One of the largest summer festival tours will offer free tickets to fans this year in an attempt to bring in a larger audience.
Ozzfest, known for Ozzy Osbourne's crowd-mooning-antics and also for launching bands like Linkin Park and Incubus, will be dubbed "FreeFest" this year, as announced yesterday by Sharon Osbourne.
"We're reaching the same point we did years ago when kids no longer wanted to pay for overpriced CDs," Sharon Osbourne said. "As a result, they found alternative ways of getting music. That's what's happening with summer touring in this country, it's out-pricing itself."
"This will change everybody’s impression of the way touring in the summer in America should be," Sharon said.
That's for sure.
Since the money's gotta come from somewhere, Ozzfest founders, tour producer LiveNation and various sponsors will band together to underwrite the costs.
To get tickets, fans will go to www.ozzfest.com or www.livenation.com to find links that will direct them to special sponsor sites where tickets can be secured.
The 25 city tour will kick off July 7 in Los Angeles and move on to San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, Kansas City, St Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Pittsburgh, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Hartford, Charlotte, Atlanta, West Palm Beach, Nashville. A final list of confirmed cities and dates will be announced later.
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