2018's Biggest Farewell Tours

Everyone from Elton John to Ozzy Osbourne is launching a final trek this year. But will this really be the end?

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Ozzy Osbourne

Background: Ozzy is old. He's tired. He's sung "Crazy Train" and "Paranoid" so many times, the words probably slip out of his mouth while he's sleeping by this point. "I've experienced fantastic things; it's been an incredible journey," he told Rolling Stone when he announced No More Tours 2 earlier this year. "I just need to slow it down a little. I enjoy being a grandfather. I don't want to go through another generation of Osbournes without seeing them grow up."

Odds It's Real: 50 percent. The mere fact this is called No More Tours 2 should give everyone thinking of buying tickets a little pause. The original No More Tours run was back in 1992. It was followed by the Retirement Sucks tour less than three years later. That said, Ozzy does turn 70 later this year. If he waits another 26 years for No More Tours 3 he'll be 96. It's very easy to imagine this is the last one, though he says that he'll continue to perform. "I'm just not doing world tours anymore," he said. "I'm still going to be doing gigs, but I'm not going on tour for six months at a time anymore." In other words, he'll be singing "Iron Man" until the moment he dies. Who would want it any other way?

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