Bon Jovi's Sunderland gig

Rockstar band Bon Jovi have announced they will perform at Sunderland's Stadium of Light as part of their world tour in 2013

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Council leader delighted with Bon Jovi concert date

"We're delighted that once again Sunderland will be playing host to a world class act.

"It builds upon tremendous success of the last four years of concerts at the Stadium of Light, which have brought hundreds of thousands of people and, millions of pounds, into our city and our economy.

"The fact that major bands and artists continue to choose Sunderland for their concerts is proof of our ability to host major events and will provide a fantastic boost for the city."

– Paul Watson, Sunderland City Council Leader

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Bon Jovi in Sunderland

“We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as a venue for a tour of this magnitude. Bon Jovi are one of the world’s top live bands so to have them perform at the Stadium of Light is absolutely fantastic and we can’t wait to welcome them to the city.

“The hard work and joined up approach of everyone involved in delivering these major events to the north east region has really paid off in recent years and Sunderland is now firmly cemented as one of the go-to venues for major world music tours.”

– Gary Hutchinson, Sunderland AFC's commercial director