Stadium of Light hints that Elton John could perform in 2022

The Stadium of Light have hinted at who will perform when gigs return in 2022.

By Katy Wheeler
Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 9:41 am

Earlier this month it was revealed that stadium bosses were in talks with promoters to stage a concert, the first at the home of the Black Cats since the Spice Girls in 2019.

Now, the Stadium of Light Twitter account has tweeted about gigs returning with an image which features an Elton John logo on the pitch as well as a date of June 19, 2022.

After the date, the tweet reads: “live music is returning to the North East next summer. Don’t miss a beat by signing up to our exclusive mailing list.”

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Eagle-eyed fans have already spotted the distinctive E with a star logo and have started speculating on the Rocket Man performing at the stadium.

Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is set to be his final ever tour, taking fans on a visual journey through his 50-year career.

Global superstar Sir Elton has had hit after hit over the years, including Rocket Man, I’m Still Standing, Candle In The Wind, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Can You Feel The Love Tonight and many more.

His colourful life story was brought to the small screen in 2019 in the hit film Rocketman starring Taron Egerton.

Elton John's logo on the pitch was tweeted from the stadium account

Over the years, the club has worked with the country’s biggest promoters to bring global stars to the home of the Black Cats, including Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Rihanna and more, with a total of 20 concerts staged over 10 years.

The stadium gigs are a huge boost to the city, attracting national media attention, and bringing in an estimated £3.5million in visitor spending to the local economy.

“With new hotels and restaurants opening we already have a lot to celebrate,” she said, “and this couldn’t come at a better time.

Elton John

“The Stadium attracts big name stars and that will bring visitors back to the area and give a massive and much needed boost to the local economy.”

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Rihanna performed at Stadium of Light 2016