Ozzy Osbourne is getting ready to hit the road again. The Prince of Darkness has rescheduled the postponed UK and European dates on his No More Tours 2 outing after being forced to push them back following a series of illnesses and a fall at home earlier this year that re-aggravated an old injury. According to a roster of dates, the tour is now slated to kick off on Oct. 23 at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle.
The dates are currently scheduled to last through a Dec. 2 show at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki. Fellow British metal icons Judas Priest will open the dates. The six-week tour was originally scheduled for January. The outing includes a return to Ozzy's hometown of Birmingham for a Halloween show, as well as gigs in Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and Italy.
"I can’t wait to get off my ass and get going again, but you’re just going to have to be a bit more patient. I want to be 100% ready to come out and knock your f---ing socks off. I’m not retiring, I’ve still got gigs to do and also there’s a new album on the way," Osbourne said a statement announcing the tour. Osbourne's upcoming solo album, Ordinary Man, is due out in January and his first solo single in nearly a decade, "Under the Graveyard," dropped last week.