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    Ozzy Osbourne bows out of Power Trip concert in Indio
    • July 10, 2023

    Ozzy Osbourne will no longer perform at the mega Power Trip concert in Indio in October.

    The 74-year-old Black Sabbath frontman has had numerous health issues and on Monday, July 10, he said he wouldn’t be able to join Iron Maiden, Metallica, Tool, Guns ‘N Roses and AC/DC for the event, scheduled at the Empire Polo Club on Oct. 6-8.

    “As painful as it is, I’ve had to make the decision to bow out of performing on Power Trip in October,” an emailed statement read. “My original plan was to return to the stage in the summer of 2024, and when the offer to do this show came in, I optimistically moved forward. Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed.”

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    “The band that will be replacing me on Power Trip will be announced shortly,” the statement continued. “They are personal friends of mine and I can promise that you will not be disappointed. Above all, I want to thank my fans, my band, and my crew for their unconditional loyalty and continual support. I love you all and I will see you soon. God Bless, Ozzy.”

    Earlier this year, Osbourne announced he’d be retiring from touring, citing difficulties following several back and neck surgeries he’s undergone as the result of a 2003 ATV accident and subsequent fall in 2019. In 2020, he also revealed that he’d been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was under a doctor’s care. Though he was unable to complete his final tour, he shared with fans that he wouldn’t rule out occasional one-off performances.

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    The three-day festival, produced by Goldenvoice, still incudes Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden performing on Oct. 6, AC/DC on Oct. 7 and Metallica and Tool on Oct. 8. Tickets are still available starting at $599 for general admission; $799 for three-day reserved seating; and $1,599 for pit access at

    Power Trip is reminiscent of the company’s 2016 festival Desert Trip, which brought together the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Who and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd for two consecutive weekends, and the Big 4 Festival, which saw sets from Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica in 2011 at the same venue.

    ​ Orange County Register