Ozzfest to continue after Ozzy Osbourne quits touring
[Photo by: Mark Weiss]
Despite Ozzy Osbourne's recent announcement that he'll hang up his traveling hat with the "No More Tours 2" tour, it looks like the annual Ozzfest will continue without the live presence of the festival's namesake performer.
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As reported by Theprp.com, Sharon Osbourne confirmed the Ozzfest "will still go on" at a press conference for Ozzy's forthcoming farewell tour. (The "No More Tours 2" designation is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that the musician has announced a "final" tour before.) In recent years, Ozzfest has combined with Slipknot's yearly Knotfest for Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, so it seems we can still look forward to a new version of that festival later this year.
And although Ozzy Osbourne's coming off the road, he's said it's not the end of the line for his live performances altogether. "I'm not retiring," he told Rolling Stone. "It's 'No More Tours,' so I'm just not doing world tours anymore. I'm still going to be doing gigs, but I'm not going on tour for six months at a time anymore. I'd like to spend some time at home."
Watch the "No More Tours 2" presser in the video below, and see Osbourne's final North American tour dates after the clip.
Ozzy Osbourne tour dates:
04/27 - Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
04/29 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Fort Rock Festival
08/30 - Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
09/01 - Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
09/04 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
09/06 - Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
09/08 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre
09/10 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
09/12 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
09/14 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
09/16 - Cuyahoga Falls OH @ Blossom Music Center
09/19 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Center
09/21 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/23 - Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
09/26 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
09/28 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
10/02 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
10/04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
10/06 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/09 - Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
10/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/13 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
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