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Jun
15
2007

Ozzfest 2007 Makes History Again - Live Nation Distributes More Than 428,000 Free Tickets Over Four Days

When Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne and the world’s largest live music company, Live Nation, announced in February their plans to stage the 2007 OZZFEST as a free show, some industry people said it would never work.

Today OZZFEST yet again has made history, as the fans clearly have spoken.

Over the past four days, tickets for all 24 shows were distributed to a frenzy of music fans. More than 428,000 tickets in all were given away through LiveNation.com, marking the largest number of free tickets distributed in the United States in the history of the concert business. In a staged release and via various sponsor sites, including Monster Energy, Jagermeister, FYE, Pilgrim Films, Hustler Lingerie and WWE, LiveNation.com enabled fans to enter exclusive codes to obtain tickets beginning Friday, June 8. More than 228,000 tickets were distributed yesterday alone, with the last ticket given away just after midnight. The tickets were completely free without surcharges of any kind.

For this year’s historic “Freefest”--which will give fans the rock experience of their lives at a price that’s hard to beat -- headliner Ozzy Osbourne will be joined by Lamb of God, Static X, Lordi, Hatebreed, Behemoth, Mondo Generator, Nile, Ankla, Circus Diablo, The Showdown, 3 Inches of Blood, Daath, Chthonic and In This Moment.

Sharon Osbourne said, “Ozzy is the first to take an entire tour and make it free to his fans and the fans of OZZFEST. More than 428,000 tickets were distributed free to fans. How amazing is that?”

“Together we have pulled off the ultimate gift for music fans this summer, a free OZZFEST,” said Bryan Perez, President of Global Digital for Live Nation. “Through LiveNation.com we connected OZZFEST with nearly half a million music fans to create an exciting moment for the live music business and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”

Since 1996, OZZFEST has been a virtual breeding ground for rising bands. The festival has been instrumental in igniting the careers of platinum-selling artists like System of a Down, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Incubus, Slipknot, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Lacuna Coil, among others. It was cited as “one of rock’s biggest juggernauts” in the cover feature of Sunday's New York Times' “Arts and Leisure” section (6/25/06). This year marks the 12th anniversary of the hard rock spectacular.

The 24-city earth-pounding 12th annual OZZFEST will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. OZZFEST will also hit George, WA, Sacramento, CA, Mountain View, CA, Devore, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Albuquerque, NM, Denver, CO, Kansas City, MO, Dallas, TX, San Antonio, TX, St. Louis, MO, Columbus, OH, Tinley Park, IL, East Troy, WI, Indianapolis, IN, Holmdel, NJ, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Detroit, MI, Charlotte, NC and West Palm Beach, FL.

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Went to White Water and Had a f***ing Blast!! Thanks Hope to See you next year!!

love the new cd you are timeless your singing sounds the same as it did when you first started your one of the grateist of are time keep doing what you do thanks for a life time of your gift

Too bad that a ton of people got all the free tickets and are now SELLING them. So much for a free show.

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sharmane grant sharon and ozzy
will u ever come to toledo ohio u have lots of fan here and i would realy love to see u come here

Dear Ozzy,
I am a 48 yr old re3covering heroing addict. I have 4 kids on earth and 1 in heaven with God. You see my first born son died at the age of 19 from a motorcycle wreck. Life has never been the same and neithe have I. I emotionally abandonded my other children because I could never feel that pain again. My thinking being i could stop caring and it wouldnt hurt if some thing happened to them. AI never would sit at the dinner table togeth or take a family picture because I felt unloyal to my one son, Michael. I was soooooo wrong I love my children and I have missed out on sso much and lost so much love and respect from the. The one thing we have in common is the love and adddmeratationt and great dsire to see you and meet you family. Please help me bring the love back to mine. Some Joy and happiness would be cool too. Sharon is the most admmarible women I know. She has kept me motiv ated and going one moer day more than once your family is strong godliy and loving My desire is to have my family just aliitle llike yous Im a bless women

Than You
Karen L. Quinn

White River was AWESOME!!
I can't wait till next year!! :)
Thank you OZZY!!! I had the best time. YOU ROCK MY WORLD!!! kiss kiss
We all got CRAZY!!! The best people to be with at a concert are OZZY fans!!
Danielle

I LIVE IN SEATTLE WASHINGTON AND SAW OZZFEST TOO TIME BACK TO BACK IF I CAN DO IT ALL OF YOU CAN TO THE SHOW WAS OFF THE HOOK IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD GO TO SOME SHOWS THE TOO I SAW WAS COOL ALL YOU OZZY FAN HAVE FUN AND ROCK ON.

ozzy,thanks for the free tickets,we are driving 500 miles to see your show in selma,texas,i use to listen to black sabbath when i was in high school,im a 48 year old metalhead,i will listen to your music till i cant hear anything anymore! rock and roll!!!!!!!!!

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I was unable to receive the free tix that were offered, I was in the hospital again due to being and alchy and an adict & suicide ideation. I am not lying and will send you the hospital record. I am now 2 months sober, I go to 2-3 AA or NA meetings daily. I have also just found work and have stopped my landlord from evicting me. So things are looking up. I hope you this email find's you Ozzy, Jack, Kelly and Amy in good health. I hope it is Amy, please excuse me if I am incorrect.
Hey OZZY, thank you for getting sober, When I started I did it for you, because if you can do it than I can as well.
I am sorry to admit I am now doing it for me...But thanks for being my unknowing mentor!!!
You can reach me at
therealozzfan@hotmail.com