Pop star Rihanna to Light up Stadium

Rihanna performs at the Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 at Hyde Park in London.

Rihanna performs at the Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 at Hyde Park in London.

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SUNDERLAND is set to welcome one of the world’s biggest music acts as pop sensation Rihanna has confirmed she will perform at the Stadium of Light in the summer of 2013 as part of her global tour.

The star’s huge worldwide Diamonds Tour will kick-off in North America before heading to Europe, stopping off in Wearside on Thursday, June 20, where the spectacular show will cap off the club’s summer music calendar.

Tickets for the show will go on sale from 9am on Tuesday, November 20, and demand is expected to be exceptionally high.

The 24-year old, who has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, burst onto the music scene in 2005 and has just released her seventh album, titled Unapologetic.

Sunderland AFC commercial director Gary Hutchinson said: “Rihanna is one of the most popular artists in the world at the moment so to be able to welcome her to the Sunderland is simply fantastic.

“We are expecting to see phenomenal demand for this show, given the artists global popularity and this could be set to be the biggest show we have ever staged here.

“It’s another great coup for the city, helping to seal our reputation as one of the biggest and best venues for live music in the country.”

The support act for the Stadium of Light show will be dance music sensation David Guetta.

Tickets are available from 0844 8440444 or online from www.livenation.co.uk

A limited number of general admission tickets are available from the SoL ticket office, priced at £50.

A small number of golden circle tickets priced at £60 are also available

The maximum number of tickets per person is eight and a booking fee of £4.75 per ticket will be charged on all credit/debit card transactions.

There is no booking fee for cash sales.

Purchasers will be issued with a voucher not a ticket.

This voucher can be redeemed for an actual concert ticket nearer the time of the show.

For more information on tickets and concert hospitality visit www.safcconcerts.com