‘Bored Stiff’ but ‘Not Dying’ Ozzy Osbourne Begrudgingly Announces Postponement of European Tour Dates


You have to hand it to Ozzy Osbourne, who, in the face of a number of obnoxious debilitating injuries and medical scares over the past year or so, retains his fiercely original perspective when dealing with it all.

On Wednesday, the Prince of Darkness posted a video on his social media pages announcing that, yet again, he’s had to postpone some tour dates while he continues recovering.

In typically Ozzy fashion, he does so with a number of expletives, making note that, “I’m not dying, I am recovering, but it’s just taking a little bit longer than everyone expected.”

“I can’t wait to get off my ass and get going again,” and Ozzy, neither can we.

The iconic vocalist was originally supposed to be out touring on his No More Tours 2 farewell tour, but it’s taken a lot longer due to the postponements caused by his health concerns. This was the update as of late April:

A bout of pneumonia and an injury suffered at home while recovering from the illness prompted a series of postponed concerts, but on Monday the iconic rocker announced a bunch of rescheduled shows that will make up the previously shelved European and UK gigs.

And this was the European slate of tour dates, featuring rescheduled shows which are now postponed once more:

Fri 1/31 Nottingham, UK Motorpoint Arena
Sun 2/2 Dublin, IE Arena
Wed 2/5 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
Fri 2/7 Newcastle, UK Utilita Arena
Mon 2/10 London, UK 02 Arena
Wed 2/12 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro
Fri 2/14 Birmingham, UK Resorts World Arena
*Mon 2/17 Dortmund, DE Westfalenhalle
Thu 2/20 Helsinki, FI Hartwell Arena
Sat 2/22 Stockholm, SE Friends Arena
Mon 2/24 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena
*Wed 2/26 Vienna, AT Stadhalle
*Sat 2/29 Prague, CZ 02 Arena
Tue 3/3 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena
Thu 3/5 Munich, DE Olympianhalle
**Sat 3/7 Mannheim, DE SAP Arena
Tue 3/10 Bologna, ITL Unpol Arena
***Fri 3/13 Madrid, ES Wiznik Arena
Mon 3/16 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion

Despite this setback, Ozzy Osbourne does intend on fulfilling his North American tour obligations coming up in 2020, per doctor’s approval, of course:

Wed 5/27 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
Fri 5/29 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
Sun 5/31 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
Tue 6/2 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Thu 6/4 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat 6/6 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
Thu 6/11 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
Sat 6/13 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Tue 6/16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thu 6/18 Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre
Sat 6/20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Mon 6/22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
Wed 6/24 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Fri 6/26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sun 6/28 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Wed 7/1 Milwaukee, WI Amer. Family Ins. Amp–Summerfest
Fri 7/3 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Tue 7/7 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Thu 7/9 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Sat 7/11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Wed 7/15 Portland, OR Moda Center
Fri 7/17 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Thu 7/23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sat 7/25 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wed 7/29 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri 7/31 Las Vegas, CA MGM Grand Garden Arena
TBA July Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

Ozzy also has a new studio album on the way, as rumored recently and confirmed in this video update. In a recent report, it was revealed that Osbourne’s inspiration for a new album came after a chance collaboration with rapper Post Malone … which definitely sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?

Get well soon so you can get back to rocking, Ozzy!


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