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12 November 2014, 22:27
Sunderland's Stadium of Light is set to be wowed by Grammy Award-winning rock band Foo Fighters next summer.
Led by charismatic frontman Dave Grohl, the band will kick off the UK leg of their 'Sonic Highways' European tour on Wearside in May of next year - in what will be the iconic band's only stadium venue between London and Edinburgh.
The first concert to be confirmed in Sunderland's 2015 summer music calendar will see Foo Fighters take to the Wearside stage for what will be the first night of the UK leg of their tour, on Monday 25 May, 2015 (Bank Holiday), the year of the band's 20th anniversary.
Having previously welcomed some of the rock world's biggest acts, such as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Kings of Leon, Sunderland is now gearing up for what will be another epic stadium show.
SAFC's commercial director, Gary Hutchinson, said:
"This is a major coup for the Stadium of Light and the North East region and we are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming one of the world's best live bands to Wearside. The dynamics of the Stadium of Light provide the perfect venue for rock shows of this magnitude and to host the opening night of Foo Fighter's UK tour is another fantastic first for us.
As the band's only stadium venue between London and Edinburgh, Sunderland has truly cemented its credentials as one of the top venues in the UK for major global music acts."
The tour announcement coincides with the release of the band's eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, which was released this week to critical acclaim. The album rocketed to the top of the iTunes chart on release, highlighting the band's enduring popularity.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 21st November from the Stadium of Light and ticket agents.
Stadium of Light sales information:
The Stadium of Light will offer General Admission (standing/Tier 1 unreserved seating) tickets only, priced at £55. All sales are subject to a £4 booking fee per ticket (unless payment is made in cash). Tickets cannot be purchased from SAFC by telephone or online, tickets are available from the stadium's box office to in-person purchasers only.
General admission tickets (standing/Tier 1 unreserved seating) are priced at £55. Tier 2 reserved seats, £67.50 and Tier 3 reserved seats (Premier Concourse, no access to main stadium bowl) £55. All tickets are subject to a booking fee.
Wheelchair and special needs patrons:
Tickets for wheelchair and special needs patrons are available by telephone from See Tickets, tel. 0871 230 3453
(calls cost 10p per min plus standard network charges).
Young people aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18 and no unaccompanied youngsters aged 14 or under will be permitted entry to the venue.
There is a limit of six tickets per purchaser in place.
Foo Fighter's 2015 tour dates.
Mon 25 May, Sunderland Stadium of Light
Wed 27 May, Manchester Emirates Cricket Ground
Fri 19 & Sat 20 June 2015, London Wembley Stadium
Tues 23 June 2015, Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium