Muse to play Wembley Stadium

| 04 December 2006

The band revealed details of what will be their biggest ever gig at a specially assembled press conference this morning, after flying into London fresh from their tour of Italy.

Frontman Matt Bellamy told journalists: "It feels right for us to play this venue. We're ready for this kind of thing."

Muse are the first band to officially announce they will be playing the brand new 90,000-capacity stadium.

They willl join the likes of Queen, The Rolling StonesThe Who and Guns'N'Roses, who all performed at the historic stadium before it was demolished and rebuilt.

Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams and The Rolling Stones were all scheduled to play Wembley last June, but the concerts were relocated due to construction delays. 

Wembley Stadium's Chief Executive, Michael Cunnah, said: "Wembley Stadium is a world-class music and sporting venue and we are thrilled that top British rock band Muse is going to be one of the first music acts to play here next June. The stadium is looking magnificent and with good progress being made on site we are aiming to open as early as possible in 2007.

"We are currently in discussions with a number of event owners and promoters and the interest in the new Stadium as London's newest and greatest venue is fantastic. There are likely to be further events announced over the next few months."

Tickets for the Muse show go on sale at 9am on 9 December and will be available here on VF.
The announcement follows an incredible year for Muse which has seen them release the number one album ‘Black Holes And Revelations’, headline the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals, sell out their UK arena tour and enjoy their biggest ever selling hit singles.

The band also won Best Headliner and Best Rock Act at the UK Festival Awards 2006.

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