Ozzy Osbourne postpones U.K., European tour due to illness

Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to postpone the entire U.K. and European leg of his “No More Tours 2” tour on doctors’ orders.

This follows the Jan. 28 announcement that Osbourne was postponing the first four dates of the tour because of the flu. After seeing his physician again, Osbourne has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection, which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.

Osbourne released the following statement:

“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit. First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”

The postponed shows are as follows:

UK & EUROPE (with Judas Priest)

Wed, January 30
Ireland, Dublin
3Arena
Fri, February1
UK, Nottingham
Motorpoint Arena
Sun, February 3
UK, Manchester
Manchester Arena
Tue, February 5
UK, Newcastle
Metro Radio Arena
Thu, February 7
UK, Glasgow
The SSE Hydro
Sat, February 9
UK, Birmingham
Genting Arena
Mon, February 11
UK, London
The O2, Arena
Wed, February 13
Germany, Munich
Olympiahalle
Fri, February 15
Germany, Frankfurt
Festhalle
Sun, February 17
Germany, Hamburg
Barclaycard Arena
Tue, February 19
Germany, Berlin
Mercedes-Benz Arena
Fri, February 22
Sweden, Stockholm
Ericcson Globe
Sun, February 24
Finland, Helsinki
Hartwall Arena
Wed, February 2
Switzerland, Zurich
Hallenstadion
Fri, March 1
Italy, Bologna
Unipol Arena
Sun, March 3
Spain, Barcelona
Palau Sant Jordi

Concert-goers should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates (details of which will be announced in the coming months). Refunds are also available at point of purchase.

Osbourne’s “No More Tours 2” tour will resume Sunday, March 9, in Australia. Shows will follow in New Zealand and Japan before a two-month North American leg.

Australia, New Zealand & Japan

Sun, March 9
Sydney, Australia Download Festival
Mon, March 11 Melbourne, Australia Download Festival
Wed, March 13 Christchurch, NZ Horncastle Arena
Sat, March 16 Auckland, NZ Spark Arena
Thu, Mar 21 Tokyo, Japan Download Festival–Makuhari Messe
North America (with Megadeth)
Sat, May 25 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
Wed, May 29 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
Fri, May 31 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
Sun, June 2 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tue, June 4 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Thurs, June 6 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat, June 8 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Tue, June 11 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Thu, June 13 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
Sat, June 15 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Tue, June 18 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thu, June 20 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre
Sat, June 22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Wed, June 26 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Fri, June 28 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sun, June 30 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Thu, July 4 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Sat, July 6 St. Paul MN Xcel Energy Center
Tue, July 9 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Thu, July 11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Sat, July 13 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Tue, July 16 Portland, OR Moda Center
Thu, July 18 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Sat, July 20 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Tue, July 23 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu, July 25 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sat, July 27 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mon, July 29 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

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