Rihanna, one of the biggest music acts in the world, has confirmed that she will perform at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland next summer.
The star's Diamonds Tour is set to stop off in Wearside on Thursday June 20th 2013 as part of her biggest ever tour.
Along with Rihanna coming to the North East, dance music sensation David Guetta will be supporting her on the tour.
Tickets for the show will go on sale from 9 am on Tuesday November 20th and demand is expected to be exceptionally high.
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