Black Sabbath is going home. The heavy metal gods are streaming a preview of a 50th-anniversary exhibition that will be coming to their hometown of Birmingham U.K. during this summer. The exhibition is called: “Black Sabbath – 50 Years,” and will be held at Birmingham’s Museum & Art Gallery from June 22nd till September 29th this year.
The exhibition is the brainchild of Home Of Metal – a local organization that celebrates music from Birmingham and the Black Country and is based around how the music of four Birmingham boys caught the attention of fans globally, as well as paying homage to their devoted fans and documenting that fifty-year relationship.
Ozzy said of the exhibition: “I don’t get the chance to go and see Birmingham very often,” adding: “but I’ve never tried to hide my accent and I’ve never denied that I’m from Birmingham. I’m absolutely so proud with what I’ve done with my life – it’s unbelievable. Just hold on to your dreams, because you know what? Every once in a while they come true.”
Bassist Geezer Butler said: “I’ve always maintained that Sabbath fans are the most loyal and honest and most independently minded of all,” adding: “I thank each and every one of them for their incredible support over the years.”
The use of Memorabilia and personal stories will be explored throughout the exhibit, it aims to demonstrate the extraordinary scale and diversity of Black Sabbath’s international fan-base. When you add a vast photographic collection of over 3,000 portraits of fans throughout the world, this looks like an exhibit that is not to be missed.