OZZY OSBOURNE — who will kick off his fall North American arena tour November 12 in Victoria, B.C — has now announced a second leg of U.S. dates which will get underway January 16, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska. The six-week 2011 trek, part of the multi-platinum Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee's in-progress 18-month world tour, will include a pair of intimate shows: January 26 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix and February 1 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Ozzy's longtime friend and musical collaborator Slash will open all the concerts on the second leg. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour go on sale beginning Friday, October 15. Osbourne recently completed a run of overseas festival appearances and headlining overseas performances including his first-ever concert in Israel: a September 28 Ozzfest show at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv.
Later this week, Ozzy will perform shows in Japan (October 16 in Kobe and October 17 in Tokyo) before returning to the U.S. to headline the Voodoo Experience festival Halloween weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana; he will rock the three-day event at City Park City Saturday, October 30. Ozzy will then launch his first leg of solo dates which includes a December 1 show at Madison Square Garden in New York and wraps December 12 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. HALFORD, featuring legendary JUDAS PRIEST front man Rob Halford, will perform on the 2010 dates.
OZZY OSBOURNE / SLASH tour dates:
Jan. 16 - Qwest Center - Omaha, NE
Jan. 18 - Toyota Center - Houston, TX
Jan. 20 - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
Jan. 22 - Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO
Jan. 24 - AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX
Jan. 26 - Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
Jan. 28 - Mandalay Bay Resort - Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 01 - Gibson Amphitheatre - Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 03 - HP Pavilion - San Jose, CA
Feb. 05 - Tacoma Dome - Tacoma, WA
Feb. 08 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
Feb. 10 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
Feb. 12 - The Palace of Auburn Hills - Detroit, MI
Feb. 14 - i wireless Center - Moline, IL
Feb. 16 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN
Feb. 18 - St Pete Times Forum - Tampa, FL
Feb. 20 - BankAtlantic Center - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb. 22 - Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena - Jacksonville, FL
Ozzy's fall dates coincide with the October 5 release of an expanded two-CD version of the "Scream" album. This "Tour Edition" package features seven bonus songs: a mix of previously unreleased tracks and live recordings. Epic also issued a four-sided vinyl edition that includes five bonus tracks: the three aforementioned songs from the "Scream" sessions and the live version of "Let Me Hear You Scream", along with the single version of "Life Won't Wait".