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Summerfest Welcomes Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tours 2” on July 4 with special guest Megadeth

Tickets on Sale Friday, November 9th

By - Nov 5th, 2018 07:01 am
Summerfest Welcomes Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tours 2” on July 4 with special guest Megadeth

Summerfest Welcomes Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tours 2” on July 4 with special guest Megadeth

MILWAUKEE, WI (November 5, 2018) – Summerfest presented by American Family is excited to announce that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE has added additional North American tour dates for 2019, including during Summerfest 2019 on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater.  For these shows, OSBOURNE will be backed by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards), with Megadeth supporting for the entire North American run.  This will be the first time both artists have performed at Summerfest.

Tickets go on sale on to the general public on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. CST at Summerfest.com and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets include admission to Summerfest. Fans who would like access to all American Family Insurance Ampitheater online-only presales can sign up for the Summerfest Insiders email newsletter at Summerfest.com. Summerfest Insiders will have access to purchase online-only presale tickets for Ozzy Osbourne beginning Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. until Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00 p.m., while supplies last.

The “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour launched in May 2018 in Santiago, Chile for solo shows in three countries followed by a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances.  A North American tour followed kicking off August 30 in Allentown, PA, with the final four shows of that leg of the tour postponed for OZZY to recover from an infection.  Those four shows–Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas–will now conclude the 2019 dates. Tickets for these rescheduled dates are on sale now at LiveNation.com. The trek will also include a newly announced June 11 stop at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Prior to his 2019 dates, OZZY will headline a special New Year’s Eve OZZFEST spectacular at the Forum in Los Angeles.

On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, OSBOURNE will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which formed in 1968).  This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows in the future.  Throughout his career, OZZY has sold more than 100 million records.

This will mark the first time Megadeth will join OSBOURNE for a full tour, although they have performed together previously at OZZFEST and other festivals around the world.  Megadeth burst onto the scene thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time) sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Metal Performance” for the title track of their fifteenth studio album Dystopia, 11 additional GRAMMY® nominations, a SILVER CLIO for their Dystopia campaign and scored five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

Here is some critical feedback from the 2018 North AmericanNO MORE TOURS 2” shows:

“As Ozzy Osbourne, the main attraction, he becomes the consummate showman…Both Osbourne and his band were in top form throughout the evening. Ozzy’s voice was strong and on pitch, even during some of the songs’ impossibly high parts, and Wylde & Co. seemed to play a bazillion notes each on their instruments.”

–Kory Grow, ROLLING STONE (8/31/18)

“From the get-go, it was evident there was something special about this tour. The stage backdrop is absolutely magnificent, highlighted by a giant cross made up of video screens…As great as Ozzy sounded, his backing band deserves as much praise. This is what a metal band should look like.”

–Spencer Kaufman, CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND (9/10/18)

“The return of Zakk Wylde to Ozzy’s band made the biggest impact on the show. His energy, enthusiasm and love for the material and Ozzy raises everyone’s game, and their game was already great…But the highlights of the show were, of course, when Ozzy was on stage. Powerful version of ‘Bark at the Moon,’ ‘No More Tears,’ ‘Mr. Crowley,’ ‘Suicide Solution,’ ‘I Don’t Know,’ ‘Crazy Train’ and Sabbath’s ‘Fairies Wear Boots’ thrilled fans.”

–Brian Ives, LOUDWIRE.COM (9/9/18)

North America

DATE                            CITY                                         VENUE

Wed, May 29                  Atlanta, GA                               State Farm Arena

Fri, May 31                    Sunrise, FL                                BB&T Center

Sun, June 2                   Tampa, FL                                MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Tue, June 4                   Charlotte, NC                             PNC Music Pavilion

Thurs, June 6                Cincinnati, OH                            Riverbend Music Center

Sat, June 8                    Hershey, PA                               Hersheypark Stadium

Tue, June 11                 New York, NY                            Madison Square Garden

Thu, June 13                 Pittsburgh, PA                            KeyBank Pavilion

Sat, June 15                  Bangor, ME                                Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

Tue, June 18                 Montreal, QC                             Bell Centre

Thu, June 20                 Hamilton, ON                             FirstOntario Centre

Sat, June 22                  Uncasville, CT                            Mohegan Sun Arena

Wed, June 26                St. Louis, MO                             Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Fri, June 28                   Kansas City, MO                         Sprint Center

Sun, June 30                  Des Moines, IA                           Wells Fargo Arena

Thu, July 4                    Milwaukee, WI                           Summerfest

Sat, July 6                     St. Paul MN                                Xcel Energy Center

Tue, July 9                    Edmonton, AB                            Rogers Place

Thu, July 11                  Vancouver, BC                           Rogers Arena

Sat, July 13                   Tacoma, WA                              Tacoma Dome

Tue, July 16                  Portland, OR                              Moda Center

Thu, July 18                  Sacramento, CA                         Golden 1 Center

Sat, July 20                   Las Vegas, NV                            MGM Grand Garden Arena

Tue, July 23                  San Diego, CA                            North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Thu, July 25                  Phoenix, AZ                               Ak-Chin Pavilion

Sat, July 27                   Mountain View, CA                     Shoreline Amphitheatre

Mon, July 29                  Los Angeles, CA                         Hollywood Bowl


EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN

Wed, January 30 Ireland, Dublin 3Arena
Fri, February1 UK, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Sun, February 3 UK, Manchester Manchester Arena
Tue, February 5 UK, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Thu, February 7 UK, Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Sat, February 9 UK, Birmingham Genting Arena
Mon, February 11 UK, London The O2, Arena
Wed, February 13 Germany, Munich Olympiahalle
Fri, February 15 Germany, Frankfurt Festhalle
Sun, February 17 Germany, Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
Tue, February 19 Germany, Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
Fri, February 22 Sweden, Stockholm Ericcson Globe
Sun, February 24 Finland, Helsinki Hartwall Arena
Wed, February 27

 

Switzerland, Zurich Hallenstadion

 

Fri, March 1 Italy, Bologna Unipol Arena
Sun, March 3

 

Spain, Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi

 

Sun, March 9 Sydney, Australia Download Festival
Mon, March 11 Melbourne, Australia Download Festival
Wed, March 13 Christchurch, NZ Horncastle Arena
Sat, March 16 Auckland, NZ Spark Arena
Thu, Mar 21 Tokyo, Japan Download Festival–Makuhari Messe

Tickets for Ozzy Osbourne with special guest Megadeth can also be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office in person, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, select Walmart stores, and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line).  Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home.  Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance

Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 12 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Summerfest 2019 takes place June 26-June 30 and July 2-7, 2019, closed on July 1.  For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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