Bieler Bros. Records artist Ankla is elated to confirm that they will be taking part of Ozzfest 2007. Set to take on second stage duties, Ankla are primed for a breakthrough summer as they annihilate the nation with their Latin influenced, heavy metal onslaught. Although Ozzfest 2007 will be Ankla's first jaunt on the mother of all metal festivals, it won't be the first time around for band guitarist Ramon Ortiz. Ortiz was part of Ozzfest in 1999 when he was a founding member of legendary Latin-metal band Puya.
Joining Ankla on this year's second stage will be close friends and second stage headliners Hatebreed, Southern rockers-The Showdown, Nile, Mondo Generator, Circus Diablo and several soon to be announced acts. Meanwhile, festival mastermind Ozzy Ozbourne will headline the mainstage with metal powerhouse Lamb of God also announced to be a part of the mainstage.
'"We're honored to have Ankla on Ozzfest 2007. Their innovative style and unique flavor of metal will be a great addition to an already solid lineup," said John Fenton from Divine Records/ Sharon Osbourne Management.
Tour dates for OZZFEST are as follows
07/12/2007 THU White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA
07/14/2007 SAT The Gorge, George, WA
07/17/2007 TUE Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
07/19/2007 THU Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
07/21/2007 SAT Hyundai Pavilion, Devore, CA
07/24/2007 TUE Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
07/26/2007 THU Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
07/28/2007 SAT Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
07/30/2007 MON Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Kansas City, MO
08/02/2007 THU Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX
08/04/2007 SAT Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX
08/06/2007 MON Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, MO
08/08/2007 WED Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH
08/10/2007 FRI First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
08/12/2007 SUN Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
08/14/2007 TUE Verizon Wireless Music Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
08/16/2007 THU PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
08/18/2007 SAT New England Dodge Music Theatre, Hartford, CT
08/20/2007 MON Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
08/22/2007 WED Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
08/24/2007 FRI Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
08/26/2007 SUN DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
08/28/2007 TUE Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
08/30/2007 THU Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
Ankla are currently in the midst of their first US headline tour until May 1st when they will become part of the "True Rock Tour" with Soil and Seemless.