OZZY OSBOURNE Announces 'No More Tours 2' North American Dates With STONE SOUR
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne earlier today (February 6) revealed details about his forthcoming "No More Tours 2", a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek. The announcement by the legendary musical icon about the North American dates — with his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde(guitar), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman(keyboards) — was made to international media in attendance at his Los Angeles home.
The initial North American dates produced by Live Nation kick off August 30 in Allentown, Pennsylvania and conclude October 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a Thursday, October 11 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 17 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) at LiveNation.com 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 14 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) until Friday, February 16 at 10:00 p.m. (local time) through Citi's Private Pass program.
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 1 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 SABBATHwhich 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.
Ozzy's North American tour dates:
Apr. 27 - Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville Apr. 29 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Fort Rock Aug. 30 - Allentown, PA @ PPL Center Sep. 01 - Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater Sep. 04 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage Sep. 06 - Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center Sep. 08 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre Sep. 10 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center Sep. 12 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion Sep. 14 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live Sep. 16 - Cuyahoga Falls OH @ Blossom Music Center Sep. 19 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Center Sep. 21 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Sep. 23 - Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center Sep. 26 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion Sep. 28 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Sep. 30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater Oct. 02 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Oct. 04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre Oct. 06 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct. 09 - Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre Oct. 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl Oct. 13 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Ozzy's overseas tour dates:
May 05 - Mexico @ Heaven & Hell Festival May 08 - Santiago, Chile @ Pista Atletica May 11 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Geba May 13 - São Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque May 16 - Curitiba, Brazil @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski May 18 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Esplanada Do Mineirao May 20 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Apoteose Jun. 01 - Moscow, Russia @ Olympiisky Jun. 03 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets) Jun. 06 - Finland @ Rockfest Jun. 08 - Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 10 - Donington, UK @ Download Jun. 13 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Prague Rocks Festival, Airport Letnany Jun. 15 - Paris, France @ Download Festival Jun. 17 – Italy @ Firenze Rocks Jun. 20 - Halden, Norway @ Tons of Rock Festival Jun. 22 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell Festival Jun. 24 - Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting Jun. 26 - Krakow, Poland @ Impact Jun. 28 - Oberhausen, Germany @ König-Pilsner Arena Jun. 30 - Madrid, Spain @ Download Jul. 02 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Altice Arena Jul. 05 - Barcelona, Spain @ Rock Fest Jul. 08 - Tel Aviv, Israel @ Live Park
Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he wanted to keep performing for fans as long as he could. "I don't wanna stop, you know," he said. "It's been the biggest love affair of my life. When you reach a certain age in rock 'n' roll, people think, 'Well, this has got to be his last tour,' or 'This has got to be his last tour,' or 'You've got to come next Tuesday 'cause he ain't gonna do it after that.' You'll know when I've come off the road permanently. I mean, you'll know!"
This is not the first time Ozzy has announced the end of his days as a touring artist. Back in 1992, he called it quits after his "No More Tours" tour — a pun based on the title of his then-most recent solo album, "No More Tears" — with his solo band, only to return to action three years later.