Futureheads to rock the SoL

by Stuart Vose

Local favourites to support Bon Jovi.

Sunderland’s most popular band, The Futureheads, are returning home to Wearside this summer, in a supporting role for American rock giants Bon Jovi at the Stadium of Light.

The four-piece guitar band, who’s Sunderland allegiances are well documented, have a long association with the football club, having previously graced the Stadium of Light pitch in May 2005 and again last summer when they supported Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The band’s top 20 single ‘Beginning of the Twist’ is blasted out before every home game as Sunderland’s players walk out onto the pitch and is now instantly recognisable amongst the club’s loyal following.

Guitarist and staunch Sunderland fan, Ross Millard, said: We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting Bon Jovi at the Stadium of Light.

The stadium is now firmly established as a major music venue and to playing there again, in front of a passionate North East audience, is a huge honour for us as a band.

SAFC commercial director Gary Hutchinson added: “It’s great that The Futureheads will once again be performing at the Stadium of Light. They are one of the region’s most popular bands and were fantastic when they performed here last year.

“The band are great friends of the football club and have a real connection with us, which I’m sure will make their performance here at the Stadium of Light all the more special for everyone.”


Fans can win the chance to watch the show from one of the best vantage points in the house - the Diamond Circle - with the special Bon Jovi Lucky Dip ticket, available only through See Tickets – www.aeglive.seetickets.com. Anyone buying a £45* Lucky Dip ticket could end up with a £45 seat, a £85 seat, a standing ticket, free flow seated areas on the floor or a Gold Circle ticket!  A very select few even have a chance of getting a Diamond Circle ticket.

Tickets and hospitality packages are still on sale ahead of the concert. Fans can get tickets via www.aeglive.co.uk and hospitality is available by calling 0871 911 1555.

*Standard booking fee applies