Muse is the first band to announce a gig at London's new Wembley Stadium since last year's aborted attempt to re-open the iconic venue led to shows by Bon Jovi, the Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams and Take That being re-located.

The gig, on June 16, 2007, will be Muse's first stadium show and comes on the back of worldwide success for the trio's latest album "Black Holes and Revelations" (Helium 3/Warner Bros). Tickets go on sale Dec. 9 at 9am GMT.

The band is currently on a sold-out, 39-date arena tour across the United Kingdom and Europe, playing to an average of 12,000 fans per night. That itinerary included three nights at the nearby Wembley Arena, and the band also headlined this year's Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals. The exact capacity for concerts at Wembley has yet to be finalised, but will be in the region of 75,000 people.

Speaking pitchside in the new stadium -- which will primarily be used for sporting events, including international matches for the English national soccer team -- Muse drummer Dominic Howard admitted to Billboard.biz the gig was "a huge step up" for the band.

"It's something we've dreamed of in the past," he said, "and now definitely seems the right time to do it. It's going to be amazing, overwhelming."

Singer Matt Bellamy jokingly promised "flashing screens, a helicopter balloon drop and maybe a spaceship" for the show and said the band hoped the concert would have the feel of a mini-festival.

"We'll definitely have three other bands [on the bill] and hopefully some of those bands will be pretty well known, and we'll try and make a real summer event out of it," he said.

Muse is also planning two other European stadium shows around the same time, with details due to be announced soon.

The original Wembley Stadium played host to dozens of legendary concerts, including the original Live Aid in 1985. Since closing in 2000, its rebuilding process has been hit by huge construction delays. Bon Jovi -- who played the last concert at the old Wembley in 2000 -- had been due to play the first gig at the new stadium on June 10 this year, but had to move the show to Milton Keynes Bowl.

Wembley Stadium's chief executive, Michael Cunnah, told Billboard.biz there is likely to be one big music event before the Muse concert, and said he was in negotiations with a number of promoters about booking further shows, with details to be announced shortly.

"Frankly, there's no shortage of bands or artists who can full this stadium," he said. "People tend to think that they're all old, wrinkly rock acts and they're dying off but people like Muse show that there are new bands coming through who can really cope with a stadium like this."

Simon Moran, managing director of SJM Concerts, who are co-promoting the show with Live Nation, welcomed the return of Wembley as a London stadium venue, saying: "It's great. It would have been good last year when we had two Take That concerts cancelled but it's a fabulous stadium and I think it will be the prime venue for UK live music."