Grammy Award-winning rock band, Foo Fighters will kick off the UK leg of their Sonic Highways European tour at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light next year.
Led by charismatic frontman Dave Grohl, the band will wow Wearside on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25 in the first concert to be confirmed in Sunderland’s 2015 summer music calendar, and only one of four UK gigs they’ve announced.
The tour has been scheduled to coincide with the band’s landmark 20th anniversary.
Having previously welcomed some of the rock world’s biggest acts, such as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Kings of Leon, the city 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.
“Sunderland has truly cemented its credentials as one of the top venues in the UK for major global music acts.”
The tour announcement comes with the arrival 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.
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.