OZZY OSBOURNE CLOSER TO DOING VEGAS PRODUCTION
Ozzy Osbourne will tentatively perform a concert production in Las Vegas next Halloween, according to British tabloid The Sun. Ozzy’s wife and managerSharon told the newspaper, “I’m working right now on a Vegas production for Ozzy. It’ll be in time for Halloween and be called Hell Gate.” Ozzy launched a Facebook page with that name last September but did not reveal what it was for.
A source told The Sun, “Ozzy has never done a stand-alone show in Vegas and there has been huge interest in what he has to offer. Vegas is an amazing spot, which has been a huge hit with the rock crowd. Ozzy would be a top draw and really do something unique.”
- Sharon has not indicated whether the show will be a one-off or a residency.
- Ozzy said what motivates him to keep performing live: “I was watching 60 Minutes and there was a segment on Bruce Springsteen where they asked him the same question, and he said, ‘You know what? It’s fun. It’s what I like doing. I like making them have fun and I like having fun for me by seeing them have fun.’ And it’s pretty true, you know. It’s because I just love to see the kids. It’s like a challenge for me.”
- Other performers who have done residencies in Vegas include Elton John, Celine Dion and Britney Spears.
- Ozzy will also headline an event called Ozzfiesta at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico from May 27th to May 31st, 2015. In addition to a headlining performance from Ozzy, the five-day festival will include a dinner party hosted by Sharon, performances by other artists, a q&a session with Ozzy and his band, a Comedy Club Night, a charity golf tournament and more.