Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s Not Retiring

A day after Ozzy Osbourne revealed North American dates for No More Tours 2, he insists he isn’t retirement. Speaking with Rolling Stone after the announcement he says he plans on doing small gigs, but won’t do long tours anymore:

“I’m not retiring. It’s ‘No More Tours,’ so I’m just not doing world tours anymore. I’m still going to be doing gigs, but I’m not going on tour for six months at a time anymore. I’d like to spend some time at home. I’ve experienced fantastic things; it’s been an incredible journey. I just need to slow it down a little.”

He also said he may record a new album and already has “eight or nine good song ideas” to take into the studio. After that, he plans to keep playing shows. “It’s what I do,” he said. “[I]t’s a passion for me. It’s the greatest love affair I ever had, being in a rock band and playing for the people who come to the shows.”

North American dates for No More Tours 2 kick off April 27 in Jacksonville, FL and wrap up October 13 in Las Vegas, NV. Joining Ozzy for his final outing is Stone Sour for this leg of the tour. Tickets go on sale February 17 at 10AM via LiveNation. Check out all the tour dates below.

Ozzy Osbourne North American tour dates:

Apr. 27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
Apr. 29 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Fort Rock
Aug. 30 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
Sep. 01 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Sep. 04 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Sep. 06 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Sep. 08 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sep. 12 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Sep. 14 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 16 – Cuyahoga Falls OH @ Blossom Music Center
Sep. 19 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Center
Sep. 21 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 23 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sep. 26 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
Sep. 28 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Oct. 02 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Oct. 06 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct. 09 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Oct. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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