Bruce Springsteen for 2012 UK stadium shows
He'll play Sunderland and Manchester in June
He willll headline the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on 21 June and Ethiad Stadium in Manchester on 22 June.
Support acts for both shows are expected to be confirmed at a later date.
Performing with the E-Street Band, the man known as The Boss will also play the Isle of Wight Festival 2012 as well as Hard Rock Calling 2012.
Further European dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks as Springsteen tours to support his new album, which at the moment is untitled.
Other big stadium tours for 2012 include Coldplay, who will play at five venues, Red Hot Chili Peppers, who have named two dates and a recently reformed Stone Roses.
Hard Rock Calling 2012 will return to Hyde Park in London from 13-15 July, having moved dates from the end of June, while the Isle of Wight Festival 2012 will take place at Seaclose Park in Newport on the Isle of Wight having changed dates to 22-24 June.