Ozzy Osbourne + Friends, Korn and Evanescence Announced for 2015 Ozzfest Japan
Ozzfest Japan is starting to come together. The festival recently made headlines when it was announced that Black Sabbath would play their farewell show there. However, not long after, it was revealed that Black Sabbath would not play, but that Ozzy Osbourne and friends would headline. Now more acts have joined the two-day event.
Korn will serve as the other headliner, while Evanescence have been announced as the first support act for Ozzfest Japan. The festival will take place Nov. 21 and 22 at the Makuhari Messe arena just outside of Tokyo.
Ozzfest Japan is one of six shows that Osbourne has scheduled this year and Korn's appearance comes as they continue support of their 20th anniversary. The band has performed their self-titled debut disc in its entirety at select shows in honor of the occasion.
Evanescence are making their Ozzfest Japan debut and at present the show is the only scheduled performance for the Amy Lee-led group this year. Lee has spent time on soundtrack work and outside projects over the past year and the return of Evanescence is a welcome one for the band's fans. The singer also welcomed her first baby, a boy named Jack Lion, in July 2014.
The remaining acts for Ozzfest Japan will be revealed later this year. As has become commonplace at the event, there will be a mix of international and domestic bands on the bill. Ticketing details and additional Ozzfest Japan information can be found here.
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