Ozzy Osbourne will embark on a two-year “farewell world tour” beginning in 2018.
On the trek, Ozzy — Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter — will have fun greater than 5 a long time as a performer (each as a solo artist and as lead singer of BLACK SABBATH, which shaped in 1968). This tour, anticipated to take Ozzy world wide with dates into 2020, will mark the top of world touring for the legendary artist, although he’ll proceed to carry out choose reside reveals. Ozzy can be joined by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (bbad), Tommy Clufetos (drums), and Adam Wakeman (keyboards).
“People keep asking me when I’m retiring,” Ozzy says. “This will be my final world tour, but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there.”
Osbourne‘s farewell tour will kick off in May 2018 with reveals in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Those can be adopted by a few early June dates in Russia earlier than Osbourne embarks on on a month-long European leg, together with appearances at a lot of the summer season festivals. The beloved rock icon will subsequently headline a North American live performance tour produced by Live Nation, particulars of which can be revealed in 2018.
Ozzy‘s spouse and supervisor Sharon Osbourne instructed Rolling Stone that the 68-year-old singer would keep on as a solo artist after BLACK SABBATH‘s farewell tour got here to an finish this previous February. “We’ll proceed till Ozzy finishes, and Ozzy will not be lengthy behind them when he calls it a day,” she mentioned.
“It’s not going to be within the next year, but it’s coming up,” she mentioned. “I do not need Ozzy singing ‘Crazy Train’ at 75. I believe it is best you exit earlier than you hit that 70 and exit on high.”
Ozzy instructed The Pulse Of Radio some time again that he needed to maintain performing for followers so long as he may. “I don’t wanna stop, you know,” he mentioned. “It’s been the biggest love affair of my life. When you reach a certain age in rock ‘n’ roll, people think, ‘Well, this has got to be his last tour,’ or ‘This has got to be his last tour,’ or ‘You’ve got to come next Tuesday ’cause he ain’t gonna do it after that.’ You’ll know when I’ve come off the road permanently. I mean, you’ll know!”
This will not be the primary time Ozzy has introduced the top of his days as a touring artist. Back in 1992, he referred to as it quits after his “No More Tours” tour — a pun based mostly on the title of his then-most latest solo album, “No More Tears” — together with his solo band, solely to return to motion three years later.
Ozzy has not launched an all-new solo album since 2010’s “Scream”, having spent the previous few years touring with BLACK SABBATH and recording that band’s “13” album.
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