Ozzy Osbourne is slowly but surely making his way back to the live music scene, announcing his No More Tours II run will take place in 2022.
The Prince of Darkness was forced to postpone his tour at the beginning of this year due to coronavirus safety concerns. His wife, Sharon Osbourne, told Planet Rock Radio she believes a two-year window will allow for venues to fully, and safely, reopen to the public amid COVID-19. “Everybody’s booking their tours again for like 2022, and to find availabilities right now, it’s crazy,” she said.
"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.”
It’s not just the coronavirus inhibiting Ozzy from getting back under the stage lights. The 71-year-old is still recovering from many physical maladies; recovering from a staph infection on his hand, pneumonia, a re-aggravated 2003 ATV accident and a recently revealed Parkinson’s diagnosis.
It’s been a tough road for Ozzy, but he’s confident with the right mindset and hard work, live music will be in his future. "I’m having physiotherapy five days a week, I’m slowly but surely getting… ask Sharon, she can say how I’m doing better than I can,” he told the publication.
"When they do get the vaccine and people do start going (to gigs), can you imagine how many tours are going to be out at once?”
Ozzy has still been plenty active during this coronavirus lull. As part of the 40th anniversary celebration of his debut solo album Blizzard Of Ozz, he has released an animated music video of the record’s hit song “Crazy Train.”