In our latest hunt for Ozzfest information, my son and I found good news: a Michigan date has been added. On Aug. 26, the whole shebang will settle in at Pine Knob, also known as DTE Energy Music Theatre, although no one I know calls it that.
The less good news: As expected, the freeness of the show and the accompanying lower revenue means the huge names are staying away in droves. We scanned the list and saw only one highlight: Lordi. We first heard of the costumed monster rockers when they defied the odds and won the “American Idol”-like Eurovision Song Contest 2006. Being part Finnish ourselves, we were intrigued.
Whether we’re intrigued enough to make the trek to Clarkston admittedly more palatable than Indianapolis remains to be seen.
This post originally appeared on ourMidland.com, the online home of the Midland (MI) Daily News. Republished with permission.