04 December 2006
Muse are set to join the top echelons of rock royalty, with the announcement that they will be playing a one-off gig at the
new Wembley Stadium on 16 June next summer...
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 Stones, The
Who and Guns'N'Roses, who all performed at the historic stadium before it was demolished
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.
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.
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."
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.