Ozzfest: Summer Live Preview 2010
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Ozzfest has been absent from the summer touring marketplace for two years. The last Ozzfest in 2008, with headliners Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne, grossed nearly $3.5 million and drew close to 30,000 people to Dallas' Pizza Hut Park, according to producers Sharon Osbourne and AEG Live. That event marked the return of the music brand-which debuted in 1996-after a free run at amphitheaters in 2007. Ozzfest 2010 will be pushed in conjunction with Ozzy's 10th studio album, "Scream," due June 15 on Epic.
Outlook: With only six amphitheater dates planned for this year, it seems like Ozzfest may be playing it safe. Many of the acts on the bill have played Ozzfest before, but the first-time addition of Mötley Crüe (which notoriously toured arenas with Ozzy in 1984) could draw an older demographic.