“I’m so fucking bummed about cancelling these shows,” the singer said in a statement. “The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We’re hoping everyone will be patient and we’ll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year.”
The three California shows had already been postponed, following an initial prognosis. At that time, Osbourne was set to spend "a couple of days" at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. Doctors are now telling the Black Sabbath singer that his right hand will require additional surgery as he fights multiple infections.
Tickets for the four shows will be honored for the rescheduled dates, so the concert’s promoters are encouraging fans to hold onto them. That said, they can get refunds at the original point of purchase. The affected shows include his gigs in Mountain View, CA, Chula Vista, CA, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
The No More Tours 2 Tour is scheduled to pick up again on January 30th with a gig in Dublin. It will ten go through the U.K. and into Europe through the spring, followed by dates in Australia and New Zealand. No further dates have been announced yet.
When Osbourne announced the run as his “final tour” earlier this year, he was adamant that he was not retiring. “It’s ‘No More Tours,’ so I’m just not doing world tours anymore,” he explained in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I’m still going to be doing gigs, but I’m not going on tour for six months at a time anymore.”
Concerts at Mountain View (originally set for Oct. 6), Chula Vista (Oct. 9) and Los Angeles, Calif. (Oct. 11), as well as a stop in Las Vegas (Oct. 13), will be rescheduled in 2019. "We're hoping everyone will be patient," Osbourne added, "and we'll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year."
Ozzy Osbourne has now canceled the remaining four shows on his North American “No More Tours 2”. Following additional evaluation from his doctors, Osbourne will likely require another surgery in the coming days to treat multiple infections in his right hand.
The four canceled shows were originally scheduled as follows: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California (October 6), Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista (October 9), the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (October 11) and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (October 13). The three California shows had previously been rescheduled following his initial prognosis from doctors. All four shows will be rescheduled for 2019.
“Im so fucking bummed about cancelling these shows,” Osbourne says. “The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. Were hoping everyone will be patient and well look forward to seeing them at the shows next year.”
Ticketholders for the four shows should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds are also available at point of purchase.
“No More Tours 2” is a reference to Ozzys 1992 “No More Tours” trek, which marked the first time the singer announced the end of his days as a touring artist. The tour name was a pun based on the title of his then-most recent solo album, “No More Tears”. Ozzy returned to action three years later and has been on the road ever since.
Last year, Ozzy reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde, who played on studio albums such as “No Rest For The Wicked”, “No More Tears” and “Ozzmosis” and who has toured on and off with Ozzy for nearly thirty years.
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