Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has announced additional North American tour dates for 2019. For these shows, OSBOURNE will be backed by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards), with Megadeth supporting for the entire North American run.
Tickets for the 2019 North American “NO MORE TOURS 2” shows go on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 9 at LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation app.
The “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour launched in May 2018 in Santiago, Chile for solo shows in three countries followed by a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances. A North American tour followed kicking off August 30 in Allentown, PA, with the final four shows of that leg of the tour postponed for OZZY to recover from an infection. Those four shows--Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas--will now conclude the 2019 dates. Tickets for these rescheduled dates are on sale now at LiveNation.com. The trek will also include a newly announced June 11 stop at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Prior to his 2019 dates, OZZY will headline a special New Year’s Eve OZZFEST spectacular at the Forum in Los Angeles.
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.
This will mark the first time Megadeth will join OSBOURNE for a full tour, although they have performed together previously at OZZFEST and other festivals around the world. Megadeth burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Metal Performance” for the title track of their fifteenth studio album Dystopia, 11 additional GRAMMY® nominations, a SILVER CLIO for their Dystopia campaign and scored five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.
"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.
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