Friday, June 1, 2012

Ozzy Osbourne 1982 Erie County Fieldhouse Cancelled Show

Ozzy Osbourne 1982 Erie County Fieldhouse Cancelled Show

Ozzy Osbourne was scheduled to play the Erie County Fieldhouse on April 19, 1982. He was on tour supporting the "Diary of a Madman" album. The show was sponsored by Belkin Productions and K-104 FM. 

The tour was cancelled because guitarist Randy Rhoads died in an airplane crash on March 19, 1982, exactly one month before the tour was scheduled to play in Erie. 

Hard to believe it is the 30th anniversary of this tour! I finally found my concert scrapbook, and this is one of the pages in it. How, you may ask, did I get unused tickets from a cancelled concert? It's one of the perks of working at a record store. When I went to the Erie County Field House to turn in the tickets, I asked if I could have a sample of each ticket, one advance ticket and one day of show ticket. Pretty cool piece of memorabilia, right?

The ad reads: "Just when you thought it was safe to go back to a concert..Ozzy Osbourne, Diary of a Madman Tour. Dress for the occasion. Parental guidance advised. Eating before concert not recommended. 

Advance tickets were only $8.75.
Day of show tickets were $9.75.

Magnum was the scheduled opening band. The Fieldhouse was located on Route 8 in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

(The Erie Blades played at the Erie County Field House.)

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