Less than a year after Ozzy Osbourne completed Black Sabbath's The End Tour, the shock rocker reveals that he's about to embark on his own farewell tour. While this will be his final full series of shows, however, he admits he won't rule out future one-off gigs. 

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The 68-year-old is planning to fly across the world until 2020 for his last tour, which is expected to kick off in May 2018 in Mexico and include further shows in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. On June 1st 2018, he'll begin the European leg in Moscow, Russia at Olympiisky, followed by the eagerly anticipated North American run - the details for which will be revealed next year.

'People keep asking me when I'm retiring', Ozzy said in a statement today (November 6th 2017). 'This will be my final world tour, but I can't say I won't do some shows here and there.'

His confirmed festival appearances so far include Sweden Rock Festival, Download, Tons of Rock Festival, Copenhell and Impact. Over the weekend, Ozzy performed alongside Slipknot for the annual Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in San Bernardino, California. The event also featured performances from the likes of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie.

His other solo dates this year were at Monster Energy Aftershock, Louder Than Life Festival, Moonstock, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Chicago Open Air and Rock USA. But that's nothing compared to his five decades of performing - a career that has spanned more than 2,500 shows altogether.

Originally the frontman for Black Sabbath, the band did their last shows in January and February this year, finishing with two concerts at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK where Ozzy grew up.

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Ozzy will be bringing along guitarist Zakk Wylde, bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboard player Adam Wakeman for his farewell tour.