"I'm completely devastated": Ozzy Osbourne postpones UK and European tour due to illness

Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to postpone the entire UK and European leg of his No More Tours 2 tour on doctors' orders. 

Earlier in the week, Osbourne announced he would be postponing the first four dates of the tour because of the flu.

An official press release confirming the news stated that: “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.”

Speaking about the postponed dates, Ozzy Osbourne said: "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 apologise 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


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


Fri, February 15

Germany, Frankfurt


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


Fri, March 1

Italy, Bologna

Unipol Arena

Sun, March 3

Spain, Barcelona

Palau Sant Jordi


The press release states that concert-goers should hold on to their tickets, as they will still be honoured for the rescheduled dates (details of which will be announced in the coming months). Refunds are also available at point of purchase.

Osbourne’s tour is set to resume on Sunday, March 9 in Australia. Shows will follow in New Zealand and Japan before a two-month North American leg. You can see the dates below: 

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)


DATE                    CITY                              VENUE

Sat, May 25

Pryor, OK


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


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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