Red Wing, MN (June 22, 2017) Rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his long time guitarist, Zakk Wylde will be touring together this summer and stopping at Treasure Island Resort & Casino for one incredible outdoor concert on Friday, August 11, 2017.
Ozzy, a.k.a. Prince of Darkness or the Godfather of Heavy Metal, is an English singer and songwriter whose career skyrocketed in the early 1970’s when he became the lead singer for the heavy metal band Black Sabbath.
The band’s signature sound included gloomy lyrics, heavy guitar riffs and Ozzy’s eerie vocals. Their debut album, Black Sabbath along with their next album, Paranoid, sold huge numbers and received extensive airplay. A few months later the band released, Master of Reality which reached the top ten in the United States and UK and later received Double Platinum status.
Osbourne left Black Sabbath in the late 1970’s and began a solo career with his new band, Blizzard of Ozz. It was the band’s debut album by the same name that has since achieved Quadruple Platinum RIAA status. The band had many more successful albums including, Diary of a Madman, Bark at the Moon and The Ultimate Sin.
It was in 1987 that Ozzy found guitarist Zakk Wylde. Over the next 30 years they would record such hit albums as No Rest for the Wicked, Live & Loud, Ozzmosis and many more. They last recorded Black Rain in 2007.
Osbourne has a number of credits including album sales over 100 million from his Black Sabbath days to his solo career. He was also inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath and the UK Music Hall of Fame as a solo artist. He also received a Grammy Award for the single, “I Don’t Want to Change the World” for Best Metal Performance. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a star in his hometown on the Birmingham Walk of Stars
While they have performed together over the years this will be the first full tour since 2006 and Ozzy’s first solo tour in the U.S. since 2015.
Tickets for this outdoor concert go on sale Saturday, June 24 at 10am. Tickets for Reserved seating are $65, $80 and $100 and $25 for General Admission. For tickets visit www.Ticketmaster.com or come to the Island Box Office to purchase your seats. The Friday show begins at 8pm and gates open at 6pm. Must be 16 years of age or older to attend. Guests age 16 or 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino resort in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River. Treasure Island offers guests some of the best gaming, accommodations, food service and nationally known entertainment in the casino industry. Treasure Island’s facility features over 2,200 slots, 27 blackjack tables, 20 carnival games, a 7-table poker room and a 500-seat high stakes bingo hall. Casino guests can relax in Treasure Island’s luxurious 494-room hotel and enjoy The Lagoon Water Park and Wave Spa. Take in a show with national entertainers in the 3,000-seat Island Event and Convention Center. Additional guest amenities include a 137-slip marina, 95-site RV-park, a 100-passenger cruise yacht and Island Xtreme Bowl, a 24 lane bowling center, arcade and lounge.