A report has recommended Birmingham to hold an annual Black Sabbath day.

The recently reformed band who are one of the most influential groups of all time are to be honoured their city. This year sees a new album and world tour. Whilst guitar legend Tony Iommi battles cancer.

Black Sabbath in 1977 

The heavy metal group formed in Aston in 1969 ”“ and have reunited for a new album and tour which starts later this year and takes in a headline slot at the Download rock festival at Donington Park, Leicestershire.

Now their unique place in the city’s musical history could be celebrated with a day devoted to the band, if council officials follow the recommendation of a new report which urged the city to cash in on the renewed interest in the band.

The Destination Birmingham document said: “Black Sabbath’s reunion and their agreement to headline Download Festival in June is an opportunity we should not miss.

“Early discussions are taking place about how best the city should celebrate this and the council should be supporting any celebrations.”

Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne in 1997  

 

 
 
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