A major exhibition dedicated to Black Sabbath, their legacy and their fans, is to open later this year in their home town of Birmingham.
It has been brought together by Home Of Metal in conjunction with Birmingham’s Museums Trust and has been organised in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary.
The exhibition will run from 22 June until 29 September at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and is designed to “capture 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.”
Fans will be able to see memorabilia related to the rock icons, personal items donated by the band and a massive collection of more than 3000 portraits of fans from all over the world.
Ozzy Osbourne says: “It’s an honour to be a part of the Home Of Metal. 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.”
Tony Iommi adds: “Fans are our lifeblood – they’ve always been there to support us,” while Geezer Butler says: “I’ve always maintained that Sabbath fans are the most loyal and honest and most independently minded of all. I thank each and every one of them for their incredible support over the years.”
Tickets for Home of Metal: Black Sabbath – 50 Years will be going on sale from mid-March from the company’s official website.
In addition to the Sabbath exhibition, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, The New Art Gallery Walsall, MAC (Midlands Art Centre) Eastside Projects, and Centrala will also run events from May until September celebrating the history, art and culture of heavy metal.
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