BLACK SABBATH To Play at Birmingham 02 Academy
Black Sabbath have announced that they will play the Birmingham O2 Academy on May 19th.
The low-key date is the band’s third confirmed appearance after they replaced their planned world tour with an Ozzy Osbourne & Friends billing, following guitarist Tony Iommi’s diagnosis of cancer. He’s completed chemotherapy and continues to recuperate.
The band will appear at this year’s Download Festival at Donington, UK, in June and at Lollapalooza, Chicago, US, in August.
The Birmingham warm-up is their first hometown appearance in 13 years. Tickets go on sale on this Friday, May 4th.
Black Sabbath are currently working on their first studio album in 33 years with producer Rick Rubin.