Red Hot Chili Peppers fans snap up Sunderland tickets

First to buy their tickets for next year's Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Stadium of Light were l-r  Shannon Walton, Michael Booth, Melissa Sirmond and John Paul Devlin.
First to buy their tickets for next year's Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Stadium of Light were l-r Shannon Walton, Michael Booth, Melissa Sirmond and John Paul Devlin.
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THESE rock fans were among the first to get their mitts on hot tickets for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Music lovers queued throughout the night on Thursday to ensure their place at the rock legends’ gig at the Stadium of Light on June 24.

On Tuesday, the Echo revealed that the city was chosen to stage one of only two UK dates the band will play next year due to its success with concerts by big names including Take That, Kings of Leon and Oasis.

Up to 56,000 fans from across Britain are expected to attend the show, which will plough millions of pounds into the city’s economy.

Tickets, priced £45, are available at the Stadium of Light box office and online at kililive.com/rhcp, seetickets.com and ticketmaster.com.