Ozzy Osbourne announces his second farewell tour, but vows he is not retiring

Ozzy Osbourne Announces “No More Tours 2” Final World Tour at a press conference in his Los Angeles Home on Feb. 6, 2018.
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Live Nation)

“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?

Apparently not.

“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, 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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