Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will join forces for a North American fall tour, beginning Oct. 18 at the Key Arena in Seattle and wrapping Jan. 24, 2008, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 40-date trek finds Osbourne visiting U.S. arenas for the first time in six years, and playing Canadian arenas for the first time in four years.
Fresh off of this summer's Ozzfest tour, Osbourne will be on the road in support of his first studio album in six years, "Black Rain," which dropped in May and has sold 372,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In June, "Freefest," the free version of Live Nation-produced Ozzfest, went clean on its free tickets for all 24 dates in four days. More than 428,000 tickets in all were given away.
Along with visiting a handful of markets that Osbourne has never performed in, the AEG Live-promoted jaunt is scheduled to play such cities as Salt Lake City, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and a Halloween show in Minneapolis. A Dec. 22 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden will be Osbourne's first show at the venue in 23 years.
Ticket sales go on sale Sept. 14. Pricing information has not yet been released.
Meanwhile, Zombie will tour in support of his first concert set, "Zombie -- Live," due Oct. 23 via Geffen/UMe. The album was recorded last year during the tour in support of "Educated Horses," which debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200.
Backed by guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Tommy Clufetos, Zombie here offers up tracks such as the White Zombie staples "More Human Than Human," "Thunder Kiss '65," "Black Sunshine" and "Super Charger Heaven." Among his solo tracks making the cut are "Dragula," "American Witch," "Living Dead Girl" and "The Devil's Rejects."
A DVD companion to the live album is slated to arrive next spring.
Zombie has also had his hands full with the re-make of classic horror film "Halloween," which is currently in theaters. Along with directing the film, Zombie curated its soundtrack (out now on Hip-O Records).
Additional reporting by Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Here are upcoming Ozzy Osbourne/Rob Zombie tour dates:
Oct. 18: Key Arena (Seattle)
Oct. 20: Vancouver (GM Place)
Oct. 22: Edmonton (Rexall Place)
Oct. 24: Saskatoon (Credit Union Centre)
Oct. 27: Winnipeg (MTS Centre)
Oct. 29: Fargo, N.D. (Fargodome)
Oct. 31: Minneapolis (Target Center)
Nov. 2: Des Moines, Iowa (Veterans Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 4: Sioux City, Iowa (Gateway Arena)
Nov. 6: Rapid City, S.D. (Rushmore Plaza Civic Center)
Nov. 9: Billings, Mont. (MetraPark Arena)
Nov. 11: Salt Lake City (The E-Center)
Nov. 14: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
Nov. 16: Stockton, Calif. (Stockton Arena)
Nov. 18: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
Nov. 20: San Diego (San Diego Sports Arena)
Nov. 24 Las Vegas (the Joint)
Nov. 26: Bakersfield, Calif. (Rabobank Arena)
Nov. 28 Glendale, Ariz. (Jobing.com Arena)
Nov. 30: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Dec. 4: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Dec. 6: Oklahoma City (Ford Center)
Dec. 8: Wichita, Kan. (Kansas Coliseum)
Dec. 11: Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)
Dec. 13: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
Dec. 16: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
Dec. 18: Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)
Dec. 20: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
Dec. 22: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Jan. 3: Portland, Maine (Cumberland County Civic Center)
Jan. 5: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Jan. 8: Worcester, Mass. (DCU Center)
Jan. 10: Philadelphia (Wachovia Spectrum)
Jan. 14: Quebec City (Colisée Pepsi Arena)
Jan. 16: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Jan. 19: London, Ontario (John Labatt Centre)
Jan. 21: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Jan. 24: Cleveland (Quicken Loans Arena)