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World-renowned British rocker, Ozzy Osbourne will be coming to Israel this year to play a show to his Israeli fans. Ozzy Osbourne will be performing in Tel Aviv’s Live Park on July 8 of this year as part of his “No More Tours 2” farewell tour, along with members of Black Sabbath, the iconic band he founded and fronted 49 years ago. Ozzy has earned the informal title of “Godfather of Heavy Metal,” due to his overwhelming influence on the music genre.
In a recent press conference posted to Facebook, Ozzy and his wife, Sharon Osbourne, were asked if they felt any pressure not to play in Israel (in light of international anti-Israel sentiments). Sharon, who is also Ozzy’s manager replied, “listen, I’m half a Heeb. We play where we want to play, that’s it.”
Sharon’s father, Don Arden, is Jewish. The apple(s) did not fall from the tree. During the interview, Sharon Osbourne surprised Ozzy when she said that their children, Kelly and Jack Osbourne, “really want to come to Israel.”
Also during the press conference, Ozzy said, “the last time I played in Israel, it was a great concert”. His last show in Israel was in 2010. “It was unbelievable,” Sharon added.
We thank Ozzy and all the performers who have decided to play in Israel despite the BDS movement and international anti-Israel advocated.