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Last Updated: Friday, 30 September 2005, 09:44 GMT 10:44 UK
Bon Jovi book new Wembley stadium
Bon Jovi singer Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi were the last musical act to play at the old stadium
Bon Jovi have become the first band to announce they will perform at the new Wembley Stadium in London when it opens after six years of rebuilding.

The US rockers will appear at the new venue on 11 June 2006, a month after it is due to open with the FA Cup Final.

Wembley said it was likely to be the first concert at the new stadium, but other acts were also being lined up.

Bon Jovi were the last musical act to play at the old stadium in 2000 before it was knocked down.

Singer Jon Bon Jovi said: "The band and I are looking forward to performing at the new Wembley and creating new memories with our fans. It's going to be an incredible night."

The band's latest album Have A Nice Day has just gone in at number two in both the UK and US albums charts.

As well as football, the old Wembley stadium became known for high-profile concerts including Live Aid, Queen, Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones.


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