Futureheads to Support Red Hot Chili Peppers in Front of Home Crowd

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Young Academic can this morning reveal that Sunderland four-piece The Futureheads will play what could turn out to be the gig of their lives in front of their local fans. The cult indie outfit have confirmed this huge hometown date in support of one the undoubted rock bands of the last few decades. 

The concert will take place at the impressive Stadium of Light Stadium in Sunderland on Sunday 24th June and tickets are on sale now, simply head over to www.kililive.com for more information.

The four-piece guitar band are also fanatic Sunderland fans and have a long association with the football club, which will make the event all the sweeter. The band have previously graced the Stadium of Light in May 2005, performing a live set prior to the final game of the 2004-05 season, as the Black Cats lifted The Championship trophy but this is likely the pale in significance compared to this leg of RHCP’s huge UK tour.

Their 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 instantly recognisable amongst the club’s loyal following. Although The Futurehead’s recently released album ‘Rant’ sported an acapella sound, this summer show will be a full band electric set.

The group met at City of Sunderland College, playing their first gigat Ashbrooke Cricket and Rugby Club in December 2000. They also performed at BBC Radio One’s One Big Weekend, which was held in Sunderland in May 2005.

Singer and band founder Barry Hyde said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to be supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Stadium of Light. The Stadium is an icon of the city and playing there will be a thrill and a joy.”

SAFC commercial director Gary Hutchinson said: “This is the first time a local band has played a part in the concerts at the Stadium. To have The Futureheads supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers is fantastic news for Sunderland and is testament to the strength of our regional music scene. 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.”

Ticket details – on sale now
Standard tickets are £45 (Sunderland).
Tickets are available from 0844 871 8803, 0871 989 1601, KILILIVE.COM or SEETICKETS
SUNDERLAND: 0871 911 1555 | WWW.SAFCCONCERTS.COM | [email protected]

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