Sunday, September 12, 2010

First OZZY OSBOURNE and HALFORD North American Dates Announced; Minneapolis Included

I'm back from Europe, so I'll be able to get some album reviews posted that I had hoped to post before my trip. The biggest concert announcement in a while is the first North American dates for Ozzy Osbourne in support of his Scream album, including a date at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Sunday, December 12. This is his first tour here with new guitarist Gus G who, if you saw him when his band Firewind opened for Epica at Station 4 in St. Paul a couple years ago, can shred like a monster. Contrary to other reports, general ticket sales for most of these shows begins on Saturday, September 18 (where information is currently available). There will also be various VIP ticket packages that go on sale as early as this Monday, September 13. Included in these initial dates is a show at the Target Center in Minneapolis; more dates will be announced soon. The support band for all shows will be Halford, whose new IV - Made Of Metal album will be released in North America on September 28. October 5 will see the release of the Tour Edition of Scream, which will include seven bonus tracks, including unreleased and live songs.
November 12 - Victoria, BC, Save-On Foods Memorial Centre*
November 14 - Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena*
November 16 - Calgary, AB, Pengrowth Saddledome*
November 18 - Edmonton, MB, Rexall Place*
November 20 - Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre*
November 23 - Montreal, QC, Bell Centre***
November 25 - Ottawa, ON, Scotiabank Place***
November 27 - Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre**
December 1 - New York, NY, Madison Square Garden Arena*
December 3 - East Rutherford, NJ, Izod Center*
December 5 - Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena***
December 12 - Minneapolis, MN, Target Center***
*Tickets on sale Saturday, September 18, 10:00 am local time
**Tickets on sale Friday, September 17, 10:00 am local time
***No ticket information at this time

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