Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne isn’t letting a little old thing called “age” stop him from touring the world. In an effort to promote his latest album Scream, the 61-year-old rocker and former Black Sabbath front man is scheduled to perform a number of dates in both the U.K. AND the U.S. in the next few months.
He’s scheduled to take the stage at Folkestone on June 29th, Oxford on July 1st and London on July 3rd for a few warm up gigs. Then he’ll come over here to the U.S. for spot dates in August in San Bernadino, California, followed by Chicago, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Camden and Boston.
The “Prince of Darkness” says the recent deaths of old school rockers around his age has prompted him to have a different outlook on life. He told Heraldsun.com.au:
“When you get to 60 you’re on the downward slide. I’m 61 now. In the past month so many guys I know have died. Ronnie James Dio died of cancer, a guy from Slipknot killed himself. You have to live for each minute. In my youth I’d wish my life away. I wish I could have them times back. But you can’t.”
He also spoke out against critics who say his wife Sharon Osbourne is pushing him to tour:
“Some people think Sharon pushes me to go on tour. My wife does not push me out on stage. If I really didn’t want to go out I’d say, `F**k you, I ain’t going,’ and I wouldn’t go.”