Ozzy’s Illness Forces Black Sabbath to Postpone Shows
Black Sabbath has postponed two Canadian concerts on their recently launched The End farewell tour because Ozzy Osbourne has been stricken with "extreme sinusitis."
The affected shows were a performance that had been scheduled for this past Saturday at Rexall Place in Edmonton, and a concert that was to have taken place tonight, February 1, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
A message on the band's official website reports details about when the shows will be rescheduled "will be announced as soon as they are available." Black Sabbath's next concert is slated to happen this Wednesday, February 3, in Vancouver, Canada.
The End tour kicked off on January 20 in Omaha, Nebraska. This leg of the trek will wind down with a February 27 performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Black Sabbath will return to North America for another leg that is scheduled to launch on August 17 in Wantagh, New York, and run through to a September 21 concert in Phoenix.
The band is performing a series of shows in Australia and New Zealand in April, and has a European leg plotted out for June and July.
Ozzy's daughter Kelly Osbourne appeared as a judge on the new season of Australia's Got Talent which went to air on Nine last night.