Well it seems as though the Metal world will have to come to terms with the eventual retirement of one of its most legendary figures as the great Ozzy Osbourne has recently announced his for real this time “Farewell Tour”. I say it like that since Ozzy has had a couple of these go rounds already but no one is complaining here. As readers and the rest of the Metal world knows, Black Sabbath closed the book on its career earlier in the year and that final show can be enjoyed on a video release called “The End” which will come out in a couple of weeks. As soon as I get that I will toss a review together. Please stay tuned and now let’s get into the full press release about the final tour.
The Press Release:
Five decades. 18,262 days. More than 2,500 shows.
On his upcoming farewell world tour, OZZY OSBOURNE–Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy® winning singer and songwriter–will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968). This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows.
“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.”
The tour will kick off in 2018 with a show in Mexico, before heading to South America for OZZY solo shows in three countries. Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that’s set to launch Friday, June 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia The beloved rock icon will subsequently headline a North American concert tour produced by Live Nation, details of which will be revealed in 2018.
For these dates, OZZY will be joined by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards).
The Tour Dates:
5/5: Mexico @ TBA
5/8: Santiago, Chile @ TBA
5/11: Buenos Aires, Argentina @ TBA
5/13: São Paulo, Brazil @ TBA
5/16: Curitiba, Brazil @ TBA
5/18: Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ TBA
5/20: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ TBA
6/1: Moscow, Russia @ Olympiisky
6/3: St. Petersburg, Russia @ Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
6/6: Finland @ TBA
6/8: Solvesborg, Sweden* @ Sweden Rock Festival
6/10: Donington, UK* @ Download Festival
6/13: Prague, Czech Republic* @ Airport Letnany
6/15: Paris, France* @ Download Festival
6/17: Italy* @ TBA
6/20: Halden, Norway* @ Tons of Rock Festival
6/22: Copenhagen, Denmark* @ Copenhell Festival
6/24: Dessel, Belgium* @ Graspop Metal Meeting
6/26: Krakow, Poland* @ Impact Festival
6/28: Oberhausen, Germany* @ König-Pilsnet Arena
6/30: Madrid, Spain* @ Download Festival
7/2: Lisbon, Portugal @ Meo Arena
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since there are so many “TBA” places on this tour, I am thinking that I will have another post to make as soon as they are all available. Or maybe I will just copy and paste over the stuff you see above. Oh, I’m sorry I was thinking aloud. So, it seems as though Ozzy will be following his fellow Black Sabbath mates into the end of proper touring and while he has said this before to the public about two or three times – I think that this will be the end of the touring road for the legendary rockers. I’m going to hope that some US dates will be tossed into the mix because for him to avoid playing here would be a very bad thing for his national fan base. Are you excited about the final go round for the Ozzman? Chime in down in the comments section below.
Official Website: http://www.ozzy.com