Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Ozzy Osbourne announces initial farewell tour dates

Ozzy Osbourne has announced the first series of dates for his extensive three-year farewell tour.

The rocker will appear at a pair of festivals in Florida – including Jacksonville’s Welcome To Rockville and Fort Lauderdale’s Fort Rock before officially launching the “No More Tours 2” farewell run with shows in Mexico and South American in May.

A six-week European trek will begin in Moscow, Russia on June 1 ahead of a full North American tour with Stone Sour that opens in Allentown, PA on August 30.

Celebrating five decades of music since the 1970 release of Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album, Osbourne will be joined for the tour by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde on guitar, bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.

"I've been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers," says Osbourne. "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."

A Citi card members presale runs from Wednesday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Friday, February 16 at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass program, with general public seats available Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation app.

Osbourne has partnered with Ticketmaster to spread the word about the tour with a new message on the Ticketmaster app for the Google Assistant on phones, speakers like Google Home and other compatible devices. Fans can trigger the app by saying, "Hey Google, talk to Ticketmaster," which will offer special messages from Ozzy.

The iconic rocker has teamed with the Love, Hope, Strength Foundation for the tour. Founded by cancer survivors, LHS works to raise awareness and to expand the bone marrow donor registry through their "Get On The List" campaign, with a mission to save lives … one concert at a time. Learn more about LHS at lovehopestrength.org

Ozzy Osbourne
2018 North American tour

Apr 27 - Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
Apr 29 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Fort Rock
Aug 30 - Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
Sep 01 - Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Sep 04 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Sep 06 - Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Sep 08 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Sep 10 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sep 12 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Sep 14 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sep 16 - Cuyahoga Falls OH @ Blossom Music Center
Sep 19 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Center
Sep 21 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 23 - Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sep 26 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
Sep 28 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep 30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Oct 02 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct 04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Oct 06 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct 09 - Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Oct 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 13 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

Ozzy Osbourne
2018 South American and European tours

May 05 - Mexico @ Heaven & Hell Festival
May 08 - Santiago, Chile @ Pista Atletica
May 11 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Geba
May 13 - São Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque
May 16 - Curitiba, Brazil @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski
May 18 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Esplanada Do Mineirao
May 20 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Apoteose
Jun 01 - Moscow, Russia @ Olympiisky
Jun 03 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
Jun 06 - Finland @ Rockfest
Jun 08 - Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 10 - Donington, UK @ Download
Jun 13 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Prague Rocks Festival, Airport Letnany
Jun 15 - Paris, France @ Download Festival
Jun 17 – Italy @ Firenze Rocks
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
Jun 28 - Oberhausen, Germany @ König-Pilsner Arena
Jun 30 - Madrid, Spain @ Download
Jul 02 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Altice Arena
Jul 05 - Barcelona, Spain @ Rock Fest
Jul 08 - Tel Aviv, Israel @ Live Park

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