Moments ago, we wrote about reports that Ozzy Osbourne has gone missing, with family members unable to reach him, after Ozzy was kicked out of his house when his wife Sharon found out that he was cheating on her.
Beyond personal concerns for Ozzy's wellbeing, it's now clear there are professional concerns as well. He has somewhere to be on Thursday. Moments after our post went up, both Slipknot and Ozzy tweeted the following:
Ozzy + Corey invite you to a special announcement on May 12 at the Hollywood Palladium. No lineups prior to 7am. pic.twitter.com/Sdufuefwds
— Slipknot (@slipknot) May 9, 2016
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) May 9, 2016
It's clear Ozzy isn't directly in charge of his Twitter feed, but rather it's handled by his "team" but this clearly puts a hard deadline on trying to find the Prince of Darkness.
So what are they announcing? Recently, the Ozzfest pages were teasing an announcement soon and we're thinking this is it.
Slipknot already have a big summer tour planned with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men, so that tells me that a Ozzfest summer tour is out of the question. Besides that, it's far too late to announce a summer tour of that magnitude, as big acts are now in the process of announcing fall dates (see: Slayer earlier today)
If I had to make a prediction, I would say that Ozzfest will be a "destination" festival this year, meaning it will all occur over one weekend at a pre-determined location. Slipknot's tour wraps up August 5th, so perhaps it will be shortly after that.
We'll keep you posted when we hear anything.