Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ozzy Osbourne cancels final 2018 US dates following hand surgery

Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled the remaining four US shows on his North American tour as he continues to recover from recent surgery.

After additional evaluation from his doctors at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, the rocker will likely require another surgery in the coming days to treat multiple infections in his right hand.

The four cancelled shows were originally scheduled as follows: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA (October 6), Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA (October 9), the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA (October 11) and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV (October 13).

The three California shows had previously been rescheduled following his initial prognosis from doctors; all dates will be rescheduled for 2019.

“I’m so bummed about cancelling these shows,” says Ozzy. “The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We’re hoping everyone will be patient and we’ll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year.”

Ticketholders for the four shows should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates; refunds are also available at point of purchase.

Osbourne’s three-year “No More Tours 2” run – which celebrates five decades of music since the 1970 release of Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album – will mark the end of global touring for the legendary rocker by the time it wraps up in 2020.

The world tour is currently scheduled to resume in Dublin, Ireland in late January.

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