By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Sunday, May 20th, heavy metal lovers will have the chance to watch one of the greatest icons from the genre, Ozzy Osbourne, who will be starring at the Jeunesse Arena, in Barra, at 8:30 PM. The show is part of the “No more tours 2” project, announced as Osbourne’s farewell world tour.
The 69 year-old artist kicked off his final tour in the beginning of this year, in Mexico. After performing in several places of South America, including the Brazilian cities of São Paulo, Curitiba and Belo Horizonte, Osbourne will also hit Europe, the United States and Canada. The “No more tours 2” is expected to last until 2020.
Known as the “father of the heavy metal”, Ozzy Osbourne entered the music universe in the late 1960s, participating in the rock trio “Earth”. The artist, however, only gained notoriety in the 1970s, when he became the vocalist of the Black Sabbath, one of the most legendary metal bands in the world.
Two-time winner of the Grammy Awards for best metal performance, the Black Sabbath topped the charts in the United Kingdom and the United States in several occasions.
In 1980, Osbourne delivered a solo debut with “Blizzard of Ozz”, album that reached the Top 10 in the United Kingdom, especially for the hits “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley”. Released in the following year, his second solo album, “Diary of a Madman”, also received great feedback from the heavy metal fans.
Back to Brazil after two years (when he played with the Black Sabbath), Osbourne is expected to deliver a thrilling performance full of nostalgia, including the most emblematic hits from his 50 year-old career.
Black Sabbath’s classics, like “Fairies wear boots”, “War pigs” and “Paranoid”, and also the singles from Osbourne’s solo career, such as “Flying High Again”, “Shot in the Dark”, “I Don’t Want to Change the World” and “Crazy Train”, are some that will probably be included in the set list.
What: Ozzy Osbourne – “No more tours 2”
When: this Sunday, May 20th – 8:30 PM
Where: Jeunesse Arena – Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401 – Barra da Tijuca
Entrance: R$140 – R$680