Earlier this year, Ozzy Osbourne announced that he'd be reconvening his solo band for a handful of summer shows in the Midwest. The trek's a significant one: it marks the Ozzman's first full-fledged outing with guitarist and Black Label Society co-founder Zakk Wylde in over a decade, as well as the duo's first onstage appearance since 2009. (His spot was previously held by Firewind's Gus G., who parted ways with the band in 2013.)
As promised, Osbourne, Wylde and company kicked off the highly anticipated tour this past weekend with ferocious sets at Wisconsin's Rock USA and Chicago's Open Air festivals. In addition to the usual Osbourne solo staples ("Crazy Train," "Bark at the Moon"), and Black Sabbath classics ("War Pigs," "Iron Man," "Paranoid," "Fairies Wear Boots"), the band dusted off several Ozzy cuts that haven't been performed in years, including "Desire," "No More Tears" and "Believer." If you weren't able to make it out to the shows, don't fret — fans have uploaded footage of the sets to YouTube, giving us a chance to witness the icons' reunion in all its glory. Check out some highlights below.
Next up on Ozzy and company's agenda: a pair of solo performances in Sturgis, South Dakota, on August 9, and Cartersville, Illinois, on August 21, a headlining set at Ozzfest Versus Knotfest, November 4-5, and a new solo album, due out sometime next year.
"Bark At The Moon"
"Desire/I Don't Know"
"No More Tears"