OZZFEST 2007: Tinley Park Photos Posted Online

Photos from the August 10, 2007 Ozzfest stop at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL have been posted online at NBC5.com. Included are pictures of the following artists:

CHTHONIC
IN THIS MOMENT
DEVILDRIVER
BEHEMOTH
HATEBREED
BLACK TIDE
LORDI
STATIC-X
LAMB OF GOD

Mark Brown of the Rocky Mountain News reports: While 428,000 free tickets blew out the doors the day they were made available, Ozzfest 2007 may end up being more of an anomaly in the concert industry than the norm, even if others have already jumped on the bandwagon.

It's made viable by a strong lineup of sponsors; a number of metal bands, including LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED who already had strong ties to the tour and signed on immediately, and because Live Nation owns every venue on the tour, eliminating rent and taking in other revenue such as parking and concession sales.

"You have to cover your overhead somehow. Concessions are not going to be free. Parking is not going to be free," said Gary Bongiovanni, editor of Pollstar, the concert-trade magazine.

"The whole 'Ozzfest free tickets' is an experiment itself. I don't think it's a business model that'll be replicated many times. You may see people do it, but it's not going to be a regular occurrence," Bongiovanni said. "Maybe you can break even on it. I don't know if you can make money touring without admission, no matter how many ancillary (revenue) streams you come up with."

Read more at Rocky Mountain News.

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