Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician OZZY OSBOURNE will kick off his fall North American arena tour November 12 and recently added a second leg of U.S. dates. The six-week 2011 trek, part of the multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee's current 18-month world tour, will include a stop Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Osbourne's long-time friend and musical collaborator Slash will open the show scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
Tickets priced at $83.33, $62.33 and $41.33, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
The upcoming dates will coincide with the recent release of a two-disc version of Osbourne's latest album Scream. This tour edition set features the original album as well as the second disc which contains seven bonus songs - highlighted by a mix of previously unreleased tracks and live recordings. Epic Records also will issue a four-sided vinyl edition that includes five bonus tracks - the three aforementioned songs from Scream 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).
Osbourne recently completed a run of overseas festival appearances and headlining overseas performances which included his first ever concert in Israel, a September OZZFest show at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv. The Tel Aviv show was hailed by a number of outlets for its electric atmosphere and overall performance by Osbourne including www.ynet.co.il which described it as "one of the most important rock events in Israel, if not THE most important...there is no one that can contest Ozzy Osbourne's charisma and madness. Park Hayarkon was awash with energies and foam at the main performance of the OZZfest..." The www.mouse.co.il wrote, "The crowd was versatile and colorful, the other bands on the bill were great, but the real star of OZZfest was, undoubtedly, Ozzy Osbourne. The metal legend last night at Hayarkon Park gave a show worth living for."
For more tour information visit www.ozzy.com or www.livenation.com.
The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to championship boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sight lines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Prominent events have included concerts such as KISS, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, James Taylor, Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney and Alejandro Fernandez. World championship boxing events have featured Oscar De La Hoya vs. Felix Trinidad, Roy Jones Jr. vs. Antonio Tarver and Fernando Vargas vs. Shane Mosley. The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year, and the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.