SLIDESHOW: Bon Jovi on stage in the North East

US legends Bon Jovi rocked the Stadium of Light on Thursday night.

About 45,000 fans turned out to see the rock legends on the Sunderland leg of their Because We Can tour.

American rockers Bon Jovi at the Stadium of Light on Thrursday night.

American rockers Bon Jovi at the Stadium of Light on Thrursday night.