Sharon Osbourne Claims An Events Company Tried To Blackmail Ozzy

February 9, 2018
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According to Billboard, Sharon Osbourne has claimed that AEG Live attempted to convince her that Ozzy had to perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA after agreeing to perform at the O2 Arena in London, England (both buildings are owned by AEG).

According to the conditions of their contract, by agreeing to perform at the Staples center Ozzy would also have to agree to perform at the O2 Arena on February 11th, 2019. If he were to perform at another indoor venue in Los Angeles, CA within 25 miles that is being promoted by rival events company Live Nation, then at least one concert must take place at the Staples Center in the same tour cycle. Sharon says she sees this as AEG attempting to use Ozzy as a pawn against Live Nation, which the company denies.