Saturday July 26, 2008
1817 Crowchild Trail N.W., Calgary, AB
Doors 12 noon – general admission floor, reserved stands
Tickets $119.50 – $49.50 + S/C, on sale Friday April 18 at 12 noon at Ticketmaster and Unionevents.com
Something’s coming over the mountain. You better take cover, Canada, because the Monsters of Rock are coming your way! Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne has drawn upon the sinister power of Ozzfest to create the biggest, meanest, loudest f**king rock festival you can imagine – THE MONSTERS OF ROCK. This one-day celebration of the heaviest music in the universe is landing exclusively in the Great White North at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium on Saturday July 26!
Ozzy Osbourne makes his long-awaited return to Calgary, doing what he loves best – making rock fans go f**king crazy! The Prince of Darkness will hit the stage with band mates Zakk Wylde, Michael Bordin, Blasko and Adam Wakeman to perform a blistering set of classics from his 38-year career as rock’s purveyor of heavy metal, including songs from his latest earth-shattering (and certified platinum) album, “Black Rain.”
Judas Priest are truly iconic figures in metal, having spent 30 years writing & recording classic tracks and performing spectacular live shows. The band have sold in excess of 30 million albums, and thrilled audiences around the world. The definitive line up of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), K.K Downing (guitar), Ian Hill (bass) and Scott Travis (drums), who reformed in July 2003, will release their new album, “Nostradamus,” this year.
Serj Tankian is best known as the soaring voice of Ozzfest veterans System of a Down, but he has successfully struck out on his own with a new sonic assault; Hatebreed have redefined hard rock as a uplifting force against the ills of the world; Cavalera Conspiracy is the latest project for Sepultura founders (and brothers) Max and Igor Cavalera; Shadows Fall always provide a bracing blast of extreme metal in their furious performances; Voivod will reunite for a rare live performance, which will include a tribute to the band’s original guitarist, the late Denis “Piggy” d’Amour.
Also included in this stunning, hard-hitting line-up are American metal warriors Testament, Canadian dragon-slaying heroes 3 Inches Of Blood, Montreal’s swaggering headbangers Priestess, and Vancouver’s metal jesters Zimmers Hole. (More bands TBA).
THE MONSTERS OF ROCK will provide metal fans a unique opportunity to see the greatest champions of hard rock together on a single stage. No other music event this year will come close the matching the power and intensity of this legendary gathering. Don’t miss your opportunity to take part in hard rock history!
Tickets go on sale Friday April 18 at 12 noon at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone, and online at Ticketmaster.ca and UnionEvents.com for $119.50 – 49.50. VIP packages, which will include express admission, laminate, floor access and a private hospitality area, will also be available for a limited time (must be 18 and older to purchase).