The prince of darkness Ozzy Osbourne, who postponed, cancelled and rescheduled an October 2018 San Diego tour date, has now rescheduled a July makeup show. On Thursday, the heavy metal icon announced he would be appearing in July 2020 at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre.
Osbourne, who was then battling an infection and complications from hand surgery, was originally due to perform at the Chula Vista venue on Oct. 9. That show was pushed back to Oct. 18 before the singer announced on Oct. 11 that he was scrapping it altogether, along with three other West Coast shows. The following week, tour officials put that show back on the calendar for July 23 of this year.
On Thursday, however, that date was bumped as well-- this time for more than a year.
"I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates," Osbourne said in a news release. "Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day. I will fully recover. I will finish my tour. I will be back!”
The release said that the tour was being postponed while Ozzy "recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia." The 2020 U.S. tour is slated to kick off next May in Atlanta and will make a stop at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista on July 29.
Tickets already sold for the earlier dates will be honored at the 2020 show, a Live Nation representative told SoundDiego.
Fans of Megadeth, who were on the bill for the 2019 date, will be disappointed to hear that no support acts have yet been announced for next year. The show is part of Osbourne's "No More Tours 2," a trek billed as the singer's official farewell to more than five decades of touring.
Ozzy, who has sold more than 100 million records since getting his start in the 1960s, is, of course, known for fronting both Black Sabbath and one of the more unforgettable MTV reality-TV series of all time, "The Osbournes."
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee has played in San Diego in the past, including a solo show in 2007 at Sports Arena, as well as an appearance at the same venue with Black Sabbath on the "Never Say Die! Tour" in 1978 -- Osbourne's last full tour prior to the band's reunion nearly a decade later.