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Ozzy Osbourne to follow Black Sabbath farewell tour with a farewell tour of his own

 Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Black Sabbath’s 81-night final tour, which featured founding members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler, wrapped up in February, capping off the iconic metal band’s nearly 50-year history. Now, Ozzy is going on a farewell tour of his own. According to an announcement on the rock god’s website, this is set to be his final world tour, but the 68-year-old Osbourne can’t say he “won’t do some shows here and there.” It’ll kick off in May 2018 with a show in Mexico and a string of dates in South America, before heading to Europe through the summer. And although the dates have yet to be announced, Osbourne will then headline a solo tour of North America, and he’s expected to continue playing across the globe until 2020. He’ll be joined by guitarist Zakk Wylde, bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson, drummer Tommy Clufetos, and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.


Here are the currently announced dates:

5/8—Santiago, Chile—TBA
5/11—Buenos Aires, Argentina—TBA
5/13—São Paulo, Brazil—TBA
5/16—Curitiba, Brazil—TBA
5/18—Belo Horizonte, Brazil—TBA
5/20—Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—TBA
6/1—Moscow, Russia—Olympiisky
6/3—St. Petersburg, Russia—Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
6/8—Solvesborg, Sweden—Sweden Rock Festival
6/10—Donington, UK—Download Festival
6/13—Prague, Czech Republic—Airport Letnany
6/15—Paris, France—Download Festival
6/20—Halden, Norway—Tons of Rock Festival
6/22—Copenhagen, Denmark—Copenhell Festival
6/24—Dessel, Belgium—Graspop Metal Meeting
6/26—Krakow, Poland—Impact Festival
6/28—Oberhausen, Germany—König-Pilsnet Arena
6/30—Madrid, Spain—Download Festival
7/2—Lisbon, Portugal—Meo Arena