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On his upcoming farewell world tour, Ozzy Osbourne, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy® winning singer and songwriter, will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968). This tour, expected to take Osbourne around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows.
"People keep asking me when I'm retiring," the singer says. "This will be my final world tour, but I can't say I won't do some shows here and there."
The tour will kick off in 2018 with a show in Mexico, before heading to South America for solo shows in three countries. Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that's set to launch Friday, June 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia The beloved rock icon will subsequently headline a North American concert tour produced by Live Nation, details of which will be revealed in 2018.
It was also announced today that Osbourne will be one of three headliners at Download Festival, the three-day festival in Donington Park, Leicestershire, scheduled for June 8 - 10. Tickets are available now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
Osbourne will be joined at the shows by longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Blasko (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards).
For tour dates and more information, go to http://www.ozzy.com.