Ozzy Osbourne announces his second farewell tour, but vows he is not retiring
“People ask me how I lasted 30 years; I’ll be (expletive) if I know!” Ozzy Osbourne marveled in a 1997 Union-Tribune interview.
Now, 21 years later, Osbourne has announced his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour, which follows his first (and clearly premature) “No More Tours” farewell trek of the 1990s. For good measure, “No More Tours 2” comes a year after the conclusion of Osbourne’s farewell tour with Black Sabbath, the pioneering English heavy metal band with which he rose to fame in the early 1970s.
The U.S. portion of “No More Tours 2” will kick off April 27 at Florida’s “Welcome to Rockville” festival in Jacksonville and conclude Oct. 13 at the MGM Garden Grand Arena in Las Vegas. It will include at least three California dates, including an Oct. 9 show at San Diego’s Mattress Firm Amphitheatre.
All tour dates and cities appear below.
“I’ve been blessed with an amazing life,” Osbourne said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. “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.”
But is this really his final tour?
“I’m not retiring,” he told Rolling Stone Tuesday. “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.”
Tickets for Osbourne’s U.S. concerts go on sale to the general public on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com, through the Live Nation app and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
A pre-sale for Citi card members will begin Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. local timethrough Citi’s Private Pass program.
Tickets for Osbourne’s San Diego show will be priced from $25 to $250 each, plus service charges.
Ozzy Osbourne “No More Tours 2” itinrerary
Fri 4/27 Jacksonville, FL** Welcome To Rockville
Sun 4/29 Fort Lauderdale, FL** Fort Rock
Thu 8/30 Allentown, PA* PPL Center
Sat 9/1 Syracuse, NY* Lakeview Amphitheater
Tue 9/4 Toronto, ON* Budweiser Stage
Thu 9/6 Boston, MA* Xfinity Center
Sat 9/8 Wantagh, NY* Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Mon 9/10 Holmdel, NJ* PNC Bank Arts Center
Wed 9/12 Camden, NJ* BB&T Pavilion
Fri 9/14 Bristow, VA* Jiffy Lube Live
Sun 9/16 Cuyahoga Falls, OH* Blossom Music Center
Wed 9/19 Clarkston, MI* DTE Energy Center
Fri 9/21 Tinley Park, IL* Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun 9/23 Noblesville, IN* Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Wed 9/26 Dallas, TX* Starplex Pavilion
Fri 9/28 Houston, TX* Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun 9/30 Albuquerque, NM* Isleta Amphitheater
Tue 10/2 Denver, CO* Pepsi Center
Thu 10/4 Salt Lake City, UT* USANA Amphitheatre
Sat 10/6 Mountain View, CA* Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue 10/9 Chula Vista, CA* Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Thu 10/11 Los Angeles, CA* Hollywood Bowl
Sat 10/13 Las Vegas, NV* MGM Grand Garden Arena
“No More Tours 2” overseas dates
Sat 5/5 Mexico City, Mexico Heaven & Hell Festival
Tues 5/8 Santiago, Chile Pista Atletica
Fri 5/11 Buenos Aires, Argentina Geba
Sun 5/13 São Paulo, Brazil Allianz Parque
Wed 5/16 Curitiba, Brazil Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Fri 5/18 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Esplanada Do Mineirao
Sun 5/20 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Apoteose
Fri 6/1 Moscow, Russia Olympiisky
Sun 6/3 St. Petersburg, Russia Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
Wed 6/6 Hyvinkää, Finland Rockfest
Fri 6/8 Solvesborg, Sweden* Sweden Rock Festival
Sun 6/10 Donington, UK* Download Festival
Wed 6/13 Prague, Czech Republic* Prague Rocks Festival, Airport Letnany
Fri 6/15 Paris, France* Download Festival
Sun 6/17 Florence, Italy* Firenze Rocks Festival
Wed 6/20 Halden, Norway* Tons of Rock Festival
Fri 6/22 Copenhagen, Denmark* Copenhell Festival
Sun 6/24 Dessel, Belgium* Graspop Metal Meeting
Tues 6/26 Krakow, Poland* Impact Festival
Thu 6/28 Oberhausen, Germany* König-Pilsner Arena
Fri 6/30 Madrid, Spain* Download Festival
Mon 7/2 Lisbon, Portugal Altice Arena
Thu 7/5 Barcelona, Spain Rock Fest Barcelona
Sun 7/8 Tel Aviv, Israel Live Park
* Produced by Live Nation
** U.S. festival appearances
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