OZZY OSBOURNE Performs Free Show In Birmingham; Video Available

Ozzy Osbourne performed at Birmingham, England's Town Hall last night (Saturday, June 16) in what marked his first appearance at the venue since 1972 when he played there with BLACK SABBATH.

This special 90-minute gig, for which 400 tickets had been given away free, was to mark tomorrow's (Monday, June 21) release of Ozzy's new solo album, "Scream", but according to the Sunday Mercury, only one new track was aired, "Let Me Hear You Scream".

Ozzy's setlist was as follows:

01. Bark At The Moon
02. Let Me Hear You Scream
03. Mr. Crowley
04. I Don't Know
05. Fairies Wear Boots
05. Suicide Solution
06. Shot In The Dark
07. Guitar And Drum Solo
08. Into The Void
09. Iron Man
10. I Don't Want To Change The World
11. Crazy Train


12. Mama, I'm Coming Home
13. Paranoid

Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be viewed below.

Ozzy Osbourne may have the top rock song in the U.S. with "Let Me Hear You Scream", but that doesn't mean his new album, "Scream", is blowing the doors off record stores. According to industry web site Hits Daily Double, the just-released album is on track to sell between 65,000 and 70,000 copies in its first week — less than half that of his previous effort, 2007's "Black Rain", which moved 152,000 copies.

The Hits estimate is based on one-day sales reports. The album, Ozzy's 10th studio solo effort, arrived on Tuesday (June 22).

Ozzy plans to tour extensively behind the record, starting with six Ozzfest dates in late August.

The heavy metal icon told The Pulse of Radio that he has no intention of retiring any time soon, but thinks he'll know when that time comes. "I've always said that if the audience diminishes down to one cow and three drunks in a field, I think that I'd be pretty dumb to not go, 'You know what, maybe I should just call it quits, you know,'" he said.

The sales of "Black Rain" were in line with those of the CD before it, 2001's "Down To Earth", which moved 153,000 copies in its first week on shelves. But physical sales of music have plunged in the three years since "Black Rain" came out.


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