OZZY OSBOURNE - Scream Enters Top Ten Charts In Seven Countries Including Canada And The US

June 30, 2010, 8 years ago

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Scream - OZZY OSBOURNE’s first album in three years and 10th studio album overall - has entered the charts in the Top Ten in seven countries. Beyond earning the #1 slot on the charts in Greece, Scream’s chart entries include: U.S., #4; Finland, #3; Japan #4 (international chart, #11 on combined chart); Norway, #5; Canada, #4; and Germany, #7. In Ozzy's native England, Scream is at #12; it also is #11 in Australia. The acclaimed album was released June 22nd via Epic Records, with first single 'Let Me Hear You Scream' now #1 on both Active Rock charts and still #1 at Mainstream Rock for the fifth week.

Just before Scream was released, the rock icon hosted a Sunday afternoon in-store CD signing at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles (June 20th). The first 600 fans who purchased a copy were also given a free ticket to that night’s 10pm House Of Blues show. Ozzy and his band - new guitar player Gus G., bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman - raised the roof with a red-hot performance encompassing new material and his many classics.

The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recorded most of Scream at his Los Angeles home studio, The Bunker. It was produced by Ozzy and Kevin Churko, both of whom did the same honors for Ozzy’s 2007 worldwide million-seller Black Rain. Ozzy co-wrote all the songs, primarily with Churko.

Ozzy will embark on an 18-month world tour in support of Scream. His US dates will kick off with an August 12th performance at the 70th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota before he launches this year’s OZZFest on August 14. The six OZZFest dates will feature the main stage line-up with full sets from Ozzy, MÖTLEY CRÜE, Rob HALFORD, DEVILDRIVER and NONPOINT. Second stage headliners and six-time OZZFest veterans BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will be joined by DROWNING POOL, KINGDOM OF SORROW, GOATWHORE, SKELETONWITCH, SAVIOURS and KATAKLYSM. Each OZZFest date will include 13 bands on two stages with music beginning at 1pm. In addition, concert-goers can once again visit the OZZFest “Village of the Damned” featuring a mix of interactive activities, shopping and entertainment throughout the venue concourses.

Ozzy's video for 'Let Me Hear You Scream' can be seen below. The clip was shot last month by famous Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund.

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