OZZY OSBOURNE - "I'm Not Retiring"
February 7, 2018, 16 days ago
Yesterday, Ozzy Osbourne revealed details about his forthcoming No More Tours 2, a reference to his 1992 No More Tours trek. The announcement about the North American dates - with his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards) - was made to international media in attendance at his Los Angeles home. A four-minute clip, courtesy of Daniel Siwek, can be seen below.
While the trek has all the markings of a farewell tour, Osbourne says that it's not the end for his career. "I'm not retiring," he tells Rolling Stone on a call from his Los Angeles home. "It's 'No More Tours,' so I'm just not doing world tours anymore. I'm still going to be doing gigs, but I'm not going on tour for six months at a time anymore. I'd like to spend some time at home."
The initial North American dates produced by Live Nation kick off August 30th in Allentown, PA and conclude October 13th in Las Vegas, NV with a Thursday, October 11th stop at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; Ozzy will be joined by Stone Sour for this leg of the tour. Tickets for these shows go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, February 17th at 10 AM, local time at Live Nation and through the Live Nation app. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 14th at 10 AM, local time until Friday, February 16th at 10 PM, local time through Citi's Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit this location.
Prior to the full North American run, Ozzy will officially launch the No More Tours 2 in Mexico in May, before heading to South America for solo shows in three countries. Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that's set to begin Friday, June 1st in Moscow, Russia.
"I've been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers," Osbourne says. "I'm looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades."
On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, Osbourne will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968). This tour, expected to take Ozzy around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows in the future. Throughout his career, Ozzy has sold more than 100 million records.
Want to hear more about the Ozzy tour from the Prince of Darkness himself? Ozzy has partnered with Ticketmaster to spread the word about the tour with a new message on the Ticketmaster app for the Google Assistant on phones, speakers like Google Home and other compatible devices. Fans can trigger the app by saying, "Hey Google, talk to Ticketmaster," which will offer special messages from the Prince of Darkness himself. Fans will then be invited by Sharon Osbourne to hear details about Ozzy's upcoming Live Nation tour dates. This new marketing tool expands the ways for Ozzy's millions of fans to find out about his tour and provides a fun, first of its kind experience.
For the tour, Ozzy has teamed with the Love, Hope, Strength, Foundation. At Love Hope Strength (LHS), their mission is to save lives, one concert at a time. We, along with Love Hope Strength, believe that all people deserve quality cancer care, a marrow donor if needed, and most importantly, hope. Founded by cancer survivors, LHS leverages the power of music to expand the marrow registry through THEIR "Get on the List" campaign. At LHS, they believe in offering real hope to people currently living with cancer.
27 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville
29 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - FortRock
30 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center
1 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
4 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
6 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
8 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Amphitheatre
10 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
12 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
14 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
16 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
19 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Center
21 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
23 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
26 - Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion
28 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
30 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
2 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
4 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
6 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
9 - Chula Vista, CA - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
11 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
13 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
5 - Mexico - Heaven & Hell Festival
8 - Santiago, Chile - Pista Atletica
11 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Geba
13 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Allianz Parque
16 - Curitiba, Brazil - Pedreira Paulo Leminski
18 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Esplanada Do Mineirao
20 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Apoteose
1 - Moscow, Russia - Olympiisky
3 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Ice Palace
6 - Finland - Rockfest
8 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
10 - Donington, UK - Download Festival
13 - Prague, Czech Republic - Prague Rocks Festival
15 - Paris, France - Download Festival
17 - Italy - Firenze Rocks Festival
20 - Halden, Norway - Tons Of Rock Festival
22 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell Festival
24 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
26 - Krakow, Poland - Impact Festival
28 - Oberhausen, Germany - Konig-Pilsner Arena
30 - Madrid, Spain - Download Festival
2 - Lisbon, Portugal - Altice Arena
5 - Barcelona, Spain - Rock Fest Barcelona
8 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Live Park