Ozzy Osbourne Postpones Entire European Leg of Farewell Tour
Yesterday (Jan. 28), it was announced that Ozzy Osbourne was forced to postpone the first four dates of his European tour as he battled the flu. Now, as health issues persist, the entire leg of the tour, featuring Judas Priest as support, has been postponed.
The Prince of Darkness released the following statement, outlining his current health status while lamenting that the dates will have to be rescheduled:
I'm completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit. First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It's being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.
Doctors fear the severe upper-respiratory infection could have escalated to pneumonia had Ozzy gone forward with the tour. The combination of physical exertion onstage and the wintry weather ultimately forced the singer's hand.
The European leg of the "No More Tours 2" trek was slated to begin tomorrow (Jan. 30) and run through March 3. Ozzy will be back on the road on March 9 in time for the Australian leg of the tour, following by another North American leg, this time with Megadeth. See those dates below.
Ozzy Osbourne + Megadeth 2019 North American Tour Dates:
05/31 - Sunrise, Fla. @ BB&T Center
06/02 - Tampa, Fla. @ Midflorida Credit Union Arena
06/04 - Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
06/06 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
06/08 - Hershey, Pa. @ Hershey Concerts
06/11 - New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
06/13 - Burgettstown, Pa. @ KeyBan Pavilion
06/15 - Bangor, Maine @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
06/20 - Hamilton, Ontario @ FirstOntario Centre
06/22 - Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun
06/26 - Maryland Heights, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06/28 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Spirit Center
06/30 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
07/04 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Summerfest / American Family Insurance Amphitheatre
07/06 - Saint Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
07/09 - Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place
07/11 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena
07/13 - Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
07/16 - Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
07/18 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
07/20 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
07/23 - Chula Vista, Calif. @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
07/25 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/27 - Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/29 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl
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