Ozzy Osbourne has announced details of the UK leg of his ‘No More Tours 2’ run of shows.
The former Black Sabbath frontman and hard rock veteran will be calling at Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham and London in February next year – where he’ll be joined by special guests Judas Priest.
While Osbourne will be playing ‘select live dates’ in the future, this will be his last ever full global tour, and one that will see him celebrate the full scope of his career.
“I’ve been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers,” said Osbourne. “I’m looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades.”
1 – Nottingham, U.K. Motorpoint Arena
3 – Manchester, U.K. Manchester Arena
5 – Newcastle, U.K. Metro Radio Arena
7 – Glasgow, U.K. The SSE Hydro
9 – Birmingham, U.K. Genting Arena
11 – London, U.K. The O2, Arena
The run of world tour dates will start next year and continue into 2020, before Ozzy steps back from extensive runs of shows. “People keep asking me when I’m retiring,” Osbourne said in a statement. “This will be my final world tour, but I can’t say I won’t do some shows here and there.”
“People around my age go, ‘I’m 65 now. I’m retired.’ Then they fucking die,” he continued “My father got a bit of cash from the job he had, did the garden and died. And I’m going, ‘That’s a bit of an anticlimax after working so many years in a factory.’ I ain’t retiring. People still want to see me, so what’s there to retire from?”