Ozzy Osbourne returned to the stage for the first time since 2018 late last week at a Post Malone gig in Los Angeles. It almost seemed like the performance was a de-facto rehearsal for their nationally broadcast performance on the American Music Awards.
The AMAs happened last night, Sunday, November 24th, in Los Angeles and was broadcast on ABC. Ozzy was indeed there and joined Post Malone for the second half of his performance. You can watch it in the player below.
Now that I've watched it, that performance seemed like a bit of a mess. First off, it was clear that Ozzy was not actually performing live, but lip syncing. It seemed obvious to me during his first verse, but it was VERY apparent during his second verse (around 1:15), when you see his lips moving, but his vocal track was muted until halfway through.
Secondly, is it me, or does Ozzy show more charisma and excitement sitting in a throne all the way at the back of the stage than Post Malone and Travis Scott do up front?
Finally, what the hell was going on during that finale with the solo and the explosions? There was a moment where it almost looked like Ozzy was about to blow up.
Either way, it's great to see Ozzy on stage and smiling. Hopefully, he won't just be sitting in a throne for his big "No More Tours 2" touring in 2020. Ozzy has rescheduled those dates in Europe with Judas Priest and announced new dates in the States with Marilyn Manson.
Here is the full routing and ticket links!
US Tour with Marilyn Manson
May 27 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena [Tickets]
May 29 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center [Tickets]
May 31 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union [Tickets]
June 2 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion [Tickets]
June 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center [Tickets]
June 6 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium [Tickets]
June 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion [Tickets]
June 13 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion [Tickets]
June 16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre [Tickets]
June 18 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre [Tickets]
June 20 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena [Tickets]
June 22 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden Arena [Tickets]
June 24 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [Tickets]
June 26 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center [Tickets]
June 28 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena [Tickets]
July 1 – Milwaukee, WI @ Amer. Family Ins. Amp–Summerfest [Tickets]
July 3 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center [Tickets]
July 7 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place [Tickets]
July 9 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena [Tickets]
July 11 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome [Tickets]
July 15 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center [Tickets]
July 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center [Tickets]
July 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion [Tickets]
July 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 29 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 31 – Las Vegas, CA @ MGM Grand Garden Arena [Tickets]
European Tour with Judas Priest
October 23 Newcastle, Utilita Arena, UK [Tickets]
October 25 Glasgow, SSE Hydro, UK [Tickets]
October 28 London, The O2, UK [Tickets]
October 31 Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 2 Manchester, Manchester Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 5 Dublin, 3Arena, Ireland [Tickets]
November 8 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 11 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle, Germany [Tickets]
November 13 Prague, O2 Arena, Czech Republic [Tickets]
November 16 Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria [Tickets]
November 19 Bologna, Unipol Arena, Italy [Tickets]
November 22 Madrid, WiZink Arena, Spain [Tickets]
November 24 Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland [Tickets]
November 26 Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany [Tickets]
November 28 Mannheim, SAP Arena, Germany [Tickets]
November 30 Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany [Tickets]
December 3 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena, Germany [Tickets]
December 5 Stockholm, Friends Arena, Sweden [Tickets]
December 7 Helsinki, Hartwall Arena, Finland [Tickets]