Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Judas Priest replace Ozzy Osbourne at Power Trip Festival

Judas Priest will replace Ozzy Osbourne in the lineup for the Power Trip festival in California this October.

The three day event at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA was set to include the return of Osbourne to live performances after several years of trying to overcome a lengthy series of health issues before yesterday’s announcement that he wasn’t ready to take the stage.

"As painful as this is, I’ve had to make the decision to bow out of performing on Power Trip in October,” said Ozzy. “My original plan was to return to the stage in the summer of 2024, and when the offer to do this show came in, I optimistically moved forward. Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed.

“The band that will be replacing me on Power Trip will be announced shortly. They are personal friends of mine and I can promise that you will not be disappointed. Above all, I want to thank my fans, my band, and my crew for their unconditional loyalty and continual support. I love you all and I will see you soon. God Bless, Ozzy."

Judas Priest will join AC/DC on October 7 at the festival, which will also feature Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden on October 6, and close out on October 8 with Metallica and Tool.

“Power Trippers are you ready for some Judas Priest style heavy metal!,” says the band. “We are excited and ready to raise double horns way up high together. Keeping the metal faith at this bostin one of a kind Power Trip world event!”

Judas Priest have been working on a new album that will mark the follow-up to 2018’s “Firepower”, which earned the legendary UK outfit their highest-charting US album when it debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 upon its release.

Pick up your copy of “The Essential Judas Priest” here.

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