Veteran Montreal-based metallers VOIVOD, featuring former METALLICA and current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Jason "Jasonic" Newsted, have been confirmed as the opening act on OSBOURNE's upcoming European tour, scheduled to kick off on September 9 in Rotterdam, Holland. VOIVOD will fill the slot originally occupied by GODSMACK, who pulled out of the tour in early July due to "scheduling conflicts". Filling the middle slot on the entire tour will be the Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M.
VOIVOD with OZZY OSBOURNE, H.I.M.:
Sep. 09 - Ahoy - Rotterdam, NET
Sep. 10 - Konig-Pilsener Arena - Oberhausen, GER
Sep. 13 - Hartwall Arena - Helsinki, FIN
Sep. 15 - Stockholm Globe Arena - Stockholm, SWE
Sep. 16 - Oslo Spektrum - Oslo, NOR
Sep. 19 - Hallenstadion - Zurich Zurich, SWI
Sep. 20 - Stadion - Salzburg, AUT
Sep. 22 - Schleyerhalle - Stuttgart, GER
Sep. 24 - Stadthalle - Vienna, AUT
Sep. 25 - Olympiahalle - Munich, GER
Sep. 27 - Amphitheatre - Plzen, CZR
Sep. 29 - Messehalle - Leipzig, GER
Sep. 30 - Arena (in Treptow) - Berlin, GER
It is not presently clear if VOIVOD will be supporting OZZY at any of his rescheduled U.K. dates, which are set to take place in late October.