^
Keep New Times Free
4

Ozzy Osbourne Postpones All 2019 Tour Dates, Including Phoenix

Ozzy Osbourne performs in Denver on October 2, 2018.EXPAND
Ozzy Osbourne performs in Denver on October 2, 2018.
Mark Weiss / Westword

Ozzy Osbourne fans have to wait a little longer to board the crazy train for his final solo tour. The 70-year-old metal superstar announced that he is delaying all of his concert dates for 2019 to next year, including his performance at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Thursday, July 25, with Megadeth.

Megadeth confirmed the cancellation with a retweet from Osbourne's account announcing the cancellation.

According to a press release, the reality television star is recovering “from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia.” The incident occurred in his Los Angeles home and reaggravated injuries he sustained from his 2003 ATV accident. The Black Sabbath singer underwent surgery last month and will remain under the care of a doctor to recover (sadly, drinking the blood of a bat cannot cure him). 

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

“I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates," the Grammy winner said in a statement. "Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day … I will fully recover … I will finish my tour … I will be back!”

If you have a ticket to Ozzy's Phoenix show, hold on to it. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date of Thursday, July 23, 2020.

This is the second high-profile postponement of a major concert in Phoenix in the last week. Over the weekend The Rolling Stones pushed back their tour due to Mick Jagger's medical issues. On April 1 it was revealed that Jagger will receive heart valve replacement surgery. 

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.