Big news for Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde fans: The “Prince of Darkness” and his former guitarist will be back in his touring band for a round of dates this year!
The announcement was made on Ozzy’s Facebook page today (April 28), and while only four dates (all festival stops) have been confirmed, more are on the way. The last time Zakk performed as part of Ozzy’s backing band was 2006.
Both rockers are really excited for the upcoming tour dates, with Ozzy saying in a statement, “I’m so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam. This is what I do. This is where I belong, on the road.”
In a statement truly fit for Zakk Wylde, he added, “"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.”
Ozzy Osbourne – 2017 Tour Dates
Fri, July 14 Oshkosh, WI (Rock USA)
Sun, July 16 Chicago, IL (Chicago Open Air Festival)
Wed, August 9 Sturgis, SD (The Legendary Buffalo Chip)
Mon, August 21 Cartersville, IL (Moonstock Festival)
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)