Though the annual Ozzfest will consist of a single outing in Los Angeles in December 2018, festival founder and former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne will hit the road for an extensive world tour in 2019. Almost comically dubbed the No More Tours 2 Tour, it appears the rumors of Ozzy’s retirement from hard rock have been greatly exaggerated!
Rolling Stone broke the news:
“After ringing in the New Year at a one-off Ozzfest in Los Angeles, Ozzy Osbourne will be spending much of 2019 in North America on a new leg of his ongoing No More Tours 2 Tour. Megadeth will serve as openers for the dates, which begin May 29th in Atlanta and will wrap on July 29th at the Hollywood Bowl. The latter is one of four makeup dates from the last leg of the tour, which Osbourne postponed due to a staph infection. Osbourne will spend the rest of the year touring Europe, Australia and Japan.”
Though plagued by health issues (not to mention marital discord stemming from a lifetime of drug and alcohol abuse) Osbourne recently reunited with his Black Sabbath bandmates for a series of shows wherein he proved himself a showman of the highest magnitude. Whether or not this really does turn out to be Ozzy’s final tour remains to be seen—at 69 years of age, he’s already lived decades longer than anyone expected!