Says He Won't Play 'Blizzard Of Ozz' In Full For 40th Anniversary
Ozzy Osbourne's "No More Tours 2" farewell trek will end sometime in 2020, which also marks the 40th anniversary of Ozzy's classic solo debut, 1980's "Blizzard Of Ozz". Asked by Rolling Stone whether he'd consider performing the LP in its entirety to mark the occasion, Ozzy replied: "That was the thing for a while, to play the whole album, but I don't write albums that way, so no." Ozzy added: "When I make an album, I specifically record songs that I'll never do on the stage. Like on 'Blizzard Of Ozz', there are songs that I wrote never to play live, because the production was too heavy." Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that performing one of his older albums from front to back would be too difficult. "No. The production and the pitch in my singing was way off the Richter scale," he said. "It would be nice, but if I had known then what I know now, I'd would have probably done it differently. But there's no way I could do that, you know."
The singer did hint to Rolling Stone that he "could do one" album track that he has not performed live before. Ozzy's final world tour kicks off this spring with dates in Mexico, South America and Europe, coming to North America in August. It's slated to last until 2020. He insisted that he is not retiring from music at the end of the tour, but is instead saying goodbye to long global treks in favor of select shows. He also said at a press conference earlier this month that he has "eight or nine" song ideas for a new album, which he may work on once the tour is completed.