Ozzy Osbourne has announced the new dates for the four shows on his North American "No More Tours 2" that he was recently forced to cancel. The 69-year-old rocker was hospitalized earlier in the month for a peculiar hand injury that left both his thumb and middle finger severely swollen.
The four scrapped shows were originally scheduled as follows: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California (October 6), Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista (October 9), the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (October 11) and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (October 13). The three California shows had previously been rescheduled following his initial prognosis from doctors. All four shows have now been rescheduled for July 2019.
The new dates are:
July 20 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 23 - Chula Vista, CA - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 27 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Ticketholders for the four shows should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds are also available at point of purchase.
"No More Tours 2" is a reference to Ozzy's 1992 "No More Tours" trek, which marked the first time the singer announced the end of his days as a touring artist. The tour name was a pun based on the title of his then-most recent solo album, "No More Tears". Ozzy returned to action three years later and has been on the road ever since.
Last year, Ozzy reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde, who played on studio albums such as "No Rest For The Wicked", "No More Tears" and "Ozzmosis" and who has toured on and off with Ozzy for nearly thirty years.