Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell World Tour

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Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde (Photo: Mark Weiss. Used with permission)

In was Black Sabbath’s turn from 2016-2017 with their “The End” tour.

Today (Nov. 6), Ozzy Osbourne announced his own farewell world tour, currently scheduled to begin in April and expected to continue into 2020. But fans will be relieved that these won’t necessarily be his last appearances on stage. “This will be my final world tour,” he said in the announcement, “but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there.”

[Season 2 of his TV series with son Jack, Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, debuts this Wednesday, Nov. 8 on A&E. See below.]

The Rock and 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). The tour will take Osbourne around the world and mark the end of global touring for the classic rock legend, though he will continue to perform select live shows.

The tour will kick off in 2018 with April 27 performance at the Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, FL before heading to Mexico and then South America for shows in three countries. Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining dates and festival performances that’s set to launch June 1 in Moscow, Russia. Osbourne will subsequently headline a North American tour produced by Live Nation, details of which will be revealed in 2018.

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

Ozzy Osbourne Farewell 2018 Tour Dates

Apr 27 – Jacksonville, FL – Rockville Festival

May 05 – Mexico – City and Venue TBA
May 08 – Santiago, Chile – Venue TBA
May 11 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Venue TBA
May 13 – São Paulo, Brazil – Venue TBA
May 16 – Curitiba, Brazil – Venue TBA
May 18 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Venue TBA
May 20 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Venue TBA

June 01 – Moscow, Russia – Olympiisky
June 03 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Ice Palace
June 06 – Finland – City and Venue TBA
June 08 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
June 10 – Donington, UK – Download Festival
June 13 – Prague, Czech Republic – Airport Letnany
June 15 – Paris, France – Download Festival
June 17 – Italy – City and Venue TBA
June 20 – Halden, Norway – Tons of Rock Festival
June 22 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
June 24 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 26 – Krakow, Poland – Impact Festival
June 28 – Oberhausen, Germany – König-Pilsnet Arena
June 30 – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival
July 02 – Lisbon, Portugal – Meo Arena

Related: Black Sabbath’s final performance will be released Nov. 17

Meanwhile, A&E Network hits the road with Ozzy and his adventure-loving son, Jack, as they travel across America in season 2 of Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour. The new season bows this Wednesday, Nov. 8, with the first of 10 one-hour episodes.

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  1. Mike L
    #1 Mike L 7 November, 2017, 00:55

    Grew up loving Sabbath and then Ozzy solo. He’s had alot of great gtr player’s in his band..most notably and without any peers was Randy Rhoads. It’s such a shame how little footage is out there of Randy playing with Oz. Personally, I think Zakk Wylde is one of the worst gtr players who’s played with Ozzy. I’ve never been more bored seeing a gtr player than when he came out and did his schtick on the Experience Hendrix tour. Holy crap he’s just gimmicks after gimmicks. Every solo sounds exactly the same and he acts like a metal clown. He couldn’t touch Randy’s talent with a 100 ft pole. Hearing Zakk the one time he played with the Allman brothers is all you need to hear just how awful he is in both sound and playability. It’s the same scales over and over as fast as he can play without any soul whatsoever. Imho

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  2. Jack
    #2 Jack 7 November, 2017, 02:11

    Not a big Ozzy fan. However, anyone who can last five decades in the music business, both with a band, and solo, deserves respect. That being said, one does have to wonder how many of those fifty years he actually remembers.

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