OZZY OSBOURNE To Tour Australia In March

OZZY OSBOURNE will embark on a short tour of Australia in March. Confirmed dates are as follows:

March 15 - Melbourne, AUS @ Rod Laver Arena
March 18 - Sydney, AUS @ Acer Arena
March 20 - Brisbane, AUS @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, November 1.

As previously reported, Ozzy Osbourne's official web site is currently hosting a poll for fans to vote on what song should be the next single from his "Black Rain" CD. There are three tracks to choose from: "Black Rain" (currently with 51% of the votes), "Civilize the Universe" (12%) and "Here for You" (37%).

"Black Rain" was reissued in August by Epic in a new jewel-case package containing the full booklet with lyrics and new color cover art and photos. It also contains CD extra bonus content featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the "Black Rain" photo shoot.

"Black Rain", which originally came out on May 22, was released in "eco-friendly" packaging, with the CD sleeve made out of recycled paper. In addition, the record came out without a booklet to further save paper, with the lyrics, credits and other inside material available to buyers of the CD at SonyMusic.com.

"Black Rain" features several songs based on current events and the state of the world in general. But Osbourne told The Pulse of Radio that he hasn't turned into an "issues-oriented" artist. "Believe me, I've not suddenly woken up and I'm sane," he said. "But I'm not one of these guys that can write about boy-meets-girl and, I mean, it's got to mean something to me. I don't write all the lyrics, but I have to say, 'Well, you know, isn't that strange that that happened when this happened,' you know, and I'll get going, you know."

"Black Rain" debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart, with first-week sales of 152,000 copies.

OZZY OSBOURNE performing "I Don't Wanna Stop" on the BBC1 TV show "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" on May 25, 2007:

(Thanks: Brad)

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