Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled his 2020 North American ‘No More Tours 2’ dates, to allow him to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year.
A statement says this decision was made to accommodate fans who have been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and have been asked to change plans multiple times.
Refunds are available at the original point of purchase with ticketholders who purchased ‘No More Tours 2’ tickets having first access to tickets when the next tour is announced.
Earlier this month, Ozzy revealed that he was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease back in 2003.
Following promotional obligations for his new ‘Ordinary Man’ album, which is out this Friday, February 21st, Ozzy will head to Europe for additional treatments.
“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,” Ozzy said. “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six [to] eight weeks.
“I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now, and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”
Ozzy was aiming to resume his solo farewell tour with the North America dates scheduled for late May through to the end of July before twice postponed dates in UK and Europe begin on 23rd October with Judas Priest in support.
As well as the tour being the end of the road for Ozzy, it will also mark forty years since the release of his debut solo album, ‘Blizzard Of Ozz’, and a half century since probably the most defining debut album of all-time, the aforementioned ‘Black Sabbath’.