Monday, April 8, 2019

Judas Priest to join Ozzy Osbourne for rescheduled European tour in 2020

Judas Priest have confirmed plans to join Ozzy Osbourne for shows on the rocker’s rescheduled European tour in 2020.

A planned trek by the pair that was set to begin in January was postponed after the Black Sabbath legend developed compilcations from the flu and was eventually admitted to a Los Angeles hospital.

Last month, Judas Priest stepped in as the new headliners of Japan’s Download Festival following a cancellation by Osbourne, who they’re looking forward to regrouping with next year following news that he has shut down all 2019 tour plans after undergoing surgery for injuries sustained in a fall at his home.

“We all wish Ozzy a really speedy recovery and hope he's back to 100% health very soon,” says the veteran metal band. “The Ozzy/Judas Priest UK/European leg will be rescheduled in 2020 and as soon as everything is in place we will be announcing the dates.”

Judas Priest continue to tour behind their 2018 album, ”Firepower”, which earned the group their highest-charting US album with its debut at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 last spring.

The band will resume their 2019 live schedule with a two-month spring North American run that will begin in Hollywood, FL on May 3.

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