The first four U.K. shows on the OZZY OSBOURNE/JUDAS PRIEST tour have been postponed due to Ozzy having a very bad case of flu. The concerts in Dublin (January 30), Nottingham (February 1), Manchester (February 3) and Newcastle (February 5) will be rescheduled at a later date. Details will follow once they have been finalized. The trek will now kick off on February 7 in Glasgow.
The news of the postponement comes just days after Ozzy said that he coughed so hard that he burst a blood vessel in his eye.
This is not the first time an illness has forced the singer to call off a round of dates. Last October, Osbourne contracted a staph infection that required him to have surgery on his hand and resulted in him canceling several shows.
The European leg of Ozzy's "No More Tours 2" is being billed as the 70-year-old singer's official farewell to more than five decades of touring.
"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.
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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 flu - therefore Dublin, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle will be rescheduled at a later date - details to follow once finalised - 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 #metalmaniacs #judaspriest #firepower #firepowertour2019