Today, Ozzy Osbourne announced that he’ll launch his farewell world tour next year, and will shuffle around the world over the course of two years. He added a caveat, saying that while the end of the trek will mark his exit as a touring artist, he is scheming to continue performing live at “select shows” afterwards.
“People keep asking me when I’m retiring”, said The Dark One in a media release. “This will be my final world tour, but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there.” This news has been gestating for nine months: Black Sabbath said “see ya later” to fans with The End Tour, which wrapped up in February in Birmingham England.
Osbourne’s farewell-ish tour starts in May with shows in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. After a couple of June gigs in Russia, he’ll invade Europe for a month and hit music festivals across the continent. As for North America, details on that are coming next year. The Ozzy Osbourne band for this effort consists of guitarist Zakk Wylde, bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and Adam Wakeman on keys.