Saturday, July 15, 2017

VIDEO: Ozzy Osbourne relaunches solo career at Rock USA festival

Ozzy Osbourne performed his first solo show since the completion of Black Sabbath’s farewell tour on July 14 at the Rock USA Festival in Oshkosh, WI, and video from the event has surfaced online.

Osbourne’s 16-song set mixed solo hits and fan favorites, including the first appearances of the “No More Tears” track, “Desire”, since 2003 and the “Diary Of A Madman” tune, “Believer”, since 2008.

The rocker also delivered four Sabbath songs, including “Fairies Wear Boots,” “War Pigs,” “Iron Man” and “Paranoid.”

Osbourne’s 2017 shows see the return of guitarist Zakk Wylde to the lineup alongside longtime members Blasko on bass, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.

“Big Ozzy thanks to the Oshkosh, WI Chapter for making it a crushing night!!!” tweeted Wylde. “It was a blast rolling w/The Boss & The Fellas once again!!!tBLSt”

The weekend festival sees headline sets by Avenged Sevenfold and Slayer, with appearances by Megadeth, Anthrax and Volbeat, among others.

Following the Rock USA set, Osbourne will perform a handful of solo shows across the US this year, including the newly-announced 2017 edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.

The November 4/5 weekend at Glen Helen Amphitheater And Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA will see headline sets by Osbourne and Rob Zombie, and includes appearances by Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Prophets Of Rage, Deftones, and many more.

See also:

Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie to headline Ozzfest Meets Knotfest
Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward addresses reunion split
Black Sabbath farewell concert film to debut in cinemas worldwide
Black Sabbath to release The Ten Year War vinyl box set
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