OZZY OSBOURNE ANNOUNCES
“NO MORE TOURS 2”
SEPTEMBER 8 – NORTHWELL HEALTH AT JONES BEACH THEATER
SEPTEMBER 10 – PNC BANK ARTS CENTER
SHOWS ARE PART OF THE ROCK ICON’S FINAL GLOBAL TOUR AND WILL CELEBRATE FIVE DECADES OF PERFORMING WITH TWO-YEAR WORLD TOUR
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE earlier today (February 6) revealed details about his forthcoming “NO MORE TOURS 2,” a reference to his 1992 “No More Tours” trek. The announcement by the legendary musical icon about the North American dates--with his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards)--was made to international media in attendance at his Los Angeles home.
The initial North American dates produced by Live Nation kick off August 30 in Allentown, PA and conclude October 13 in Las Vegas, NV with a Thursday, October 11 stop at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; OZZY will be joined by Stone Sour for this leg of the tour. Tickets for these shows go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 AM (local time) at LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation app. Citi® is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 14 at 10:00 AM (local time) until Friday, February 16 at 10:00 PM (local time) through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Prior to the full North American run, OZZY will officially launch the “NO MORE TOURS 2” in Mexico in May, before heading to South America for solo shows in three countries. Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that’s set to begin Friday, June 1 in Moscow, Russia.
“I’ve been blessed with an amazing life,” OSBOURNE says. “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.”
On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, OSBOURNE 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 in the future. Throughout his career, OZZY has sold more than 100 million records.
Want to hear more about the OZZY tour from the Prince of Darkness himself? OZZY has partnered with Ticketmaster to spread the word about the tour with a new message on the Ticketmaster app for the Google Assistant on phones, speakers like Google Home and other compatible devices. Fans can trigger the app by saying, “Hey Google, talk to Ticketmaster,” which will offer special messages from the Prince of Darkness himself. Fans will then be invited by Sharon Osbourne to hear details about OZZY’s upcoming Live Nation tour dates. This new marketing tool expands the ways for OZZY’s millions of fans to find out about his tour and provides a fun, first of its kind experience.
For the tour, OZZY has teamed with the LOVE, HOPE, STRENGTH, FOUNDATION. At Love Hope Strength (LHS), their mission is to save lives, one concert at a time. We, along with Love Hope Strength, believe that all people deserve quality cancer care, a marrow donor if needed, and most importantly, hope. Founded by cancer survivors, LHS leverages the power of music to expand the marrow registry through THEIR "Get on the List" campaign. At LHS, they believe in offering real hope to people currently living with cancer.
OZZY’s North American tour dates:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 4/27 Jacksonville, FL** Welcome To Rockville
Sun 4/29 Fort Lauderdale, FL** Fort Rock
Thu 8/30 Allentown, PA* PPL Center
Sat 9/1 Syracuse, NY* Lakeview Amphitheater
Tue 9/4 Toronto, ON* Budweiser Stage
Thu 9/6 Boston, MA* Xfinity Center
Sat 9/8 Wantagh, NY* Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Mon 9/10 Holmdel, NJ* PNC Bank Arts Center
Wed 9/12 Camden, NJ* BB&T Pavilion
Fri 9/14 Bristow, VA* Jiffy Lube Live
Sun 9/16 Cuyahoga Falls, OH* Blossom Music Center
Wed 9/19 Clarkston, MI* DTE Energy Center
Fri 9/21 Tinley Park, IL* Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun 9/23 Noblesville, IN* Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Wed 9/26 Dallas, TX* Starplex Pavilion
Fri 9/28 Houston, TX* Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun 9/30 Albuquerque, NM* Isleta Amphitheater
Tue 10/2 Denver, CO* Pepsi Center
Thu 10/4 Salt Lake City, UT* USANA Amphitheatre
Sat 10/6 Mountain View, CA* Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue 10/9 Chula Vista, CA* Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Thu 10/11 Los Angeles, CA* Hollywood Bowl
Sat 10/13 Las Vegas, NV* MGM Grand Garden Arena
"Godfather of Heavy Metal," "Prince of Darkness," "Corrupter of Youth," "Ozzy"; whatever you'd like to call him, Ozzy Osbourne has been a driving force in the world of metal for over forty years. His career as a solo artist has gained him almost as much popularity as his pioneering tenure in Black Sabbath. While biting the heads off of a dove and bat hasn't won him any fans at PETA, his antics on tour dates and off have created an image of what a true metal king looks like. Ozzy is currently wrapping up European tour dates on the 2011 Scream World Tour and has hinted at the possibility of a follow-up to his hit 2010 album, Scream.
Ozzy Osbourne met Geezer Butler in the late 60's and the two played in a band called Rare Breed. When the band broke up, Osbourne posted an ad that was seen by Tony Iommi and Bill Ward, who responded only to find that Ozzy was an old schoolmate of Iommi's whom the guitarist disliked. After reluctantly forming a band, Geezer read a book on the occult and saw a vision of a dark and menacing figure at the end of his bed, he was inspired to write the track "Black Sabbath" with Osbourne. The song essentially created a new genre of lyrical music, as it employed tritones to give it an eerie, dark sound similar to horror movie scores.
Black Sabbath released a number of hugely successful, multi-platinum albums including Paranoid, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, and Sabotage. In 1979, amidst conflict within the band, Ozzy Osbourne was fired (under the encouragement of manager Don Arden) for his excessive alcohol and drug use on tour dates. After a month holed up in his hotel room, Arden's eighteen year-old daughter Sharon offered to represent Ozzy as a solo artist. Ozzy Osbourne's first two albums -- Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman -- were both huge commercial and critical successes. The success of the solo project was mired by tragedy when, in the midst of tour dates in 1982, guitarist Randy Rhodes died in a plane crash while performing aerial stunts over the band's tour bus..
Ozzy Osbourne recorded two more hugely successful albums -- Bark at the Moon and The Ultimate Sin -- before discovering what fans call Rhode's greatest replacement, Zakk Wylde. Ozzy's first album with Zakk, No More Tears was a huge success and was followed by the live album, Live and Loud, in 1993. The live album was followed by three more hit solo albums -- Ozzmosis, Down to Earth, and Black Rain -- and Ozzy even reunited with Black Sabbath on tour dates in 1997, before abruptly returning to his solo project.
Ozzy Osbourne's latest album is the 2010 record, Scream, which has received outstanding reviews and success. In honor of that success, Ozzy embarked on many Scream World Tour concert dates, which are finishing this summer. The remaining tour dates in 2011 will include stops in nations like Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, and Denmark. The tour will also include concert dates at the Sweden Rock Festival, the Azkena Rock Festival in Spain, and a show with supergroup Hellyeah in Clisson, France. 2011 tour dates will end on August 11 in Denmark, so fans in these nations should check Eventful for tickets immediately.
Stone Sour's first album in four years finds the band firing on all cylinders, and primed to capture the attention and the hearts of the rock 'n roll masses. Stone Sour's self-titled debut was twice Grammy-nominated and RIAA Certified Gold. It was an eclectic album, propelled by the band's busy tour schedule, the contemplative smash single "Bother," and a series of groovy, melodic metal numbers.