Ozzy Osbourne’s farewell tour as a solo artist, initially scheduled for 2018 and 2019 (following the same for Black Sabbath in 2017), suffered a series of setbacks due to the Ozzman’s medical issues and the pandemic. But he’s been swearing to get back out on the road once it’s safe to do so in spite of all that, and now his wife and manager, Sharon, says those dates have been rebooked for 2022.
Speaking to Planet Rock Radio, Sharon said:
“Everybody’s booking their tours again for like 2022, and to find availabilities right now, it’s crazy! Agents and facilities are going nuts, trying to get everybody back. It will be exciting. I think it will be a very exciting time when bands do go back and it’ll be joyous.
“Ozzy’s tour has been rebooked. The British tour, he’ll be back in 2022. You know, we just carry on as normal. We’ve been doing loads of TV shows here and you’ve got to just keep going until Ozzy can go back live. He’s in the studio right now doing a new album. We’re going to do a movie of Ozzy’s life story and he’s got to do the soundtrack to that… so I’ll keep him busy, let’s put it that way.”
Meanwhile, Ozzy has been keeping busy by writing and recording a new album despite just releasing the critically-acclaimed and fan-loved Ordinary Man early this year. He is once again working with producer and songwriter Andrew Watt, who helmed Ozzy’s most recent effort.
Ozzy’s original solo farewell tour dates in 2018 and 2019 were pushed back a number of times due to the singer contracting pneumonia and a nasty staph infection, suffering a slip-and-fall that saw him re-aggravate a spine injury originally sustained in an early ’00s ATV accident, and, of course, the Covid-19 pandemic. The singer also revealed his Parkinson’s diagnosis earlier this year, which didn’t directly contribute to any concert cancelations but certainly didn’t help the cause.
[via Rock Feed]