Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Black Sabbath Day supported by Birmingham Culture Chief

A proposed Black Sabbath Day in the band’s hometown of Birmingham is getting support from the city’s Culture Chief.

The Birmingham Mail reports Council cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture Martin Mullaney has backed a series of recommendations in the Destination Birmingham report on the city’s music industry and heritage published earlier this week.

The day would celebrate the rockers’ reunion this summer, despite the withdrawal last week of original drummer Bill Ward.

“I am fully behind a celebration for Black Sabbath and we will be talking about that,” said the Councilor.

“There is no doubt that music can play a huge part in attracting people to Birmingham and creating a buzz,” he continued. “After the Manchester scene of the late 1980s around bands like the Happy Mondays, New Order and The Smiths, applications to universities there went through the roof. There is a tangible economic benefit from music.”

The Destination Birmingham report is being presented to the City Council today (Tuesday).

Read more at the Birmingham Mail here.

Sabbath are currently working with producer Rick Rubin on a new album, and have a world tour scheduled to start May 18 in Moscow.

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