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Rolling Stones at the Stadium of Light ?

Sunderland football club have rebuffed claims that they turned down a Rolling Stones concert for the Stadium of Light.

In a statement from the club they say a third-party agent approached them, not the band.

And there was no offer, but a discussion around the possibility if certain dates would work.

You can read the full statement from a Sunderland AFC spokesperson below:

"SAFC was approached about the possibility of holding the concert however, the date proposed would not have allowed enough time to complete pitch renovations ahead of the 2018-19 season."
 
"Both parties explored earlier dates but were unfortunately unable to find a solution."

The Stadium of Light last held a concert in 2016 when Beyonce performed her Formation world tour.

Others who have performed at the Stadium of Light include Take That (twice), Oasis, Pink, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, One Direction and the Foo Fighters.