Ozzfest cancel final show of 2005 tour

Announcement comes just days after Ozzy Osbourne reveals retirement plans…

OZZFEST has cancelled what was to be the final show of the 2005 tour.

The announcement comes just days after it was revealed Ozzy Osbourne is to retire as the headliner of the tour.

The event was due to take place on August 7 at Somerset Floatrite Park in Wisconsin but it was then moved to September 10 to accommodate doctors’ orders that the singer should not perform consecutive shows with Black Sabbath.

However a number of the Ozzfest acts were unable to change their schedules to regroup for the new date.

According to a statement: “This is because some of the artists set to perform at the August 7 date were ultimately unable to alter their previous commitments to accommodate the new routing. Ozzfest organisers felt it was best to cancel the show instead of mounting anything less than a spectacular event, as fans have come to expect from the festival over the course of ten years.”

However, the statement added: “Black Sabbath – currently eyeing a headlining tour of Canada in early 2006 – is exploring the possibility of adding a Minneapolis-area show to its itinerary at that time.”

Ozzfest will now wrap up on September 4 in Florida’s West Palm Beach and hits Phoenix tonight (August 18).