The Manchester hit band James will give 30,000 fans a rocking rollercoaster ride when they play at Alton Towers.
The concert – on July 4 – will be the band’s only major appearance in Britain this year.
Seven-piece James, fronted by Tim Booth, played a low-key warm-up gig at Manchester Poly on Saturday night.
They have a new single, Born of Frustration, in the Top 20.
And they expect to see their new LP Seven go straight to Number One when it is released next Monday.
Record company Phonogram say it has already gone gold – sold 100,000 copies in advance.
Promoter Simon Moran said: “The band chose Alton Towers site very carefully. They missed out on their hometown on their last tour and they wanted somewhere with easy access from Greater Manchester. They wanted to give their fans the thrill of a lifetime. So the combination of the concert and Alton Towers’ white knuckle rides was perfect.”
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at £17.50. A £25 ticket will cover the concert and theme park rides.