Black Sabbath to headline 2004 Ozzfest
J. Gordon
5/18/2004 9:55:44 AM

Call it a mandate from the people. Call it a rumor that just won’t die. Call it what you want, but since the April 27 release of the CD/DVD BLACK BOX: THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL BLACK SABBATH (1970-1978), there’s been enormous public demand for a Black Sabbath tour. Original Black Sabbath members OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI and GEEZER BUTLER (as well as Osbourne-solo band member Mike Bordin, on drums) – will storm the U.S., performing 26 shows on OZZfest, starting July 10 in Hartford, Conn.

The reviews of Black Box have been phenomenal: Rolling Stone: “[Black Box] sounds even better... in this eight-CD/one DVD set than it did on vinyl... all the Sabbath you’ll ever need. 4 STARS.” Spin noted, “Black Box collects the first eight albums... all skull-crushingly heavy.” For its part, Details declared: “This is evil,” calling the anthology “a boot crushing a windpipe... teeth on bone.” And Time Out New York proclaimed, “Black Box compiles a body of work more central to modern, popular music than that of any band since The Beatles.”

OZZfest had already unleashed the biggest buzz of the upcoming tour season, with OZZY (now as a member of BLACK SABBATH) to headline the main stage along with a fistful of rock legends, including a reunited Judas Priest, Slayer, Dimmu Borgir, Superjoint Ritual (featuring Phil Anselmo) and Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society. Fans checking out OZZfest’s Second Stage will get a real treat with a “get close to the fans” set by headliners Slipknot. Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Atreyu and 10 other up-and-comers will keep (hell) fires burning there throughout the day. is the place to get the best tickets to the “tour of the summer” and obtain up-to-date information first.

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July 10 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theatre
July 12 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
July 14 Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 18 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
July 20 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheatre
July 22 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheatre
July 24 Denver, CO Coors Amphitheatre
July 27 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 29 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 31 San Bernardino, CA Hyundai Pavilion
Aug 3 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Aug 5 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center
Aug 7 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 10 Kansas City, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 12 St. Louis, MO UMB Pavilion
Aug 14 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Aug 17 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Center
Aug 19 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Aug 21 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center
Aug 24 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug 26 Camden, NJ Tweeter Waterfront
Aug 28 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
Aug 31 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavilion
Sept 2 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Amphitheatre
Sept 4 West Palm, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre


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