Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde Announce 2017 Summer Tour
For the first time in more than a decade, Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde are together again.
Known as one of rock’s most lethal singer-and-guitarist pairings, the two will hit the road for a series of Ozzy headlining shows in the U.S. this summer and fall, beginning July 14. You can check out all the dates below.
Although they’ve performed together over the years, these shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006. The dates also mark Ozzy’s first solo tour in the U.S. in years, beyond one Ozzy & Friends performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans in October 2015.
Ozzy and Zakk first teamed up 30 years ago when Zakk (who Ozzy describes as “a f***ing absolutely amazing guitar player”) joined Ozzy’s band. They last recorded in 2007 on Ozzy’s Black Rain album.
The band also will include Blasko (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards). The tour dates kick off in July at the Rock USA Festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
“I’m so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam,” Osbourne says. “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 adds.
Ozzy’s INITIAL 2017 tour dates (More dates will be added soon):
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