"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."
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