One of the music’s biggest icons of all times, Ozzy Osbourne is back for five concerts in Brazil. Brought by TIME FOR FUN, the rock and roll legend will perform in 2011 in Porto Alegre, at Gigantinho (March 30th), São Paulo, at Arena Anhembi (April 2nd), Brasília, at Ginásio Nilson Nelson (April 05th), Rio de Janeiro, at Citibank Hall (April 07th) and will end the tour in Belo Horizonte, at Mineirinho (April 09th).
The concerts are part of the promotional tour of the artist’s latest album, “Scream” (Epic Records) and its latest single “Live Won’t Wait.” The dates in Brazil are part of a 18th month world tour for which Ozzy has received the most positive reviews of his career, with shows already performed in England, Russia, Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Finland, Norway, Germany , Romania, Hungary and USA.
Credicard, Citibank and Diners clients will count on exclusive presales from November 19th to 25nd. For public in general, tickets will be available on November 26th at the same retail outlets. Presales and sales take place at the official box offices at each city, over the phone 4003-0848 (valid for the whole country), internet www.ticketsforfun.com.br or retail outlets around the country (premier.ticketsforfun.com.br/content/outlets/agency.aspx).
Ozzy Osbourne – Born in Birmingham, England, Ozzy is considered by many as the “Godfather of Heavy Metal” and undoubtedly one of the biggest names in rock history. He was part of the anthological band Black Sabbath, with whom he released eight albums and many classics. He remained in the group until 1979 and after nine years together, their eighth album, “Never Say Die!” came to mark the departure of singer. Determined to pursue a solo career, released the album “Blizzard of Ozz”.
During the ’80s, Ozzy releases five albums, including “Diary of a Madman” and “Bark at the Moon” and comes in several world tours. In the 90’s, released “No More Tears”, full of ballads (“Mama, I’m Coming Home” and “Time After Time”), autobiographical lyrics (“Road to Nowhere”) and discussions on relevant issues such as the sexual abuse of children (“Mr. Tinker Train”). The fruit of this initiative was confirmed by the Grammy for best song for “I Do not Want to Change the World.”
In late 1996, Ozzy and wife / manager Sharon promoted the first edition of the festival Ozzfest, with bands such as Sepultura, Slayer, Biohazard and others. It was so successful that even today the festival is held annually.
The “original” Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward) have occasionally reunited for tours during the years 1997 through 2005. In 2006 Black Sabbath were inducted into the U.S. Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2002, the fans knew the family side of Ozzy, when the reality show “The Osbournes” was aired by MTV. Considered by the channel as the most highly rated series of the history of MTV, the show featured the home life of the Osbournes and a different side of Ozzy. The episodes were aired until 2005, but due to the huge success, the show was re-aired, including Brazil.