Ozzy Adds 2019 ‘No More Tours’ Dates With Megadeth

Mark Weiss
– Ozzy and Zakk Wylde

After postponing several shows this year because of an infection, Ozzy Osbourne has announced make-up dates for those shows, which will close out a full North American leg in 2019. Megadeth will open those shows.
Backing Ozzy on the new dates will be Zakk Wylde on guitar, Blasko on bass, Tommy Clufetos on drums and Adam Wakeman on keys.

The second North American leg kicks off May 29 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and continues to July 29 at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. That closer is the last of the four makeups in markets including San Diego; Phoenix; and Mountain View, Calif.

The “No More Tours 2” tour is to be Ozzy’s final worldwide tour as a solo artist, though it is expected to continue into 2020.  Reports from the first North American leg are just starting to come in, with an Aug. 30 show at PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., reporting a gross of $761,332 on 8,336 tickets. The opener for that show was Stone Sour

A Citi Cardmember presale for the new leg begins Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. and the general onsale starts Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. All times local. 

Ozzy is also scheduled to take on Europe, Australia and Japan in the beginning of 2019. The Euro leg starts Jan. 30 in Dublin, moves to Australia March 9, and Japan March 21. 

A few weeks back Ozzy announced that he would be staging his first-ever New Year’s edition of Ozzfest at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The host venue for that event was part of a recently concluded legal battle between Ozzy and AEG, with Osbourne essentially decrying block-booking practices linking artists to both The O2 – London, and the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The suit was dropped after AEG Presents CEO Jay Marciano offered public comment stating the company will no longer block book those venues. 

The newly announced North American routing is pasted below:

May 29 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
May 31 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
June 2 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 4 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
June 6 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
June 8 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
June 11 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
June 15 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 18 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
June 20 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
June 22 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
June 26 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 28 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
June 30 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
July 4 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
July 6 – St. Paul MN – Xcel Energy Center
July 9 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
July 11 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
July 13 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
July 16 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
July 18 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
July 20 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 23 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 27 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl