Update: It was announced that Osbourne would cancel all remaining dates on the UK and European leg of his ‘No More Tours 2’ run with Judas Priest. He is currently recovering from an upper respiratory infection that doctors feel could develop into pneumonia. The postponed shows will be announced in the coming months.
Ozzy Osbourne was forced to cancel the first four shows on his European ‘No More Tours 2′ trek with Judas Priest as he recovers from the flu.
In a statement on Judas Priests’ website, the band notes that the beginning of the tour has been postponed as Ozzy has a “very bad case of the flu.” The news follows Osbourne’s tweet last week that he coughed so hard that he burst a blood vessel in his eye.
The tour was supposed to kick-off on Wednesday, January 30 in Dublin, Ireland, followed by UK gigs in Nottingham, Manchester, and Newcastle. Judas Priest noted that at this time, the shows have not been rescheduled, but they will announce details when everything is finalized.
“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,” the statement read.
Now, the tour is set to begin on February 7 in Glasgow, Scotland. Osbourne will continue with shows throughout Europe before he heads out on the road again for a North American summer tour with Megadeath, while Judas Priest will begin their Australia and New Zealand trek right after the tour.
The 70-year-old Prince of Darkness faced multiple health issues last year; he had to postpone multiple shows in the U.S. after suffering from an infection that led to hand surgery. At first, he pushed the tour back a few days, but due to doctors orders, he had to reschedule the shows once again.
Check out his upcoming and cancelled tour dates below:
Ozzy Osbourne “No More Tours 2”
(European tour with Judas Priest)
01/30 – Dublin, IE @ 3arena (Postponed)
02/01 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena (Postponed)
02/03 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena (Postponed)
02/05 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena (Postponed)
02/07 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
02/09 – Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena
02/11 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
02/13 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
02/15 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle
02/17 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena
02/19 – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
02/22 – Stockholm, SE @ Tele2
02/24 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwall Arena
02/27 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
03/01 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena
03/03 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
(North American tour with Megadeath)
05/29 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
05/31 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
06/02 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/04 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
06/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
06/08 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
06/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
06/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
06/15 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
06/18 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
06/20 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
06/22 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
06/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
06/30 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
07/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/06 – St. Paul MN @ Xcel Energy Center
07/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
07/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
07/13 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
07/16 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
07/18 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
07/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
07/23 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/27 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl