Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi rocks up to Birmingham for Blue Man Group show

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Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi rocked up for the final performance of the Blue Man Group at Birmingham's Symphony Hall.

Tony Iommi with the Blue Man Group. Photo from:

After the performance, the Black Sabbath star tweeted “Wow!!! I’ve never seen anything like it…”

World-renowned art company Blue Man Group came to Birmingham in a UK-exclusive set of dates.

Their Midland shows were the only UK dates on their world tour - and was the first time the group had performed in the country since 2009.

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Town Hall and Symphony Hall (THSH) is currently working with the first-ever recipient of BIMM’s Tony Iommi Scholarship.

First year degree student, James Attwood is THSH’s Project SoundLounge Fellow and will lead a team of young people to program, produce and market their very own music festival in 2018.


Tony Iommi with the Blue Man Group. Photo from:

Last year, the young guitarist, who’s studying a BA Hons in Professional Musicianship, received a £20,250 award from the Handsworth star

To find out more about Project SoundLounge, visit

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