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March 24, 2023

‘Heavy metal godfather’ Ozzy Osbourne rocks Bucharest on Saturday

Legendary singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne will perform for the first time in Romania this weekend, with a special two-hour music feast at the capital’s Zone Arena on Saturday. The concert begins at 6:30 pm and the public will have access into the venue as of 5 pm. Romanian bands Coma and Luna Amara will perform in the opening. Tickets cost between RON 150 and 500 and are still available in the Eventim network, in Vodafone, Orange and Germanos stores and online on www.eventim.ro.

Osbourne will arrive in Romania right ahead of the concert and he will not spend much time here as after the gig, at 10 pm, he is scheduled to fly to Istanbul. The concert is part of a world tour to promote his tenth solo studio album, ‘Scream,’ released in June this year. Although the Bucharest performance was initially scheduled to last an hour and a half, Osbourne demanded an extra 30 minutes be added to the show, so that Romanian fans can enjoy more of his music.

Born John Michael Osbourne in 1948, he initially rose to prominence as lead vocalist and part lyricist of the pioneering English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, a band whose radically different, intentionally dark, doom sound spearheaded the heavy metal genre. In his subsequent solo career Osbourne achieved a multi-platinum status in addition to the one he had earned with Black Sabbath. These things are what led Osbourne to become known as the “Godfather of Heavy Metal”. It was during his Sabbath days that, because of their dark style of music, Osbourne became known as the “Prince of Darkness.”

In his career spanning over 40 years, Osbourne won numerous awards and honours in recognition of his great contribution to international music. In the early 2000s, Osbourne’s career expanded to a new medium when he became a star in his own reality show, The Osbournes, alongside wife/manager Sharon and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack. As a solo artist, Osbourne has sold over 32 million albums worldwide.
Venue: Zone Arena;
Address: 164 Barbu Vacarescu Street

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