Ozzy Osbourne official kicked off his “No More Tours 2” Friday night (April 27) at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida. He was joined at the gig by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards)
The setlist for the concert was as follows:
01. Bark At The Moon
02. Mr. Crowley
03. I Don’t Know
04. Suicide Solution
05. No More Tears
06. Road To Nowhere
07. War Pigs
08. Miracle Man / Crazy Babies / Desire / Perry Mason (Zakk Wylde Guitar Solo)
09. Drum Solo
10. I Don’t Want To Change The World
11. Shot In The Dark
12. Crazy Train
13. Mama, I’m Coming Home
Osbourne has one more show booked in the U.S. this month — Sunday, April 29 at the Fort Rock festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida — before heading overseas for much of May, June and July.
The main North American leg of “No More Tours 2” will launch on August 30 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania and run through October 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ozzy will be joined by STONE SOUR for this leg of the tour.
“No More Tours 2” is a reference to Ozzy‘s 1992 “No More Tours” jaunt, which was meant at the time to be his goodbye to the road.
The heavy metal legend said in a statement: “I’ve been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers. I’m looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades.”
Ozzy admitted a while back that his voice doesn’t always hold up these days. “Sometimes it blows out,” he said. “I do the best I can. Sometimes I sound terrible, and sometimes it’s good, you know. But I’m only human. I mean, I’m honest about it, you know.”
Ozzy‘s solo swan song is expected to last into 2020 and will mark his final bout of global touring, although he will still perform selected shows in the future. He and BLACK SABBATH bid farewell to their 50 years on the road more than a year ago with two final concerts in their hometown of Birmingham, England.