(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: The Rams are gradually turning SoFi Stadium into a multi-dimensional entertainment complex, thus far made up of sports and music, as Rams fans are going to be among the first to witness this fantastic concept by team owner, Stan Kroenke, and his highly creative and innovative staff. Seems like the old saying, “imagine that!” is a thing of the past when the Rams continuously present the “Best of the Best” to offer its forever supportive fans. The Rams franchise, one of the most renowned in the world, coupled with the NFL, have combined with the world’s A+ List of musicians agreeing to headline a half-time show at an opening season game for the fans, and it just so happens during one of their most anticipated games in recent Rams history.
The Rams Communication Department recently issued this announcement about Ozzy Osbourne’s appearance and we strongly encourage you to read it in its entirety for the timeliness of the Rams hosting this most unique event.
OZZY OSBOURNE TO PERFORM HALFTIME SHOW
OF NFL KICKOFF GAME
LOS ANGELES RAMS-BUFFALO BILLS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
AT SOFI STADIUM IN INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA
PERFORMANCE COMES ON THE EVE OF RELEASE OF HIS ‘PATIENT NUMBER 9’ ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 9 ON EPIC
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE will perform at halftime of the Los Angeles Rams season opener on Thursday, September 8 at SoFi Stadium. The performance comes on the eve of the release of Osbourne’s new PATIENT NUMBER 9 album out September 9 on Epic.
To kick off the 2022 season, the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills in the Rams’ first game at SoFi Stadium since winning Super Bowl LVI in February. The game will be presented nationally on NBC, Peacock and Universo at 5:20 PM PT/8:20 PM ET. Tickets are available at www.therams.com/tickets.
Fans in the stadium will be treated to a multi-song medley from Osbourne while viewers at home will see a portion of the performance on NBC and Peacock during halftime.
The new album marks the first release since Osbourne critically acclaimed, worldwide, chart-topping 2020 ORDINARY MAN. Produced by Andrew Watt (who handled the same duties on ORDINARY MAN), the new album marks Osbourne’s 13th solo studio album. It’s heavy, it’s hard-hitting, it’s historic–it’s everything you’d want from an OZZY Osbourne record and maybe more. Working with producer Watt for the second time, OZZY welcomed a dynamic A-list featured guests. For the first time ever, Black Sabbath co-founder, guitarist, and riff-master Tony Iommi appears on an OZZY solo album. The record also boasts guitarists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and longstanding righthand man and six-string beast Zakk Wylde who plays on the majority of the tracks. For the bulk of the album, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers held down drums, while the late Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters appears on three songs. Old friend and one-time OZZY band member Robert Trujillo of Metallica plays bass on most of the album’s tracks, with Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses and Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction supplying bass on a few songs.