Rocker Ozzy Osbourne is preparing to tour Canada from Sunday (01JUN03) - despite the fear of SARS keeping other stars away.

The tour starts in the west coast city of Vancouver, reaching Toronto - the major source of SARS concern - on 11 June (03).

The tour will be Ozzy's first with new bass player Jason Newsted, who will pull double duty with his 'other' band, Canada's Voivod.

The tour ends on 16 June (03) in Quebec City, after which Osbourne will take a few weeks off before his Ozzfest kicks off in San Antonio, Texas on 28 June (03).

30/05/2003 09:05