The lead singer/lead guitarist dynamic in rock has historically been an important one, and if you’re the Prince of Darkness himself—aka Ozzy Osbourne—you had better have a damn good guitar player. Ozzy has had the pleasure of having some great guitarists over the years: Tony Iommi and the late great Randy Rhoads, to name a few. Perhaps the most fruitful and longest lasting relationship Osbourne has had with any guitarist is with shredder Zakk Wylde.
Wylde joined Ozzy in 1987 when he was just 20 years old, and for the next 20 years, Wylde has been Osbourne’s go to guy when it came to lead guitar. Wylde always injected a high-octane energy into Ozzy’s various bands. But for the past decade, besides a handful of appearances, the duo has not done a proper tour together.
Which is why the recent news that Ozzy has announced tour dates with Zakk Wylde is exciting for hard rock fans everywhere. Ozzy and Wylde will team up for select Ozzy Osbourne festival headline shows beginning July 14 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at Rock USA Festival and wrapping up on August 21 in Cartersville, Illinois at Moonstock Festival. You can find a full list of Ozzy Osbourne 2017 tour dates below, with more dates to be announced soon.
July 14 - Oshkosh, WI - Rock USA Festival
July 16 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Open Air Festival
Aug. 9 - Sturgis, SD - Buffalo Chip
Aug. 21 - Cartersville, IL - Moonstock Festival