OZZFEST 2006: New Kick-Off Date Announced

The Ozzfest 2006 organizers have announced a new kick-off date for this year's festival tour: June 29 at the White River Ampitheater in Auburn, Washington — two days earlier than the previous start date of July 1 in San Francisco, California.

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the June 29 Ozzfest opening-night lineup will include a performance by OZZY OSBOURNE, who will appear at a total of 10 shows on the entire tour. Tickets for the Auburn date go on sale on April 8.

The Ozzfest schedule is now shaping up as follows:

Jun. 29 - Auburn, WA @ White River Ampitheater
Jul. 01 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Jul. 02 - Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
Jul. 07 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
Jul. 08 - San Bernardino, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion
Jul. 11 - San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 14 - Kansas City, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 15 - St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
Jul. 19 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Music Energy Theatre
Jul. 21 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheater
Jul. 22 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Jul. 23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul. 26 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul. 27 - Buffalo, NY @ Darrien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 29 - New York, NY @ Randall's Island
Jul. 30 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
Aug. 01 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 04 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
Aug. 05 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 06 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
Aug. 09 - Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion
Aug. 13 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheatre

Ozzfest 2006 lineup:

Main Stage:

OZZY OSBOURNE (10 dates only)
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
DISTURBED

TBA**
HATEBREED
LACUNA COIL

**Major main-stage band (rumored to be AVENGED SEVENFOLD) to be announced on May 23

Second Stage (non-rotating):

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
ATREYU
UNEARTH
BLEEDING THROUGH
NORMA JEAN

Second Stage (rotating):

A LIFE ONCE LOST
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
THE RED CHORD
FULL BLOWN CHAOS
WALLS OF JERICHO
ALL THAT REMAINS
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

TBA

(Thanks: Paul B.)

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