Friday, April 28, 2017
Ozzy Osbourne and Guitarist Zakk Wylde to Reunite on Tour
Good news for long time fans of Ozzy Osbourne! Those of you who have missed the Prince of Darkness performing with his long time iconic axe man Zakk Wylde are in for a real treat. On Osbourne's upcoming tour, the two will be reuniting and sharing the stage together again for the first time in almost 10 years.
In addition to Osbourne and Wylde, the band will consist of long time members bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, keyboardist Adam Wakeman, and drummer Tommy Clufetos. So far there are only four shows listed on the tour, but it will be kicking off on July 14th in Oshkosh, WI and wraps up in Cartersville, IL on August 21st, though more dates are added on in time.
In a recent press release from Osbourne, he expresses his excitement for the tour and being on the road with these four musicians again, saying:
“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.”
Wylde also expressed his own feelings, saying:
“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,”
I'm not the biggest fan of Wylde's playing the past couple decades (ever since he started trying to copy Dimebag Darrel's style), but I am glad to see that Ozzy has one of his most iconic guitarists since Randy Rhoads back in the band. These should definitely be some good shows for new and old fans of Ozzy alike (as long as Wylde goes a bit more sparing on the pinch harmonics).