Ex-Black Sabbath frontman, Ozzy Osbourne, has cancelled his upcoming North American tour in order to travel to Switzerland for medical treatment.
The heavy metal icon revealed he is suffering from Parkinson’s disease just last month. Initially he planned to go ahead with releasing his new album and going on tour, however, the treatment schedule he plans to undergo conflicts with the tour dates.
The treatment will begin in April and will take up to 8 weeks, while his tour was planned to begin at the end of April.
Ozzy said he preferred to refund fans money now and rearrange the tour at a later date rather than cancel shows last minute. In a statement to the press, Ozzy said, “I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year.”
According to the Prince of Darkness’ website, the first show Ozzy will do this year will be in Newcastle on October 23rd. It will be the first show in his UK/European tour with Judas Priest.
Ozzy Osbourne European Tour Dates:
23rd October – Utilita Arena, Newcastle, UK
25th October – SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
28th October – The O2, London, UK
31st October – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham, UK
2nd November – Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
5th November – 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
8th November – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
11th November – Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
13th November – O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
16th November – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
19th November – Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
22nd November – WiZink Arena, Madrid, Spain
24th November – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
26th November – Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
28th November – SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany
30th November – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
3rd December – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany
5th December – Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
7th December – Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland