

Poland’s blackened death metallers, BEHEMOTH, have been added to this summer’s Ozzfest‘s second stage, joining second stage headliners HATEBREED. Vocalist/guitarist, Nergal, commented on their participation:

“I couldn’t be more proud about the fact that BEHEMOTH will be joining this year’s Ozzfest! I’m speechless and beyond excited. No doubt it’s going to be the brightest point of our career thus far, and I hope that this will help to spread dangerous and extreme music among the masses.

“It’s an honor to team up with our longtime brothers in NILE and to share the stage with LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED, not to mention the legend himself! With such a bill, you can expect nothing but pure metal carnage! What makes me even more excited is the little fact that we will be releasing our new album during the tour. So expect songs from The Apostasy, as well as some older shit. We’ll definitely make sure the set is going to be brutal as fuck. You’ve been warned!”

Other extreme metal bands have been added to the second stage as rotating acts, including Taiwanese symphonic black metallers CHTHONIC and Atlanta, Georgia’s DAATH.

Here is what the latest Ozzfest lineup looks like…
Main Stage:
OZZY OSBOURNE
LAMB OF GOD

LORDI

Second Stage – Non-Rotating:
HATEBREED
BEHEMOTH
MONDO GENERATOR

Second Stage – Rotating:
NILE
ANKLA
CIRCUS DIABLO
THE SHOWDOWN
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
DAATH
IN THIS MOMENT
CHTHONIC

LORDI Ready to Invade U.S. with Headlining Dates and Ozzfest 2007

Finland’s monster rock n’ roll band, LORDI, have been selected as one of the mainstage acts for Ozzfest 2007, alongside mainstage headliners, OZZY OSBOURNE and LAMB OF GOD.

The band – who released a special 2CD/DVD version of The Arockalypse (with bonus tracks/videos) this week via The End Records – are excited to be on this much-anticipated annual tour across North America, referred to this year as “FreeFest” because all tickets to the event are free.

“It is a great honour for us to be on Ozzfest and obviously it is 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],” comments Mr. Lordi about the opening slot on the mainstage that starts July 12th, 2007 in Seattle, WA. “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.”

Confirmed bands performing on the second stage includes HATEBREED (second stage headliner), MONDO GENERATOR, ANKLA, CIRCUS DIABLO and NILE.

The Ozzfest 2007 tour dates are:
Jul. 12 – White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA
Jul. 14 – Gorge, George, WA
Jul. 17 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
Jul. 19 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Jul. 21 – Hyundai Pavilion, Devore, CA
Jul. 24 – Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
Jul. 26 – Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
Jul. 28 – Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
Jul. 30 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Kansas City, MO
Aug. 02 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX
Aug. 04 – Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX
Aug. 06 – UMB Bank Pavilion, St. Louis, MO
Aug. 08 – Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH
Aug. 10 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
Aug. 12 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
Aug. 14 – Verizon Wireless Music Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 16 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Aug. 18 – New England Dodge Music Theatre, Hartford, CT
Aug. 20 – Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
Aug. 22 – Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 24 – Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 26 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
Aug. 28 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
Aug. 30 – Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

Last week the band swept the annual Ema Gala Awards (Grammy equivalent of the Finnish record industry), winning several categories they were nominated for: Band of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year (“Hard Rock Hallelujah“) and Top Selling Album of the Year.

LORDI starts their inaugural ‘”monster invasion” of North America which will start April 20th, 2007 in Anaheim, California at House of Blues and end with a two-night stint at the Bamboozle Music Festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey on May 5th and 6th, 2007.

About touring North America for the first time, Mr. Lordi says, “Yeah of course. That’s goes without saying. I’m really anxious to see how the audiences are gonna react to us. From our point of view touring the States is like ‘coming home.’ I know it sounds weird for a Finnish band to say that but we are often described as the ‘most American band’ in Finland. [laughs] You see all of our influences, mostly musical and visual, come from the States, so… we’re keeping our fingers crossed.”

The following confirmed dates and venues are:
04/20/07 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
04/21/07 – Hollywood, CA @ Avalon
04/22/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
04/24/07 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/27/07 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
04/28/07 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
05/01/07 – Montreal, QUE @ Le Spectrum
05/02/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
05/03/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theatre
05/05/07 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle
05/06/07 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle

A few more select dates will be confirmed soon.

LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, LORDI, Others Confirmed for This Summer’s “Free” Ozzfest

LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, and LORDI are among the first acts announced to join Ozzy Osbourne on this summer’s “free” Ozzfest.  LAMB OF GOD and Finland’s LORDI will take on the mainstage while HATEBREED will be the second stage’s lone headlining act.  Second stage support acts will include MONDO GENERATOR, ANKLA, CIRCUS DIABLO, NILE and THE SHOWDOWN.

The tour was originally scheduled to start July 7th but has been pushed back to July 12th to accommodate the extension of Ozzy‘s European tour.  Here is the complete Ozzfest itinerary:
Jul. 12 – White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA
Jul. 14 – Gorge, George, WA
Jul. 17 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
Jul. 19 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Jul. 21 – Hyundai Pavilion, Devore, CA
Jul. 24 – Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
Jul. 26 – Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
Jul. 28 – Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
Jul. 30 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Kansas City, MO
Aug. 02 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX
Aug. 04 – Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX
Aug. 06 – UMB Bank Pavilion, St. Louis, MO
Aug. 08 – Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH
Aug. 10 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
Aug. 12 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
Aug. 14 – Verizon Wireless Music Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 16 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Aug. 18 – New England Dodge Music Theatre, Hartford, CT
Aug. 20 – Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
Aug. 22 – Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 24 – Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 26 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
Aug. 28 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
Aug. 30 – Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

Ozzfest 2007 F.A.Q.: Some Very Preliminary Details

While specific details of this week’s Ozzfest announcement are still being worked out, a brief list of details were posted on the official Ozzfest forums:

Q: Will Ozzy be at my show?
A: As of now, Ozzy is scheduled to headline ALL OZZFEST DATES

Q: Will there be a limit to the number of tickets I can buy?
A: Again, yes, there will be. The amount has not yet been determined, but there will be.

Q: How will I gain entrance?
A: You will print out or recieve the tickets that you have secured and you will bring those with you to the event, where you will exchange them for entrance.

Q: How will the seating be decided?
A: As in previous years, the second stage will still be general admission for everyone without seats. However, as far as main stage, it will be first come, first serve basis for both general admission AND the seats. Of course, you do not stake claim to seats, meaning that if you stand up and leave the seats, others are entitled to sit there.

Q: Will merchandise and concession prices be raised to make up for the lack of ticket price?
A: No. The prices will remain up to the individual artists to decide, however, there will be no expected raise in prices.

Q: How will the artists make money off of this?
A: They are free to book themselves at local shows on days before, after, and days OF the fest. Also, they are, as always, welcome to bring and sell merchandise.

Q: How different will the bill be from date to date?
A: Some second stage acts may change, however, the main stage acts will be comitted and appear throughout the tour, unless otherwise stated.

Q: Is there any truth to rumors that Ozzfest will be moved inside?
A: No, the shows will be at amphitheaters as they traditionally have been.

Lastly, there will be a ticket limit (per person) but that number has not yet been determined.  To make sure you receive the latest information on securing tickets, subscribe to ozzfest.com or forums.ozzfest.com.

The original press conference has been posted online for viewing here: http://windowsmedia.onthescene.com/OzzFest_07a.wmv.