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Kings of Leon to play in St James' Park

Coming to the North East: American rock stars Kings of Leon. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
It is the first major gig at St James' Park since Rod Stewart in 2007. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Kings of Leon will play at St James' Park next year.

Originally from Tennesee, the American rock stars will be in Newcastle on 31st May 2014.

It is the first in a series of similar events that Newcastle United are hoping to stage.

The last major gig at the stadium featured Rod Stewart in 2007.

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