Thursday, February 7, 2019

Black Sabbath detail 50th anniversary exhibition coming to Birmingham

Black Sabbath are sharing more details about a 50th anniversary exhibition coming to their UK hometown of Birmingham this summer.

“Black Sabbath - 50 Years” will be hosted at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery between June 22 - September 18.

Presented by Home Of Metal – a local organization that celebrates music from Birmingham and the Black Country – the exhibition aims to explore how the music of four working-class lads captured the hearts and minds of fans globally while paying homage to the fan’s devotion and documenting that fifty-year relationship.

The exhibition celebrates Black Sabbath from the perspective of their fans, to show the impact and cultural legacy of the band as pioneers of Heavy Metal, and to celebrate this unique, significant part of British music heritage.

Memorabilia, collections and personal stories will demonstrate the extraordinary scale and diversity of Black Sabbath’s international fan-base together with a vast photography collection of over 3,000 portraits of fans from all corners of the globe.

Further pieces will also include iconic artifacts and treasured personal items on loan from the band members themselves.

“It’s an honor to be a part of the Home Of Metal,” says Ozzy Osbourne. “I am just a guy from Birmingham who’s been blessed to have had such dedicated fans throughout my career. Like I’ve always said ‘I am nothing without them.'”

"Fans are our lifeblood,” adds guitarist Tony Iommi, “they've always been there to support us."

"I've always maintained that Sabbath fans are the most loyal and honest and most independently minded of all,” proclaims bassist Geezer Butler. “I thank each and every one of them for their incredible support over the years.”

“You’re a Sabbath fan, and everything about you is beautiful and worthwhile,” states drummer Bill Ward. “I’m so grateful to have played for you, and met you in the heart and soul of each song. Stay safe, be good to yourselves, and rock forever and ever.”

Tickets for “Black Sabbath - 50 Years” will be released in mid-March and fans can pre-register for them now at

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