Ozzfest Japan is keeping fans hanging on as event organizers release information bit by bit. The fest brought to you in collaboration between Sharon Osbourne and Japanese promoter Hayashi International Promotion (H.I.P.) has just added Evanescence to the lineup.
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Organizers promise that the full lineup will feature more than 22 performers. For now, the only other acts that are confirmed are the previously announced headliners – festival namesake Ozzy Osbourne and Korn.
Earlier this month Black Sabbath posted a message on its Facebook page to tell fans that Ozzy Osbourne & Friends was playing Ozzfest Japan, rather than the band. In a video that has since been removed, Sharon Osbourne had said in March that Black Sabbath’s appearance at the festival would be the band’s “farewell.”
Since then, the last we’ve heard about Black Sabbath’s tour plans was the Facebook spat between Ozzy and former bandmate Bill Ward. In his first public statement since 2012 about his falling out with Black Sabbath, the drummer reiterated April 16 that he still needs a “signable” contract before agreeing to team up with the original Sabbath lineup for a new tour or record.
Ozzfest Japan is set for Nov. 21-22 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. Korn and Evanescence are set to take the stage Nov. 21, with Ozzy Osbourne & Friends closing out the fest Nov. 22.
Tickets are on sale now. Visit OzzfestJapan.com for more details.