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29th April 2017

ozzy osbourne

Rock fans rejoice!

For the first time in more than a decade, Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde are together again.

Known as one of rock's most lethal singer and guitarist pairings, the two will hit the road for a series of headlining shows in the US this summer and fall, beginning July 14th.

While they've performed together over the years, these shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006 and these dates also mark Ozzy's first solo tour in the US in years beyond one Ozzy & Friends performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans in October 2015.

Ozzy and Zakk first teamed up thirty years ago when Zakk - who Ozzy describes as "a fucking absolutely amazing guitar player" - joined Ozzy's band in 1987. They last recorded in 2007 on Osbourne's acclaimed 'Black Rain' album.

In addition to reuniting with Zakk, Ozzy's band will include longtime collaborators Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards). Ozzy's tour dates kick off in July at the Rock USA Festival in Oshkosh, WI with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

"I'm so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam," says Ozzy. "This is what I do. This is where I belong, on the road."

"I'm really looking forward to the hardcore powahlifting training sessions with Ozzy as well as playing music in between sets of heavy squats, benching and deadlifts," Zakk Wylde adds.

Ozzy Osbourne is prepping for a new solo album for 2018 on Epic and the current tour dates are:

Friday July 14th: Oshkosh, WI Ozzy at Rock USA
Sunday July 16th: Chicago, IL Chicago Open Air Festival
Wednesday August 9th: Sturgis, SD The Legendary Buffalo Chip
Monday August 21st: Cartersville, IL Moonstock 2017 Festival

Photo credit: Mark Weiss Photography


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