Update: Ozzy Forced To Postpone ALL Remaining 2019 Shows – See More For Details
Ilya S. Savenok / Getty Images
Setback Forces Ozzy To Postpone All 2019 Shows
Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to postpone all remaining 2019 shows.
Osbourne, 70, was at home recovering from a recent bout of pneumonia that sidelined him for much of the first half of 2019 when he suffered a nasty fall, aggravating injuries from his 2003 ATV accident. A statement was issued on his behalf on his official Facebook page, detailing the stress and frustration the legend has been under as a result of his health woes.
Ozzy, who will remain under a doctor’s care for the foreseeable future, also offered up his own thoughts on his injury and the latest round of postponed shows.
“I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans. It’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day. I will fully recover … I will finish my tour … I will be back!”
Fans can expect shows to be rescheduled beginning in February 2020 and are asked to hold onto their original tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Unfortunately for some, a few of the 2019 dates were festival appearances and as a result, will not be rescheduled. Below are the new North American dates, with the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl show to be rescheduled for sometime in July 2020.
The 2020 UK and European dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
Ozzy Osbourne 2020 North American Tour
5/27 – Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena
5/29 – Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center
5/31 – Tampa, FL, MidFlorida Credit Union
6/2 – Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
6/4 – Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
6/6 – Hershey, PA, Hershey Park Stadium
6/11 – Pittsburgh, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
6/13 – Bangor, ME, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
6/16 – Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
6/18 – Hamilton, ON, First Ontario Centre
6/20 – Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
6/22 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden Arena
6/24 – St Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/26 – Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
6/28 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
7/1 – Milwaukee, WI, Amer. Family Ins. Amp – Summerfest
7/3 – St Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
7/7 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
7/9 – Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
7/11 – Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
7/15 – Portland, OR, Moda Center
7/17 – Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
7/23 – Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/25 – San Francisco, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/29 – San Diego, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/31 – Las Vegas, CA, MGM Grand Garden Arena
TBA July – Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
As we reported earlier this year, Osbourne, 70, announced the postponement of the first four dates of the tour’s long awaited UK leg, citing a bout of the flu. The news was first announced via the website of a Dublin concert promoter and read:
“Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming 3Arena date this Wednesday 30 January is postponed due to illness. Details for the rescheduled date will be announced within the next 48 hours on www.mcd.ie and www.ticketmaster.ie. All tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date.”
Not long after, support act Judas Priest issued a similar announcement, apologizing to fans who purchased tickets for the tour’s first four dates and promised that rescheduled dates would come at a later date.
“It is with great regret we have to announce that the first four UK shows on the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of the flu – therefore Dublin, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle will be rescheduled at a later date – details to follow once finalized – we are very sorry that this has happened and to disappoint so many fans – we wish Ozzy well and look forward to the Glasgow, Birmingham and London shows together – and to the rescheduled ones in the future.
JUDAS PRIEST – 28th January 2019″
From the looks of it, the flu’s got Ozzy in pretty bad shape. He shared a photo to Twitter a few days ago of himself with a burst blood vessel in his eye – the result of coughing too hard.
Ouch! Here’s hoping that Ozzy gets to feeling better soon. This isn’t the first time in recent months that Ozzy’s been sidelined by illness; late last year a staph infection forced the cancellation of several North American dates on the tour as Ozzy underwent surgery to remove the infection from his hand.
Get well soon, Ozzy!