Ozzfest forced to scrap final Ozzy Osbourne performance show
UPI News Service, 08/17/2005
The OzzFest heavy metal tour has scrapped its final show and what would have been Ozzy Osbourne's final performance as a headlining act.
The tour's finale was supposed to be last week in Somerset, Wis., but the show was rescheduled for Sept. 10 because of Osbourne's vocal problems -- which forced his band Black Sabbath to sit out some of the shows this summer.
But a number of the bands on the tour could not make the rescheduled date, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
A statement from the tour's organizers said they "felt it was best to cancel the (Wisconsin) show instead of mounting anything less than a spectacular event, as fans have come to expect from the festival over the course of 10 years."
Ozzfest will now close Sept. 4 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Osbourne previously announced this would be his last year headlining the tour that bears his name.