Watch: Ozzy Osbourne Performs at the US Festival in 1983


Ozzy Osbourne is getting set to release both a new album and a boxset of classics in the near future, and with all that naturally comes a celebration of his storied past. To that end, some footage of his performance at the US Festival in 1983, held at the Glen Helen Pavilion (now called the Glen Helen Amphitheater) in San Bernardino, CA, has come to light, and it’s quite a trip to watch.

The obvious allure is that holy shit Ozzy is so young! But so is Jake E. Lee, only 26 years old here… and come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve seen live footage of Lee-era Ozzy before. That hair! That outfit! That’s longtime Ozzy bassist Bob Daisley on the low-end and Tommy Aldridge on drums, and man, what a lineup of killer musicians. It’s fun to look back on shows like this, compare them to recent performances, and note that Ozzy hasn’t changed up his stage moves or between-song banter one bit — he’s just slower and older now (but still kicking, remarkably).

Take a look below. Ozzy has a slew of solo tour dates booked in North America and Europe next year, rescheduled after recent health issue. All dates posted underneath the videos with tickets available here.

North America with Megadeth:

May 27 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
May 29 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
May 31 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
June 2 Charlotte, NC PNC Pavilion
June 4 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Amphitheater
June 6 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
June 11 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
June 13 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 18 Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre
June 20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
June 22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
June 24 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
June 26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
June 28 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
July 1 Milwaukee, WI Amer. Family Ins. Amp–Summerfest
July 3 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
July 7 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
July 9 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
July 15 Portland, OR Moda Center
July 17 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
July 23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 25 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27 July Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
July 29 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 31 Las Vegas, CA MGM Grand Garden Arena

Europe and U.K. with Judas Priest:

October 23 Newcastle, Utilita Arena, UK
October 25 Glasgow, SSE Hydro, UK
October 28 London, The O2, UK
October 31 Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, UK
November 2 Manchester, Manchester Arena, UK
November 5 Dublin, 3Arena, Ireland
November 8 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena, UK
November 11 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle, Germany
November 13 Prague, O2 Arena, Czech Republic
November 16 Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria
November 19 Bologna, Unipol Arena, Italy
November 22 Madrid, WiZink Arena, Spain
November 24 Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland
November 26 Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany
November 28 Mannheim, SAP Arena, Germany
November 30 Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
December 3 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena, Germany
December 5 Stockholm, Friends Arena, Sweden
December 7 Helsinki, Hartwall Arena, Finland

[via Ghost Cult Mag]

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