Bon Jovi will play at the Sunderland Stadium of Light in summer 2013.
The band will be touring stadiums across the world as part of their Bon Jovi: Because We Can - The Tour
The band last performed in the North East in 1993 - leaving a 20 year gap between that and their appearance on June 13 next year.
Tickets for the show go on sale at 9am on Friday November 2.
Ticket prices for the show will start at £12.50.
UK Tour promoter Rob Hallett, of AEG LIVe, said: "The band insisted on ticket prices for the Because We Can Tour that enabled all to attend.
"Ordinary fans have been priced out of live music in recent years and we hope this goes some way toward redressing the balance. After all, rock n roll always was and always should be the music of the people. And that means everyone."
The latest tour will kick off in North America in February before travelling through Europe, the Far East, Africa, Latin America and Australia.
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