It is not just since the Stadium of Light opened that big music names have played Sunderland.
Countless star performers have also appeared at the Empire Theatre and the now demolished Mecca Centre, in Newcastle Road, at its variously named Locarno Ballroom and Mayfair Suite.
On March 20, 1980, it was the turn of Elvis Costello and the Attractions to perform at the Mayfair Suite,
The band were one of the most popular acts in the country at the time on the back of 1979 number two single Oliver's Army and other major hits such as Accidents Will Happen and Watching the Detectives.
Were you there and, if so, what are your memories of the concert? Why not leave them below?
Here's the set list to inspire you:
I Stand Accused
Moods for Moderns
Watch Your Step
(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
Accidents Will Happen
Watching the Detectives
You Belong to Me
I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down
Pump It Up