BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will join rock journalist Phil Alexander for an evening in conversation at the official launch of the band's exhibition in Birmingham, England later this month.
Home Of Metal's "Black Sabbath - 50 Years" exhibition will open on Wednesday, June 26 at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Attendees who purchase a "gold ticket" will be able to watch Iommi and Butler talk to Alexander about the exhibition.
Only 100 tickets are available at a cost of £100 (plus booking fee). Each ticket comes with a "goodie bag" that includes an exhibition poster signed by Tony and Geezer, access to a private late night viewing of the exhibition and a complimentary drink.
"Black Sabbath - 50 Years", a major exhibition celebrating the band, its legacy, and the fans, will run from June 26 to September 29.
A blockbuster exhibition devoted to the music that was born in and around Birmingham, music that turned up the volume, down-tuned the guitars, and introduced a whole new meaning to the word "heavy," "Black Sabbath - 50 Years" is an exhibition by Capsule, presented in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust.
The exhibition celebrates BLACK SABBATH from the perspective of its 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.
From the humble beginnings of 1960s Aston, Birmingham, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward created BLACK SABBATH, in turn forging a new sound, a new aesthetic, and a new musical culture — heavy metal. They've sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, ranked by MTV as the "Greatest Metal Band" of all time and listed by Rolling Stone magazine in its "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time." This year, BLACK SABBATH received a Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Grammys.
This immersive exhibition will feature historical photos, ephemera, and memorabilia sourced directly from all of the original BLACK SABBATH members. It includes personal stories that 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.
"It's an honor to be a part of the Home Of Metal," said Ozzy. "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."
"I've always maintained that SABBATH fans are the most loyal and honest and most independently minded of all," said Geezer. "I thank each and every one of them for their incredible support over the years."