Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Last Four Shows of North American Farewell Tour Due to Hand Surgery
The rock icon plans to reschedule the dates sometime next year.
Ozzy Osbourne has canceled the final four shows of his North American No More Tours 2 tour. The farewell tour was supposed to close out with three shows in California and one in Las Vegas, when the former Black Sabbath front man had to undergo hand surgery last Saturday.
The canceled shows were originally scheduled as follows: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. (Oct. 6), Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, Calif. (Oct. 9), the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (Oct. 11) and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (Oct. 13). The three California shows were recently rescheduled due to the surgery, but now all four shows will move to 2019.
"I'm so fu**ing bummed about cancelling these shows," Osbourne said in a release. "The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We're hoping everyone will be patient and we'll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year."
Osbourne underwent hand surgery on Oct. 6 at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and was expected to return to the stage the same week. His doctors are now saying he may require another surgery to treat multiple infections in his right hand.
Dates for the rescheduled North American stops have yet to be announced, but are expected for 2019. Meanwhile, the rock icon’s camp is instructing ticketholders to hang on to their original tickets so they may be redeemed for the future shows.
The next leg of the No More Tours 2 tour is set to kick off on Jan. 19 in Dublin, Ireland, and run through March 16 when he’ll conclude in Auckland, New Zealand.