Ozzy Osbourne Postpones ‘No More Tours 2’ UK & European Leg, Citing Illness
Ozzy Osbourne was forced to call off his upcoming “No More Tours 2” dates in the UK and mainland Europe, citing illness. The dates are to be rescheduled later this year.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winner acted on doctors’ orders. This follows a Jan. 28 announcement that Osbourne was postponing the first four dates of the tour because of the flu.
“After seeing his physician again, Osbourne has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions,” a statement on the singer’s website reads.
Osbourne himself wrote: “I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit.”
He was referring to hand surgery in October, which forced him to postpone three California concerts.
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Live Nation) – Ozzy Osbourne No More Tours 2
With his wife and family, Ozzy Osbourne announces the ‘No More Tours 2’ final world tour at a press conference in Los Angeles, Feb. 6, 2018
“I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down.
“However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”
Concert-goers should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates, details of which will be announced in the coming months. Refunds are also available at point of purchase.
Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tours 2” tour resumes on Sunday, March 9 in Australia. Shows will follow in New Zealand and Japan before a two-month North American leg.
The first part of “No More Tours 2” kicked off last year in April. The first North American leg between August and October, until the hand surgery, consisted of 17 dates, which grossed $950,324 and sold $15,494 on average, according to Pollstar‘s box office reports.
The postponed shows are as follows:
UK & Europe (with Judas Priest)
Jan. 30, 3 Arena Dublin, Ireland
Feb. 01, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, England
Feb. 03, Manchester Arena, England
Feb. 05, Utilita Arena Newcastle, England
Feb. 07, The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland
Feb. 09, Genting Arena Birmingham, England
Feb. 11, The O2 London, England
Feb. 13, Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Feb. 15, Festhalle Frankfurt, Germany
Feb. 17, Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Germany
Feb. 19, Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin, Germany
Feb. 22, Ericcson Globe Stockholm, Sweden
Feb. 24, Hartwall Arena Helsinki, Finland
Feb. 27, Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland
March 1, Unipol Arena Bologna, Italy
March 3, Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona, Spain