Ozzfest, Warped Unite To Topple Minneapolis

Minneapolis may never be the same. On July 18, that city will face the joint force of this summer's Ozzfest and Vans Warped tour as those annual outings merge for what promises to be one fierce date.

Both tours will hit Minneapolis' Somerset park on July 18 and will present their usual daily schedules which this year include the likes of Tool, Rancid, Limp Bizkit, the Deftones, Megadeth, NOFX, the Melvins, Bad Religion, and many more.

The date will also feature the usual midway offerings of each tour, and tickets for the double-stuffed show are $27.

This year's Warped tour, which kicks off on June 30 in Phoenix, will haul the Deftones, Rancid, the Specials, the Reverend Horton Heat, NOFX, Bad Religion, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Die Toten Hosen, Def Con Dos, and Frenzal Rhomb around the country for the summer (see "UPDATE: Deftones, Rancid, Specials, More Join Warped Tour").

Ozzfest, which begins its run on July

3 in Holmdel, New Jersey, will be packing a line-up that features Tool, Megadeth, Limp Bizkit, Sevendust, Coal Chamber, Two, the Melvins, Snot, Incubus, Ultra Spank, Kilgor, System Of A Down, and Ozzy himself (see "Halford And Two Join Ozzfest '98 Line-Up").