Fi­nal tours...

Ozzy only en­dured Sab­bath’s farewell; Kiss, Bob Seger and Krokus plan their own good­byes.

Classic Rock - - The Dirt -

Ozzy Os­bourne “didn’t have a great time” on Black Sab­bath’s farewell tour last year. The singer was “get­ting bad vibes” from his band­mates on the world­wide trek for “be­ing Ozzy”. The now-solo Os­bourne, who tours the UK next Fe­bru­ary with

Ju­das Pri­est as his spe­cial guests, told Philadel­phia’s The In­quirer that while he had spent a decade of his pro­fes­sional life work­ing with gui­tarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer But­ler, his time away from them rep­re­sented “over thirty years”.

“[When I’m] with them, I’m just a singer. With me, I get to do what I want to do,” Ozzy added. “I was get­ting bad vibes from them for be­ing Ozzy. I don’t know, what the fuck else can I be?”

Ozzy was also ran­kled by re­ports that he’s to quit the road as a solo artist.

“I wish peo­ple would un­der­stand I’m not re­tir­ing,” he added. “Is it my bad English ac­cent? It’s called the No More Tours tour, not No More Tours Ever. What I’m stop­ping is do­ing what I’m do­ing now, go­ing around the world all the time.”

Mean­while, fol­low­ing months of spec­u­la­tion, Kiss have con­firmed a sec­ond, and pre­sum­ably fi­nal, farewell tour of their own. The Amer­i­can band, who fa­mously waved good­bye in 2000, are to do it all again in 2019. Dates for the world tour, which is ex­pected to last for three years, will be an­nounced in the com­ing weeks.

“This will be the most ex­plo­sive, big­gest show we’ve ever done. Peo­ple who love us, come see us,” says front­man Paul Stanley.

“If you’ve never seen us, this is the time. This will be the show.”

Bob Seger & The Sil­ver Bul­let Band and Krokus are also among the lat­est acts to re­veal fi­nal tours. The 73-year-old Seger was forced to can­cel a run of dates last year due to a back in­jury, and has added a few ex­tra North Amer­i­can shows to his itin­er­ary but looks set to step down for good in 2019. The last slim hopes that Seger and his Sil­ver Bul­let Band might per­form in the UK – which would be for the first time since the 1980s – look to be dashed.

Me­tal­heads Krokus, who are to sign off with a huge bash in their na­tive Switzer­land on De­cem­ber 7, 2019, are fol­low­ing the ex­am­ple of Möt­ley Crüe by sign­ing con­tracts to bring things to an of­fi­cial close. DL

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