28 Years Ago: OZZY OSBOURNE Announces Retirement From Touring

Ozzy Osbourne

On 15 November 1992, Ozzy Osbourne announced his retirement from touring after a gig in California, saying “Who wants to be touring at 46.”

On that night, Osbourne wrapped up his purposefully named “No More Tours” retirement jaunt by performing the second of two shows featuring his solo band and his former BLACK SABBATH bandmates Tony IommiGeezer Butler and Bill Ward. These would be their first shows together since Live Aid in 1985.

In 1995 Osbourne released Ozzmosis and returned to touring, dubbing his concert performances “The Retirement Sucks Tour.” The album reached number 4 on the US Billboard 200. The RIAA certified the album gold and platinum in that same year, and double platinum in April 1999.

Ozzy Osbourne‘s previously canceled U.K. “No More Tours 2” will now take place in 2022.

Ozzy released his latest studio album, Ordinary Man, on 21 February 2020 through Epic Records.

Ordinary Man marks Osbourne’s first new solo music in almost 10 years. Recorded in Los Angeles, the album features producer Andrew Watt on guitars, Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES) on bass and Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) on drums. Beyond the core band, Ordinary Man, features a who’s-who of Ozzy friends and collaborators including Elton JohnSlashPost Malone, and Tom Morello.