The Black Sabbath front man will embark on his final solo tour in early 2019.
26 years on from his original "No More Tours" excursion in 1992, Ozzy Osbourne is back with the sequel. "No More Tours 2" will see the legendary rock figure extend his North American tour - initially announced earlier this year - to Europe, kicking it off at Dublin's 3Arena on January 30th 2019 before taking off to the UK and beyond.
The tour he references with the title saw Ozzy vow to not hit the road again, citing a will to spend more time with his family as the primary reason, as well as what turned out to be an incorrect diagnoses of multiple sclerosis, prompting him to subsequently return with the "Retirement Sucks Tour" in 1995, which was then followed up with numerous tours in the ensuing years both as a solo artist and with Black Sabbath.
Osbourne asserts this time will be different though, saying: "I've been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers. I'm looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades." It marks the second farewell tour of his recently, having also performed for the last time with Black Sabbath at their year-long "The End Tour", which concluded in their home city of Birmingham in February of 2017.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has warmed up nicely for his European run, having performed at several festivals across the continent this summer at the likes of Download UK, Paris and Madrid, Firenze Rocks, Copenhell, Grasspop Metal Meeting and Sweden Rock Festival.
The vocalist, who has sold over 100 million records, will be supported by fellow heavy metal veterans Judas Priest, as well as being accompanied by long-time collaborators Zakk Wylde, Blasko, Tommy Clufetos and Adam Wakeman. The tour will take Ozzy around the world until as far as 2020, though he says he will still perform select live shows in the future.
Tickets are priced from €59 inclusive of booking and facility fees, and go on sale this Friday at 9am.