Final North American tour dates will be rescheduled
Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to cancel the remaining four shows on his North American No More Tours 2 due to illness. Osbourne had had initially rescheduled three California shows due to illness which required surgery on his right hand. Now, doctors state another surgery is likely to treat multiple infections and Osbourne must cancel the remaining shows on his final tour.
The four cancelled shows were originally scheduled for Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA (October 6th), Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista (October 9th), the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (October 11th) and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (October 13th). The three California shows had previously been rescheduled following his initial prognosis from doctors. All four shows will be rescheduled for 2019.
“I’m so fucking bummed about canceling these shows,” Osbourne says in a statement. “The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We’re hoping everyone will be patient and we’ll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year.”
Ticketholders for the four shows should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds are also available at point of purchase.
The tour — aptly titled in response to his first 1992 farewell, No More Tours — will hit European cities early next year. The 2019 European leg produced by Live Nation kicks off in Dublin on January 30th with dates scheduled throughout the UK, including a night at London’s O2 Arena before continuing through Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy before concluding in Barcelona on March 3rd. Judas Priest will join The Prince of Darkness on the European trek.
The tour heads Down Under to Australia in March 2019. Osbourne will headline the Download Festival Australia, playing both dates in Sydney on March 9th and Melbourne on March 11th. Both are 18+ events.
Late last year, Osbourne announced the two year trek, stating “People keep asking me when I’m retiring. This will be my final world tour, but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there.” The tour is expected to take Osbourne around the world with dates extending into 2020, although Osbourne will perform select live shows.
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