Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Black Sabbath Day in Birmingham proposed

Black Sabbath Day in Birmingham?

It could happen, according to a report in the Birmingham Post.

Local city council is reviewing a document entitled Destination Birmingham, written by Councilor Philip Parkin.

The proposal suggests the city could raise its profile by associating itself with the metal legends, while recognizing their hometown and contributions to the music world.

“The report is saying that Black Sabbath reforming is significant, Black Sabbath are huge and metal is huge,” said Parkin. “Given this, it is us saying to the council that we need to celebrate the fact these people come from Birmingham and there could be various ways we could do it.”

“We could hold a civic event and potentially invite the band along to say thank you from Birmingham for the contribution they’ve made to music in our city,”
Parkin continued. “An event like this could show people that it is possible, Black Sabbath show that it is possible.”

“This report is about what’s happening today and in the future, not just in the past. The music scene is really bubbling along in Birmingham at the moment. It’s an interesting time for new bands and we want the council to support that.”

Black Sabbath’s reunion and their agreement to headline Download Festival in June is an opportunity we should not miss,” says the report.

The four-piece revealed last week they were planning to finish writing their new album back in Birmingham, while guitarist Tony Iommi is also battling cancer.

The reunited Sabbath are recording their first album in 34 years with producer Rick Rubin and are heading out on a world tour later this year.

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