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Ozzy Osbourne announces farewell tour

The Black Sabbath frontman intends to retire from touring once the outing concludes

Ozzy Osbourne // Photo by David Brendan Hall
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    Photo by David Brendan Hall

    Earlier this year, Black Sabbath concluded a lengthy farewell tour, marking the end of the band’s 40-plus year run. Now, frontman Ozzy Osbourne is following a similar trajectory when it comes to his time on the road as a solo artist. Beginning next May, Osbourne will embark on his final world tour, with shows planned in North and South America, as well as Europe, stretching into 2020. At the conclusion of the tour, Osbourne will retire from touring, though he will continue to perform select live shows, a press release notes.

    Osbourne previously embarked on a farewell tour in 1992, only to return to the road three years later with his aptly titled, Retirement Sucks Tour. This time, however, he appears content with his decision: “People keep asking me when I’m retiring,” Osbourne says in a statement. “This will be my final world tour, but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there.”

    For these dates, Osbourne will be joined by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums), and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards).

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    See the first leg of dates below. A North American leg will be detailed in 2018.

    Ozzy Osbourne 2018 Tour Dates:
    05/05 – Mexico @ TBA
    05/08 – Santiago, CL @ TBA
    05/11 – Buenos Aires, AR @ TBA
    05/13 – São Paulo, BR @ TBA
    05/16 – Curitiba, BR @ TBA
    05/18 – Belo Horizonte, BR @ TBA
    05/20 – Rido de Janeiro, BR @ TBA
    06/01 – Moscow, RU @ Olympiisky Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
    06/03 – St. Petersburg, RU @ TBA
    06/06 – Finland @ TBA
    06/08 – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
    06/10 – Donington, UK @ Download Festival
    06/13 – Prague, CZ @ Airport Letnany
    06/15 – Paris, FR @ Download Festival Paris
    06/17 – Italy @ TBA
    06/20 – Halden, NO @ Tons of Rock Festival
    06/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhall Festival
    06/24 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
    06/26 – Krakow, PL @ Impact Festival
    06/28 – Oberhausen, DE @ König-Pilsnet Arena
    06/30 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival Spain
    07/02 – Lisbon, PT @ Meo Arena

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