The official Black Sabbath facebook page says: "Black Sabbath to play Download Festival warm-up show in Birmingham.Black Sabbath to play Download Festival warm-up show in Birmingham."
The show will take place on Saturday May 19 at the Birmingham O2 Arena.
The Birmingham warm-up is their first hometown appearance in 13 years. Tickets go on sale this Friday (May 4). Bill Ward is not (yet) confirmed for the gig.
Read the official press release below:
BLACK SABBATH ANNOUNCE AN INTIMATE HOMECOMING SHOW AT O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM ON 19TH MAY
Black Sabbath will headline the legendary Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago this August before returning to the studio to finish recording their long-awaited studio album.
Alson read the Black Sabbath Online update.