Black Sabbath is being honored in their hometown of Birmingham in the best way. The Birmingham Royal Ballet has created a performance totally based on the legendary band’s music. It will include classic songs including “Paranoid”, “Ironman”, “War Pigs”, and more, along with new music. According to the BBC, guitarist Tony Iommi said, “Black Sabbath have always been innovators and never been predictable, and it doesn’t come any more unpredictable than this! I’d never imagined pairing Black Sabbath with Ballet but it’s got a nice ring to it! I’ve met with Carlos several times and his enthusiasm is infectious. I performed alongside some of the dancers at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony and they had an incredible energy, so I’m happy to go along for the ride with them and see you on the other side!”
We have to admit, this wasn’t what we thought would be next for Black Sabbath but we’re excited to see it all come together. The show will premiere in Birmingham in September and then head to London and Plymouth later in the year!