These shows, in support of his album “Scream” (Epic Records) and latest single, “Life Won’t Wait”, are part of the rock legend’s 18-month world tour.
The first leg of arena dates will mark Ozzy’s first headlining North American tour since 2007′s trek for his “Black Rain” album. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour go on sale beginning Friday, September 17.
Ozzy is now on a run of acclaimed festival appearances, and headlining overseas performances, including two Ozzfest dates: London at O2 Arena September 18 and Tel Aviv, Israel at Heyarkon Park September 28. This overseas trek includes stops in Russia, Italy, Czech Republic, France, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Finland, Norway, Germany, Romania and Turkey, before wrapping October 4 in Hungary. Ozzy then heads to Japan (October 13, 16 and 17) before returning to the U.S. to headline the Voodoo Experience festival Halloween weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The fall dates will coincide with the October 5 release of an expanded two-CD version of the “Scream” album. This “Tour Edition” package will feature seven bonus songs: a mix of previously unreleased tracks and live recordings. Epic will also issue a four-sided vinyl edition that includes five bonus tracks: the three aforementioned songs from the “Scream” sessions and the live version of “Let Me Hear You Scream”, along with the single version of “Life Won’t Wait”.
The preliminary tour dates are as follows (with more dates to be announced):
Nov. 12 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Nov. 14 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Nov. 16 – Calgary, AB – Pengrowth Saddledome
Nov. 18 – Edmonton, MB – Rexall Place
Nov. 20 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
Nov. 23 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Nov. 25 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
Nov. 27 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Dec. 01 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden Arena
Dec. 03 – E. Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
Dec. 05 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Dec. 12 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center