Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde have re-united.
More than a decade after the duo went its separate ways, it has reunited for a short string of new live dates. The musicians are partnering for a short string of live headlining dates this summer and fall beginning July 14.
The performances mark the first time since 2006 that Wylde and Osbourne have performed live together. The last time the men worked together in the studio was on Osbourne’s 2006 record Black Rain.
The new live dates also mark the first time Osbourne has embarked on a solo U.S. tour since his Ozzy & Friends performance at the 2015 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA.
Also joining Ozzy and Wylde for the upcoming live dates will be longtime collaborators Blasko (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards). Wylde and Osbourne seemed to both be anticipating the upcoming live dates as they talked about hitting the road in recent interviews.
“I’m so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam,” Osbourne said. “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,” Wylde said.
The current listing for the group’s new headlining dates is noted below.
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri, July 14 Oshkosh, WI Rock USA Festival
Sun, July 16 Chicago, IL Chicago Open Air Festival
Wed, August 9 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip
Mon, August 21 Cartersville, IL Moonstock Festival
Osbourne was said to be working a new solo record at last report. That album reportedly is scheduled for release sometime in 2018 via Epic Records.
More information on the upcoming dates is available online now along with all of Osbourne’s latest news and more at:
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