​Video: Ozzy Osbourne performs with Zakk Wylde for the first time in many years

Ozzy Osbourne played his second solo concert since the completion of Black Sabbath's "The End" tour this past Sunday night (July 16) at the Chicago Open Air festival in Bridgeview, Illinois. Osbourne is joined on his mini tour, which includes another two shows in the US, by the guitar virtuoso Zakk Wylde, joining the singer's live band for the first time in many years. Above and below — bootlegs, shot by the artist’s fans during his performances.

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These shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006. These dates also mark Ozzy's first solo tour in the U.S. in years beyond one Ozzy & Friends performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, Louisiana in October 2015. Ozzy and Zakk first teamed up 30 years ago when Zakk (whom Ozzy describes as "a fucking absolutely amazing guitar player") joined Ozzy's band in 1987; they last recorded in 2007 on Ozzy's acclaimed "Black Rain" album.

Ozzy Osbourne’s nearest tour dates with Zakk Wylde for 2017:

August 9 — Sturgis, South Dakota @ The Legendary Buffalo Chip
August 21 — Cartersville, Illinois @ Moonstock 2017 Festival

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