Ozzy Osbourne Postpones UK and European Tour Due To Illness :(

Moments ago we received word that the legendary Ozzy Osbourne had cancelled his UK and European tour based on illness. It was reported earlier in the week that a few days were shelved but now the whole thing is off as Ozzy must get some proper rest per the doctor. Read on the full press release.

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The Press Release:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has been forced to postpone the entire UK and European leg of his “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour on doctors’ orders. This follows yesterday’s (January 28) announcement that OSBOURNE was postponing the first four dates of the tour because of the flu. After seeing his physician again, OSBOURNE has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.

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Ozzy Osbourne w Black Sabbath (2016) by KP

Statement from Ozzy:

“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit. First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”

The Postponed Shows: UK & EUROPE (with Judas Priest)
January 30, Ireland, Dublin @ 3Arena
February 1, UK, Nottingham @ Motorpoint Arena
February 3, UK, Manchester @ Manchester Arena
February 5, UK, Newcastle @ Metro Radio Arena
February 7, UK, Glasgow @ The SSE Hydro
February 9, UK, Birmingham @ Genting Arena
February 11, UK, London @ The O2, Arena
February 13, Germany, Munich @ Olympiahalle
February 15, Germany, Frankfurt @ Festhalle
February 17, Germany, Hamburg @ Barclaycard Arena
February 19, Germany, Berlin @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
February 22, Sweden, Stockholm @ Ericcson Globe
February 24, Finland, Helsinki @ Hartwall Arena
February 2, Switzerland, Zurich @ Hallenstadion
March 1, Italy, Bologna @ Unipol Arena
March 3, Spain, Barcelona @ Palau Sant Jordi

Concert-goers should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates (details of which will be announced in the coming months). Refunds are also available at point of purchase. OZZY OSBOURNE’S “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour resumes on Sunday, March 9 in Australia. Shows will follow in New Zealand and Japan before a two-month North American leg.

Australia, New Zealand & Japan:
March 9: Sydney, Australia @ Download Festival
March 11: Melbourne, Australia @ Download Festival
March 13: Christchurch, NZ @ Horncastle Arena
March 16: Auckland, NZ @ Spark Arena
Mar 21: Tokyo, Japan @ Download Festival–Makuhari Messe

North America Dates (with Megadeth):
May 25: Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
May 29: Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
May 31: Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
June 2: Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 4: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 6: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
June 8: Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
June 11: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
June 13 : Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
June 15 : Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 18 : Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
June 20 : Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre
June 22 : Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
June 26: St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 28 : Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
June 30: Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
July 4: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 6: St. Paul MN @ Xcel Energy Center
July 9: Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
July 11: Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
July 13: Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
July 16: Portland, OR @ Moda Center
July 18: Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
July 20: Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 23: San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 25: Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 27: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: The old saying is that “Doctor Knows Best” and with all the stuff that Ozzy has been through over the years and what he has put his body through, its better to be safe than sorry. That upper respiratory stuff is no joke and over the last few weeks almost everyone I knew was sick with something and even I had a touch of blech that kicked my behind for a couple of weeks. All I will add to this is my best wishes for the speediest recovery possible for The Prince Of Darkness. Get well soon Mr. Osbourne, your fans want you in good health for sure and I am so eager to see you rock out in our own Metal Metropolis when you are back up and around.

Official Website: http://www.ozzyosbourne.com

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