So far, 2018 has been ‘The Year of Everyone in Rock Retiring from the Road’ . . . and today, we have another name to add to the list.
OZZY OSBOURNE announced the North American leg of his ‘farewell tour.’ It’s scheduled to launch on April 27th in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and it’ll feature Stone Sour as the opening act. It’s called the “No More Tours 2” tour.
Ironically, it’s named after his original “No More Tours” tour, which was a farewell tour he announced in 1992, when he was incorrectly diagnosed with M.S.
Of course, that didn’t stick, and a year later he basically rescinded the farewell.
Ozzy isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Like Elton John’s tour, he plans to stretch it into at least 2020.
And even after that, he isn’t retiring.
He says, quote, “I’m 70-something. I’ve missed my family over the years. I’ve always been out on the road the whole time with a few breaks here and there. It’s just time. I’m not retiring from the music business . . . I’m just not doing world tours anymore. I’ll be doing gigs.”
For the record, Ozzy just turned 69.