The time has come for The Prince of Darkness to hang it up. Recently announced, the No More Tours 2 will have Ozzy Osbourne trekking across the globe well into 2020. Covering five decades of music with Black Sabbath and as a solo performer, his Houston date will touch down in Houston for the last time on September 28.
In December, Obourne will turn 70 years old, making his run as a performer one of the most exciting in music. With over 100 million albums sold, Osbourne has been a fixture on the music scene since the late '60s. Beginning with his time in Black Sabbath, Ozzy has always been known as the consummate performer. Though dismissed from Sabbath in 1978, he reunited with the band in 2011 and even released a new album, 13 with the band in 2013.
As a solo artist, no one in metal has had the global success or sales that Osbourne has had. Starting with the enormous sales of his debut Blizzard of Ozz released in 1980, the album has sold over four million copies and has been ranked as one of the best albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Osbourne's eleventh and most recent studio release, 2010's Scream sold over half a million copies.
With his Ozzfest tour, Osbourne has brought metal music from himself and Black Sabbath, as well as Iron Maiden, Pantera, Tool and others, since 1996. The successful festival has not only gone throughout North America, but into Europe and Japan as well. As for the future of Ozzfest, plans are for it to continue without Ozzy at the helm. This is the end of touring for Osbourne, but not performing. Additional dates in Korea and the rest of the globe are rumored to be in the works, though to date the final appearance of the listed tour will be in Barcelona in March of 2019.
You can stream the entire catalog from Ozzy Osbourne on all platforms, including his latest release Memoirs of a Madman. You can purchase Obourne's music and more directly from his web store. The madness and sheer genius of Ozzy will make his final appearance in Houston on Friday, September 28 at Woodlands Pavilion. The all ages show will feature an opening performance from Stone Sour. Gates at 6:30 p.m.; tickets $35 to $250.