Ozzy Osbourne’s infamous “Crazy Train” looks to be making its final scheduled stops in 2018, as the classic rock singer has announced the final touring shows of his Hall of Fame solo career. The veteran performer announced the North American part of his No More Tours 2 farewell tour on Tuesday, which is scheduled to start in late April with his appearances at Welcome to Rockville and FortRock Festivals. The North American leg will pick up again near the end of summer, starting with a show at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. on Aug. 30 and running until Oct. 13 with a final show at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The tour’s name is a play on his previous “farewell tour” that initially took place back in the early 1990s. It doesn’t appear that Ozzy is pulling any punches (or biting any bat heads) this time around, as he’s just one of the many notable artists from an aging generation who appear to be cashing in on retiring from a long life on the road. For the upcoming tour, Osbourne has recruited his equally famous longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde, bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, Black Sabbath drummer Tommy Clufetos and Adam Wakeman on keys.
The previously announced global run of concerts for Ozzy’s tour will start this May in Central America and will take the band around South America, Europe and the U.K. before coming to an end in early July.
This will be the second farewell tour which Osbourne has been a part of in recent years, with the singer joining his Black Sabbath bandmates on their own goodbye run, which ended just over a year ago on Feb. 4, 2017. Fans should expect to hear plenty of Sabbath favorites in addition to songs from his solo catalogue make it onto the nightly setlists throughout the tour.
"I've been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers," the 69-year-old added in a statement. “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.”
Tickets for select concerts on the upcoming North American run will be going on sale to the general public starting next Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. local time, and can be found by clicking here.
No More Tours 2 North American Dates:
April 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome to Rockville
April 29 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - FortRock (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 30 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center
Sept. 1 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
Sept. 4 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Sept. 6 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
Sept. 8 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Sept. 10 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 12 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Sept. 14 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 16 - Cuyahoga Falls OH - Blossom Music Center
Sept. 19 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Center
Sept. 21 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 23 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sept. 26 - Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion
Sept. 28 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept. 30 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Oct. 2 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Oct. 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Oct. 6 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct. 9 - Chula Vista, CA - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Oct. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 13 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena (Click here for tickets)