Ozzfest 2005 Tour Dates Announced

I was waiting until I had my big update ready before I posted anything new, but this one was a bit too big to not say something about. Today the Ozzfest 2005 Tour Dates were announced. They are:
Jul. 15 – Boston, MA – Tweeter Center
Jul. 17 – Hartford, CT – Meadows
Jul. 19 – Camden, NJ – Tweeter Waterfront
Jul. 21 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lakes
Jul. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Post Gazette
Jul. 24 – Washington, DC – Nissan
Jul. 26 – New York, NY – PNC
Jul. 30 – Chicago, IL – Tweeter Center
Jul. 31 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 02 – Columbus, OH – Germain Amphitheatre
Aug. 04 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 06 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley
Aug. 07 – Minneapolis, MN – Floatrite Park
Aug. 11 – Seattle, WA – White River
Aug. 13 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train
Aug. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Pavilion
Aug. 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket
Aug. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen
Aug. 23 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion
Aug. 25 – Dallas, TX – Smirnoff
Aug. 27 – Houston, TX – Cynthia J. Woods Pavilion
Aug. 28 – San Antonio, TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 – Nashville, TN – Starwood Amphitheatre
Sep. 02 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon
Sep. 04 – West Palm Beach – Sound Advice
You can read the full press release over at ozzfest.com which includes the band listing. I don’t belive a breakdown of Main stage vs second stage has happened yet, but Black Sabbath & Iron Maiden are the big name headliners. Rob Zombie will be there too headlining the second stage. I did read one intersting bit from the Iron Maiden camp. Since they’re supporting the excellent Early Years Pt 1 DVD release, they’re not playing anything on this tour past their first four albums – it’s all early stuff.
I still haven’t gotten official confirmation of all the European dates (which as far as I know are NOT Ozzfest dates), if/when I get that, I’ll be sure and update with that. You can check all my known tour dates for 2005 on my 2005 Tour Dates Page.
As usual, I’ll be posting pictures, concert reviews, ticket stubs, etc. If you have any of that, please email me with that. Thanks for visiting!
UPDATE: Apparently if you visit the “Bands” page on the Ozzfest site, it has the main/second stage breakdown.