Ozzy Osbourne will launch the Canadian leg of his "Scream" tour tomorrow (Friday, November 12) tour with a sold-out show at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia. To coincide with the event, local artist Paul Archer is celebrating the BLACK SABBATH singer in a very big way. The former Claremont Secondary student is painting a mural of the singer on the side of Nevada Bob's — next to Soprano's Bar.
A news report from /A\ News can be viewed below.
Ozzy has announced a second leg of U.S. dates which will get underway January 16, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska. The six-week 2011 trek, part of the multi-platinum Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee's in-progress 18-month world tour, will include a pair of intimate shows: January 26 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix and February 1 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Ozzy's longtime friend and musical collaborator Slash will open all the concerts on the second leg.
Osbourne recently completed a run of overseas festival appearances and headlining overseas performances including his first-ever concert in Israel: a September 28 Ozzfest show at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv.
Ozzy's fall dates coincide with the October 5 release of an expanded two-CD version of the "Scream" album. This "Tour Edition" package features seven bonus songs: a mix of previously unreleased tracks and live recordings. Epic also issued a four-sided vinyl edition that includes five bonus tracks: the three aforementioned songs from the "Scream" sessions and the live version of "Let Me Hear You Scream", along with the single version of "Life Won't Wait".