Summerfest Welcomes Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tours 2” on July 4 with special guest Megadeth
Tickets on Sale Friday, November 9th
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.
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 American “NO 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)
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
|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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