Ozzy Osbourne (Finally) Moves Tour, to 2022

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Ozzy Osbourne, appearing on Good Morning America, on Jan. 21, 2020

One by one, all major tours were canceled during 2020’s ongoing pandemic. Ozzy Osbourne was no exception. On Feb. 17, the classic rock legend canceled all scheduled North American dates on his “No More Tours 2.” At the time, the announcement stated that Osbourne would be heading to Europe for additional medical treatments.

However, throughout the spring, summer and well into autumn, the U.K. and European run, already postponed twice due to Osbourne’s health issues, was still listed on Ticketmaster and his website as beginning on Oct. 23. Finally, on Oct. 22, one day before the official opening night, Osbourne finally announced that the dates were moving, this time to 2022.

Says Ozzy: “I really want to thank my fans for their loyalty and for waiting for me. Believe me, I can’t wait to see you all again. Please stay safe in these uncertain times. God Bless you All!”

When the tour resumes, on January 26, 2022, in Berlin, Germany, the legendary performer will be 73. Once again, Judas Priest will be the opening act. See the revised dates below.

The Oct. 22 announcement indicated that fans should hold onto their tickets as they remain valid for all rescheduled tour dates, and refunds must be sought at point of purchase.

Just days before the tour was finally moved, the BBC shared complaints from fans who had been inconvenienced with the lack of any official updates. “It’s not fair to keep people in the dark,” said one 57-year-old who had tickets to see him in Glasgow.

Another said, “People need advance warning. It’s annoying and frustrating that no one’s forthcoming and saying, ‘It isn’t happening, we are looking at getting new dates set up’.”

Days earlier, Osbourne’s wife, Sharon, had acknowledged that the dates were moving once again. In an interview with Planet Rock Radio on Oct. 11, she said, “Everybody’s booking their tours again for like 2022, and to find availabilities right now, it’s crazy. Agents and facilities are going nuts, trying to get everybody back. It will be exciting. I think it will be a very exciting time when bands do go back and it’ll be joyous.” [On Oct. 16, the opening act, Judas Priest, also acknowledged that the tour was moving to 2022. “As soon as we have all the dates finalized we will announce them,” they wrote.]

She later shared that they’re working on an Ozzy biopic – “he’s got to do the soundtrack to that.”

Osbourne revealed on Jan. 21 that he is battling Parkinson’s Disease. Appearing in a taped interview on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America, the Osbournes shared the news in an emotional interview with host Robin Roberts of his diagnosis of Parkin 2, a form of Parkinson’s.

The earlier Feb. 17 cancelation announcement from Osbourne’s team read, in full:

“Ozzy Osbourne’s 2020 North American ‘No More Tours 2’ has unfortunately been cancelled to allow Osbourne to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year. This decision was made to accommodate fans who’ve been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and have been asked to change plans, some multiple times. Following promotional obligations for his new Ordinary Man album (released Feb. 21), Osbourne will head to Europe for additional treatments.

“‘I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,’ Osbourne said. ‘Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks.

“‘I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.’

“Refunds are available at the original point of purchase. All refunds, including fees, will be returned directly to the credit card used. Additionally, ticketholders who purchased “No More Tours 2″ tickets will have first access to tickets when the next tour is announced.”

The classic rock legend has had a slew of well documented medical issues in the past year and a half, including a fall, broken bones and pneumonia, that have caused him to postpone his “No More Tours 2” tour.

“I just can’t wait to get well and get back on the road again,” he said at the time he disclosed the Parkinson’s. “That’s what’s killing me. I need it, you know.”

Parkinson’s is a neuro-degenerative disorder that progresses slowly in most people and has no cure.

Osbourne announced last Nov. 11 the rescheduled dates for his U.K. and European dates of his “No More Tours 2” tour with Judas Priest. He had postponed the concerts, for a second time, on Oct. 9. His North American dates, with Marilyn Manson, were scheduled to begin in May.

You can watch the GMA interview by clicking on the tweet.

Recorded in Los Angeles, the Ordinary Man album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums.

At the time of the Oct. 9, 2019, postponement announcement, he posted a video on his Facebook page and on YouTube. Osbourne said, “As you may know, at the beginning of this year, I had a bad fall and screwed up all the vertebrae in my neck and had to have surgery.

“I’m not dying,” he added, “I am recovering. It’s just taking a little bit longer than everyone thought it would.” Watch the complete message below.

Watch Osbourne’s Oct. 9, 2019, colorful message to his fans

On April 4, 2019, he announced the postponement of all his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovered from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter and 2019 Grammy® Special Merit Award recipient fell at his Los Angeles home, aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required surgery last month.

Osbourne has been under doctors’ care in Los Angeles as he recovered.

Listen to “Under the Graveyard” from his recent album

Osbourne turns 72 on December 3, 2020.

Ozzy Osbourne 2022 U.K. and European Tour Dates (Tickets are available here)

Jan 26 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena
Jan 28 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
Jan 31 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
Feb 02 – Budapest Hungary – Arena*
Feb 05 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center
Feb 08 – Bologna Italy – Unipol Arena
Feb 11 – Mannheim Germany – SAP Arena
Feb 14 – Hamburg Germany – Barclaycard Arena
Feb 17 – Helsinki Finland – Hartwall Arena
Feb 19 – Stockholm Sweden – Friends Arena
Feb 21 – Dortmund Germany – Westfalenhalle
Feb 24 – Munich Germany – Olympiahalle
Feb 27 – Nottingham, UK – Moorpoint Arena
Mar 01 – Dublin Ireland – 3Arena
Mar 04 – Birmingham UK – Resorts World Arena
Mar 07 – London, UK – The O2
Mar 09 – Manchester UK – AO Arena
Mar 12 – Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
Mar 14 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro

*New date, without Judas Priest

The 2020 North American dates were all canceled:
May 27 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
May 29 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
May 31 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union
Jun 02 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Jun 04 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Jun 06 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Stadium
Jun 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Jun 13 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Jun 16 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Jun 18 – Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Centre
Jun 20 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Jun 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Jun 24 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Jun 26 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Jun 28 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Jul 01 – Milwaukee, WI – Amer. Family Ins. Amp – Summerfest
Jul 03 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Jul 07 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Jul 09 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Jul 11 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Jul 15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Jul 17 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Jul 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Jul 25 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Jul 29 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Amphitheatre
Jul 31 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena

Ozzy had previously announced on January 29 that he had been forced to postpone the entire U.K. and European leg of his “No More Tours 2” tour with Judas Priest on doctors’ orders. In February, Osbourne cancelled dates in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. His original 2019 North American tour with Megadeth was scheduled to begin May 25.

In October 2018, Osbourne canceled the remaining four shows of his 2018 tour due to a serious infection in his right hand that required surgery.

His last performance was on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018, at Ozzfest. The final song of the set was a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid.”

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