It is official! For the first time in over a decade, Ozzy Osbourne and former guitarist Zakk Wylde will reunite for a series of show together this summer. While they’ve performed together over the years, these shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006. These dates also mark Ozzy’s first solo tour in the US in years beyond one Ozzy & Friends performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA in October 2015.
In addition to reuniting with Zakk Wylde on guitar, Ozzy’s band will include longtime collaborators Blasko (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards). Ozzy’s tour dates kick off in July at the Rock USA Festival in Oshkosh, WI with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
“I’m so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam,” says Ozzy. “This is what I do. This is where I belong, on the road.”
“I’m really looking forward to The hardcore powahlifting training sessions with Ozzy as well as playing music in between sets of heavy squats, benching and deadlifts,” Zakk Wylde adds.
Next up for Ozzy is prepping for a new solo album for Epic in 2018/
Ozzy’s initial 2017 tour dates are as follows:
14 – Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA Festival
16 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air Festival
9 – Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip
21 – Cartersville, IL – Moonstock Festival
– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker