OZZY OSBOURNE Announces North American Arena Tour; HALFORD To Support On All Dates

OZZY OSBOURNE will return to North America for a month-long arena tour, launching November 12th in Victoria, BC and concluding December 12th in Minneapolis, MN.

These shows - in support of his album Scream (Epic Records) and latest single 'Life Won't Wait' - are part the of the Rock Legend's in-progress 18-month world tour on which he's earning some of the best live reviews of his career (including raves for new guitarist, Gus G).

HALFORD, featuring legendary JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, will perform on all dates.

The first leg of arena dates will mark Ozzy's first headlining North American tour since 2007's trek for his Black Rain album. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour go on sale beginning Friday, September 17th.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for each show on the North American tour through two unique Meet & Greet packages. VIP packages go on sale Monday September 13th at 10:00 AM (local venue time) and are limited to 4 per show date for the Meet & Greet package and 8 per show date for the party package.

Descriptions of the two VIP packages are as follows:

The "Ozzy Osbourne Meet & Greet Package" is limited to 30 tickets per show and amenities include: premium seating within the first 3 rows of the stage, Meet & Greet and personal photograph with Ozzy, VIP access to the exclusive pre-concert party hosted by MC Big Dave and a variety of Ozzy tour related items.

The "Ozzy Osbourne Possessed Party Package" - available to the first 200 buyers - includes a ticket located within the first 10 rows of the stage, VIP access to the exclusive pre-concert party hosted by MC Big Dave and a variety of Ozzy tour related items.

At the same time, Ozzy's first-ever official free iTunes app - simply called Ozzy - will be the best way for fans to obtain the most up-to-date information, including tour dates. Users can experience music from Ozzy's 30-year solo career with access to a full discography featuring direct links to his iTunes page for a one-stop link to purchase of any song or album from his catalog. In addition, once downloaded, users can view music videos and photo galleries, access Ozzy's current concert dates and buy tickets for upcoming shows, or they can instantly post comments and photos from shows they've just attended. A built-in fan wall also allows users to communicate with each other and search (by location) to find fellow Ozzy fans in their town. The Ozzy app is fully integrated with his official Twitter feed and has direct links to all of his other social networking sites as well as Ozzy's official online store.

The fall dates will coincide with the October 5th release of an expanded two-CD version of the Scream album. This Tour Edition package will feature seven bonus songs: a mix of previously unreleased tracks and live recordings. Epic will also issue a four-sided vinyl edition that includes five bonus tracks: the three aforementioned songs from the Scream sessions and the live version of 'Let Me Hear You Scream', along with the single version of 'Life Won't Wait' (the second single from Scream).

The preliminary tour dates are as follows (with more dates TBA):

12 - Victoria, BC - Save On Foods Memorial Centre
14 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
16 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
18 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
20 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
23 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
25 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
27 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre

1 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena
3 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
5 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
12 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center

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