Monday, November 6, 2017

Ozzy Osbourne announces farewell world tour

Ozzy Osbourne has announced the first series of dates for a planned three-year farewell world tour.

The trek will kick off in 2018 with a show in Mexico on May 5, before heading to South America and Europe, with a North American run to follow.

The dates will see Osbourne celebrate more than five decades as a performer, both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath – who wrapped up a farewell tour in their hometown of Birmingham, UK this past February as captured on the live package “The End”, which be released on November 17.

When the three-year farewell wraps up in 2020, it will mark the end of global touring for the legendary rocker who, despite closing in on 72 years of age at the time, hints that more performances could follow.

"People keep asking me when I'm retiring," says Osbourne. "This will be my final world tour, but I can't say I won't do some shows here and there."

The singer will be joined on the tour by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde on guitar, bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.

The farewell news comes on the heels of Osbourne’s November 4 performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA, one of a series of 2017 festival appearances.

The rocker was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006 as a member of Black Sabbath.

Ozzy Osbourne
2018 Farewell tour

Apr 27 - Metropolitan Park - Jacksonville, FL (Welcome To Rockville festival)
May 05 - Mexico - TBA
May 08 - Santiago, Chile - TBA
May 11 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - TBA
May 13 - São Paulo, Brazil - TBA
May 16 - Curitiba, Brazil - TBA
May 18 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - TBA
May 20 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - TBA
Jun 01 - Moscow, Russia - Olympiisky
Jun 03 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
Jun 06 - Finland - TBA
Jun 08 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 10 - Donington, UK - Download Festival
Jun 13 - Prague, Czech Republic - Airport Letnany
Jun 15 - Paris, France - Download Festival
Jun 17 - Italy - TBA
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 Festival
Jun 28 - Oberhausen, Germany - König-Pilsnet Arena
Jun 30 - Madrid, Spain - Download Festival
Jul 02 - Lisbon, Portugal - Meo Arena

See also:

VIDEO: Black Sabbath stream Paranoid from farewell concert film The End
Black Sabbath to release farewell concert film The End next month
Black Sabbath farewell concert film to debut on Showtime
VIDEO: Black Sabbath preview 1971 classic from farewell concert film
Search Black Sabbath at hennemusic