hennemusic is breaking news that Black Sabbath will not be playing a farewell show at Ozzfest Japan this fall despite an announcement by manager Sharon Osbourne.
“Despite previous reports,” posted Ozzy, “Black Sabbath will not appear on this year’s Ozzfest Japan, the show will instead feature the festival’s namesake, Ozzy Osbourne (and friends).”
The news follows a March 20 video announcement by Sharon indicating Black Sabbath would perform.
"Ozzfest will be back in Japan on November 21st and 22nd,” said Sharon at the time (video below). “And this will be Black Sabbath’s farewell. We're also announcing Korn, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary. Now you can't miss that."
At press time, no details have been provided by Sharon, Ozzy or the Black Sabbath camp to indicate why the group were removed from the lineup.
Ozzfest Japan 2015 will take place November 21 and 22 at Makuhari Messe.
The first edition of Ozzfest Japan took place in 2013 with a lineup that included Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Tool, Deftones, Slash, Stone Sour and many others.
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