The rumours began when a T-shirt design, reported to have been on sale at a Green Day show in Japan, surfaced online listing London and Reading dates.
The band subsequently announced a gig at London's Shepherds Bush Empire, increasing the legitimacy of the T-shirt images.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has since posted a picture on Instagram with the caption: "Hello England! What rhymes with shredding ??!!"
The band's new trio of albums ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! will be released on September 25, November 13 and January 15, 2013 respectively.
Armstrong recently insisted that the records are not politically-charged.
Watch Green Day's video for 'Oh Love' below: