The metal icon will not be able to perform due to his ongoing health issues
Heavy music icon Ozzy Osbourne will no longer be performing at the upcoming Power Trip festival in October. The “Crazy Train” singer says that his body is telling him that he’s “just not ready yet” to play the festival. Read Ozzy’s official statement below.
As painful as this is, I’ve had to make the decision to bow out of performing on Power Trip in October. My original plan was to return to the stage in the summer of 2024, and when the offer to do this show came in, I optimistically moved forward. Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed. The band that will be replacing me on Power Trip will be announced shortly. They are personal friends of mine and I can promise that you will not be disappointed. Above all, I want to thank my fans, my band, and my crew for their unconditional loyalty and continual support. I love you all and I will see you soon. God Bless.– Ozzy Osbourne
Power Trip is slated for October 6 through October 8 in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Grounds. Metallica, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Tool, and Guns N’ Roses are set to perform. Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella, Stagecoach, Cruel World, and more will be putting on Power Trip.
There is no official word yet whether or not festival organizers will look to add another act to the bill in Ozzy’s place.
Just days after announcing his retirement from touring, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ozzy Osbourne won two GRAMMY® Awards at the 65th annual event in Los Angeles. He took home the hardware for Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album. It marked the metal legend’s first solo GRAMMY® win since 1994 when he won Best Metal Performance for “I Don’t Wanna Change the World (Live & Loud).
Ozzy released his acclaimed thirteenth studio album Patient Number 9 last September. The album, produced by Andrew Watt, features an incredible cast of guest stars including Eric Clapton, Toni Iommi (Black Sabbath), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Zakk Wylde, as well as late musicians Jeff Beck and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).
The record performed well commercially, peaking at No. 1 on UK Rock & Metal Albums chart and No. 2 on UK Albums. Stateside, the album hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 across Billboard’s Top Alternative, Top Rock, and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. The album’s title track – which features a stunning guest appearance by the late Jeff Beck – was also nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song.