Tony Iommi said that Black Sabbath was offered a spot at the Power Trip festival, happening in October in California but he turned it down because of Ozzy's health…only to find out Ozzy had agreed to do it with his own band.
Welp, Ozzy just cancelled.
He just released a statement online that said, quote "As painful as this is, I've had to make the decision to bow out. 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."
As painful as this is, I’ve had to make the decision to bow out of performing on Power Trip in October.— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) July 10, 2023
My original plan was to return to the stage in the summer of 2024, & when the offer to do this show came in, I optimistically moved forward.
Unfortunately, my body is… pic.twitter.com/gHWEE8VuI6
Judas Priest have replaced Ozzy at the Power Trip festival. They'll be performing with AC/DC on October 7th. October 6th, Guns N Roses and Iron Maiden are performing and October 8th, Tool and Metallica.
Power Trippers are you ready for some Judas Priest style Heavy Metal.....!!— Judas Priest (@judaspriest) July 11, 2023
We are ready to raise double horns way up high together keeping the metal faith at this 'bostin' one of a kind Power Trip world event....!@Powertriplive https://t.co/x4wiANtm0w pic.twitter.com/0xjEptSM9z