April 6, 2012 11:22

The Futureheads to support Red Hot Chili Peppers at Sunderland stadium show

Both bands will play the Stadium of Light on June 24

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Futureheads

The Futureheads have been announced as support to Red Hot Chili Peppers at the US band's Sunderland Stadium of Light show on June 24.

The Futureheads have previously played the hometown stadium in 2005, before the final game of the 2004-2005 football season.

Of their return to the venue, Barry Hyde of the band 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."

Gary Hutchinson, Sunderland AFC commercial director, added: "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's new, acapella album 'Rant', is out now. As well as the Red Hot Chili Peppers show, The Futureheads will be staging their own food festival this summer. Speaking to NME Hyde revealed that the band will be staging the event to help celebrate the Olympics, adding that the band are also working with their local council to try and drive up attendance at local gigs.

He said: "We've got so many plans for this year. We're putting on our festival Split for the fourth time. We're doing a massive food event in Sunderland in June, which we'll be performing at. It's all to do with the Olympics. Our world is evolving in quite an unusual way. We're always working with Sunderland council to try and increase the number of people at gigs."

The band are currently touring the UK in support of 'Rant', their fifth album. The gigs run until April 13 when the band play Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music.

Meanwhile, Red Hot Chili Peppers play Knebworth on June 23 , Sunderland's Stadium Of Light on June 24 and Dublin's Croke Park on June 26.

To check the availability of Red Hot Chili Peppers tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Futureheads preview 'The Chaos' Live - NME Video Exclusive

More News
Justin Bieber facing new charges following arrest for dangerous driving and assault
Cypress Hill talk new album's 'pretty tripped-out' sound
New Order sign to Mute Records for new album
Run The Jewels reveal 'RTJ2' album tracklist and artwork
Faith No More readying first new album in 18 years
Arctic Monkeys, Twin Atlantic among AIM Awards winners
Chvrches announce Mansionair as next release on their Goodbye Records label
Project to combat sexual harassment at gigs launches UK-wide campaign
Billy Corgan says Smashing Pumpkins may split after forthcoming 2015 albums
Sleater-Kinney to release career-spanning vinyl boxset 'Start Together' in October
Fat White Family unveil new track 'I Am Mark E Smith' – listen
Royal Blood say they're 'still scratching our heads' over Number One album
Foals to return to Glastonbury to play Pilton Party bash
The Coral confirm details of 'lost' album 'The Curse Of Love'
Interpol admit they haven't been in contact with former bassist Carlos D since his departure
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway says 'now feels right' time to start recording new album
‘Baywatch’ theme tune singer Jimi Jamison dies, aged 63
Apple and FBI to investigate reports iCloud hack was behind nude photo leaks
Elbow announce London and Manchester ‘theatre’ shows for 2015
Kanye West previews new song 'Awesome' in 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'...
CeeLo Green deletes Twitter account following rape comments
Jessie Ware reveals new song 'Want Your Feeling' – listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today