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In the past few days there have been a few announcements regarding the Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne, one that he will be headlining Download Festival 2018 and that a farewell tour is on it’s way.

Having recently done the final shows bringing an end to metal pioneers Black Sabbath it seems recent announcements by Ozzy might be about to bring Ozzy’s touring as a solo artist to an end. With these announcements however it’s not all doom and gloom as Ozzy has been confirmed by the Download Festival organisers as one of the headliners for next years festival. It seems that Ozzy will be headlining the Sunday night of the popular UK Metal festival, which in recent years has been seen as more of a classic rock day for the festival. On top of this announcement as of 2018 Ozzy has said that he will be embarking on a two year farewell tour, with the Download date being part of it. It’s sometime forgotten that Ozzy has been touring in one form or another with Black Sabbath then as a solo artist since the early 1970’s, so to me it’s no surprise given also his age that things had to slow down a little at some point. Having said this I’m not expecting Ozzy to retire anytime soon, so we still have a chance to revel in his music and live performances.

I’ve personally seen Ozzy with Black Sabbath on a few occasions but I’ve never been to see him live as a solo artist. This said I’ve been a fan of Ozzy’s solo material for many years so to see him live before he does eventually retire seems to be a must, or as some may call it a bucket list moment. Would I go see him at Download Festival 2018? Maybe just for the Sunday night he is due to play or unless the lineup for next years festival is to hard to refuse going to. The likelihood for me is I will await to see what dates he announces for touring the UK and maybe catch him in my hometown. I’ve enclosed below a list of dates that have been announced so far for his Farewell tour so check them out and if your an Ozzy fan can you afford to miss it.

Current dates for Ozzy Farewell tour dates

May 05: Mexico, TBA
May 08: Santiago Chile, TBA
May 11: Buenos Aires, Argentina, TBA
May 13: Sao Paulo, Brazil, TBA
May 16: Curitiba, Brazil, TBA
May 18: Belo Horizonte, Brazil, TBA
May 20: Rio De janeiro, TBA
Jun 01: Moscow Olympiisky, Russia
Jun 03: St Petersburg Ice Palace, Russia
Jun 06: Finland TBA
Jun 08:Solvesborg Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
Jun 10: Donington Download Festival, UK
Jun 13: Prague Airport Letnany, Czech Republic
Jun 15: Paris Download Festival, France
Jun 17: Italy TBA
Jun 20: Halden Tons Of Rock Festival, Norway
Jun 22: Copenhagen Copenhell Festival, Denmark
Jun 24: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, belgium
Jun 26: Krakow Impact Festival, Poland
Jun 28: Oberhausen Konig-Pilsnet Arena, Germany
Jun 30: Madrid Download Festival, Spain
Jul 07: Lisbon Meo Arena, Portugal