Ozzy Osbourne has postponed the first four U.K. dates of his No More Tours 2 farewell tour after coming down with the flu. Judas Priest, who are accompanying Ozzy on the European run, announced the postponement Monday (Jan. 28).
The four affected Ozzy dates—which were set to begin this Wednesday in Dublin, Ireland, and continue with three shows in England—will be rescheduled at a later date, according to the Judas Priest Instagram post that first broke the news.
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It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of flu – therefore Dublin, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle will be rescheduled at a later date – details to follow once finalised – we are very sorry that this has happened and to disappoint so many fans – we wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together – and to the rescheduled ones in the future. JUDAS PRIEST – 28th January 2019 #metalmaniacs #judaspriest #firepower #firepowertour2019
“It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of the flu,” the Rob Halford-fronted act revealed on social media.
This isn’t the first time health issues have caused Ozzy to back out of recent gigs. Last year, the rock icon postponed a group of shows before cancelling an entire tour following a hand infection that forced Osbourne to undergo surgery.
But fear not, Ozzy fans, for the Great Ozz claims he actually isn’t retiring any time soon, even though his current European jaunt (and subsequent North American concerts) are being billed as the rockstar’s final comprehensive world tour.
See the upcoming Ozzy/Priest dates below.
01/30 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena [POSTPONED]
02/01 – Nottingham, England @ Motorpoint Arena [POSTPONED]
02/03 – Manchester, England @ Manchester Arena [POSTPONED]
02/05 – Newcastle, England @ Metro Radio Arena [POSTPONED]
02/07 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The SSE Hydro
02/09 – Birmingham, England @ Genting Arena
02/11 – London, England @ The O2 Arena
02/13 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
02/15 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle
02/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
02/19 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
02/22 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericcson Globe
02/24 – Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
02/27 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
03/01 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
03/03 – Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
03/09 – Sydney, Australia @ Download Festival
03/11 – Melbourne, Australia @ Download Festival
03/13 – Christchurch, New Zealand @ Horncastle Arena
03/16 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Spark Arena
Were you planning on catching Ozzy Osbourne and Judas Priest at one of the upcoming No More Tours 2 tour dates? Sound off in the comments section, and leave your best wishes for Osbourne on his road to recovery while out on the road.