Retirement Rumors Deemed Bogus, Ozzy Will Rock 2004 Ozzfest

Having survived a near-fatal ATV crash earlier this year, The Prince Of Darkness has only one thing on his mind - Ozzfest (and maybe burritos). "I'm not dead. I'm ready to rock, man," Osbourne said at the tour announcement on Friday, dispelling rumors of his retirement from performing live. Joining the battered and bruised rock legend on the main stage will be the reunited Judas Priest, Slayer, Dimmu Borgir, Superjoint Ritual and Black Label Society. The second stage will host Slipknot, Hatebreed, Lamb Of God, Atreyu, Bleeding Through, Lacuan Coil, Every Time I Die and Unearth.

Twenty-six shows are scheduled thus far, beginning July 10 at Meadows Music Theater in Hartford, CT, and wrapping September 4 in West Palm Beach, FL, at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre. Tickets for the ninth-annual Ozzfest will range from $10-$65, with a beer and hamburger probably setting you back another 15 bucks. Of course, you can't forget about parking, more beer, a T-shirt, one of those silver chains that hooks your wallet to your pants and a perhaps an impulse-bought, I-hate-myself-in-the-morning tattoo. You'd better start saving up now. Take a look at the dates below.

07.10.04 - Hartford, CT ( Meadows Music Theatre)

07.12.04 - Boston, MA (Tweeter Center)

07.14.04 - Wantagh, NY (Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Amphitheatre)

07.16.04 - Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)

07.18.04 - Bristow, VA (Nissan Pavilion)

07.20.04 - Columbus, OH (Germain Amphitheatre)

07.22.04 - Nashville, TN (Starwood Amphitheatre)

07.24.04 - Denver, CO (Fiddler's Green)

07.27.04 - Seattle, WA (White River Amphitheatre)

07.29.04 - San Francisco, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)

07.31.04 - San Bernardino, CA (Hyundai Pavilion)

08.03.04 - Albuquerque, NM (Journal Pavilion)

08.05.04 - Dallas, TX (Smirnoff Music Center)

08.07.04 - San Antonio, TX (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

08.10.04 - Kansas City, KS (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

08.12.04 - St. Louis, MO (UMB Pavilion)

08.14.04 - East Troy, WI (Alpine Valley Music Theatre)

08.17.04 - Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Center)

08.19.04 - Cleveland, OH (Blossom Music Center)

08.21.04 - Chicago, IL (Tweeter Center)

08.24.04 - Indianapolis, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center)

08.26.04 - Camden, NJ (Tweeter Waterfront)

08.28.04 - Pittsburgh, PA (Post Gazette Pavilion)

08.31.04 - Raleigh, NC (Alltel Pavilion)

09.02.04 - Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay Amphitheatre)

09.04.04 - West Palm, FL (Sound Advice Amphitheatre)

Retirement Rumors Deemed Bogus, Ozzy Will Rock 2004 Ozzfest